My name is Liza and I am both a wife and the mom of a preschooler (Bubbles), a stepson (Austin) who heads off to basic training this summer, and a stepdaughter (Ashley) a college graduate that just started her first teaching job in Indianapolis.
Bubbles is a typical preschooler that loves anything related to Disney (Elsa and Anna from Frozen, Planes, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Doc McStuffins, the princesses, Sofia, and more), shows like My Little Ponies and Tom & Jerry, coloring, playing with blocks, and taking her trike for a spin outside every chance she gets.
Austin loves pick-up basketball games, watching basketball and football both live and on TV, and playing video games. He also loves flying; after riding in a bi-plane and then taking a couple of lessons, he’s thinking of becoming a pilot.
As a first-year teacher Ashley doesn’t have a ton of free time but what time she does have is spent reading and making music. Both she and Austin play the guitar; Austin also plays drums and keyboard, and Ashley sings (check out her YouTube channel – she’s really good!). Ashley also recently made us very proud when she raised money for pediatric cancer by shaving her head.
We currently live in Louisville, Kentucky (that’s the Louisville skyline up there in my header). For those not familiar with the area, Louisville and the surrounding towns are most well-known for the Louisville Bat company, the Kentucky Derby, bourbon trail, and creating the Hot Brown sandwich. As a family we also enjoy the local zoo and watching the Louisville Bats baseball team.
Growing up I loved both learning and writing. This lead me to obtain B.A. degrees in both Secondary Education and English while attending college in Florida. After college I returned to my home state of Maine and taught at a public high school. I then took the opportunity to combine my love of education with my interest in business by becoming the Education Manager at a Fortune 500 company. Today my gears have shifted slightly and I am working in the instructional design field.
Never losing the love of writing, in 2010 I found a creative outlet in blogging. Originally focused on sharing deals with friends and family (I have always been labeled the go-to person for finding the best sales) my goal has changed. I now shares my views on family, fun, products, activities, local events, recipes, crafts, and much, much more.
In my spare time (does spare time exist when you have kids?) I love to sit and browse Pinterest. I find so many great recipes, crafts, and DIY projects to try, plus lots of great ideas for traveling, designing our next house, gift giving and lots more. I also like to watch Disney movies with Bubbles, try new things in the kitchen, and do a bit of shopping.
So pull up a chair, grab a cup of tea or coffee (make mine black, please, and extra-strong!), and check out our Views From the ‘Ville. Be sure to check out what’s going on over on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and my YouTube channel, too!