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I am a working mother of 2 little ones, a wife, friend, novice gardener, a lover of all crafts and addicted to Pinterest! This blog is my dumping ground for life.  This is fun things we have done, struggles we are facing and crafts I have done.  This is me, you new internet best friend.

Reading US weekly is one of my guilty pleasures.  In the back of the magazine they always have 25 things you didn't know about me.  I figured I might as well get a head start on if for when I get discovered once day for making a cool new invention and own a private island with a full time cleaning person.  So this is my rough draft for when the magazine calls me!

1.  I eat ice cream out of a coffee mug - it's genius because then your hands don't get cold!
2. I love coffee
3.  I love to decorate but I don't think I am very good at it.
4.  I have no cousins
5.  I was proposed to on a bench next to public bathrooms.  YES you could see the lake as my wonderful husband likes to point out but... the bathrooms were right next to us.  That's a hilarious story for another day.
6.  I was in college the first time I ate salad
7.  Hawaii is on my list of places I want to see
8.  I was in the audience of TRL (Total Request Live - a show on MTV in the 90's) AND it was fan appreciate day so we were give tons of cool things.
9.  I met Carson Daley in a bar in LA.  He took his picture with us.
10.  My favorite color is pink.
11. My 4 year old can throw a baseball better than I can
12.  My best friend calls me Goob.  She has done this since 7th grade.
13.  I have never broken a bone
14.  I am hard of hearing in my right ear.
15.  My happy place is JoAnn Fabrics and Garden Factory in Rochester, NY
16.  Hydrangeas are my favorite flower.  Annabells specifically.
17.  I couldn't wear contacts after I had my first son.  It wasn't until after I had my daughter that the dryness in my eyes went away and I could wear them again.
18.  I don't like wearing socks in my house
19.  Orange juice and cheese are a great snack.
20. I can't read any books with any kind of suspense or murder.
21. I am not a morning person (hence why I love coffee)
22.  I am a "glass is half full" kind of person
23.  My first job was as a donut froster at a local garden center.  It took me years to eat them again since I ate them every weekend for 2 months.  Don't worry, I am over it now! :)
24.  I love country music
25.  I fall asleep in the car for long car rides.  As in, I fall asleep pretty instantly!

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This is what I call the shed garden:

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