We had a crazy busy weekend, and I've been trying to get my post for tomorrow ready to go because it's both long and picture-heavy. I'm participating in a link-up about beauty routines tomorrow; therefore, I decided to default to something a bit simpler for today's post.
For those of you with blogs, feel free to borrow these questions to answer on your own blogs! I always love learning more about the bloggers whose blogs I read regularly.
Edited to add: After posting, I decided to participate in a random link-up today. I'm linking back to http://onthedailyexpress.blogspot.com and http://www.morepiecesofme.com.
Okay - here we go!
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I am an absolutely AWFUL decision-maker. I will sit and go through all options and then think and think and think... then I ask others for their opinions, and then I think some more. It's awful.
Biggest pet peeves?
- Waiters who don't write down an order because, inevitably, something comes out wrong. And it's usually my order.
- When my husband doesn't put a new garbage bag in the can after taking the garbage out.
- People who don't leave enough of a tip at a restaurant. I'm a 20%-er.
- Food-eating contests. Disgusting.
- People without basic manners.
- Rude people.
- Ignorant people.
- Nasty people.
- Harmful people.
- Hateful people.
Purple... ever since I can remember!
Top 3 favorite things to do?
1) Spend time with my husband, son, and dog.
Online shopping or in-store shopping?
Um... both. Duh.
The Sound of Music.
(My favorite scene is the one with the "The Lonely Goatherd" song. Lay-dee-oh---lay-dee-oh---
What fashion faux pas have you committed?
Oh, God - well, I was born in 1982, so you can only imagine the outfits I wore throughout the 80s and 90s: stonewashed jeans, tie-dyed tees, high-top sneakers, anything and everything neon, big hair (I had two spiral perms during my elementary and middle school years), headbands galore, snap bracelets, jellies, She-Ra outfits, Osh Gosh B'gosh overalls... it was pretty bad.
Who or what influences your style now?
To be honest, I get a lot of inspiration from other bloggers! I'm also a big magazine reader (People, US Weekly, InStyle, etc.). There are certain celebrities whose styles I admire and am inspired by as well. I always think Kate Middleton looks sophisticated and pulled together (as well she should considering her position!). I also love me some Victoria Beckham - super stylish and edgy. The ladies from Little Big Town always look rockin', too. I try to get inspiration from those around me the most, though. I mean, I am a hard core people-watcher. I stare at fashionable women to take a mental picture for later inspiration. I swear - I'm not a creeper. I'm an admirer!
If you could change your name, what would you change it to and why?
Oh, man - that's such a hard question. My husband and I decided not to find out the gender of our now son when I was pregnant, but I honestly thought I was having a girl. My husband and I had so much trouble deciding on girls' names. We had a list of about 15, and I can still remembering my husband driving me to the hospital when I was in labor, telling me I better decide on one from our list. To this day, I still don't know which one I would have picked, so deciding on a different name for me is just as hard. My answer would change depending on the day (hence my bad decision-making skills!).
My son insists that if we have another baby, we must use the name "Emma Toe" if it's a girl. He watched Emma Stone once on Sesame Street but couldn't say "Stone," so she became known as Emma Toe to all of us. He liked her so much he told me we must name a baby girl after her if we have one.
And his boy's name is even better. If we have a boy, he wants us to name him Jesus Christ. He had been learning about Baby Jesus around Christmastime at preschool, and apparently he fell in love with the name. Go figure.
I mean, just think if I had twins!
"Hello, these are my babies and their names are Emma Toe and Jesus Christ."
Whoa. MIND. BLOWN.
Current songs on repeat?
Well, I feel like the songs on the radio have been on repeat, and I can't listen to any more Taylor Swift or Maroon 5 or Bruno Mars. I've actually been listening to a lot of Zac Brown Band lately on Spotify when I'm cleaning. It's relaxing and makes me feel like I'm at the beach.
Something you've always wanted to do?
Be on TV. Or be the voice of a character in a Disney movie.
Speaking of Disney, favorite Disney character?
I love the villains -- Maleficent, the Snow Queen, Cruella de Ville, the Queen of Hearts, Gaston...
Something you'll never do?
Skydive. No friggin' way.
If you had to choose between traveling 5 years into the past or 5 years into the future, which would you choose and why?
The past - no hesitation there. That would take me back to the year I had my son. The past 5 years have gone so fast, even with all of those sleepless nights. I'd love to have the chance to relive these special times.
What cause/issue in this world are you passionate about?
Oh, goodness... there are so many. I am a huge animal lover and advocate, and I believe it's important that we preserve the sanctity of so many that are becoming extinct. I know this may sound a bit corny, but I honestly feel that we must help animals because so many cannot help themselves.
We are huge supporters of St. Jude's Children Hospital, too. I can't even imagine what those families must go through. My heart aches for them.
Since my husband and I are both teachers, we are obviously passionate about helping all kids. We've learned so much over our combined 25 years of teaching, and I'm sure we'll keep learning as we continue on this crazy journey.
And, of course, we are passionate about helping others, no matter what needs they have. We try our best to give back when we can. Pay it forward, you know?
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Hope you'll stop by tomorrow for the beauty routines link-up. Oh, and I updated my "About Me" page over the weekend to include some more details about who I am and why I blog! :-)
Have a great Monday! This gave me a good chuckle: