Monday, July 21, 2014

A bit about me!

If you just started following my blog, welcome! If you've been around for a few posts, thanks for coming back! By now you can get a rough idea about my style of cooking and flavors I gravitate towards. But some of you may wonder who I am, why I blog, why I drink so much wine, and why should you join me in this journey? I am happy to give you a little insight into some of these questions!

I am a stereotypical twenty something girl, love the color pink, dressing up, shopping, and traveling. I am years ahead of my time, always have been. I'm an "old soul" as family members say, which I haven't decided is a good thing or not! I am definitely a homebody, I don't love the bar scene or staying out late drinking. I do enjoy staying home with my boyfriend or close friends to drink wine, eat delicious food and play games. I am very family orientated and feel strongly that I have been blessed with the best family in the world.

I am the youngest of 4 girls and am 6 years apart from my oldest sister, which means we are all very close in age and have a lot in common! They are my best friends and role models and always make me smile. Sister nights are something I look forward to and always grew up thinking how cool it will be when we're old and married with kids...can't believe we're already there...well, almost!

My mom is my rock and is the first person I call to share great news, vent to, laugh with, or shoulder to cry on. My dad is a saint! Everyone asks how he does it, having so many girls in his life and the answer always is vodka. He loves his martinis and has gotten us girls into martinis too, extra dirty with blue cheese olives, to be specific! He is the most patient man I know and has dealt with so much with us girls that I still don't know how he does it.

I got started blogging after years of envying other blogs. After countless hours a week following everyone else's lives, my boyfriend Sean asked me why I don't just start my own. Truthfully, I don't think I live as exciting of a life as others. He reassured me that I can do anything I set my mind to and if I wanted something, to go for it! I dipped my toes in, not knowing what to expect and I still haven't figured out the answers. I enjoy it, I feel serenity in writing, and hope that I can share a recipe someone will try and love. Blogging is a safe zone for me, cooking whatever I feel like, sharing what's on my mind, and spreading my passion for all things food with anyone who visits my site.

As I've said, I am a big wino! I grew up in a house where my parents celebrated happy hour at home often, with a glass of wine to catch up on each other's day. As my sisters and I got older we too partook in this time of day and my wine palette has since evolved and improved tremendously! I love learning about wine, trying different blends, and picking out new bottles wherever I go. I do not drink every night, although I wish a glass a day kept the doctor away...that's something I should look into!

I also want to be clear that this blog is a two-way street. If there's something you want to learn how to make, have a "dumb" culinary question, need me to debunk a knife skill/technique you aren't sure about please let me know! I'm happy to be a resource of what I know or learn something for you that I'm not sure about. You can reach out to me in my email tab or find me on social media.

Here's a couple pictures with my mom and sisters from this past weekend, celebrating my sister Emily's bachelorette party in Michigan!
My mom on the left working our way from oldest to youngest!
Scoping out Michigan's grapes.

Thanks for stopping by!

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