My name is Danielle. I was born on August 5th in Southern California to my amazing parents Jo and Paul Rowzee. I am the oldest of three children and one of my favorite roles in life is being a big “sissy” to my two younger brother Jacob and Joshua. We are a very close family and see each other multiple times a week (in fact, I work my day job with both my Mother and baby brother Josh!) I also have a cousin turned honorary sister, Nicole. Family is a very important pillar in my life and everything we do is geared around that principle. In fact, the title for my blog “Beyond Beyond” came from my Papa Tom (moms dad). As a young girl, my Papa would tell us stories that always began with the two words… “Beyond Beyond”. All of my siblings and cousins could recount the stories told as a part of his Beyond Beyond Saga, all of them took us on an adventure and made us dream!
Just about twenty years ago, as a young freshman in high school, I meet my now husband Justin in Spanish class. Even tho we weren’t “high school sweethearts” we were friends in high school and a relationship developed when we were in our twenties. Engaged in Disneyland (one of my favorite places on earth) in 2010 and married in Cancun, Mexico in 2011, our destination wedding was one for the books! I am so blessed to call him my husband and the addition of his amazing family to my life is a gift from God. My husband and I share the many hobbies but one of our very favorites is a love of FOOD! We love to find new restaurants, try new dishes and above all cook at home (especially our Sunday dinners with our very large and growing families). When we aren’t watching Food Network or cooking ourselves, he is a very hard working entrepreneur. He owns a couple of companies and as a major bonus to his entire family, he is incredible handy! He used to build custom hot rod cars as a automotive fabricator, so he can work on/build practically anything! Many of the furniture pieces in our home have been built by my handsome better half 🙂
My faith in the Lord is also a very important pillar in my life. The way that I choose to live my life and the things that I look to get out of life are all centered around my belief in Jesus. He is my savior and I pray daily that I am able to live the life that I was created for. My soul purpose in putting my experiences and advice on this blog is to help others and the create a place where women (and men) can find a positive place to look!
I have to stay that the title Mommy makes me the happiest. I am so incredibly blessed to call three incredible beautiful and unique souls, my babies! All three of my children have changed my life in a very unique situation and have helped shape me into the person that I am today. My sweet, sassy and strong oldest daughter Isabella Marie (we call her Bella) made me a mommy 13 years ago. As a younger mother, we have in some ways grown up together! I am so proud of the skills she posses in life, her incredible giving heart and spunky vest for life. She is definitely a mini me and a total little Mommy herself. My little monkey in the middle, Novella Jo, is a very creative and free spirited little girl. She cares very little about what people think and makes me smile daily with her silly stories and dance moves (she wants to be on Dancing with Stars Jr). Her sweet little freckles and live in the moment attitude has taught me so much in her short 6 years of life. Now on to the boy that steals my heart daily (and also may be shaving years off of my life) my very independent, energetic, slightly wild and crazy son Deacon Michael. To say that this little boy has changed our life is an understatement. My husband and I though we had this whole parenting thing down… then we had our first son Deacon (or D Man as we sometimes call him). He is always in to something, on top of something or jumping off/down something. He is typically into trouble, speaking VERY LOUD (and typically with hand gestures like his New York Italian relatives) and amongst all of the craziness he is a total mama’s boy! He give me the best kisses and wants to “show you” the world through his eyes and experiences.
Another thing about myself, that I am sure you can gather from my blog posts and my social media feeds… I love to shop! There is something about finding the latest and greatest things and sharing it with all your girlfriends! I am a sucker for a good deal and I love trying out new trends for myself (and my cute little kiddos and handsome husband.. although he is pretty much set having white v-necks for his full wardrobe). Finding a new boutique, flower shop or new brand at Nordstrom makes for a blog worthy post.
I live my life for Faith and Family and love to share my experiences and advice with my readers. If I help even one person, I have done all this work for something incredible!