Hello and happy Tuesday!
After going over the responses from my reader survey (that’s still open!) I noticed that a lot of you are new readers so I thought take them time to do a little questionnaire to introduce myself! I love these kinds of posts because it opens up some things that I never really talk about on the blog. Plus, it’s the beginning of the year and what better time to re-introduce myself than in January! Lets get on with the questions!
25 Get To Know Me Questions:
1. What is your middle name?:
Maria. The Nina, the Pinta and the Leanna Maria. Those were definitely Columbus’ ships, right?
2. What was favorite subject at school?:
In high school I always loved science the most. I loved doing lab classes and writing out experiments. The structure and order of science always appealed to me. In college I mostly took fashion classes (it was my major) but outside of those I really loved my marketing classes. So much so that I briefly went back to school for marketing but I never followed through with it.
3. What is your favorite drink?:
Is it lame to say water with lemon is my favorite? If so, then i’ll go with lemonade. Nothing tastier than a lemonade on a hot day. Alcohol wise? Beer all the way. I’m a huge fan of seasonal beers.
4. What is your favorite song at the moment?:
I am still obsessed with Heathens by Twenty One Pilots. I could listen to them all day every day and not get tired.
5. What is your favorite food?:
Chicken pot pie. Sushi is a close second but I could never turn down a hearty chicken pot pie. But, only if it has a homemade crust. None of that puff pastry for me. And for sushi, I love everything as long as it’s not spicy.
6. What is the last thing you bought?:
I bought a bunch of books on Amazon just before the new year. Not sure if i’ll like any of them but, they were all $3.99 or less so I’ll call that a win. I’ll have a review of them when I get around to reading them.
7. Favorite book of all time?:
I can’t say if it’s my favorite book or not but, I read this book every, single winter around Christmas. It’s called Halos and it’s by Kristen Heitzmann. It’s the perfect story to read around Christmas, it’s got a bit of mystery, and a lot of Christmas spirit. I’m Catholic and this book talks a lot about God and faith and I just love it. Aside from that, any Jodi Picoult book I’ve ever read has had me hooked.
8. Favorite Color?:
Any sort of turquoise or blue color. If you look in my closet a good third of it is various shades of blue.
9. Do you have any pets?:
Yes, 4 cats. Yup, you read that right, 4. It’s too many and my mom and I know it. 2 of them are 12 years old and are my brother and I’s cats. The third is one that’s all my mom’s and she’s adorable. The 4th is my brother’s cat that he had to give up because he can’t let him outside where he lives now and this guy needs to be an outdoor kitty.
10. Favorite Perfume?:
I’ve mentioned this perfume a ton of times on the blog and it even got a special feature in my Best Makeup of 2016 post. The brand is Fragonard and the scent is Belle Chérie and it is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever sniffed. According to the website, this is the description: A bouquet of flowers, fruits, and wood to celebrate this carefree fragrance: A top note of tangerine and star fruit, a middle note of jasmine, heliotrope and lily-of-the-valley and a back note of sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla. It smells amazing and it lasts on your skin forever.
11. Favorite Holiday?:
Hands down, Christmas. I love the magic that surrounds the holiday, the lights, the family, the gift giving and the food!
12. Are you married?:
Nope, single as can be.
13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?:
14. Do you speak any other language?:
I wish! I do have the Duolingo app (check it out, it’s free!) that I try to play with every day. I’m working on Italian currently.
15. How many siblings do you have?:
I have a brother and two step siblings.
16. What is your favorite shop?:
I’m going to be a stereotypical blogger and say Target only because they have everything! If we’re talking just home stuff though than Crate & Barrel or West Elm. My favorite clothing store at the moment is Express.
17. Favorite restaurant?:
I’m putting two here, one local restaurant and one in Venice, Italy! The Venice one is called Dal Moro and they have literally the best pasta I have ever eaten in my life. The local restaurant is called Kuma Ani and it is an amazing sushi restaurant here in Albany, New York. If you’re ever in the area you’ve got to check it out.
18. When was the last time you cried?:
I honestly couldn’t tell you. I’m not much of a crier.
19. Favorite Blog?:
There’s no way I could pick just one. Helene and Taylor are some of my favorites and of course Mistle who I stole this 25 questions tag from :-]. Wayyyy back in the day I wrote a Blogs I love post, it’s not the most updated but here’s a link.
20. Favorite Movie?:
The Town. I don’t know what it is about that movie but I love it so much. Any time it’s on TV I just have to watch it. I also really love Inception.
21. Favorite TV shows?:
I don’t watch a lot of TV but I really love How To Get Away With Murder (i’m a season behind), Orange is the New Black, and House of Cards.
22. PC or Mac?:
Neither, I use a Chromebook. But, before that I always had a PC and I still have my old laptop just so I can use my Cricut. I wish they could make it work for a Chrome.
23. What phone do you have?:
The Samsung Galaxy s5, i’d keep it forever but the charging port isn’t working too well. I’m debating whether to get the Galaxy s7 or the Google Pixel. I’d love to know if any of you have the Pixel and what you think.
24. How tall are you?:
5’9 and I love it. The only thing that I dislike about being tall is shopping for pants, they’re never long enough!
25. Can you cook?:
I can cook. Let me rephrase, I can follow a recipe. Luckily, I haven’t had any cooking disasters (as of yet) and I do a pretty good job. I’m no master, and I don’t come up with recipes on my own but I do pretty good. Now baking? That I can definitely do.
And that’s it! Let me know your answers to these questions in the comments or take them and write your own post! I love getting to know other bloggers. A huge reason I started blogging was to make new friends so introduce yourself! Also, be sure to take my reader survey if you have a minute, it’ll really help me gauge what you guys like and don’t like.