About Me!

My name is Julie, and I am attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.  I have lived in the northeast, DC, and the southeast, and am married to a Texan, so I feel like I have a pretty well-rounded grasp of many different cultures within the US.  I'm fluent in French with a background in Francophone literature and African legal issues.  I'm gluten-intolerant, so I try hard to live life without gluten.  It's a hard battle that I lose more often than not, but I do plan to post recipes and pictures of my gluten-free goodies.

I am married to my high school sweetheart.  We have no children as of yet, but tons of nephews, 1 niece, and 2 kitty cats.  Our cats are like our children.  One thinks he's a dog, and I'm starting to think the other thinks he's some sort of water creature with how much he loves getting into our sink with the faucet still running!  I have two sisters that are pretty much my partners in crime, and my parents who rock my socks off even though they live in a different state.

Me and the hubs at a wedding a few weekends ago.

I love nail polish.  More than I should, probably, but the hubby tolerates my polish habit.  I plan to share my polish exploits with you guys and may even throw in a giveaway every once in a while!

I'm a self-professed gear-head.  I love cars, especially ones that move and have a loud engine.  Top Gear is one of my favorite shows, so you may see some posts about cars as well as polish, lol.

I'm also a beer geek.  Even though I'm technically gluten-intolerant, I still love to go to beer tastings and try new beers.  Some of my favorites are Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Unibrou La Fin du Monde, Delirium Tremmens, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace to name a few.  Do you like beer, or are you more of a wine/liquor person?

Lastly, I am on a journey to get healthy - both inside and out.  Ever since I graduated from college I have struggled with my weight.  It's embarrassing to talk about sometimes, but if my testimony can help even one other person get themselves on track, it's worth it!  I have lost 30 pounds so far and I have at least 15 more to get to my goal.  I try to eat cleanly without processed foods, processed artificial sweeteners, pesticides, antibiotics, and artificial coloring.  Obviously, this isn't always an easy task, but I try to do my best to stick to these principles.  I work out with a trainer who kicks my butt twice a week, but it's so worth it when I get on that scale!!  I'm hoping that my posts will not only help others, but help myself as well as I really need to get back on track.  I love the ol' internet accountability trick.  =D

Well, that's my life shortened into a few paragraphs.  I'm glad you have decided to join me on my journey!  I hope you enjoy my blog.  Please feel free to email me with requests or suggestions about what you'd like to read!  I love hearing from people!!


  1. Hello Tadpole, I wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award

    The way that this works:
    1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
    2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
    3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
    4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
    5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
    6. There's no tag backs.

    Eleven Questions for my Blogger Nominee's
    1. Do you have any talents?
    2. If you could name a child a totally weird name, what would it be?
    3. I have several tattoo's, Do you have any or want any? what are they?
    4. Do you have any siblings?
    5. If you could have an exotic animal, what would it be?
    6. If super powers are being issued out, would you get one? and which one?
    7. Do you know how to pump your own gas?
    8. What is your favorite movie?
    9. Have you ever taught a a family member/friend how to do nail art/stamping?
    10. Do you hear alot of dumb comments about your nail polish collections?
    11. Do you like sandwich polishes?

    Go and check out my blog:

    Have fun and enjoy...XOXOXOX Chrisie

    1. I'll definitely check out your blog! I'll try to get these answered in today's post. :D Thanks!!