I am having issues with wordpress spacing…. so please know I didn’t space my Q&A in a wonky way, but can’t fix it.
I was tagged by my Aunt Kirby (not really my aunt but I sure do love her like one!) in 50 questions. I read hers and Bliss’ and laughed out loud- I just love those ladies. This past weekend was pretty crazy with the Hometaalk Hustle, and then Sunday recuperating and spending time as a family at Summers Farm…. so instead of editing photos I found it easier to get this post (which I started writing last Monday) finished for you. I’ll be back tomorrow with a furniture makeover, and then on Wednesday I’m participating in an fabulous series about organization put together by Ursula of Home Made by Carmona!
For now, here are 50 questions you maybe never wanted the answers to….
1. What are you wearing?
Nike yoga pants Under Armour running shoes (my faves!), and a tank top, and t-shirt. I just took a shower after running 7 miles this morning (half marathon training!) but I love wearing comfy gym clothes, so I often throw yoga pants or leggings on.
2. Ever been in love?
I’m in love with my husband, my kids, my dogs, and I’m in love with so many ideas and possibilites…. I am a dreamer!
3. Ever have a terrible break-up?
Nope, not really. Typically, things just ended and we moved on. Chris had a bad one though- his HS sweetheart broke up with him on his birthday (he was in college at this point) and to make it a double whammy let him know she was cheating on him. Ouch.
4. How tall are you?
I’m 5’7″ and taller than Chris.
5. How much do you weigh?
At the moment a couple more pounds than I would prefer, but my clothes fit fine, so it’s no big deal! I am hoping all the running I am doing will make a difference. Of course all the eating great Fall foods might negate the hard work….
6. Any tattoos?
I have two simple tattoos- a sun and a daisy. Daisies are my favorite flower, and the sun because I am a Leo, a sun sign, and I hold strongly to my Leo traits.
7. Any piercings?
My ears are pierced. I had more holes in them and also a belly button piercing in my younger days, but now I prefer LOOOOW maintenance, and pretty much just keep one pair of earrings in at all times, unless I’m gettin’ fancy.
8. OTP (One true pair, favorite fictional couple?)
I have to say Catherine and Heathcliffe. Wuthering Heights is on my “to read again” list and is an alltime favorite.
9. Favorite Show?
I don’t watch much TV, but Chris and I enjoy The Following. It’s super creepy and Kevin Bacon at his finest. I have a little crush on him in that role.
10. Favorite Bands?
I still love Dave Matthews Band, and also love Mumford & Sons, and Zac Brown Band.
11. Something you miss?
Feeling guilt-less while indulging in bread! I love bagels.
12. Favorite Song?
Central Reservation by Beth Orton has always been “my song”. It holds a very special place in my heart. Check it out:
13. How old are you?
Too old to have these zits that Emmy’s been pointing out to me…. 36.
14. Zodiac sign?
Roar. I’m a lion! Sawyer and I are both proud lions.
15. Quality to look for in a partner?
A sense of humor! I love someone who can make me laugh!
16. Favorite Quote?
You’ve always had the power, my dear. You’ve had it all along. (Wizard of Oz)
17. Favorite Actor?
I really love Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner- not so much for their acting abilities but for the people they are.
18. Favorite Color?
I love the blue family!
19. Loud music or soft?
Turn it up so I can sing along!
20. Where do you go when you are sad?
I head outside for fresh air and some alone time with nature. This picture is from a hike I took last week with the dogs when I needed to clear my head…. isn’t it beautiful!?
21. How long does it take you to shower?
5-10 minutes, depending on whether I shave my legs and wash my hair. Now that winter is coming, those showers will stay on the shorter side, because I won’t need to shave my legs. 😉
22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
It takes me about 15 minutes. I don’t use any product in my hair, and wear just a little makeup, so not long.
23. Ever been in a physical fight?
No- and I think if I were assaulted I would just lay down and wait for the attacker to stop. I don’t like fighting!
24. Turn on?
A genuine smile.
People who are only out for their own good.
26. The reason I started blogging?
I started blogging as a way to market my furniture painting business years ago… but the blog took on its own life and now I do it to stay connected to friends and inspired, and hopefully to inspire others as well!
I have an irrational fear of my tragedy coming…. I feel like life has been so good to me, so one day I fear the floor dropping out from under me.
28. Last thing that made you cry?
People who I have known, trusted, and loved, thinking that I’ve copied another person. I thought that those people knew me better, and that hurt.
29. Last time you said you loved someone?
This morning when I dropped the kids off at school after Sawyer’s doctor appointment! I tell my kids I love them each day more times than I can count. I tell Chris I love him, too, but I don’t see him as often.
30. Meaning behind the name of your blog (Primitive & Proper)?
When I started redoing furniture I selected the name because I wanted to convey that I offered rustic/primitive pieces as well as more refined pieces. The name was chosen for that business, but then carried over to the blog.
31. Last book you read?
I just finished This is Where I leave You and really enjoyed it. The quirky characters were relatable to me. 🙂
32. Book you are currently reading?
I am about to start the book club’s latest selection, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. (Since starting this post, I’ve finished it and loved it! Review coming later this month).
33. Last show you watched?
I honestly have no idea- I haven’t watched TV in a long time.
34. Last person you talked to?
The kids! I’ve had a nice quiet day of working on the playroom.
35. The relationship between you and the person you just texted?
I only replied to one text today, and it’s a work relationship.
36. Favorite food?
37. Place you want to visit?
There are so many places I have yet to go, but Paris is at the top of my list.
38. Last place you were?
In the shower.
39. Do you have a crush?
I have a crush on Chris. We had a rough month, but times like those are always good for falling in love all over again and coming back to each other.
Photo taken by Jalapeno Photography (will share more soon)
40. Last time you kissed someone?
I kissed my kids this morning! Chris left the house at 5:20 am, so there was no kissing that early!
41. Last time you were insulted?
Just last week.
42. Favorite flavor of sweet?
Raspberry, Mint, or Pumpkin… I can’t pick just one. Are you kidding?
43. What instruments do you play?
I wish I had learned to play the piano. Sawyer’s learning how to play the trumpet and I’m excited to attend his first band concert later this year.
44. Favorite piece of jewelry?
Chris bought me a mother of pearl strand necklace with a silver sand dollar on it from Mignon Faget, a New Orleans jeweler (when we lived in Louisiana and before we had kids and we could afford more extravagant gifts).
45. Last sport you played?
I don’t play sports- I don’t like competition! I run solo or with friends, and I cheer on Sawyer as he plays soccer.
46. Last song you sang?
Shake It Off
47. Favorite chat up line?
I don’t have one. I can pretty much talk to a brick wall though, so no need for a go-to line.
48. Have you ever used it?
49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
Saturday I had lunch and went shopping with my mom, followed by Sawyer’s soccer game where I watched with my mom, Emmy, my dad, and friends. (Chris coaches so he’s with the team). That night, our family roasted marshmallows at the firepit and laid on a blanket looking at stars.
50. Who should answer these questions next?
I’d love to also hear from my friend Anna of Directions Not Included. She just had surgery and will probably need a break from all the crocheting she is doing to pass time on the couch. 🙂 I love her style and authenticity, and she has the warmest smile of anyone I know.
I’d also love to hear from my friend Eddie, who is the photographer behind Jalapeno Photography, and blogs at Oxido. Aside from her business, she also runs a furniture/home design business and blogs about her projects and her amazing home (a very cool historic home she and her husband are renovating!). She is beautiful, creative, and inspiring; and I think she might be the genuinely nicest person I know.
Both of these lovely ladies are more introverted than me, so I can’t wait to hear their answers!
And be sure to head on over to Ursula’s blog today to kick off her Organize Me Pretty series!