20 Facts

I was tagged on Instagram to share 20 facts about myself, and figured this was a fun way to also introduce myself to a few of my new blog readers. Hope you enjoy reading some of the very random quirks I have. :-) Happy friday friends!

Hanna Mac Photography

Photo Cred: Hanna Mac Photography

1.) My parents named me after a dog. Thanks mom.

2.) I’ve accidentally been telling people I’m 28 all year…I don’t turn 28 until Dec 26th.

3.) Speaking of my bad memory, I’ve NEVER remembered my wedding anniversary. In fact, our 10 year dating anni passed on Tuesday and I forgot.

4.) My husband & I eloped to Vegas and had a total stranger as our witness. It was the best decision ever. Elvis didn’t officiate…biggest regret ever.

5.) My favorite foods are Thai & Mexican. I love lots of herbs and spices…and chocolate.

6.) My favorite color is coral.

7.) I need at least 8 hours of sleep (my husband says its more like 14 hours) or I’m a total b!+<h. I don’t see why letting me sleep in every day is an unreasonable request?!

8.) I was mugged when Camryn was 6 months old, and my wedding ring was stolen. (Neither of us was harmed)

9.) I wear a size 8 shoe but always try on a 7 1/2 first…I secretly want smaller, cute feet. My feet are not cute, at all.

10.) I have an older sister that’s 6 years older, and a little sister that’s 15 years younger.

11.) I wore braces twice. I wore retainers never. I need braces again.

12.) I’ve been wearing the same yoga pants 3 days in a row. Don’t judge me.

13.) I’m a homebody but I have wanderlust. If I’m not on a plane at least once every 3 months I get antsy.

14.) I only have a handful of friends. I’m very guarded in real life.

15.) I’m addicted to pillows. I have a closet full of nothing but pillows that I store and rotate year round. My sister texts my husband when we go shopping and I buy more pillows. She’s a nark, and trying to have an intervention on me. I bought a new pillow today. Suck it sista! (But don’t tell my husband)

16.) I swear like a sailor. My mom hates it. My dad swore a lot, so I blame genetics.

17.) I LOVE getting mail. Cards, postcards, packages, they make me so happy!

18.) I’m horrible at doing my own nails.

19.) I’m also impatient (which is probably why I can’t paint my own nails).

20.) I have absolutely no sense of direction. If I’m going somewhere for the first time I give myself a 30 minute buffer to get lost. Im also a human homing device, and find myself driving home sometimes when I meant to go somewhere else.

I tag all my blogger friends – you know who you are – I want to read about you and your weird, quirky selves.

XO – Samantha

P.S. Random facts #21: I hate my husbands hair in this picture. It was a bajillion degrees out, and I think even his hair products said “I quit!”.

Sick Day // 99 Questions Tag

My husband shared his cold with me, so I spent most of yesterday laying on the couch watching The Little Mermaid with Camryn. Thank you Mom for that wonderful gift, it has been a lifesaver!

While I’m relaxing, drinking my tea, and trying to fight this cold, I thought I’d let you guys know a little more about me. I saw this 99 Questions tag going around on YouTube, and I thought it’d be fun to do, just minus the video part….because I look ratchet, and nobody wants to see that!

Here we go.

1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Open. My husband & I have separate walk-in closets off our master bath, and we rarely close the doors. Although, both our closets are crazy messy since our vacation, so maybe we should close the doors. :-\

2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?

Uhhh DUH! Doesn’t everyone? No? They’re just so cute, and little, and useful.

3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

Out. I’m a mover at night, and I hate feeling trapped.

4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

No. That’s illegal.

5:Do you like to use post-it notes?

I try to avoid them, even though they tempt me with their fun neon colored selves. I try to use the notepad on my phone, or a real notepad that I can keep running notes on.

6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?

I cut coupons and give them to my sister, who unlike me, is organized enough to remember to take them to the store….and use them.

7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?

Bees. Bears have giant teeth and claws. No thank you.

8:Do you have freckles?

I am a giant freckle.

9:Do you always smile for pictures?

Yep, like a cheeser.

10:What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who leave the toilet seat/cover up. I’m not talking about the seat you sit on, I mean the lid. I hate seeing inside toilets, its gross. I think I’m the minority of people who close the lid after every use though. Side note: If you’re ever at my house, I’ll always know where you’ve gone potty, because the seat will be up. I know, I’m weird.

11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

OCD much? No, I don’t.

12:Have you ever peed in the woods?

On camping trips, sure, but I don’t make a habit of it.

13:What about pooped in the woods?

No. I would rather die.

14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?

My daughter and I have dance parties almost every morning, and it’s almost never to music. Sometimes I sing “Let’s go to the beach…each…Lets go get away…” like I’m Nicki Minaj. Man my kid is lucky to have such a cool Mom!

15:Do you chew your pens and pencils?


16:How many people have you slept with this week?

Well, since I’m married, this could be a dangerous question….Just Kidding! One, of course.

17:What size is your bed?

King. My husbands a bed hog, so if there were a larger size, I would buy it!

18:What is your Song of the week?

Lorde – Royals

19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

Why not?

20:Do you still watch cartoons?

Do I watch anything but cartoons? That’d be a better question. I have a 2 year old, so yes, I watch a few cartoons.

21:Whats your least favorite movie?

American Psycho. The hubs loves it, but I just get really bored.

22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

Wouldn’t this be a good problem to have. Hmmmm…probably somewhere really hard to get to, like on top of a mountain or something.

23:What do you drink with dinner?

My husband makes me drink water, because otherwise I never would. That should be my New Years resolution: Drink more water!

24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

Ranch, always.

25:What is your favorite food?

I’m obsessed with Pain Au chocolat since we visited France. I could eat them all day, everyday.

26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

That’s a tough question….let me think about it and get back to ya.

27:Last person you kissed/kissed you?

My daughter, goodnight.

28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

Sure was! I was a brownie, and a girl scout. Those were the days!

29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

No, and the general public thanks me for it!

30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

Yesterday. Mailed my friend a card and a necklace she left at my house.

31:Can you change the oil on a car?

I can check the oil, but I don’t think I could do a full oil change.

32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

Sure have.

33:Ever ran out of gas?

No, but I’ve pushed the envelope a few times.

34:Favorite kind of sandwich?

Turkey with bacon, avocado, jalapeƱos, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onions, O&V, and S&P on white. How’s that for specific?!

35:Best thing to eat for breakfast?

Pain au chocolat

36:What is your usual bedtime?

Around 11

37:Are you lazy?

I can be, but lazy and mom don’t usually go together, so it’s infrequent.

38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

Cat in the Hat (because my name is Sam)

39:What is your Chinese astrological sign?

I’m a rat. Go figure.

40:How many languages can you speak?

English, and about 100 words in both french and spanish.

41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions?


42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs?


43:Are you stubborn?


44:Who is better…Leno or Letterman?

Ellen Degeneres?

45:Ever watch soap operas?

My mom watched General Hospital my whole childhood, so I feel like I have, but no.

46:Are you afraid of heights?

Yes and No. I started getting odd anxieties after having my daughter (fear of losing her, fear that something would happen to me and she’d be without a mom, I dunno…) so occasionally I get nervous with heights….and flying, driving, and anything else dangerous. Basically I’m just saying I’m a mom. HA!

47:Do you sing in the car?


48:Do you sing in the shower?

Even more poorly.

49:Do you dance in the car?

Well since we’re letting out all my skeletons, yes, I do that even better than I sing.

50:Ever used a gun?


51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

February. Fam Photos.

52:Do you think musicals are cheesy?

No, I love them.

53:Is Christmas stressful?

Yes, but I love every minute of it.

54:Ever eat a pierogi?

I’m sorry, a what?

55:Favorite type of fruit pie?

Cherry a la mode

56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

Surgeon, but I realized I was definitely not dedicated enough for that many years of school, nor was I intelligent enough. I decided to manage an Orthodontic Office, but a few years later I got pregnant, and wanted nothing more than to be a stay-at-home mom.

57:Do you believe in ghosts?


58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

Yes. It’s so weird. I wonder why that happens….

59:Take a vitamin daily?

No, but I should.

60:Wear slippers?


61:Wear a bath robe?

Yes. My husband brought me home a silk robe from Singapore that I love.

62: Do you wear pajamas to bed?


63:First concert?

Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.

64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?


65:Nike or Adidas?


66:Cheetos Or Fritos?

Hot cheetos.

67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?


68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?


69:Ever take dance lessons?


70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

Well I hope my current spouse is also my future spouse….so being a computer nerd?!

71:Can you curl your tongue?


72:Ever won a spelling bee?


73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy?


74:Own any record albums?


75:Own a record player?


76:Regularly burn incense?

No, but I burn candles 24/7

77:Ever been in love?

Yes, madly. Still am. Lucky me!

78:Who would you like to see in concert?

Adele & Justin Timberlake again

79:What was the last concert you saw?

Either Dave Matthews or George Strait. I can’t remember. Oh, never mind, Randy Rogers!

80:Hot tea or cold tea?


81:Tea or coffee?


82:Sugar or snickerdoodles?


83:Can you swim well?


84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?


85:Are you patient?

Not even a little.

86:DJ or band, at a wedding?

I dunno. I didn’t have a formal wedding. Probably a DJ.

87:Ever won a contest?


88:Ever have plastic surgery?


89:Which are better black or green olives?

Mmmmmm BOTH!

90:Can you knit or crochet?


91:Best room for a fireplace?

The family room.

92:Do you want to get married?

Already did. Don’t ever want to do it again, I’ll keep the one I have.

93:If married, how long have you been married?

3 years

94:Who was your HS crush?

My husband. <3

95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

Seriously? No. I’m an adult.

96:Do you have kids?

Yes, and 2 year old daughter.

97:Do you want kids?

I want one more. Working on it! ;-)

98:Whats your favorite color?


99:Do you miss anyone right now?

Too many people to list. Most of our family and friends are in other states, so I’m constantly missing them all!

WOW! If you are reading this, then I applaud you! That was LONG. Phew! I hope that didn’t scare any of you away…Come back tomorrow for my Lust List. Trust me, it’s a goodie!

XO – Samantha


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