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Old School Blogging-The Crazy Five Edition

A fellow blogger, whom I hold in very high regard, tagged me in Old School Blogging-The Crazy Five Addition! Thank you Alison of Writing, Wishing!  I have my wine ready so here we go.

Alison is Co-Hosting Old School Blogging with Elaine of The Miss Elaine-ous Life if you want to link up!

This month, we’re talking Five Things.

Five Things I Have a Passion For

  1. Travel
  2. My Blog
  3. Reading
  4. Photography
  5. Baking

Five Things I Would Like to do Before I Die

  1. Travel to more countries.
  2. Have a vacation home in another country. It’s a dream I know.
  3. Learn to play piano.
  4. Take voice lessons.
  5. Get Lasik (I’m blind as a bat)

Five Things I Say A Lot

  1. Are you kidding me?
  2. Stop it!
  3. C’mon!
  4. Seriously?
  5. I love you!

Five Books And/ Or Magazines I Have Read Lately

  1. Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More and Argue Less As Your Family Grows – I bought this because I felt like my marriage needed it but I haven’t had the time to read it, lol!
  2. Toxic In-Laws: Loving Strategies for Protecting Your Marriage – This is a serious problem for me. I’ve read this book three times over and took notes!
  3. The Thief Taker: A Novel – Great mystery.
  4. ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income – I can’t say enough how helpful this book has been along my blog journey.
  5. I Brake for Yard Sales: And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster – I love anything that can be found for cheap and re-done.

Five Favorite Movies (Maybe You’ve Seen Them Five Times?)

  1. Love Actually – Not a movie to watch in front of the children but I still love it.
  2. Crazy, Stupid, Love – The comedic fight in the back yard is the best part. Ryan Gosling naked…need I say more!
  3. Die Hard – I’ve seen all of them many times over. I have a crush on Bruce Willis…go ahead and laugh!
  4. Under the Tuscan Sun – This is a dream of mine to buy a villa someday in France or Italy …a girl can dream right?
  5. Baby Mama – When I need a laugh, this movie does it for me!

Five Places I Would Love To Travel To

  1. Scotland
  2. Ireland
  3. I would love to travel back to Italy!
  4. I would love to travel back to France!
  5. I would love to travel back to Switzerland!

My husband and I had a goal of backpacking through Europe before kids. We backpacked for two weeks with only lodging plans the first three nights and the last three nights. The days in between we went to the train station and picked where we wanted to go on a daily basis. It was the best time I’ve ever had!

Eiffel Tower in Paris France on Bastille Day
Lucerne, Switzerland
Venice, Italy
Cinque Terre, Italy

 Five People I Invite To Do This Meme

  1. Tracie at Phenomenal Mama
  2. Natalie at From Corporate To Domestic
  3. Michelle at A Dish Of Daily Life
  4. Dana at Kiss My List
  5. Kate at Another Clean Slate

Dana, forgive me for not doing your list yet…it takes more thinking, lol!

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ABC’s of Blogging

This was a lot of fun. I’ve been seeing this going around and I’m glad I participated. Elaine and Jennifer are hosting this month. So here it goes.

A. Attached or Single?Attached. We’ve been married for almost seven years. We met on a blind date and it was love at first sight.

B. Best Friend? I would like to think my husband. I also have a childhood best friend that I feel probably knows me more than anyone.  That’s an important person to have.

C. Cake or pie? Cake, if I make it. I love baking. I used to have a cupcake business (before babies).

D. Day of choice? My days all blur together anymore so I don’t really have one. Lol, I usually never know what day it is.

E. Essential Item? Lipgloss, I feel instantly better when I have it on. Although, I would say for me it would also be my contacts because I am blind as a bat.

F. Favorite Color? To wear, probably pink or yellow. When I was little I hated pink. I wouldn’t let my Mum put me in it because it was to girly. I love it now. I also like wearing yellow because it’s a happy color.

G. Gummy bears or worm? Yeah, not really a fan of either. If you twisted my arm to eat one, I’d eat whichever was sour.

H. Hometown? Not where I am now.:)

I. Favorite Indulgence? A long soak in a hot bath with scented epsom salt and a glass of red wine while listening to Mumford and Sons. I don’t get enough of those moments.

J. January or July? Hands down July, January is to cold.

K. Kid? A boy and a girl that are 13 months apart. My oldest is 2 months from two.  Oh boy, that’s scary!

L. Life isn’t complete without? My babies and husband. I couldn’t live without the joy of traveling to far off places either.

M. Marriage date? *

N. Number of brothers/sisters? *

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples, Honeycrisp are my favorite but they’re hard to find.

P. Phobias? Hmmm, elevators freak me out. Not big on caves or being in water that I can’t see the bottom.

Q. Quotes? “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Thoreau

R. Reasons to smile? My children, my husband, travel, and being healthy.

S. Season of choice? I love when everything comes alive in the Spring. I also love when leaves turn and they are falling to the ground in Fall. I love the crunch beneath my feet.

T. Tag 5 People. Dana, Jodi, Steffany, Stephanie, Keryn

U. Unknown fact about me? I got whooping cough right after our honeymoon. I was in bed or on the couch for three months. It was the worst experience.

V. Vegetable? My new favorite vegetable is parsnips. I make a killer parsnip puree.

W. Worst habit? Being hard on myself!

X. Xray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound is probably better for you. All the ultrasounds I’ve had were for good things.

Y. Your favorite food? Give it to me European style with a platter of assorted meats, cheeses, tomatoes, and fresh baked bread…and a bottle of wine. I’m in heaven.

Z. Zodiac sign? Gemini

If you want to participate just copy the questions onto your blog and go for it. Make sure you link up with Elaine or Jennifer.