A long time ago, there was a young girl who dreamed of traveling and living abroad, learning as much as she could about anything and everything, marrying the kind of man she only hoped and dreamed could exist, and start a family of her very own.
I am that girl and my dreams have indeed come true, so far. But happily ever after? It has only just begun. For me, that “happily ever after” is a journey. Not an easy journey, but a journey of blood, sweat, tears and MUCH joy! We have felt the heartache of losing a son and other loved ones and we have also experienced that true and extreme happiness that comes from being a close family and supporting each other in all we do.
I continue to dream and I continue to learn about anything and everything that I can. After the birth of our third child in 2008, the dream of opening a boutique became a reality. We had an online store, a brick and mortar store, traveled to fairs and shows to sell, had TV commercials and even a regular spot on our local morning talk show each month. Several years passed, and with the continued success of the boutique, the joys of motherhood and passion for homemaking only deepened. I love making a home and help others do the same. As friends and family continued to encourage me to start a blog and put all of my ideas somewhere and share them, I finally decided to commence this journey in 2014 and become a “blogger” and share my passions and designs with you. I’m also continuing interior decorating for clients and also fashion styling, which I’ve done for years.
Fun facts about me:
I love Diet Coke • I’m a California girl • My 2nd language is Portuguese (Portugal) • Every night I fall asleep watching DVR’d re-runs of “Friends” • I love all shades of pink • I grew up dancing and singing in a touring company • I love tropical vacations and especially surfing in Hawaii • I used to take TaeBo™ from Billy Blanks and am on several of his workout videos • I’m the oldest of 6 • I still turn up the radio and play air guitar and sing at the top of my lungs • I dance around the house every day doing ballet or hip hop or any other style that suits my mood • I love everything British • Obsessed with to-do lists • I love good food and good music • I’m afraid of heights • I love Disneyland
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