Thursday, February 6, 2014

You Should Know...

Mary from Eat Drink & Be Mary and Taylor from Tattered to Taylored both nominated me for a Liebster Award! Because I've received this before and already passed it on I thought it would be fun to just answer their questions. I love that the Liebster Award introduces readers to new blogs and highlights new bloggers. 

So, here are a few more things you should know...

Mary's Questions:

1. How did you pick your blog name?
Unfortunately, there's no great story behind my blog name. My name is Taylor and my favorite color is turquoise. This blog use to have a different name, but I changed it. That story is more interesting. Maybe one day I'll share it. 

2. Name a food/meal you could eat everyday for a week?
Tacos. I could eat tacos any meal everyday. If it wasn't for the husband I probably would eat them way more than humanly acceptable. Thankfully, he makes sure I add variety to my diet. 

3. If your life were a movie, which movie star would play you?
I'd go with Reese Witherspoon or Blake Lively because I like them. If the husband got to pick it would be Hayden Panettiere, but that's just because he has a huge crush on her.

4. Who is your celebrity crush?
Adam Levine and Ryan Gosling. They're pretty to look at :)

5. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Hum, I have absolutely no idea. I'm thinking open, but now I'm not so sure. I'll check tonight :)

6. What is your favorite topic to blog about?
Good question! Anything real or from my heart. Light-hearted posts are great, but I like writing about things that mean something to me. I also love reading comments and getting emails from readers who relate to what I've shared about. It's my favorite. DIY posts are fun too :)

7. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
I'm on a serious spicy kick right now, so I'd have to go with buffalo sauce or Cholula. I put Cholula on everything! If they're from Chick-Fil-A though I only dip in Polynesia sauce. 

8. Do you still live close to family?
Yes and no. We live about 30 minutes from my parents, but 3ish hours from my sister who lives in South Carolina. I love living close to my parents, but it hurts my heart to live so far from Sis. Right now, I don't see moving out of state in our future, so I'd imagine we'll always live within an hour of my parents and I wouldn't be upset if Samantha and her husband moved closer {hint hint Sis}.

9. What is a movie you could watch over and over?
I get bored with just one movie, so I have to pick a series. I'd have to go with the Hannibal Lecter movies. I hate scary movies, but love psychological thrillers. Must have something to do with my chosen career. 

10. Coffee or tea?
Coffee. Starbucks only please :)

11. If you were going to be on a reality TV show, which one would it be?
Amazing Race. I don't actually watch the show, but I know they travel around the world and do crazy things. I want to travel and do crazy things too, so it seems like a good fit.

Taylor's Questions:

1.  Boxers or Briefs?
Briefs :)

2.  What is the last song played on your iTunes?

I really only listen to Pandora now, so this will be interesting. The last song played on my iTunes was "You're Beautiful" by Phil Wickam. Great song, but goes to show you I have listened to iTunes since I was making CD's for our wedding. 

3.  What was your very first job?
Babysitting was my first job, but that doesn't really count. So, my first real job was as a Jr. Swim Coach for my summer league swim team. I had a major crush on the head coach so it was lots of fun!

4.  Would you rather be on stage or behind the scenes?

This introvert wants to be behind the scenes!! Don't put me on stage, I'll freak out!

5.  Who is your favorite actress right now?

Rachel McAdams

6.  What movie can you watch again and again and never get sick of?
Mary asked this same questions. Great minds think alike :) I'm doing to defer to my answer above.

7.  What DIY or recipe did you finish that you are most proud of?

Good question! My favorite DIY project is a toss up between my dresser or my headboard. The DIY project I'm most looking forward to is staining my kitchen table!

8.  Are you a city chick or a country gal at heart?
Tough question! I really think I could live in either places. I love the fast pace lifestyle of the city and the slower lifestyle of the country. I've always wanted to live in NYC, but don't think I could do it long term. We'll go in the middle, I'm a suburban girl at heart :)

9.  How much time do you HONESTLY spend getting ready?  
I always set aside an hour to get ready, but usually that allows time for extra things like laying back in bed, making lunch, and sending mom and sis a million pictures to make sure what I'm wearing matches. Yes, I'm 27 and I still can't dress myself. 

10.  What is the model of your cellphone?

iPhone 5. I'm an apple girl!

11. What is your guilty pleasure Disney movie?

Mulan. Hands down favorite Disney mover EVER!

Thanks for the nomination Mary and Taylor! Great job with the questions!

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  1. Man, I was already craving tacos this morning! Now I'll have to have them! :P

  2. Mulan is my favorite Disney movie, too! I really love how close you are to your family! So sweet!

  3. Your dresser and headboard turned out amazing!!! And I'm most certainly a suburban girl too :) :)

  4. I'm definitely going to have to check out your posts on the dresser and the headboard- they both turned out so pretty! (Also, I'm probably going to have "I'll Make a Man Out of You" stuck in my head all day, so there's that...)

  5. Girl, YES to Adam Levine and Ryan Gosling! Whoop whoop! And I JUST had tacos last night : ) I'm also swooning over your dresser! Gorgeous! xo

  6. Congrats on the award!! Who can't love Ryan Gosling! And I agree with all the others, your furniture turned out GREAT!

  7. I loved reading your answers! And I could really go for a taco right about now. Have a great weekend!

  8. So fun to read these! That dresser and headboard you did is amazing! I'm a taco person too! Could eat them every day! Oh and I text my mom pictures a couple days a week as I'm getting ready for work. Lol :)


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