Hi! My name is Angela. The Pinky Project is a lifestyle and parenting blog I started after I became a mom in 2010. Like many moms, having a baby changed my life. I was excited, and a bit nervous, to share my journey with other families, but I did anyway in hopes to inspire them with my stories. Besides, my cup was overflowing with joy that could not be contained.
Blogging led me on many adventures. So many that I even took a break from blogging at one point to focus on other business ventures, you can read about that here.
Now that I’ve got that off my chest, I’d like to tell you a little more about me. And introduce you to my family!
I’m a native San Diegan, not too many of us left here. I have a sweet tooth, and I love creating special moments and finding any reason to celebrate. I do my best to be resourceful in all I do. I read way too many parenting articles, and as you can see, I love to write some myself. I enjoy cooking for my family and going out, a lot. I’m not a homebody and won’t be found sitting around at home. It’s just not in me. I love dancing and admire those who can play an instrument. I love talking shop and helping others find their spark.
Education is important to me and I love to learn new things. I have experience working in the event and marketing industry and started a few businesses along the way. One that is still hanging on is SD Mom’s Night Out. It’s an event planning company that focuses on giving moms the night out they deserve. I am a firm believer in God and I know he’s not done with me yet. I’m looking forward to what’s in store for me and my family!
Mr. & Mrs.
My pride and joy is really my family. My husband and I met at church after I swore I was done dating boys from church. I was 18 and still in high school, he was 21 and in college. We dated for 6 years before we decided to tie the knot in 2006. It’s always fun to tell people he was my prom date, just don’t ask to see that photo because you never will!
We love to explore San Diego whether with the whole family or enjoying a date night. Just recently we started training Brazilian Jujitsu (BJJ) at The Stronghold San Diego. It was a great way to make sure we spent quality time together. And because it’s a contact sport, we always get to touch each other which is also very important. Ryan, who I refer to here as Daddy is a project manager by day and an awesome daddy by night. He just finished his Masters degree and since I’ve known him loves all things martial arts, especially BJJ and Filipino Martial Arts (FMA.) He’s great with computers and can learn just about anything on his own. Example, he’s a self taught web developer. You might see a few guests posts from him in the near future!
Meet the Kiddos
The Pinky Project got it’s name from my daughter. Her name is Alana, we refer to her as Pinky here. She always used to stick her little pinky up whenever she was in a peaceful state, hence the name. I wasn’t thinking about having another baby at the time so this is the name we’re sticking with for now. Pinky is in elementary school. She’s in a 3-day program where we home school two days out of the week. It’s been quite the challenge, but we’re both getting the hang of it. She’s curious, loves to dance, draw and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Her smile can light up any room, and the kindness in her heart radiates like the sun. Shopkins and puppies are always on her mind.
Deucalion is our #2, but we love him just the same. You’ll know him here as Duke. The moment I was pregnant I knew it was a boy. I think God knew I needed one of each. He is such a mama’s boy, although Daddy doesn’t like it when I say that. At only 2 years old, he protects me and treats me right, expect for when he’s throwing some random tantrum. He’s very intuitive, fearless and can’t get enough of his Hot Wheels.
I can’t imagine life without these three. They truly make everyday an adventure.
The Fur Baby
I can’t forget about our dog, or shall I say, our four legged baby. I will be the first to admit I wasn’t ready for her, but God put her in our lives for a reason. I’m still trying to figure that out. Meet Charlotte. We call her Charlie, and I sometimes call her Marley because she reminds me of that movie way too much. Duke calls her Cha Cha and it kind of grew on all of us. Daddy, found her stranded in our condo parking lot one cold December morning. Back then, she was an adorable little pup. Now she’s huge. She’s great with the kids and Daddy, me not so much. She’s protective, she’s crazy and needs some training. Sunbathing and Kong balls filled with peanut butter are her thing.
What I Write About
I believe that we learn through other people’s experiences. I don’t claim to know everything, but I like to share things I’ve learned in hopes to inspire and motivate people to do something. You’ll find that I like to share milestones and letters to my kids, classes we take, food we eat and cook, our travels including date nights in San Diego and visits to local attractions. We’ll have some craft and homework tutorials coming soon. You’ll have an opportunity to win some fun things whenever we have giveaways. And if you want, you can be featured here. Just shoot me an email at the address below if you’re interested in writing a guest blog post. We also share events, new products and information about brands and local businesses. If you have one of these things to share please reach out to us.
You can browse some of the other places I’ve written on our In the Media page.
Talk to me
Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to learn more about you. Connect with me even more, send me a question or share your story with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a PR agency or represent a brand we’d be happy to work with you as long as what you’re offering meets the needs and interest of our family and audience. We welcome your pitches and more importantly, we look forward to building a lasting relationship with you. Just shoot me an email.
Thanks for stopping by!
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