Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Fun Facts!

The wonderful Kali over at Kali Now Living has nominated me for the Liebster Award!  Thanks, Kali!  This award allows bloggers to get to know each other through some random facts as well as questions and answers!  Each award recipient must post 11 random facts about them self as well as answer the questions "assigned" to them by the other blogger.  

I'm on the right.  Oh, and I've used this pic before.  Oops!

11 Facts About Moi
1. I have lived in the suburbs for my entire life and I can't imagine living anywhere else.
2. I like everything to be very organized but I have a hard time getting organized.  I get overwhelmed and sidetracked so easily!
3. I am a cold person.  It could be high 70's and you'll find me in a jacket with goosebumps.  My idea weather is 80-85 degrees and sunny.  Ahhh, perfect!
4. I have never lived in an apartment and bought my first house at 19. 
5. I'm very sentimental and I have a ton of "memory" boxes scattered around the house with cute little keepsakes.  Carson already has his own memory box in his closet! :)
6. I do not own an iphone.  
7. I've been with my husband for over 10 years and we went to my senior prom together (although he was not a senior, haha)!
8. I learned how to drive a car with a manual transmission after I bought one, haha!
9. I wear knee socks almost every day (unless it's summer, in that case you'll find me in flip flops).  My knee socks are never plain, they always have fun colors and patterns!
10. I can't imagine not living by a Target.  I seriously go there multiple times each's my home away from home.  Walking around Target is my idea of fun, ha!
11. I hate singing in front of people but I'll belt it out in my car.  

Here are the questions that Kali left for me to answer:

1. What’s the story behind your blog’s name? I live in the suburbs, and I'm a fairly simple person!  Naming a blog is SO hard!  I wanted some alliteration so it would be easy to remember and I wanted it to have something to do with my life since the blog is about my life!

2. What do you hope to gain from blogging? Friends and ideas!  I love "meeting" new blogger friends and hope to meet some of them in real life someday.  (Midwest blogger meetup anyone?!)  I have already gained (and shared) SO many ideas through blogland including crafts, recipes, and mommy ideas!  

3. What place in this world do you want to visit the most? I would love to go to Australia and snorkel in the great barrier reef!  I would also love to go back to Hawaii (Kauai specifically)!

4. If you could go back in time, which era/decade would you go back to? I think the 80's could be fun....lots of neon and big hair! ;)  I also think it would be really cool to live in the 50's when my grandparents were at the stage of life that I'm in now!

5. What is your favorite movie and why? It's so hard to pick favorite movies.  I like most comedies and also love stories.  The Notebook and I Love You, Man are two that I will watch anytime if they're on!

6. Do you leave comments on blogs or are you a silent reader? I try to leave comments but I read from my phone a lot when I'm feeding Carson or in bed and it's not easy to comment!  :/

7. Is your significant other involved with your blog? No.  He doesn't read it and he doesn't really understand it.  However, he has some homework to write a blog post for me for an upcoming linkup....we'll see how that goes!  

8. Who, from the present or past, has influenced your personal style? Ummmm, stylish moms?  Hahaha!  I honestly don't consider myself to have much "style" but I try to dress somewhat cute.  That sounds so pathetic!  Maybe I should go shopping, haha!

9. What do you look for in a blog (as in following a blog)? I love when bloggers are totally real and honest.  I also love when bloggers share ideas, recipes, etc.  Oh, and if they're funny....bonus!  

10. What is your ultimate dream? I would say my ultimate dream would be to have a big family and move south to a place where we could still get a sense of the seasons.  I wouldn't mind seeing snow 0-2 times a year, ha!  As long as I'm happy, in love, and with my family, I think it's perfect!

I'm going to go ahead and nominate any of my wonderful readers!  If you're reading this and want to participate, go for it!  Make sure to link back to me and send me the link so I can learn more about you!



  1. Hi Emily, Funny I learned to drive a manual after I bought one too! The sales guy thought I was crazy. My husband test drove the car and I never did. The sales guy handed me my keys and I sheepishly said "I don't know how to drive a stick". The look he gave me was classic! See at this time my husband had to head back to work so the sales guy spent the next hour teaching me how to drive! Nice to meet you from Décor and the Dog! Stephanie

  2. Oh my gosh. The dog and goat pin kills me! And I love your outfit pins. I'm the frozen state of Minnesota so I am DYING to bust out the shorts and sandals.

  3. I love to be organized too, but I always get so sidetracked (even more with the baby now). And Target is my FAVORITE! When we moved to CA it became about a 45 minute drive for us. I was so sad and would drive it daily, my husband told me that I really needed to stop because not only was I spending too much money at Target I was wasting gas. HAHA

  4. Oh darlin, we only have 2 seasons here in the south. Cold & hot. Some years it's just cool & hell. It chose hell last year for my pregnancy! Lol

  5. Hi Emily, it was really fun reading through your facts and answers. I think walking through Target is fun too. My BF already knows not to go with me because I like to browse every department hehe ;)

    What a great response to the ultimate dream question!

    Have a great weekend.

  6. As a former Michigander, now living in Alabama, I highly recommend only seeing snow 0-2 times per year!! It's the best!