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Stephanie Ying Hawthorne



I adore the night time; when the rest of the world is asleep, I chat with the moon. Blogging about life and its lessons, with an occasional glimpse of things I love. ❀

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Home is where I make it. Uprooted from a town where the roots ran deep to a city with somewhat familiar grounds. Someday was my piggy bank of all my wishes, aspirations, and determination. I mustered up enough courage and strength to finally create a new path.

I still stay up, pondering how I’ve gotten to where I am today. I still find myself wanting to probe at things that no longer matter, just for some soul searching, but I keep running myself in circles until I’m dizzy with exhaustion. I’m excited about the potential I have and the possibilities that I can choose from, but only if I recognize it within myself first.

My home is a place where the love flourishes without any strings attached; I am drenched in the overflowing support encompassed in this love.

Home is a multitude of places and abstracts. I hope this blog represents that well enough.


15 comments on “Home

  1. Hi Stephanie,

    Love this! My husband and I recently bought our first house so we are re-discovering what “home” means to us.

    I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award! I hope you enjoy!


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    1. Hello Hayley!

      Thank you so much, I hope you and your husband discover what “home” means as you build the rest of your lives together!

      Thank you again, that is super kind of you! 🙂

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      1. Thank you! 🙂 And you are very welcome!

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  2. wchimesjim says:

    We are not far from you, in North Georgia and the Smoky Mountains is one of my favorite places ( off season ) 🙂


    1. What a small world, how beautiful of a place it is! I’ve been to smaller parts of Georgia, it’s refreshing sometimes to be on a farm away from the city!


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    1. That’s so kind to say, thank you so much! It really means a lot to me to read your comment. Thank you for stopping by to read! 🙂


  4. Keep up this effort ❤

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    1. Absolutely, thank you! ❤

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    1. Hi, Aly!

      Thank you for stopping by and reading some of my posts. I’m sorry I haven’t gotten back to you until now. Your comment was sent to my spam folder. I am flattered at your offer to promote my site on your blog! I am interested in being included as a resource. If there is anything you would like me to do or if there are more details to know, I would love further information to be more engaged with you.



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  7. Adorned Heart says:

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    1. Stephanie says:

      Thank you so much!


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