My name is Michele Boudreaux and this is my blog. I am a mother, a graphic designer and a baker. I graduated from Penn State University in 1997 with a BA in Graphic Design. And that’s how I made my living until I became a full-time mother. I have three sons: my first son was born in 2007, my second in 2011, and my third son was born in 2014.
In 2010, in hopes of combining my love for design and packaging with confections, I put my lifelong love for baking to work and went back to school. In November of 2011, I graduated with a pastry degree from ICE.
I live in Maplewood, New Jersey with my husband, three sons, three cats and a rescue dog. I balance my family commitments with an active freelance career in graphic design and I make elaborate cakes for people. You can see my cakes here. Recent professional accomplishments include designing the logo for The Webby Awards. I’ve also been a featured seller on Etsy. You can visit my online candy shop here. I truly enjoy writing and so I keep on blogging. I don’t know if anyone even stops by anymore, but I’m still typing away as if it’s 2003.
This Web site is over 15 years old. (I KNOW!) It spans my life in New York City directly following my experience on September 11th, 2001, how I met my husband, my pregnancy, the birth of my son, the miscarriage of our second child, and finally, after years worth of infertility, the birth of our second son. Our third son, Walter came a touch later. He was a bit of a surprise.
Lastly: I love animals—cats in particular—and I don’t like to eat them.
Please feel free to contact me at mihow @ mihow.com. I enjoy getting email. I read everything I receive and I do try and write everyone back. I welcome comments as well (as long as you’re kind). Constructive criticism is always welcome but don’t be a chump. A lot of the best information found on this site comes from its visitors.