Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Duck Duck Goose...

{That's right, Brandi.  I'm stealing your title. Hehe.}

So, as my bloggy friend Brandi at His Shabby Her Chic described, I've been tagged in a fun Internet game of "tag your it".

Here Are the Rules:

1. You must post the rules. (And link up who tagged you.)
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
4. Tag eleven people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

11 "Fun Facts" About Myself:
{FYI...I really don't think there are even 3 "fun" facts about me.  So here is what I came up with after a lot of brainstorming haha.}
1) I have a couple small tattoos.  My favorite is a bow on my foot.
2) Up until a few years ago, my favorite color was purple.'s aqua/turquoise.  {Those of you who follow my blog probably could've guessed that by now.  :)  It'}
3) I have naturally curly/wavy hair.  I don't like how it looks curly, so when it's long, I always have it back in a braid or some sort of messy bun.  When it's shorter or when I "go out", I always flat iron it.  I'm a pretty low maintenance kind of gal, so I d-e-s-p-i-s-e doing my hair.  That predicament led me to try out a Brazilian Blowout treatment at a salon a couple weeks ago, when I chopped 8 inches off of my hair.  Now I am hooked!!  I can do my hair in 1/3 of the time, and without a flat iron!!!  Say whaaaaat?!?!
4) Speaking of low maintenance, I didn't start wearing makeup until about a year or two into working at my "big girl" job.  I mean, I always wore mascara and chap stick/lip gloss, but that's about it.  And I'm still horrible at the whole makeup thing.  Grrrrrr.
5) Often, I'll bust out singing parts of whatever song I heard last.  I'm a horrible singer, but it's fun and I crack myself up.
6) I also LOVEEE to dance.  Whether I'm painting, cleaning, shopping or whatever...if there is music, I'm dancing!
7) Sometimes I really miss playing competitive sports.  I played basketball, field hockey and softball.
8) I love sparkly things...not tacky sparkly, but pretty sparkly.  My grandmother used to call me the Glitz and Glitter Girl.
9) I'm claustrophobic...which makes me hate flying.
10) I can't stand commuting.  I "only" did it for 5 years, but it was 4 3/4 too many.  {PS-thank gosh we moved close to work since gas prices are predicted to climb towards $5/gallon.  AWFUL.}
11) I didn't believe in soul-mates until I met my husband.  I truly believe we were made for each other.

Answers to Brandi's Questions:
1. What are your weird habits?
-I am like a little kid, and sit all curled up 90% of the time.  I'm always in a little ball on the couch or on my chair.  It's the most comfy for me.
2. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
-Hawaii.  I love the beach and warm weather.  Plus, the pictures I have seen are PHENOMENAL!  I would just need to be drugged to fly there and back. ;)
3. How would you define your style (pictures are fine)?
-In terms of my home...eclectic, contemporary country.  I'm pretty sure I just made that style up, but I think it defines my taste pretty well.
4. What’s your favorite animal?
-My adorable fur baby, Perny!
5. Do you have any phobias? If so, what are they?
-I'm claustrophobic.  I HATE being in confined spaces.  And I hate all bugs, especially spiders, although I wouldn't consider it bad enough to be a phobia.
6. What would you do with 10 million dollars?
-Pay off our mortgage, our families' mortgages, landscape our yard, finish our basement, put a porch on the front of our home, make our screened in porch a lovely sun room and invest/save the rest for my kid's future and any family uncertainties.
7. What made you decide to start blogging?
-I wanted to document the transformation of our home and keep my parents involved in the process even though they are 12 hours away.
8. If you could offer one piece of advice, what would it be?
-Stop wishing for all the things you don't have, and appreciate what you do have!
9. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?
-Health and happiness for my family, life-long financial security and the ability to keep my loved ones around me for as long as I live.
10. Where do you live (like state or city)?
-New Jersey {And no, we are nothing like the Jersey Shore cast members!!!!!!!}
11. What’s your favorite hobby?
-Spending QT with my hubby. :)

Questions for My Tagged Bloggers:
1) Where do you live?
2) Where is the furthest place you have traveled to?
3) Warm weather or cold weather, and why?
4) What is your day job?
5) If you hit the lottery, would you quit your day job?
6) What is your favorite food?
7) What are the 3 most played songs on your iPod right now?
8) If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be?
9) What is your favorite TV show?  Or do you not watch TV at all?
10) If you could redo one area in your home, what would it be?
11) What is your go-to store for home decor?

Tag You're It:

Yes, yes...I'm aware this isn't 11 bloggers.  I'm just not that cool, and my other peeps were already tagged by Brandi. :) 

Ashley @ Attempts at Domestication {Don't feel like you have to post...I know you are B-U-S-Y!!}


  1. Thanks Gabbi! I'll def make a reply post this week!!

  2. Fun!! Thanks so much for tagging me:) I've never been tagged on one of these before. I'll blog this weekend about it! - {Kathryn}

  3. Thanks for the tag Gabbi! And thanks for your understanding! :)

    1. Of course!! Hope everything is going smoothly for you guys! Xo!

  4. Thanks for the tag, Gabbi! I really appreciate it! I actually got tagged in a couple of other places and posted about it last week, so I don't know that I'll come up with anything very interesting about me, but I do appreciate it!

  5. Gabbi! I wrote my response and linked back to you:)


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