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Family Friday: Five Things I’ll Never Blog About

Growing up my teachers used to say, “Good writers write about what they know.” For instance, John Grisham writes legal novels because he was once a lawyer. Since starting this blog a little over a year ago, I have tried to remember that saying with each post.

But let’s be honest… there are just some things I don’t know. Which means there are some things I’ll never write about around here. So as part of the whole Family Friday series, I thought I would give you some insight into my weaknesses.

Five Thing’s I’ll Never Blog About

1. How to Organize Your Closet

Source: google.com via Loper on Pinterest

Here’s a secret… I am not organized. Not in the least. Not in my closet, the pantry, or anywhere else. Deep down inside I want to be organized and a neat freak. I get all happy and giddy like the rest of you when my closet is all neat and pretty. Then reality sets in… I shove clothes on the shelves to get them off the bed, shoes are kicked onto the floor instead of placed on the shoe racks, coats aren’t hung back up because I have trouble reaching the top rod (I’m only 4’11”). I have a bad habit of not wanting to take the time to do things right the first time. I lack perfectionism. There I said it! Honestly, sometimes I surprise myself when I discover the places I unknowingly hide stuff. Is anybody else like that?

2. What to Wear

I’ve never really kept up with what is on the cutting edge of fashion design. My philosophy is more- if I (or ML) like(s) it, then wear it. Especially if it makes me feel good. I like to pick up a few stylish pieces every season, but normally I end up putting my own twist on everything.

Source: bing.com via Amy on Pinterest

Don’t be looking for a memo from me when skinny jeans officially go “out of style.” I’ll be wearing them until I find something else I like. If fashion were up to me, I would declare t-shirts and jeans the most stylish outfit to wear. Is anybody else with me on that one?

3. How to Style Your Hair

No clue on this one. I have struggled with it my whole life. The best thing I have learned is to accept what God has given me. Ever since I embraced my straight hair, hair styles have looked much better on me. That doesn’t mean I know what I am doing though. I can hardly fix my hair the same from day to day. My instructions to my hair stylist always sound something like, “Whatever you think will look the best and I’ll be able to fix in five minutes.” Seriously, I get frustrated if it takes longer than that. Plus with Noah crawling around all over the place now, I don’t have more time than that to devote to my hair.

4. Tips on Punctuality

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Before I was married, I might could have helped you on this one but not anymore. ML has rubbed off on me. We don’t always run behind, but arriving on time is arriving early to us. I don’t mind though. It’s so much easier if you don’t stress about sticking to a strict schedule. Occasionally, a little bit of my former self creeps in though. For instance, when we leave on road trips. Normally, I have a time in my head I would like to leave by, but I have to remind myself to be realistic and anticipate everything that may possibly set us back and just go with the flow. Throw a baby (not literally) in the mix, and it really does take all our effort to get to places on time now. Which are you… Mrs. (or Mr.) Punctuality or Mrs. (or Mr.) BetterLateThanNever?

5. Avoiding Procrastination

There’s no lying about this one… I am a procrastinator. A huge one. Always have been and always will be. In school I always waited until the last minute to start my projects or study for a test. Nowadays, I am bad about not cleaning until I notice the house actually needs it. Or with blogging for instance, I rarely ever have more than one post written at a time. Sometimes, I am still tweaking the post the morning it goes live. In my head it’s not officially late until the next calendar day. It doesn’t help either that ML is a procrastinator too. What a great pair! Do you struggle with this one too?

So there you have it. Five things I’ll never blog about. I could keep going though. There is a lot that I don’t know, but this gives you a little insight into what kind of person I actually am. A t-shirt clad, straight haired girl with a crazy closet, running behind because she was too busy procrastinating!

What are some of your weaknesses? Things you don’t know enough about to write about.

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Seven Things About Me

Last month, Kelly from Corner of Main awarded me “The Versatile Blogger Award.”  I was so excited when this happened.  Blogging is still fairly new to me, but I have really enjoyed it.  And like my house, there is still a lot I want to do to the website.

The rules of the award are:

  1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Send it along to 15 other (new/newer) bloggers.  (I’m not real sure if I have 15 other new bloggers to send to, but I’ll pass it along.)
Some people probably already know all this about me.  Hopefully, I won’t bore you too much.  (If I do, try not to hurt your head as you fall face first into your keyboard from extreme boredom.)
  1. I started this blog to chronicle the design changes we make to our house as well as to share about our family and how God is using us to bring glory to Him.
  2. Up until almost two weeks ago, I worked full time as an interior designer at a local architecture firm.  Normally, people’s first response to that was, “I bet your house is beautiful” or “I need you to come redo my house.”  But you see, my full time job was completely different than what most people thought.  Our firm specialized in healthcare design.  This meant that the majority of my projects were rehabilitation hospitals, surgery centers, or medical office buildings.  I loved it!  Although it was challenging, it was design with a purpose.  So this whole decorate your house thing is new to me.  I was freaked out at making selections for the nursery… but I love the way it turned out.
  3. Now, I am transitioning into my new job… a full time stay at home mom.  One thing’s for sure, it’s no 8-5 job.  I am a little nervous about Michael Luke going back to work soon because he has been such a big help.  But I am thankful to have the opportunity to stay home and nurture our baby girl.
  4. I am a nerd!  That’s not something you want to acknowledge in high school; it gets a little easier in college.  I find no shame in admitting it now though.  Not the “Screech” kind of nerd but the kind that loves to read, keep up with the news and politics, and goes to bed earlier on the weekends than weeknights.  According to Dave Ramsey’s personality types though, I am the free spirit when it comes to budgeting.
  5. I am not a perfectionist.  This is something I have struggled with my whole life.  Secretly, I would like to be one; but honestly, it’s too much effort!  I admire the focus it takes to be a perfectionist, but it’s just something I don’t have.
  6. I love to cook!  For anybody who knew me when I was younger, this is a major accomplishment in my life.  When I left home for college, I couldn’t even fix macaroni and cheese!  I’m no Julia Child now, but I do enjoy experimenting with all kinds of recipes and types of food.  Because of major changes to our diet in the past year (more on that later), we are also eating a lot healthier.  Almost everything is fresh, non-processed, and made from scratch.  It was a little challenging at first, but after a while, you adjust to a new way of cooking.
  7. I should have studied harder in English/grammar in grade school.  Funny how you only think that after the fact!  Every post you read has to be edited by my husband because of my bad writing habits. He leaves some of the mistakes in so that it still sounds like me.  Thankfully, English is one of his strengths.  That’s one of the ways we balance each other out.  Haha.
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