Our Story

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller


In the spring of 2015, Ellie was in the throes of teaching fifth graders in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the state of Tennessee and raising two elementary-aged boys. Charlie was navigating the teenage years with his two sons and daughter and enjoying his work as a writer in the financial marketing business. They met for dinner on a Sunday night in late April and knew almost instantly that their lives were about to take a major derail. The best kind of derail two people could hope for.

Fast forward a few years later, and here we are. A couple of years into this blended family thing and still trying to figure out how to make the most out of every day.

Our hope is that well + home will give you helpful, everyday ideas for living well and creating the kind of home that brings you happiness and fulfillment.

We’re so glad you’re here and look forward to doing this intentional life thing together.