Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Right? It certainly did for me. I’ve been reading posts I missed, catching up on social media, and throwing myself back in to blogging. One thing that was consistent for me as I was absent was that I missed blogging and connecting with all of you. I also have noticed a few new faces around here.
Hi New Followers! I’m glad you are here!
Some of my favorite bloggers and I thought it would be fun to reintroduce ourselves and each other in a fun Q+A post!
First, a few random facts about me:
Where was the last place you traveled to?
Two weeks ago I went to St. Louis – my sister has lived there for the last fifteen years but just moved to North Carolina, so we all went to say goodbye to St. Louis! We ate at our favorite restaurants, went shopping and caught a Cardinals game.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three materialistic things you’d want with you?
A camera with unlimited memory, chapstick and a Kindle preloaded with hundreds of books. (too much?)
When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?
Last weekend, I ate a “red hot”, which is apparently common in Texas? It was sort of like a spicy hot dog/brat. (Just ok, but don’t tell any Texans that!)
If you knew you could not fail, what is the one thing you would do tomorrow?
I would open my own store. Think “Etsy in a store” – it would have gifts, household items, basically everything cute that everyone wants to have.
What is your earliest memory?
I remember being about three and having picnics at the park. There was one of those dome-shaped jungle gyms, and my sister and I would climb on top while my Dad tried to grab us. Hours of fun!
If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
100% it would be pizza. #pizzaforlife
Do you like your first name and why? If not, what would you change it to?
I do! I like that it’s a common name with an uncommon way of spelling it. Although that was torture when I was younger and couldn’t buy anything with my name on it!
If you could give yourself one gift, what would it be?
The gift of more patience. Oh, how I wish that was a real thing! I think my girls would appreciate that as well.
Would you rather be the person asking the questions in a conversation or the person answering them?
It really depends. Sometimes I love talking about myself (who doesn’t?) and other times, I am so fascinated by the person I’m with that I want to know as much as possible about them.
If you had to live in a place where only one season existed year-round, what would that season be?
Before moving to Texas, I would tell you summer. But, summer here is worse than anything I can imagine, so I’d go with Spring. Spring here feels like my normal Summer, if that makes sense!
If money was no object, what would you do all day?
I’d do what I’m doing now – volunteering, being a stay at home mom, and blogging.
And now, I want to introduce you to some of my friends in the blogging world. Be sure to click on their links to learn more about each of these fabulous ladies!
Would you rather be the person asking the questions in a conversation or the person answering them? I’m a complete introvert and have been told that I don’t talk about myself very often, so I guess that implies I would rather be the person asking the questions in a conversation.
ANNE: Love the Here and Now
If you could give yourself one gift, what would it be? Without fail, it would be self-confidence. I constantly second guess decisions and choices and don’t attempt new things because of a fear of failing or judgement. Truth be told, I could fail and be judged and I would be ok. Self-confidence would give me the edge I need not to care about those things and would enable to me to live free of doubt, fear, and feelings of inadequacy.
REBECCA: Adventures of Bug and Boo
Where was the last place you traveled to? San Francisco! In February I took a long weekend to visit my BFF from middle school, and meet her new baby. It was my first time on the west coast and I fell in love! San Francisco is so different from NYC and London (both cities I lived in for a while) but it’s an awesome city in its own right. And the FOOD….I will definitely be back!
AMANDA: Knock on Wood Blog
If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? I would totally be cool with eating pizza for the rest of my life. You can switch up the toppings and essentially have something different each day. Plus you still get all of the food groups!
EMELIA: Dream Big and Buy the Shoes
If you knew you could not fail, what is the one thing you would do tomorrow? I’ve always had the dream to be a wedding planner, but I would love to work with all types of events. I have a love of details and creating beautiful memories, so I would give it all to be an Event Planner and have the opportunity to make special moments for other people.
EMILY: Ember Grey
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three materialistic things you’d want with you? A notebook, pen, and Sun-In. (Obviously.)
CHRISTINE: Christine Everyday
If you knew you could not fail, what is the one thing you would do tomorrow? I would go skydiving! That’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and if I knew for sure that I wouldn’t crash-land, I’d totally sign up.
KELLY: Southern Komfort Blog
If you could give yourself one gift, what would it be? I would have to say the gift to be able to travel (no worries about money, who would take of the pups, boring adult things). I would love to travel all around the nation and the world, just meeting people and doing life with them.
LINDSAY: Bourbon Lipstick & Stilettos
If you knew you could not fail, what is the one thing you would do tomorrow? I would do web development/design. It is a dream of mine, but I’m struggling to find time to study and perfect it!
I hope you enjoyed meeting some of my friends and learning a bit more about me. Please introduce yourselves below – tell me something random about yourself!