Here I am again telling you a little about me in my Q&A format. Did you miss the first one? No worries - check it out the link at the bottom of the post.

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1. Do you have any pet peeves?

Yes I have 3.

Pet peeve #1 - Clients saying during a session - you can just Photoshop it. If I know the fix is possible I will say "I can just photoshop it." No I can not paint your nails in Photoshop.

Pet peeve #2 - People being late and not letting you know prior. I get it life gets busy. Traffic is madness anymore and being a mom there is always someone who isn't ready or forgot something. Why can't kids keep up with their shoes? However it's when people show up 15 minutes late as if it's okay without any warning. This is a bigger peeve for me when it comes to being professional.

Pet peeve #3 - People showing only the perfect & joyous side of life on social media. Sorry if this offends you. Us southerners are taught to keep it in the closet. Don't show your dirty laundry. Show me your real self, the hard stuff, the struggles and stuff that makes others feel like they are not alone in this life experience. We learn from each other. If it wasn't for other strong women sharing their journey and dirty laundry then I wouldn't be the strong woman I am today. I applaud this newer generation to opening their closet doors and saying it's okay to be messy as hell.

2. Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

Breakfast. My favorite breakfast food is biscuits and gravy with a side of scrambled eggs. Hardees is the best. Yummmm!

3. What song always gets you out on the dance floor?

"Let Me Clear My Throat" by DJ Kool. Don't know it then you are missing out. Check it out on Spotify.

4. When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?

No crust.

5. What activity instantly calms you?

Spending time in my she-shed writing or yoga. .

6. Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

Back in the day at a bar or club dancing however now I like just getting together with close friends at someone's home or a quiet restaurant. This year I treated my close friends to yoga then Mexican at our home with great conversation. It really was one of the best birthdays.

7. What do you do on your commute to/from work?

I work from home so I don't commute. Lucky me. On my way to sessions though I usually listen to music to get me energized - typically Dave Matthews. .

8. Do you have a favorite type of exercise?


9. What's your favorite season and why?

Summer. I have no allergies and my skin isn't dry. I never complain about the heat no matter how many times the seat burns me when I get in the car or when my lion's mane frizzes up. I hate the cold and love being outdoors, gardening and watching the birds. I just feel my best during the summer.

10. Have you ever been out of the United States?

Yes. I've been to Portugal, Costa Rica and Mexico at least nine times. I quit counting. COVID is really hurting my solo travels. I love solo travel.

11. What's the phone app you use most?

Notes & Goodnotes. It's probably a tie. Goodnotes is my online planner and having it handy at all times has changed my life. No big bulky planner. I'm a creative and my mind never ever stops moving - in a creative way - so it allows me to have all of my ideas recorded so I can bring them to life. Last year I realized you could make folders to organzine your notes.

12. Would you rather cook or order in?

Order in. I do like to cook though after we've been eating out due to our busy schedules.

13. Have your ever disliked something and then changed your mind?

Yes. I hated sushi until I was in my mid-20's. I always thought it was raw and that was disgusting. I slowly started eating fried sushi rolls then progressed to true raw sushi.

Funny story. I love sushi so much that when I was pregnant with Julia I ate it at least twice a week. I craved it. I ate fried during that period. My husband left his wallet at the office when it went to pick up the order at Virago. They said he could pay the next time he came in. They knew his pregnant wife would have him picking up more sushi in a few days. Also both girls love sushi and have almost mastered chopsticks now.

14. What's your favorite board game?


15. How do you take your coffee?

I am one of those rare people that doesn't like coffee or even the smell of it.

16 What's your most prized possession and why?

My photos of my life - every single one. Also dad's vintage camera collection he passed on to me before he passed away.

17. Is there any product that you couldn't live without?

Spark. Remember I don't drink coffee? I'm not SuperMom. I need something to get me going in the morning to seize the day. .

18. Do you sleep with a top sheet? Why or why not?

Yes. I just assumed everyone does. I also have to sleep in pants. I can't get comfortable without them.

19. If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, which would it be?

I think you have to keep most exotic pants caged and I don't believe in caging animals - especially birds. Breaks my heart to see one caged.

20. What would be the first thing you'd do if you won the lottery?

Pay off any debt, invest in real estate/land, make some large investments in my business and put a large amount away for future use. Oh and take a vacation to Fiji, explore Europe for a month as well as a a month vacation with our family in Orlando exploring every theme park. I would rather invest in the future so when the lottery money is gone I can still live the life I want.

Photo Credit to Blossom Charette