Pictures are worth a 1000 words right? That picture pretty much sums me up :) And based off that comic I would like to think I am your average
20 30-something year-old, clinical psychologist. One who secretly waits to open up a cupcakery or even just a bakery, as I love all treats.
Until then, this is me :) ............................yup...........the big dork...........................HI :)
I grew up in Valencia, California--I am definitely a So Cal girl. Which just means I love saying "Oh my gosh! and O-M-Geee" (I know..don't judge me ;), have LA justified road rage and drive like a maniac (as my hubby likes to say...I like to say I am a woman on a mission that handles no tomfoolery on the road....you read right..I just used the phrase tomfoolery..I had to! It sounds so fun).
I went to UCLA and majored in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology and Political Science- boooooring...I know BUT while there I worked at an Early Education Center, was a nanny and mentored adolescents. I just fell in love with working with youth. Yes- I am one of those sappy women who just adore kids! So I decided, after four years and getting ready to graduate-- that I wanted to become a child clinical psychologist (i.e., Bye-Bye molecular bio...hello "and how do you feel about that.." :).
That decision led me to Texas, working at Texas Children’s Hospital. Moving from California to Texas was absolutely tragic. I mean really-- La La land, the place of wonderful weather and even better shopping to Tejas ;)....land of heat and big belt buckles (though I am a sucker for cowboys...hats, accents, rodeos and all. Oh and I love the word y'all, it's just so natural :).
Living away from my family and best friends was a really hard transition for me so I decided to distract myself by getting my masters degree in behavioral psychology (I mean....everyone does that right? Completely normal...okay, I admit it, I am a closet nerd..without the closet....ok...I am a raging nerd) and getting out of Texas ASAP. My plan did not work out so well because I met, fell in love with and married my best friend and love of my life (the hubby....my Cajun Country Boy ;). Click here to read about how I met and began dating the hubby or here, to read about how the hubby stuck his foot in his mouth :)
The hubby and I tied the knot on June 30th, 2012. I needed to learn to cook for two- which has brought new and exciting challenges- particularly in learning to make "Non-dessert" recipes; because my hubby is a weirdo and believes that one should eat veggies and that there is such a thing as too much chocolate?!? (I KNOW, do not even get me started). And so I decided to start a blog.
When I first moved to grad school, I was about 2 hours away from the hubby (the fiance then). Since moving away from the hubby was really hard for me, he got me the other love of my life. My fur baby- Ninja (or as I call him Ninja face). I absolutely adore him (hands down...OBSESSED)! He makes wrinkles look so good! He is a 6 year-old Chinese Shar-Pei who is just like his mommy. He loves sleeping and food. Every time I bake, he stalks the kitchen, just waiting to jump if I drop anything :) He is definitely a mama's boy! I mean seriously...LOOK-AT-THAT-FACE!
At first I created my blog as way to share recipes with my sister. But it really became my little internet home :) As I began blogging, I realized my take on food is simplicity! I am busy and I have no doubt that you all too- so I want baking and cooking to be beautiful and delicious yet easy and approachable!
And a few more tidbits about me: I am a clean freak (an evening of cleaning and organizing is fun for me). I LOVE food- especially sushi and chocolate (let's be honest...ALL desserts). I love spending time with family and friends. I am outgoing and friendly but I enjoy staying home and watching reality television. I love romantic comedies (which totally includes Lifeime movies:), laughing till I can't breathe, sweet moments, sleeping for hours, and sprinkles! And most of all baking and blogging :)
Also I LOVE to travel-- which is hard when you are busy with school and are not making bunches, but when I do, I will also post reviews of different cupcakeries that I have visited. Whenever I travel, I try my best to go to cupcakaries. I mean, any justification to eat cupcakes (not that I need any)...but hey...now I have an excuse ;)