Hi, I’m Courtney and this is my blog! I’m glad you’re here and I hope you’ll find something here you enjoy. If you’ve looked around a bit you might have some idea of who I am, but if not, allow me to introduce myself.

I like *a lot* of things. I mean, a lot! I am a writer (although I still struggle to avoid putting “aspiring” before that word). I write all sorts of things, but my first love will always be fiction! If you want to see some of what I’m working on check out my Wattpad.

In college I discovered I have a passion and, dare I say, talent, for writing nonfiction and journalistically. I worked for SUNY Brockport’s student run newspaper, The Stylus, for 2 years.

I was an English major throughout college (don’t be fooled, I started in a human services track and then switched to education and finally decided to follow my heart instead of my brain.) So, I love reading and writing and I admit, I’m a pretty big nerd. I love to talk about pop culture and books, t.v. shows, movies, video games, you name it!

Because I have an interest in many things I have a little knowledge on quite a few subjects. I randomly watched a YouTube lesson on astronomy and I’m trying to keep a nature journal to learn about local botany.

On here you might see me talk about a lot of things. Opinions I have on current issues, maybe a review of something I watched recently. I’m a hardcore feminist and I talk a lot about women’s health and women’s issues because knowledge equals freedom. I’m also likely to share home renovations I “DIY” at the house I live in with my husband, recipes and restaurants I love, marriage advice and how we managed a home as two college students, psychology and mental health as well as physical health, travel hacks I learn from making oh so many mistakes, and in the future, when I have little ones, I’ll share our adventures with them as well. And so. much. more.

And did I mention the cute pet pictures? We have 2 cats and 2 dogs and have been dreaming of starting a little homestead. I’m no professional photographer by any stretch. But, I do have a DSLR and I’m learning new ways to use it constantly. I’d love to share my photography growth with you all and tell the stories of the creatures and places I encounter.

You might be wondering “why Cakes and Mistakes?” It’s a long story that involves my childhood dream of opening a bakery and a local building for sale and my husband’s suggestion of a bakery and bar called “Cakes & Mistakes.” Basically, it has become my life mantra because I LOVE cake and I make a lot of mistakes. Anytime something goes wrong I just shrug and say “cakes and mistakes.” It’s a silly little thing that reminds me to embrace the messy moments as much as the sweet ones.

Thanks for visiting my site and learning a bit more about me! If I get nothing else out of this experience I hope that what I say can reach someone and help them, even in the smallest of ways. Always feel free to reach out to me via social media with any questions, suggestions, or comments.

If you are interested in working with me please email me courtney@cakesandmistakes.com

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