Sunday, February 22, 2009


Since I am new to this whole blogging thing I figured the best way to start is by introducing 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 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.


  1. The first blog!!! yay! I'm so proud of you and I love you very much. Mactavish (I think that's how you spell it) feels like home every time.

  2. congrats on your first post! new beginnings!
    phobias should not be laughed at....but i love it that you posted it. and laughed really hard b/c i can hear your voice telling about your fear of running.

  3. I am excited about following your blog! It is my daily obsession and I will add yours to my list! Now I just need to get crackin to get mine caught up :)

  4. Anytime you want to try something crazy and out of control, give me a call.