Friday, March 6, 2015


If you knew me...

You would know that I love to clean my house
But that the one chore I happily trade off is unloading the dishwasher

You would know that I have dreams. A lot of them.
And they entail dreams for my children.

You would know that I’m a sucker for packaging, branding, typography and all-over good design.
Sometimes this dictates even my wine purchase(s).

You would know that I am not introverted or snobbish.
I just sometimes like being alone with my thoughts.

You would know that I don’t like peanut butter.
And that’s very un-American, I know.

You would know that I would much rather have something homemade than store bought.
There's something special about things that aren't mass produced.

You would know that aside from Christ, Pete and our children are my world.
They are the cheese to my macaroni.

You would know that I have 4 babies on Earth and 2 in Heaven.
And sometimes my womb aches for more.

You would know that I am not lazy.
Sometimes I just enjoy doing nothing but sitting in the sunshine.

You would know that I have a very sensitive sense of smell.
Most perfumes are toxic to me.

You would know that one of my favorite books is On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
Another is The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

You would know that I wanted to be a marine biologist or a veterinarian when I was growing up.
Interesting that I am neither.

You would know that I love to a fault and trust way more than I should.
I that mankind often disappoints.

You would know that I’m most comfortable in tanks, jeans, and flip flops.
I do feel more womanly in pencil skirts and pointy toe heels, however.

You would know that I miss my mom.
At every one of my children's birthdays, I imagine her there with her mesmerizing smile.

You would know that I’m completely smitten with all things 40s-50s vintage.
When men wore hats and women never left the house wearing their pajama pants.

You would know that I’m often late to everything.
It doesn’t mean your time isn’t precious to me. It just means I was meant for a slower way of life.

You would know that I love chubby baby legs.
It’s probably not normal that I somewhat salivate at the site of my baby when he runs around naked.

You would know that my all-time favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip.
But I gave up dairy in 2010 and it solved a lot of health issues.

You would know that I love to write and paint and sing and take walks.
These are my outlets; a means of releasing the day’s stresses.

You would know that I’m pretty carefree about most things.
Except sleep. Don't poke the bear.

You would know that I have an infatuation with handwriting.
It's an art. I love art.

You would know that if there’s a pistachio in a mile radius, that I will find it.
Never leave them unattended.

You would know that a cool breeze makes me giddy.
It makes me want to turn up the music loud and open my sunroof.

You would know that peoples’ circumstances are hard-pressed in my mind.
I worry about my loved ones even though I may not talk about it.

You would know that I never believed in soul mates.
Until I met Pete.

You would know I was wrong about that.

Don't forget to link up with hashtag #introfriday! Share a little something about yourself and answer the following question: 

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be?


  1. I love this post! I feel like I learned so much about you. I cannot stand perfume or cologne. It makes me nauseous!

    1. Thanks, Whitney! Please feel free to participate in the #IntroFriday series; I'd love to learn more about you, too! you avoid department store perfume counters like the plague?

  2. Aw, so awesome to learn so many new things about you. If I could be anywhere in the world, I'd be in Boston. That city has my heart since the age of 16. I'm dying to go back and share that special place with my husband. Oh, so much traveling to do, but we're saving up and working hard to get our house this year.


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