About Moi

Welcome to My Messy Messy Mess!  In this blog, I share my adventures in cooking, baking, crafting, gardening, traveling, parenting, teaching, music-making and life.  Honesty is the best policy and I have as many failures as victories.  Mind if I share them with you?

Now down to the nitty-gritty....... 

I am a full-time working mom in my thirties - okay mid-thirties-ish - with a family of two beautiful boys and a wonderful husband.  I am the orchestra director in a public school for grades 5-12 and my primary instrument is viola but I started on violin at the age of 5.

I always knew I wanted to teach others to play stringed instruments, except for those two days in 5th grade when I wanted to be a veterinarian.

I really feel that life is about trial and error - this happens in cooking, gardening, parenting and music making.  I would be remiss to say I haven't had plenty of failures.  But how would we learn without making mistakes?  

This is one of my mantras as a parent and an educator, not to mention one of the underlying focuses of this blog.  I'd love to show you how well I can clean my bathroom tub with only household ingredients while perfecting the perfect messy bun, nailing a liquid liner cat eye in my trendy new outfit, but that will never happen.  My wonderful housecleaner scrubbed our tub, my bun is messy because I have three-day dirty hair, the eye liner is left over from yesterday when I forgot to wash it off and I am living in free t-shirts and work out shorts.  That's my reality and that's okay because I LOVE IT!

I am a sharer - I love getting and giving recipes, organizing outings and bringing people together.  I hope you enjoy browsing around my blog at all the messy messes and tidy victories.

But in the meantime, here are some stats about moi:

  • Birthday - April 21, 1981
  • Sign - Taurus (I am totally a taurus just ask my husband)
  • Hair & Eye Color - Naturally dirty blond with green eyes
  • Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
  • Main Instruments: viola & violin
  • Favorite Food: anything Mexican
  • Favorite Sweet: ice cream, Heavenly Hash by Perry's Ice Cream
  • Favorite Colors: pink, navy, grey
  • Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids
  • Favorite Season: summer
  • Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye
  • What I Would Have Been if I Wasn't a Teacher: astrophysicist
  • Favorite Movie: Clueless 
  • Favorite Flower: red poppy
  • Favorite Beverage: beer!
  • Dream car: silver pickup truck OR a navy Viper with white racing stripes

Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoying checking out my posts as much as I enjoyed creating them!