Elizabeth Deal

Hello, Beautiful's! My name is Elizabeth (Stinchfield) Deal, or as I like to call myself, “A Beautiful Disaster.” I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother of three amazing children (two beautiful daughters and an almost 2-year-old son), friend, writer, forgetter, cryer, go-getter, prayer warrior, Starbucks lover, LuLaRoe buyer, etc. After going through an extremely hard divorce (Aren’t they all?), I really thought it would be me and Gracie Lou (my 7-year-old Westie) forever. However, after being told by my bestie that I was no longer in charge of my love life, she was—I met my husband, fell in love, and my life has been a crazy, unbelievably beautiful ride ever since! And, I wouldn’t have it any other way!
To My High School Senior

To My High School Senior

The world has certainly thrown us for a loop these last few weeks. I thought I was going to buy the local grocery store out of Kleenex getting you ready for your last cheer...

Hello From the Other Side

I hope as you read that title, you heard Adele singing! While that song refers to a breakup, the "other side" I am going to be referring to is life as a parent of...

Where is the Chef? Oh, Wait — I’m the Chef!

Mommas, I do not know about you, but oh my gosh, the idea of cooking every...single...day...I am exhausted just thinking about it! Honestly, it is probably good that I was not born back in...

The Case of Going to Every House Over the Holidays

We are in the midst of the holiday season. Church functions, neighborhood cookie exchanges, school Christmas plays, and holiday work events -- the to-do list for the holiday season just goes on and on...
Chattanooga Family and Holiday Events

Chattanooga Holidays: Family Holiday Events Roundup

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go! Oh, how I love this time of year: the lights, the laughter, the togetherness. Sure, there might be crowds of people at the local...
Chattanooga Halloween Events

Chattanooga Halloween Events

Ghosts, goblins, and witches, oh my! Can you believe we are already coming up on another Halloween? It seems like it was only yesterday we were talking about Halloween 2018! I love when this time...
Chattanooga Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Chattanooga Pumpkin Patch Roundup

The leaves are turning, the pumpkin spice is flowing, and there is a chill in the air! You know what that means? Fall is in the air! Okay, more like humidity in the air...

I Am a Mom with Anxiety

I am a mom who suffers from anxiety. I thought it would get better when I had children, but it seems to be worse, and it scares me. It scares me because it is...

Another School Year Has Come and Gone

Honestly, where does the time go? It seems like yesterday my family and I were running around trying to get everything ready for school to start. Now, here we are, ending another school year...

Another Birthday has Come and Gone…

...and I feel as though I have missed it again. Birthdays have always been a big thing for me. While I feel uncomfortable with attention on my birthday, I like to make sure my...