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Hidden Paradise

Tucked back in the trees I have found my little slice of heaven on earth. The birds sing and the coyotes howl! I open up my folding chair and open up a book. I can sit in the warm sun, for hours while my boyfriend finds the catch of the day.

Whether you are looking for a fishing hole or a great environment to camp, you will find your happy place at the Mahoning County Sportsman’s Club. One of the best perks of this oasis; it is a private club. This means it’s clean, quiet, private, and everyone is friendly! Take your pick; hiking, fishing, camping, swimming and so much more.

Summer nights, your best friends, and bonfires all make for some fun memories! You can see every star in the sky and hear every insect and every animal because it’s so quiet and peaceful! Unfortunately, the cold winter weather will be around for awhile which limits what you can do at the club. But thinking about it always takes me to my happy place! Looking forward to opening day!

Appreciate life’s little pleasures and find your happy place!





Hello everyone!

I know many of you are wondering why I started this blog. Others may be wondering what a quaintrelle is and why I define myself as one. I’m going to dissect the definition of a quaintrelle and explain how I can relate to each aspect of a quaintrelle’s outlook on life.

This blog is going to be based on inspiring people to enjoy life’s pleasures by suggesting my favorite pastimes, things I’m passionate about, and how I express myself.

“A woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures.”

1. “…emphasizes a life of passion…”

I am very passionate about living life to the fullest. Living my life, my way, is so important to me. Right here in our community, we are fortunate to have an amazing university and job opportunities all around us. There are so many small business vendors and talented individuals that share a mutual passion for living their entrepreneurial dreams. I too am passionate about my dream of sharing my blog and inspiring people across the globe to enjoy life.

2. “… expressed through personal style…”

Individuality is such an important feature to have. I have fun expressing myself through my appearance. My current job requires me to wear athletic clothing. Usually the extent of my “uniform” is a tshirt and black yoga pants. That being said, when I have the opportunity to dress up and express my style, people don’t even recognize me.

3. “…leisurely pastimes…”

Leisurely pastimes are extremely important. I have learned to participate in things I enjoy. Having spare time is something that many of us do not have. Full-time school with the addition of one or two jobs, does not allow for a lot of leisure. However, I have learned to make time for it. I have always loved dancing and I plan to make time for more dance classes this coming season. Until then, I enjoy doing yoga at home, reading a book, or going jogging. In shorter periods of leisure I may watch Netflix, paint my nails, or make myself a treat. For those of you that do not have many opportunities for leisure, please treat yourself to a week long vacation!

4. “…charm…”

What can I say about charm? It’s self explanatory. I try to present myself with poise and charm. I have always had an old soul and acted mature for my age. Many of my friends are the same way. I have been seeing it more and more in this generation.

5. “…cultivation of life’s pleasures.”

When life gives you lemons; make lemonade. Make the most out of everything and enjoy the little pleasures in life. Always try your very best and you will be blessed.

Thanks for reading!

Xoxo Shelby

How do you define yourself? Can you relate to a quaintrelle? Leave a comment!