Unveiling the Mystery: Meet the Person Behind Back For Seconds

First of all, let me start by saying that I have received so many messages and emails from sweet readers wanting to know about the person behind Back For Seconds. This post is for you!

Honestly, when I first started this blog I wanted to be anonymous. No one knew my name or anything about me, and I was happy with that.

I wanted Back For Seconds to be a place all about yummy recipes, so why put myself out there when you come for the food?

Besides…what if you didn’t like me?? Eeek! After a while I realized that in order to connect with people over the internet I  would have to open up and share a bit about myself.

When you visit me here, I want you to feel like you’re visiting a friend – as well as getting a tasty recipe!  So today is the day, folks. I really wasn’t sure what to share, so it’s just a lot of random things about me. Maybe we are a lot alike?

About Me @ Back For Seconds


1. I believe in miracles.

2. I am addicted to all things sparkly.

3. I can’t make a decision to save my life.

4. My hair color is constantly changing (see #3).

5. I am shy, compassionate, and slightly disorganized.

6. I love fashion.

7. Chocolate, gooey, and fudgy desserts get the thumbs up from me.

8. I never use recipes or measure ingredients. This blog forces me to keep track of such things ;)

9. I feel naked without jewelry.

10. I like shopping a little too much.

11. I love cooking/baking with my little girl.

12. I love being a mom and I try to soak up every second I have with my babies.

13. I love taking pictures and the photographs of my family are among my most treasured possessions.

14. I get totally giddy (and still get butterflies) on dates with my husband.

15. I like to overdose on accessories.

16. I am a hairstylist.

17. I design, create, and sell jewelry (found here).

18. I don’t believe there is a greater sound than baby giggles. When all 3 of my littles are giggling together it totally melts me.

19. I have naturally curly hair.

20. Peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite flavor combo.

Let’s get personal:

* I am married to the coolest guy ever. We got engaged at 20, and after 8 years of marriage we are still crazy about each other.

* I am a Christian. I don’t do everything right. I make mistakes. I don’t deserve God’s grace but thankfully, He gives it freely anyway.

* I am mama to nine babies. Six are in the arms of Jesus and I miss them everyday. Our daughter and twin baby boys give us immeasurable joy and they are proof that miracles happen.

* As much as I would like to, I can’t please everyone, but if I am honoring the Lord, that’s all that really matters.

And lastly, a confession:

More often than not, I eat cookies for breakfast!


I appreciate each one of you so much – whether you’re a lurker or a regular commenter. It means so much to me to have you as a reader. Really!! Thanks a million for visiting Back For Seconds and taking the time to get to know me a bit. I want to get to know you too and I love getting comments and emails from you! So, let’s get to know each other! Do we have a lot in common? What are some random facts about you? Please share!

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  1. Marie says

    Thanks for sharing with us about yourself. You are beautiful on the outside and by the sound of it on the inside too :)



  2. says

    Hi Stephanie,
    It’s so great to learn more about you :)
    You are so pretty!
    I’m totally with you on #4 and
    #16 which is kinda funny, don’t you think!
    and reading about your babies got me all choked up. I’m so glad you have been blessed with miracles!

  3. says

    How scary is it to have your pic in this post!? I have second thoughts every time I post mine. I started out anony too, but it’s nice to get personal sometimes. We have a lot in common :)

  4. says

    so lovely to meet and read all the things about you Stephanie! Some things I already knew… your chocolate and peanut butter love and your love for sparkles (we are twins!). Miracles do indeed happen and you are an amazing mother to 9 very lucky children, if they are with us or not. Love getting to know the Stephanie behind the blog and learning all of this about you. xoxo :)

  5. says

    I know I read this a little while back on your ‘about’ page and I love learning more about other bloggers! I feel like I need a person like you in my life that knows something about style!

    Plus, being a hairdresser with curly hair, you’d be able to help me with my mop.

    I only have one daughter, but am the second oldest of 14 kids!

  6. says

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this outstanding blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  7. says

    Awesome! Your blog is so overwhelmingly girly that I have trouble looking at it at work… but then I just tell people about my cool sister and her fabulous blog, so it works out well. :)

  8. terry says

    Thanks so much for sharing! You are gorgeous! Im envious of your “butterflies” ~ hoping someday to have that too! And like you I also have 6 Angel babies in heaven :( my miracle baby boy turned 18 on 12/2 :( it went by way to fast!! Enjoy your lil ones!

  9. says

    At the risk of sounding like an internet creepster, you are gorgeous. How are you a baking blogger and not a super model. Also, I must say again that I hate belonging to the mourning mothers club, but I’m glad to have other moms like you there with me.

  10. says

    Hey Pretty Girl!! When I saw your picture on Instagram, I thought in my head, she looks like a hair stylist. All the ones I know are always looking awesome & put together. I’m happy to learn more about you!! XOXO! Meghan

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