Lot 48: random facts about me

January 27, 2015

random facts about me

today i thought it would be fun just to share a bunch of random facts about me, so you can get to know met better! cause i know you are dying to right?

 there was once a little kid in a restaurant who came up to me and tried to take my cookie and i was think i literally slapped his hand away.  he was probably two and i said "oh my gosh, no" as i did it.  it was a reflex. #ashamed but it was my cookie!!

i have never had a drop of alcohol in my life, and it isn't just because i am Mormon and we are taught not to, it is because i genuinely have no interest in it.   i am curious as to what it feels like to get a buzz, and i am curious as to what wine tastes like, but in general, the smell disgusts me and i really don't think i could drink anything.  mimosas also sound good as do margaritas.  

one of my biggest pet peeves is when bloggers turn on mobile view.  TURN IT OFF!!!! i can't see your pretty blog design and then i have no idea who i am reading because i recognize you by your picture and design, so i have no idea who is talking.

i majored in media communications and work as a social media coordinator but have a strong desire to be a cop, be in the FBI or the CIA.  it won't happen due to my health issues, and you have to get a whole nother degree for that.  and i am NOT going back to school.  i would really love to be a spy, an assassin, and kick serious butt, but it isn't in the cards.  i can live vicariously through my cousin, who is currently being trained to be an FBI agent at quantico.  wait, can i tell people that?

i think reading blogs is more important than the news because i want to know what is happening in people's lives right here, now.  i want to support people.  with news, i can't do anything, unless it happens near me.  with blogs, i can comment and make your day better, hopefully.  

i love sleeping in and sleeping in general and usually sleep in until noon on the weekends and it is glorious.  

i am addicted to gushers and fruit roll ups and martinellis (mormon wine) 

i grew up with 3 older sisters and no brothers.

i was terrified of boys until i was about 18 and didn't get my first kiss until 19 because i had forced myself to date even though i was terrified!!

in my 11 months and two weeks of marriage wisdom, i think the three most important things are honesty, trust and the ability to laugh together.  i am the luckiest girl in the world, i really have no idea how i got my husband and is the greatest man i have ever known.  i said that in front of my dad once and i said "no offense dad.  you're second though!" and he just laughed and said "it's okay, that is how you should feel!" 

the #1 most important thing to me in the world is my relationship with God.  

my favorite movie of all time is warrior.  it is so empowering and uplifting and i love it to pieces.  it so special. 

"our" movie is megamind as my husband and i watched that the night he kissed me for the first time. 

i grew up in a small town, a town of about 200,000 people and i don't think i would like living in a town that small now.  i am a big city girl, i need skyscrapers around me.  now i live in a valley with a million people.  much better.  not that salt lake city is considered a "big" city to most people, but it is to me! 

i will forever be grateful to my dad for teaching me the value of hard work.  if i hadn't done my chores and was dead asleep, he would wake me up and make me pick up the dog's crap, play with the dog, do the dishes, do whatever chore i hadn't done.  he is the reason i am doing well and able to make money.  he is the reason for every reward i have gotten for hard work. i respect him so much and am so grateful that he woke me up to do my chores.  never thought i would say that! 

i will forever be grateful to my mom for teaching me how to be kind, how to talk to boys, how to give service, how to take care of children, how to nourish others and how to be strong.  my mother is the strongest person i know and is such an example to me.  

i am shocked at how much i love my nieces and nephews, all 7 of them with another on the way.  i love being their aunt more than i ever expected and take the role very seriously.  i know each of them and have nurtured a relationship with each and every one of them and love them to the moon and back.

my husband and i already feel like we know the sex of our first baby and have also picked out it's name.  we can feel it, we know it.  i will be super surprised if in 3+ years when we have kids it won't be what we thought!

and now i want to introduce you to sharleen of my new lines blog!!  she writes about motherhood, life and everything in between.  i love her honest voice and her blog is very, very inspirational to me and very eye opening, especially about motherhood.  i feel like her blog is preparing me for motherhood because her posts about it are so real.

Tell us a little bit about what we will find on your blog.  Life? Recipes? Fitness?
My blog chronicles my life as a woman and all things that pertain to that. I focus on marriage, motherhood, faith, health/body image, and homemaking. I share a lot of my soul and try to remain positive without making every post a "Pinterest" post. 

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
When I was a little girl my grandma babysat me while my mom worked. My mom got off work early on Fridays and we would all meet together and have lunch before I went home with my mom. My grandma has since passed away and I now have my own little girl. I would love nothing more than to meet my grandma and mom for Chinese food with my daughter in tow. 

Describe your perfect Saturday
This answer is probably much different than it would have been only a year ago. My perfect Saturday would start with some lounge time in the morning followed by a run. I would shower and get dressed. Spend a day exploring a new place with my husband and little girl. My husband and I would escape for a date for a few hours. We'd return home and catch up on some cuddling and our favorite Netflix while stopping for the occasional interruption of our very frequently waking little girl (although this is my perfect Saturday, so she'd sleep twelve hours straight!:) 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Or, what is your favorite place you have traveled to?
While my husband has a deep desire to someday travel the world, I honestly have a deep desire to travel the country. There are so many places in the US that I want to see and visit. For as much as I am a sunshine lover, the place I most want to visit is Vermont. I want to visit in the fall, of course, and stay at a Bed and Breakfast. The trip would be cozy, romantic, and beautiful. 

If you could give advice to your younger self, what would it be?
I would really stress the importance of not comparing yourself to others. I think so many self-inflicted troubles have been caused by comparison for me and I wish I had learned to tackle that beast early on. I would also tell myself to never take out student loans!

isn't she great? i hope you hop over to her blog, i promise you will love her too!

 happy tuesday!


  1. Alcohol is completely overrated. It burns my throat. I don't see how people drink the stuff. Moscato wine is pretty good, but also burns my throat... I much prefer sparkling white grape juice over alcohol. So, you're not missing out on much lol.

  2. I'm the same way with alcohol, although I have tried it, I can't stand the smell and pretty much all of what I have tried just tastes nasty to me! I don't get the appeal of it! LOL at slapping the kid's hand away from your cookie, I don't blame you! :)

  3. I love how much you and Taran love each other. It's so inspiring.

    And I think it's awesome how great an aunt you are. I just have one nephew and adore him like crazy. People say it's different with your own kids, but I don't see how that's possible!

  4. Love this post and getting to know you better. It's so funny when I saw this post at first I was like "Who's that blonde?" because your picture on the right sidebar your hair is so much darker!

  5. Loved learning more about you! Also, that picture of you is my favorite!

  6. Oh my goodness loved learning more about you, I also love to sleep but rarely sleep in anymore, I also would slap a child's hand if said child try to take my biscuit/cookie I think it is instinct.

  7. You are so joyful! I really love your blog!

  8. I am torn on mobile view. I know many readers who hate it and just as many who love it. I don't know what to do! Currently, it's on.

  9. I love when bloggers share little fun facts about themselves! I'm like you and I love gushers and fruit roll ups! My roommate always makes fun of me when I come home with them because they're for kids. But they are delicious! I also had no idea that Martinellis was considered Mormon Wine! I've had it before at holidays and enjoyed it.


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