Welcome to Snaps and Bits!  Snapshots and tidbits from my changing life.

Note: I change my About page alot. I can’t seem to get it quite right ;).

I was a 40-something biotechnology professional living in my native California, balancing family and career.  I am now a 40-something “housewife” living in New Jersey.  So yes, laugh all you want but it’s true–technically I am a Real Housewife of NJ.  No one could possibly be more surprised by this outcome than I am.  I currently live about 20 miles from NYC with my husband, two sons, and dog.

I balance my love of good wine and indulgent food with lots of exercise and mostly healthy eating. Healthy living is very important to me, but I’m not sure I could blog about it on a regular basis in a way that is interesting enough.


I mostly blog about our shenanigans and try my best to see the humor in everything so you won’t be bored.

For the record:

Sips=Our love of wine. I will blog about this at times, although you can be sure that we will be sipping most days evenings around here.

Bites=Restaurants or Recipes, whenever I get around to making something that I want to remember. Note: I am having trouble finding time to cook new recipes, and so far I have been reluctant to whip out my camera in restaurants.  I need to work on the Bites.

Adventures=Everything else shenanigans.

So, this blog is predominantly about all things having to do with my Real Housewife life (and anything else I feel like writing about).

I invite you to pour yourself a glass of wine, sip back, and enjoy the adventure!  If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me at snapsandbits at gmail dot com

17 Responses to “About”

  1. tiffanyJune 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    So excited to find you Stacie! My boyfriend who is in Cali, is a NJ native! To funny!
    Can’t wait to see what wines you like.. one of my weaknesses for sure:)

    • StacieJune 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      Me too, it is such a small world! Both places are nice but so different. I have not blogged as much as I wanted to yet about wine but I plan to do a lot more. We are pretty partial to CA wines (should I insert “duh” here?). A lot more on that is coming!

  2. lynn @ the actor's dietJune 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    wow, jersey & cali – you and i have a lot in common!

    • StacieJune 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Lynn! I thought you were from NYC. You have been in Cali longer than I’ve been in NJ though….

  3. AmeenaJune 11, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    I would take NJ over Los Angeles any day! Love the East Coast.

    • StacieJune 11, 2012 at 11:31 am #

      Thanks for visiting Ameena! I would too, maybe. I moved from the Bay Area and still miss it, although we like it here too.

  4. Dena @ 40 Fit in the MittJune 13, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    What a beautiful family you have Stacie. Hope I can pick up some good wine tips from you, I love a good glass, but never know what to buy! Looking forward to keeping up with you and your blog.

    • StacieJune 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

      Thanks so much Dena! happy to make recommendations but we predominantly drink CA wine so I’m probably useless on the other stuff.

  5. Teresa @ fitnwoodbine.blogspot.comJune 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Love your blog Stacie! Thanks for stopping by mine. Nice to know there are other 40 something bloggers out there too!!

    • StacieJune 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

      Thanks Teresa, I am always happy to find more 40 somethings too!

  6. JackAugust 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    My kid sister left LA and moved to NJ 15 years or so ago. She loves it. To be honest, I don’t really understand. I like her town, but you can’t beat the weather here.

    To each their own.

    • StacieSeptember 27, 2012 at 9:53 am #

      Yeah, still missing the CA weather like crazy!

  7. Jen {at} take2mommySeptember 27, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    No, wait, I live about 20 miles from NYC with my husband, two sons, and dog! Seriously.
    Are we neighbors?
    The big thing you have over me, I think, is a spouse who shares your fondness for vino. I drink my wine solo over here.
    Now that I think about it, that’s not a bad thing. #moreforme

    • StacieSeptember 27, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      Wow amazing! Solo wine? We need to have drinks!

  8. JennJanuary 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    What a lovely blog! So glad to have stumbled upon it tonight! Looking forward to following.

  9. mindofshooJanuary 27, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    I love how your first line says your blog is about your changing life..then the next line you say you change your About Me page lots. Made me giggle. And when I hear the word shenanigans it reminds me of the movie Juno. Great blog.

  10. SuzanneMarch 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Hey Stacie, just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for a couple of blogging awards (cuz you are that awesome!). If you are interested, here’s the link:

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