About Me


Hi Everyone! I’m Mendy. I started Happy Empty After because as I enter into a new phase of life I thought “retired stay-at-home” mom didn’t sound as good as “lifestyle blogger”. I’m a pretend foodie, a wannabe world traveler, a part-time hair stylist, and full-time follower of Christ.  I have lots of interests, hobbies, and opinions that I can’t wait to share with you!

This is my husband, Brian, and I on the beach in Florida.  Notice I didn’t mention that photography was one of my hobbies. I must take a class to get better! I’m of the generation that aren’t good selfie takers. Brian and I were both born in Noblesville, Indiana. We weren’t high school sweethearts, but started dating in our early 20’s. We’ve been married since June 8, 1996, and we still kind of like each other.  There’s no one else I’d rather share this crazy life with.


I’m the mother of two college boys, Bailey and Blake. This picture was taking while hiking in Chattanooga. I’m sure they’ll be the unwilling topic of many of my posts, since raising them has been my job for the last 20 years!  I think Brian and I have done a pretty good job, as they are both incredible young men.


I’m enjoying my Happy Empty After, and I look forward to sharing life with you!