The lowdown on me
My two obsessions are photography (usually portraiture) and food (mostly plant-based). I’m also a movie buff, occasional gamer and total wise-ass.
I’m mother to two amazing kids who teach me about love, laughter and (patience!)… every day. I also have a major crush on my hubs. ;)
In a former life I was a website designer. Sometimes, just for fun, I still create mockups in Photoshop and do a bit of WordPress theme coding.
I was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving in both Active Duty and National Guard capacities for 8 years.
I’m a music lover. I’ve been known to put a song on loop for hours if the right mood hits me.
It’s not uncommon for me to swoon a little over inspirational quotes, poetic lyrics or beautiful imagery. I’m a sap.
I’m a red-headed southpaw of German/Irish decent. How’s that for a triple whammy? Yes, I have a temper too.
I work out rigorously 5 days a week (despite secretly hating exercise). Except yoga. I really dig that.
I’m an avid self-study with a passion for books, podcasts and online venues like creativeLive. Bookstores and libraries are two of my favorite places!
Someday I’d like to learn guitar and piano. I’ve tried half-heartedly to play each at different points in my life but neither stuck.
I research almost everything I buy, regardless of price. The exception is clothes, which I have to actually try on. If they feel comfy and look hellagood, I’ll buy one of each color without thinking twice.
I love to travel and have an impossibly long bucket list. So far I’ve visited Costa Rica, Greece, Holland, Belgium, Austria and about half the states, including Hawaii. I also lived in Germany (my homeland!) for two years.
I’m a collector, and everything goes in Evernote. Recipes, quotes, books to read, articles to reference, projects, ideas, travel plans, shopping lists, snaps of my kids’ school artwork. Everything.
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