Today I was going to share my review of my new Day Designer, but life is life and I ran out of time yesterday (because things like a hair cut and color won out on my priority list). No pictures were taken and no post was written. And really I didn't mind taking the day off from blogging. It's my second full-time job, at least it can feel like that sometimes. And while I love blogging, a break every now and again doesn't hurt anyone.
Then I was reading Nelle's blog post from yesterday and was inspired to do my own set of 20 questions, because although there are a lot of familiar faces around here, there are also a lot of new faces. That and I'm a sucker for these types of posts. And if you are too, maybe you'll do a 20 questions posts as well!
1. FAVORITE FOOD?
I've never been able to narrow this down to just one thing. I love comfort foods, sweets (especially during this pregnancy), and the classics.
2. FLIP FLOPS OR HIGH HEELS?
Neither really. I'm not a huge fan of my feet, never have been. So if I'm going to pick a shoe it would be booties, boots, or flats. Fun fact, I have had two operations on my left foot to correct a bone problem, and that's left me with some gnarly scars and a toe that can no longer bend. It's a beauty, really.
3. FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP?
I've got lots! When it comes to clothes I love LOFT, Old Navy, Gap, and Nordstrom. For home I love Crate & Barrel, Wayfair, and Target.
4. STANDARD STARBUCKS ORDER?
Totally depends on the day/weather and what I'm feeling. For cooler/cold days I love either a Caramel Apple Spice, Chai Tea latte, 1/2 Caramel + 1/2 White Mocha latte with 1% milk, or 1/2 White Chocolate Mocha + 1/2 Toffee Nut with 1% milk. And if I am looking for a drink to cool me off, I go with either a coffee or mocha frappucinno with 1% milk.
5. MUST-HAVE ROADTRIP SNACK?
Something salty and something sweet. Can't have one without the other.
6. DIY OR HIRE OUT?
We are a DIY household for the most part, but there are some exceptions. Like when we try to DIY and royally mess it up. Then we call the professionals in :)
7. TOP 5 TV SHOWS?
I'm a sucker for Bravo TV: Real Housewives, Ladies of London, Married to Medicine, etc. I also really love Duck Dynasty, that's a show husband and I enjoy together. As for non-reality shows, I enjoy Astronauts Wives Club this past season, Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, and the likes.
8. FAVORITE BOOK?
I've been so bad at reading books lately. But, if I had to pick a favorite right now, it would be The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle.
9. FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE?
What's exercise?? I played sports year round in high school, stayed fairly active in college, and then adult life beyond college struck. I did a Boot Camp Challenge program for about a year, but since then....crickets. If I'm going to exercise then I like group activities/games, being in a pool, or leisurely walking while chatting.
10. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
5'8", another reason I'm not super big on wearing high heels. I'm tall enough already!
11. DO YOU TRY SOMETHING NEW AT RESTAURANTS OR STICK TO YOUR FAVES?
I almost always stick with favorites once I've found them. I really hate to try something new and not like it. I feel like I've wasted money on something that I can't eat. So I'm out money and hungry.
12. ONE MAKEUP ITEM YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
13. WHAT'S ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
A box of tissues, two candles, a stack of books, my glasses, a lamp, chapstick, lotion, and a coaster (there's usually water on that coaster)
14. ONE THING MOTHERHOOD HAS TAUGHT YOU?
I haven't yet experienced motherhood in all of its glory, but with a little one on the way I've certainly experienced motherhood symptoms. I think the biggest thing I've learned is that you become a mother with all the feels....care, love, anxiety, worry, etc the moment you find out you're pregnant. You don't have to wait for the baby to show up for all those feelings to begin. And it's only going to continue, intensified, I'm sure, by baby's presence.
15. MUSIC THAT REMINDS YOU OF HIGH SCHOOL?
Taylor Swift's first country album, Journey, and Snow Patrol just to name a few.
16. IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD OTHER THAN YOUR CURRENT CITY, WHERE?
I think I'd go to Colorado. I couldn't do without the mountains. And fall is a must too.
17. TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOU WE MIGHT NOT KNOW?
During high school I played setter and outside hitter in volleyball. In the spring I played soccer with the boys' team until the school made a girl's team when I was a sophomore. I was really mad about them creating a girls' team because it felt so much more competitive playing with the guys (something I'd done since I was 5). I'm also right hand dominant while being left foot dominant.
18. WEBSITES YOU BROWSE (besides blogs)?
Pinterest...woah is me. That site gets me every day in some way.
19. MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I really want to be a morning person, but the truth of it is that I'm just not. It's really hard to get out of bed early. So call me a night owl.
20. WHAT'S YOUR BEST FEATURE?
Gosh, this is a hard question for me. I'm very critical of myself (something I need working on), so picking my best feature feels odd. (I'm thinking I need some more positive self-talk in my life!) I do like my hazel eyes; I love that they change colors and appear either more green or brown depending on what I wear.
And that's that! Now go answer 20 questions about yourself or leave something fun about yourself in the comments!
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