This page will get into more details about what this blog is about but before we get to that, here are some fun facts you may not know about me.
I married my college sweetheart, Dan, who at that time was studying to be a priest before we dated. Now we’re happily married and he’s studying to be a deacon. ;-) (Update – he was ordained a deacon in June 2017!)
I am inspired by genuine, warm and creative people. Someone like Ina Garten who makes even her TV friends feel loved and welcomed. I am passionate about design, whether decorating my home or designing websites for my clients.
I am known for my love of planning parties and giving gifts. I pay special attention to the details and keep things festive but simple. When I have people over I want them to feel at home like they want to stay a while. Coincidentally, I do this for my business now with corporate event planning and business gift giving.
I’m lucky to have my sister Maria and brother-in-law Paul, both licensed counselors, living close by. In addition to counseling, Maria is a writer and Paul runs a non-profit. At least once a week Maria and I work together at a library or café (best day of the week for me).
My guilty pleasure would have to be reality TV. I say I’m done with it all the time, but it’s never the case. Truth is, it clears my head. With fast forward I can get through 2 hours of the Bachelor in about 20 minutes if I need to. If you’re a Bachelor fan (or a closet Bachelor fan), check out Reality Steve’s blog on the topic. It makes watching the show more fun.
Last but not least, my husband and I have a little pup (she’s not really a pup anymore) named Bella. She’s a Cockalier, a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel. When I was working for other people I felt sad leaving my dogs at home (those eyes!) but now I don’t have to. I get to work with Bella snuggled at my feet.
My family loves little Bella too so when my sister wrote her soon-to-be-released 140,000+ word novel (I will let you know when it comes out), she named the main character after our little snuggle-buggle-cutie-pie-puppy. You can now follow Bella at @littlesnugglebugglecutiepiepuppy on twitter.
Though if you’re a dog lover, you can meet Bella here. I hope you’ll consider staying in touch by signing up for email updates so you don’t miss anything. I look forward to getting to know you!