10 Things about Liz from Behind the Scenes

I am so excited to have Liz from Behind the Scenes joining in on my feature.
She is so sweet, has a very cute blog & has a very cute husband, too.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Liz: 

Twitter: @lizbedwards

1. Favorite snack food:
Popcorn with melted butter and garlic salt

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
Punta, Cana, Dominican Republic where I went on my honeymoon! 
It's so beautiful and relaxing. 
The free food helped!

3. Favorite movie:
Drop Dead Fred, Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion & Grown Ups 
(I wish I could say Ramona & Beezus w/out sounding like a 10 yr old w/ a crush on Josh Duhamel!)

4. Favorite childhood memory:
So hard to choose!
I'd have to say my mission trips to Mexico. 
I went when I was a freshman & junior in high school.
Talk about eye-opening and life changing!
The best part was getting to see all my little kiddos again the second time I went 
& having them remember who I was.
That was a blessing!

5. Favorite candle scent:
Cinnamon Vanilla Hazelnut-found in a giant size at Wal-Mart for super cheap :)

6. Favorite way to travel: 
Tie-I love the fun of road trips 
(think junk food, music & lots of laughing) 
but I love the excitement of flying.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink:
Venti Caramel Macchiato on Ice Extra Caramal please

8. All time favorite meal:
 Home-fried chicken wings, 
sweet potatoes covered in butter & corn-on-the-cob

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
Can't believe I am admitting this...
one of the Real Housewives shows.
But only because I feel like they all need a little reality check
& I'm just the gal to give it to them.
(Haha yeah right, they'd eat me alive!)

10. A fun fact about you:
I can't make the I love you sign with my right hand
because I broke my ring & pinky fingers when I was younger.
I physically can't hold my ring finger down and pinky finger up without feeling pain,
even 15 years after the break.

Behind the Scenes

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10 Things about Laura from Bits of Splendor

I am so excited to have Laura from Bits of Splendor joining in on my feature.
She has an amazing story, has three adorable children & has a very cute husband, too.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Laura: 
Twitter: @LauraCaddell Shop: http://www.splendorshop.com/

1. Favorite snack food:
Does cookie dough ice cream count as a snack food? I'm sort of addicted.

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
Hawaii. It has a ton of meaning for us, 
not to mention it's just beautiful!

3. Favorite movie:
Steel Magnolias

4. Favorite childhood memory:
I have lots of fun memories from growing up in Hawaii.
We ran around barefoot and played in the ocean for hours.

5. Favorite candle scent:
Sweet cinnamon pumpkin from Bath & body works for sure!
All year round. 
I stock up during the Holidays :)

6. Favorite way to travel: 
Um, really I rather not travel.
I hate to be away from home. 
And being stuck somewhere like a car or plane for any amount of time is hard for me.
I can't stand sitting still.
BUT if I am going to choose then definitely by plane.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink:
Caramel Macchiato with sugar free vanilla and an extra shot of espresso.

8. All time favorite meal: 
Mexican! Chips and salsa, chicken fajitas, guacamole, 
flour tortillas, sopapillas! Yum.

9. If you could be on any reality show which one would you chose?:
American Idol, but only if I could actually sing well.
I ain't about to go make a fool out of myself and have them broadcast it for the world like they do.

10. A fun fact about you:
I cannot have my sheets tucked in. 
I know exactly how George felt on Seinfeld.
I cannot sleep if they are.
Makes me feel claustrophobic.
Just thinking about it is making me twitch. 

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10 Things about Lauren from Me and Mine

I am so excited to have Lauren from Me and Mine joining in on my feature.
She is absolutely adorable, has two little men & beautiful hair.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Lauren: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meandmineblog
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lmalberts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lmalberts
Photography Blog: http://www.lulabellphotographyblog.com/

1. Favorite snack food:
Macadamia clusters - salted caramel, chocolate, mac nuts what could go wrong?!

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
Vieques, Puerto Rico. 
Hubs and I got engaged on that little island :) 

3. Favorite movie:
Wicker Park is in the top 10!

4. Favorite childhood memory:
Late night talks with my mama
{I just blogged about this!}
and church camps during the summer.

5. Favorite candle scent:
Sunblock and salt water in the summer heat. :)

6. Favorite way to travel:
Let's just say if I had a super power 
it would be to teleport anywhere I wanted in an instant!
I really don't have a favorite way as I hate them all but I do love it when I get to my destination.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
Hot - salted caramel hot chocolate
Cold - iced passion tea lemonade sweetened with raspberry.

8. All time favorite meal:
It's a toss up between the salad at Cafe Rio, 
Thanksgiving dinner, and the melting pot full course dinner/dessert.

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
Extreme Makeover Home Edition or Project Runway.
{not that I have sewing skills whatsoever}

10. A fun fact about you:
I am awful at being domestic and crafty but I try REALLY hard. 
I wish I had those genes, 
if anyone has some to spare send them my way. 


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The hunger games

I found this one one of the blogs that I follow Alisha & Brandon 
and got so excited because it is so awesome! 
I cannot wait for this movie... 
I am totally nerding out right now! 

Oh and I have decided on this shirt to see the movie in:

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10 Things about Kelli from Daily Polka Dots

I am so excited to have Kelli from Daily Polka Dots joining in on my feature.
She is so lovely, loves polka dots, & has a very cute boyfriend.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Kelli: 

Twitter: @Dailypolkadots

1. Favorite snack food: 

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
London England

3. Favorite movie: 
Oceans 11

4. Favorite childhood memory: 
Being with my cousins always : ) 

5. Favorite candle scent: 
anything fruity 

6. Favorite way to travel: 
Plane Plane Plane! 

7. Favorite Starbucks drink: 
Skinny Vanilla Latte

8. All time favorite meal: 
Mashed Potatoes and steak 

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?: 
Amazing Race

10. A fun fact about you:
I dream of one day opening a candy shop.  I hope one day it is not a dream! 

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Make Kony Famous!

Watch this and go here to help make this guy so famous he cannot hide!


Go on Facebook and join this group Bloggers Making Kony Famous
and/or go to Twitter Bloggers Against KONY
and tweet up a storm @bloggersXKony #bloggersagainstKONY
because we need to be the change!
This is a huge and we can accomplish something that has never been done before. 

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pink pants

So I have been looking at all the shop sites at their pink pants because
I have become completely obsessed
and have wanted a pair for a long while now!
So I thought I'd share some of my favorites.
I love there are so many different variations of colors and yet they are still all so adorable.

They even have these exact ones in maternity if your preggers!!


Old Navy

So I decided to go ahead and order myself a pair from Gap!
I am so excited...
I cannot wait to get them in the mail and wear them. :)

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11 Things

I wasn't tagged specifically by Chelsea but she tagged anyone who wanted to do this so I thought I'd do it again with the new questions for everyone.

Here are the rules:
1. post these rules.
2. post a photo of yourself & 11 random facts about you.
3. answer the questions given to you in the tagger's post.
4. create 11 new questions & tag new people to answer them.
5. go to their blog/twitter & let them know they've been tagged.


Random Facts about me:
1. I have become completely obsessed with the Harry Potter movies lately and have one on during Zane's nap time every day pretty much because to me they are just that good!

2. I hate to clean... it is the bane of my existence. If I could afford to have someone come clean my house every week I would because I hate it that much.

3. I hated being pregnant, I mean HATED it. It was the worst 9 months of my life because of how sick I was the entire time {to the point I was at the hospital 2x a week getting infusions of fluid because of my dehydration caused by throwing up 24/7} Zane literally was sucking the life out of me. But I cannot wait to be pregnant again {I know the next one could be completely different & I pray that it is!} because I know that I will get another baby in the end and it is all worth it to get to hold that baby for the first time.

4. I was adopted. {as I've said before} But I didn't tell you that my biological mother chose my parents but in order for her to give me to them she had to fly to Oregon {from Michigan} to have me. Because in Michigan when you put you baby up for adoption you have no say in the matter of who gets your child. They become a ward of the state. But she wanted me in a Christian family so she chose to come here to have me and sacrifice that for me to have a good life. I admire and love her for it {I met her on my 18th birthday & now her & my 1/2 bro are part of our extended family} but sometimes I still feel like I was unwanted {I know I wasn't} but it's an issue a lot of adopted people have, it's not really something you can control.

5. Mickey Mouse club house is the worst cartoon on the planet! But Zane loves it so I watch it every. single. day. with him because I know it makes him happy.

6. I do not like milk chocolate very much, if I have a choice I will pick dark chocolate over milk any day! I think milk chocolate has a funny taste. {I will even chose semi-chocolate over milk!}

7. I cannot wait for The Hunger Games movie to come out this month!! I just bought our Cinetopia groupon that is going to pay for our tickets yesterday and I am so so so excited for it. I am even going to buy a shirt to wear to go see the movie in. You can help me pick which one if you go here.

8. I love baseball. I sometimes wish that I lived in Seattle instead of Portland so that I could have season tickets to the Mariner's because Portland is lame & doesn't have a baseball team anymore... we just got rid of them for the Soccer team {the Timbers}. I cannot tell you how upset I was when they got rid of our Beavers to bring in the Timbers! I am a Yankee fan through & through though and I always have been... I grew up on them {my dad has been a fan of them since he was 5 & would read about them in the newspaper} and I will always be a fan of them no matter what! Plus HELLO Derek Jeter has to be one of the hottest players of all time!

9. My dream vacation is to go to Greece, Italy & France. I have always wanted to go to those 3 places.

10. I would love to be a photographer but I am not good at it at all. I would love to take photography classes someday but we just can't afford them right now.

11. I hope that someday soon I get to meet all my favorite bloggers like; Chelsea: The Curly Cues, Amy: A Good Life, Lauren: Me and Mine, Mandy: A Sorta Fairytale, Jill: The Chronicles of Corbin, Amanda: Raising Reese, Chelsey: The Paper Momma, and many many more!!


Questions from Chelsea: 

1. If you could only shop one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?: Oh man that is hard but I would probably say GAP. They have great clothes and their prices aren't to ridiculously high.

2. What do you do to de-stress? Yoga? Wine? Wall punching?: ha ha no wall punching here. I really don't have anything except to just get into bed & pray then go to sleep. That usually helps.

3. What is the first lie you ever remember telling?: Oh man it was probably something about my brother doing it rather than me so I didn't get into trouble. But I really have no idea!

4. If you had to listen to one sound for the rest of your life, what would you choose?: The sound of my son & dad laughing. I never get tired of those 2 laughing at each other... both of their laughs are completely contagious and the best sounds in the world!!

5. Your house is on fire and you can only grab 3 things (all humans and pets are safely outside), what do you take?: My computer & external hard drive, camera, and some of Zane's baby clothes.

6. Would you ever wear pink jeans? How about pink maternity jeans?: oh yes! I think they are sooooo cute and I want a pair right now but just haven't gotten around to buying any yet.

7. Would you ever consider plastic surgery, if so, what would you do?: Yes. I would get a tummy tuck... it is my problem area and no matter how hard I try or what I try it won't go away {I constantly get asked if I am pregnant... totally rude I know!} so I actually plan of having one after I am done having children. I want to love my body again... it's been a huge struggle in my adult life. I don't talk about it much and I try to hide my pain from it but sometimes it's really hard.

8. What is something your kid/significant other/best friend does that drives you crazy?: ha ha well my husband and son both chew on the inside of their cheek. It is sooooo annoying and no matter how many times I tell my husband to stop he just won't stop.

9. What is the best meal that you can cook?: Well I am not the cook in the family by any means at all! My husband does most of the cooking but I can make some mean mac & cheese {no not the box kind, it's my aunts recipe & it's delicious!!}

10. Who was your first best friend?: Kelly Hogue... she lived next door to me and was a month younger than me.

11. If you could go back in time and change one decision in your life, what would it be?: Wow... I know exactly right off the top of my head what I would change. {I warn you it's not a pretty story!} I would not go out with one of my boyfriends... he was not a good person! He forced me into having sex with him {my first time} and ruined my 18th birthday party {by smoking pot out of an apple in my backyard when I had told him not too} and was just a very bad person! It was the worst decision of my entire life to ever become involved with him!!

I tag Jules, Allie, and Jenn. I am only tagging 3 people because I can't think of anyone else right now.

My Questions for you to answer:

1. What is your favorite time of the year?:
2. How many kids do you want to have or do you have all the kids you are going to have?:
3. What is your all time favorite meal {dessert included}?:
4. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?:
5. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?:
6. If you had to give up one media outlet {twitter, facebook, instagram, blogging etc.} what one would it be?:
7. What is your dream pet {It could literally be any animal! Ex. mine would be a giraffe}?:
8. Do you drink your allotted 8 ounces of water a day?:
9. What is your favorite accessory?:
10. Do you have an iPhone {if not do you want one}?:

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10 Thins about Kinze from Schilling Times

I am so excited to have Kinze from Schilling Times joining in on my feature.
She has an amazing heart for God, has three adorable children & one on the way, yay!
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Kinze: 

1. Favorite snack food:
    man I have to pick just one?!  
I guess I'd go with any sort of comfort food such as mash potatoes, fried chicken and corn!

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
     I would have to say Destin, Fl... 
I love it there... 
the white sand clear water and just being with my family is quite lovely!

3. Favorite movie: 
     my favorite movie as of right now is secretariat (nice to see a good clean movie)!

4. Favorite childhood memory:
     going to my grandma's house almost every friday night... 
loved the one on one attention i got from her!

5. Favorite candle scent:
     marshmallow fireside from bath and body (perfect for this holiday season!)

6. Favorite way to travel:
actually a jet would be nice too... 
the faster the better!

7. Favorite Starbucks drink:
      lovin' their salted caramel hot chocolate!

8. All time favorite meal:
      I'm always up for some spicy chinese!

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
    well, I actually don't watch t.v. anymore... 
but if I have to choose I would say teen mom... 
then I would be able to
    love on those mommas who are just children themselves 
(my heart goes out to those young girls)!

10. A fun fact about you:
       hmmm a fun fact would me that I have already set up all my christmas decorations and it's only the 9th of november!

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