Today is my 26th birthday and just like that I’m officially in my late twenties – gah how has it already been another year?! It’s true what they say, ‘the older you get the faster time goes by’ and it’s truly scary! Today is extra special because it’s also our fur baby Brantley’s FIFTH birthday too! We adopted him in the month of August when he was three months old soooo I may(no pun intended) have just decided we were born on he same day! 😉 Anyways, I’m so excited to share 26 things you might not know about me and 5 fun facts about Brantley for today’s post in honor of our birthday’s! I feel like it’s kind of hard to get to know someone through social media and I love making list so this will be fun for both of us!

  1. As a kid I’d lay in bed each morning and yell”what’s the temperature” until someone answered me so I could plan my outfit accordingly for the school day.

  2. I’m a very Independent person and enjoy spending time to myself. Whether it’s a day out shopping, eating at a new restaurant I’ve been wanting to try, or cuddled up in bed watching a movie with the dogs – I’m good with alone time.

  3. I’m obsessed with dogs and trust them more than people. I mean that with every ounce of my being.

  4. I don’t blog full time and work in the fashion industry as an apparel buyer for a corporate retailer.

  5. I’m a Taurus through and through – Stubborn, Loyal, Impatient, Independent, Materialistic, Realistic. I would do just about anything for a loved one and I’m very loyal, though cross me and my guard will forever be up in our relationship.

  6. Anyone who met me from age 18 on would not view me as athletic but I actually played sports and danced my entire life up until then.

  7. If I could be anyone I would be Lauren Conrad with Beyonce’s moves.

  8. Mexican food is L I F E. I could eat it everyday for every meal and be perfectly fine.

  9. Surprise, Margaritas are my favorite adult beverage with moscato white wine coming in a at a very close second.

  10. I’ve never been camping and I don’t think I’d like it one bit.

  11. If I could ban one thing from people for one day it would be the chewing of gum, I DESPISE the smacking sound.

  12. I’m awful at putting away clean clothes. I really really REALLY don’t enjoy it and therefore may or may not have to dig through a pile each morning.

  13. My favorite classic chick flick movies include Runaway Bride, Sweet Home Alabama, My Best Friends Wedding, and The Notebook. OH! and Practical Magic and Hope Floats – love Sandra Bullock.

  14. I’d choose a fabulous pool over the ocean or lake any day.

  15. I’ve had my first ear piercings since before I turned one years old and last May on my wedding day my right ear lobe/piercing split open from being so stretched out over the years. It didn’t hurt at all.

  16. #6 spicy chicken from Wendy’s is my go to drive thru meal.

  17. My husband Erick and I are from the same small little town but didn’t ever talk or hang out until attending the same college. We now live back in that same little small town.

  18. I don’t have a favorite band or artist that i’m obsessed with and I enjoy a variety of different music genres.

  19. I live the ‘treat yo self’ lifestyle a little too fiercely… but at the same time YOLO. 😉

  20. I think it’s so important to just be yourself and not give a shit what anyone else thinks. I know that may be easier said than done for some people but at the end of the day you will never be truly happy and content unless you are confident with who you are as an individual, so do you and don’t APOLOGIZE for it. unless you’re rude, don’t be rude.

  21. I think it’s equally just as important to not judge someone else because they aren’t like you or may have a difference in opinion or views. How absolutely boring would this world be if we were all the same.

  22. I’m sarcastic and enjoy dry humor.

  23. I miss the college lifestyle of all your friends living within walking distance or a 5 min drive.

  24. I don’t understand or feel awkward silence. I’m comfortable in silence and don’t think it’s weird at all for two people not to be talking.

  25. I’m the girl with 18 different shampoos in the shower, night creams, perfumes, eTC. I call the closet where I keep them my ‘lotions and potions inventory’.

  26. I still sleep with my favorite stuffed animal bunny from childhood, buttons.


Five things you might not know about Brantley

  1. He was my husband Erick and I’s first baby and I always say he was more of an engagement ring then my actual ring itself. We had him for 3 years pre-engagement.

  2. His shelter name was Sponge Bob Squarepants – I kid you not

  3. We tried taking in a stray pitt bull mix, Finn, before getting Brantley’s little brother Brinkley. Finn unfortunately didn’t work out as he had a lot of trust issues from his past and aggressive tendencies which in turn were making our sweet Brantley have his guard up and become territorial. It luckily didn’t get far enough to become a problem with Brantley but because of that experience Brantley has some major JELLY issues in a non violent and comical way. One minute I’m begging him to cuddle with me and he just stares at me like I’m ridiculous and like he’s too cool for me and then the second I call Brinkley’s name Brantley comes running over and jumps in my lap – #jellyfish.

  4. His favorite food outside of his regular meals is peanut butter.

  5. From day one the boy has ate laying down. Lazy or smart? I say smart.



  1. Denise Porter says:

    What a wonderful blog!! We have something in common, We’re both Taurus!! My day of birth is May 3rd!! Springtime, my favorite time of year. I do deck gardening, my favorite time of year!! xoxo

  2. Simply Street Chic says:

    Happy 26th Birthday love! I enjoyed reading twenty six facts about you. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  3. Rheon says:

    Love love loveeeee! Happy happy birthday! Where was this list when I had no idea what to buy the birthday girl that literally has it all?!?

  4. LaToya C says:

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday! You look amazing! I don’t like putting up clean clothes either! They’ll be lucky to get folded! lol

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