cloistered away | enjoying simplicity



Welcome to Cloistered Away, a collection and journal from my life and work.  Here, I share thoughts and photographs centering on themes of motherhood, simplicity, and matters of the soul. I currently reside in a small Texas town with my husband and four children, where I search for poetry and beauty in the rote and mundane. I am also a follower of Jesus and a homeschooler–although the two paths are separate and unique, ours overlap in very broad ways, and sometimes you’ll find bits and pieces of both journeys here, too.  I work part-time as a professional photographer with Kristen and Tim Douglass at Fidelis Studio, and my personal work has been featured in several places, including Wild+Free magazineBabiekins magazine, Zooey magazine, The Village magazine, Design Sponge, and various blogs. Thank you for stopping by! I love to hear from readers, so feel welcome to leave a comment or drop me an email.  

Cloistered Away is a for-profit blog, which means sometimes I receive free products or payment for sponsored posts. I only ever work with businesses or share products/services that I would already buy or use and that I think might be helpful for my readers. All that I write about the business or product/service are my own thoughts and I never receive payment for positive reviews. I also always clearly state for the readers when these sponsored posts occur. Although there is much controversy about the blog platform being used in this way, it helps compensate my family for the time and energy required to create all the content I share with my readers. If you are interested in working together or have more questions, please visit this page or email me at bethany@cloisteredaway.