About Me

Hi there! I'm glad you dropped in! My name is Renee, and I'm a small-town chick just trying to make a livin' in the "big" city. "Big" is in quotations since I live in Madison (formerly in Milwaukee), and there are plenty of people out there who think Madison is small. Not when you're me and grew up in a town of 1,600 people. ;) Anyway, regardless of how you found me, I hope you enjoy reading along as I post about many different things...everything from family to friends to love to cooking and beyond. There is no real centralized focus to this blog; I'm just here to share my experiences with all of you. Welcome aboard! In case you're curious, here are a few more random tidbits about me...

(These pictures include me and my parents, me and my brothers, me and my sisters-in law, my nieces and nephews, and me and L! You'll learn more about them in just a moment:).
  • I come from a family of 5. My parents, as well as two older brothers. Love them all!
  • I have two great sisters-in-law (who happen to be sisters). Yes, my brothers married sisters!
  • I am the very proud aunt of EIGHT nieces and nephews!! :)
  • There's a man in my life (referred to as L in the blog) who I couldn't be luckier to have. He's the best!
  • Before moving to Milwaukee in 2010, I'd only been here 2-3 times in my whole life. I moved to Madison in September 2013 for a new job, and I feel pretty at home here!
  • My job involves helping students figure out what to do with their lives. Love seeing them transform!
  • Up until about 2 years ago, I was barely brave enough to even touch a kitchen utensil. Now I cook all the time and love experimenting with new recipes, some of which you'll find right here in the blog!
  • I don't necessarily consider myself the craftiest person in the world, but I LOVE paper (and wrapping paper) and have recently started to try my hand at making awesome little envelopes! I'd love to venture into making banners, confetti, poms, etc. So many ideas floating in my head!
  • I hate ketchup more than anything in the world. Don't even come near me with the stuff.
  • My favorite color is red, but my favorite color to WEAR is green. It matches my eyes. ;)
  • I love, Love, LOVE the Packers, so much so that I practically bleed green and gold!
  • I am deathly afraid of tornadoes and dream of them all the time.
  • I have a long list of movies that I have not seen in entirety, and I often get gasps and looks of disgust from several people when I mention them. They include: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Grease, Pretty Woman, Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Jerry McGuire, and I know there’s more but I can’t think of them at the moment… The one movie I can recite forward and backwards is “Tommy Boy.” 
  • I tend to jam (i.e., snap my fingers, bob my head, etc.) to commercial jingles without even knowing it’s happening—until someone points it out to me!  
  • I think about death a lot. I always have. It scares me, and I worry often about those closest to me. No, I'm not some morbid individual or anything. I just don't handle it well.
  • I'm your girl if you need anything proofread and edited. I promise to be nice...maybe. ;)
  • I go crazy for St. Patrick's Day. I'm not Irish, but I just LOVE that day!
  • I find any and all crime-related shows (real or fictional) to be extremely addicting.
  • The thing I miss most about not having cable is the Lifetime Channel. Judge away, ha!
  • One of my biggest pet peeves is when people use the microwave and don't clear off any extra seconds they didn't use.
  • I love lists...clearly. :)
I'm having a hard time cutting myself off, so I'm just going to stop here. Does it get any more random than that?! I think not. Just wanted to give you some insight into my daily world. If you have any questions or want to know more about me, feel free to drop me a line at raenae14@gmail.com. Thanks again for dropping by!


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