Hey! I’m Klara.
…And I’m a writer. I’m married to my sexy Californian IT-nerd/carpentry dabbler/handyman extreme husband, Chris, and we have one long-lashed little boy, Jackson, and a tiny lil baby girl, Everley. We live in Perth, Western Australia with one needy dog and one regular dog.
I love to cook and torture Chris with endless suggestions for home renovations (to his credit, he always pulls them off).
I spent 30 years of my life wondering what I wanted to do with it.
Turns out being a wife, mum and writer is my jam.
I love cooking, and I love eating even more. I love the rain, although sometimes the sun gives me unexplainable happy feelings. I sing constantly, so Jackson thinks that’s a normal thing that people do (his life is basically a sub-par musical). I am obsessed with ASOS, vegemite toast, cups of tea, having a clean kitchen, crochet and dark chocolate.
Oh, and writing. I can’t get enough of it.
I have been blogging for almost 13 years (!) You will find pieces of me scattered all over the internet if you look hard enough.
As well as blogging here, I write for Mum Central.
On top of that, I’ve started writing about ten books that, if I’m being real, I will probably never finish.
Her Happy Heart is a lifestyle blog aimed at encouraging women to live their best, most joy-filled lives. I’m a big believer in finding joy in the little things in day-to-day life. With posts covering topics such as home life, parenting, cooking, dreaming and creating, I hope to inspire and foster a mindset of bravery, discovery and hope for all women who stumble upon my happy little blog home. I hope that no matter who you are and what your story is, you will find a piece of encouragement here!
I LOVE meeting new internet friends, so don’t be shy. Comment. Email me. Hit me up on Instagram (my stories are rad, you’re definitely going to want to get in on those). Ask questions. Tell me your life story. I’m all ears.
Please meet my gorgeous contributors:
Hey, I’m Ashleigh — a confident introvert who loves people (kind of), but lives to lounge around in pajamas with a great book. I’ve got a sweet setup involving a stunner-deal husband, a mortgage which we will most likely never payoff, and a Great Dane with a bung eye. I’m a candle hoarder, art admirer, and serial plant neglecter. My weekends involve begrudgingly cleaning my home, singing far too loudly in church, and updating my dog’s Instagram.
With a Creative Writing degree under my belt, I landed a pretty sweet job at a marketing agency in Perth. My role is a seesaw between administration and copywriting — it’s crazy-busy, but I love it! Being part of the Her Happy Heart team means I get to take my corporate Copywriter hat off and be creative, honest, and silly on an entirely different platform.
Thanks for taking the chance to read up on me — it’s the most innocent form of stalking. I’m totally okay with it.
Tahlia has spent her life growing up in Perth, loving every second of the gorgeous spring weather and hot summers. She is married to a wonderful Canadian man who absolutely hates 40-degree heat, couldn’t care less about food, and claims running gives him headaches – so is basically the complete opposite to her!
Tahlia is obsessed with tea, brunch, Kikki-K anything, the beach, and indoor plants. Her all-time favourite book series is a tie between Harry Potter and Anne of Green Gables. While she once called herself a devoted cat-person, her husband’s dog has also won her heart.
Tahlia graduated Curtin University with a degree in Literary and Cultural studies as well as Professional Writing and Publishing in 2014. She is now studying a Masters of Teaching through the Teach For Australia Program, while working at a high school in Perth as an English and Humanities teacher. Tahlia is also a committed Christian who serves at her church’s youth group each Friday night. Her heart is for all young people to become comfortable in their own skin, and loves to get alongside them to mentor and motivate.
In between studying and teaching, her free time goes into learning everything she can about health, nutrition, and fitness, and applying it into her kitchen and her life. Her fitness goal is to run a marathon in 2017. Her health and fitness journey can be followed at FindingFoodFreedom on Instagram.
Hiya! I’m Hannah, a creative and professional writer, who like Lauren Conrad, also reigns from the hills. I’m a Curtin University alumnus, with an arts bachelor; double major in creative writing, and professional writing and publishing.
You can catch me writing about anything from travel to mental health, with a special emphasis on empowerment and equality. I’m an avid plant and animal lover—despite my inability to keep a cacti alive longer than four months, however my five rescue cats (yes, five) are all cared and accounted for.
I have always had an intense appetite for adventure, one that only seems to grow with more of the world I explore. Jokingly known to my family as ‘the gypsies’, my boyfriend and I are always on the hunt for a new adventure; whether its weekend trips down the southwest surfing and surf watching (guess which one I am), or chasing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia.
I hope to continue my travels of the world, ticking off the Pyramids of Giza, Chichen Itza, and the basecamp of Everest all before my thirtieth birthday. Provided, of course, I can use my HECS debt as air miles.
All photo images displayed on Her Happy Heart are either owned by the authors, or are free-for-use stock images found on the web. All water colour artwork is owned by Ashleigh Elizabeth. Photo images may be used, provided Her Happy Heart is credited and linked to. All water colour artwork usage is by permission only.