Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Versatile Blogger Award

As moms we post a lot about our kids, or our roles as parents, but it's not too often we share a whole post just about ourselves, so I've loved reading the Versatile Blogger Awards floating around blogland. It's always fun to get a little more insight into my favorite mom friends in this community. The lovely, crafty, and completely sweet Crystal over at Mason's Mama was kind enough to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award way back in November, but with all the holiday madness that followed it got put on the back burner. Now that we're in a new year I thought it'd be a fun to start off with a few random facts about me. Thank you so much, Crystal! 

The rules of accepting this award are 1.) thank the blogger that nominated you, 2.) link back to their blog in your post, 3.) share 7 facts about yourself, and 4.) nominate up to 15 other bloggers.

1. I'm a pescatarian.
Starting in 2007 I gave up meat, then I briefly tried veganism, and eventually settled on eating fish because there are so many health benefits. Joe's a pescatarian too. Ez and Declan can eat whatever they want, as long as they cook it themselves ;)

2. I've moved 15 times in the last 15 years.
And I did several of those moves using only my Mustang for everything except the furniture. We're talking lots of trips back and forth. On the bright side, I'm forced to declutter every year. On the downside, packing sucks. Those last few miscellaneous boxes take forever to unpack.

3. Two of my sisters and I tried to run away from home when I was about 9.
The details of why are a little fuzzy but I think we were unhappy about being punished for something. We packed my sister's guinea pig and some money in a backpack and left, on our way to grandma's house. About fifteen minutes later we practically ran back home when we thought we heard a rattlesnake and decided the guinea pig was snake bait. I'm so not looking forward to the day Ez and/or Declan decide to run away from home.

4. I started journaling when I was seven.
And I've kept it up on and off ever since. Especially when life is stressful, I find it helps me sleep if I write down whatever's on my mind before bed.

5. I once got two speeding tickets in the same day.
In the same hour, actually. This was back when I was 17 on a road trip to LA with two friends to visit Irvine's campus for orientation. I had to go to juvenile traffic court and both the judge and my mom were so confused about why there was so much paperwork for just one ticket. I just sat there silently hoping they wouldn't realize it was two tickets. But they did. I drive considerably slower now.

6. I have so many clothes I broke my closet.
To be fair, the weight wasn't evenly distributed, and I had a bunch of the heavy stuff like coats and maxi dresses and belts all on one end of the rod, but that's still pretty bad. Joe and I both purge our closets several times a year. But we also both love to shop and have way too many clothes. So many that we've never even attempted to share a closet. That would just never work.

7. I had a habit of bringing random pets home and begging my mom to keep them.
She always said no. The first time it was a kitten which I somehow snuck home from my dad's house to my mom's on a 40 minute car ride. My sisters and I all pretended we were playing "cats" and would randomly meow to mask the actual cat meowing in the car. My little brother found the kitten right away and ratted me out. I think he was about three at the time. The other time I brought home a stray dog. And now that I think of it I think there was one more cat incident too...

* Bonus fact: I had to go to the pre-kid era just to find a picture of me all by myself. 

I nominate:
Courtney @Sweet Turtle Soup
Chrissy @Simple Joys Blog
Amanda @Tickled Pink
Sarita @It's My Girls' World
Sarah @Foxy's Domestic Side
Sara @Running From the Law


  1. Oh loved getting this little peek at all these little facts about you. And two tickets in one dayS!? Oh my!!

  2. Hahaha! And this is why we're friends! I love this post! I used to get so many speeding tickets too! Never two in one day, but my mom is convinced that the only reason I went to law school was to get out of my speeding tickets! :)

  3. Ive been vegan too. Very briefly. Cheese is too good to live life without!