Hello, I’m Bree!

I’m a 40-year-old die-hard lover.

I learned early in life that you don’t make your current partner pay for your ex’s sins.

And I’ve gone into relationships with that mindset.

Yes, I have had my heart broken so many times, but that hasn’t stopped me from putting myself out there to find love.

I’m married to a man five years younger than me. We’ve been together for ten years and married for eight.

Our marriage isn’t perfect, and it is not the norm. Because “it is not the way it is supposed to be.”

But we are happy we’re in it together.

My Favorite Quote!

“Each sunrise brings a new day filled with new hopes for a new beginning.”

Debasish Mridha

How I got Here

How this all began!

My husband and I did not start our marriage by the books. And that’s okay.

To some people, we put the cart before the horse.

Let me give you a somewhat clear picture of how we started.

We were good friends for years. Everybody was okay with that.

Then after college, we started dating; everyone started poking their noses in our business.

Then I got pregnant. Hmm, taboo!

“It is not the way you’re supposed to do it.

“First, your husband has to be older than you.”

“You must get married before getting pregnant.”

“This marriage might not work, etc., etc.”

We heard all these and more.

Our thoughts?

We are proud of our decisions from the beginning to this day.

Marrying John is one of the best decisions I have ever made. And I can confidently say, “I married my best friend.”

We were friends who became lovers—now married with two kids.

I hope you enjoy reading my blogs and find some helpful tips for yourself.

Favorite TV Show

The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Drink

Red Wine

Favorite Food


Favorite Animal

Golden Retriever

Favorite Book

The Enemy Within

Favorite Hobby


Welcome to

Diary of a Beautiful Mess

Why a beautiful mess?

My hubby and I have similar tastes in music.

And “A Beautiful Mess” by Jason Mraz is our song.

We played it a lot at the beginning of our relationship.

Also, with the ups and downs of our relationship,

  • My husband is five years younger than me,
  • We lived together before getting married,
  • Had a kid before tying the knot.
  • Getting married in a courthouse instead of a church.
  • And people telling us this is not how it’s supposed to be, etc.

It’s like we broke all the norms.

That’s when A Beautiful Mess even made more sense.

And I see my life as a beautiful mess.

Not perfect, but beautiful still.

That’s why I called this blog “a beautiful mess.”

And I hope you can find beauty in what we call messes, flaws, imperfections, etc.