20 Things You Might Not Know

While reading Jessica's post over at The Newly awhile back, I realized it's been a little while since I've shared some random facts about myself. Since I've gained a few new readers since the last time I've done this, I thought it would be nice to get reacquainted. So without further ado, here's 20 random facts you may not know about me from just reading my weekly blog posts. 

1. First and foremost in my life, I'm a Christian and love God with my whole heart. I'm by no means perfect. Every day, I say things I shouldn't say, do things I shouldn't do, and/or act in ways that I'm ashamed to admit. But that's the great thing about Jesus. He shows me grace with each passing day and each day I strive harder to be more like Him.

2. I'm one of those girls who fell in love with her best guy friend. Thankfully it didn't end in disaster and we've been married for four years now.

3. Speaking of which, Kevin and I were talking marriage long before we ever made our relationship facebook official (; Yes, we were practically engaged before we ever started dating. But as my Dad always said, "When you meet the right one, you just know."

4. I'm a homebody. As much as the thought of traveling abroad and seeing new places excites me, the thought of leaving home for an extended period of time makes me anxious and slightly nauseous. 

5. Now that I'm older, I'd rather hang with my family than my friends any day. But there is that slight exception for those friends who have became like family. 

6. I'm a planner. I have to always have a plan be it for a grocery run or a vacation itinerary. Despite that I'm OCD about plans, I'm okay if they change as long as I at least initially had a plan in place. 

7. I get so excited about Christmas now that I have a child that here it is June and I've already purchased most of my child's Christmas presents... on deep discounts of course (: Just one of the perks to early shopping!

8. I was a church secretary for almost seven years. 

9. I've taught third grade for four years now and I absolutely love it.

10. If I ever left teaching, it would be to design and decorate homes. I'm just a bit obsessed with both. 

11. When I was in high school, I co-piloted Cessna airplanes at Smith-Reynolds Airport. 

12. I'm related to the Wright Brothers, which is where my constant urge to fly planes comes from. It's all in the family, ya know!

13. I can never go anywhere without my cell phone. It's safe to say I have an addiction to it. It's probably the one thing that drives my husband the most nuts. 

14. I don't drink alcohol. Like ever. I've seen how it's destroyed people's lives on both sides of my own family so it's something I choose not to participate in. Just in case. But don't worry, I don't judge people who do. 

15. I don't drink coffee either. I don't know how you people drink that stuff. 

16. I'm not much of a sweets eater. I prefer french fries and mozzarella sticks over ice cream and cake any day. But I'll make an exception for a Krispy Kreme doughnut.  

17. I'm not one to jump on board with new trends. Hence why I'm always a year behind on the fashion bandwagon. But I prefer to spend my money on the things that are going to stay around. I guess that makes me sort of... classic.

18. You'll never catch me without earrings. Without them I feel naked. 

19. I love heels but always settle on flats. For one, in heels, I'm as tall as my husband. Secondly, have you ever seen a mama chasing a toddler in heels? I can tell you who wins that one...

20. I prefer to read over watching television & nine out of ten times, I'll be reading a romance novel.

So what can you tell me about yourself? Anything I should know!

post signature


  1. Girl, we are so similar:) If I'm going to get my caffeine kick, it's going to be with Coca Cola, not coffee. Coffee = yuck. Lol. And, as you know, I am OCD as well. To the point where I want things that people would never even see organized - like my drawers, junk drawer, etc. It's crazy, but it literally makes me feel better when things are organized. One area where we are different? Flying. I am a totally anxious flyer and prefer to avoid it whenever possible!

  2. Okay we are almost polar opposites, but we do share a love of french fries and mozzarella sticks!

  3. Haha Derek and I always were talking marriage from the start too because like you guys we were friends first. I am SUCH a homebody – it’s the best, isn’t it!? I’m obsessed with my family – I’m always asking if we can have them over or do something at least once a week. Planner – yes, Christmas – YES, no to coffee – yes, earrings always – yes, church - yes. Loved reading this and seeing all these similarities!

  4. We could be best friends we have so many things in common :) Especially the marriage, although we messed our order up, baby first, marriage second, oops.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  5. I love Christmas like a child too and I am also a homebody, but I do love traveling. I love the feeling of returning home after a trip! Xx


  6. Aw, so fun getting to know more about you!
    Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  7. I could not live without coffee-props to you for living without a caffine addiction girl!

  8. Okay, in all this time I have known you I did not know #15 and #16! We are so opposite on those! Loved this post!!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  9. I love this type of post. I think I'm going to write one. It's fun to learn more about the authors of your favorite blogs.

  10. Loved reading this! I'm marrying my best friend too ❤️

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

  11. I'm 100% with you on #14! It's nice to find someone who thinks the same as I do. I'm not a sweet eater either, give me ALL the chips and dip though! YUM!

  12. AW! I love the story of you and your husband! That is so cute. Loved learning about you!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  13. This is a great post idea! I might just have to steal it (and give you credit of course!). In relation to you #1, I'm currently in a stage that I call finding [my] faith. I didn't grow up in a strict religious household at all, so now as an adult I'm trying to figure out just where exactly I fit in. My boyfriend (who we also talked about marriage before changing our Facebook statuses) grew up a strict Southern Baptist. Luckily for me he is so supportive in this learning and expanding of my life and it's amazing!

    xx. Brittany
    Southern Soul

  14. Love this post! We have a lot of things in common including the whole feeling naked when you're not wearing earrings thing. My friends always think I sound crazy when I say that!

    Alexis @ alexis-reliford.com

  15. LOVED getting to know you better!


Hearing from you ladies always make my day, so please let me know you stopped by!