Thursday, February 9, 2012

I've been tagged. . . have you?

There are many blogs that I love to read, all for various reasons. One that I recently added to my google reader is Feeding Five. Marie, the author of the blog, is a wife and momma to three adorable kiddos. Her family resides in Southern California. She is funny, witty, fun loving and has a heart for her faith and family. I hope you check out her little blog space.

Marie recently tagged me in her latest post. I was excited to be tagged for this little Q&A sesh. I was a lot excited to be honest. So here are her questions and my answers!

1.  Has your blog changed since you first started blogging?
  • Not really - I blog about whatever crosses my mind in regards to eating disorders, eating disorder recovery, infertility, my current pregnancy, faith, encouragement, God's promises and just about anything that revolves around upping and promoting positive self esteem. 
2.  Tell me about the most expensive shoes in your closet.
  • Um this is pretty funny. I do not own expensive shoes. For real. I think my most expensive pair of shoes are my Toms that each cost about $40.00. I have two pair. Beyond that I get shoes at Target or Payless. :) 
3.  What did you have for breakfast this morning?
4.  Ever chopped your hair super short?  Pictures?
  • Yes. . . in 3rd grade and again my sophomore year of high school. Pictures are not necessary. Let's just say my super thick hair is not meant to be worn that short. Trust me. 
5.  How often do you fly?
  • A few times a year although I would love to fly/travel all the time if money, time and pure reality were not an issue. 
6.  Favorite TV shows?
  • Parenthood, Modern Family, Desperate Housewives (this last one is my guilty pleasure. . . please don't judge)
7.  Speak another language?
  • HA, NO. I got my first C in college, my senior year, when I had to take a Spanish class. Apparently the online babel fish translation is not as accurate as one would like to think. 
8.  Musical artist you can listen to over & over.
  • This changes frequently but right now Brendan James (ask me next week and I'll have a different answer)
9.  What brings you inner peace?
  • Prayer and trying to reflect daily on God's promises. I am also working on living in the present moment and not stressing about tomorrow and what it could/might bring. 
10. Tell me something you're good at.  C'mon, brag!
  • Helping others and listening to others - AKA social work
11. The love of your life/ideal man in 5 words.
  • God-fearing, funny, humble, generous, compassionate 
So now it's my turn to tag some of you! Below are the rules:

Rules For Bloggers: (you must repost these)
1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you’ve tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this.’ blah blah blah, you legitimately have to tag 11 people!

11 Random Things About Myself:

  1. I am a morning person. My favorite time of day is super early in the morning. I am usually awake by 5:30am.
  2. I am obsessed with peanut butter. I eat it almost everyday, in some form. 
  3. I have been asked, many times, about my heritage (from random people that I do not know)  - specifically if I am Hispanic or Native American. Not sure how people think this since I am as pale as a ghost but it is humorous nonetheless. 
  4. I am currently eating a bagel with peanut butter - one side with regular Jiff + honey and the other side with Dark Chocolate Dreams PB&CO. Please refer to #2.
  5. I am an awful swimmer.
  6. I have an intense fear of geckos and lizards. This is for real. I once did not come in our bedroom for 20 minutes because there was a gecko in the bathroom. I was freaking out until Brandon showed me the evidence that gecko was no more. 
  7. If I have cash in my wallet I have no problem spending it on anything. I am much more hesitant to use my credit card. 
  8. When I moved to St. Louis for graduate school I did not meet my roommate until the day I moved into her house. We are now great friends!
  9. I hate walking around without shoes or socks on my feet (even in my own house).
  10. In my dream life I would love to own & work at a mom/pop coffee shop or mini bakery. 
  11. I only wash my hair 2-3x a week. Don't hate. 
My questions for YOU:
  1. Describe yourself in 3 words
  2. What is your dream vacation?
  3. Most adventurous/daring/risky thing you have done, in your opinion?
  4. What brings you joy?
  5. If could only eat three foods for the rest of your life what three would you choose?
  6. Describe your family growing up
  7. Favorite way to spend a Saturday with nothing to do?
  8. Have you ever been hospitalized? If so - for what?
  9. Three things you love about your spouse/significant other/or best friend
  10. Did you go to college and if so, what did you study?
  11. If you could have ANY job in the world what would it be? Think big people - sky is the limit here and money, reality etc is not an issue. 
Bloggers I tag for the above 11 questions:


  1. YAY love the tag and can't wait to pass it on... also, now I really want some chocolatey peanut butter :)

  2. Loved finding out even more about you. Hope you're feeling well!

  3. I love it. I am so nosy so I love reading posts like this. I too eat peanut butter daily and only wash my hair about 2x a week. My hair is super thick and I like it better a little dirty.

    When people ask your heritage what they mean is "Where did you get your exotic beauty?".

    Your honesty and genuine care for others shines through in your blog Brittnie, love your answers. Thanks for participating and the nice words.

    1. Thank you! Thanks for the tag... it was fun! :)

  4. Loved reading your answers! You are adorable. And I'm glad I finally have something new and fun to post about! Thanks!

  5. Do you use dry shampoo in between your washings? I try so hard to stretch out my hair washings but I think dry shampoo makes my hair texture worse...but maybe it's just the brand that I use? I also loved reading about your obsession with peanut butter :) I haven't actually tried that kind of PB&Co PB, but all the others I have tried have been ahhhhhmazing! I will definitely have to post my answers to this soon!

    1. I actually don't use dry shampoo between washings. I have really thick hair though and I think that helps extend the time between washes. Excited to read your answers too!


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