About Me

Hi! I’m Shell, and I’m {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker. I am a 20-something mom to two adorable and exhausting little boys and wife to a handsome and sarcastic husband. I spent my childhood obsessing over the Spice Girls and making sure my Nano Baby was fed properly, so I never really learned how to cook or clean. It’s amazing we’ve all survived this long with me running this household, but luckily with practice I’ve figured a few things out. I very rarely set fires anymore, so I think I’m on the right track.

Seriously though, over the five years that I’ve been a mother- and a blogger- I’ve learned a lot of really great things. I kind of stumbled into recipe creation and have really enjoyed working on that and bringing new recipes to this site. I also love to write about those that I love- my two boys, Shane and Zac, my hubby, and my pup, Bella Notte. I also share products that make my life easier and all the stuff that makes life fun- entertainment {especially Disney}, style, beauty, crafts, travel, holiday inspiration, and DIY.

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About {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker:

Over the last five years, I’ve had the honor of attending several events, including trips to the red carpet premieres for Frankenweenie and Planes and to the Toyota headquarters in Torrance, CA. I even got to meet the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid and the stars of Beverly Hills Chihuahua- which was a huge moment for this dog lover. {I also photobombed Winona Ryder.} Having had my youngest child just last year, I’ve been homebound for awhile, but I’m aching to get out there again because I have a serious and permanent case of Wanderlust.

I’ve had long term partnerships with some of my favorite brands, including Maytag, YesVideo, LifeLock, LeapFrog, Toyota, and several others. I’ve been featured on Daily Buzz Moms 4 times, Bliss by Glam and Tend by Glam several times each, and even Mashable! I’ve co-hosted a handful of Twitter parties. {If my kindergarten teacher knew that I was getting paid to talk, she might have thought twice about calling me “chatty” on my report card.} I’ve had the pleasure of writing articles for YesVideo, My Life Scoop, Home Made Simple, and Collective Bias, and have been featured in a couple of eBooks, though I prefer to publish right here.

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About the Family:

I’m married to Justin, who happens to be my high school sweetheart. We started dating when I was a sophomore in high school have been together ever since.

Shane is five and a half years old and in kindergarten. He is currently learning how to read and loves writing stories! He is also completely obsessed with video games {especially Skylanders} and is a great big brother. His favorite color is green, and he likes approximately three and a half foods.

Zac just turned one year old and has discovered running and climbing. He eats anything & everything and thinks his big brother is the coolest. He also has a habit of unrolling all the toilet paper in the house.

Bella Notte a seven year old Black Lab/Pharaoh Hound mix. She prefers table scraps and plastic but will eat anything and has a favorite stuffed animal, who is actually a dog, too. She is absolutely the worst when company comes over but is otherwise pretty well-behaved. She is our furriest child and the only girl.

You can reach me at any time on Twitter or Facebook, or email me at [email protected]!

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