Thanks for stopping by! I’m the Small Town Straniera, which is Italian for foreigner or expat. American born but Italian at heart, this is where I share my life, my faith, and my love of Italy – with its simple slow lifestyle – from right here in my southern Italian hilltop home.

Join my journey

This is my journey of building the vibrantly intentonal life of joy and purpose that I believe God desires for each of us.

Though far from perfect, I keep pressing toward that goal. Come along and we’ll learn together!

Explore missions and my Italy

Discover the beautiful land of Italy, and read about my missionary life here: the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Find inspiration for daily living

Find help and tips for simplifying your home and life. Plus encouragement and inspiration for enriching your day-to-day life.

Let’s be friends!

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