I studied Interior Design in college and spent the majority of my working life in the corporate world of building and construction. I started out working for contractors and most recently for builders in real estate sales. (yes, I know it's almost as scandalous as being a porn star, I apologize)
My mother taught me to sew when I was young. She is a crafty one and a consummate bargain hunter. I think she could construct a house with a glue gun.
I am the designer/owner/maker of Home Goods Ala Carte, handmade table linen and special event decor.
This is where I share all things related to life as I know it. DIY's, home decor, entertaining, sewing and crafting and other random items that interest me.
I bet you didn't know:
I am Portuguese and Irish.
I am an only child
I do not have a middle name. (You'd think with only one kid, they could have come up with something.)
I only write with Zebra ballpoint pens or a freshly sharpened pencil. I would rather spend 10 minutes locating one than write with an inferior instrument.
I would rather eat a good burger than a steak.
I love the color orange.
I truly believe there should be a remote place for teenagers to live from 13-16.
I have road rage. it's chronic and incurable.
I curse and I like it, I love dropping the occasional f-bomb on unsuspecting strangers.
It is also chronic and incurable.
I love to color. I have colored pencils, gel pens, sharpies, markers and crayons and big girl coloring books.
I am frightened I might one day run out of Bath and Body Works hand soap. I don't know why.
I also think way too much about running out of paper towels.
I am almost phobic about talking on the phone. I do not like it.
I love Ugg boots. I loved them when they were apres ski wear, before everyone jumped on the Ugg boot bandwagon and I will love them forev-ah. I wear them a fair amount of the winter season.
I occasionally wear them with shorts, on summer nights in my backyard, after swimming.
Yes, I DO look as good as the mental picture in your head.
I can feel your contempt, I forgive you.