About Me

It starts right here, with me:


Crown’d Vic (aka Vicki)

I’m just your average gal just trying to live a normal life!

My nose piercing and tattoos keep me from normalcy, while my job (school teacher) and religion keep me grounded.  I practice yoga and happy hour, too.   I love to relax with a good book, live music, and actually enjoy cleaning (all pair well with a glass –or three– of wine).  Some might call me a dork, and that’s fine by me.  I enjoy talking about & selling Scentsy, too!  Meanwhile I strongly dislike extended talks on the phone and the feel of stretching apart a cotton-ball.

Don’t forget to stalk me on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!(I like being social & using my phone for other things besides calling people.)



The Man Behind The Woman (aka Mike)
The man behind CrowndVic

My sappy posts about Mike and his influence on my life tell it all.  He loves sports and I can never compete with The Mets or The Packers, but I can wear their logos making me even more attractive in his eyes!  Mike works in politics, however I never exactly understand his job. Mike recently graduated with his Master’s in International Relations and loves his job doing imporant things (just don’t ask me what) with AJWS.

He enjoys buying me jewelry (if I write it, it will come true), reading books with big words, Jeopardy, and running (weirdo).  Mike prefers hanging with his guy friends over shopping with me, and will never listen to Journey.


We love our fur-babies!

Penny Lane 

Pen loves being lazy and grooming himself in the “old man” position.  He’ll never turn down a crispy french fry and will bite your toes at night if you try to kick him off the bed.  He prefers being Vic’s shadow and goes by Pen-Pen, PL, and Momma’s Boy.

Melonball_cat_crowndvicMel enjoys sleeping 20+ hours a day and often can be found in the same spot you left him hours ago.   He drools when happy and will only eat dry cat food.  Mel compulsively “cleans” things, helps make the bed, and is always the one the finger lands on when the flowers have bite marks.  Sergeant Pepper suits him best, name-wise.  Mike loves this cat.
Nora_CrowndVicEleanor Rigby came to us malnourished at a mere 35lbs.  Now this quirky pooch sports her 58lbs proudly, runs wildly through the woods, and breaks up cat fights.  Fearful of thunderstorms, motorcycles, cars backfiring, and every other random noise, we find ourselves saying “loud noise” for reassurance often.  Nora chomps recklessly on pig ears and marrow bones when she’s not secretly sleeping in our bed.  She’s our Nora-Noodle!

Our Procreation Proclamation (family planning)

CrowndVic_and_MikeFirst comes love, then comes marriage, and then everything you ever thought you knew about what was “supposed” to happen with your body goes out the window and you enter the world of TTC (trying to conceive).

In January of 2013 we found out we were expecting!  After 4 different ultrasounds over the course of 5 weeks, we found out the baby did not have a heartbeat.  A D&C surgical procedure found this missed-miscarriage resulted from trisomy 16, a genetic abnormality caused by a blip when cells divide.

Again in October 2013 the double pink lines on a test showed another chance at pregnancy.  Opting to not have stressful ultrasounds ever again, at almost 9 weeks the first scan disappointingly showed no heartbeat.  Another D&C procedure and tests later, trisomy 22 caused that loss.

Now, after two angel babies in eight months time, genetic karyotyping of Vicki shows no predisposed reason for losses.  This means that while we have horrible luck, we will try our hand again and hope for the very best!  Join us in rooting for our rainbow baby, after this storm!


We are navigating through life’s ups and downs together, now in our almost third year of marriage! Want to know more about our amahzing wedding? Sure you do.

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Contact me:  CrowndVic (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Julie

    So nice meeting you at BlogHer! Love your blog. it makes me feel like shouting a big “You go girl!”. We ALL should be treated like a queen. Woohoot!

    • http://CrowningVictoria.com/ CrowndVic

      Ha! Thanks, Julie. We SHOULD all be treated like royalty. Likewise it was great to meet you, too!