real neat blog!

real-neat-blog-awardwoosh. it has been a heck of an evening. i have a lot of things about the day rolling through my mind to write about  — some realizations, some good times and maybe a belated Wine Wednesday. but for now, Spy just left in a whirlwind of activity, including Miss Girl and me having road trip him to the airport last minute for his next Europe jaunt (2 weeks). the consensus was that he could get us there faster than Uber could, even if they could get a car here in the 11 minutes they promised/it took him for final prep. sure enough, we got down to Hartsfield and back in under an hour (including curbside hugs and kisses and a much slower drive home). Miss Girl didn’t pass out on me on the car ride home and ended up in bed at roughly the same time as always. so, with working out, writing a bit, a painless Miss Girl bedtime achieved and i think i brought home a perfect box for a robot costume (more on that later), i’m feeling like i’m winning today! no, totally winning. super impressed with all of us, for sure.

all that said, it seems way easier to post up another set of award Q&As than to process and write about all the day’s events and (good) feels right now. so . . . without further ado, thanks again for the shout-outs, K. Leighann! please, y’all, look her up — guaranteed good reading! and here goes . . .


  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  • Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  • Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

i’m going to nominate before i answer questions because i think that is really important. these are some of my new favorite blog reads. if y’all have already done this and don’t want to do it again or don’t do these awards or whatever  . . . just know i love reading your blogs! my questions for you are the same as below (i know. i slack.). i look forward to reading your answers!

Oscar Relentos
Going with the Flow
The Ugly Duckling’s Life
You’ve Been Hooked
Coffee & Coture
Kendall Ashley | Distracted Blogger
Megan Elizabeth

1. What is your favorite “jam out” song? One you can’t resist to get excited about-perhaps even lip sync to!

hands up for the weekend, y’all!

and also still Blank Space. Miss Girl and i have an awesome time pulling out our best TSwift in the car. don’t judge. we listen to a lot of Radio Disney ’round here. it’s for sure a step up from the CDs she used to bring home from school.

2. Do you prefer to blog about your opinions or life experiences?

life experiences, obvs, but i think i insert some opinions/POV in here occasionally (sorry, Texas). i’m actually trying to re-evaluate what i’m doing with my blog, what i’m writing about and would really like to write more thoughtful/opinion-based pieces, but it’s tough. they take a lot more time and you get lots more opinions back. with the 2016 election cycle starting to kick in, y’all may see more of that coming out . . . for better or for worse.

3. What’s your guilty pleasure?

gaaaahhh. anything that means time just for me seems like a guilty pleasure — writing here (or anywhere) included. but also, currently, watching Southern Charm. and getting a massage. always.

4. Do you ever get “bloggers block”? How do you get around it?

all. the. time. i just came off this amazing vacation, where i had a lot to post that i thought people would be interested in (and were!). but now, back to reality, and i’m struggling a little. in the past, i have made an ed cal for myself and have tried to spend some time looking ahead and giving myself targeted dates and post topics, holiday DIYs, etc. when i get behind on that, though, i usually look at Daily Post to see if it sparks anything or just think back on my day about what was cool or interesting or made me think. it’s kind of surprising how something that seems so boring to you can be interesting to a lot of other people — it’s all about how you tell your story. i also love daily/monthly challenges as a way to keep writing on the regular. it’s hard, y’all!

5. Ever have to write questions and run out of questions?

no, but i think i’m about to! 😉

6. Do you have pets? What kind? Names?

detailed in my About page. they are effing ridiculous. all of them. current sitch with dogs as i write, below. cat is on one of the other striped chairs under the table out of sight. they all will sleep on the bed while Spy is away, btw. and Lily (the puppy!) is getting to be giant, it’s not just perspective in the photo!

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7. What’s the strangest question you were ever asked?

wow. weak finish on my part on this one. i’m not sure i know. honestly, there was probably a lot of booze involved for whatever it was! and it probably totally made sense at the time.

so thankful (again) for the props and being included in this! have a happy rest of the week, everyone


  1. The Hook

    1) “Stars” – One Republic. (Tell anyone and I’ll sic an army of vicious Shih Tzus on ya.)

    2) I’m a bellman, so work experiences are my bread ‘n butter.

    3) Twitter. I spend waaay too much time there.

    4) I’m currently experiencing “Blogger’s Block.”… can I get back to you?

    5) All. The. Time.

    6) A Shih Tzu named Chelsea who gets treated better than I do by the rest of my family.

    7) A guest once said to me: “I have multiple personalities… do they all have to tip you?”

    Thanks for the blog love, Kristin. I look forward to getting to know you better. You rock, by the way…

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