Ok, so about me, hmmm?
Honestly, there’s not much to it. I’ve got no fancy pastry schooling background. Heck, I don’t even have any art schooling in my back pocket. I’m just a girl who grew up loving art but never really believed I could ever do anything with it to support myself… so I left it behind and graduated with my bachelor’s degree (’cause I had to pick something else, and I’ve always been into working with kids), in elementary education.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved teaching. I was hired out of college as a 6th grade teacher in a private school, and I had some serious fun with those kiddos. I don’t regret a day of it. (And incidentally, I should note here that I DID teach English class… so I DO know proper English. I just find that it isn’t all that fun being proper, and have therefore mostly ditched it in exchange for… my own version of English, which while often improper, gives you a much more real version of me.
As ridiculous as that may be.
But I digress.
A year into teaching, I married Thomas… a man I’ll never deserve.
Three years into teaching, he got me pregnant. 😉
My firstborn was on the way, and I knew that there was no way I was going to attempt to raise whatever babies the Lord blessed me with AND try to hold down a teaching job. I knew myself…and therefore decided THAT idea was “mental breakdown” material.
Fortunately, Thomas made enough money to support our li’l growing family, so I quit. And I had my firstborn, Lily.
And then I had three more.
Sofie, Finn and Lucy.
Four of the best things I’ve ever had.
Ok, ok, I’m getting a little long in the tooth here, I know. So I’ll make the rest quick.
One day, I decided I wanted to start making my kiddos some cool birthday cakes. I just thought that would be fun.
Turns out, “fun” was an understatement.
I looked up some YouTube videos… starting dabbling in a li’l bit o’ this and a li’l bit o’ that… and my sleepy inner artist came roaring back to life!
And refused to be laid back down to rest.
Hence, McGreevy Cakes was born… and I ain’t NEVAH looked back.
It’s crazy how God often seems to have a plan for us that’s, like, a bazillion times better than we could have ever dreamed up… and sometimes, we just need to get out of our way, gather up all o’ the courage we can muster, and go for it. Ya know?
And I love that you guys hang out with me… it’s more fun than I could have ever imagined.
My cup truly runneth over. X