If you are new to my blog, let me take a few minutes to tell you what you won't see here:
You won't see step by step instructions accompanied by photos of recipes that I have made for my family that day. Really. You won't.
You won't see me referring to my husband with a cute nickname or cryptic initials instead of his actual name. My husband's name is Adam and that's how I refer to him both on my blog and in my real life.
You won't see give-a-ways of various gift cards, gift certificates or other gifty things. It is a nice thought and probably really fun for readers and great for blog traffic and ratings, but quite honestly, I am horrific about going to the post office. I couldn't mail a package (or even a letter) in a timely manner if my very own life depended on it.
You won't see contests where I ask you to name our pet fish or to guess how many Starbucks coffees I've had that day. I assume you don't care about how many cups of decaf I've had (three) and I don't plan on buying anymore pet fish (we already have a half-dead Beta that lives in a dirty fishbowl in Ethan's bathroom that has proved to be too much for me to handle). The fish is (aptly) named Fishy by the way (named by my son, not by a blog reader).
So, then...now that you know what you won't see, let me tell you what I can guarantee:
My honest-to-goodness, genuine and very real experiences and emotions. I will pour my heart out to you (and have already). I will do my very best to tell it like it is, to show you who I really am (even if that means it's not exactly who I would like to be). I'll paint the pretty (and not-so-pretty) pictures of my life.
Because at the end of the day, I'm all I've really got to show for myself, right?
I'm glad you're here and I hope you'll keep reading.