oh golly, holly.

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This is who I am and what I love!
A writer of words and a snapper of snapshots with a love of design and all things creative.

A journalist by trade & a dreamer by nature.

"Holly Rouse was born, bred and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She still calls it home — and she says she always will. Being a feminist with direct Appalachian descent and a Native-American boyfriend, her life is a bit of a culture study. Her interests include tattoos, weddings, culture and the inner-workings of community."
   —The Verge Magazine

Get to know me a bit better!
At 22-years old, I’m about to graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Journalism and a new internship at Cincinnati CityBeat. I am an Appalachian writer girlfriend to a Native American baker boyfriend. I am the most feminine feminist you will ever meet. I am a dreamer of many dreams. I have an invisible disability called fibromyalgia — a chronic illness I battle and struggle to accept on a daily basis. It doesn’t define me, but it is certainly a part of me. I created this space for a woman in-between stages in her life: maybe she is about to graduate college (like me), just moved in to her dream apartment or is just spending a lot of time dreaming about her future. This is a blog where indecision and taking your time is encouraged and any dreamer is welcome. My hope is to showcase real women who are living their dreams, flaunt unique style rather than high fashion, and embrace the little things in life like a fun craft or a good read as I navigate my own personal “in-between.”