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Date Joined: December 11, 2012
Last Online: March 6, 2020
Birthday: May 6
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a quirky, petite, Italian girl who's in love with photography...and food. Those two are battling for favorite at the moment. I recently moved back to FL after living in NY for 8 years (and I miss it terribly)! My hobbies include walking, cooking/baking, photography, visiting museums, crafting, trying new things. My fiancΓ© and I just bought our first house and are excited to make it a home.

I am a wedding photographer and just love being a part of the most important day of people's lives. I love soaking in other people's happiness. And those vows?! I'm lucky if I can make it through a wedding without crying.

Sustainability is important to me. This is a recent interest but I've become very passionate about eliminating waste and being more conscious of how I'm contributing to environmental problems. It's easy to take the first steps (i.e. reusable shopping bags, cloth towels instead of napkins, composting, etc) but can get overwhelming. I just tell myself any change I can make is better than what I was doing before.

Some other things I like include:

  • giraffes (they're so tall!)
  • fine glitter
  • crocheting/knitting (still an amateur though!)
  • the number 6
  • weddings
  • dog ears
  • making people laugh
  • fancy pens
  • being organized
  • cooking (mostly vegan these days-dairy just does not agree with me)
  • traveling
  • Harry Potter
  • broadway shows
  • nature/natural materials
  • hiking
  • the physical act of writing
  • getting things in the mail ;)

Future goal: keep being happy.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter, 100% yes. I'm not a fan of Twilight, definitely not. I love Michael Crichton, which is surprising because I'm not big into sci-fi books otherwise. Nonfiction (or nonfiction inspired) humor is my absolute favorite genre. I am just a big fan of laughing :) Recently, I've been reading Maeve Binchy. I don't usually read those types of stories but she's a great writer. Also, books about food or written by chefs a favorite genre. I can never seem to find enough time to read. I have a pile of books on deck that I'm desperately trying to get to. I can't read fast enough!

Favorite Music

Jack Johnson, Coldplay, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, John Mayer, Keane, anything folksy acoustic. Also Queen, Billy Joel, Elton John, John Denver, anything from the 80s. I have an eclectic taste when it comes to music and depending on my mood, will listen to anything from worldbeat to jazz, to rock. I'm not a big fan of country unless it's got a bit of pop and definitely not a fan of heavy metal.

Favorite Movies

All time favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (closely followed by A Lot Like Love). LOVE LOVE LOVE Moana. I like a lot of indie films and dark comedies.

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts, knitting/crocheting, jewelry making, mixed media, drawing, painting. I want to get into watercolor but I haven't had too much time to craft lately.

Things On My Radar

I love trying new things. I just started making a list of things I want to get to eventually (hopefully sooner rather than later):

*watercolor painting


*ukelele (I have one I play occasionally)

*making my own herbal tinctures

*magazine crafts

*write my own cookbook

*gesture drawings (I did this in college)


*chocolate candy making

*fruit dehydrating


Slytheringrrl rated for I Need More Tea! on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the tea. I had never had either of them.
Chaar rated for I Need More Tea! on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice tea and letter
Comment: Thank you , Thank You for all the Wonderful Tea! Can't wait to try the Northwest Blackberry Tea!
amabear62 rated for 25 Handmade Days of Christmas on Nov 24, 2017
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Love love! the mug muffs were perfect! Merry Christmas!
FrancesDauphinais rated for Thanksgiving Recipe on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you very Much! I love to cook and these honestly sound Fantastic! Can't wait to try something new. HAVE A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON..,MUCH LOVE XXOO
kfaye rated for Painting ON a LEAF on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty painted leaf :)
Tjace007 rated for Holiday Themed Paper Napkins - USA on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Love my napkins. Thank you
Response: you're welcome, thank you for the heart!
mindles rated for Tea time on Oct 19, 2017
Fenix825 rated for Get Into the Halloween Spirit! on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: you are welcome! happy halloween :)
SharMarie513 rated for Tea time on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the teas, can't wait to try them!
Response: you're welcome, thanks for the heart!
Jaymmers rated for Send Me a Recipe! [cinnamon] on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: You found a way to my heart. I absolutely adore rice pudding! Thank you very much for sharing one of your treasures and the added recipe card. I am completely out! Thanks again :)
Response: so glad you like the recipe, it's one of my faves!
Comment: OH MY GOD this sounds amazing!
Response: it IS amazing. probably my favorite recipe since i cut out dairy, it's sooo good!
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and tea. I must admit I was drinking coffee when I read it but look forward to writing you back while I drink a cup of tea. I really enjoyed your letter.
Response: It's ok, I'm a coffee drinker too sometimes. Who said they had to be exclusive!
Comment: Great list. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your little (big) bits of happy with us - and for joining my swap! :) I forgot quite a few happy moments that I remembered looking at your list... ha ha.
Response: i felt the same way after reading everyone's lists, i realized i take a lot of happy things for granted!
Comment: Nice list! I see we have a lot in common :)
Comment: Thanks for sending me your 100 things, I enjoyed reading it
Comment: great list
Comment: Thank you Francesca for sharing your 100 happy thoughts!

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sugaraddict on May 26, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

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