Welcome to my happy place!

My name is Kacie Fleming, and I am a helpless creative.

I am one of those rare people who doesn't struggle for creative ideas but rather has them absolutely overflowing all the time, every dayespecially when it's time to go to sleepand more often than not follows through on those ideas. It's a disease with me, really. But I wouldn't trade it for the world.

I have come to realize over the years that this creativity, this thing that is simply at the core of who I am that I do simply on instinct, is a gift that God saw fit to entrust to me, and therefore I am determined to use this gift to God’s glory and the benefit of others.

Thus this site, which is now a happy home for my many, constantly growing outlets of creativity. This is where you can keep up with all the latest news on the very broad range of creations my brain keeps insisting I put out into the world: my blog, The Hope Is Real; my two small businesses, Katya Valera and Streetlights at Midnight; and new music. And who knows what else the future might bring?

In addition to the already implied loves of writing, songwriting, singing, and jewelry design, I love my Savior and Healer, Jesus. Genealogy, Russian, Victorian-era history, antique stores, and old houses thrill this old soul. And, little things being my consistent favorites, a few random things that make me happiest are plantain fries, fruit smoothies, chocolate, moonlight, cows, open windows, and the sound of an F350. 

Yes, I grew up on a farm, in case you can’t tell. I’m a West Virginia girl living with my favorite person in the world, my husband, in North Carolina. And I hope through one of the many routes this map of a site offers you'll find something that delights you, something that resonates with you, or something that encourages you. 

Please feel free to reach out with any comments, questions, or just to say hey and make a new friend. I like new friends. <3