My name is Amy and I am a daughter, wife, mother, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, niece, friend, maid, personal chef, folder of laundry, poop picker-upper, dish do-er, toy organizer, band-aid applier, face wiper and lover of LIFE!

I was born and raised in beautiful San Diego and moved to the Bay Area in October ’05 just in time to celebrate our one year anniversary. We now call the Santa Clarita area home, but miss SD and Nor Cal. Beautiful friendships and family made it hard to leave both places, but we’re very happy here and this blog will parallel our lives as we continue to make many wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing these special moments with us!

I am married to my super sweet husband, Jay and have 2 kidlets ~ a daughter, Elliott {7} and a son, Holden {6}. We have 2 pooches, Riggs & Rascal who are definitely an unusual pair ~ a Border Collie and a Dachshund.

I worked for HSBC for 8 years after college and left the mortgage sector of the business in May ’05 to be a FT stay-at-home Mommy. This has been the greatest gift I could have ever hoped for. I am truly blessed to be able to spend these days, months, years with my little ones as too soon they will be grown and off to college themselves.

I come from a very artsy family and would like to say that I inherited a little bit of creativity. I love interior decorating, entertaining, party planning, shopping (husband cringing), cooking and reality T.V. I am addicted to Instagram and note cards. I recently ran my first half marathon, the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon in December of 2010. Whether I want to believe it or not, I turned FORTY this past October. I don’t feel any different than when I turned 21, so I guess this is a good thing?

Anywhoo, I thank you for checking out my blog from time to time…I hope to keep it fun and light-hearted. Please feel free to leave a comment ~ I definitely welcome any and all opinions!

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