A little about me:
My name is Natalie and I'm a 30-something living in Maryland with my husband Kyle, crazy goldendoodle Layla, and two sons who are almost 2 (Miller) and 7 months old (Matthew).
I started this blog initially to document my wedding planning back in 2009 and it's evolved from there. I mostly talk about my life as a mom, our house, and my love of fashion and shopping.
Mexican! I could eat it all day everyday. My go to order is 2 soft chicken tacos a la carte.
2. Flip flops or high heels:
Flip flop girl, always have been!
3. Favorite places to shop for yourself:
J.Crew, Nordstrom, Loft, Shopbop, Target, and my current most favorite J.Crew Factory
4. Standard Coffee order:
Medium iced coffee with light cream and one splenda (I just can't give up the cream/half n half if it's regular coffee!!)
5. Road trip must have snack:
Diet coke and Chex Mix
6. DIY or hire it out?
I've always been a decent DIYer but Kyle is a hire it out all the way. He's not handy and doesn't have much patience for a DIY so we end up hiring it out most of the time.
7. Top 5 TV shows:
The Office, Gossip Girl, Dawson's Creek, Arrested Development, and Scandal
8. Favorite Book:
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
9. Favorite Form of Exercising:
Running! It's always been my go-to and I'm slowly getting back into it
10. How tall are you?
11. Do you try something new at restaurants or stick to your favorites?
Once I find a dish at a restaurant I love I only order that and never try anything else!
12. One make up item you can't live without:
Mascara- I wear it no matter what I'm doing
13. What's on your nightstand?
Iphone, ipad, glass of water, baby monitor, and lamp :) I've been trying to keep it less cluttered lately
14. What's one thing motherhood has taught you?
To enjoy the every day and be present. Even the slow mundane ones because they're a whole new adventure to your kids and it's amazing to see how exciting the world is through their eyes.
15. Music that reminds you of high school:
Dave Matthews Band!
16. If you could live anywhere in the world besides your current city where would you live?
Hmmm probably Charleston since it reminds me of Annapolis with palm trees but Kyle keeps telling me I would really love Southern California.
17. Tell us something about you we might not know:
I stalk real estate, it's my hobby. I can tell you about every house for sale in my community right now. Even though I'm not working anymore as a realtor I still love to look at real estate listings and read about the industry. To be honest I don't know if I will go back to selling but I know I will get back into the industry in some capacity.
18. Websites you read/browse (besides blogs):
Buzzfeed, Pinterest, Houzz, Redfin, Realtor.com, Popsugar
19. Morning person or Night owl?
I used to be a morning person but over the past couple of years I've turned into a night owl. I'm trying to switch that around since my kids like to get up at 5:30am
20. Favorite Breakfast meal:
Egg sandwich with feta on a croissant with a side of cinnamon roll
So tell me something about you that I might not know!
*I made this up so feel free to play along and do one for yourself if you want