The Inside Scoop

Last week, my sweet friend Carmel tagged me in a questionnaire game. I know... most of the time I see those and it reminds me of the chain mail notes we used to get back in middle school. You must resend to 47 people before third period or else you will never have a date to the spring formal! But then, of course, I proceed to read each and every word of the questionee's answers. I love finding out more about other people and the random tidbits of their life! I guess I'm just nosy like that.

So today, let's put aside guest bathroom shower curtains and moving preparation and I'll spill the beans on some random, fun facts about me! 

1. If you had a time machine, where or rather when would you go?


Maybe I've just been watching too much Pan Am or Mad Men, but there is something so romantic about the early 1960's. I think I'd hop in my time machine and take off to that era in my little pillbox hat, Jackie O shades and full circle skirted dress.

2. Diamonds or Pearls?

Well, I do live in the south... it's gotta be pearls, baby.

3. What's your favorite movie? 


Ah, this is a cheesy one. Love Actually. Love... actually is... all around.

4. When you were a kid, what was your favorite television show?


Ooh, a tough one. It's a toss up with Clarissa Explains It All, but I think the winner is Hey Dude
Ted was smokin' hot!

5. Let's pretend you found $50 in your couch cushions, what would you run out and buy?

I'd add it to the stash I've started to buy myself a one way ticket to Hawaii. I am craving warm weather, people!! How is it only February?! 

6. What is your favorite color?


For a long time, it was yellow. (Duh. I did have a big ol' yellow rug in my living room!) But I'm thinking all shades of blue are what I tend to love these days.

7. Why did you start your blog?

When friends and family started asking David and I if we ever left our house, I thought it was a good time to start sharing with them what, exactly, we were working on all the time. So I started a blog all about the renovations of our little 1952 ranch. And here we are!

8. What is your favorite home decor store?

Hm. Probably HomeGoods. It has so many different types of items that are all great quality with a killer price tag. Really can't beat that.

9. Name one thing in your make-up bag you can not live without?


Clinique City Base Foundation. I've been wearing since I was 15... old habits die hard I guess!

10. Do you watch Revenge?
YES! That show is goood. Can't wait to see what's coming up in the story line. And I consider it quality TV compared to the other trash shows I watch (ahem, Bachelor).

11. Will you still be my friend even though I made you suffer through this little game of tag?

But of course! : ) And now YOU still have to be MY friend because I am tagging all of you! Here are three fun questions I made up for you to answer in the comments to this post... and be honest! 

1.  Would you rather... sky dive or race a NASCAR?
2. What's your favorite topping at the yogurt shop? 
 [And yes, you can choose 2. When I'm there, I choose about 13 different toppings, so we're even ; )]
3. What's the coolest thing you've done lately? C'mon, brag!

Can't wait to hear all of your answers! And thanks again for tagging me, Carmel! xo


  1. I LOVED the show Hey Dude! That and Salute Your Shorts :)

  2. Oh! I loved Hey Dude when I was younger- hands down one of my favorites growing up!! Thanks for the little trip down memory lane!

    Ok, answers to your questions:

    1. Race a Nascar- even the thought of skydiving freaks me out (I hate that falling sensation)

    2. Here's a shocker- I've NEVER been to a yogurt shop. Eeek. Time to get on that, stat!

    3. The coolest thing I've done lately is go to Savannah and compete with my dog in an agility trial- not super cool, but it was a fun time!

  3. so fun to read! love actually is my favorite movie, too! and i have never heard of hey dude, so i guess that makes me too old.
    1. sky dive- i feel like that is the safer option but i am not a daredevil type so really neither!
    2.granola and raspberries... YUM
    3. became a vendor at a shop! it's so fun!

  4. Ha! I loved Hey Dude... seriously,I was obsessed with that and Home Improvement (JTT, baby!).

    1. Sky Dive
    2. Snickers, no Oreos, no bananas... I'm not good at this one.
    3. It's sad taht this is so hard to think about... I made pottery last night? It was a disaster but still kinda fun.

  5. 1. Loved Hey Dude
    2. Clinique was definitely my first makeup EVER - loved it!
    3. Favorite yogurt topping: Crushed oreos!

  6. I LOOOOOVED Hey Dude! I thought Ted was a hottie too!

    1. Would you rather... sky dive or race a NASCAR? NASCAR! I've been thinking about doing to racing experience at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for sometime now!

    2. What's your favorite topping at the yogurt shop? Granola snd M&M's!

    3. What's the coolest thing you've done lately? Registered for my first 10K! I'm so pumped about it that I've been running my best times lately. Can't wait to actually run the race!

  7. You are not the first to name Love Actually as your favorite movie, but I have yet to see it. I sense a girls only movie night in my future.
    I would rather race a Nascar for sure! You couldn't pay me enough to jump out of a plane!!!
    Crushed pretzel pieces in my yogurt. Sweet+salty=YUM!

  8. 1. That is so easy, NASCAR.
    2. I have to say that no matter what, I always get mochi!
    3. Um...geeze...probably watching Groundhog Day at the Bryant Park Ice Rink!

  9. Ha, such a fun post...I loved Hey Dude!! And my favorite froyo toppings are strawberries and gummy bears...yummy!!

  10. My favorite was definitely Clarrissa Explains It All, or Secret World of Alex Mack! And I love pearls too!

    1. I'm afraid of heights, so probably NASCAR.
    2. I get the same thing from the fro-yo shop every time: Cookies&Cream and Cake Batter fro-yo with cookie dough bites, mini chocolate chips, Oreos, and brownie pieces.
    3. My husband and I bought a house last week!

  11. 1. Nascar, because I've already been around the track before and I live in Indianapolis, its close enough that my route home from the races is blocked from traffic.
    2. Nuts, always some kind of nut like cashews, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, etc
    3. Coolest: purchased a drum set

  12. First time to your blog and I think it's amazing!!! Ummm I LOVE Hey Dude. IT comes on I think at midnight on Nickelodeon or one of those stations. I discovered it one night when I couldn't sleep. Ted was definitely my favorite.
    ok lfor the ?'s.. 1. Def NASCAR 2. I'm a loser and get the same topping every time: Peanut Butter Chips & nothing else 3. I sat on the floor at a Mavericks game last week..that was pretty cool. They were my friend's seats..not mine!!!
    I'm going to follow you now!! xoxo elizabeth

  13. This is such a cute post! What a fun idea.

    1. NASCAR...skydiving is still a bit much for me.
    2. Strawberries and almond slivers for sure. I'm obsessed with Pinkberry!
    3. I would have to say buying tickets to Puerto Rico for my honeymoon coming up in May :)

  14. Love this post! I was obsessed with Hey Dude.

    1 - totally Nascar
    2 - I don't like regular yogurt but I do like frozen yogurt with nuts.
    3 - Wow, reading all of the others I feel really boring. I went with my Mr. to brew beer for this little competition at Sweetwater this past weekend, that was pretty exciting.

  15. omg, you just threw me into some childhood memories with the Hey Dude. I loooooooved that show! And Ted, yes. I liked him too ;) Remember he was always between the girls..I think their names were Melanie and Brad? God, reaching into the depths of my brain right now! Cool post!

  16. I love Love Actually, I'm always watching it around Christmas.

    1. Without a doubt, sky dive
    2. It really depends on the flavor of yogurt, but I always get nuts, whip cream, in addition to whatever else I think would go with the flavor.
    3. It's been awhile since I've done something worth bragging about, but last June I hiked from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River and back up to the South Rim in a day.

  17. Fun post! I LOVED Hey Dude too :) There were so many great shows on Nickelodeon back in the day!

  18. I LOVED Hey Dude, and Salute Your Shorts too!

    Love Actually is also a favorite of mine. :)


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