My name is Heather Hoyt.

I am mother of four children and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I grew up in Utah and I am now living in Wyoming where my husband, Dillon, works as a park manager.

Some things about me:

  • I LOVE to read.
  • I also love family history. I even have a family history website, walkerboot.com.
  • I write. Growing up, I first wrote poetry, then short stories, then novels. I’ve written six or seven novels in varying degrees of finished. I’m currently working on a nonfiction book as well. I majored in English in college (and added on philosophy as another major just for fun).
  • I love photography too, which you can see at Edge of Shade.
  • I am sort of a minimalist and I care more about function than appearances.
  • I am chronically uncool. I am more likely to be respected than to be well-liked and popular.
  • I love having conversations with all sorts of people, but this doesn’t happen often since I’m a mother to small children and I live outside a town of 250 people.
  • I have nurtured a lot of interests in my life including but not limited to watching BBC shows, playing the piano and organ, cooking, baking, gardening, crocheting, calligraphy, rearrange my house, organizing, pretending I am handy with a power drill, building furniture, attempting to sew and mostly failing miserably, embroidery (but I don’t ever finish what I start), using a typewriter, designing websites, playing the penny whistle, speaking in public, sculpting, doodling, and analyzing literature.
  • I struggle with geography and if you talk to me about locations, I glaze over and just nod and pretend I know what you are talking about.
  • I was once a legal secretary and I was very good at my job.
  • I enjoy being an adult and I love all the paperwork that comes with it.
  • I believe that I am not a caricature of myself, and that who I am cannot fit into a list or an online profile.
  • I also hate how the internet has degraded into social media and so I still maintain my own website even if it’s not very fashionable.


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi. I am a Mormon mom of seven and an Army wife who has been very interested in minimalism over the last few years. You mentioned you are a minimalist. We are preparing for yet another move (this time overseas) and feel that it is a great opportunity to really weed out the excess junk. As part of this move, we are trying to figure out what things are important and which can be tossed. How do you balance family history, journals, yearbooks, etc. with minimalism? I would be interested to hear about the experiences of others with minimalism.


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