about me

Welcome! My name is Angela and I am a 39 year old military wife and mama of one, currently living in south Georgia. I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. I have had 16 home addresses within 7 states and 2 countries. I was an elementary school teacher for many years, an Instructional Technology Specialist at a university for two years, and was even an award-winning photographer and studio manager at a photo studio chain for a while. Despite all of that, I still don’t know what I my purpose or direction in life is or where I belong. I feel like I’m a perpetual wanderer who simply takes advantage of opportunities as they come along. It makes life an adventure every day. This blog is a lifestyle blog that features topics such as travel, photography, running, hiking, crafting, sewing, gardening, health and exercise, clean eating, and parenting.

This blog is a transfer and continuation of my original blog, www.johnnieandangela.blogspot.com, which I started in 2011 to allow our family and friends to follow our life while we were stationed in South Korea for a year. It developed into a photo travel blog as I explored that country and traveled to others. The following year, we moved to Hawaii and had a baby. The blog transformed into a record of my pregnancy and then became our daughter’s baby book. Hawaii took a big toll on our health and housing was challenging. We moved to south Georgia in 2015 and I took time off from blogging to recover and heal my body and mind. Our housing issues and health issues in Hawaii have permanently transformed many things about our life. I’m not quite the same person I was when I started the blog, but I like to think that it’s all part of a greater plan.

Now that our health is under control and life has settled into a good routine, I’m back to blogging and will soon be opening an Etsy shop, also named A Lot & A Couple.

What does a “A Lot and A Couple” mean?

This blog and the Etsy shop are named “A Lot & A Couple” because of our daughter. When she was 2.5 years old and we would say to her, “I love you a lot,” she started replying “I love you a lot… and a couple.” It became her thing and she still says it. The name is not limiting which will allow me to take the blog and the shop in whatever direction I feel they are meant to go.

Thank you for joining me!