Hi! I'm Leslie.
I'm from Tuscaloosa, Alabama...born and raised. I went to the University of Alabama, where I met my husband Noah. We were married on December 8, 2007. We still live in Tuscaloosa with our precious little girl Emma Ramey and our beagle Hardy.
I started this blog in 2009 as I was graduating college to document our lives. At that point, I had no idea what the next 4 years would bring.
When I started the blog, Noah and I were both starting new jobs. Since that time, we've had struggles and celebrations, both in our professional and personal life. It wasn't always easy, but it brought us to where we are today, and I couldn't be more thankful for that...life is very, very good right now!
I was a 1st grade teacher for 3 years at what I call my dream teaching job. I worked with the best students and best teachers around, and I couldn't be more thankful for the experience. When Emma Ramey was born, I transitioned into a stay at home mom. This has been my dream for years, and I can't believe it's finally here! I'll be documenting the experience here, with its ups and downs.
I also do custom blog designs while Emma Ramey naps. :) Sweetie Baby's Blog Design was started when I designed my own blog after not finding a template that satisfied my picky self. A friend asked me to do the same, then another friend, and eventually it grew into a fun side business. I've been designing for 3 years now and I would estimate that I've done close to 300 blogs in that time. It's a blessing that I have this to get some of that creativity out and make the financial transition to staying at home a little easier!
I love good seafood, sushi, a great cup of coffee, having a clean house (even though it doesn't happen very much anymore...), dates with my husband, Alabama football, Christmas, Diet Coke, and saving money. I also like my husband just a little, and seeing my girl smile is probably the greatest thing that's ever happened.
Thanks for following along!
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