In 2015, the first official team member was added to Life Lived Beautifully. Whitney Saville came on staff to co-own the business and be the Shop Manager. Along with Whitney, came her husband, Mike, who helps with web development, and their three sons who add a whole lot of joy and chaos to running the shop! The shop headquarters is currently in Whitney’s basement where she and two other team members ship thousands of orders worldwide with little ones running around their feet!

In 2016, we expanded the team by three more incredible women: Amelia, Rachael, and Erin. Amelia has taken on the role of being our Shop Assistant. She handles all shipping inquiries and customer service! Amelia has two little girls, Mary Mason and Caroline, and one little boy, Ford, who is in heaven with Jesus. Rachael is the Life Lived Beautifully Creative Director. She oversees the design vision, writes for the blog, and runs the @llbshop instagram. Erin is also a Shop Assistant, helping with organization, shipping, as well as running our Ambassador program.

Fun facts about Life Lived Beautifully:

  • There are 8 children among the five LLB staff members.
  • The team is spread out in three states in the south: Knoxville, TN, Hoover, AL, and Lawrenceville, GA.
  • Whitney and Gretchen have known each other since the 5th grade! 
  • Rachael and Gretchen “met” on Instagram and quickly became friends online. Eventually Rachael came on staff with Life Lived Beautifully!

Other women who help the Life Lived Beautifully team are:

Kara Holmes: Kara co-wrote the Planted Bible study and also contribute to the blog! You can find her own blog and ministry at

Allison Naylor: Allison helps with Life Lived Beautifully shop and instagram photography. 

Sarah Kim: Sarah has hand-lettered several pieces for Life Lived Beautifully including the Give Me Jesus Journal, Give Me Jesus mug, and Live Life Beautifully shirt.

Sarah Brown: Sarah recently hand-lettered the Breathe collection. You can find her beautiful shop and lettering here:

Anna Edwards of Dustmade Jewelry: We recently partnered with Anna to create several jewelry items for the shop. Anna is based out of Moultrie, GA, and creates beautiful jewelry by hand! Find her website here: