1. I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. What I miss most? The food, the music, the architecture. Well, I guess everything.

2. In college I worked as a waitress TGI Fridays. The restaurant's parody in "Office Space" was accurate.

3. I'm a vegetarian. Have you seen the movie "Food, Inc."? If not, I recommend it.

4. I'm a leftie. Easily smudgeable pens are my nemesis.

5. My favorite TV shows growing up were in black + white: The Donna Reed Show, Patty Duke, Mr. Ed. I loved Nick at Nite.

6. I love making things, whether it's art, food or some other endeavor. Really any excuse to get my hands dirty, I'm in.

7. My favorite season in Chicago is summer. (Not that you'd guess it was winter). I love how the neighborhoods come alive.

8. 3 years ago I discovered the fine art of letterpress printing, and have been in love ever since.

9. Speaking of love, I've been married for 5 years to an amazing man, Jim. We've just added one more to our family, an awesome little dude named Owen.

10. I am a pretty big sports fan, minus hockey.