About Me!

Hi, I'm April!

Southern, Simple, Sassy, Stubborn as a Mule!

I don't want my life's story to be written for me, I want to write the story of my life because life's a journey that deserves to be captured.

I am a 15th generation Floridian and a 6th generation farmer. I'm married to my best friend, I'm a homeschooling mom of 4, and I'm a puppy mom of 3. I love sweet tea, the sound of rain on my tin roof, the beach, reading, cooking, and almost anything outdoors. I am a hardcore patriot; I LOVE my country and am truly grateful to be able to exercise the freedoms we are rightfully due.

I have an unnatural obsession with office, art and school supplies, as well as DIY projects. I'm a nomad at heart! I love to travel and want to spend most of my time exploring our vast world with my family.

I am currently training in ballet as well as piano. I am also a Blue belt in Hapkido, and an orange belt with green stripes in Pa Kua Archery and Pa Kua Edged Weapons (swords & knives).

I practiced cosmetology for 10 years, but I am now a firearms instructor and spend most of my extra time at the range educating citizens on firearm safety, proper gun care, & safe handling habits, all while building confidence, defensive gun skills, & awareness. Check out the website....iserdefense.com/

On the Southern Kissed Belle website, you will find post about:

  • camping, hiking, kayaking, and our other adventures
  • reviews of the gear we use
  • recipes and cooking (which is always an experiment in our house)
  • homeschooling craziness
  • survival and preparedness skills
  • restoration progress of my 1966 Chevy C10
  • all of the skills we use and learn along the way

We are all living an adventure, welcome to ours!

Let me know what kind of content you would like to see more of!