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August 24, 2015

20 super random snippets about moi

yes. yes. i'm all about a 20 questions game, especially since there are several new faces around these parts.

i snagged this idea from colleen over at meet the sullivans. thank you colleen!

also, maybe if you like this little post some of you out there might do the 20 questions as well. i love this idea because they are some of my most favorite types of posts to read.

let's get the 20 started...

1. FAVORITE FOOD?
ummm...all food. actually, a perfect meal for me would be a surf + turf with some sort of sautéed veggie (asparagus, broccolini) and mashed potatoes. my mouth is watering.

2. FLIP FLOPS or HIGH HEELS?
i was actually looking at all my heels the other day and realized that since i started working from home (five years ago) and then since having kaye (three years ago) my high heels are officially outdated. i mean...they aren't terrible, i could still pull them off...but trends have changed.

now, during the summer, i'm a flip flops all the time kind of gal. or sandals. however, when it's just my farmer and me i try to dress it up and wear some wedges and something short. short shorts. short skirt. that farmer...total horn dog.

3.  FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP...FOR ME!
my instant go-to for anything is banana republic. i feel like their clothes are built for women. women shaped like me. you know...with a booty and boobs and hips. plus the quality is nice and the goods aren't too trendy // more on the classic side. i like buying pieces that can stick around me my closet 3 // 5 // 9 years.

4. STANDARD COFFEE ORDER?
sad face. before i quit dairy i was all about a house coffee with lots of room for cream. i used to stop at starbucks every single morning on my way to work. i loved having a piping hot coffee after the gym. i'd hop in my car, listen to NPR, and enjoy my 30 minute commute.

the glory days.

5. ROAD TRIP MUST HAVE SNACK?
ummm...when i was little my dad ALWAYS brought corn nuts and sure as shit...my sister or i or both always puked. to this day, neither of us can handle the smell of corn nuts...anywhere.

but for me...popcorn. popcorn is a KILLER road trip snack...and it's great for kids too! i just make a big batch on the stove with olive oil and sea salt. boom. that's a happy mom and a happy camper in her car seat too.

6. DIY or HIRE IT OUT?
don't get me started. my farmer is a diy-er to the max. as in...he built our entire home...practically. we're talking framed it, laid the hard wood, built the banister, tiled the bathrooms, hung our kitchen cabinetry...quite the man. however, after three years of living in our home, it's still not finished. our crown molding above the kitchen cabinets isn't complete. the finish work on our kitchen island isn't done. our basement bathroom is still in studs. i just caulked all of our upstairs baseboards and have yet to finish the touch up paint (maybe tomorrow). what else? there are loads of things that still need to be finished. all this to say...i'm officially a convert to HIRE IT OUT. farmer - he's still diy all the way 4 life.

7. TOP 5 TV SHOWS?
orange is the new black, downton abbey, modern family, 30 rock, dexter (it was really hard to not pick a reality show...i'm addicted.)

8. FAVORITE BOOK?
oh lord. i haven't read a book in a really long time. shameful since i used to be an avid reader. for awhile i got really into autobiographies about politicians. i know...super thrilling, but hear me out! if you read one, read my life, by bill clinton. it's wonderful. long, but wonderful.

9. FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE?
i was just telling my farmer yesterday that i would rather run for 40 minutes than lift for 10.

running.

10. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
5'5" ...a tall 5'5".

11. DO YOU TRY SOMETHING NEW AT RESTAURANTS OR STICK TO YOUR FAVORITES?
i think it depends on the restaurant. if it's a restaurant i trust i'll try something new. if i'm feeling sketchy about a place...always go with a burger.

12. ONE MAKEUP ITEM YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
well, when i manage to put makeup on...i feel like you can't go wrong with a good blush. blush and mascara and i'm set.

13. WHAT'S ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
super exciting - a lamp, my laptop charger, baby monitor...and that's it.

14. ONE THING MOTHERHOOD HAS TAUGHT YOU?
one thing? patience. and i still don't have a lot of those.

15. MUSIC THAT REMINDS YOU OF HIGH SCHOOL?
please don't shame me, but i've never been a music person. my sister? yes. that girl can tell you any song, any artist, any day of the week. me? meh. i like music. i have a weird thing where i can listen to a song once and know the lyrics more or less. but ask me to name a song from high school? i can't think of a single song. or maybe i can. wasn't there a song about "...i like girls who wear abercrombie and fitch..." right?

16. IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD OTHER THAN YOUR CURRENT CITY, WHERE?
that's terribly hard. i haven't been to nearly enough places. i can tell you i'm nearly positive i would stay in idaho. i love it here.

17. TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOU WE MIGHT NOT KNOW
i can touch my tongue to my nose. i hate department store shopping. it's very overwhelming. i eat breakfast every single day. i feel sick if i don't. ummm...i asked my farmer out for our first date...and several subsequent dates.

18. WEBSITES YOU READ // BROWSE (besides blogs)
babygap, buzfeed, people, nytimes

19. MORNING PERSON or NIGHT OWL?
i've always been a morning person, but in my old age...and because i really enjoy relaxing, i've been waking up at 5 am. i should be using that time to get my workouts in, but instead i use it to drink hot coffee and watch whatever is on the DVR.

20. WHAT'S YOUR BEST FEATURE?
best feature? best feature? it's always good to do a little positive self-talk, right?

well, aside from my cutting wit and super sweet disposition...i'll say i have some good eyelashes. they are long and i can get away without wearing mascara. i also have super thick eyebrows...which is the trend these days, so i've got that going for me.

however, if you want to envy some eyelashes...my gal kaye. she has lashes that don't quit. long, thick, dark, beautiful. throw in her giant blue eyes and it's safe to say she rarely hears the word no.

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alrighty! super duper fun. now go answer these 20 or just tell me a random something or other about yourself in the comments! 

on a completely unrelated note...does anyone know of someone that can code a blogger design for me? i mocked one up and have all the images...i just don't know css, and can barely stumble through html. help me.
19 comments on "20 super random snippets about moi "
  1. I love reading these about other people! I shared mine last week and it's so fun hearing what other people have to share. I rarely wear anything but flats these days either and most of my heels are out dated too!

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  2. So fun! I love these little tidbits. You & I have quite a few similarities

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  3. Downton Abbey! Yes! And how awesome that you have a guy who DIY so much but I'm totally with you on it taking forever...mine does the same thing!

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  4. Oh my gosh, Dexter! yes. I need that on my TV now.

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  5. What a fun post! Totally agree on Banana Republic. I love their clothes!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  6. This was fun - maybe I'll do it. :-) I'm a mashed potato girl, too...except I'm usually too lazy to make them. ...and I will never understand people who don't eat breakfast. How can't you? Are you not hungry after all that time? I must eat and have my coffee before I talk to anyone. Hah.

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  7. Fun. Thank you for sharing. I even stole it from you: http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/2015/08/twenty-things-about-me.html. :)

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  8. I guess we could never road trip together because my road trip snack of choice is Corn Nuts. I never eat them unless on a road trip, but if I'm driving more than say, 2 hours, I HAVE to have them.

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  9. I love posts like these where you really get to know the writer, I have loved reading more about you! Mashed potato is my jam, I love it. I always have it with some form of meat my mouth is watering right now just thinking about it. Steak, mash potato and green beans is my go to meal lately!

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  10. I love that you get dressed up for date night with your farmer... I'm sure he appreciates that too. ;) Also... I think corn nuts have the NASTIEST SMELL EVER... throwing them up sounds like the WORST... so I love your popcorn idea... though I'm pretty sure I need a tutorial on how you do this with olive oil and sea salt. Genius.

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  11. Oh my gosh, love this! And I feel the same way about music! I used to HATE it in high school when a boy would ask me what kind of music I liked....I never had an answer!

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  12. These kind of posts are my favourite! I used to have a lot of thoughts and opinions on music but lately whenever I'm asked about music I response is simply 'country'. Sometimes I can name off a few current favourite songs but it's not like in high school when I had a laundry list of favourite artists/bands and albums and everything in-between!

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  13. I love these! I feel like I really get to learn more about you than I do from a typical Friday post. I just posted my own, almost all of them are the same questions aside from #20!

    Annie
    All Things Big and Small

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  14. Love reading this. I won best smile my senior year in high school. <- Random fact. And I used Erin from Love, Fun and Football, she doesn't charge much and since you have most of it done, just need to figure out how to get it where it needs to go, I'm sure she'll give you a good price :) http://www.lovefunandfootball.com/

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  15. I love this! And I totally LOLed about the corn nuts.....the worst thing every? Corn nut BREATH!

    Sick. Barf. Gag. I'm right there with you.

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  16. Definitely going to borrow or steal this too - love these facts!
    LOVING the new header too x

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  17. Contact Marie at Candidly Marie. She designs my blogs for me and does all the coding herself. I'm sure she wouldn't mind helping you out! :)
    Candidly Marie

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  18. Contact Marie at Candidly Marie. She designs my blogs for me and does all the coding herself. I'm sure she wouldn't mind helping you out! :)
    Candidly Marie

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