Thursday, January 12, 2012

i was tagged!

I was tagged by Ashley of Christian Wife Life [who, by the way, I love] in a fun little blog game!
Tag! You're it!

The Rules
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. Tag eleven people and link them on your post
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

Facts About Me!
{1} We've been married six months and I still don't recognize my name as 'Katie Harris'.
{2} For the first time in 10 years I am trying to stop coloring my hair. I have naturally auburn/ strawberry blonde hair and I want to see it! I've gone almost four months without color!

{3} I've led Young Life for the last 2 years and although the free time is nice, I really miss it. Here is a picture with my girls that just graduated [except baby Bekkah :) ]. I honestly love each girl like they're my kid. They mean the world to me & I wish I was better at expressing that.

{4} I think I can fix everyone's problems. I don't know how to just listen, although I am working on it. I always want to fix.

{5} I absolutely love doing wedding hair and/or make up.
{6} Or just painting friends' nails.

{7} Sometimes I struggle with being honest. I am a people pleaser so I always want to tell people what they want to hear. Which leads me to...

{8} I just finished reading The Birth Order Book and it has honestly given me SO much clarity as to why I am the way I am. It has helped me to accept myself for my quirks slash bossiness and also given me a foundation to stand on to make improvements.

{9}  I was anti Twitter for a long time. Now that I finally got one (thanks blog friends) I love it so much more than Facebook!

{10} I have an addictive personality. When I find something I like whether its food, a beauty product, blogging, a certain brand, etc, I get obsessed with it! I think this has pros & cons because I am loyal to things I believe in, but also sometimes need to take a chill pill.

{11} I [we] already have first & middle names picked out for a boy and a girl babe.

Questions from Ashley

1. Where is your favorite place to shop?
Overall, Target.. but for clothes I am a Nordy's girl :)

2. What food could you eat every day?
Broccoli. No joke!

3. What is your favorite animated movie?
Up! Makes me cry but such a good movie!

4. What was your best subject in school?
English & Math

5. What shows are you watching these days?
Well, since we don't have cable I am discovering past seasons on Netflix. Zach and I watch Parenthood together, and when he goes to bed I watch hours of How I Met Your Mother. Love it!

6. What is your favorite blog post you've ever written?
It's a tie! Planting Roots was the first real post I ever wrote and it is very honest, no pretense, no hidden motive. But This Announcement was a huge deal and sooo exciting to write about!

7. What is something you collect?
Fun plastic plates! It started in high school when I saw a cute plate from Target with hearts all over. Now I have close to twenty & none of them match! I don't have any photos of my collection but here's an example of one I would buy:

8.What are your favorite colors to wear?
Jewel tones. I'm really fair with a rosy undertone, so jewel/autumn colors look best on me! My favorites are teal, aubergine, and mustard yellow.

9. What's your favorite physical feature on your guy?
 The way his eyes smile :) So cheesy, I know!

10. Would you consider yourself a "girly" girl?
Absolutely. But I'm also not afraid to get a little dirt under my nails.

11. What book should I get next on my Kindle?
Ahh this is a hard one! My fave authors are Nicholas Sparks, John Grisham, and Janet Evanovich -- so one of theirs!! Unless you haven't read The Help. Defintely get The Help if you haven't read it.


3. Lauren -- Lauren Darlings
4. Julie -- The Smitten Mintons
5. Alaina -- Recycled Interiors
7. Lauren -- OK Lauren

My Questions to You
{1.} If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
{2.} Why did you start your blog?
{3.} Whose your favorite Disney Character?
{4.} What's your biggest pet peeve?
{5.} How many pets do you have?
{6.} What is your favorite feature about yourself?
{7.} Favorite color?
{8.} Would you rather go to the zoo or the aquarium?
{9.} Favorite ice cream flavor?
{10.} Your roommate/spouse calls because your house is burning down. They have time to grab 2 things for you. What are they?
{11.} Favorite way to waste time?
 Don't feel like you have to participate if you don't want to!
Thanks for tagging me, Ashley! This was fun :)

Ahh, I love new blog friends.


Amanda Cool said...

Yay for YL! They seriously do feel like your kids sometimes. hah =) Seeing you with your girls just after they graduated is so encouraging!! =)

Lauren said...

Hahah too funny, I tagged you too not knowing you were already tagged somewhere else. Also, we totally asked some of the same Q's - great minds! Loved learning more about you! I'll answer my Q's here :)

{1.} If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go? Australia!!!

{2.} Why did you start your blog? To keep an online journal dedicated to B - little did I know it would turn into MY blog and she would just be a big part of it.

{3.} Whose your favorite Disney Character? Ariel (runner up: Aurora)

{4.} What's your biggest pet peeve? Friends who flake when you really need them the most.

{5.} How many pets do you have? 2 dogs!

{6.} What is your favorite feature about yourself? My positive attitude. Okay so that's a personality trait but that works right?

{7.} Favorite color? This one is really hard and changes. Probably coral. For now.

{8.} Would you rather go to the zoo or the aquarium? Zoo!!

{9.} Favorite ice cream flavor? French vanilla. Or peppermint. I can't decide.

{10.} Your roommate/spouse calls because your house is burning down. They have time to grab 2 things for you. What are they? My (and now my daughter's) teddy bear and my external hard-drive (has all B's baby pics/videos since she was born - I have them in a few places but this would be easiest to grab)

{11.} Favorite way to waste time? Sleeping, when I can get away with it anyway :)

Holly said...

New reader/follower. super cute blog :)

Laina said...

Yay! thanks for tagging me :) working on it now!

Ruthie Hart said...

so much fun! I loved reading your answers and thank you so much for including me! I was really involved in YL in highschool and many of my friends were truly changed my life!

beth joy said...

I completely understand your love for your young life girls! I have worked with high-schoolers at Eagle Lake camp for 4 summers and they ALL are very dear to me!

I LOVE your blog & I am a new follower - you should check out my blog. I would be honored! and then we can be new blog friends too!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i read the birth order book too and it opened up my eyes and i feel like it is a good thing to be me because of where i was born in the line of my siblings! and i have an addictive personality too especially when it came to sugar, seriously that was a bad time in my life because sugar equals weight gain

BeckyJo606 said...

I think birth order is so so interesting! I really am totally a first born, but it is so interesting to me how we have grown up how the birth order differences have become so much less as my sister and I have grown up.

Also, I can totally have an addictive personality as well! I like to do things in a certain order--especially when it comes to getting ready every day! :)

Elle Sees said...

totally guilty of 4, 7, and 10.