Friday, May 27, 2011

A blog award & 10 Facts

I got an award! Andrea from Chicago Quirk thinks I'm worthy, which is flattering to me because I think her blog is pretty darn neat. She blogs all about fun things to do in Chicago, which is one of my favorite things to talk about, too!
This award comes with 10 facts about me... and then 10 bloggers I want to pass it along to. So here are 10 facts you might not know.

1.) I have a bachelors and masters degree in Education, but have chosen to follow my passion and to work in the food industry.

2.) I've always been active and somewhat athletic, without excelling in any one sport. I think it's because I could never focus on one activity long enough to really get good. But I love playing sports and working out.

3.) Joe and I met the first weekend of college, but didn't start dating until fall of our Senior year.

4.) Speaking of college, I went to the University of Missouri, and am a proud Tiger!

5.) My favorite magazine is British Marie Claire, and before they sold it at Barnes and Nobel, I used to have anyone visiting Europe bring back a copy for me.

6.) I want to live abroad someday. My first choice is Paris, but anywhere in Europe is an adventure I'd love to take. I know it's not too late, too, because my parents didn't live in the Netherlands until they were older and had two kids in college.

7.) I am a sucker for bad reality TV. Thankfully, we don't have cable, so my exposure is limited. But if we did, I'd be all up to date on various Kardashian exploits, and I'd hate myself for liking it so much!

8.) Growing up, I went to 3 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools.

9.) I'm half Irish and half Italian... explains my love for beer and good food!

10.) My favorite childhood book was Eloise, and my mom took my sister and I to tea at the Plaza on a trip to New York so we could be like her.

Now, I'll pass this on to 10 blogs that I enjoy. These are a mix of real life friends and internet friends... blogging about fashion, decorating, and general life. Some have blogged forever, others are just getting started. Check them out!

Ordinary Tales
A Honey Do Home
Leather & Lace
Hey, Lady Grey
Odds and Ends
Life is Sweet*
Minted Life
Ashley Nicole Catherine
Lincoln Park on a Lark

Happy Friday everyone! Have a great holiday weekend!


  1. OMG - thank you so much!!!! And I'm half Irish and Italian, too! It's the perfect combo in my opinion.

  2. YAY! :) Love these facts!

    #8 Wow! I have to say I'm jealous. I went to school with the same people my whole life.

    #10 So fun and your mom is awesome!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Thanks so much, Erin! Love your blog, and love your list! I am also a sucker for bad reality TV, and I watch it while I edit (illegally, on my computer, because we don't have a TV.)

  4. Thank you so much for the award!! You are too sweet. :)

  5. thanks so much for the award!! i definitely want to live abroad too!


  6. Thank you for the blog award!!! How sweet!!! xoxo

    I am seriously loving your blog right now!