Saturday, March 3, 2012

weekend fun; getting to know me & you!

a little saturday fun for you all; lets play get to know your fellow bloggie friends!
i was tagged to play along by the Chocolate Chip Uru
so let's have some fun shall we? grab a cocktail or two and lets go!

The Rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself in the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you’ve tagged them.

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Me:

1. i am with uru - i get very OCD about cleanliness when i am baking or cooking in the kitchen – an orderly kitchen is a kitchen in which i can find my ingredients!
2. no matter what i have to make my bed first thing in the morning (even if Justin is still in it) & do the dishes before i go to bed- my day just doesn't start or end right if these 2 tasks are not completed
3. i am a total control freak & perfectionist- but a nice one; i like to be super organized and know exactly what to expect or do in any situation...i do realize i can only control certain aspects of life, i am working on this one :) and no one is perfect, working on this too...this is more of working on being less self critical
4. i have worked in the hospitality industry my entire life & work at a beautiful inn on lake winnipesaukee in the Sales Department as the Conference Coordinator (i work on over 300 events a year!)
5. family is extremely important to me; i have a very large family to which i am very close to
6. my house is located within walking distance of my mom who is on one side, my dad on the other & my gram at the tip; kinda like a triangle
7. i work out everyday & love yoga
8. i drink tea not coffee; unsweetened, no milk just straight up
9. reading is another passion of mine- i formed a book club that meets every other month- this is the start of our 3rd year as a group
10. if i was not in the hospitality industry i would be an elementary school teacher
11. my sister lives just outside of dc and i visit her 2-3 times a year
12. i cherish all the relationships and friendships that i have made through blogging, it has been incredible!

Uru's Questions:

1. Why do you blog? as a creative outlet, a place where i am able to share my love of food & gardening with others that share the same passions
2. Are you a social butterfly or do you like solitary weekends? both; i like time to myself, but also love being with friends and family - a 50/50 mix
3. What is your dream job? to run my own B & B with a small Cafe open to my Guests & the Public
4. If you could have any kitchen superpower, what would it be? hmm to have the ability to build my own kitchen with ton's of natural light that would not cost me a penny; does that count?
5. What is your most prized cooking possession? oh gosh, this is a hard one; my kitchen aid mixer & convection oven...i also love my stoneware
6. ‘When in doubt turn left’ – do you believe this? sure, if you think the right way is the wrong way you gotta turn left
7. If you were stranded on a tropical dessert and had the choice 3 dishes to eat for the rest of your life, what would they be? Vegan Mac n' Cheese, My moms vegan Shepard's pie & a big spinach salad
8. What is your worst kitchen nightmare? too many to list; scalding water down my leg as i was canning is right up there on the list
9. Do you think the Oscars were deserved this year? the Oscars, that happened already; you see, I don't have cable of any kind
10. What is your dream car? black Mercedes Benz, fully loaded, leather
11. Name one wonderful childhood memory involving food My grams chicken noodle soup and cooking spaghetti dinners with my granpa and aunt shel
12. If you could travel to anywhere in the universe, where would you go? Turtle Island in Fiji or the Tahitian Islands..oh the universe, the universe kinda scares me

My Questions to you :
  1. Describe yourself in 3 words?
  2. What is your ultimate food weakness?
  3. What is your favorite book of all time?
  4. What is the most exotic place you have travelled to or through?
  5. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
  6. Would you describe yourself as a control freak, perfectionist or laid back & why?
  7. Favorite Cocktail or Mocktail- please share!
  8. How do you celebrate your birthday
  9. Do you sing in the car; if so, at the top of your lungs or do you lip sync?
  10. What is the one goal you set for yourself in 2012 that seems the most attainable?
  11. Who are the bloggers that most inspire you to be a better blogger, writer, photographer or all around person?
  12. What is your favorite thing about yourself; anything goes, personality trait, feature or benefit

Who Am I Tagging?

12 is a lot so feel free to go with 7 which is what i decided upon the uru's suggestion

Courtney @ The Fig Tree
Richa @ Hobby & More
Cara @ Fork & Beans
Genevieve @ Vanilla & Spice

have fun and i cannot wait to get to know you all a little bit more!
Don't forget to cast your vote for Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes!


  1. This is such a great idea! I really loved reading this. I wish I were like you in terms of kitchen cleanliness... don't get me wrong, it's clean... just messy at the same time. I tend to spread out a bit when I'm cooking, I guess. :P
    And I think I'm with you on the dream job - that would be so much fun!

    I looked for you on the list of homies nominees, but couldn't find you. :( Did voting end already? I'm so falling behind on these things!

    1. Willow you should totally play along with this- I am tagging you in this post, I would love to see your responses :) I believe the voting is all done, it means alot to me that you considered voting; so THANK YOU!

    2. Sweet! Response post coming soon. :D

    3. Super excited- can't wait to see your post!!

    4. Here it is:

      Thanks for tagging me, it was fun to write. :)

  2. lady friend! i read this post this morning, but it just sunk in that you tagged me. i love all of your answers. you and i are verrry similar. it's kinda creepy ;)

    1. Caitlin, I was thinking the EXACT same thing about the eerie similarities. Control freak? Check. Needs to clean at all times? Check. Makes bed upon immediately arising? Check. Can't breath without dishes cleaned? Check. haha. I have a feeling that if the 3 of us all had a get-together we would spend our time cleaning more than anything...and it would be the funnest thing too :)

    2. haha omigosh, that's so crazy! we are all copies of each other residing in different areas of the unite states! clean freaks/control freaks unite!

    3. OMG what an image; i am just picturing us like the tamazian devil spinning all around cleaning nad baking; caitlin i am pretty sure you have flour in your hair :)

      I actually sometimes feel like that ; i tend to go a million miles an hour when i get into the zone of cleaning or cooking :)

  3. I like reading these question & answer types of posts to learn more about my favourite bloggers! What a nice place to work (although running your own B&B would be pretty awesome too!). And thanks for tagging me - those questions sound like they'd be fun to answer, I'll see if I can find the time to actually write them down!

    1. LOL there is no time limit- it actually took me about a week after I was tagged to get myself oragnized enough to focus and not rush through this; it really was alot of fun!

  4. this is indeed a fun post.. i love that you live so close to your folks.. that would be one of my dreams:) some of those questions will require serious thinking time:)) hmm.. kitchen clean up.. the people who get to eat all the fun goods(read hubbs), have to help clean up at my house:)
    hope you are having a great weekend! i need to bathe and groom my pom this weekend. thats like a 3 hour event. he is too bushy from his winter hair spurt!

    1. I wish i could have that kitchen clean up rule but sometimes my control freak and dishes done before bed gets in the way :) when i can let go a bit and leave the dishes justin does them in the morning!

      My family and I (extended included) are super close; we all pretty much live within a 15 mile radius of each other, Aunts and Uncles included :)

  5. thanks for the tag!! hopefully I can do the post tomorrow!

    1. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  6. So nice to find out more about my friend :D
    Great post!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Lemon Meringue Tart

    1. This was SO much FUN!

      Thank you for thinking of me and including me in your tags - it was fun also getting to know more about you too :)

  7. This is lots of fun!!!! Thanks for tagging me. It's a great idea. I'll get on those questions today! :)

    1. Yessa - can't wait to see you anwsers :)

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