Since I am new to this whole blogging thing I figured the best way to start is by introducing myself...so here goes
I am a married 24 year-old with a bulldog and a house and a job where I have worked for nearly 8 years. I have been with my husband for nearly 7 years (almost 3 married). I guess what all this means is that I am a very stable--i think dependable--person. Sometimes I feel like I want to do something crazy and out of control, but really I like my life even if it is ordinary in some ways.
I love collecting things and have a bit of a compulsive shopping problem. My current obsession is teapots--I have purchased 6 in the past month or so bringing my total to 7. I have to sneak them in b/c I'm not supposed to buy any more dishes! I also loves cakestands (I have 11) and mixing bowls which I collect in mostly primary colors. I also buy cookbooks and magazines in large quantities, and sometimes candles...it really just depends on my mood.
I take pride in sharing my home with others--I am not a neat freak by any means or schooled in design, but I think my house is very homey--it looks just like my mom's in a lot of ways which cracks us up (we have the same slipcovers, color palette, and many of the same dishes). I want people who come over to feel comfortable to plop down on the couch, help themselves to food, and not worry if something gets spilled. I also don't want to make anyone feel that they have to be perfect to share their life. Reality is much more interesting and approachable.
Until my sophomore year of college I really did not understand how to have real relationships with other women. I had always focused my friendships on guys then I started a Bible study group and started learning about vulnerability. Now I have learned that you are much more approachable when you are honest about your failures and don't try to pretend that you have it all together. That is what I strive for.
My dream is to have a little bakery/tea room with a craft corner/reading nook. Then I could use my massive dish collection to serve yummy treats!
I love to feed people and am very very maternal in general. I love to cook homey meals and bake delicious snacks. To be totally honest, I sabotage my husband--he is only a few inches taller than me, and I have to make sure that he weighs more, so while I'm dieting I feed him extra treats.
I think I was created to be a mother, but until that time I will continue to dote on my bulldog.
I have a fear of running. I always think that my legs are going to go too fast and that I will fall down.
I have to sleep in socks. If I am not wearing socks I think there are bugs in the bed.
I cannot work without music.
Mariocart makes me curse like a sailor.