Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Favorites, Bourbon, Lipstick & Llamas

1. Favorite pet I ever had

Well, I would say Gambit or Rambo since they're my current pets. But they're not really my favorites. Sorry.. truth bomb! Diego was my favorite. He was THE sweetest dog ever. He's in a happier home though. We had to re-home him when we moved to an apartment a few years ago and he just WAS NOT happy there. We still get pictures of him from time to time. He seriously has the best home ever now. 

2. Favorite food I’ve cooked

A few weeks ago I would have said my burritos. But now it's the Spinach Coated Chicken. A new favorite for everyone here! 

3. Teacher who changed my life, and why

Definitely Dr. McCoy. He was my sophomore Chemistry teacher in high school. He reminded me a lot of Bill Nye the way he taught. He made science easy for everyone. He was the one that made me really appreciate and LOVE science. Because of him I still want to be a science teacher. 

4. The best paid entertainment I’ve ever seen

Jeff Dunham! Hands down, best comedy act I've paid to see. Josh and I went in 2012 for his birthday. (I surprised him!) 

5. Favorite hobby activity that makes me get lost for hours

puzzles! I once spent 12 hours completing a 1000 piece puzzle. I just love doing puzzles. 

6. My greatest skill (past or current)

I wasn't really sure what to say about this, so I asked my husband. He said I may not have a lot of patience when it comes to the kids being bad, but I have a lot of patience when it comes to teaching them things. Like teaching Ainsley colors or Zander to ride his bike without training wheels. He says I'm a natural teacher, so I guess that's a skill 

7. The best advice I’ve ever been given

"Don't be scared to ask for help." My aunt told me this when Josh and I were going through hard times. No matter the situation, don't let your pride take over and keep you from asking for help. Someone is always willing to help! THIS IS SO TRUE! 

8. My favorite flower – purchased

Lily's. They're just so pretty! 

9. My favorite flower or plant – personally grown

My gardenia bush in my front yard. We were in the house for a few weeks at the end of it's blooming season last year, so we only got a few flowers. THIS YEAR though, I'll get to see (and smell) it in full force! 

10. The most favorite gift I’ve ever gotten – what and from whom?

My diamond stud earrings. My dad gave them to me for my 16th birthday & aside from my wedding rings, it's the only other piece of jewelry I always wear. 

11. My most suspenseful moment

At the eye doctor when I'm waiting for the "poof" of air during the eye exams. There's probably something more suspenseful than that, but that was the first that came to mind. 

12. My most unexpected achievement?

Two come to mind. The first, would be this blog. At least, I feel like it's an achievement. Maybe. LOL. Anyway, the second would be beating my high school mile time. I never (ever) thought I'd consider myself a "runner" but I actually really love running

13. My favorite paid employment, ever

My most recent job actually. I was a customer service rep for a food manufacturer. I loved the owners, the people I worked with, the whole team. Me losing that job was a real shame. Everything happens for a reason. 

14. The favorite dessert I’ve ever eaten

Apple pie. It's always the best desert. It's even better when my grandma makes it for my birthday

15. The most scared I’ve been by a bug or critter

Bed bugs. Y'all Josh and I lived in a house a few years ago that was INFESTED with bed bugs... they were living in the WALLS. We didn't know it until AFTER we moved in, and well, after that we had to buy new beds. I can't tell you how disgusting it was to wake up every morning with hundreds of bites all over our arms and not know what the heck they were from! 

16. My favorite household chore

I guess yard work would be my favorite. I really love the way my yard looks after everything has been tidied. 

17. Favorite item no one knows I own?

I'm not sure how many people actually know about this or not, but my grandmother's old mini grandfather clock. Josh and I received it after my grandma passed away in 2013 and it makes me smile every time I hear it chime. :) 

18. The prettiest shiny object I’ve ever owned

Definitely my wedding rings. I have two sets, and I talked about them on my engagement anniversary. But I absolutely love my rings! 

19. Favorite outdoor smell

I really love rain, but I think I love the smell of dirt better. My kids love playing outside and they especially love to dig, so smelling newly turned up dirt makes me know my kids are having fun. 

20. Favorite song I ever danced to and with whom?

Well, anytime Josh actually dances with me is a plus since he doesn't dance EVER. I seriously have to force him to do it. Our first dance as a married couple was in his Aunt's house though with Amanda. hehe. 

21. The favorite place I have ever traveled to where I’d spend my whole life if I could?

OMG St. Thomas, USVI for SURE. without a doubt. It's so beautiful there, and I'm dying to take Josh someday. Meagan just got back from there and I CANNOT WAIT to hear about her trip. I love it there! 

22. The most significant change I’ve had to go through and how it made me better

Well, it's something I haven't talked about on the blog. (Still not sure I ever will at this point) But my long leave where I was gone all of Jan has absolutely been my biggest change. It's really helped me realize I HAVE to ask for help, I have to be honest with others and I esp have to be honest with myself. 

23. Favorite environmental sound (rain, thunder, etc.)

Definitely the ocean. The waves crashing on the sand is the best. 

24. Best time I’ve had playing with a pet
I think anytime I take Gambit running is a good time.

25. The favorite picture I’ve ever taken?

Man. This was a tough choice but I think this is my favorite. 

And something else that's my favorite? Mama Llamas!
Y'all, Have you met Lindsay from Bourbon, Lipstick & Stilettos yet? If not you're totally missing out. She's so sweet and genuine and has THE BEST makeup tips, advice, and product suggestions on her blog. Hello! Yes please! Not to mention her recipes are to die for! I'm so happy that she decided to be apart of the Llama Herd this month! Let's take a moment to get to know Lindsay better, shall we?
Describe yourself in four words. 

I really love your blogging style. What made you start blogging?
I work as a writer but wanted an outlet for my creativity. I love sharing my beauty buys and being able to express myself. I read several blogs before I started mine and loved the sense of community!

You're a new addition to the crayon box. Which color would you be, and why?
Pink! It's such a happy, fun color... that's how I like to live my life. (editor's note: I completely agree with being pink! My favorite color!) 

What's the best advice you've ever gotten about blogging?
Engage with other bloggers. The best decision I ever made. 

What's your favorite movie quote?
From Almost Famous: "And if you ever get lonely, you can just go to the record store and visit your friends." I'm a HUGE music lover- this movie (and quote) always speak to me. 

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza. I don't eat it often but I want it ALL. THE. TIME. I never met a pizza I didn't like. I'd also add chocolate to that list... (editor's note: I knew I always loved you Lindsay! I would totally pick pizza too!

How fun is Lindsay? Y'all will most definitely want to keep in touch with this lady! 
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  1. Loved learning more about you today! These posts are always a blast. And thanks for my wonderful feature!

  2. Loved reading this!! You are amazing. I love these little "peaks" into my favorite bloggers' lives. So cute about puzzles :) And running, yes...that can make you feel on top of the world! I love that your husband thinks you are so patient with your little ones, and that the ocean is your to; haven't been in years! So much fun, beautiful lady, and so happy to get to know more about Lindsay <3

  3. Love Lindsay! And love getting to know more about you. Fun questions. PS Can we go to St Thomas NOW? I can't focus on anything!

  4. That poof of air... *cringes* Diego is adorable, I am so sad he had to go to another home. I love Lindsay's movie quote.

  5. hate the air poof with a passion! ugh! And isn't Lindsay great??

  6. isn't she great?! I love her!! :) and YES LET'S GO!!! I'm totally down!

  7. thanks so much sweetie!! I had fun doing this. the questions were great! we have a lot in common!!

  8. you're so welcome! You've been so much fun. I always love having you on my sidebar!

  9. That photo made my afternoon.

  10. All the blog love about St. Thomas lately is making me want to book a one way ticket there. That picture of your kiddos is adorable. Sibling love at the best.

  11. Thanks, girl! Almost Famous is my favorite movie!

  12. We all just need to go there and have a big blogger party in STT! That picture reminds me that even though they argue now, they still have a deep love for each other!

  13. hahaha I'll do a wedding photo dump if y'all want? hahaha