一世t wasn’t long before I caught the blogging bug, and I am still totally in awe that this little blog of mine (that I didn’t think anyone would ever read!) has become a family business, with both my husband Donnie and I working on the blog full time! Our journey to becoming full time bloggers is a story all its own, andyou can read all about it in this post。
And since blogging has been a total game changer for us, allowing us to work from home and spend tons of time with our sons while supporting our family at the same time, we also try to “pay it forward” by sharing what we're learning about blogging and online business in hopes that other bloggers can learn from our successes and failures and grow their sites as well.
一世f you hang around this blog for any amount of time, you will discover that I really, really love lists! I thought it was only fitting, then, for me to introduce myself in list format and tell you 10 things that you probably didn’t know about me:
1。My blog name is a lie.
We met through a mutual friend during our freshman year at Grove City College, a small Christian liberal arts school in western Pennsylvania, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Our college has always had a “ring by spring” reputation-- the students tend to pair up and get engaged by the spring of their senior year, and even though a bunch of my friends and I swore up and down that we weren’t going to marry Grove City boys, most of us ended up doing exactly that. Go figure.
(Donnie and I during our freshman year of college...we were babies!)
我是a total girly girl. I only have a sister. I mostly babysat girls. So of course I thought that when it was my turn to have kids, I would have a bunch of little girls. Then God blessed us with our two darling boys, Connor and Caleb (who I call “the Cs” for short), and I have never been so smitten in my entire life. They are the sweetest, cutest, most ornery and darling things that I’ve ever seen and I can’t imagine life without them!
4. My degree is in secondary ed, English & communication… but I’ve barely used it, in the classroom, anyway.
5. I, along with my mom and sister, am a carrier of the BRCA1 genetic mutation.
我ave a whole list of quirks that I’m sure drive Donnie nuts. I’m a picky eater (and drinker—I don’t like coffee, tea, or alcohol). I hate loud noises, especially “pops” (keep those balloons and cans of crescent rolls away from me!). I use way too many exclamation points and smiley faces any time I write!!!
我是almost always cold. Except when I’m way too hot. I talk and/or sing to myself all the time. I watch my 3 favorite movies over and over rather than trying a new movie. I sometimes get laser focused on one thing and it’s hard for me to do anything else until I finish it. And I may be just a teensy bit bossy. Oops!
7. I’ve been a blonde and a brunette.
Kind of. It was a relay and I was the last leg, sotechnically一世am完成它的人，对吧？！
The first three and a half years of this blog chronicled the renovations we were making to our little townhouse in the suburbs. Just when we got it exactly the way we wanted it, we outgrew it-- of course!
（我们的renovated kitchen在联排别墅 - 可能是我最喜欢的整个房子的转变）
A lot of times, actually. I have two wild and crazy boys running around who haven’tquite尚未挂起清洁。他们有一个散乱的妈妈，虽然相当举办，但往往会在她去的任何地方留下一个项目的踪迹。（我责怪我的创意方面！）我们肯定是一项正在进行的工作。但只是因为你看到博客上很多漂亮的照片并不意味着当事情完全和完全混乱时，我们没有我们的日子（或有时是我们的几个星期）。在我们生命的本季，我正在学习。
所以now that you know more about me than you ever wanted to know, where do we go from here? Well, that depends on what you're looking for!
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