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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Steph!

Today on the blog I am sharing a personal post... 10 things you didn't know about me!  

I always love reading these kind of blog posts from others, so today its my turn! I had so much fun coming up with this list!  It has a little bit of everything, some of the things I love, some of the things I enjoy and even some things that just aren't for me! Hope you enjoy reading and get to learn a little bit more about me!

1.  I AM A MORNING PERSON.

I love to get up early and watch the sunrise! Seriously, it is one of my favorite times of the day.  Everything is quite, calm and peaceful. And there is nothing like getting up early and having the whole day ahead of you to accomplish 'all the things".

 

2.  I WENT TO AN ALL GIRLS ART COLLEGE.

Moore College of Art & Design is one of the only all girls art schools in the country with only about 500 students! It's located right in downtown Philadelphia next to the Franklin Institute! It was such a great experience being around so many talented, inspiring and creative women!

 

3.  I HAD JAW SURGERY.

Incase you were wondering why I have braces on, it has to do with my ongoing recovery from jaw surgery.  I know, it sounds a little scary and it totally was!  My mouth was wired shut for 5 days and I wasn't allowed to chew food for 3 months! Let's just say, I got pretty good with blending up foods and making smoothies!  It was definitely one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I wouldn't trade the journey for anything. I also blogged all about my journey and you can read it here.

 

4.  I'VE DONATED MY HAIR 3 TIMES.

The first time I donated my hair was in high school,  a whole 13"!  The 2nd time was in college and I donated 11". And the 3rd time was just a couple years ago and I donated about 10". Maybe, just maybe I'll do it again! What do you think?

 

5.  I LOVE CHEEZ-IT'S.

This might be one of my all time favorite foods, and for sure, my favorite snack! I pretty much like all the flavors but if I had to choose one, it would be the BIG Cheez-It's, not sure why but to me they just taste better! Excuse me, while I go grab a box to eat now!

 

6.  I DO NOT HAVE A GREEN THUMB.

I love having plants in our home or the thought of even growing a garden! But for some reason I just can just not keep plants alive, I am talking simple ones too like bamboo and succulents!  Either I water them too much or too little, not quit sure! So for now I'll stick to the fake greens!

 

7.  I AM ALWAYS COLD.

Yup, pretty much always cold unless its above 75 degrees. In the winter, you can find me hibernating, snuggled up with blanket, Uggs on because my feet are always cold and dreaming about summer!

 

8.  I DIDN'T EAT SHELLFISH FOR 20 YEARS.

When I was just a baby, I broke out in hives and the only thing I ate differently that day was shrimp.  So my doctor told my parents I was allergic to shellfish (I guess back in the day they didn't do allergy test to confirm this!) So for the first 20 years of my life I never ate any shrimp or crab!  Finally in my early 20's I got an allergy test done and it came back I was not allergic!  Not sure if I grew out of it or maybe I was just never really allergic to it in the first place!  Either way, snow crabs are now one of my favorite foods!!!

 

9.  I LOVE TO BAKE.

I probably get this from my mom! I love experimenting with new recipes and being creative with decorating cupcakes, cakes, cake-pops and basically anything sweet! After college, I actually had started a baking blog called Sweet Escape, which I guess you can say was my first entrepreneurial journey!

 

10.  I MADE MY FIRST VIDEO IN HIGH SCHOOL.

I guess you can say I was a filmmaker before I ever called myself one. I compiled all the photos and videos my friends and I took throughout our high school years and made a 15 minute long recap video of all the memories we shared together!  It is such a great memory to have!

Our Website Refresh... Cue the Confetti!

WE ARE KICKING OFF OUR WEBSITE REFRESH WITH A BRAND NEW BLOG POST!

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The last few months we have been so busy and working really hard on updating our website and we are so excited to finally share it with all of you! Even though the website has technically been live while we have been updating it, we are making today as our official launch day! I think the colors, the style and everything about it really reflect who we are and what Tonemedia is all about! Love, family, memories and telling stories. 

We really wanted our website to be simple, bright and engaging.  And it was important for us to have our videos as the focus to tell the stories since that's well, what we do! We also did a total refresh on our 'About Us' page so you should definitely go check that out here and let us know what you think! And we added a new page for our brand clients which we are so excited about, you can go check that out here

We have so many big plans for the business this year and we are so excited for what is to come! I promise that you will be seeing a lot more of us here on the blog, so get ready to follow along! And in just a few short weeks we will be kicking off our 2018 wedding season!  YAY!! Can't wait to share all the amazing weddings on the blog!

So to kick off the celebration of our site refresh and our new about us page, we thought it would be fun to do a short post with some fun facts about us!

HERE ARE 10 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT US:

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1.  WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 15 YEARS.

I feel like a lot of people know we are high school sweethearts but don't realize when you put it into numbers that it actually translates to being together for 15 years! We were just 16 years old when we started dating in high school and then the rest is history!

 

2.  OUR BIRTHDAYS ARE 4 DAYS APART.

That's right!  Not only are we both Leo's, but we were born the same year and our birthdays are just 4 days apart!  August is always a big birthday celebration month for us! 

 

3.  WE LIVE NEXT TO QUICKCHEK.

So when I say we live next to a QuickChek, I mean literally... QuickChek is our next door neighbor! Too bad we grew up in Central Jersey because we totally love Wawa more!  But living next to a convenience store sure does have its perks, if we run out of milk, need coffee or need a late night ice cream run, we are just steps away!

 

4.  WE LOVE BOARD GAMES.

We love having board game nights with our friends and through the years, we have built up a pretty big collection! A couple of our favorites are Dixit, Wits and Wagers, Time's Up and Pit! So go check them out  OR let us know if you want to come over and have a game night!  We are always up for that! :)

 

5.  WE MOVE ... A LOT.

Moving is always such a pain but after moving 5 times together, we feel like quite the experienced movers! Our first apartment together was in Lawrenceville, then we moved up to Morristown, then to Randolph, then to Bedminster and then the latest move to our first house in Morris Plains! It literally has been quite the journey!  I would say our biggest piece of moving advice is to get movers! We moved ourselves 4 out of the 5 times and this last move we hired movers and it was a game changer!!

 

6.  WE WENT TO SENIOR PROM TOGETHER.

We were just 16 years and in love!  And the funny thing is our Senior Prom was actually at the old Park Chateau which is now where we shoot so many of our weddings!  It looks so much different then it did back then!

 

7.  WE DREAM ABOUT BECOMING THE NEXT CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES.

I mean who doesn't?!  They are such a power couple!  Justin has been getting into real estate lately (we purchased a duplex last summer) and with my background in Interior Design, this is totally possible right?! We love watching Fixer Upper together, love their home line in Target and really look up to the empire they have built! Not to mention they are a husband and wife team! 

 

8.  WE WERE IN A DDR COMPETITION.

Justin and I were totally obsessed with DDR in high school and it was one of the things that actually brought us together as friends!  Justin saw a posting for a DDR competition in North Jersey, so he entered us in!  We picked our favorite DDR song, came up with our own steps and there you have it, we came in 4th place!  

 

9.  WE ARE DAVE RAMSEY FOLLOWERS.

In a lot of ways, Tonemedia was started because of Dave Ramsey! He challenged us to take some chances in our career paths and they were some of the best decisions we've ever made!  We shared some of the things we learned to our friends and family and it has helped them as well.  Definitely check him out!

 

10.  WE HAVEN'T BEEN ON VACATION SINCE OUR HONEYMOON 5 YEARS AGO!

I know, right?!  Life has been a bit crazy after we got married with work, starting our business and taking care of some personal things.  But this year we are breaking the streak... and we are headed to Hawaii in just a couple of weeks!  We are so excited!  And you guessed right, we are totally bringing our camera and drone!  Our vacation video will be coming to this blog very soon!

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