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Welcome to Dream Big and Buy the Shoes...I'm SO happy you found yourself here. My mission is to share things with you that excite in hopes to make you smile. I'm big on inspiration and making dreams come true, and hope my community does that for you. 

About Me:
I am a Penn State alum, WE ARE! who studied Communications & Media Studies. While I wasn't sure what I wanted to be when I grow up, I realize that I'm always learning which keeps life interesting. I now work in Insurance as an Underwriter, and learn new things every day- it's great to keep busy at work and have the opportunities to constantly expand your knowledge all while working for a wonderful company.

I'm a mom to 2 - our teenager Ethan and our toddler Bella, and wife to one, Charles on paper...but who is often referred to here as Charlie. We live in Erie, Pa- where it snows a lot in the Winter, but our sunsets in the Summer are the best in the world!

I love laughing to the point of tears, all things Bravo and reality TV, traveling to fun places and trying new things, sharing a good beauty tip here and there along with my latest and greatest Amazon finds, and simply having fun with life. I drink really big cups of coffee and love Cherry Coke from Chick-Fil-A, I chase the sky at sunrise and sunset to capture it's beauty (seriously you should see me in the car driving after the perfect shot), and never met a cupcake I didn't like.

I'm so so happy you found yourself here and really appreciate you visiting my blog, always remember that anything is possible...Dream Big!
About Dream Big & Buy the Shoes:
I have a passion for life and want to share it with all of you, so I started this blog in June of 2014. After being an avid blog reader for several years and loving what people shared, I thought that it's something that could keep me busy in my free time. I have always loved writing, and have truly fell in love with blogging and the community.  I 'm sure that everyone here can do something small to make a big, positive change for the world. I truly believe you are never too young or too old to dream. Life doesn't wait for any of us; you must get your fill every single day...that's why it's important to dream big & always buy the shoes. By visiting my blog I hope you leave with a smile and pass one along. 

You'll find some advice on love and life, a fun and easy DIY project from time to time sprinkled among quick recipes I love and some powerful thoughts on how to bring out the dreamer in all of us. It's important to me to keep things real, so I share raw thoughts on parenting, grief and everything in between. I realize that life isn't always easy, but I try to make it the best I can...always dreaming big and loving each step. I love to talk about daily life, share some inspiration to get through the latest hurdle you're up against and really enjoy connecting with others!
Thank you for visiting, while you're here check out some of my favorite posts which are linked below. I hope you come back often because I truly appreciate you being here... and don't forget to Dream Big!