Meet Roni*


Mama in the alley, rockin’ roller derby vibes. Currently loving my life as a Derby Mom, Historian and Teacher. Homeschooling 1-3 kids since 2013, Confirmation Catechist, Lover of Art, Historic Homes, and the over all Victorian Era. At this point, I am not sure how many times I’ve watched Season 1 of Penny Dreadful. I like to get my Spook On! While watching beautiful settings and delight in period costuming.


Been with my man, MY LOVE, Eric Dawson since 1990. Though we didn’t start dating until Spring of our Sophomore year, we met in 8th grade! A few break-ups or 2… Got Hitched in 1995. 1st house in 1999. 1st child in 2000.


Me & Eric. Berlin 2015. Training myself in photo editing. Diggin’ the Raybeams!


Our PARTY of 5. Bette Lou*, Logan, Eric/I, and Jaden. In my opinon, this is one of the best depictions of our family. Still remains true even after a few years. Mom Life, equals 1 Senior (Class of 2018 Baby!), 1 Middle Schooler and 1 Elementary school kiddos.



I think I secretly, want to create POST CARDS.  I took these PHOTO’s!

A lil’ more about me ~ My first growns up, civilian job was a Museum Curator. I had dreams of being a bonafied Art Historian. My Degree is in Business Management. This year I have 1 home schooler and 2 traditonal school kids (Well, one goes to a performing art school). I love to travel and have lived in both Paris, France and Berlin, Germany. My newest local venture is taking a seat on The Etiwanda Historical Society Board. I make a delicious Chicken Pasta Dish w/ a White Wine, Lemon, Butter, Cream Caper Sauce. I am getting better at BAKING! I live by, ENJOYING the process. No matter what it is, cleaning, or working on an event/project. My Fambam is pretty darn ARTSY & LOYAL USC Fans! Eric is an incredible ARTIST. He is my biggest SUPPORTER & we are TRULY BEST FRIENDS. Every year, he throws an Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub inspired open house.

“Simple, yet Effective” ~ Don Drapper, Madmen.

Layering and making things look like they’ve always been, is my thing. Both in my personal style and home decor. I am in awe of a gorgeous graphic. I do a bit of tech. And enjoy a good party! Seeing the evolution of FROLICKING GYPSIES and the development of our TRICK OR TREAT MAMAS Brand, just makes me so DAMN EXCITED! T* is one of my BEST gifts! We have many ridiculously cool adventures together… having each other’s backs since birth her and I! Read on through and about this blog, you’ll find out… (cute smirk).

Here are My Favorite Posts:

Haunted Spirits Orbs Paris Opera House~ Palais Garnier Proof! I have the Photo’s!

“The Coven” House Garden District~ New Orleans, LA

15 Questions for 2015~ future, present, past~not exactly in a particular order…

Are you Ready to RUMBLE?! Fight of our Lifetime Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Thanks for stopping by! Follow my personal Instagram @FrolickingGypsyii 

Xo, Roni*