I’m just like you: a modern woman trying to live fabulously on a budget. I love beautiful things, fancy coffees, luxurious trips, and want my children to have the best of everything – but I’m also not doing snow angels in piles of cash. We work hard for the money, so if there’s anything I hate – it’s wasting money on products that don’t live up to the hype.

That’s why I obsessively research before I buy and always look for the best deals. But, I also believe the pursuit of having it all should also be fun – or what’s the point? So, there’s always time for a funny gif or sarcastic one-liner. I want I Spy to be a place where we share all things fabulous – so we can all build a life full of what we really love and enjoy. So, grab a cozy blanket, an iced coffee, and let’s tell each other everything.

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

― Oscar Wilde

This blog is my newest adventure – after years of freelance writing for hundreds of companies all over the world – many of those household names like Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Energizer, NOW Foods, Disney, Ford, the Texas Rangers and many more. 

Before writing, I taught middle-school English and classical piano to the coolest kids around and they taught me incredible lessons about how to design content and deliver it in a way that will get the desired result. Nobody has a shorter attention span than a teenager!

Now, I am obsessed with content creation, curating a fabulous life, and drinking all the coffee while sharing everything I know with you.

If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?

― Tina Fey

While in college getting my English degree, I turned my beauty and fashion obsession into a money-making business – as a makeup artist for bridal fashion shows, weddings, and special events. I also worked as Bridal Dress Consultant for a couple of years and made a killing!

When it came time to plan my own wedding, my then fiancé and I eschewed tradition and planned a destination wedding on Maui with no bridal party other than flower girls and a family-style dinner with our 30 beloved guests.

I did my own wedding makeup and only wore a wedding dress for the ceremony. As soon as it was over, I kicked off the heels and satin and wore a shimmery champagne chiffon dress with jeweled sandals. We took pictures on the beach and then ate, drank, and danced the night away with our favorite people.

If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.

― Mario Andretti

Before the birth of my son, I’d always lived like I was on a bullet train. The minute he arrived, my whole world realigned and he became the center of it. But, a year or so later, I joined the 50 million Americans diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

Using my mad research skills and endless supply of mama bear grit, I went down the rabbithole of homeopathy and natural living to learn everything I could about healing my body so I could be at my best for my son every day.

Everything I learned, the countless supplements I took, books I read, and products we replaced in our home has held my disease at bay without progression for over 5 years. However, in 2018, I was diagnosed with a second autoimmune disease that was probably missed before.

Now, looking at my daughter and son, I am driven to fight these diseases tooth and nail. I’ll be sharing more about what I’ve learned and what I do to train my body to efficiently manage these diseases to the best of its ability. If you’re also suffering from autoimmune related health issues – I understand and I hope something I share will ease your pain.

Just remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

― Margaret Mead

Fun Facts:

  • Serious coffee addiction - usually Starbucks!
  • Written over 400 whiteboard animation scripts
  • Former English and classical piano teacher
  • Major gif and meme obsession - so funny!
  • Can quote Father of the Bride word for word!
  • Need to regularly visit the ocean - pref Hawaii!
  • Strange phobia of aquariums - hello Jaws?!
  • Married to a classically trained chef - yum!