Tuesday, July 17, 2012

411 on the blog

Linking up with Becky for a little blogger 411 today!

How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
I started blogging about three years ago. I had this blog, which I rarely touched, then I had one that was just for me. It's a private blog that I rarely go on anymore because I have this one now that I love!

Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?
I went to a small private college in northern Ohio. I studied Middle Childhood Education and have my minor in music.

Where have you traveled?
I've traveled a lot on the east coast. I haven't been west past Illinois and have only been out of the country once--to Canada. J and I have been talking about taking a cruise for sometime now, which will get me out of the country again! I want to travel everywhere but I have a horrific fear of flying! Seriously. Just thinking about the process of getting on the plane makes me tear up!

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
The first thing I would do is pay off my student loans. Period. If I just won enough money for that alone I would be a happy camper. Then I would pay off the house and J's car. I would definitely help out our families and donate a big chunk to the animal shelter and my school.

What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
1) White socks with black shoes
2) When someone takes the laundry out of the dryer and puts it right into the basket without    folding it--who does that?! ;o)

What is your favorite movie?
I posted this a while back on Social Sunday.

What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
I drink water about 99% of the day. If I'm not drinking water then it's probably coffee (decaf) or flavored water. I rarely drink pop. I love tea but I don't like to make it.

What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
I have a lot of me time, especially in the summer since I'm off. I enjoy me time for the most part but sometimes I just get bored! In the summer I spend a lot of time cleaning things out. During the school year when I have me time I usually catch up on DVR. It will be completely weird this school year not being in grad school. I'll have a lot more fun me time!

If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
Right now I'd probably pick IKEA. I would love new bedroom furniture or I could redo my kitchen cabinets!

Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
Oh my gosh--I have way too many. The shortest story would probably be the time (before I started driving but pretty close to it) when I had just learned that the counties were located at the bottom of the license plate. So I was out with my mom one day getting ready to go through the car wash when asked my mom where Dealer county was located. It's a logical question!! I still hear about it today.

What day would you love to relive again?
My wedding day. Can I make some changes too?? hehe

so unfair!

What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
I worked at Dairy Queen for 3 years in high school. I left there and worked at Limited Too. Huge mistake! I hated it!! In college I gave campus tours and worked in my campus center. I also taught piano and percussion lessons. I was pretty busy.

Show us a picture from high school or college.

high school with three of my besties!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
Well, if I had enough courage to actually get on the plane, I would go to Spain to visit our exchange student Angela. I miss her so much this summer (she had been here the past 2 summers). I also would want to go to Italy, Greece, and Poland.

Show us the most current picture of you or you and your family.

Here is a picture of my sis and I at her graduation at the end of May. I have a few pictures from vacation but they still need uploaded and edited!

Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
Good question--I hope that J is finishing up his doctorate, we have a child (maybe a second one on the way?), I'm teaching at my same school, we are in a different house, my sister is home from college (crazy!!), and we are enjoying life!


  1. Fascinating! Blogging is ridiculously addicting. Also, I'm impressed you drink water 99% of the time. I maybe drink it 5%. Man, I need to work on that!

  2. Love the ecard! I feel that way all the time--even though I loved everything about my wedding (for the most part), pinterest just made life SO MUCH EASIER!

  3. I hate black shoes with white socks too :)....and so wish Pinterest was around for my wedding.

  4. Oh my goodness the Ikea leather couch strip is hilarious!! So glad I found your blog :)

  5. Found you from the link up! White socks and black shoes irritates the crap out of me too! Great blog!

  6. I feel the same way about my wedding..if it was before Pinterest we should totaly get a do-over!!


  7. i've always been afraid of flying too, but i think i'm ready to do it again!

  8. Ah, I have the same wish about my wedding too, I agree with Mandy... Do-over maybe?! LOL

    <3 Melissa

  9. New follower - enjoyed your 411 - hope to have you follow back

  10. Pay off student loans first! Of course... definitely a necessary first, I would do the same!

  11. I've traveled the West coast so far, and would love to visit the East coast!
    White socks and black shoes are a huge no no, haha.
    I wish Pinterest had come out sooner, it sure would have been helpful for planning for my baby shower and I could have gotten some super cute maternity pictures!
    Great answers :D

    Stopping by from Bloggers 411 ♥