"There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding Joy everywhere
and of leaving it behind them wherever they go."

 Frederick Faber

joy of life 


I'm Donna

I'm an earthy Capricorn who loves rainy days and curling up by the fire. 

I prefer an old fashioned phone call to social media because I love connecting personally....there is so much you miss not hearing someone's voice.

I love coffee...coffee in the morning, coffee with friends, coffee dates, and vintage coffee pots. I can only imagine the conversations my old pots were privy to! 

My faith, family, and friends are my life's treasure. 

you should probably know:

01. I was born Nice

02. a lifelong journey

03. double the Joy

I was literally born “Nice"...Donna Marie Nice to be exact! I was born on Christmas Day, baptized on Easter, and I’ve been celebrating ever since!
I was the 4th child to be born to my “Nice” parents, arriving after Danny, Diane, and Derry, but just before Dennis.

I didn’t marry the boy next door, but I did find the love of my life just around the corner. We’ve celebrated over 30 wonderful years of marriage together and I can't imagine my life without him. Weekend road trips exploring small towns and hidden places is our favorite thing to do. together.

We have two girls, the Joy of our lives, Dahlia Marie and Savannah Raye and have more recently been blessed with our incredibly sassy grand-twins, Henley Rose and Jackson Dean. Double the Joy! 

We all grew up in what was once the little town of Simi Valley, California but Nevada County has been home since 2001.

“To be able to find Joy in another’s Joy is the secret to happiness.”

 George Bernanos

my joy

“To get the full value of Joy you must have someone to divide it with.”

 -Mark Twain

double the joy!

It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
Try as I may I could never explain what I hear when you don't
 say a thing

 ‎Keith Whitley

our joy