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Friday Happy Hour // Spring Edition

Friday Happy Hour // Spring Edition

Happy Friday! It’s been a while since our last round of Happy Hour questions, so I think we’re due. I’ve had so much fun with them in the past that I’ve decided to make it a seasonal feature here on the blog. I hope you’re ready for our spring round of questions!

If you’re new around here, here’s how this works: I list off a few questions, and you leave a comment answering one question, or all seven. Feel free to respond in the Comments section in this post, on Facebook, Instagram, or wherever else you’re seeing this. If you receive these posts via email, you can simply click reply with your answers and they will come straight to my inbox.

I can’t wait to hear your answers! To get you started, and to help you get to know me a little better too, I answered the questions too!

1. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Chaos, messes, and clutter. And hand prints on my stainless steel appliances. (<– Techinically—in my mind at least—those are all versions of the same thing.)

2. What is your favorite beverage?

Diet Dr. Pepper—without ice, if it’s from a soda fountain, and at room temperature if it’s in a bottle or a can. If we’re talking hot beverages, my fave is hot tea, preferably black tea of a nutty or vanilla-y variety.

3. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done (and would you do it again)?

Skydiving, and yes, I would do it again. Moving to Texas was also pretty crazy (for us, at least), and I would do that again too. I’ve come to believe that everyone needs to experience living in a place different from where they grew up.

4. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

Oliver and Company on a preschool field trip.

5. What’s a dream from your past that you’ve had to let go?

Before getting married, I’d hoped to live and teach overseas. I suppose that could still happen, but not as a single person as was my plan. I’ve also (mostly) let go of my childhood dream of becoming a professional tightrope walker. 😉

6. If you could live anywhere for a year, where would you go?

It’s a toss up between New York City, Hawaii, and Tuscany.

7. Cats or dogs?

I love both! But my dad’s cat allergies kept us from owning one when I was younger. Luke’s allergic, too, so we’ll probably only ever be dog people—once we actually get a dog, that is. (It’s one dream I refuse to let go of!)

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Lately // March 2017

Lately // March 2017

At the end of last month I was feeling emotionally battered and bruised—not because of any difficult life circumstances (outwardly, things were great) but simply due to some mental health issues that were determined to make me miserable. I knew I couldn’t keep going on that way, so I did everything I could to prompt… Continue Reading

Lately // February 2017

Lately // February 2017

I won’t try to sugarcoat it: February has never been my favorite month. Something about Christmas being a distant memory, and spring still feeling far away, tends to bring out my very worst self. The last two years were an exception; in February of 2015 we were still basking in the glory that is the… Continue Reading