Why Pink Pistachio? 

Because it’s a creative outlet and definitive way to keep me on the path of becoming better. A better me. A better wife & mother. A better friend. Just an overall better person in general. I love to give advice and share things that I’m passionate about. Pink Pistachio is a way to share it with more than those who know me personally. If I can be of help to others all while helping my family and myself? Then I’m the first to raise my hand, to that!

What camera and editing software do you use?

I started blogging with a Nikon D500. I now shoot with a Canon 5D Mark iii. Editing takes place using photoshop elements.

How would you describe your color of blonde to a hairdresser?

This isn’t much help other than my shade is a “cool” blonde with a lot of my natural “mousey” blonde still coming through. I’ve asked my colorist for the formula to share with you all… no can do, for some reason? This beauty business is top secret stuff, apparently.

Now that you have both genders, are you done having children?

Cheep. Cheep. Those are crickets, you’re hearing because I don’t have an answer to that question.

What’s your favorite skincare product?

Apple cider vinegar. It smells horrendous; but works wonders as a toner!

Where do you shop for children?

Everywhere from Target, Nordstrom, Gap Kids, to hand-me-downs. If it’s cute (for me) and comfortable (for them) then we’re all happy.

If you were an animal what would you be?

I’d be my dog LuLu. She loves unconditionally, sleeps all day, gets plenty of spoiling, and hasn’t a care in the world. Doesn’t hurt that she’s absolutely adorable either.

What is your favorite color?

Just a hunch here, but I’m going to go with pink. Final answer. All pink aside, I also love neutrals: whites and creams, in particular. But also find great joy and appreciate the masterpiece of colors found in nature.

What is your favorite drink?

It’s a tie. I have more than one favorite. Lots actually. But… going with lemonade and hot cocoa.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

To control time. Seems like there are the most perfect times that just need freezing, so we can enjoy them longer. And then those imperfect times that need ffwding at the fastest rate possible!

If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?

Oh, I know! I’d use my super power {mentioned above} and freeze time. No really, the time would be spent completing my bucket list with those I love most. Elaborate more? Ok. Travel to places I’ve wanted to see since childhood. Make amazing meals for amazing people. Try to leave my mark on everything I touch — to leave it better than it was before. Share my religious beliefs with others who had less time to live. And make sure my loved ones know exactly how much they mean to me.

If you were a type of food, what type of food would you be?

Hopefully anything organic (not full of pesticides and chemicals). I guess that’s kinda an irrelevant answer, right? Chemicals are to thank for making my hair blonde. Oops. I guess I’d be food labeled “all natural” (90% is real).

What makes you angry?

When people hurt others. Laziness. Dishonesty. Bad hair days.

What’s the most important part of a sandwich?

If made correctly and with good ingredients, most definitely the smile it brings to the happy eater!

On a scale of 1 to 10 how happy are you?

On most days an 8 or 9. A guaranteed 10 comes from snuggling my babies. All of them. All at the same time.

What’s your favorite article of clothing? Makeup product?

Jeans. I don’t think I could ever own too many. It might be the feeling I get from wearing a new pair — feels like I’ve had a makeover. Makeup? Well, seeing that my lashes are almost transparent… mascara is more of a necessity. Lip gloss and blush are a close second. As you can tell by now, I’m indecisive and have a hard time keeping things (or favorites for that matter) simple.

Finally, tell me about the love of your life?

We met in college, became instant best friends, and have been married for 10 years. Of course he’s also incredibly sweet, good looking, and makes me laugh like no one else can. And not to mention, the most amazing daddy to the other loves of my life. All four truly make me the the happiest girl in the world.