Hi! I'm Leslie.
I'm from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I attended the University of Alabama, where I met my husband Noah. We were married on December 8, 2007. We recently moved to south Mississippi with our 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 5 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 design custom blogs while Emma Ramey naps. Sweetie Baby's Designs was created when I couldn't find a design to satisfy my picky tastes. After I designed my own blog, 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 5 years now and I would estimate that I've done close to 500 blogs in that time. This job lets me get some of that creativity out and make the financial transition to staying at home a little easier!
I love seafood, sushi, a great cup of coffee, having a clean house (even though it doesn't happen very much anymore), dates with my husband, a good glass of wine, Alabama football, Christmas, Diet Coke, and finding a good deal. 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!