Overdue Introduction

As I got ready to write my 6th post here on the Disney Baby blog, I realized that I have failed to do one important thing here, and that’s to introduce myself! So instead of continuing to write and speak to you as if we’ve already met, why don’t I tell you a little bit about myself and my family.

family photoMy name is Andrea and this is my little family. I’ve been married to my best friend and the man that makes me laugh everyday for over 13 years. Together we have two kids. Taylor is 7 and our little boy Sydney is 5. We always thought we’d have three children, but for a very long time after having my son I said I was done having kids. My husband held out hope that I’d change my mind, and I finally did late last year. We are expecting baby #3 on August 30th, and we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, but we’re excited either way!

I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now, but “seriously” blogging for 2 years. I initially started blogging as just a way to document our family’s lives since I’m not the scrapbooking type, but it eventually turned into more than just a family blog as I started sharing my adventures in crafting, in the kitchen, and lots of other personal posts talking about life as a mother and a wife. What once started as a simple little hobby turned sort of into a full-blown obsession. I continue to blog about my life, family and crafty stuff at Four Flights of Fancy, and I have a separate blog, For the Love Of, dedicated solely to fashion and style-related DIY’s.

I worked all of my professional life as a Sales Exec in the fashion industry and loved my career so much. I continued to try working outside of the home both part-time and full-time, but the demanding nature of the business along with a grueling travel schedule caused me to finally hang up my hat in that world and become a stay-at-home mom. But as most stay-at-home moms can attest, it ain’t no picnic. :) I continue to keep myself busy and sane though by writing and creating DIY projects on a constant basis. Believe it or not, I look forward to the chaos that a new baby will bring to our lives right now and can’t wait to see how he or she shakes things up.

I am addicted to nail polish and change colors at least 2 times a week. I prefer savory snacks over sweet treats, especially chips and french fries, and I love a good cup of coffee. I love to read and in this modern world of social media and computers, I find happiness in the fact that a good book can ground me and make me focus when I need it. Besides reading and blogging, I craft quite a bit, both on my own and with my kids, and at night I love to plop down and watch a good show or movie with my husband. We probably stay up late watching too much TV, so please don’t tell on us. ;)

Our family isn’t huge, but each of our brothers and sisters have 2-5 kids. Since all the cousins are around the same age and live close by, we love getting them together. And thanks to a local mom’s group I joined when my daughter was just a few months old, we’ve met and made a wonderful group of local friends with kids that we enjoy spending time with as well. We’re busy and a little crazy sometimes, but it’s a good life and I count my blessings often, the latest of which is getting to write here in this space.

I’m thrilled to write about my past and new adventures with Baby and the roller coaster ride that is parenthood with you!

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