Birthday Q & A

Happy Wednesday and happy birthday to me! I must say, turning 36 feels pretty great. I remember being younger and thinking how old 36 seemed to me, but now that I’m here, I feel so young!

To celebrate my birthday, I thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A with you all! It has been a super long time since I have done one, so why not?!?! I will say I had a ton of business related questions-more than I thought I would-so I decided to separate those into a different business Q&A post that I will do at a later time! 

I must say, 35 was a great year for me-probably one of the best of my life, and it’s going to be so hard to top. I can’t wait to see what 36 is going to be like-I’m so excited!

What moisturizer do you use/what is your skincare routine?

I actually just shared in my post on Monday that I am a consultant with Rodan + Fields, although I am terrible at it, lol! I have been using it for several years and love it. Currently, I am using the Rodan + Fields Reverse Regimen along with the Redefine Multi Function Eye Cream.  I have been pretty lucky and have had good skin all of my life, although it’s been within the last 4 years that I’ve truly started taking care of it. I know I should have started sooner, but it’s better late than never! 

How did you and your husband meet and how long have you been married?

Ryan and I have been married for almost 13 years-yikes! We graduated from college in 2004 and got married in 2005-we didn’t waste any time, did we?! We’ve been together though for 17.5 years.

We were both at Elizabethtown College for freshman summer orientation. I saw Ryan and his roommate Steve (he and his wife are Charlotte’s Godparents) and thought they were so hot, particularly Ryan! Little did I know he had spotted me as well. According to him, he had told his best friend about me that summer, calling me “Miss Capri” because I had capri pants on. 

When school started that fall, we would see each other frequently because we were in the same dorm room. He did all kinds of things to impress me, like coming to my dorm room to borrow some bread with no shirt on LOL (my room mate and I were terrible…we knew he would do it so we told him the only way he could borrow some of our bread was if he came with no shirt on!) and telling me he had two jet skis (which we still pick on him to this day for that). 

One night before his most important soccer game of the season I had a tad bit too much to drink and was throwing up. I made my roommate call him (from our telephone-not our cell phones, because we had actual telephones back then) and sure enough he came to hold my hair back for me! I woke up later to him laying on the floor of my dorm room-I had asked him why and he said he didn’t think it was right to sleep in my bed with me-sweetheart right? I promptly got out of bed, brushed my teeth (because gross drinking/throw up breath) and kissed him. The rest is history! 

Our first year together….my frosted eye shadow and his blonde hair!

(The lightpole where we met!)

Where do you have the best luck with finding swimsuits?

Recently I have had the most luck with Swimsuits for All and Old Navy. Swimsuits for All bathing suits are a little more on the expensive side, but the quality is excellent and they hold up very well. 

What does the perfect day look like to you?

Not working! LOL! Just kidding. A perfect weekday would be getting the girls off to school and heading into work for a couple hours (instead of working the whole day), grabbing lunch for myself at McDonald’s (yes, fast food. Hate me, but I love it and wish I could eat it every day, so on the perfect day yes, I’d eat it!), maybe getting a massage, and then coming home to relax! 

A perfect weekend day would be one of my Sundays. I am off on Sundays-it’s the only day of the week that Ryan and I both have off, so it’s literally the only day of the week we spend as a family. We go to the 9:00 gathering at our church, then Dunkin’ Donuts, do a blog photo shoot, then grocery shop at Aldi’s. I think spending the rest of the day relaxing at home, playing board games and maybe going out to eat would be perfect.

What are your thoughts on capsule wardrobes?

To me, they aren’t for everyone. They are a great way to pair down your wardrobe, but that can be challenging. I have tried before (years ago) and it just wasn’t for me. Maybe if I would have stuck with it, it would have gotten easier with time, but I just didn’t care for it. I really love to have a lot of options in my wardrobe, so I just could never get on board with capsule wardrobes!

What are your favorite t shirt brands?

Target and H&M are my go-to for tee shirts. I kind of like more inexpensive ones because I tend to go through them pretty frequently. I like Target because they are affordable, but I love H&M because of their length. They come in a lot of colors and the quality is so great! 

What is your favorite flip flop?

I don’t wear flip flops that often, but as far as sandals, most of mine are from Target. They always seem to have a great selection of on trend, affordable sandals! 

Bras-where do you find yours?

I feel like I should be better at finding bras, but I am not! I desparately need new ones but just always put it off! Mine currently are Warners from Kohls. I like them because they go up higher on the sides to help with the whole sideboob thing. I wish I was more help with this! I have heard really good things about ThirdLove….I hear they do a great job with finding you the perfect bra!

Is there a style/type of clothing you would never wear?

Never say never!! I like to be pretty open minded when it comes to things that I wear, so I typically try to not write off something before I at least try it on. I will say though, that bodysuits might be something that I won’t wear. I wore them in jr. high when they were popular, but I just don’t see them being comfortable on my 36 year old body! 

Should I be following you on facebook or other social media or is all content the same?

You all can follow me on both! I tend to post the most on instagram, but I will share some things on facebook that aren’t on instagram! I don’t have an newsletter or email notification set up yet (a goal for 2018) so I share my blog posts on both! 


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