About Charlotte

Welcome!! I’m Charlotte Siems and this is my blog, This Lovely Place.

I’m a 55-year-old wife, mother, T-Tapp Trainer, speaker, author and coach living in an Oklahoma college town with four of our children (ages 9-17), my awesome pastor husband and assorted cats and dogs. We also have three young adult sons (two in college), and five married children, for a grand total of twelve children, plus six grandchildren ages five and under.


rosefaviconThis Lovely Place is where I write about home life, faith, food, fitness, homeschooling and generally being a happy mama. I love to share the fastest, easiest ways to cook, clean, exercise and stay sane at home.

We’re in our 29th year of homeschooling and we’ve graduated eight so far. Five have graduated from college, and we have a freshman and a senior in college. The four children at home are still living the daily homeschool life. :)

Untitled-111At the age of 47 I was exhausted, stressed and obese. I weighed 258 pounds and wore a size 22W. I had spent many years taking care of others and putting myself last—and it showed.

At that point I knew something had to change.

I found the T-Tapp exercise system and began a journey, going on to lose 100 pounds and nine sizes in about 18 months, finally wearing a size 6/8. I found my waist and abs again, even after giving birth twelve times and being totally out of shape for 25 years.

Along the way I learned how to deal with stress and overwhelm while still homeschooling and caring for my family.

I look younger and feel happier at age 55 than at age 45! Another BIG reason for that is Plexus. These products helped my family’s health so much that I became an Independent Ambassador. For more about that, click here… and watch this video with my story:

After reaching my goal with T-Tapp, I was personally certified by Teresa Tapp as a T-Tapp Trainer.

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I’d love to connect with you! You can find me here:


And here are a couple of short videos about my weight loss journey: