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Sunday, June 27, 2010

About Me


Hello, and welcome to My Chihuahua Bites! I’m Andrea, a 30-something Southern girl who believes that sassy and fabulous is a state of mind. I’m a native South Carolinian, and even though I’ve been uprooted from my home state and bounced around the country more times than I’d like, South Carolina will always be in my blood.

I’m a working girl. My degree is in social work, although I haven’t always worked in the field. Right now I’m working as a case worker for individuals with disabilities. Previously I’ve done school social work and mediation training. I have a half-finished Masters degree in Education and no clue what I want to do in the future.


I love the ocean. I love the smell of salt water, the feel of the sand between my toes, and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. It’s where I feel 100% at peace. My idea of heaven is sitting on a beach (Edisto is my beach of choice), laughing with my family, drinking a PBR, and listening to Zac Brown Band. Bliss.

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I love obnoxiously big sunglasses, chunky necklaces, hair bows and headbands, big purses, flip flops, pedicures, and all things makeup. I love the look of heels but feel like they are inventions of the devil, meant to kill our pinkie toes. I like to watch reality television, read gossip magazines, and Twitter the day away. I love to cook Southern food – the more butter, the better! I am constantly finding new ways to redecorate my home. I love crafty projects, and my glue gun is my best friend.

This blog is a mish-mash of all the bits and pieces of my life. You’ll find posts about my family, recipes, crafty projects, makeup tutorials, fashion finds… it’s a whole lot of random, but that’s me.


My blog philosophy has always been “keepin’ it real.” My life is wonderful, but it isn’t perfect. I share the good and the bad. Life, marriage, and motherhood isn’t a fairy tale, and I hope you get a sense of that as you read my blog. It’s the hard times that help us grow, and I take joy and comfort in knowing that my struggles make me a better person.


Before you ask – no, my chihuahuas don’t bite. (Well, they might, if provoked.) The name of my blog is based on a nail polish by OPI.

If you’re still reading and want to know more about me and what my blog is all about, check out the posts below. They are what I consider some of my best work. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back often!

Why Romance Novels and The Notebook Have Ruined My Life

It’s Tough to be a Girl, Part 1 and Part 2

Andrea’s Guide to Pregnancy

I Never Imagined


Feeling Crafty


Meg said...

Such a fun post! I love getting to know all these things about you. I am going to read your best work now. :)

~Meg @ "Through the Roses"

Theresa said...

I really enjoyed this post! I started following you about a month ago, but it is great to learn the "little" things that maybe we don't find out in a "normal" post. :)

I LOVE the Zac Brown Band as well! Toes in the Sand has become one of my all time fav songs!!

Have a great day!

sealaura said...

very nice Andrea! I can't wait to see your revamped blog when you are all done with your makeover. I hope you are having a great Monday and getting some well deserved rest from all those boys in your life!

Caren with a "C" said...

I need you as my clothes shopping friend! Such cute outfits!

CrysHouse said...

I read some of those other posts, and really enjoyed them. I'm following you now :)

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