Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tag...You're It!

Rarely do I ever give in and participate in a tagged post {why, I don't really know} but Ashley over at Places to Go, Things to Buy tagged me and I thought why not! The rules are as follows:
**You must post the rules
**Post 11 Fun Facts about yourself 
**Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you & then create 11 questions to ask the people you've tagged
**Tag 11 people and link them in your post
**Let them know you have tagged them
Eleven Fun Facts About Moi
1. I'm an only child who does not like to share...things are about to change, right?
2. I have visited 38 of the states and hope to visit all someday...still to tackle: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin
3. I love to make lists, just so I can cross things off when I complete them
4. I love to cook, but baking is my favorite thing to do...gotta satisfy that sweet tooth
5. I am horrible about returning phone calls-I'd much rather email or text. Sad but true
6. I color code the appointments/meetings/dates/etc I have in my planner-OCD at its best
7. I used to be an adventureous one...skydiving for my 23rd birthday was my fav thing ever
8. I hate my legs-it's the one area I always focus on because I know I'll never have Carrie Underwood gams-oh well.
9. Pet peeves: chipped nails, rude drivers, people that don't say please/thank you, and those who cannot process the difference between they're/their/there
10. My biggest fear is failure
11. Only regret in life: tattoo on my senior trip in HS...now that is a story for another day ;)

Here are the questions Ashley posted:
1. What is your profession? I'm a marketing coordinator for a consulting/engineering firm. Mostly, I lead proposals for business development. Other responsibilities include planning national conferences and hosting client events, and developing advertising/arketing collateral for industry trade magazines. Does that even make sense to anyone other than me?
2. How would you describe your style? Classic, with a bit of trendy. The older I get, the more I learn it's all about buying staple pieces I can use over and over again, yet incorporating fun trendy pieces for that particular season. I am extremely budget savvy when it comes to shopping, and I am obsessed with dresses. It's more like an addiction. I think it's time to do another blog sale soon.
3. What one make-up product can you not live without? Just one? That is hard. But if I could only pick one, I'd say mascara. I have blonde eyelashes so applying a bit makes my eyes look brighter and bigger. My favorite hands down is Clinique's Lash Doubling Mascara.
4. If you could be besties with one celebrity, who would it be? Reese Witherspoon..us southern gals need to stick together, and just because she seems to have a very balanced life.
5. What is your dream vacation? I've never been to Italy and it is something we talk about all the time. Jeff studied abroad there and fell in love with everything about it. It's my parent's favorite vacation spot, too, so I know it would be incredible to see. Funny enough, we were planning a trip there until we found out we were pregnant. Italy can wait for a bit ;).
6. What magazines do you subscribe to? Southern Living, and thanks to the BFF, Bon Appetite. Others I want to add to my monthly reads are House Beautiful, Self, and Shape.
7. If you could have a special talent {that you don't currently have}, what would it be? To play the piano. My Mom tried to get me to take lessons, yet I had zero interest, but now it's something I wish I could do because I think it would help me to relax when I have a rough day.
8. What is your favorite breakfast food? I'm a cereal addict, but when I have time, there is nothing better than a belgium waffle with strawberries and whipped cream!
9. If you could do anything, what is your dream job? Opening my own business. I've divulged a little of that and plans are in the works, but this is something I am putting a lot of thought into because it's overwhelming with so many moving bits and pieces, and it is an undertaking that is going to occupy much of my time. I promise to give more details when I can!
10. What is your guilty pleasure? Any type of dessert I can get my hands on and reality TV.
11. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received, and who gave it to you? I don't think I can think of one single piece of advice that stands above any others. My family and friends teach me things all the time-to always try my best, to be kind to others, and to live my life for me and no one else. I think that is all any of us can ask for.

With that, the 11 ladies I am tagging are...and yes, I am using the same 11 questions ;)
Kate at Every Mile a Memory
April at A. Liz Adventures
Shari at The Daily Dish
Melissa at For the Love
CMae at Happiness Is...
Jayme at Kentucky Blonde
Candace at Mrs. Southern Belle
Natasha at Schue Love
Tess at Tea Time with Tess
Darci at The Good Life
Tracy at Then I Got to Thinking

22 comments:

  1. So fun! I started my own business a year ago an have loved it! Hard work but so rewarding...definitely go for it when the time is right!

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  2. Love this! These are always fun to read. Best of luck as you work thorugh starting your own business. And Italy...it's on my list too! Greece is a for sure "bucket list" trip. I'll always pack my bags. I love to go new places! :)

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  3. I've been to Utah MANY times and you do not need to go there! Lol. Well, at least Salt Lake City... Park City is gorgeous though!

    And WIlliam and I are hoping to go to Italy too :). One can dream!

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  4. Aww fun! I just did one of these a few months ago. It's nice to get to know a little more behind the person blogging! BTW...how is the nursery coming along? When are we getting another sneak peek??! :)

    http://littlemrsfendercantbewrong.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh please, please do a blog sale!! I adore every dress you wear - all you southern gals have the BEST wardrobes! I stock up when I travel :-)

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  6. OH fun!! I'll definitely have to post soon!! Thanks for the tag! ;)

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  7. Yay - I was tagged! I don't normally do these either, but this one seems fun.. and I'm in a bit of a blog rut, so this will help!

    I would have never have pegged you to have a tattoo or to have been sky diving before! I love it when people surprise me, in positive ways!!

    And the their/there/they're thing drives me up the wall also! Proper grammar is my thing. Oy. Every once in a while I do it thoughand I'm embarrassed beyond belief. Haha!!

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  8. So fun!! One of my biggest pet peeves is not knowing the difference between their/there/they're, too! I am a teacher and that is one thing I keep on the students about!!

    Can't wait to hear about the tattoo!! Do you still have it?

    Have a great Tuesday!

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  9. It's like I'm reading about myself:)

    Mascara as a fave product, not liking my legs, Reese W. (people often say that I even look like her), terrible phone call-returner... And don't even get me started on there/their/they're!

    Oh, and cancelled summer travel plans because of a baby... :)))

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  10. Thanks for the shout out! Glad you could play with us!

    And BTW....it sounds like our jobs are very similar except I work for a Radiology Billing company. My responsibilities are basically the same! :)

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  11. Thanks for the tag my dear! I may actually try to get to this one, seems fun. Funny that I rarely do these either, but i'm not really sure why. :)

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  12. I love making lists and crossing tasks of during the day. It makes me feel so accomplished. I even add things I've already completed to my daily list just to cross them off!

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  13. You are too cute! I am excited to see your business plans!
    I love reading your posts :)

    Sweethomenashville.blogspot.com

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  14. Love your statement about being an only child. I feel your pain. :)

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  15. Ohhhhhhhhh! I hate my legs too! Always have. Especially my knees.

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  16. I've always dreamed of going to Italy too and would totally want to be Reese's bestie!

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  17. You are so sweet to tag me :) I can't wait to work on my own. I just realized a fun fact about myself about 10 minutes ago, so that one will have to make the list ... it is something about my wedding band!

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  18. Every now and then I think we might be the same person. ;) Your current job is almost identical to my last job (of 6 years)! And so many other similarities.. anyway...

    Is it weird that for a quick second I felt famous when I saw my name at the bottom of this post...so flattered!! I'm totally doing this - tomorrow! Fun idea...thanks for thinking of me!

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  19. You tagged me!!! :) I went ahead and did your tag as my post for the day! :) woo hoo

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  20. Although I have siblings I'm no good at sharing either :) Can't wait to hear that tattoo story...one day

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  21. Fun post! Loved learning more about you :)

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  22. We are pretty close to being the same person... Love lists with obvious tasks like "shower" just to have the satisfaction of crossing it off. I also HATE calling people back and rather text or email. Legs...don't even get me started. I want new legs for Christmas EVERY year. Failure? Pretty scary if you ask me.

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