About Me


I was scared of getting stuck in a 9-5er, so I started a blog. Then I started another blog. Then I started a handmade accessories business. I am no longer stuck. I quit the j-o-b. Acute Designs is my journey.



Hi there, I'm Gina.  Full name Regina.  Call me either - I don't mind.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  My blog is a little about what inspires me, a little about the handmade community/my business, and a lot about my life and food.  Lots and lots of food.


A few random facts about me:
  • I don't smile much. I am not overly serious, I just don't display a lot of emotion in general.
  • I love, love, love my two dogs.
  • I could eat pizza and goat cheese every single day.  Actually, I almost do eat them every day.
  • I have a Bachelor's in English from Xavier University {Cincinnati, Ohio}.
  • My family moved a few times when I was growing up, so I don't have a childhood hometown.  I have adopted Cincinnati as my hometown.
  • My husband is from Ireland.  He has a hometown.  We were married in the same church where he was baptized, confirmed, and all those other Catholic sacraments.
  • I obsessively bite my nails.  Always trying to quit!
  • I tend to be all or nothing - when I like something, I really like it.  And when I don't, I just don't bother.
  • I own a handmade accessories shop, blog, and write - this is what I do all day long.  It is the best job ever.
  • I am pretty shy and a little socially awkward in real life.
  • I am extremely sarcastic and melodrama drives me crazy.
  • I don't take myself or much too seriously.
  • I am obsessed with history - old homes, museums, period dramas, movies, and books.
  • I hate air conditioning.  With a passion.
  • Steak tartare is my favorite.  Don't judge until you try it.
  • My husband is the dreamer.  I am the practical one.  Funny enough - I am the one chasing my dreams and he is the engineer.  I guess we do need healthcare....
If you want to know more about who I am - check out this one.  

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25 comments:

  1. I'm feeling quite opposite as you do right now:) i worked from home for 10 years and now want to work outside the home! i'll never give up blogging, selling online, but i'm venturing off to new things outside my little nest:) best wishes and congrats my dear!

    Ps. I love Dana's designs--she's fab. I can't wait for my new one to come in. I may contact her soon since I'm always changing things...:)

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  2. Hey :)
    Love your designs and your blog... and man how awesome that you don't have to deal with a 9-5er. Jealous =P

    So excited to meet you tomorrow

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  3. I majored in English, too! I love meeting fellow book-lovers in the blogosphere.

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  4. Wonderful blog!! So happy to have found you! :) Now subscribing/following. (found via Pinterest, which led to ScoutieGirl and your post about mini blinds to roman shades (fab!) ... which led me here.)

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  5. It was nice running into you briefly at the SoCal Blogger Meetup. Your shop is so fun! Best to you in your endeavors! :)

    Kristina
    Nook & Sea

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  6. I just got way too excited about the fact that you adopted Cincinnati. I am quite partial to it as well. And Northern Kentucky. And I'm going to Ireland for the first time next month. So happy to have found you!

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    1. How fun! You will love Ireland - it's beautiful. I have a few posts on this blog about it...one is labeled my Irish top ten or something. Search for it if you need any recommendations :).

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  7. Hi! So glad I clicked on the "New Reader? Start Here" button! New to the "blog world" here with a similar mission - both of us are full time workers trying to start up our little accessories shoppe! Love all of your stuff, and plan on following your blog! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. found your blog through the post you did on biz ladies about valuing your work (thank you for that by the way). reading your "about" page was so refreshing - I thought your personality sounded a lot like mine- practical, non smiley, sarcastic, being all or nothing... however i love and adore air conditioning (living in the sweltering heat and humidity of the South might sway you?)
    anyhow, thank you for being an inspiration AND in such a down to earth manner - am i the only one that tires of blogs referring to readers as their lovelies, chickies, etc?

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    1. thanks for stopping by! I try to be as "me" as possible around here :). And I don't refer to people as lovelies in real life...so I am not going to do it here!

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  9. It's nice to meet you. i love your blog and designs!
    I am Nora from Two is better than One... www.noraspaulding.com

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    1. Hi Nora! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words =)

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  10. Hi Gina - Found your blog through the Blog Hop. Read your "About" and thought to myself, "I can relate to this gal." Happy to be your newest follower.

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    1. Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for stoping by....I am so happy you can relate to a little of me :).

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  11. Hello! I found your blog through the Totally Awesome Blog Hop and I can relate to a lot of your "About Me" I look forward to reading more posts and getting to know you through the blog world :)

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  12. I have a BA in English too! :) Yay for book nerds!!

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  13. I feel the same as you, I don't want to get stuck in my 9-5...well 8-3 really (I'm a teacher). I just started my blogging journey...let's see where it takes me. :)

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    1. best of luck with your blogging journey, geralyn! and thanks for stopping by :).

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  14. Hate A/C?? what?? Sarcasm..me..yes. And you must share what I should do with some goat cheese I bought. Got it for 1 recipe and darn I have a lot left. What to do!!?

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    1. ha! yes, nothing worse than freezing in a cold office all day long. i would rather be too hot than the slightest bit chilly any day :).
      goat cheese...eat it with fruit - amazing. put it on a pizza - the best. sprinkle a little on eggs. spread some on good bread, top with arugula and tomatoes and make a fancy grilled cheese. sprinkle some on a pasta dish. put it on a sweet potato - my favorite! i use it like normal people might use butter.

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    2. On eggs! A fancy grilled cheese!??? yes yes yes! Why didn't I think of the grilled cheese! That might be my dinner tonight.

      I love sweet potatoes and never thought of that, so if I have anymore left (after the sandwich of course) I'll have to sprinkle some on my potato.

      Thanks so much!!

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  15. Hi I'm new to your blog. I think we might be soulmates- I have an intense hatred for air conditioning to

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    1. Hi! thanks so much for stopping by. glad someone else gets my aversion to AC :).

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  16. Love your shop! I'm from Cincy, and can currently hear my husband yelling at Xavier on the tv. You also give great tips for small business owners. I've just recently started my own stationary/greeting card line. I love it, but have so much to learn! Are you still in the city?

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