This month’s Mom MVP is a local mama who specializes in using the right words! Veronica Bradley is a creative director and copywriter with a gift for connecting words and inspiring brands. She spends her time helping people sound as great as they actually are!
Hi, I’m Veronica, mom of two and a helplessly creative individual. When the kids are sleeping, I’m a freelance creative director/copywriter, so I essentially make things sound pretty. I also build the occasional templated Website for clients on a budget, and photography is my taxed hobby. I love riding my bike around White Rock Lake.
What is your favorite meal? This is almost embarrassing to post, but pizza! I love pizza. If there’s pizza at a party, I will be first in line no matter what. It’s like the hunger games.
What is your favorite restaurant? My favorite family-friendly restaurant, Zuzu’s, just temporarily shut down! I guess right now I love Resident Taqueria. I do the meatless thing, and they have excellent options for me. Plus my son goes to town on their pinto beans.
What is your favorite kitchen gadget/tool? As much as I want to say microwave, I’ll pick my enamel coated cast iron pan. I’m deadly with it, but not in the Loony Toons way! Eggs, pancakes, quesadillas, fried rice, veggies … I must use that pan at least twice a day.
What do you do to recharge your batteries? I have a three year-old boy and a four month-old girl—I never get to fully recharge my batteries! But the hour before I go to bed is MINE, so I sit on my bathroom counter, go through my skincare routine, pluck my eyebrows, and have something playing on Netflix on my laptop.
What is your go-to hostess gift? My husband and I usually bring a fancy local beer. He’s the Creative Director at one of the local breweries (Lakewood Brewing), so we always have a few interesting bottles around the house. We love to show people that not all beer is the same, and helping someone discover that (gasp!) they actually do like some beer is always rewarding. Aaaand I may or may not have been the model for one of the breweries most iconic labels!
What is your entertaining must-have? Music. You have to have something in the background that’s loud enough to be noticeable but quiet enough to be ignored. And if it’s 90s music, bonus! It’s also a win whenever a singalong spontaneously begins.
What is your favorite holiday to host?
Now that I have small kiddos, Christmas has reclaimed that childish magic for me. I love having my house full of people I adore but don’t see enough, I enjoy the noise of a kitchen full of laughter, and I cannot get enough of reminiscing with my extended family.
Check out Veronica’s work here: www.veronicabradley.com