Let’s start with who I am… I am Valeria (vah-leh-ree-yah). I am first generation Italian, Sicilian, which means I was born here in America to Italian immigrant parents; with my two older sisters born here before me, we are the first branch of our family tree to be American-Italian.
A very big part of my being is my Sicilian culture. The way I live, think, eat, drink… everything, is with a passion that burns constantly inside my soul. I get this from my parents. They are pretty amazing people, they do EVERYTHING, and I thank them for having sacrificed so much of themselves for the future they had no idea about in another country.
My family life is always busy. I am married with two children. My husband and I have been best friends since we met in 1996 and married in 2001. We have so many common interests, joking all day, and we try to enjoy every moment together. He is very loving, thoughtful and loves sharing his life with me. And, a major bonus, he is my own personal handyman!! (ladies, that is an important sexy trait)
We are proud parents to two of the cutest, smartest and funniest girls that we know. They amaze us on a daily basis and they make great travel companions.
We love to travel, and have been to some beautiful US states and international countries …Japan, Italy, Canada, New Zealand, France, England, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, Mexico, etc. We try to visit a new country or city as often as we can.
A little more about me…
I love people with a good sense of humor. More than anything on this planet, I love to laugh and surround myself with people who keep me smiling and laughing. Life would be so dull without it.
I love to to cook.. I grew up with a mom who cooked from scratch, no boundaries on what she could make. So I started making myself snacks or meals afterschool at age eight, a year after my mom went back into the workforce. Something I’ve hesitated to let my own kids do!! (I was def more common sense/street smart at their age).
Entertaining is a big part of my happiness. We try to have people over as often as we can, and we throw some pretty sick parties! We are the party house.
With this love of food, I have a love of working out! Weight training is a big obsession. You can find me at the gym five days a week.. I am the woman in the free weights area with her resting gym face on! Haha
And well, that is me in a ‘about me’ nutshell!