It seems like we have a ton of new readers visiting the blog as of late. and with that I want to say WELCOME to my little slice of life and have a brief re-introduction to everything that is Hello Happiness.
The last time I did an official “meet and greet” was back in 2015, so I figured it was time for a major update for all of you, my new and [old] faithful friends…
Why I Blog…
I created this space in April 2008 as a way to document my life and everything in it. I feel like that was before blogging was “cool” and I did it because I’ve always loved to write as a way of expressing myself. I blog to talk about life, to share details about personal events and occasions, to model some cute clothes every once in awhile, and honestly, as a way to properly bookmark my family and my girls.
I’m not a crafty/DIY gal like so many of you out there so this is my way to share important details about Caroline and Carson so that one day they have a place to read all about their childhood, how I prepared to become a mother, what it was like when I was planning our wedding to their daddy, etc. It may sound cheesy, but it’s something I am proud of and I hope to continue to blog for as long as it stays fun.
OK, More of the Personal Stuff
A quick background for those that may not know:
+ My name is Natasha [named after Natalie Wood, the actress] and my middle name is Carol, after my grandmother
+ Married to Jeff since June 2011
+ Mother to two little ladies… Caroline Cate [March 2012] and Carson Elizabeth [June 2013] (yes, that’s just 15 months apart)
+ Small Business Owner of Sugar Bit, a baby, children and tween shoppe that I launched in 2014
+ Live outside of Nashville in Brentwood, a family-centric suburb that’s a wonderful place to call home and doubt we will ever leave
+ In the process of decorating our home, one room at a time, thanks to the fabulous Kendall Simmons… check out my home office, formal dining room, and Caroline’s room to see the progress
+ We LOVE to travel… from annual trips to Rosemary Beach to Disney to NYC, Scottsdale, Charleston and more, our list keeps growing of all the places we want to visit
+ The other details: southern girl by heart, eternal optimist with a true type-A personality who loves stationery, entertaining and throwing parties, shopping, working out, and cooking in the kitchen
+ Obsessed with dresses, sunglasses, and handbags… accessories girl for sure!
+ Biggest pet peeve: misuse of their/they’re/there and you’re/your… my English teachers would be proud
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The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received
Don’t EVER quit… nothing worth having ever comes easy
“A girl should be two things…classy and fabulous”
Favorite Vacation Spots
Rosemary Beach/30A, Florida | Antigua | Turks + Caicos | Napa | Charleston
Five Things I Cannot Live Without (excluding family, faith, and God)
Coffee, iPhone, Pizza, Music, and Mascara
Favorite Thing to Cook
Desserts AND Appetizers
Something Surprising About Me
Most Trusted Beauty Secret
Drink of Choice
French 75 [champagne, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup]
I love working out, reading girly fiction, family weekends at the lake, singing loudly, jam/dancing parties with my little ladies, bunco nights, playing bartender with fun cocktail concoctions, date days with my hubby, playing board games, organizing, and shopping for amazingly good deals!