Seventy Three at Twenty Seven

Howdy y'all! I'm coming here tonight with the inspiration I found on another bloggers site.  I stumbled on Bailey Jean's website "Love Bailey Jean" and her post on 73 questions at 25. I just love these types of posts because their so personal and so not formal. With out further a-do, let's dig into my seventy three at twenty seven!

73 Questions at 25
  1. What are you most excited about these days? At work we have some VERY exciting things happening at our location, so I'm really looking forward to that. Also, one of my best-est friends is getting married this fall. I'm excited to celebrate with her, her soon to be hubby and her nearest and dearest friends!  Plus, our not so little man is turning the big 2 next month (why must they grow so fast!)
  2.  Favorite holiday? Halloween, I love everything Fall. Pumpkins, crunchy leaves, the colors, the scents, the cuddle season.
  3. Favorite season? Fall, forever and ever.
  4. Recent hobby?  This blog, this space. It's been forever since I have taken charge of my little space in the internet and I'm so happy to be getting back into it. 
  5. If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be?   I would have to say the leader of our company. I would love to view the world from his eyes and be able to pick his brain by being in his shoes for a day. He is a very inspiring person and quite honestly everyone I work with is amazing on how they treat everyone and to be able to experience being  the leader of that would be heart warming.
  6. If you could have coffee with someone from the past, who would it be? BB King or my great grandmother.
  7. What’s the best thing that happened this year? So far, in 2016 the best thing that has happened is gaining the freedom of self doubt/ gaining self confidence in my appearance. Don't get me wrong I still have a bit to go to get where I need to, but having the confidence to know that I'm okay with how I look at the current moment is a good feeling.
  8. What’s the best way to decompress?  Music, hugs from my loved ones and praying, lots and lots of prayer.
  9. What’s the weirdest word in the English language? I would have to say any word that the young'ns are creating now a days. 
  10. If you had one superpower, what would it be? Invisibility. I would love to see the world and how others react when not being visible. 
  11. Who do you miss most? Spending my free time with my family and close friends. Oh and the city, so much to do in such a close space!
  12. Who was the last person to text you? My husband
  13. Who are three people, alive or dead, that you would have dinner with? Carrie Underwood, Lysa TerKeurst, and JK Rowling.
  14. Last book you read? We were Liars. SOOO GOOD!
  15. Book you plan on reading? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and You are a Badass
  16. Book you read bc everyone else in the world was reading it? We were Liars.
  17. A book from your childhood that positively shaped you? I honestly really don't have one.
  18. Favorite tv show that’s currently on tv? Pretty Little Liars, I CANNOT get enough of that show!
  19. Favorite ice cream? Anything chocolate and anything banana spilt.
  20. What makes you smile the most? My child, sweet things my husband does, and the small things my friends do to put a smile on my face.
  21. First pet? A cat and he was the coolest cat ever!
  22. Worst subject in school? Math, forever and always.
  23. Favorite game? Clue or Yahtzee.
  24. Coolest thing in the world? The ability to keep in contact with my friends and family so far away with technology.
  25. Cutest thing in the world? Babies and pugs, period. Oh, and older couples holding hands.
  26. Favorite thing in the world? Super soft blankets and hugs.
  27. One talent you wish you had? Drawing, I love artists. 
  28. One thing you still have from your childhood? My American Girl doll and all the clothing/accessories. 
  29. What’s your patronus? It would most likely be a pug.
  30. Last song you listened to on your phone?  A Jazz mix. 
  31. Favorite song lyrics? "The Way You look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra.
  32. What song would you probably be caught dancing alone to? Anything with a good techno beat or Latino beat.
  33. If you could work the runway, what song would it be? Ha! Let's get seriously funny, "I'm too sexy"
  34. Best gift you’ve ever given? The scrapbook I made like 8 years ago for my husband, or the necklace I gave my mom for mother's day.  
  35. Fashion icon? I don't really have one. I dress to my own tune.
  36. What did you wear to your prom? A strapless black and red dress, it was poofy and huge and heavy!
  37. Who was your date to your prom? The one guy I dated for a long time even though I asked by a close friend at the time. Still not sure I ever made the choice.
  38. Favorite movie of all time? Forrest Gump.
  39. Favorite movie of the last five years? The Last Survivor. 
  40. Movie that made you cry? Marley and Me. 
  41. Movie that made you laugh the hardest? Neighbors. 
  42. If you could make a documentary, what would it be about? Self image and life after baby.
  43. Favorite TV show? Do not really have one. 
  44. If you could make a cameo in any TV show what would it be? The Real Housewives of ___. Those ladies are very interesting and I would love to be the friend for a day.
  45. Best plot twist of all time? I'll have to come back to this one.
  46. Twitter or Instagram? INSTAGRAM!
  47. Who should everyone be following right now? Proverbs 31. Their App is simply amazing & their way with words is truly inspirational. 
  48. Favorite food? Anything pasta related. 
  49. Favorite dessert? HA! I don't have a favorite as I am a COMPLETE sweets lady!
  50. Favorite band? Of all time? Linkin Park. 
  51. Favorite solo artist? BB King.
  52. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be? Stevie Ray Vaughn.
  53. What would be the title of your autobiography? It is a J Thing.
  54. Favorite sound? I have a few: Thunder, Rain on a window, crunchy leaves in fall, the crackle of a fire/candle, and our son's laughter. 
  55. Least favorite sound? Squeaky hinges, Styrofoam rubbing together, and obsessive clicking. 
  56. Favorite animal? Has been and always will be the black panther.
  57. First celebrity crush? Justin Timberlake, he's so dreamy (insert young teenage girl squeal).
  58. Current celebrity crush? Say what you will, but Johnny Depp as Captain Jack. 
  59. What is your kryptonite? Right now, junk food. ALL OF IT!
  60. Guilty pleasure? Real housewives of ___ Marathons. 
  61. Most proud moment? Gosh, that's a biggie. I have a few: Graduating top in my major, becoming a mother and making my parents proud.
  62. Biggest weakness? Sweets, all the sweets.
  63. Skill still unmastered? Fixing stuff. I'm not handy at all.
  64. What is the definition of misery? A dark place that one has to work at to get out. 
  65. Biggest learning experience? I'd say for this season in my life is self acceptance and self awareness. 
  66. What is your idea of a perfect date? One that is planned from beginning to end and not planned by me. HA! But in all honesty though, movie/dinner/dancing/drinks.
  67. An experience when you felt the most nervous? Moving from the burb life and spreading my wings. 
  68. At what age were you the happiest? 22 was a pretty awesome year, graduated and got married. However, 27 is starting good as well.
  69. What’s one vice you wish you could give up? Sweets, are you seeing a trend here?
  70. If you could teach a college course, what would it be called? Life skills 101. I believe everyone needs a course like this.
  71. If you could star in any movie remake, what would it be? Harry Potter.
  72. If you were an Olympic athlete, what would your event be? Karate. 
  73. If you could offer your 13-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Just say no to the long term HS relationship. Enjoy your youth and get out there. Be young, make those mistakes and learn from them.

Phew! That was doozey, but fun. Till next time,


The 27th year

Phew, it's been a long long long time since I've written, but we're getting back at it. I miss my little space, my little cozy nook to write and journal my thoughts, wishes and ramblings. Tomorrow is another day for the world, but for my parents... it is a day for celebration.

Tomorrow I turn a year older and start fresh. While I get to put 26 into a big brown box and wrap a bow around it, I'm not sure as to what color that bow is yet. Or even if that wrapping goes all around that box. What I mean is, 26 was a year of learning, and a big one at that. Learning to trust and trust deep. Learning to love and love fiercely, learning my faults and knowing I'm better than what I think about myself. Knowing I'm worth putting that time into myself and my growth.

So tomorrow, I turn 27 and quite honestly this new year feels different. No other age have I felt different or looked at it separately from the year previous. I feel older and wiser. I feel like 26 was still young and now 27 is that much closer to a new decade. I welcome this new age with open arms, as I do with every year. I welcome the learning, growth and experiences to come with getting older.

While I know I have certain goals and plans for this year, ie. morning person & getting back to running daily, I look forward to seeing where my path takes me. I have been incredibly blessed, with my family and friends, a great place to work, a child that I absolutely adore and him of me, and everything I know I take for granted daily. Although I do not know the color of my 26th bow, I can say I'll put that box in my closet and look back on it with a smile as I close this chapter of my life.

 I'm excited to see what God has in store for my future and the future of my little family. I believe He has given me a very good start to my tribe of souls I want around me and my family. Those souls that strive, push me to another level and believe in me. It is truly a wonderful feeling stepping out of 26 and stepping into my 27th year.


The Guys Behing the Blog//October Edition

A few days ago, I found out about Betsy from Heavens to Betsy, and she has this really neat series called The Guys Behind the Blog. One of my goals for this here little space is share more about my family as I'm pretty partial to them. So when I found out about this series, I could not have been more excited! Every month Betsy has different prompts that the guys behind the blog answer. 

Here are October's questions:

1 // We’re headed into fall, which means cooler temps for most of us…are you a warm weather or cold weather kind of guy? WARM!

2 // What's the best Halloween costume you've ever worn? Not a big Halloween fan..

3 // What's your favorite Halloween candy?  Popcorn Balls

4 // What are your favorite parts of fall (ex: football, the weather, Thanksgiving, etc)? Thanksgiving the wife makes a very yummy Turkey!!

5 // How do you feel about pumpkin spice lattes? Ain't ever had one.

Number 4 is my favorite answer from this month's set of questions :) At least I can cook something the man likes! (Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday to prepare)


Welcome and 31 Questions

Hello and good evening to all! Before we get to the 31 questions... I just want to welcome all of you to my new and improved blog/website/writing space. Here in my little spot you may read and experience things from my personal life as well others. I have so many exciting things to share with you and I hope you are excited to join this journey with me. I do not have any expectations for this blog, but I do hope to make some connections, friends and just have FUN while doing it! Without further ado, here is the 

31 questions

31 questions! (get it....because there is 31 days this month...ya, I figured you would smart!)
01.Who is the last person you spent quality time with? 

-My son. We spent time getting ready for bed, one of my favorite things to do with him.

02. Who did you hug today?

-My husband and child.

03. Describe your day in one word.


04. How are you?

-I’m doing well today, considering it was a Monday.

05. Did you do more talking or listening today?

-Listening for sure. Lots to learn and take in!

06. How much is a gallon of gas?

-I believe in my area it is $2.19.

07. What was the last thing you did?

-Write up two months of prompts for this here blog!

08. What’s the next book you are going to read?

-”Beyond Tragedies” by Saradia Chatterjee. (Hint: make sure you keep up with me on the books....There are some good things to follow!)

09. What was your last mistake?

-To be honest, I do not really know. 

10. What was the last gift you gave?

-Flowers to my mother, for no particular reason.

11. What is your mission?

-I believe my mission right now is to help others... help them believe in themselves and know that there is someone else who is battling dark days like them. 

12. If others described how you acted today in one word, It would be?


13. What is the current amount of cash in your wallet?

-Ha! Good one....

14. Describe the last piece of furniture you purchased?

-That would be a dark cherry shelf for our bathroom.

15. What time did you wake up this morning?

-I actually got up around 7 this morning. My body has been feeling very weak and baby let us sleep in this morning before work! That never happens!

16. Describe the last time you were embarrassed.

-Oh, I do not remember but I’m sure it had to deal with passing gas while laughing super hard.... it happens people.

17. How did you improve yourself today?

-While getting cussed at by an angry person, I knew it was not because of me. I’m actually getting better at not letting what others say affect me as much when it comes to negative things.

18. How much time did you spend outside today?

-Most likely about 3-4 hours total. My full work outside of home job is an office position and I had a lot of paperwork!

19. In one year from today, what word do you hope best describes your life?


20. Who in your life is crazy talented? What is their talent?

-Well I just learned my co-worker and teammate is crazy awesome at painting last week! 

21. What do you wish there was more of in the world?


22. My favorite sound is....?

-Silence. I love when I can shut my brain off and actually listen to the world around me, in complete and utter silence.

23. What impact do you hope to have on the world?

-I hope I can show others that they are not alone. I hope that one day I will leave a legacy behind me of having a pure, faithful, servant heart.

24. If you made laws, what one would you make today?

-Mandatory siestas everywhere!! Come on folks, it is proven mid-afternoon naps creates more productivity and happier people.

25. Describe your last life-changing moment.

-When I gave birth to our son and even more recently, my battle with PPD. (more on that later). Both gave me a sense of pride and joy.

26. What opportunity are you waiting for?

-Opportunity for growth.

27. How many emails did you have today?

-Oh gosh, too many. So much junk mail.. I really need to start unsubscribing to things!

28. What is the last movie you saw?

-Ha! This would be Miracle on 34th street, in my cozy bed wrapped in a soft blanket.

29. Are you settling for something?


30. What is standing in your way?

-I have to be honest. Only myself is standing in my way of achieving success. Especially when it comes to weight loss and strength gained. I hope this blog will help with that. 

31. What was the happiest headline in the news today?

-Now, forgive me... I was just able to catch up today with the past days of news.. Having a toddler can do that to you! But I digress. I would say the happiest headline I have seen within the past two days is about baby Rainn. No parent or gaurdian should have to go through the feeling of loosing a child. Wither lost or passed on. It truly is great to see a new posting about a child being found, alive, unharmed and returned home. 

**all these questions came from debbiehodge.com, I found them on a pinterest link :)**

That's all I have for tonight. I hope you enjoyed my 31 questions! Come back on Wednesday for my thoughts on Fall.

If you were to answer any of these 31 questions, which one would it be? Leave your answer below.