Monday, August 6, 2018

25 Random Things About Me

Happy Monday, friends!   It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything about anything!  It’s been a busy summer—vacation, work, getting ready for my oldest to start preschool (how is she old enough already?!?)

I had planned to share about my first time making cake pops, but they did not turn out well at all, so have to try them again sometime.  Instead, I thought I’d do a fun little Random Things About Me post  to fill up some room, and maybe you’ll learn something surprising about me!   Let me know if we have anything in common!  :)

25 Things You May or May Not Know About Me

  1. I’m left-handed!   My husband is right-handed and so far our daughter is a righty, and our son is a lefty!  It’ll be interesting to see which hand the baby writes with!
  2. I was in marching/concert band in high school—I play the clarinet!  I was honored to be selected to participate in the All-Ohio State Fair Band for two summers, and I still go back for Alumni Day.
  3. My original college major was surgical technology, which is like the surgeon’s assistant.  I completed a semester of clinicals before deciding that it wasn’t for me. I’ve assisted in hernia repairs, putting tubes in children’s ears, C-Sections, and even helped remove a gall bladder once!
  4. Coming off of #3, my favorite television show is Grey’s Anatomy!  Even though I love it, I’m surprised that they keep renewing it for more seasons—they must have a lot more content, I guess?
  5. As cheesy as it is, my favorite movie is Titanic!  I’ve probably seen it at least 25 times! I loveeee all of the dresses that Rose wears!  
  6. I’m a big Harry Potter fan!  The first book came out when I was in junior high, and I’ve been hooked ever since!  My favorite book is Prisoner of Azkaban, but I have a hard time choosing my favorite movie of the series
  7. My favorite snack is popcorn!  I eat it at least twice a week!   I cook the seeds on the stove in some oil and pour the SALT on!  Yum!
  8. I used to never wear dresses and swore I’d never wear skinny jeans, and now they are some of my favorites!
  9. I met my husband when we were paired in a wedding together!  Neither of us were originally supposed to be in the wedding, but first, one of the bridesmaids had to back out, and that’s when I was asked.  Said bridesmaid was able to be in the wedding, so then they needed another groomsman! The rest is history, and we are celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary this year!  
  10. For almost 5 years, I worked at Starbucks!  It had its ups and downs, but it was fun learning how to make the drinks!  When we were in the Seattle area for a wedding a few years ago, I made sure to stop at the original Starbucks at the Pike Place Market.  
  11. My go-to Starbucks drink is a grande vanilla latte, but at Christmas time, I love the Chestnut Praline latte.
  12. My favorite holiday is Christmas!  I actually love wrapping gifts and making them pretty!
  13. My hair is up probably 90% of the time, because it’s so thick and takes FOREVER to dry and style and I love sleep, haha
  14. I hate doing the dishes!  My favorite household chore is sweeping, and I think it’s because of the instant gratification
  15. If I ever won the lottery, I’d build a giant barn in our area that people could rent for wedding receptions, and also have an event decor business.
  16. I’m not a fan of winter or super hot weather.  I’d be ok if it was about 65 degrees outside all year—jeans and T-shirt weather!
  17. An item on my bucket list is to visit all 50 states...I think I have about half so far!
  18. As much as I don’t care for the winters, we will probably live in Ohio forever.  Although if I could move anywhere and have the same life, I’d pick either Oregon or Washington—they are beautiful places!
  19. My older two kids are summer babies, so it was quite a difference when #3 came along in the middle of winter!  
  20. I really enjoy planning parties!  I love finding ideas on Pinterest and trying them out myself, whether it be for my kids’ birthdays or showers or whatever!
  21. I hate talking on the phone….please, please, PLEASE just text me :)
  22. I love watching home renovation shows on HGTV!  Joanna, come visit me!!
  23. My taste in music is all over the place—I have lots of different genres on my phone and on random cds in my car—but, my most frequently played playlist on Pandora is 80s Pop!  Yay 80s!
  24. I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth cut out when I was 19.
  25. I had my first baby when I was 28, same as my dad, his two sisters, and my brother!  


  1. Nice post. Few are exact with my lifestyle, few are 75%.

    1. I always enjoy reading posts like this from other people to see what we have in common!! :)