August 27, 2014

Random Things {About Me}


Hi friends!!
My apologies for being MIA for a little while.
I've been trying to get organized and re-think plans for Gracie Blue and future posts, as well as getting back into a normal schedule. It's been a fun filled summer but now it's time to prioritize, focus and plan for a new school year and all the holiday hustle and bustle that is closely upon us. I thought I would first fill you in a few things happening here on the blog.... I've decided to switch my weekly features, Very "Pinteresting" Tuesday, Wish List Wednesday & Favorite Home Friday into monthly features. My hope is to focus more on bringing you more posts about my home, my recipes as well weekly DIY projects and a peak into my baking business.
This is my plan and I'm hoping you will follow along!!
Today I thought it would be a great idea to start of fresh and fill you in on some random things about me that you wouldn't really know unless we sat together for a few hours over coffee....
So here it goes....
Random things about me....
 
~I am born and raised in Connecticut, but truly believe in my heart that I should have been born a southern belle and raised in the south.... y'all!!
~I believe in Jesus and find him in all things.... most of all when I look at my children....
~I was in fact named after Lisa-Marie Presley....
~I am a mommy of two... Gracie (6) and JJ (2)....They are my life... period.
~My husband and I met at the gym where we both worked, became best friends and married three years later.... true story!!
~I am addicted to gold fish and diet coke.... in no particular order.
~I attended private schools all my life straight through college....
~I have worked (to this very day) in the fitness industry since I was seventeen and have always dreamed of competing in a professional fitness show....It will happen.
~I was a young equestrian and it will always be a part of me....
~I grew up an overweight child....
~I was 31 and seven months old when I lost my mom to cancer....My daughter, Nicolina Grace who is her name sake, was one year, nine months and sixteen days old the day she passed....Hardest day of my life.....
~I am an only child.... and always wished I had an older brother.
~I love to collect books, benches, baskets and chalkboards.... always have.
~I wear only one fragrance, Happy by Clinque, I began wearing it after my second boyfriend broke up with me during my freshman year of college. I vowed I would be "happy" and have been wearing it ever since....
~Cold Mountain is my favorite movie....ever.
~Sweet Home Alabama & The Notebook are tied for second!!
~I am going to be 37 (OMG) this coming November and I still have my "blankie" my Nonna gave me when I was a baby....
~I love all children.... Their innocence and love melt my heart...
~All I ever wanted to be as a child was a mom.... And Wynonna Judd!!
~I don't need an alarm clock to wake me.... Sleep and I aren't friends.
~I originally planned to major in Art and be an art teacher.
~I graduated college with a BS in Psychology and a minor in business.
~I just now know what I want to be when I grow up....
A designer, event planner and own my own antique shop or bakery, or both.
~I am deathly afraid of heights and drowning.
~I love the fall and everything about it....
~I am a lover of all music, but country remains closest to my heart.
~I would play "teacher" everyday when I got home from school.
~I love to dance.... alone or in a crowd.
~I am profoundly shy.....
~I am addicted to Pinterest. No cure.
~I don't like to drink alcohol.... I'd rather drink coffee or tea....
~I have a phobia of throwing up and avoid it at all costs.
~I love my morning coffee in the afternoon....
~I dread talking on the phone.
~I am so much like my mother it's scary....
~I have always wanted to play the piano & guitar....
~I prefer farmhouses over mansions....
~I wear sweatshirts year round....collect those too!!
~I love horror movies, but will have nightmares for weeks!!
~I collect lip gloss, earrings and wallets...it's a problem!
~I am left handed.
~I am a self taught baker and blogger.
~I am a home body.... always have been.
~I can eat pizza seven days a week for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
~I have been working out since I was 17 and will do so the rest of my life.
~I make my bed every morning.
~My biggest fear....disappointing my dad.
~My first celebrity crush... Patrick Swayze....
~My favorite childhood memory was going to Church every Saturday night with my Nonna....
~My biggest pet peeve.... People who blow their nose at the dinner table..
~My first car was a 1982 V8 Firebird....
~My mom was and always will be my hero....
 
 
 
That's pretty much all I could think of for now...
One last thing you should know that I get asked about a lot... how I came up with the name "Gracie Blue"....
Gracie comes from my daughter's name "Gracie" and I choose the word "blue" as a tribute to my mom as blue was her favorite color.... she is missed every single day and I so wanted her to be a part of this journey...
Thanks for stopping by and get ready for fabulous things to come!!
 

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