So, a little bit about me, Captain. Affectionately referred to by my youngest son as Captain Insaino (anyone who has seen the movie The Water Boy with Adam Sandler will understand the reference). Considered middle aged with two grown children (the oldest at 25 still lives upstairs in his bedroom), a husband and two dogs. Oh! can’t forget the fish and his little buddy, Gary the snail (from Sponge Bob).

Old Picture of when I first opened.

My Husband and I own a small hair salon (Praxis) and find managing people (namely hairdressers) to be the biggest challenge. Doing hair and running a business is relatively easy, (not necessarily all at the same time) as I tend to have a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit. Some other common challenges that reoccur in life are maintaining boundaries (often being scolded for being too nice), financial discipline, and a tendency to be a bit of a slob (at least at home, the salon always looks great), the worst offenders being junk mail/papers, books and laundry.

There is a laundry list of things I want to be when I grow up; already into the grown up stage, those dreams are now diverted into a multitude of hobbies. None of which, is there a consistent commitment (and drives my husband crazy). An aspiring writer, seamstress, business owner, farmer and philanthropist among several others. Intrigued by many things nautical and aeronautical. I pick at and play with several foreign languages (can’t speak any of them but still find it intellectually fun) and dream of warm weather and lazy days.

Graduated High School and Beauty School. Did a couple of years in college doing pre-requisites for the nursing program, but never completed that. Been a Banker, a commercial cleaner (janitor), Motel maid, worked retail, fast food and been doing hair for about 15 years now.

Never considered myself a domesticated diva, and my house shows it. Rarely cook and clean, but always looking for ways to make life a little easier and less stressful. They say the best way to learn is to teach, so here I am teaching you everything I can find, in hopes that something will sink in at my house.

Here’s to sunny days and a happy home.

P.S. I don’t consider myself photogenic.

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