Welcome to As Told by Sissy and thank you for visiting!I started this blog because I love writing and because it’s a creative way for me to write about all of my favorite things: books, shopping, the beach, holidays, cooking, baking…and everything in between.
Here, I’ll write about topics ranging from prepping your house for guests to decorating a Christmas tree to maintaining relationships from a distance. If you have anything you’d like to read about…tell me! I’d love to hear your feedback.
I was born and raised in Connecticut (went to college there, too!). In the summer of 2015, I moved to Chicago with my boyfriend and have been living here ever since! Since my family still lives in CT, I visit there pretty often and love whatever time I can spend there and with them.
My favorite food is pretty much anything chocolate, my favorite cocktail is champagne and my favorite color is green. Some of my favorite places (besides Connecticut and Chicago, of course) are Vermont, Sanibel Island, Key West, and St. John.
I’m an animal lover and obsessed with my family’s two dogs: miniature shorthaired dachshunds named Bella and Riley.
I’m a huge bookworm (have been forever!), but my favorite books tend to change. I loved Nancy Drew while I was growing up and My Sister’s Keeper has been one of my favorite books since I read it when I was in middle school. I love everything by Curtis Sittenfeld and Elin Hilderbrand and I never turn down mysteries, thrillers, and historical fiction novels. I am (of course!) a Harry Potter fan and I have been dying to reread the entirety of the series. My TBR list is always growing, and I’d love to hear reading recommendations if you have them!
I love getting my nails done, cool vintage finds, fancy stationery, days at the beach, searching for sea shells, holiday crafts, monograms, and lounging around in pajamas. I pride myself on giving the best gifts and I can’t live without iced coffee, reality tv, Diet Coke, Jack Rogers, and my Kindle.