Happy 24th birthday to me! So excited to be sharing with all of you these 24 answers to these random questions.
1) What’s your favorite way to keep in touch with friend’s as an adult? (Kuleigh at Thistle Bee)
Other than just texting, I have to say Facebook. I didn’t keep in touch with most of the friends and people I knew back in high school, so Facebook is pretty handy to see what everyone is up to now. But for those few that I hang out with (semi-) regularly, I have their number and can just text them.
2) Why did you decide to start a blog and did you have a theme in mind from the beginning? (Theresa at Primetime Chaos)
I decided to start a blog back in Feb after wanting to have yet another creative outlet, and wanted to tell my story and help others in some way. I kind of blew it off, but when one of those “Why You Should Be Blogging” pins shows up in my Pinterest feed, I was hooked. As I was looking into it, the concept of this blog formed. And it’s stayed pretty close to what I originally imagined, but it’s evolved slightly – as it will keep doing!
3) What is your happiest birthday memory? (Jordyn at The Fairy Princess Diaries)
Honestly, they’ve all been pretty great. I guess the biggest surprise was for my birthday while I was in grad school. It was the first week of classes so I really wasn’t expecting anything, but my roommates surprised me that afternoon with balloons all over my room and a handmade card. My parents even managed to send me flowers!
4) What’s your drink of choice?
Moscow mule (with Tito’s) and extra lime!
5) How’s wedding planning going?
Pretty good! I have updates on that soon, so stay tuned!
6) Do you have any pets? If so, introduce them!
I do – 2 dogs and 2 cats, and my sister (that lives with us) has another cat so we’re a huge big happy family!
We adopted Lily from the shelter as a puppy:
And my mom gave us a kitten shortly after moving into our current house. They found a litter of them around there house, and passed one off to us. This is Fiona:
Lily was pretty lonely around the house all day while we were in school, so we adopted Tony from the shelter the following spring to keep her company. He was about a year or so old at the time, which was right at Lily’s age, and he was good with cats!
Then we have Satan, aka Stan. A friend at work had found her (we thought she was a he), and with my sister wanting a cat we thought it was perfect. Turns out she is the kind of cat that just lives in the house with you while she silently plots your death. But we couldn’t find anyone else to take her, and didn’t want her stuck in the shelter. So here we are. Thankfully she’s gotten a lot nicer since we first got her, and adores my fiancé.
And finally there’s the recent addition to the household – Ollie. I found him in a Walmart parking lot, and my sister fell in love. Her dream is to have a HUGE fluffy maine coon, and he fits the bill pretty close. He’s super hyper and loves (trying) to play with the bigger cats and dogs, and will eat anything in sight.
7) Coffee or tea? And how do you take it?
Coffee, with a ton of sugar and cream.
8) What are you currently reading, and what books have you recently finished? Are you looking forward to any upcoming releases?
I’m currently reading Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas, but just finished the first 2 books in Ruined series (Ruined and Avenged) by Amy Tintera. I’m SUPER excited for the next book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, and excited for Laura Thalassa’s next book!
9) What is your favorite Pixar movie?
Up! We actually have an “Our Adventure Book” photo album just like in the movie, and my fiance has grape soda bottle cap cufflinks!
10) How did you meet your fiancé?
I met my fiancé back in high school, during band camp. I was pretty outgoing back then, so when I saw this cute upperclassman sitting all by himself, I decided he needed some company. He has no recollection of this whatsoever.
11) What’s your favorite color?
Purple (if you couldn’t tell by the purple blog). I even had my hair dyed purple for a while!
12) What kind of car do you drive?
I drive a 2017 Ford Edge, and absolutely love it!
13) What’s your favorite food?
It’s a tie between pizza and sushi honestly.
14) If you had to pick a fast food chain to eat at for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
Wendy’s. They have such a variety of food for a fast food place!
15) Describe your favorite sushi roll.
My favorite roll is currently the Candy Cane roll at Tsunami – panko fried sea bass, asparagus, cucumber and cream cheese, topped with snowcrab, tuna and crab stick, crunchies and eel sauce. I usually get it without the asparagus, but it is DELICIOUS.
16) What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Normally cookies and cream, but Blue Bell has this Sweet and Salty Crunch flavor (vanilla base with chocolate chips, almonds and chocolate covers pretzel pieces) that I’ve been loving lately!
17) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
We’re heading to Croatia for our honeymoon, so after that probably Iceland, Norway or Sweden to see the northern lights.
18) What are your birthday plans?
Well, not too much. I’ll probably get some grocery shopping done later, and my fiancé and I have reservations at a nice restaurant for dinner. We might even do some bowling later!
19) Favorite kind of cake?
I LOVE red velvet, but I’d settle for fun-fetti! And if cheesecake counts, cheesecake.
20) You’re pretty organized, so is there anything in your house that is a total mess?
My closet right now is awful. I have a few loads of clean laundry that need to be folded or hung up, so my basket is overflowing all over the floor. I recycling bin is also currently is overflowing, so I should probably take that out…
21) Favorite candy?
Sour patch kids
22) What are you looking forward to doing in the next 12 months?
I’m looking forward to wedding planning, settling into a career with real estate, and (hopefully) moving out. I would also be looking forward to the wedding itself, but that’s just over a year away!
23) What’s the farthest place you’ve traveled to, and where was your favorite place to visit?
Dubai was the farthest place I’ve been so far, and I am still IN LOVE with Missoula, MT. It was such a cute quaint town and I hope to go back eventually!
24) What are your favorite and least favorite social media platforms and why?
My favorite has to be Twitter (though Instagram is a close second) because I am constantly making connections with people and people reach out all the time. My least favorite has to be Snapchat – I honestly don’t get the obsession. My sisters are really the only people I snap, and my snaps consist of my pets. So I guess that makes me old and boring!
Do you have a birthday coming up? Have any other random questions?
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