When I was little my Uncle called me Annie Banannie and I burst into tears. I told him I didn't like bananas (well, not much anyways) and he asked what a did like. I told him strawberries and my nick name was born.
Strawberries are still my favorite food (that and lasagna... and cheesecake. There's my perfect meal!)
I'm married to my wonderful Tall Man, have a sweet little man (he's three now) and a beautiful little girl- Baby Strawberry- who will be one in September. We have a little house in Mesa, Arizona and a little white dog named Sam- he's a Schnoodle and funny little dog (mostly because he hates dogs and thinks he's a person!) I love the color red, nice cars, good food, and photography. I also like to make jewelry.
I graduated with a degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development. People usually ask what development is all about and I say it's a mix between Biology and Psychology. I love learning about people and really enjoyed my major. I worked at PR firm after graduation until I had my little man. Now I stay home and "develop humans" as we like to joke. My husband also teases that I don't really stay home much- I'm usually at a playdate, Target, Safeway, roaming the mall, or hoping and praying to find a Le Creuset at Goodwill sometime. I also love to buy/sell/redo furniture. There's always a few pieces in my garage waiting to be swapped in. It makes my husband crazy but it's a great outlet. You can see more of the things I love and things I've made (someday...I'm still starting) at my fledgling blog Anne Makes, which is more of a journaling and organizational attempt than a blog.
I love to cook and while the extent to my professional training was one awesome "Basic Food Prep" cooking class in college, I can make a mean brownie. I love to try new things and figure out how to combine nutrition, variety, and frugality into delicious meals for my family.
I've struggled a lot thinking about my blog- what's it for? Should I spend more time growing it? Of course some seasons in life are more suited to certain things and right now I'm all about my little kiddos. It's cliche but I love them more than anything. While being a mom has always been my dream and I love it more than anything, having a little outlet is amazing. So that's why Anne Strawberry was born. I hate doing anything half way and get frustrated that I don't have time to be the best wife/mother/friend/daughter/sister/cook/homemaker/church goer/neighbor etc all at once. But I do what I can and I love my life! So please forgive my inconsistent posts and comments. I'm glad to have a place to document a little piece of my life. And that's good enough for me.
Well I guess that's a lot about me! Feel free to email me if there's anything else you'd like to know!
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