Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Simply LKJ: Blog Tag!

I know some do not like being "tagged"...but personally I love it, and love reading/learning more about my fellow blog friends.  I was recently tagged by Erin of Live Pretty on a Penny.  Erin is just the sweetest, mom of the most precious 4.5 month old, and fellow southern, Atlanta gal.  I was introduced to her by Brandi, Don't Disturb This Groove.  Brandi took the most amazing family photos for Erin recently.  Hoping to meet up with them in person this summer!!

Okay, here goes nothing...

1.  Are you named after someone?  No.  Most thought yes, Lauren Bacall.  My mother originally wanted to name me Kimberly, but after realizing most would shorten it to Kim, she chose Kim for my middle name.  (on a side note, my brothers thought it would be funny to name our German shepherd puppy Kim later on, NOT!!!!)

2. When was the last time you cried?  Hmmm, full on Oprah "ugly cry" or a few tears?   Tears, last week when I remembered it was a year ago that we lost our sweet Tyler, our beloved Golden Retriever of 13 years.    Our girls first "real" pet.

3.  Do you have kiddos?  Yes, two beautiful girls, 24 and 20 (that just hurts typing those numbers!)

4.  If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?  I think so. I am hardest on myself, but have been told I am an encourager and good listener (when my mouth isn't going a mile a minute, LOL).

5. Do you have a guilty pleasure?  Gluten free Cheese Straws (with jalapenos)...someone please take the bag away!!!!!

6.  Do you like handwriting?  Assuming mine???  Actually yes.  I get asked all the time if I am an architect...neat, perfect, simple.  And, I am a lefty...go figure!

7.  What's your favorite cereal?  Not really a fan since going gluten free!  But, GF granola is fine.

8.  What's the first thing you notice about people?  Their eyes.  Do they make contact or not.  Are they sure of themselves (confidant) or not? Teeth/Smile is a close second.

9.  What's the color of your eyes?  BLUE! So much so I get asked if I am wearing tinted contacts.

10. Scary movie or happy endings?  Sucker for a happy ending, especially with all the depressing news these days.

11. Favorite TV shows?  Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef, Master Chef Jr. (whip it like a man!), Jeopardy (like competing with hubby), HGTV Fixer Upper (Sic 'Em Bears-Joanna and Chip are Baylor grads, my #2 is attending there).

12. Summer or Winter?  Oh geez...that is a tough call here in the ATL.  Summer is so darn hot and humid, and not to mention RAINY these past few years.  And, last winter was AWFUL.  So, I am going out on a limb and saying FALL?????!!!!

13.  Hugs or kisses?  HUGS all the way around!!!

14.  Do you have any special talent?  Hmmm...I am VERY good at remembering colors and matching them.

15.  Where were you born?  Jamaica Queens, NY! (lost the accent a LONG time ago)

16.  What are your hobbies?  Blogging, decorating, DIY, gardening, reading, cooking, teaching Bible class to the littles.

17.  Do you have any pets?  Yes, 2 dogs.  A mix/rescue named Toby-his fur on his feet look like the Grinch's dog when it grows out, and he will only walk around you counter-clockwise (herding), and Kylee-the princess, a Cairn who looks like Toto, full of energy and spoiled beyond rotten!

18.  Favorite movie?  Not a big movie person (gasp).  My hubby laughs, one of the last movies I drug him to was Alvin and the Chipmunks, LOL.

19.  What color is your car?  Navy blue!

20.  What do you want to be when you grow up? I have to grow up?  Secure in my faith, happy, settled, loved! (and a GiGi...but that can wait for a VERY long time...#1 and #2).

Okay...now the fun part...tag, you're it!

Vicki, Life In My Empty Nest
Katie, Preppy Empty Nester
Christine, Suburban Charm
Shenita, Embellishments by SLR
Ron, The Uptown Acorn
Diana, Nana Diana

Can't wait for their answers!!!


Preppy Empty Nester said...

Thank you, sweet Lauren, for tagging me. Love these questions!

Brandi said...

I loved reading your answers, Lauren! So sorry about Tyler, but glad you have Toby and Kylee to keep you company. Looking forward to meeting up for lunch very soon.

Dixie Delights said...

Loved reading about you!!!! Lol at the dog named Kim :-). And your girls are gorgeous.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

So fun getting to know a little more about your Lauren! Love that cutie Kylee - I've seen Toby on your blog before but not your little fur baby!

Ron said...

Check out my blog tomorrow:)I love reading these, Lauren! I will definitely "play" along. xo

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Thanks Lauren! I was drawing a blank on all my posts this week for some reason, so this is fun :-)

Allison said...

Lauren, so fun to learn more about you. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Tyler. Toby and Kylee are adorable! Our dog, Lars, is such a huge part of our life and brings joy, laughter and love on a daily basis. He's a member of our family. Losing a pet is so hard. Your daughters are beautiful young women.

Unknown said...

Hehe...I just love this tag. Loved reading more about you. Beautiful girls!! Also, your doggies warm my heart! I love dogs:) Thanks for participating!Look forward to meet up with you very soon.

Christine @ Suburban Charm said...

Fun questions!!! So fun to learn more about my blog friends...thanks for the tag! xoxo

Tery H said...

That was fun! I like learning about the bloggers I follow. Your girls are beautiful. I know what you mean when you state their ages!! I tell mine how did that happen?! Can't wait to read the other's you tagged.

pam {simple details} said...

Fun reading all your answers Lauren! LOVE that photo of your beautiful girls and also your cute fur babies! I didn't know you had a Golden, they're the best. I'm not a TV or movie person (gasp) either!

Anonymous said...

Your daughters are stunning! What a pretty family you have :). Love reading all your answers - what fun. xx, b @being-bianca.com