What to get to know me a little better? Here's a bit more about me and my quirks!

  • I've been married for 17 years to my amazing super hero husband. I'm not quite sure what I'd do without him!
  • I didn't love being an only child when I was growing up. That's probably a big reason I wanted three kids! 
  • I was an elementary school teacher for a three years before I became a mom. Once I had my oldest, I stopped teaching to be a stay at home mom.
  • I believe in using the good china on a normal day.   
  • I have always been the "listening" friend...when someone has something to work through, I'm their gal.
  • I grew up in Missouri. I lived in South Florida for 17 years. I currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • I have an extreme love of pretty fabric. I am a quilter (it's not just for grandmas!), and I have a huge stash of beautiful fabric that I use to make things for people I love. Seriously, I have more fabric than I can use in the next 10 years, but it's SO pretty! 
  • I LOVE photography. I love taking pictures of my kids and family, our travels, flowers, landscapes...just about anything.
  • And I use those photos to create scrapbooks and photobooks of our family's adventures and our everyday life. I also really love recording my own story. I believe each of us has a unique story, and it's one that only we can tell. I record our stories so I can remember all that we've done. It creates a sense of gratitude when I have a visual of the small details as well as the big things in life we love.
  • I love stripes and polka dots.
  • When I was 24 years old, I packed my bags, left my hometown, and moved to South Florida. That was HUGE for this small town girl!
  • I love fancy shoes, but I rarely get dressed up enough to need them. 
  • I believe women are meant to join with other women for support and strength. 
  • I have completed a marathon and three half marathons.   
  • Pink is my favorite color.
  • Cake, cupcakes and pie are my go to sweet treats. 
  • Five things that light me up and make my heart happy: hearing my kids belly laugh, confetti, snuggling with my hubby or my kids, traveling to new places, and seeing someone experience something awesome for the first time. 
  • I believe in community over competition. 
  • I love hiking, but my fear of bears keeps me from enjoying it as fully as I would like. I'm constantly looking over my shoulder and too aware of every rustle of the bushes. 
  • I believe most meals can be enhanced with an avocado. I love avocados.

Lightning round:

  • Mountains or Ocean? Mountains
  • Books or Kindle? Books
  • Walking or Biking? Walking
  • Dog or Cat? Dog, though I have both
  • Steak or Fish? Fish
  • Winter or Summer? Winter
  • Casual or Formal? Casual
  • Coffee or Tea? Coffee
  • Morning or Night? Morning
  • Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert
  • Gold or Silver? Both!