Saturday, September 24, 2011

Random Facts About Me

You've seen pictures of my {home}

and pictures of  my {son},

but you don't really KNOW me {us}...just yet!

1.) I'm a newly single mother {as of August 14th of this year}, and it's something I NEVER thought I'd be, but I'm recovering and making the best of our crappy circumstances. You can read more about that here.

2.) I. LOVE. Diet Coke. Period. It is my lifeline. It is my coffee. It is my...addiction.

3.) Green is my favorite color, but I'm trying to evolve, and yellow is quickly replacing it.

4.) I've never had a speeding ticket.

5.) I've never had a cavity.

6.) I went to school for early childhood education, and I have taught preschool and managed a performing arts daycare center.

7.) I'm NOT an animal lover. I try. I really do, but they just don't grow on me.

8.) I am self diagnosed with O.C.D. {probably where the animal thing comes into play-all THAT HAIR!} My friends had to use coasters {from Crate & Barrel of course} in my room, when I was a child. Ask them. It's true.

9.) I LOVE home decor, architecture and ANYTHING to do with houses. I search real estate listings all the time, not because I'm on the market, I just love seeing inside...I also LOVE driving past houses at night with open curtains. I look. I stare. I've been known to make the driver turn around, just so I can get a second look at a great room. I've ALWAYS been this way too. My mom tells stories of waking up at 3 am to find me rearranging my bedroom. When I was in first grade. Later, my bedroom became known as "Apartment 1A". I was, and still am, proud of that!

10.) I can go all day without turning the TV on and never even notice.

11.) I can drive someplace without turning the radio on and never even notice.

12.) I HATE to talk on the phone. I can leave my phone in my purse, car, etc all day and never even notice.

13.) I am sarcastic. It's my favorite sense of humor.

14.) I love 80's movies, and I can recite "almost" every line of Steel Magnolias. True story. I also miss the sitcoms of the 90's. In my opinion, Doogie Howser was the first blogger.

15.) Poor customer service is my BIGGEST pet peeve. I have no patience for it.

16.) I LOVE New York City and secretly wish I was Carrie Bradshaw. I've visited three times, and I immediately felt comfortable the first time. If I had a trillion dollars I could, and would, live there in a hot minute!

17.) I can dress my home, and could do an even better job if my budget was different, but I feel I can't dress myself to save my life. I see outfits I adore all the time, but I get overwhelmed in clothing stores. I hate to try clothes on, and I have to be in the mood for any of it, but I watch the Style Network constantly and love runway shows. None of that makes sense.

18.) I'm a BIG dork. I break out in random songs and dances constantly. I've been known to hump a counter, fridge door, whatever's around when a tune pops in my mind...

19.) I love teacher supply stores, stationary, craft stores...ALL of them. Sometimes I think I like the actual supplies more than I do the actual creating, but that's mostly a confidence thing.

20.) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Etsy, but my new Pinterest addiction is sort of taking up some of my prior Etsy time.

21.) I'm a night owl. Always have been. Getting worse with age and since motherhood.

22.) I love to write. It was my first real hobby, and my nickname growing up was Angela Lansbury. This was because my parents could constantly hear the tap, tap, tap of the keys on my typewriter coming from my room. I won my first writing award in second grade, and my dream {one of them} is to be a published author.

23.) I have very expensive taste but get a HUGE thrill from a bargain.

24.) I was born and raised in Michigan. We moved to Virginia almost three years ago, but I miss {home} every day...I'm just a northern girl at heart. Plus the shopping is SO much better there...

25.) Preston was born in Tennessee. This *sort of* bothers me. I wasn't joking when I asked Ryan to rush me to the Michigan boarder when my water broke...

26.) The fact that I *only* have an associates degree bugs me. Constantly. I plan on doing something about that very soon...

Alright. Enough about me. I want to know about YOU. Tell me one thing I don't already know. Ready. Set. Comment!


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