I started blogging when Keith and I got engaged, as a way to document our wedding planning process. Once we got married, I created a new blog, which has since become Leopard & Grace. I blog about our life, updates about Gracie, yummy recipes, healthy tips, and things about beauty & style. You’ll find a little bit of everything here :)
We live in the suburbs north of Boston, and even though we talk about moving somewhere warmer, this is home. We are big time Boston sport fans – we love our NE Patriots and Boston Red Sox!
Gracie is our first, and most likely only, child.
We have a crazy, loud and lovable pup – Gunner.
We love to travel – and have quite the bucket list of places that we still want to go!
We are big-time concert-goers. We love live music! Some of our favorites are Eric Church, Kenny Chesney and Coldplay.
Some random facts about myself:

I’m Hawaiian  -and my {given} Hawaiian name is “Hau’oli” which means “Happy”.

I was a Navy-brat – my father was Navy Submarine until he retired when I was 11.

At one point in my life (around age 7) I spoke fluent Italian.

I was home-schooled from grade 4 until high school graduation.

I never played sports, or went to prom.

Until I was 21, I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. I’m now Catholic.

I went back to college at 25, and finished my Bachelor’s Degree two weeks shy of my 28th birthday.

I have 5 siblings, an older sister (Amy), an older brother (Bill), a younger sister (Gensei), and two younger brothers (Benjamin and Brennan).

I met my husband at a Brad Paisley concert on June 12, 2009.

Being a mom is the best and most amazing thing I have ever done. I never thought it was possible to love a person so much.

But, marrying my husband was the smartest thing I ever did. He pretty much rocks my world.

I love cooking and drinking wine. Usually the two go hand-in-hand.

My nails always have to be painted. I probably own over 100 bottles of polish.

When I was little, I said I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Maybe that’s why I love blogging so much!

  I’ve been blessed to make some great friends through the blogging community, and making friends is what inspires me to write.

I’m so glad you found this space – thank you for taking the time to be here! I’d love to chat – reach me at leopardandgrace {at} gmail dot com