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The Sunshine Award

Carly over at Sunday's Grace was sweet enough to tag me in her post last week.  The Sunshine Award is a fun way to get to know more about the person behind the blog!

Here's how it works:
-11 random facts about yourself
-answer the 11 questions left for you
-leave 11 questions for the blogs you tag

Random facts
1) There is a chocolate factory in my neighborhood and when they are making chocolate, the entire neighborhood smells of deliciousness!  Maybe that explains my dessert cravings..

2) I never, ever eat lettuce.  I had a bad experience in Mexico when I was in high school and all I'm going to say is never again.

3) I'm 25 years old and I'm still trying to get a dog.  I've wanted a golden retriever for about.. my whole life.  My dad was allergic so that was an automatic no growing up.  I've now moved on to begging my husband :)

4) I have to sleep with a fan on every night.  It takes me like an hour to fall asleep without one!

5) I wish I was better at running.  Races always look so fun (especially Color Runs) and it's a great way to exercise.  However, every time I try it, I hate it and don't even want to run one block.

6) I'm obsessed with cereal!  I could eat it for every meal and if I had to only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be cereal.  I remember one of the things I was SO excited about when I moved into the dorms my freshman year, was the cereal bar in the cafeteria.  It had 10 different kinds of cereal that changed weekly.. I was in heaven.

7) My first job was scooping ice cream and I did it on and off for 7 summers.  It's still my favorite job to date!

8) I went to school at Western Michigan University and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Business Management and Psychology.

9) The worst part of my week is blow drying my hair.  I hate it!  It takes forever and I never use the right products and it rarely turns out like I want it to and by the end, my arm is killing me.. I could go on and on!

10) I actually really love grocery shopping.  I'm a big list person and pretty organized so I enjoy sitting down and planning our meals for the week and making my grocery list.  But then I have a hard time finding the motivation to leave the house!

11) My car got broken into last year while parked on the street in Chicago.  They pretty much stole everything from inside the car EXCEPT my blank checkbook.  I still don't get that one.

Questions from Carly
1) If you could choose who would be your celebrity BFF?
Probably Emily Maynard.  I'm not sure if she's actually a "celebrity" but I fell in love with her on the Bachelor!  She's so sweet, classy and has the best style.  I would love to just sit and talk all things beauty with her.

She's adorable

2) If you could only use one makeup product what would you choose?
Hands down, mascara.  I can't live without it!  My favorite of all time is Benefit's They're Real.

3) Favorite baking recipe?
This is a really hard one for me because I bake ALL THE TIME.  Right now, I'd say it is my pumpkin brownies.  I'm obsessed with them.  I literally ate almost the whole pan myself.

4) Favorite book or movie (or both!)?
My favorite book of all time is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.  I think I've read it 3 times.  And no, it is NOT the same as the movie!  I thought the movie sucked and it was totally a different storyline.  As for my favorite movie, it's probably a tie between Father of the Bride or White Christmas!

5) If you could only choose one season, what would you choose?
I left this question for last because I really couldn't decide between summer and fall!  I love them so much for different reasons!  I'm probably going to have to go with summer though because my idea of a perfect day is the beach and that wouldn't really work in the fall.

6) If you could be an animal for a day what animal would you choose?
Dogs are my favorite animal but it probably wouldn't be that exciting to be a dog for a day haha.  I'm going to say some sort of bird just because it would be cool to fly.

7) Where would you go on your dream vacation?
London!  I've never been but I'm trying to plan a 2015 trip!  

8) You're having a dinner party, what five celebrities would you invite?
Oh gosh, this is hard.  I'm not really into celebrities, the only ones I really follow are people from reality TV!  I'm going to say a cast of one of the Real Housewives franchises because I would love to join one of their crazy dinner parties.

Quality entertainment

9) If you could see any concert, musical, theater performance, etc. what would you choose?
I've been dying to see a Broadway show or Cirque du Soleil so one of those.

10) Do you have a quote or motto that inspires you?
My favorite bible verse of all time is Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

11) What is your favorite blog post you've written so far?
My favorite blog posts were my Hawaiian honeymoon posts.  It was so much fun to be able to recap everything on the blog and I love that I'll be able look back at this for the rest of my life and feel like I'm re-living our trip :) 

Questions for YOU!
1) What is your favorite Christmas movie?
2) What's the best vacation you've been on?
3) If you could only have your computer or television for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
4) Where were you born?
5) What is your dream job?
6) What is the best gift you've ever received?
7) What are your goals for your blog?
8) What is a typical daily outfit for you?
9) How did you meet your significant other?
10) Are you named after anyone?
11) What is your favorite beauty product of all time?

I would love to find out a little more about these girls that have become friends since I've started blogging!  Check out their blogs, too - they are awesome!


  1. What a fun tag!! Thanks for tagging me, I can't wait to get to work on it! Your random fact list was great! Did you know I graduated with my B.S. in Psychology, too! With a minor in General Science. How fun! I'm a beach girl to the max but also love cuddling up in fall. Tough choice. Happy Wednesday :)

  2. #4 & #10 could not be more true about myself as well!! Great post!! :)

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs a fan! My husband is always giving me a hard time about it when we go somewhere without one!

  3. Fun! Thanks for tagging me, will get to work on this ;) I have a Golden Retriever, she is an outside dog though because we've had some issues with her. She is a total sweetheart though! I MUST have a fan too, I can NOT do silent! And all the Real Housewives are my total guilty pleasure ;)

  4. I sleep with a fan on right by my head and fall instantly asleep! Luckily for me I can sleep without it as well, because when my boyfriend spends the night he can't stand that thing so we have to sleep in silence :)

  5. Girlfriend, I will join you at the Real Housewives dinner... they are crazy, but seem like so much fun!! :)

    My first job was scooping ice cream too :) I dubbed myself manager after working there for 4 years...

    1. They are so crazy! I would probably just sit there and stare at everything happening around me haha

  6. So glad you did this tag! Emily Maynard is so pretty! And a dinner party with any of the housewives would definitely be entertaining! I can only imagine your Mexico story-- I went with friends in college and my mom freaked me out about eating anything that might be rinsed with water, like salads, so I was super funny about what I ate but I was the only one of my friends who didn't end up getting sick!

    Are you originally from Michigan or did you just go to school there?

  7. I think we are TWINS sperated at birth minus the fact we look nothing alike. I was sitting in my office chair like a lady in church throwing my hands up and wanting to scream "Amen Sista", Fav line might be the blank checkbook, favorite "Yes!!!" might be the Real Housewives line, and my "Oh, yes" was Emily Maynard. :)

  8. Haha wouldn't it be amazing to join a Real Housewives dinner?!? We would probably be scarred for life!


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