OUR STORY

HI THERE!

I’ve been journaling in diaries since I first knew how to write. I took my first disposable camera to church camp one summer in 1998, and the rest is history. I’ve just never stopped writing and clearly my camera roll of over 90k says I never stopped taking pictures, either. Over the years, I’ve morphed my creative outlets into different avenues but eventually we landed here, sharing Our Kin & Home.

My passion, as I’m now deep in the throes of young motherhood, is mixing my creative endeavors, love for family, constant interior design fascination, and rearranging. Finding beauty in the mundane, my photography and joy that comes from encouraging others in finding simple joys… then putting it all here in one spot that can hopefully be a light to others. And also, a family journal of sorts.

So hi, welcome, I’m Mary and I’m often long-winded, but my heart loves big, and I just want to share that here; with you.

We’re the Salas Family

Pronounced like Salsa, but switch the last two letters. Sahl-us. My husband and I met over ten years ago, when I was a senior in high school, and he was a first-year intern at my church and leader in my youth group.

Read Our Love Story

A Few Things You Might Not Know

Roots

I was born and raised in NorCal, and have been calling Western Washington home for the last 3.5 years. Fun fact: we moved here when our Mabel was only one week old. Not by choice, ha!

Mother

Mama to Nora, Mabel, and Rudy. From home birth to loss to home schooling, I’ve grown and continue to, daily, within this motherhood journey. It has been my greatest blessing.

Cooking

We’re big on food, over here. We both enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, and I really love baking. But also, we really love eating out at small restaurants that have the best crafted dishes.

Travel

We love to travel with our kids. We want them to explore and know other places, and they’ve done incredibly even at such young ages. We can’t wait for trips overseas in the future.

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A Family Journal

And Other Musings

Motherhood

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A Family Journal

And Other Musings

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Motherhood

Lifestyle