Happy Kids, Inc: The Real Me

The Real Me

I'm a Mom to three great kids (14, 12, and 9).  I have a terrific husband.  I've always considered myself a a modern, hip, in-tune, fashionable person. In no particular order, here are some more "fun facts" about myself:


  1. I love shopping and fashion.  Whether I am hitting Target, Nordstrom, or looking for deals on eBay, I love stating my own sense of style.
  2. I am addicted to social media.  Now, part of this is business-related.  But you can regularly find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest daily.  
  3. Most of my actions are driven with an eco-consciousness.  I use reusable shopping bags, have a strong disdain for bottled water, recycle like crazy, hate food with too much packaging, turn the faucet off when I am brushing my teeth, you get the idea.  
  4. I love wine and cocktails.  Yes, I often partake in the "mommy juice".  I make a mean lemon drop, too.
  5. I love to cook, come up with new recipes, and eat healthy.  While I am a vegetarian, my husband is not and my children do eat meat.  But I do host "Meatless Mondays" in my house.  I am big on lots of fruits and vegetables, getting healthy fats in your diet, and avoiding processed and sugary foods.
  6. I make time to run, do yoga, jump on our elliptical at home, or ride my bike.  Exercise is key to being a successful, happy Mom and setting a good example for your kids.
  7. I love to host parties! And by that, I mean a small dinner party with close friends or a baby shower for my sister.  I don't like preparing for anything too big.  But something where I can show off some cooking skills and make cocktails is allright in my book.
  8. I make wedding favors.  Since I haven't mentioned it before, that is my business that I have had for 10 years, Wedding Belle Favors.  It is a wholesale wedding favor company, focusing on handmade, personalized items.  You will often find me making shea butter soaps, soy candles, sachets, and LOTS more.  
  9. I love Las Vegas.  That is my favorite getaway for 4 days with my husband.  We live in Oregon, so it's close, relatively inexpensive (depending on your gambling habits!), and nothing beats sitting by the pool all day with lounge chair service.  Which leads to.....
  10. Poker!  I've always loved competitive games.  I love playing poker, either with a big group of friends or in Vegas.  Super fun, highly recommended!
  11. Books and magazines.  I don't have the time for them like I used to, but you can always find me ready to browse cover to cover through InStyle or Vogue.  Plus, with my wedding business, I am "forced" to buy those magazines to do "research". :)  Lately, I've loved reading funny satires by women (Tina Fey, Ali Wentworth, Mindy Kaling).  I usually use the library to get them.  I am there often with the kiddos anyway, so it's easy to get the latest read I need.
  12. Someday I hope to own a house fashioned after the ideas I am saving on Pinterest.
  13. I've always loved to write, so it's amazing it's taken me this long to start a mommy/kids blog.  I've blogged for my wedding biz for years.  But I was saving lots of good ideas to bring you now.  
Stay tuned.  I'll probably be adding to my biographical list. Thanks for visiting, be sure to follow, leave me comments below on what you'd like to hear about, and come back often!


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