Hello Everyone! Welcome to my little corner of the web. As you may already know, my name is Michelle, and I like to share all sorts of things about my life, loves, deals & crafts with you. I am in my mid 30s and live in Chicago with my husband Manny, whom some may better know as “LLManny” from our industry days (and I, BlueDiamond 😉 ). I also have one Cat, that you will hear about frequently, named Sophie!
I am the youngest of 4, and also share my birthday with my oldest sister on 2/14 – That is Valentines Day.
I lost my mother on April 14, 2014. It truly impacted me.
I love to sing. Tho some might argue, not too well. I truly believe I was a performer in a former life, and God just forgot to give me my vocals back in this life 😉 Either way – I think i do my best singing in the shower.. ^_~ lol
I enjoy dancing. Bachata and Tejano music are my weakness. Luckily my husband dances both as well. If it was up to me – I dance all day to either type. le sigh.. I also enjoy classical music and jazz to help sooth my nerves along with classics, oldies & country. I grew up in a very diversified family – so can really get down with almost all music. 🙂
Crafting is also a huge part of my life. Its my outlet. My way to get back to one. To relax. Whether it be sewing, knitting, building, whatever – creating is always a must for me. I also enjoy photography & Graphic Design. Just yea, basically anything creative to help get me out of my analytical part of the brain for a few since I work in IT. Tho, I admit, I tend to use both the analytical and creative sides together quit frequently .
I am also a HUGE Book Nerd. Tho time is always playing against me, I try and curl up with a good book before bed every night.
Favorite TV shows currently?
Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey (So sad it’s over 🙁 ) Once Upon a Time, Big Bang, New Girl and of course Doctor Who.
Favorite colors: Purple (aka my birthstone!) Pink (brighter the better) and a Tealish/Ultra blue (^_~)
Favorite Movie : Grease. Hairspray. CryBaby. Flashdance. Wizard of Oz. Never Ending Story (all the originals!) & of course tons of Disney movies 😉
Favorite Vacation (spot thus far) : Dominican Republic (I am in love with the their white sandy beaches! <3) Switzerland and Europe where pretty awesome as well – but def want to go back and enjoy it with my husband.
Also, My old online persona I use to go by is MixedFX – so you might occasionally catch that name as since I’ve had it since 1996-ish- all my social accounts run under it (back when it was easy to grab a name for yourself online without worrying of someone else having the same identity! lol)
So if you’re from the olden days of simpler internet – lol – you might remember me ^_~
Also on the topic of “names” – My aunt called me Cookie my ENTIRE life. So there are references to that as well here and there.
And of course people always call me Chelle. (Obviously stems from my original name MiCHELLE) –
And yes I got a lot of “Me-Shell-My Belle” sung to me – so Chelle Belle / Shell / Chelle / Shelly/Chelly are other names i got referred to and still get referred to ALL THE TIME as well.
But again – it all stems from MY ORIGNAL name, MICHELLE – so – of course – no big surprises there right!?
And yes – I do LOVE MY NAME and wouldn’t change it for the WORLD!! My momma picked it out just for me <3
OH AND MOST IMPORTANTLY!
I do on occasion receive boxes for review. I also do reviews on items & subscriptions I pay for. I will always state which have been sponsored (/given to me) and which I have purchased.
All reviews are based on my own personal experience and are true reviews of what i think of the product(s).
And for all sanity purposes. The thoughts expressed here and anywhere else on the web under me – are solely mine and do not in any shape or form represent the company I work for or any other person/place/company I deal or work with.
So – that’s it for now. If I’m overcome with a feeling to share more or perhaps something I’ve forgotten – I’ll add it here later ^_~ For now – I think this works pretty well as a start.