1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
I've been blogging since Feb. 2009. I had been reading other blogs for about a year and after I got engaged I thought it would be fun to start a blog to document my wedding planning. I wasn't sure if I would keep it up after I got married but I really enjoyed it and wanted to continue to document Kristian and my life together so that we would have something to look back on when we're old and senile. My blog has gone from a "wedding blog" to a "newlywed blog" to now I guess a "mommy blog". In reality it just changes as my life changes.
2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?
I graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Go Pirates!!! I graduated 10 years ago! #DamnImOld. I was also in the AOII sorority and I loved my 4 years there. Some of the best of my life. I graduated with a BA in Communication (Public Relations) and a minor in Psychology.
3. Where have you traveled?
I haven't traveled as much as I would like. I've been up and down the East Coast from CT to FL but never out west. I went to the Bahamas when I was 17 with my family. Kristian and I went to Jamaica in 2009 and then to St. Lucia for our honeymoon in 2010. The OuterBanks NC is one of our favorite places to go.
4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
First thing I would do is pay off my damn student loans. I'm so sick of paying that bill each month. Then probably a new custom built and professionally decorated house on the water somewhere.
5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
-Being late and people that are late. I'm a very punctual person
-When my husband leaves the cabinets and dresser drawers open. He does this ALL the time and apparently has since childhood. Drives me NUTS!
-People that hold grudges. Life is too short. Get over it.
6. What is your favorite movie?
I don't have one favorite but there are a few that I never get sick of watching like- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Hangover, Sweet Home Alabama, Juno, Love Actually. And pretty much any movie from the 80s.
7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
I haven't done much drinking for the past year and a half but I love the Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka mixed with Lemonade. I'm actually not a big wine drinker but when I do I prefer the sweeter wines like Rieslings.
8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
What is this "me" time you speak of?? Let's see, in the very little me time I get nowadays I enjoy just lounging on the couch watching bad reality tv shows, reading blogs or Us Weekly or going to the pool when it's not a thousand degrees outside. Also, grocery shopping ALONE has become quite enjoyable for me. Sad huh?
9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
Ummm Target of course. Seriously you can buy ANYTHING there from shoes to groceries to bedding. The sad thing is I could probably blow that money in about an hour. I'm sure in my lifetime I've already spent that amount at that store.
10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
One time in college I got locked in the stairwell of a dorm at 6am wearing just a tshirt and underwear. It was not my dorm and I didn't realize that you needed a key to get onto another floor from the stairwell and I had to go downstairs to the girl floor to use the bathroom (obviously the room I had been staying in was on the boys floor...scandalous right?!) I had to go outside and around to the front of the building to call up to the room I had been staying in and have the person I was staying with come downstairs to get me. All while I had to REALLY pee.
11. What day would you love to relive again?
Probably my wedding day...just because the first time around I was so stressed out and anxious about the weather and everything going according to plan that I had a hard time really enjoying myself until close to the end of the night. I would love to be able to relive it and just enjoy every moment.
That or the day we found out we were having a baby boy. That moment was just awesome.
12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?
Maybe a younger Sandra Bullock. She would be great playing me in college since she also went to ECU.
13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
I worked at a movie theater in high school for 3 years. In college I had a lot of various office jobs. Nothing exciting.
14. Show us a picture from high school or college.
This is my college graduation. I'm in the middle bending down.
15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
I would love to travel through Europe- Italy, France, England, Spain, Greece.
16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you.
This was taken on my birthday in May and is the only full family photo we have including both pets.
17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
Hopefully we'll all still be happy and healthy. Probably living in the same house though it would be nice to move somewhere bigger and hopefully have another child.