Life Passionately

Inspiration and Encouragement through beautiful handlettering and watercolor art work.


Carley Grorud

Carley Grorud is the creator of the My Life Day Planner and the artist behind all of the items you will find in the Life Passionately shop. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two boys. Carley and her husband run Dynamic Design Group, Inc., a home plan design business.  

Holly Mthethwa

Holly Mthethwa is the author of the Christian memoir "Hot Chocolate in June: A True Story of Loss, Love, and Restoration." She hails from the small, Midwestern town of Cozad, Nebraska, but currently resides just outside of Washington, D.C., where she lives an adventure with her husband and baby girl. Holly writes regularly about faith, family, and the moments that fish hook her heart at


Angela Parlin is Dan’s wife and “Mom” to 3 rowdy boys and 1 sweet girl. In addition to spending time with friends and family, she loves to read and write, spend days at the beach, watch romantic comedies, and organize closets. But most of all, she loves Jesus and writes to call attention to the beauty of life in Christ, even when that life collaborates with chaos. Join her at, Eyes on Jesus.