I was born and raised in the Foothills of North Carolina. The Piedmont may be where I hang my hat, but Appalachia is home.
Y’all is part of my vernacular. My usage is not meant to be folksy and cute.
I’m a wanna-be neat freak with a serious case of perfectionism. The older I get, the less I tolerate clutter. I’m pretty sure the dust bunnies under my bed will mock me for the rest of my life.
I am married to the man of my dreams and have a charming
14 20 year old son. Both keep me on my toes and laughing all day. They also spoil me rotten.
I have a knack for cooking memorable meals (some for the wrong reasons) and have lived green since before it was a popular way of life.
I am a connoisseur of deviled eggs, okra pickles, BBQ, and sweet tea. Don’t try and sell me on sauce until we’ve had a conversation about smoke.
I cry every time I hear James Taylor sing “Carolina on My Mind.”
I am an audiophile. My obsession with music started with my bluegrass playing family and attending every festival in the South with my Grandparents. My tastes run the gamut. Don’t be surprised when you hear my Spotify playlist change from Doc Watson – Nina Simone – Beastie Boys – Foo Fighters.
You’ll frequently find me obsessing over the perfect fountain pen, stationary, and grey nail polish.
I am the founding social media manager for Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer and am in the middle of writing my second novel. Both are deep, soul-filling work.
Like Ilina, I feel like I half-ass both sometimes. 24 hours in a day are never enough.