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A Childhood Friend

Hello there my little gingerbread cookies! Speaking of gingerbread cookies, my mother-in-law made the most amazing gingerbread cookies half dipped in white chocolate. To die for people! I am pretty sure those tasty treats take major part in the extra holiday weight I'm carrying around. But I digress... How was your weekend? Fabulous I hope! Aside from the fact that I spent the majority of my week/weekend covered in paint, I don't have any complaints. I will say that I am entirely ready for the remodeling of our new business to be over. Jon and I tend to take on big projects (usually more than one at a time I might add) and do most of the work ourselves with the help of both of our parents. It's saves money in the long run, but costs us all of our time. And these 10-12 hour days of work are starting to kill me! Besides I miss being girly. Sunday was the first time in days I had worn make-up, brushed my hair and put on something other than paint pants and a nasty t-shirt. It was glorious even though we still ended up going to Lowes after church. You win some, ya lose some.
But there is hope because Jon and I are heading to a cabin in the mountains as we speak to meet two other couples and bring in the New Year together! Four days locked up in a cabin with good friends. Nothing but games, laughter and fun coming our way. Sounds like the perfect way to say goodbye to 2013 and helllooooo 2014!

Now this gal that's been hanging out, pertifying my sidebar for the last month, is here to tell you a little bit about herself. She is one of my oldest friends. We used to be inseparable once upon a time. I about cried when I saw the pictures she attached in her post. Fond memories y'all! Talk about time flies when you're having fun... Give her a visit. It's worth your time I promise!
I am beyond thrilled to be guest hosting over here on The Modern Tulip.  Not only is this my very first guest post, but I have known Maegen since we were little tots.  
Can you spot the girls behind Eat Drink & Be Mary and The Modern Tulip 
I mean seriously.  How cute were we.  So when given the chance to guest post on her adorable blog I jumped at the chance.  I figured no better way than to share a couple of my quirks that make me, well me.  I am so flattered that you have continued to read this here post so far & hope you enjoy!  So without further adieu...

Seven things you may or may not want to know about me: 

+ I love to bake.  Not to be confuse with cooking.  I don't cook.  It's just not my thing.  That is, unless you consider Kraft Mac 'n Cheese cooking.  And in that case you'd probably consider me a chef.  It's my specialty.  Some of my favorite things I've baked recently are these Oreo Balls and Oreo Upside-Down Mini Cheesecakes.  Noticing a trend?

+I am a Pinterest addict.  Am I married? Nope, not even engaged.  Do I have any little tots? Negative.  Do I know what I'm doing with my life? That would be a big, fat no.  I hardly know what I'm doing tomorrow.  But if you saw my Pinterest boards you would think I had the perfect wedding (with all the perfect Pinterest inspired decorations), live in my magazine worthy  house with my husband, 2 kids, and a dog.  Leisurely spending all my time baking and crafting all the DIY projects I am constantly repining.  
+ Proof reading.  I should do it more often.  I guess it's the rebel in me that just doesn't wanna look over that English paper before doing it because that's what nerds do.  But really I should.  Don't say I didn't warn you.  A blogger volunteered to proof read blogger's post--I jokingly volunteered to be subject to the brutal corrections, but was given the a-okay.  My parents seem to disagree though. Hmmm....
I have been trying more recently, but I still miss the occasional typos. 
 Dern fingers, hitting the wrong keys. 

+ I can't ride a bike.  I once learned.  Forgot.  Wrecked.  Re-learned.  Forgot again.  And have yet to muster up the courage to what seems like just another wreck.  This is kinda embarrassing.  I'm the exception to the phrase, "it's like riding a bike."  Remind me again why I've decided to include this face and tell the entire blog world that I can't do what most four year olds have mastered.  
+ I am scared of big dogs.  This may or may not be related to a big dog charging at me at the young age of two, for stealing all the attention.  Can't Stop, Won't Stop. ;)

+I once made sugar cookies with salt instead of sugar.  When I admitted this to the loves of this blog world most of y'all admitted you've either done this before or sounds like something you'd do.  That warms my heart.  Sidenote: Does that make me a bad person?  I just like to know we're all in this together.

+ I am a lover of all things coffee, Instagram, and anything with an elastic waist band.  Thanks to Santa Baby, I gained not one, two, but nine more pairs of leggings and tights this Christmas.  

With all that said and done it seems that I am a college graduate who has no clue what she's doing with her life, doesn't know the difference between sugar and salt, hates dogs and doesn't even know how to ride a bike.  While this is not how I'd describe myself to someone, it doesn't hit to far from home.  So I've either scared you away or hopefully this has intrigued you to follow along this crazy ride I call life.  Who knows maybe I'll finally learn how to ride a bike again.  
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2 comments on "A Childhood Friend"
  1. Have a wonderful time at the cabin, that sounds heavenly!

  2. Pretty jealous of your cabin time right now!!! Hope y'all have a blast! You deserve it after all the hard work y'all have been doing! This is SUCH a great guest post!!


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