I live in North East Ohio, in a suburb of Cleveland. I am a huge fan of my community and can not imagine living anywhere else.
I love where I work - but, love being a mom even more and if I could have my kids at work I would. My views and opinions are all my own and do not reflect the views or opinions of the company that employs me. You can read about my policies here as well as giveaway rules.
Speaking of work... there does not seem to be a job that I have not had (in no particular order): waitress (I prefer server), bartender, club manager, manager of an all male revue (read: naked men), hostess, photo lab technician, cashier, pizza delivery woman, office manager, receptionist, registration clerk for a substance abuse agency, administrative assistant, sex toy consultant, telemarketer, that person in the mall that does surveys and blogger.
Somewhere between work and procrastinating about doing the never ending laundry I decided I needed a hobby and started blogging (again)... you can read about that here. I use to be Hello Mommy, but I official switched to iNeed a Playdate because it is my url and since I have some issues about things matching... well that story is here. I did not realize that it would sound so much like a porn site till the Husband pointed it out, but, eh...I do need a play date.
The other reason I decided to blog and not say - paint the next masterpiece or write a NY Times Best Seller is because of my sister and if you want to read about that it is here.
I take pictures. I once had aspirations of being a photographer but then I worked at a photo lab for way to many years and it changed my life... I still enjoy taking pictures but since I no longer get paid to do it I don't feel right calling myself a photographer. The Husband is however and he is very talented!!! If you live in North East Ohio or are willing to fly him to where you are...
My interests and what I write about vary from day to day but I share some recipes, I'm a HUGE supporter of breastfeeding and I do random reviews. If you would like me to do a product review and/or contest feel free to email me at email@example.com. I would be honored to represent your company and product, especially if it is for a computer, vacuum or patio furniture. I would also be your gal for exotic (completely paid) vacations, new car or wine. I would also consider food, specifically - chocolate or coffee. This, of course, is an incomplete list and will gladly accept most offers.
I currently have a trashy Harlequin romance waiting to be written and I participate in a couple writer's workshops and you can read what I wrote here. I have noticed a huge improvement in my writing since I started participating in these link ups and I hope to one day actually write a novel for Harlequin. In addition to stalking a growing list of bloggers (see list on the right)... I am also addicted to playing angry birds, stalking on twitter and using instagram on an iPod touch. I also enjoy Oreos dipped in red wine.
If you are still following me after reading this... Cheers and happy reading!
Oh and thank you very, very much!
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