About How Simply Lovely

Author of lifestyle blog wearing floral dress sitting on velvet chair.

Welcome to How Simply Lovely, a lifestyle blog where I share ways to create a charming life, no matter your address.

I’m Elizabeth Helen, a wife and soon-to-be mom trying to cultivate old-world tradition and artistry in a Midwest life.

After living a decade in Romania, I moved back to the United States in the middle of 2020. It was here where I met my now husband, Joshua, through the only source of dating at the time – an app!

We host a podcast called “The Cashmere Couple,” discussing navigating Christian dating and marriage in modernity.

As much as I love being reunited with my family, I miss Eastern Europe and its warm culture.

In the United States, we are living in a fast-paced society. Sometimes, we must remind ourselves to put down the screen, slow down, and be present. How do we practically implement that? I’m on that quest!

Which is why I decided to start this lifestyle blog.

Whether trying a Romanian recipe from my childhood or learning new ways to create a holistic home as I journey toward motherhood. Or sharing my passion for the domestic arts, such as knitting, sewing, hand-embroidery, gardening, and food preservation. I wish to bring you along on my journey as I document my trials.

In this chaotic and sometimes mundane world, I am trying to bring back the beauty in simplicity.

To be left with the sensation where I can’t help but express:

“How Simply Lovely”

Author of lifestyle blog sitting by fireplace with a cup of coffee wearing a floral dress.


Interior Design

Graduated with a BFA in Interior Design in 2011. Worked with an artisanal woodwork shop and renovated and repurposed old homes in Romania.

Featured in Detroit Hour’s Magazine.

IIN Health Coach

Certified through International Integrative Nutrition in 2015.

Culinary Nutrition Expert

Certified through the Academy of Culinary Nutrition in 2017.

Culinary Nutrition Expert Certificate

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