My Nonna is the most practical woman I know. It seems she knows something about everything. If you need cooking advice, call Nonna. If your toilet is leaking, call Nonna. If you need an obscure 7-letter word for the New York Times crossword puzzle, call Nonna.
Going to Nonna’s house was the absolute best part of my childhood. We cooked, we baked, we sewed, we played games. In the summer, we tended to her garden and picked cherries to make pies. We watched old movies, and she read me stories. She encouraged me to explore. No matter what we were doing, we always had fun.
Now, many years later, I still love all of those things and continue to expand on my repertoire. When I first ventured out on my own, I discovered a knack for personal finance. When my husband and I met, I quickly learned to adapt to his vegetarian lifestyle and now love cooking many of my tried-and-true recipes meat-free. I look at life as my canvas where the challenges and rewards are found through creating my masterpiece.
In a way, Practically Poppy is a tribute to my Nonna. Her wisdom, practicality, and fun-loving spirit have inspired me throughout my life to learn, create, and grow. I hope to inspire these qualities in my children, and I’m excited to share them with you.
Thank you, Nonna, for everything.
After many years in marketing, event production, and business management, Lindsay stumbled into blogging. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two cats and anxiously awaits the arrival of her first child in the summer of 2014.