Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! Here you will get to know me—the “sweet girl” behind the dessert tables. The girl who loves to create. The proud mama who loves her boys to no bounds and the wife that thanks her lucky stars every day to have her husband, her best friend & business partner, by her side. Whether you visiting our blog or the first time or have stopped by before, please know that I’m incredibly grateful that you are here and look forward to getting to know you. So sit back, grab a large cup of coffee (or cake pop) and enjoy!


So it’s with a mixture of excitement, nervousness and deep pride that I share with all of you that starting January 18, I will be devoting my love and attention to Chic Sweets on a full time basis. I’m leaving an amazing job as the “Network Manager” for The Network of East Hillsborough Neighborhoods, a wonderful organization aimed at engaging residents in a BIG way and spreading out quality programming in several East Hillsborough communities. This decision has weighed heavy on me for some time but I can tell you that this work fills my heart in ways that make every sacrifice, both big and small, worth it x’s 1000 (maybe more).

This year I realized that in order to make things happen I had to take the plunge, set goals and most of all, take action. My work has always been a part of me, a big part of who I am….and when things grew in ways I never imagined, I found myself deeply torn between doing what I was good at, versus taking the plunge into a business that was still growing. Add the pressures of being a wife and mother, well, I can’t lie–it was more than I could handle at times. Ultimately, though, I made the decision that in order to be the best wife and mother I can be, I had to wake up in the morning doing what sets my heart of fire and that my friends, lies here in Chic Sweets.

Thanks again for all the love and encouragement I’ve felt from all of you–my friends, my supporters, my family and most of all, my husband, Steve, since the truth is, without him, I just don’t make sense.

Love you all!


PS–I swear it’s just coincidence this announcement happens to fall on my birthday! LOL! 🙂


  1. Yvette Price says:

    Fantastic news Natalie! Love your courage…You are brilliant, creative and you will do well. Best wishes to you my friend!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yay Natalie!! I know this was a long and hard decision but I know that it will be a good thing for you and your family! Xo. Sandy Rule

  3. Amanda Allen says:

    Wonderful news – so proud of you – I new you had the stuff the first minute I met you. Perfect timing to announce on your birthday – Love you my friend

  4. chicsweets says:

    Yvette–THANK YOU!!!! I'm so happy!

  5. chicsweets says:

    Sandy Rule: You are without a doubt one of the most amazing planner and mama. Anything coming from you leaves me completely humbled. Thank you.

  6. chicsweets says:

    Amanda, you believed in me…heck..before I even believed in myself. Love you right back!

  7. And more lovely news is that Chic Sweets has a magnificent feature being published on them in VERTICAL Tampa Bay's Winter issue…launching next week. Enjoy and wishing you every success on the horizon!

  8. Alicia Rohan says:

    Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!! This is a beautiful post and I am so excited to see what 2012 brings you!!

  9. Congratulations!!! It's an amazing first step to a great 2012!! You always deliver an amazing show every time!!

  10. thea says:

    That's awesome Natalie! Congrats! Hope you are well! Thea

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