Hi, I’m Hannah!
Welcome to my site! I’m so glad you’re here.
Just Bee is a community where women are encouraged to be intentional and joyful in their homes and motherhood journeys.
Here, you’ll find posts on everything from housecleaning routines and meal planning, to nurturing your marriage and learning alongside me how to do life with a little one. Some posts are deeper reflections on topics like miscarriage or trusting God, and other posts offer fun tips and checklists! No matter what you’re looking for, Just Bee is a place where you can connect and grow. Join us in authentically – yet joyfully – journeying through all that life gives us!
A little more about me:
I’m a wife and mama living in rural Minnesota with my husband Bjorn and our daughter Sophie and son Soren. I’m licensed as an elementary teacher and I taught for 4 years before having the privilege to stay at home with our children. Just Bee officially launched in 2014 when I started taking blogging seriously, and I haven’t looked back since! Blogging is the ultimate creative outlet for me. It combines my favorite things in life: writing, photography, and connecting with/encouraging others.
I’m an extroverted introvert. I love my to-do lists, my acoustic music playlist, and my chai tea lattes. 🙂 In my photography, I love to capture light and life – whether it’s friends and family or the country sunsets around here during golden hour. We currently live in a small town that’s surrounded by acres and acres of fields, and our dream is to build our own home in the country someday. My husband’s nickname for me is “Bee” – hence the name of this blog!
My husband Bjorn and I were those good friends in college who became best friends, fell in love, and ended up married. We both always wanted to marry our best friend so we love the way our relationship began. Bjorn and I were married on a cold, sunny day in March 2014, during our first year of teaching. We started our married life together in his hometown. Bjorn is a state legislator, a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, a farmer, and the former mayor of our town and former middle school history teacher. Needless to say, Bjorn loves being busy with meaningful work and working hard. He is also my closest companion, a hilarious storyteller, and the world’s best bear-hugger. I’m daily grateful for the gift God gave me in my husband and I see it as my (joyful) job to be his greatest cheerleader and support.
Together, Bjorn and I love to learn new things, peruse aisles at Barnes & Noble, travel the world, have movie nights, goof off together, and cheer each other on in our various endeavors. We embarked on a whole new adventure entirely when we welcomed our sweet daughter Solveig (Sophie) into the world in October 2017! Our precious son Soren joined our family in November 2019 and we’ve been loving the adventure of parenthood as we strive to raise children who love Jesus!
Thank you for stopping by Just Bee – I know you’ll enjoy the uplifting community here. Grab a cup of tea and get caught up!