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10 Facts About The Girl Behind The Blog

7.23.2015

First of all, thank you so much for all your love and encouragement from yesterday's post. I'm so happy to know it's something some of y'all needed at the right time (and that I'm not the only one who struggles).  Blogland is by far the best place to find and connect with other woman. I'm so grateful for all my sweet readers and friends I've made along the way! Hugs to all of you!

Today I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about myself, the girl behind the blog. I have my fair share of quirks and that's always fun to learn about someone. I'm hoping you'll share something about yourself too in the comments below. 

Without further adieu, 10 things about the blogger behind this blog.

1 || I can't go to bed unless the kitchen and living room are tidy. I'm talking no dishes in the sink (sometimes I even dry the dishes in the strainer and put them away), pillows fluffed, remote in it's "home". This type A, OCD is kind of obnoxious at times. Especially when I'm extremely tired and ready to go to bed. I know what you are thinking, "just ignore it on those nights." I can't! I wish I could, but instead I do it like a zombie so that when my head hits the pillow I can sleep easy. My husband likes to pick on me about this one by tossing the pillows around... drives me bananas.

2 || I wash and dry my jeans after every wear. I know I'm not supposed to for the sake of their "life", but I like them feeling clean and more importantly tight. Nothing is worse than constantly having to shimmy back into your jeans when all they want to do is slide down below your hips.

3 || I've always wanted an arm sleeve of tattoos. It probably has to do with my alter ego. When they say tattoos are addicting - it's true! But for now I'll stick with the two I have and it will most likely stay that way.

4 || I graduated the police academy in 2011. You can read the full story on that here. Most people are shocked by this discovery considering I'm a 5"2 blonde, girly female. But you can ask my husband, I have a very competitive side that likes to "keep up with the boys" and I've always enjoyed a challenge. Completing the PA is something I'll always be proud of even if my life turned in an unexpected direction upon graduating.

5 || I always pictured myself as a boy mom. When I pictured (and still do) being a mom to multiple children I picture 4 boys wrestling in the house and eating me out of food frequently. I picture smelly sports bags in the trunk and boys Nikes laying all over the floor by the front door. Is that weird? Maybe God will shake things up for me and surprise me with a girl in the future!

6 || Some days I don't brush my teeth until Maddox's first nap. Gross, I know, but I'm usually nursing a cup of coffee up until that point and we all can agree coffee and toothpaste don't mix! PS. If you are a coffee lover and a mama who ends up drinking it cold 99.9% off the time, try this iced coffee. It's the agave that makes it. #amazeballs

7 || I could eat Mexican all day. Every day. For the rest of my life. We seriously have tacos once a week at home. It's an addiction. I also secretly want to be the salsa dancer emoji every time I eat Mexican food. #dreambig

8 || If Jon and I don't pray over my dreams every night I have nightmares. I'm talking realistic night terrors. Each night Jon and I pray together before bed and we always pray "for angels to surround our dreams and to keep the Devil away". May sound crazy to some, but there have been a few nights where we haven't prayed that prayer and I've had terrifying, horrific dreams that leave me crying in bed. 

9 || I'm known for leaving laundry in the washer for days at a time. Rewashing that same load. Forgetting about it again. Rewashing for a third time. Switching it to the dryer and then leaving it there to wrinkle. Moral of the story? I despise laundry.

10 ||  I mentioned before I have a type A, OCD personality. Well, the red bubble notifications on my iPhone taunt me. I can't handle them. They have to go away as soon as I see them. Even if it means clicking Twitter to make the bubble disappear and checking back later to see what the notification was for.

What's something random or quirky about you?

19 comments on "10 Facts About The Girl Behind The Blog"
  1. I'm reading this and nodding my head to so many things! Right before bed I have to clean everything as well. As for night terrors, I hate them so much. I have to pray over my dreams too because I'll wake up sobbing sometimes from awful nightmares. As for mexican food, everyday. 💃Love this post!

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  2. See, laundry is the chore that I have to stay on top of at all times. I do not like laundry to sit around--now, with 4 people living in our home, I do laundry every single morning, and hang everything up to dry right away. Dishes--that's more my husband's area of OCD, I'm more okay with them as long as they are in the sink.

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  3. I feel the same way about Mexican food! We eat tacos AND fajitas at least once a week here lol! It's so funny to me that you want a sleeve of tattoos because that's so hard for me to picture on you, but it's so surprising and great! Definetily not something I would have guessed but I loved learning more about you in the post :)

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  4. Ohhhh the red bubble kills me, too! You aren't the only one!

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  5. My husband laughs at me with how tidy I want things too. The laundry in the washer thing is so me as well.... why can't clothes wash and dry themselves!

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  6. I'm exactly the same. Everything has a home in our house and it's always there before we head to bed. Can't help it :) I could also live on Mexican food. Can't get enough!

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  7. I have nightmares so often...people think it's crazy! Going to start praying about it now.

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  8. I am exactly the same about tidying, notifications and mexican food! :)

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  9. I love mexican food, I could eat it for every meal that and ice cream! I am glad I am not alone in having to always click on notifications, I can't stand having a number one or the big red bubble next to something, even if I am half asleep and just checking the time I have to them click the notification and come back to it in the morning and that is the reason why I don't reply to people half of the time because I forget as I have already clicked on the notification!

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  10. HEY GIRL!!!! You continue to amaze. You are one of my faves! I would love a tattoo .. you threw me with the sleeve! Full of surprises!!

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    1. I may or may not have commented on your post using my IRL account .. oh well! :)

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  11. This is so fun, I always love learning more about you! Like you said, I never would've guessed that you graduated from PA! That is so awesome, lady. You and I are the same when it comes to forgetting about the laundry ... it's a serious problem. :)

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  12. I have always seen myself with one of each, until I had my little Caleb last September. Now I can't imagine ever being blessed with anything but little boys. Being a boy mom is amazing. Of course, having a little princess to put in headbands and bows would be amazing, but I'm sure we would be just fine with all boys too. And yes to Mexican, all day, er day! During my pregnancy it was all I wanted and now that Caleb is almost 11 months old not much has changed, and he loves it too! Tacos are a staple in our meal plan!

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  13. I totally do the same thing with laundry. I allllllways forget to put it in the dryer and I end up having to run the washer again, THE WORST. Also, I totally understand not brushing your teeth until the middle of the day. Always happen to me on the weekends because I can't stop drinking coffee! I just love it!

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  14. I can't handle the red bubble of phone notifications either!!

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  15. You would be an awesome mom to a gaggle of boys! If you have the chance try Columbian food. It's amazing!! I dream of it all the time but there aren't any Columbian places to eat where I live. *bawling emoji*

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  16. ah such a fun post! yep i had no idea about the police academy and your alter ego :) so fun!! i also envisioned being a boy mom but i will say little miss violet is all kinds of amazing and i dont mind putting her in a bow every now and then ;) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  17. That's so cute that your alter ego wants you to get a sleeve! It's a lot to commit to that's for sure. I've mine stops a little below my elbow and I don't think I will take it all the way to my wrist but people ask me all the time if I think I'll regret it when I'm old or if I'm worried about working and I always just say that I don't see myself ever having a job where I couldn't show them and even if so, there are ways to cover them if I need to. Never say never girl!! ;) I have 8 tattoos (counting my sleeve as 1) and in some outfits, people have no clue I have even a single one! It can shock people sometimes haha! Love this post! Thanks so much for sharing!! xx

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