What does the name mean, you ask?
Well, Principessa is the Italian word for princess and I'm Italian and I think I'm a princess...ha! Really, I just love all things princess-related, girly, and pretty! You can find me twirling in a tutu or poufy dress on any given day. Gabriella is my first name, so Principessa Gabriella seemed like the perfect thing to sum up the place where I write about and share pictures of all of my favorite things.
So, this blog is generally about me and all the things I love. These include but are not limited to all things pretty, pink, and sparkly!
Who am I and what will you find on my blog?
Well, for starters, I am a Certified Teacher, Cupcake Baker, and Tutu Twirler! Ha! I am a college graduate (2013: Magna Cum Laude with a 3.8 G.P.A.) with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Minor in English Literature. I am currently in graduate school to obtain my Master's degree in Education as a Reading Specialist. I am currently working as a substitute teacher in 2 school districts as well as being the face of my father’s Italian restaurant, and working there as a cashier/bookkeeper some nights. I am very creative, so I love to cook or bake new things all the time as well as do crafts of all kinds including home décor projects. I absolutely adore fashion, so that's one of the most prominent focuses of my blog! Getting dressed everyday is a fun activity: a way to express yourself through the pretty colors and fabrics and patterns you wear. I also adore trying new things with my hair and makeup as another fun way of playing with my style. I have a huge obsession with accessories of all kinds. They allow you to change your outfit and make it more personal and interesting.
Of course, as a blogger, I also adore writing. I write posts to go along with my outfit pictures or any other type of post, diary/life update posts, short stories, poems, educational papers/research, etc. Another aspect of my blog that I haven't fully developed yet but have always intended to is my love of Walt Disney, his movies, the company, the parks, and anything Disney related. I guess that related to the princess obsession as well. Because I have always loved reading and studied a lot of literature throughout college and on my own, books are also a topic you will see on this blog. I also write about any traveling I happen to be able to do. I’ve been to Italy 3 times, Canada twice, and places closer to home, like New York City, a bunch of times. Like many people, I also love music, movies, and TV shows, so from time to time, I’ll post about my favorites of those as well.
I am also in a relationship with a wonderful man, Dominick, whom you will see me write about or include pictures of him sometimes. We’ve been dating for almost 2 years, and he is my perfect prince. Every fairytale princess needs her prince. I am also a very family-oriented person, so you will probably see me mention my various family members sometimes, or even include pictures of them or from family events. I am a very proud aunt to two lovely girls (Julie & Tori) and a sweet little boy, Joey, so I may also mention them as well.
As the blog and I change and grow over time, I may add more topics to reflect that. If you’d like to read more random facts about me, see this post of reflections from my 21st birthday. I hope you found this page helpful and are interested in following my blog. Feel free to do so through email, Facebook, Google +, Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin, and/or Twitter, which can all be found on the right side of the blog or just click them here. Enjoy dears and don't forget to comment on anything you wish! I love hearing from anyone who reads my blog. :)