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20 Things You Might NOT Know About Me {tag}

I’m it! My dear sweet friend, Abby from Abby, Always has tagged me for the 20 Things You Might Not Know About Me tag.  I’m happy to play along and share a little bit about me with you 😉   I hope you will visit Abby, she’s one of the sweetest bloggers EVER, heart of gold and style forever.

20 Things

How tall are you? I say I’m 5’2, but I might possibly really be 5’1

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what? My husband says I shouldn’t blog about that… sooooo….  ;D Get your mind out of the gutter!! I do voices, but some people may get offended by how awesome I can hold down an English accent being you know, American.

What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? Thanklessness.  I’m thankful for anyone who takes time out of their day to visit me here, tweet me, share, or interact on some level; I TRULY APPRECIATE it, and try to thank everyone with a simply thank you or gesture of thanks.  When people do not do the same… 🙁

What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?  Bad manners, excuse me, thank you, and pardon me go a loooooong way, chivalry doesn’t have to die, friends. G’day!

What’s your favorite song? I cannot just chose one: Let’s Get It On- Marvin Gaye  * Somewhere Over The Rainbow- Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole’s * Imagine-John Lennon * No Me Queda Mas- Selena * Nas-Ether * What A Beautiful World- Louis Armstrong      * The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole*  Zion- Lauryn Hill * and countless mariachi songs that played Sunday mornings in my home growing up.  {Truly, my list could keep going…}

What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours? I LOVE Etsy!! There was a time that I spent HOURS on Etsy, it was my Pinterest.  I use to window shop online via Etsy… I still do, but not on the same level. Right now, I’m L O V I N G Lisa Ferrante’s work!!! I found her via Pinterest,  I fell in love and pinned her Frida Kahlo print, I was considering purchasing the print for my bedroom makeover, BUT when I went back to purchase it… GONE!  Obviously, I wasn’t the only one coveting this print 🙁

Lisa Ferrante

A shop I’ve loved for the longest time Alma Boheme , I absolutely adore Alma’s work.  I follow Alma on Twitter and Instagram, it’s such a pleasure to get to know the artist behind the work.  Her Instagram is beautiful, she shares pictures of her work, her beautiful babies, and her Captain’s work too 🙂  {P.S. She has a Instagram giveaway going on, all you have to do is leave a comment on the giveaway image}  If you visit Alma don’t forget to wish her Happy Birthday!

Alma Boheme

What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone? Alone.  Hmmmm….  writing, reading, and watching.

What’s your favorite junk food? Oh, I loved Abby’s pick of fries, I’m such a sucker for a fry.  Like I told her fries are my kryptonite. I would say salsa and chips, but I don’t find salsa and chips in the  junk food category.  I only eat the good stuff 😉  Cookies… are cookies junk food?  If so, then cookies, but good cookies, not cookies in a box, fresh cookies, please! I felt your eye roll, I’m a cookie snob what can I say?

Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? Yes! I have one fur baby he’s my little writing companion. He’s half English Bulldog/half Pug. #PugLife Baby!


You want to kiss him, you want to hug him, you want to love him… I know you do.

What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books? Let’s go with currently…



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What’s your favorite beauty product? This one’s a toss up between Burt’s Bee Lip Shimmer and Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara.

When were you last embarrassed? What happened? Well, thankfully the Cloud, hasn’t failed me…  🙂

If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be? Warm vodka left in the back of my trunk. Kidding! No water!?! I know most people gather I drink coffee all day, but honestly I can chug down water like a 1999ish keg party. I would go with coffee or tea.  I can drink either hot or cold.

What’s your favorite movie? Geee… I don’t know?  I usually pick funny movies to watch. If Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, or Will Ferrell are in it, I’m watching.  One movie that I plan on watching again is, Life is Beautiful, I haven’t seen it in years, and I keep telling my husband he has to watch it (just found out it’s free via Amazon Prime). I remember after I saw it for the first time, I made my parents watch it, it just touched my heart.  Not funny, but good movie>> The Cinderella Man, have you seen it?

What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep? I don’t know, the girl who got along with everybody, as long as that somebody didn’t rub me or friends the wrong way…. LIBRA LOYAL.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? This is an ongoing question at the AOK house, the answer changes from time to time. I’d love to say Texas, but I’m not sure anymore.  I miss Texas often, especially my family, I also miss the culture, the heart, and dear lawd I miss the food.

PC or Mac? Mac

Last romantic gesture from spouse?  My honey does lots of little things to make me special all the time, I’m lucky like that.  He’s my biggest supporter– no doubt.  This weekend, he even made me Paleo cinnamon rolls, so I didn’t feel left out when the rest of the Fab Five at his jumbo homemade cinnamon rolls with all the gluten. Now, that’s love… I find that romantical.

Favorite celebrity? I don’t have a favorite celebrity…but there’s always Ryan



What blogger do you secretly want hangout with and become friends with? Yikes! This is tough, and in my own mind I’m friends with everyone.  I’m going to say Trisha from Eat Your Beets.  I follow her on Instagram, and her pictures and words are AMAZING.  I want her to pack my lunches and make me Paleo cinnamon rolls too.

Thanks, for tagging me, Abby!! Now who to pass this on to… how about my  “friend”… Trisha?

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34 thoughts on “20 Things You Might NOT Know About Me {tag}”

  1. If we ever hang out together, let’s eat FRIES and chat about mannerless bloggers, hahaha! Totally feel you on those pet peeves! This was super fun to read about you, it’s always interesting to learn random facts about the bloggers you follow!

      1. He’s a keeper fo’sho, love him 🙂
        I always love to hear, I made someone laugh 🙂 I imagine we’ll go into snort-mode when we get that fry date 🙂 Too bad you’re not going to BBC

  2. I am SUCH a sucker for French Fries. But only particular ones…I’m not hugely fond of the steak fries or those weirdly breaded ones. And “On Writing” was a great book. Loved reading your answers!

    1. Yes!- I totally agree with you, I’m not the biggest fan of steak fries. I like to go back & reread parts of “On Writing”– I have notes 🙂


  3. Hey, I’m only 5’1 too! And how sweet is your husband to make you Paleo cinnamon rolls. I love that! Can he teach my husband to make me something? Now I need to go check out your Etsy picks because I am obsessed with that site. I could spend hours looking at different stores on there.

    1. Shorties unite!
      He’s pretty sweet 🙂
      I could totally lose hours of my day on Etsy…. I’m being completely serious. I hope you enjoyed my picks 🙂

  4. I love chips and salsa! I could eat it everyday, but I hate store bought salsa. It grosses me out. I’m Libra loyal too and sometimes it drives me crazy! xoxo

    1. I see chips, salsa, margaritas, and laughs in our future 🙂
      So, my Libra sister…. is your birthday this weekend? I hope I didn’t miss it :-/
      Sometimes our loyalty is to a fault, right? We love hard….

  5. Aww…I loved this 🙂

    ::sigh:: I wish I could go to your house and hang with ya. I know it’s smelling like cinnamon-apple broom right about now 😉

  6. We have the same blogging pet peeve!
    And I adore your favorite songs, as well as Alma’s work.
    Fresh cookies for me too. My absolute favorite. Although for salty, I might think french fries! Or homemade buttered popcorn.
    Warm vodka left in a car is my favorite drink! Kidding.
    For real though, I cried so hard at Life is Beautiful. I haven’t seen it in ages.

    1. It’s easy to just say thanks, even a smiley emoji works for me 🙂
      I could’ve kept going with my songs but the list was getting crazy long 😀
      Alma’s work is beautiful, right?
      Homemade popcorn plus pickles is also on my favorites list.
      It’s been along time since I’ve seen Life Is Beautiful, I’m planning on getting my husband to join me soon.

  7. Awwwwww. You are TOO SWEET! Loved this little post about you & I’m with ya on the fries. I love fries. Short fries, skinny fries, fries with malt vinegar & mayo – Hey, those would go perfect with your British accent! 😉 Also, PLEASE tell me what plugin you’re using to post your Insta pics – the one that says +follow at the top? I need that plugin!! xoxo

    1. Trisha-
      🙂 I seriously love everything you share, your heart is beautiful, and I appreciate your honesty.
      Fries wonderful fries– I love them with malt vinegar!
      I still remember how yummy the pommes frites were in Germany, and I was around four–that’s serious French fry love 🙂

      Are you talking about my icons, up top? If so that’s html and if you need any help with your icons I would be more than happy to help you with that 🙂
      I’m not an expert coder, but I can help in any way I possibly can , plus I’ve picked up free icons along the way 🙂

  8. I’m only 5’2″ too. I love well fitting pants and I hate to see short people wearing pants that are way too long. That is my short people pet peeve….lol. Not that anyone asked…
    Paleo cinnamon rolls sound good. You are lucky to have a husband who can bake. I still need to try your bacon infused chocolate recipe.
    This was a fun tag to read.

    1. Argh! It’s SO hard to find pants for us shorties, right?!? And, yes, I too do not like to see people stepping on their pants. Confession: In middle school I would sometimes staple my pants 😀
      I’m a pretty lucky gal, I love that man!
      Yes, please try the bacon infused chocolate bark; I’d love to know what you think.
      I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

  9. I’m now officially stalking your dog! I just brought my daughter here to show her. By the way she says she is 5 feet, but may actually be 4’11” ;). She’s 20 and done growing, so she refuses to believe she’ll never hit 5 feet. Anyway, I didn’t know mini bulldogs were a thing either! I’m going to have to find one when I’m ready for another dog. We have 2 now, so it will be awhile. I love “On Writing” too. It is a fantastic book!

    1. Oh he’s SUPER STALKABLE! My family and I went to Atlanta this weekend, so we had to board him, the staff is IN LOVE with him– I wasn’t sure they were going to give him back.
      We couldn’t wait to pick him up, I even IG’ed my excitement to be back with him 🙂

      Awww I’ll keep your daughter’s secret 🙂 I’m all about rounding up 😉

      1. I grew up right outside of Atlanta. I lived there until I was about 21 and then again a few years later. That’s the reason I want a bulldog- the Georgia Bulldogs :)! My husband is a UK fan though and won’t let me name it UGA when we get one :(. So glad you made it home safe and that precious puppy had been well taken care of!

  10. LOL the Ryan Gosling pics made me die laughing! Great answers! I can do impressions too. My impressions seems to work best when I am not “trying.” Now I don’t have a great singing voice but I can mimic Christina Aguilera and some others… as a joke. I probably couldn’t do a full song…but I can sound pretty spot on sometimes!

    1. Oh doesn’t Ry (because he likes when I call him Ry) just make your day! I want to hear your impressions!!! Christina Aguilera, that’s impressive, I think that’s a Vlog for sure 🙂

  11. Aww, thanks for the sweet words! You’re awesome! I’m glad you did this tag. I loved getting to read your answers and learn so much more about you. I think chilling with you over a cuppa Starbucks would be the BEST, for real. 🙂 Those Ryan Gosling memes are hilarious!!! I hope you have a great weekend.

    xo Always, Abby

    1. I had an AMAZING WEEKEND! I went to Bloggy Boot Camp ATL :::big girly squeal:::
      This was such a fun tag, Abby. Thank you for thinking of me, and just being such a sweetheart <3
      I would totally love to chat about blogging, beauty, Ryan, and whatever else we could get ourselves into over coffee!

  12. This was a fun read, Dean!! Gotta love those Ryan pics lol And I agree that thanklessness is not cool and chivalry shouldn’t die! I also am looking forward to checking out those Etsy shops 🙂

    1. I hope you liked the Etsy shops 🙂 I’m all for chivalry and thankfulness, I’m glad you agree 🙂
      Thanks for stopping in!

  13. I LOVE this post! Ha,ha,ha! I enjoyed getting to know you a little better. We have a lot in common. YES, I want to squeeze that little pooch––he’s so cute! The Ryan Gosling memes are hysterical. 😀

    1. 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed getting to know a little more {crazy} about me.
      I’m a sucker for a good Ryan meme!

  14. Wow, I never would have guessed your height. You sound taller on your blog. 🙂

    Pugs are adorable. My best blogger-friend Suzanne has one and, because of that, I’m always looking for pug-stuff. Just found a funny “pug life” card at Papyrus (my favorite card-store).

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