Thanks to one of my BFF’s Jenn Jackson for tagging me for this-I love doing fun things like this and switching up my typical blogging routine. :)
Question 1: How tall are you?
I think I’m 5’7″. Haha-you can tell how important (or not) that is to me in this stage of life. ;-)
Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
I have an incredible sense of direction, and it has helped me navigate all around the world. I was amazed at how I found my way around in Germany, Poland, Italy, and more when I had never even been there before. Crazy, but I think I’m just in tune with my surroundings pretty well.
Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
I can’t really think of one right now. I keep my blogging pretty simple, minimal, transparent, and fun, so I like to just keep it all low-key.
Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
Well, right now I have a hate-hate relationship with our cat. I can’t stand her scratching everything up, scattering her litter, and jumping up on my kitchen counter to try to get in the kitchen window. DRIVES.ME.CRAZY! Any tips?
Question 5: What’s your favorite song?
This is the most difficult question…happy song? sad song? ballad? Christmas song? kid’s song? Seriously-there’s not one single favorite, and you’ll have to come back to me with a specific genre and then I’ll answer that question.
Question 6: What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?
I have SO many favorites on Etsy. I could spend $$$$ on all the beautiful and crafty things there, but I’ll tell you what shop I have been frequenting recently: Give With Joy not only appeals to my pursuit of constant joy, but also my addiction to stationary, and fuels my love of all things snail-mail. I am becoming a gold star customer over here. HAha!
Question 7: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
I love to read! Now that I’m not in school (where I was required to read), and I’m a busy Wife/Mom, Coach, Counselor (where my reading time is limited), my love of quiet space with a good book has been reignited.
Question 8: What’s your favorite junk food?
Hmmmm…I have several combinations and then it just depends on the mood.
- Homemade cookies (yes, homemade-I CAN tell the difference in the flavor, so don’t go trying to convince me that they taste like homemade).
- Haribo Gummy Bears and Black Raspberry Ice cream. Thank you, TCBY for introducing me to the wonderful combo of frozen treats and gummy bears at the age of 7.
- Chips and Guac. Even better, plantain chips or sweet potato “tortilla” style chips. nom nom nom!
Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
We have a cat named Mushu. She claimed our daughter about a year ago and has made herself a part of our home. I like her enough, but I’m just not a cat person (see Q4).
Question 10: What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books?
Nonfiction-I’ll go with my latest read: Lean On Me by Anne Marie Miller. Life. Changed. Read it.
Question 11: What’s your favorite beauty product?
I’m not sure this is my favorite, but it’s the one I have used consistently the longest. Mary Kay’s Acne Treatment Gel. I used to be on medication to manage my acne/skin issues, so this cheap little tube of ointment keeps my complexion in check!
Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
Last time I was embarrassed was a time my husband said something less than kind in front of some of our friends. It made me super self-conscious and want to go hide.
Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Shakeology! Seriously, I could go without my tea, milk, etc. However, Shakeology has changed my health and therefore my life. It would literally affect any decision to move overseas…it’s essential to my daily life.
Question 14: What’s your favorite movie?
I’ll give a couple here, because it depends on the mood or season. Sweet Home Alabama is always a hit, but I also adore While You Were Sleeping. I can’t go without mentioning my favorite holiday movies, (because let’s be honest, Christmas is around the corner!) White Christmas and It’s A Wonderful Life are a must for me!
Question 15: What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
Let’s see…we didn’t have a prom, so definitely not the prom queen. I was most definitely a nerd and proud of it-graduated with a 4.0 and Valedictorian. I was also an athlete, played volleyball, soccer, and managed our guy’s basketball and soccer teams. Interestingly enough, I was also a bit of a loner. I had friends, but did my own thing too.
Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
This is the hardest question for me, because I have been many places, and have a few favorites of course. I don’t think any one will ever have all of my favorites, so I haven’t discovered this place yet. :)
Question 17: PC or Mac?
I have never owned a Mac, but I’m intrigued. I’m less than thrilled with the PC’s I have had.
Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?
My husband just told me he would take care of the dishes and that I didn’t need to worry about them at all. Yep, we’re super sappy over here. ;-)
Question 19: Favorite celebrity?
I really don’t have one. I am so over celebrities.
Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want be best friends with?
Jennie Allen-when I was blessed with the chance to hear her share her heart in person, I felt like I had found a kindred spirit. Jennie delivered truth the way I have in the past, with raw intensity and passion birthed from the calling God has whispered to her. I told my husband I really didn’t mean to be a stalker, but I felt like I was looking in the mirror, and I was inspired to step up into whatever position God has for me.
* This blog post is a part of the ’20 Things You Might Not Know About Me’ Blog Tag started by April from Blacksburg Belle. She began this blog tag experiment to build community among creatives, help us bloggers to connect more and get to know each other better. This month’s topic is all about sharing just a little too much information about yourself. If you’d like to participate or want more info, check out the beginning post right here.