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20 Questions

I love a good Q&A session, don’t you? This was jumping from blog to blog a few weeks ago, so I copied the questions and I’ve been holding on to it until the craze died down a bit. Now that I haven’t seen one pop up for about a week, I figured I could start it up again. I loved reading all of my favorite bloggers’ answers, so maybe you’ll enjoy reading mine, too?

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20 Questions (and 20 Answers):

Favorite food.
That’s a toss-up. Either Mexican or Italian, depending on my mood. They’re both delicious, and picking a favorite would be like picking my favorite child. Although, my taste buds do have a soft spot for green chile…and burrata…and pizza…and tortillas. Yeah, I can’t pick a favorite right now. They’re both delicious.

Flip flops or high heels.
The heels stashed in my closet are literally collecting dust and are probably a comfy home for a whole clan of spiders. I keep them around, because they’re pretty and remind me of time when I used to wear them for work way back in the day. So basically, long answer short: flip flops, all the way.

Favorite place to shop for yourself.
Myself? Hold the phone—what’s that about? Just kidding (kinda). So, I love “window” shopping at Anthropologie, but in reality, I shop with Dia&Co, at Old Navy, Target, the Loft, and my friends’ closets. We recently got together and did a clothing swap, and I’m thrilled with my new clothes!

Standard coffee order:
It literally depends on the day. I’m currently drinking a grande, decaf, non-fat caramel macchiato. During the summer I was obsessed with the s’mores frap, and in the winter I LOVE a caramel apple spice, and I usually become addicted to one of Starbuck’s fall/winter flavors (but NOT the pumpkin spice latte…yuck).

Sunflower Seeds for Road trips

Road-trip must-have snack:
Jalapeno sunflower seeds, especially if I’m driving. That mindless eating helps keep me awake on a road trip. Other snacks that we always pack: Cheese sticks, hard-boiled eggs, Slim Jims, beef jerky (if coming from New Mexico), and water (does that count?).

DIY or hire out?
Do-it-yourself, baby! We’re all about doing as much of a project as we can. It may take a lot longer, but that labor of love is shown in the end. However, we have a few projects coming up that we’ll start tackling next year, and we’ll probably hire out for at least a couple of them.

{See our bathroom reno here!}

Top 5 TV shows:
In no particular order…
1. Grey’s Anatomy (every season before this last one…don’t even get me started.)
2. Scandal
3. Modern Family
4. Battlestar Galactica (also in the sci-fi category that I really liked: Eureka & Warehouse 13)
5. Fixer-Upper and Property Brothers

Favorite book.
This is a tough one. Little Women always tops my list, but to be honest, I can’t remember the last time I read it. I also love anything by Marisa de los Santos and Jen Hatmaker—they’re probably my favorite authors.

Favorite form of exercising:
It’s been forever since I’ve done this, but I used to really, really, really love Zumba. I need to work it into my schedule to go to a class, because I miss it. Other than that, I actually enjoy walking.

{How I’m Working Out With Two Kids}

How tall are you?
5’2″

Do you try something new at restaurants or stick to your favorites?
Yes? It totally depends. I’m a creature of habit, especially with my favorite places, but I occasionally like to try new things. My husband is also a saint, and if he knows I’m on the fence about something, he usually gets it so I can try it. Totally selfless, he is.

One make up item you can’t live without:
Does chap stick count?

What’s on your nightstand?
A picture of me and my husband, my prenatal pills and Allegra, my FitBit charger, phone charger, a water bottle, and random books. Oh, and a clock and Kleenix box (that’s empty, because I keep forgetting to replace it).

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What’s one thing that motherhood has taught you?
Whoa. Way to come out of nowhere with the serious question! One thing motherhood’s taught me is patience. Your life is not your own anymore—it’s about caring for and loving little humans that will repeatedly get on your nerves. Being a mom is teaching me to be a good role model for my girls. I’m their person, and I need to be loving, caring, patient, and respectful to them and around them. Motherhood has also taught me that it’s okay to ask for help, and to talk about the hard times. Life isn’t always full of perfect Pinterest moments, and laughter and hugs. When those moments happen, they’re magical and I cherish the heck out of them, but that’s not always real life.

Music that reminds you of high school:
Ha! I have a playlist for you. My friends from high school and college are probably rolling their eyes, because they’ve heard me play the same songs over and over and over. And go figure that I can’t think of a single song right now. Sorry.

If you could live anywhere in the world besides your current city, where would you live?
If you know me at all, you know the answer to this: Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Tell us something about you we might not know:
Oh goodness. How about this: I broke my left arm (my dominant hand) at my 7th birthday party while I was rollerskating.

Websites you read/browse (besides blogs)
Does social media count? If not then, Anthropologie, HGTV, ModCloth, Etsy…basically, I like to “window” shop.

Favorite breakfast meal:
A burrito stuffed with sausage, egg, cheese, potato, onion, with “Christmas” (red and green) chile inside AND smothered with chile on top, too.

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