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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

21 things you oughta know

Okay, I cannot NOT talk about my favorite show: New Girl. Please tell me every one of you watch that show?!?!?! I am writing this and I just witnessed what I've been waiting for FOR TWO SEASONS! ahhhhh.... my heart rate is up. OH. MY. LAWWWWD!

Okay, woo.

Now that I have that off my chest.... ;)

Its Wednesday! You know what that means! Time to get random. 

What better type of random then telling you some lil' facts about my crazy self? I figured 21 was a good number, since that's how many years of life I've got under the ole' belt.

1. I have been with my man for almost 3 and a half years & if you're new around here -- we're tying the knot in May!!

2. I'm a natural brunette, but keep adding blonde back in it. Maybe one day I'll have the guts to go dark?

3. I have a bad sweet tooth, which is hard to keep under control since Caleb and I are trying to get in our best shape for this wedding!

4. I went to 4 different schools before 6th grade. If I have it my way, my children will go to one school until they graduate. Who likes those awkward days where you have to find a spot in the lunch room? Not I, my friend, not I.

5. Mountain dew is my drug of choice.

6. I own way too much jewelry. This is just a portion of what I brought with my on vacation last summer.

7. I still get sad when I think about Britney Spears and her meltdown. Poor thaaang.

8. When I get tan, I get a LOT of freckles.
excuse the greasy hair! It was beach season.
9.  I swam with dolphins when I was in 6th grade. 

10. I am a firm believer in snail mail. A new years resolution was to send at least ONE package or handwritten letter/card EACH month. So far, so good!

11. I have never left the country. Shortly, that will change for our honeymoon! We are going to the Riviera Maya in Mexico!

12. My mom spontaneously moved to Hawaii, and I miss her every day! I hope to visit her someday!

13. I met Toby Keith once! Caleb called me while I was at college and told me to come home, because he won backstage passes & a meet and greet with Toby Keith from a local radio station. Neither of us are hardcore country fans, but uh... why pass up this free opportunity? He was very tall!

14. I very much enjoy watching football!

15. I work in finance for an independent advisory firm in Cincinnati!

16. I have a younger brother who just turned fifteen. I love him very much, and we are lucky to be as close as we are, for our age difference!

17. I got baptized on my 18th birthday, followed by skydiving. Yeah, I am an adrenaline junkie!

18 I actually like to be scared. Haunted houses, scary movies, halloween? Bring it on.

19. I am very particular about the way dishes and laundry are done! However, I enjoy them... much like shopping, it is a stress reliever to me!

20. I once cut my hair, really short!

21. I am very sentimental. I basically keep E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G from my dates with Caleb. Movie tickets, wristbands, letters, cards, guitar picks we caught at concerts, you know, the usual ;) I just want to be able to look back on our 50th wedding anniversary and see what stupid movie we went to see back in 2010. Wouldn't you?? Caleb calls me crazy, but one day he'll thank me!

So... did ya learn anything new?? I'll be making some actual page tabs up top here soon so these facts will probably soon be embedded in your little brains ;) 

I wrote this as a draft in very good, fun spirits. But today... I woke up with a bad cough, swollen throat, and no voice... soo, I'm typing from the ole' smartphone today, in bed. Hot tea all day, please.


What fun random fact can you tell me about yourself today? 

Linking up with the ever adorable, Shanna! My blogger is being R.U.D.E today and won't copy her button correctly. Please, if you don't already follow her -- change that ;)


  1. I 'like' being scared too, however I watch scary movies with my hands over my face but I love 'em

  2. first, duh i watch New girl!! But I am behind an episode or 2 and I am catching up tonight! Can't wait!!
    also can you be cuter?! I could never have my hair that short and be that cute. not fair. I keep everything too. In a little box! and so excited for you o leave the country! you might catch the travel bug!!

  3. I LOOOOVE New Girl as well!! My husband and I watch it weekly. So glad you discovered it!!!
    I also keep every little thing from that my husband and I did - I hope to one day scrapbook some stuff - but for now I just have shoe boxes holding all our stuff. He also thinks I'm crazy but I also think he'll thank me one day!


  4. I haven't watched New Girl but I have only heard awesome things about it so it's definitely going on my list! And wow--you are an adrenaline junkie! I'm pretty terrified of heights so skydiving is out of the question for me! Great picture, though!

  5. OMG... new girl!!! I was so excited!!!!! It's about freaking time!!!! It's my favorite show!

  6. I love New Girl too! Last night I was so sleepy and I actually fell asleep during the episode, oops. But I have it on the DVR waiting for me when I get home from work. I went to Mexico for my honeymoon too (Cancun). I'm a new follower :)

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  7. These 21 things made me love you even MORE! And I dedicated my whole post to the New Girl kiss. OMG OBSESSED.

    That first picture of you is drop dead stunning! And so is the short hair one. You can rock it any length!

    I keep everything, too. It drives Andre' insane, but like you said, he will thank me as well!

  8. Oh my goodness! Nick and Jess finally kissed!! Took them long enough, amiright?!

    And you totally look like a natural blonde! I'd never know you were brunette.

  9. My hubby and I honeymooned in Riviera Maya! Actually we had a pretty funny honeymoon experience, I'm sure yours will be absolutely perfect! But if you want a chuckle... check out my honeymoon post :)

  10. My sisters keep telling me about New Girl, but I don't want to watch it because I know I'll get hooked, and really I don't like getting hooked since then I freak out if I miss an episode or two. But it might be worth it? Also that short haircut is incredibly cute! and skydiving after accepting Jesus into your heart? that's a first i've heard! what an awesome way to remember that day!

  11. 1. Your first pic is too cute!
    2. Freckles - love them!
    3. Sky diving?? How awesome!

  12. You are a doll and are the sweetest! And you make me feel so OLD! Only 21! Man, that seems like forever ago for me! ;) And you are cray for jumping out of a plane. I would have died in the sky!! And I need to watch New Girl, I heard it is soooooo good!! This post was so fun! Thanks a million for linking up!

  13. awe feel better for starters... and OMG your the first person I've ever seen post about NEW GIRL! Chris and I watch is religiously and jumped and squealed as well!! yay. Also- we are a lot alike as in i'm not a blonde either... I think next Fall i'm going dark- maybe could do a joint blog post on it if your up for the challenge?! ;) Haha!

  14. I love that you got to meet Toby Keith! Mountain Dew is all my hubby drinks:

    as you can see...haha! Gotta stock up when I can!

  15. I'm jealous that you swam with dolphins... and sky diving?! You're extreme! Hope you feel better *sending hot tea your way* :)

  16. I LOVE New Girl! I have been rooting for Nick and Jess since day 1! It's the bomb.

  17. I, too, want to try my hair darker, err natural. I was blonde until 12 or 13 and when it started getting darker, I started getting highlights. I don't think you could pay me to sky dive! It's fun getting to learn more about my favorite blogger!

  18. I'm kind of loving you with short hair.

    I didn't know your mom lived in Hawaii???!! You'll have to tell me more about that.

    New Girl last night!!!!!! AhhhhhhhhH!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry you're feeling bad. Get some rest today!

  19. I cut my hair short my senior year. It hasnt' been that short since then. You've been dating each other for a long time! dang, that's awesome. I was 21 when I got married, but we hadn't known each other very long. it's better to get to know each other for longer. I want to go skydiving! That's awesome. you'll have to post about it.

  20. Sounds like a Hawaii trip needs to be in the works...after the honeymoon, of course!! ;) Just thought you should know you look stinking adorable with both long and short hair. Cuuuute!

  21. Did you happen to catch last night's episode of New Girl?

  22. We went to Riviera Maya for our honeymoon too! We stayed at Secret was amazing! We dream about going back all the time- enjoy it!
    Hope you feel better :( No fun being sick!

  23. You can never have too much jewelry girl, DUH!! ;) Let's have another party haha.... I need to stock up on some more. NEED, being the keyword there!

    I think you rock the short hair better than just about anyone I know, serious!

  24. this was such a fun read. so glad i found your blog! and i agree--the new girl rocks. seriously, i love that show so stinkin' much! and same-freckles come out like crazy in the summertime. craziness!

  25. Oh my gosh, you have an exciting life! And I love New Girl too! ;-)
    Found you through the great Kindle giveaway!
    Your newest follower,

  26. You look STUNNING brunette! and youre a smokin blonde too ;) I loved these facts! Mt Dew is my crack too :D

  27. What a fun post! You are adorable. And I felt the SAME WAY after watching New Girl. FINALLY! :)

  28. You are adorable. AND I'm so jealous of your skydiving. I feel as though I may actually die of fear if I jumped out of a plane, but I love the idea of it! So fun.

  29. And you have the cutest freckles ever! I love that you are into snail mail...let's please keep that alive!!!

  30. Ooooooooook I love your cute little freckles, short hair, and we are just destined to be friends. My little brother just turned 16 so we are both OLDer sisters. :) happy Thursday eve friend.

  31. You jump out of planes??!! I could never do that. Also, a girl can never have too much jewelry! :)

  32. I absolutely want a try!!

  33. I have a box full of ticket stubs and random other things that I've acquired from the time Zach and I started dating. He's the only one I've ever wanted to save things for. :)


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