40 Things About Me and a Giveaway!

August 2, 2017

Today is my 40th Birthday! Toot Toot! I thought it would be fun to tell you 40 things about me so we could get to know each other a little better. I hope you like this post as this is something a little different than I usually do.

I am also doing a GIVEAWAY (shouting from the rooftop)! I am so excited for this, it is my first one.

40 Things about Me

  1. favorite decade: 80’s
  2. I love to hike
  3. food I crave: toast with butter (it’s got to be sourdough)
  4. I never drank coffee until I had my first child
  5. favorite 80’s song: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
  6. favorite Christian song: God is on the Move by 7eventh Time Down
  7. One of my favorite authors is Sophie Kinsella. I laugh out loud while reading her books.
  8. I worked 2 jobs while in high school as a file clerk at a law office and a trophy maker
  9. I worked in banking for 15  years
  10. quit my banking job after my daughter was born and went back to school to get my teaching credential
  11. favorite color: turquoise
  12. I have a colored pen addiction (like sharpie, micron, paper mate)
  13. I can’t get enough washi tape
  14. I have always wanted to open a bakery
  15. I love nature
  16. I plant flowers in my yard to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Each time I see one it’s like the first time. I am in awe of them.
  17. pulling weeds relaxes me
  18. I dislike grocery shopping
  19. I’m a little high strung
  20. I love to grow my own veggies and fruit
  21. my grandma and mom are my inspiration. I aspire to be the wonderful moms and homemakers they were.
  22. I am raising my kids without my mom, which has been very difficult. She passed away on my daughters 2nd birthday.
  23. I love to play in the waves at the beach
  24. I’m not a fan of the sand
  25. if I moved I would live in Central California along the coast
  26. I dream BIG
  27.  I love pretty things
  28. this summer I have become a master griller
  29. I bought my first car when I turned 16
  30. I sing in the car
  31. I love to be silly
  32. if I could spend all day in Target I would
  33. favorite magazine: Good Housekeeping
  34. all time favorite band: Matchbox 20 (there’s not a song I don’t like)
  35. I have a lot of faith
  36. favorite dessert: cold chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting
  37. family is everything
  38. I love to run
  39. I love to help people
  40. I play the piano. I took lessons for 11 years when I was a kid.

There you have it! That’s a lot about me. Please share something about yourself so I can learn more about you. I would love to know more about my readers.

birthday cake



Since it’s my birthday I am giving someone a gift! One lucky reader can win a copy of the book Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More by Rachel Macy Stafford.

Hands Free Life


Rachel is a New York Times bestselling author and blogger at handsfreemama.com. In her book she talks about nine habits that will help you focus on investing in the most significant parts of your life. As you read through this book you will get a new sense of urgency despite the distractions of our culture in the areas of:

  • living
  • loving
  • dreaming
  • connecting
  • creating
  • forgiving
  • flourishing

The giveaway will end August 9th at 11:59pm. I will announce the winner on my Facebook page and Instagram, so if you haven’t yet, like my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram so you’ll know if you won.

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