Hi, I’m Michelle, although I’m also happy to go by ‘Shell’. I’d love to connect with you on twitter, or on the Intentional Me facebook page.  You can also click over on the sidebar to subscribe to Intentional Me and have posts delivered to your email or favorite reader.


I’m wife to a wonderful, funny guy, who has been by my side for the last 17+ years, and we have two crazy boys. We own a small business, so I’ve been blessed to be able to stay at home with our boys and also work my part of the business from home.  Now that our boys are both in school, I also work part time at our church. Besides being a mom, it’s my favorite job of all time! Everyday life can be pretty crazy, and there many days where I feel flat out overwhelmed.  I believe it’s important to maintain a positive attitude & perspective on life.  I’m calm & quiet, an introvert…I hate small talk, but love a good deep conversation… and a recovering perfectionist. I am far from perfect, but I’m working to clear out the clutter in our lives, toward a life of order and simplicity, so that I can enjoy more of my time with my three favorite guys.

Online, I’m a contributing editor to the Must Love God community.  I’m one of the Hosts/Planners of The Declare Conference here in DFW, and you can find me in a little bit of this e-book on Amazon: Be Free.  Life is good!


I’m so glad to have you here!  I know that there are many things you could be doing with your time, and your choice to spend even a tiny bit of your valuable time here at Intentional Me is something for which I am truly thankful. Having you as a reader is a blessing and inspiration.  I know there are lots of other women/moms out there struggling with the same things I am.  I’m here, posting, writing, and praying…. for you. Feel free to contact me at intentionalme {at} gmail {dot} com at anytime. It’s my hope and prayer that sharing my journey to be intentional, figure out what works, and learn the ‘art’ of  truly living, might help you on your own journey.

My Inspiration and Promise:

My husband once told me something along these lines: “If you put as much time and effort into everything as you did this {relay for life} team, you could really do something amazing.”  Those words of his really stuck with me.  He was right. I decided that putting my whole self, and ALL of my best effort, into my family and friends, into our REAL LIVES, was a worthy goal.

I’m being intentional with my time,

my choices,

my faith,

my actions,

my joy

…for them

And I’m blogging to share the journey,

to encourage, inspire and challenge…


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