Blog Tag

2.26.2012

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blogging (ok, you can stop laughing now...of course there's no "we", its just little old me...and there's definitely no "regular", I'm lucky if I can get one post done a week, sorry!) to bring you a fun game of blog tag. I've been "tagged" my friend Cathy of RoomRx (thanks!), so I'm playing along. It's like a get-to-know-a-little-bit-more-about-you kind of thing...by answering the 11 questions Cathy posted and then tagging 11 other bloggers to answer 11 questions I ask. Fun, huh?

Here are the rules:
  • You must post the rules.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you; then create 11 questions to ask the people you've tagged.
  • Tag 11 people and link them in your post.
  • Let them know you have tagged them.
Here are my answers to Cathy's questions:

1) Do you like to cook or bake?
Both. But I'm known in my circle of friends for my baking (not like its that good or anything, but whenever we go somewhere I usually bring a dessert). What I do not like is food shopping. Worst chore ever.

{the dessert table from our Holiday Open House this year}

2) My one guilty pleasure is....?
Reality TV

3) To unwind at the end of a long day I....?
Read a book. Speaking of, one of my 2012 goals was to get back to reading. Before Maura was born I probably read one book a week (I had a long commute on public transportation every day!) Since having her in Sept. of 2010 (and up until this new year started) I probably only read 2 or 3 books. So I'm happy to report that I now head to bed 15 or 20 minutes earlier each night and read for a few minutes. Its so nice!!

4) Where do you do your blogging?
In our "office"...cough cough...it embarrassingly looks like this and has been on the to do list for like 3 years!

{uh, obviously not the best environment for creativity! these are really old pics though, so I have made some progress in terms of getting rid of all that stuff on the floor!}

5) I could eat a whole bag/box/package of... in one sitting?
Twizzlers. I could eat 2 whole packages. Enough said:)

6) White wine or red?
Neither. I don't like wine (wish I did, it seems so fun and sophisticated and cultural)! I don't like beer either. I'm a doesn't-taste-like-alcohol kind of alcohol girl. I love margaritas, apple martinis, Mikes' Hard Lemonade, flavored Smirnoff Ice...you know, girly drinks.

7) My idea of the perfect day is....?
It's summer. I would definitely sleep late. Have an iced Starbucks Vanilla Latte (without having to actually go there and get it - I hate errands!)...maybe blueberry pancakes? No scratch that...Cinnabons!!! Spend a ton of time at the beach reading a good book with a yummy packed lunch. Shower outside in the outdoor shower. Ok, margaritas. There would be a fire pit, Smores. Maybe hit up the drive in theater..bring Twizzlers.

8) The room in my home that I like the best is...?
I've said it before, but probably Maura's nursery. It's the room we've done the most recently, so its the best example of my "style" (even though I'm still not sure what that really is). And we spend so much wonderful time together here as a family.



9) The accomplishment I am most proud of in the past year is...?
Being Maura's mom! I made it through my first full year...and had the best time ever! And she's turning out to be a pretty cool kid, so I must be doing something right!

{a pic of us from the "photo booth" at Maura's first birthday party...taken by my good friend Dena - with a vintage filter added}

10) What song can't you get out of your head right now?
Anything from the Jake and the Neverland Pirates soundtrack (remember, I have a 17 month old!). This stuff is meant for kids, but it is catchy. Especially when you listen, and dance, to it 3 or 4 times a day. No idea how to post a video, but click here to check out what I'm talking about. You'll like it;)

11) What is one item on your "bucket list?"
Go on a safari in Africa:)

And here are the 11 bloggers I'm going to tag:

Dina of Honey & Fitz
Sarah of Cozy.Cottage.Cute.
Casey at loft & cottage
Anna from My Design Ethos
Leslie of Leslie G
Courtney of reckless glamour
Michelle at Ispirato Design
Megan of Daly Designs
Karen from Karen at Home
Nicole of life by nicole
Erin from Out on a Limb

To answer the following 11 questions:

1. Name two tv shows that you must watch every week or record to watch later.
2. Do you like to travel? If so, list three places at the top of your "Must Visit" list.
3. What's your current favorite decorating color combo?
4. Do you use the "snooze" button on your alarm?
5. Are you the oldest, middle or youngest kid in your family? Or are you an only child?
6. Do you collect anything?
7. What's your middle name?
8. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
9. Are you...country or city? girlie-girl or tomboy? a talker or a listener?
10. If you had to make up a fancy label for your decorating style, what would it be?
11. What would your family and friends say is one of your best qualities? What would they say is one of your worst?

Thanks for taking the time to find out a little bit more about me! And look forward to reading more about you guys:)

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for playing Sarah, so fun to get to know a bit more about you!!!! When I got to the twizzlers answer, it totally confirmed why I like you! I love twizzlers too and always have a secret candy stash (with a rotating favorite candy)! I have to keep changing my hiding place since my kids continue to find it!
    Cathy

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  2. Hate shopping???!!! If it weren't for shopping you would never have met your first "stalker" lol!!
    Denise

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  3. You're so fun Sarah - the Twizzlers made me smile too although my answer would be something salty like Doritos or potato chips or something :) You're right, being a Mom is the BEST - what an accomplishment. And what little personalities these girls pick up so quickly. Love learning more about you - I'm with you on the grocery shopping - ugh.

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  4. Oh good, glad everyone else likes Twizzlers as much as me:)

    Hi, Denise!! Too funny, you are right...you never know what a trip to Stop and Shop might result in!!! Miss you around here. Hope all is well. Paul and I just went out on Saturday night to dinner at the Rye Tavern down in Pine Hills...we had a babysitter and everything. It was so good!

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  5. Sarah it was so much fun to learn more about you! For starters, I loved the photos you shared. Your dessert table looks magazine worthy and delicious and your family photo is gorgeous and just as sweet. I feel like each birthday with our kiddos is a huge accomplishment. I also loved that you shared your office photo. It's so real and I can totally relate to the drawn out to do list, and how my reading habits have waned since the kiddos arrived.

    Thanks also for tagging me! I've been off the grid with my sick family for the past week. What a sweet surprise when I returned to Blogland. I'm very flattered and look forward to playing along.

    Have a great day!

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  6. Yay blog tag! Thanks for including me, this will be fun!

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  7. Great getting to know some more about you. Cute family pic!

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  8. Sarah...for #11 -an item from your bucket list- we are now moving to Tanzania which is probably the only place just as awesome as Kenya for safari. You guys should totally come visit. We'll be there or 3 years so you have time to plan!

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  9. Ok it might take me a while but I will try to get to it Sarah! I was in one of these a few a weeks ago with different questions. It's always fun! :)

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  10. Hey girl thanks for the tag! Such a cute post. Unfortunately I'm not a big fan of Twizzlers, so we can't be friends anymore. :) I kid, I kid! I love the family pic of you guys- so real. Once I get a bit of time I'll try to answer the blog tag questions!

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  11. Oh and PS- I'm pretty sure I know all the lyrics to all the Jake and the Neverland Pirates songs. :)

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  12. Thanks for tagging me! Pretty sad I'm just getting to this! :) What a fun way to meet our online blogging buddies!

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  13. I loved reading this (and so glad I know about your Twizzlers obsession now)! And thanks for tagging me. I've been tagged a few times now so I guess it is high time I play!

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