11 Things You May Not Know About Me

Hey guys! Popping in on a Thursday because Maureen over at Maureen Gets Real nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I thought it was just too sweet of her and to fun to wait on.  Thanks Maureen!

Maureen Gets Real is a lifestyle blog where Maureen shares her life as a recent college graduate now in the workforce. She shares her love of reading (I have found so many books I want to read from reading her blog), running and fun life stuff. I especially enjoy the sweet stories and adventures she and her boyfriend Alex share, their his and her first date recounts are hilarious and totally worth a read.

Today I am answering 11 questions she asked me and nominating 5 fellow bloggers to answer 11 questions of their own.

So lets get started

1. How did you come up with the name for your blog?

I share a bit about my blog name here, but in a nutshell, I wanted something that was “me” and was in line with my strive for balance in life. I love pizza, and one of my longtime fitness goals is to be able to bust out some perfect pull-ups. I was thinking of the two, and my blog name was born.

2.What has been the most rewarding thing you have found with blogging?

Blogging has given me a great creative outlet that I think I really needed in my life after becoming a mom. It has also connected me with so many amazing people, which I am incredibly grateful for.

3. What’s your favorite food?

I feel like I should say pizza, and it is definitely a top three. I could also eat tacos pretty much any time. Smoothies are also high on the list, and well food in general, I like to eat lol.

4.Would you rather be hot or cold?

Cold, I tend to run hot. Though I live in the desert and have not experienced much real cold, so I could have a different answer if I lived in a different climate.

5. What’s one trend you don’t understand?

The Tide Pods challenge, how/why is that a thing?

6. If you could have a job and housing completely taken care of, where would you move?

It is a toss-up between Kauai and London. We honeymooned in Kauai and I absolutely fell in love. I spent a semester of college in London and loved the hustle and bustle of the city. Something about London just made me feel so at home.

7. What is one thing you never leave home without? Aside from the obvious things like keys, wallet, and your phone.

I try to never leave without my water bottle or some sort of beverage. I am perpetually thirsty.

8. Chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate all the way.

9. What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

At my bridal shower: you can have something done for you or you can have it done your way.

10. What is your favorite place that you have visited?

So far Kauai, but I love to travel and hope to experience lots of new to me places, so hopefully I will be discovering new favorites in the future.

11. What’s one thing on your bucket list and why?

So many things! All the travel. I also want to go through yoga teacher training, I have heard it is such an amazing experience and would love to deepen my practice.

The hubs and I have also decided that attending the Kentucky Derby is a must do one day, complete with amazing hat.

Now to pass along the fun…

I tag:

  1. Horne State of Mind
  2.  Shooting Stars Mag
  3. With Love and a Little Self-Deprecation
  4. I’m Busy Being Awesome
  5. The Urben Life


  1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 5 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Your Questions:

  1. What made you decide to start your blog?
  2. What is your favorite thing about blogging so far?
  3. What’s the last show you binge-watched?
  4. Are you a night owl or an early bird?
  5. If you wrote a book, what would it be called?
  6. If you could go on your dream vacation tomorrow where would you go?
  7. Coffee or Tea (or if neither, beverage of choice)?
  8. What advice would you give to your teenage self?  Would your teenage self have listened?
  9. Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  Do you keep them?
  10. Who would your celebrity best friend be?
  11. What is the best thing that has happened to you this week?

Want to play along, answer a question in the comments.

Hope you have a great day!


36 thoughts on “11 Things You May Not Know About Me

  1. Hah I love pizza and tacos too, a little too much I think. I’d like to visit Kauai too, I’ve seen photos from friends and the place looks no less than amazing. Oh the Kentucky Derby would be great to see in person, think I’ll add that to my list hehe. Congratulations on the award.

  2. I love love love all things travel too! My boys are really young now but as they get older, I am hoping that my husband and I can start traveling again soon. We miss it!

    1. I totally understand, our kids are small too and it is really hard to travel with all their stuff, one day. Hope you have a good one!

  3. Aw, thanks for the nom! I’ll have to do this ASAP. It’s fun getting to know bloggers a bit better. I’ve been to London for a week and I would just LOVE to go back – but really, almost anywhere in Europe sounds kind of amazing. I’ve gotten more into the idea of the traveling as I’ve gotten older.


    1. Right, I do not get it at all. It is such a cool city, I really want to take my little family and show them my old haunts.

  4. I also love pizza and tacos! I honeymooned in Hawaii (half the time on Maui, the other half on Kauai) and loved it! I want to go back some time!

    1. I would love to check out Maui as well. I was blown away by how beautiful Kauai is. Hope you have a great day Keri!

  5. This is fun and I’ve always loved the name of your blog 🙂 Oh and come visit me in Toronto and then you can tell me whether you prefer hot or cold lol Have a good one!!

    1. Thanks Yolanda, I’m sure I would be whining up a storm about the cold in Toronto! I am not used to the cold at all.

  6. Aw this is such a fun idea! I just love the blogging community, everyone is SO supportive of each other <3 That ham and pineapple pizza you got going on was makin me drool, not gonna lie! That is my husband and I's FAVORITE kind of pizza! And when I saw you mention the Tide Pods challenge, I had no idea what that was so I just looked it up. Umm people eating detergent?! What! That's just crazy.

  7. Yum to pizza and tacos!!! Kauai is also one of my fav’s! I’ve been but the hubs has never. I told him, it can’t truly be described, it must be experienced! We hope to go together one day!

  8. What a fun survey! I love Mexican food, pizza and tacos! I have SO many new places I want to go but right now I’d probably pick Tahiti, Maldives or Australia/ New Zealand… but only because I just got back from Hawaii- lol!
    love blog surveys!

  9. Congrats! This is a great list! I just visited Churchill Downs, and toured the grounds and went to the Kentucky Derby Museum. It is amazing. I can’t imagine being there on race day. You must go!

  10. Yay – how exciting! Thank you for the nomination <3

    It was so fun reading this post! It's chocolate all the way for me, too. I've been wanting to goto Kauai for a long time; I've been to Oahu, which was absolutely wonderful, and I've heard Kauai is even more beautiful 🙂 My husband and I went to London on our Honeymoon; it definitely holds a special place in my heart 🙂

    1. Isn’t it such a cool city! I have only been Kauai, so I can’t compare it to the other islands, but it is gorgeous.

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