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I have noticed a lot of new readers around here lately so I thought I would take a day to tell you all about the girl behind the blog. I used to do these types of posts once or twice a year but I just looked back and haven’t done one since 2016…FAIL!! My bad…if you are new then welcome! If you aren’t then maybe you will learn something new about me? Lets go!
ONE. My first name is Ricci and is pronounced like Ricky. I used to HATE my name because I always got teased about it when I was a kid but since I’ve grown older I love it. I think it suits me!
TWO. I just sold my first house!! I remember when I started this blog one of my goals was to become a homeowner. Well friends in the almost 8 years that I have been blogging I have built a home, lived there for 7 years and am now selling to be a renter again! I have gotten a lot of questions about WHY I am selling and the truth is I want to be mobile. I miss the feeling of being able to pickup and move anywhere at anytime. Now does this mean that I am going to make a big, drastic move in the near future? No. But I have the ability to do so now if I wanted to!
THREE. My favorite color is pink.
FOUR. I love to travel and have a goal to see all 50 states (and territories). I have been to most of the east coast but now I think it’s time to start conquering the west coast. Cali trip anyone??
FIVE. I am obsessed with skincare. I spend way more time on my skincare than I do on my makeup and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I always say that you need to take care of your skin first because you only get one shot at that. Plus makeup can only cover up so much, if you know what I mean.
SIX. I am also hair product obsessed. I used really bad hair when I was a teenager in high school and so I attribute my hair obsession to that. I never want to be that awkward frizz ball of a girl who got made fun of for having “devil horns” (baby hair flyaways) and a lion’s mane (it still looks like a lion’s mane if I let it go natural, LOL!). My favorite hair product brand is Drybar. I think I own at least one of everything they make plus I swear by their curling wand and flat iron. The next purchase on my list? Buttercup the hairdryer!!!
SEVEN. I come from a huge family and currently have six nieces and two nephews that range in ages 18 years to 10 months old. I LOVE to spoil my babies!!
EIGHT. I am 35 years old and am still single…I’m talking never been married, no long term relationship, nothing. A lot of people would feel sorry for me for that but here’s a confession for you – I love it! This may sound selfish but I like not having to worry about anyone but myself. Now there are certain times…holidays, wedding season, when I’m in a car wreck…that being in a relationship would be nice but I would say that about 99.9% of the time I am happy with my life the way it is!!
NINE. I am the Queen of Procrastination. Nothing motivates me more than knowing I have something (blog post, work stuff) due in a matter of hours…LOL!!
TEN. I work full time as a Respiratory Therapist in a super busy Neonatal ICU. I work the night shift and I absolutely love it! Would I ever quit my full time job to blog full time? I don’t think so. I love having the security of a paycheck coming every two weeks and I love that good ole hospital insurance. Plus I love my job and working with those teeny tiny babies!!
ELEVEN. I love to cook. I go in spurts with this and sometimes I meal prep, shop and cook for weeks at a time. And then there are the weeks that I eat out for eery meal. I am currently in an “eating out for every meal” phase but I blame that on showing my house, I didn’t want it to smell like food, HA! Now I need to get back in a cooking phase.
TWELVE. I am an Apple girl to my core!! I have an iPhone X, a MacBook Pro and a Mac Book Air. Excessive? Yes. Am I mad about it? No. I love my Apple products and how information is so easily accessed between all of my devices.
THIRTEEN. I am a HUGE movie buff. I love going to the movies, especially since I switched back to night shift, there is nothing better than going to see a late movie all by myself! I have a MoviePass and with that app I can go see one movie a day for $10 a month. I saw three movies this past weekend…Oceans 8, Adrift and Tag…and didn’t pay for any of them. It’s a fantastic app and if you love going to the movies you should get it!! No, I’m NOT getting paid to say that or promote the app, I just really love it!!
FOURTEEN. My favorite candy is Peanut Butter M&M’s. YUM!!
FIFTEEN. I drive a GMC Terrain and I love it so much that when I traded it last year I got another one. What can I say it’s a good SUV!!
So there you have it, fifteen random facts about me, the girl behind the blog. Hope you learned something new about me!!
What is one random fact about yourself??
I thought Ricci is pronounced as “Richie.” Most people also mispronounce my name. It’s Roch (Rosh). So far, how many states have you visited?
I’ve been to 30!! Slowly getting there!!
Always enjoy reading everything you post. Nice to hear how happy and satisfied you are with your life. Your young, beautiful and successful and having a great time with life. May it continue to be so.
Terri Steffes says
I am at 45 states traveled to, including Alaska and Hawaii. Now to get Oregon and Washington off my list! So expensive to travel there from Missouri.
Hi Ricci! Great to learn about you! I should do one of these posts soon! I learned a lot! I am also single at 50 only I was married once for a whopping 6 months! Biggest mistake of my life…be glad you skipped that one! The only thing I miss is I never had kids since I also have a million nieces and nephews – but, I believe there is a reason for everything and it was not in the cards for me. I could always adopt anyway :-)
Happy Tuesday!!! Great to get to know you better!
Melissa Chapman says
I learned a lot about you today from this very interesting. I never knew you worked in the medical field and I have always loved your skincare ideas.
It was wonderful to learn about you. Being in a relationship is not all that it cracks up to be ( depending on the person ) I was always the single one, and there is just so much you just can’t do when you’re married with children. Enjoy the single life until the next chapter of your life begins. Also, I’m an Apple girl as well. The only thing I don’t own is the watch. ( I want one though )
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
This is so much fun. I love learning more about my blogger friends. That sounds like a great SUV! I also love peanut M&Ms the most!
I didn’t know how to pronounce your name. I believe skin care over most other things too. Good to get know ya
I love to travel too. I want to visit all fifty states as well. I have been to quite a few of them so far.
It’s so nice to get to know you, though through your blog, I do feel like I kinda already do. I think we would be great friends. We have a lot in common!
Sue Reddel says
What a great idea to write a post about yourself. Sometimes we don’t realize all that someone is doing besides writing. You are one busy lady!
I love this blog post. You wrote about so many fun things, it is nice to get to know you! I love your positive spirit and that you want to be able to travel or do whatever. Sounds like you are enjoying life and having a good time.
Angela Ricardo Bethea says
I love reading a post about the person writing behind the blog. And you wrote so many fun things and I’m glad to see you are single and happy. That’s so awesome that you travel around.
Karen Morse says
It was so nice getting to know you! I have been following along your posts and I really enjoy reading them, especially the ones about fashion and beauty. Congrats on selling that house! I hope you find the best apartment!
Chubskulit Rose says
I think you are the best person for your job. I am confident that parents trust you with their little ones when you are around them. Congrats on selling the house, that was quick! Good thing about not a homeowner is that, you don’t have to worry about the maintenance, tax and all that stuff.
I love getting to know the people behind my favorite blogs! Love this! .
Girl, I remember those single days up to 34. They are fun. A few hard moments, you are right, but lots of freedom. Enjoy them.
Carol Cassara says
I have been following your blog for a couple of years now and I enjoy reading your different posts. It’s so nice that you’re sharing more about you so we can get to know you better!
Reesa Lewandowski says
It’s so nice to meet you! I love learning more about those I follow online. I used to hate my name too since it was so different than everyone else’s!
Kate Andrews says
My favorite color is pink too – and I am really digging your MacBook. I want a pink on! Also – just $10 a month for a movie a day? I think I need to sign up.
This was my first time learning about Moviepass. Need to check it out! Also, Alaska should be on your bucket list: the great outdoor + midnight sun in the summer and the jawdropping Northern lights/aurora in the winter.
It’s always so fun to get to know the person on the other side of the screen! I’ve been following along for a while, but I learned a thing or two about you! Best of luck with the move!
Bianca Dottin says
So great getting to know you! We love going to the movies. I definitely need to look into getting a Movie Pass. Also, I love traveling too. I’ve been to California once and I loved it. It’s a great place to visit!