"would I rather be feared or loved? easy. both. i want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
My great-grandfather was an artist, both of my great-grandmothers were seamstresses. My grandfather was a wedding photographer, my grandmother was a seamstress, my father is an artist and musician, and my mother is a seamstress and fashion designer. So yeah, I pretty much had no choice but to inherit creative genes.
There's this running joke that I'm actually 75. And not in an "Oh you're an old soul and love vintage things" kind of way. More like a "You're kind of cranky and you should probably hang out in the old folks home" kind of way. Proof: 1. I love cardigans. No really. I have a ton and wear them almost daily. So far, no brooches to go on those cardigans. Give it time, I'm sure it's coming. 2. If I wouldn't get weird looks, I'd probably plop a lawn chair out in my driveway and just watch stuff. I love watching stuff. People are my favorite thing to watch, but I'll watch just about anything. Neighborhoods, trees, parking lots, the wind. 3. I say random things like "Wow, that building went up fast" and "I can't understand anything this rapper is saying" and "I'm not going out, it's past 6:00 pm."
You will hear me talk about him. A lot. He's my dogchild and I couldn't imagine life without him. He's a whippet we rescued in 2012 and he'll be 11 this year. He's grumpy, scared of everything, and only likes a handful of people. His favorite thing in the whole world is laying on you (preferably while digging his pointy elbows in your side) and cuddling under a blanket.
She's 12 years younger than me and is the coolest person I know. She's also my second shooter on wedding days, so you'll see a lot of her! She's super funny, trendy, and has some pretty great dance moves too.
We were married in September 2009. Way before Pinterest - which is probably a good thing. Our wedding was on the beach in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. I tease him about how he's 10 years older than me, but really he could outdo me any day of the week since he's a firefighter. Our favorite things to do together are watch Netflix, find great happy hours, and act like our dog is people. Yeah we're those types.
Honestly, I just love coffee in general, but nothing beats that little white cup. I'm a proud gold card member and legit have a spot in my budget spreadsheet for Starbucks card reloads.
I would go ahead and say that my love of the X Files is a border line obsession. Mulder and Scully were my first experience with fandoms and shipping and feeling all the things for two fake people. It's also the reason I hate bees, wish I had red hair (but not too red), and am scared of sewers, parking garages, and deep forest.
Ever since I can remember, blue was always my favorite color. I'll take any shade, any time! My whole house is decorated in shades of gray and shades of blue. My wedding colors were Latte and Aqua to match the ocean backdrop. My favorite gem is a Sapphire, and my go-to clothing is always Navy.
Another one of those things I've loved ever since I was little. It all started when I was four years old and first experienced the magic of Ariel and her underwater troubles. Give me all the mermaid stuff and move me to the beach! But don't ask me to go in the ocean because, quite ironically, I'm terrified of it.
When it was time for me to choose my gear, I picked out a Canon model I wanted and a Nikon model, both the same price. How did I decide? Canon was offering free shipping on their cameras :)
I can NOT get enough of these! I crave them all the time, and it's usually my default order whenever we go out to eat. One of my goals in life is to try all the burgers and fries in Columbus. I could eat this meal every single day. Challenge accepted!
I live as simple a life as I can. I don't like clutter, and I prefer everything to have a place. I've been building a capsule wardrobe and am starting to transfer that same philosophy to other areas of my life. Clean lines, light and airy spaces, and natural textures are my jam!
I'm a newly converted Apple user and I don't know what took me so long! I'm loving how simple and streamlined everything is (see previous favorite thing!) and will be anxiously awaiting the death of my laptop so I can add another Apple product in my life.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I can't get through a day without these little bottles! What they can do is amazing and I wish I could just shout it from the rooftops! I'm always learning new things about how oils can help our wellness, and I love to share samples and fun facts with as many people as I can!
I almost said "The Beach", but really, I love going anywhere! From big cities, to wide open country, to mountains, to tropical oceans, I have a HUGE bucket list of places to go and things to see. And it would be amazing if I could photograph weddings along the way!