The Girl Behind the Coffee Cup


Wife – Mom – Grandma – Sister – Aunt – BFFL – Rocker Chic  πŸ™‚  That’s me!

I’m married to an amazing man who I usually refer to here as “HB.” Together, we’ve raised four strapping men who have married beautiful and amazing daughters in-love (as I like to call them), and have brought fourteen grandchildren into our mighty and rowdy clan. Let me just say…we have a REALLY noisy home, but we love it!

Andy and I are empty-nester’s now, so we’re journeying onto new trails…

He has always had a desire to learn to play the guitar, so he’s venturing down that road and making great progress. I wake up each morning to the sound of him strumming and I think it’s beautiful.

As for me, I have always had a passionate love for writing, so I’m finally taking the big step of putting it out here for real eyes to see.

I’m someone who’s walked down many paths in my life, and I’ve learned a few things along the way. My writing is mostly self-reflections and words of encouragement.  An extreme optimist by nature, (which drives many nuts), I’ve got a pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps-and-move-forward sort of mentality, which is my driving force for encouraging others on their own journey. Occasionally, I’ll throw in a few little random tidbits of other things about life that perplex and/or make me laugh. I mean, hey, we definitely need to laugh at this crazy world we live in.

My words are honest, casual and simple and my hope is that they will lift your spirit or give you some good food for thought as you walk through your day – and your life. Maybe you’ll find something here that someone you know needs to hear, so you’ll pass it on. The thought of that makes me smile.

Simply put, I’m just a girl after God’s own heart. I live simply, I love passionately, I laugh cheerfully, I drink coffee habitually, and … I write.

So pour yourself a cup of coffee (or whatever it is you prefer to put in your cup),
pull up a chair, and let’s chat..

~Simply Cindy~


Comments are always welcome here – or you can e-mail me at:


10 Responses to The Girl Behind the Coffee Cup

  1. Ondra Ward says:

    You are so awesome. I love this. : )

  2. Mary Ann says:

    You amaze me Cindy !

  3. Jade Gregory says:

    Thanks for the follow, I look forward to reading more from you! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, as well, Jade. I was once a young mom like you. πŸ˜‰ Keep pursuing your dreams! I love your blog already and look forward to encouraging you along the way.

      • Jade Gregory says:

        You’re welcome πŸ™‚ I certainly will! There’s a lot in life that I’m looking to accomplish no matter how long it takes. It’ll be worth it! Thanks for your support πŸ™‚

  4. Hello,
    I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award because you and your blog has captured my attention. Thanks for the connection and the inspiration. You can find the nomination here:
    Feel free to accept or ignore, but just wanted to give you a shout out.

    • ~ CindyLu ~ says:

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate you adding me to your list. I’ll definitely answer your questions later this evening or tomorrow (busy day/evening ahead). Again…many thanks, my friend. πŸ™‚

  5. Hello again,
    I was wondering if you took the photos of the typewriter, notebooks, etc. on your blog? If so, could I include some of them in a book I’m working on about writing. It’s to inspire people to write and 130 people are included with their words and photos in the book. I’d love to include you. Your name, age and country would be included to give you credit.
    All good if you want to decline, just thought I’d check.
    Kind regards,

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