Day 2 of introductions... here’s a little bit about me, Anna, and my path to Sugar Jitters!
When I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with epilepsy; I tried various treatments, and in 7th grade decided to go on the ketogenic diet. This diet is very LOW carb (I ate less than 15 grams per day) and HIGH fat. Food was just a necessary evil (I still shudder at the thought of all the coconut oil and mayonnaise I had to eat), and desserts were definitely not a part of my life. It was during this time that I discovered a new hobby I loved: you guessed it, baking cupcakes! This made sense given the fact that I grew up around a mom and grandma who were such talented bakers. I found that my favorite part was the reaction of others. I didn’t mind not being able to eat the treats because I got to watch the joy others experienced, and that was enough for me.
Over the next few years I helped my mom with cake and cupcake jobs for weddings and other events. Eventually, it became clear that this was going to be my career path. In 2018, I graduated from Arizona State University with a Degree in Business Entrepreneurship.
I’m so excited to be embarking on this journey with my mom and business partner, Mary!
So my daughters preschool informs us last minute that they have to where white for graduation, but being who my family is we already had my kids outfits ordered. So hence we get there and it’s “Lady in Red”!!! Gotta capitalize 🤷🏿♂️🧸🇮🇱... #lmao#gradaution#pride#proud#jokes#ladyinred#love#daughter
Another lovely day with the bestie and the kids!!! Glad the sun stayed out while we were at the park. And it was such a cute moment when Evie cuddled skyla. That never happens 🤣🤣😍😍 #bestie#friendsfortenyears#niece#daughter#love 💜💜
Editorialization is rarely part of my posts as I’d rather just let the attention belong to the images posted than ramble on with some half-hearted attempt at a narrative or thought. However, the need to voice the following outweighs my natural response to keep it to myself.
As I was editing this photo last night, I was overcome with emotion and couldn’t hold back my tears for some time. Whether the drink I was enjoying or the music I was listening to had an influence on this, I am unsure. What I do know is that the love I feel for my niece is immense.
There was a time shortly after she was born and my sister just broke out into tears. Her words were “I just love her so much”. Those words were perfect; direct. As a child, I would sometimes see my mom cry when she was happy and at that time I didn’t understand the concept of crying from happiness or joy. I didn’t fully understand it until Grace came into my life.
I’m so happy to be her idiot uncle and am so grateful that she will be raised by her two loving parents who were raised by their loving parents. Being an uncle is a life-long relationship and responsibility that I couldn’t be more excited to have.
I love you, Grace, and look forward to the future with you in it. .
Honestly having the most amazing time but I don’t want everyone to think traveling with a toddler is sunshine and rainbows. Yesterday was hard, my patience was beyond tested but at the end of the day when I tucked my little into bed and she told me ‘night night’ all of my frustrations went away. I took a deep breath and hoped for a better day tomorrow. ♥️ #onedayatatime
I’ve so many items I’ve not yet shown you as I’ve been a bit quiet on here whilst I’m renovating my house. My studio is so close to being finished and I’m so excited to have space for everything 🙌🏽 Here’s a birthday board I made for Cooper’s first birthday a little while ago, his Mum wanted all things happy and bright for her happy little boy ☀️ 🌈
Why you so cute 😍 , she’s been such a gem these past couple of days whilst I’ve been on death doors 🙄... I felt rough as hell earlier and now all of a sudden it’s gone and Gunna celebrate with a mcds 😍 crave such shit food when been poorly ! Might actually get to go out this weekend but I don’t wanna jinx it but hey ho “ it is what it is “ #loveisland 🤣🤣🤣!!!!!
All I want to do is inspire and love this little girl through life! Give her a safe place to always come home to and the Sacred Space to grow into her own souls purpose. I’m here to Show her she is beautiful in everything she does and that failure is only illusion. Her being, trying, doing and learning IS the success! I love you Mamas! You are beautiful, smart and strong in every way!