Hey guys!  My name is Mattie Brooke and I am a student, painter, blogger, book fanatic, guitar player, and earth & Jesus lover.  I am a vegetarian (despite my parents deep belief in the power of eating bacon with every meal, which is totally gross) because I believe God put us on earth to eat meat without unnecessary cruelty and without growing animals in farms.  I spend my weekends trying to check out new books at my library and scoping out new coffee shops to try when I am not working or doing homework.