blogger chain mail.

mail call! {av} from long distance loving tagged me in a little blogger quiz, and i'll admit i love a good list, so here it goes: 

FAVORITE FLOWER? lilacs! i had purple lilac bushes at both of my childhood homes (we moved when i was in 5th grade). the smell is SO comforting to me and they will always remind me of my family. i also love lily of the valley (i was sad to see the little bell flowers used as a weapon on breaking bad!

MOST / LEAST ORGANIZED SPACE IN YOUR HOME? my closest is CRAZY organized...with clothes lined up by sleeve length (and color). shoes are in boxes with photos attached to the outside and my statement necklaces are hung up on display. i find a lot of comfort in being able to find what i need in my closet very quickly. the least organized spot in our condo is our office/guest/storage room with the always-growing pile of stuff that needs to go to goodwill. it's a mess and 99% of the time i prefer to just shut the door. 

WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU READ RECENTLY THAT REALLY MOVED YOU? the glass castle by jeannette walls. i was really animated when i read this book...lots of "whhhhat" and quite a few tears. it was well written and i still can't believe it's a true story. it makes me want to hug my future kids and never let them go :) 

WHAT DISH ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AT THANKSGIVING DINNER? pumpkin pie for dessert and the next morning for breakfast....and maybe more later that day. #bringontheFATpants

HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE? i don't drink coffee or tea. i have a strawberry crystal light with caffeine once a day. that's about it, unless im feeling crazy and have a diet pop (coke,mountain dew or dr. pepper) with dinner or while i am watching a movie.

WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL? i miss senior year, i had a very relaxed schedule. i took 3 classes (one of which was home ec.) and after i was done passing out the food we made to friends, i got to leave school a little after noon. im not sure how this happened but it was a breeeeeze. other than that i miss seeing my high school friends on a daily basis-- luckily i am still in touch with one of them.

MOST MEMORABLE CONCERT? ten out of tenn, december 2008 with my best friend jen at schuba's in chicago. it was the BEST - it was so snowy outside but inside it was so cozy and happy! the concert introduced me to lots of great artists (including two of my favorites: griffin house and katie herzig). AND there was a photobooth before those were all over the place. 

HOW DO YOU UNWIND BEFORE BED? my husband and i always watch the wgn news (yep im a grandma) and we spoon. tell me what's better than that?!

DOTS OR STRIPES? stripes AND dots. im not going to choose. but if i have to i'd pick stripes. i love dots but they can go very, very wrong. 

and i want to add a new one... FAVORITE U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL CITIES? charleston, south carolina; portland, oregon; chicago, illinois; barcelona, spain; santorini, greece and paris, france!

and since it's bloggin protocol to "tag" other participants...i'd love to see what's on tiffany, alexa, christina and shelby's list. 


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  1. I love lilacs too. They don't get enough credit! :) ill have to read the glass castle!

  2. I heard the Glass Castle was amazing, It has been on my reading list forever. Hopefully I can finally find time to read it soon! I love Charleston too!

  3. I've heard really good things about The Glass Castle–I'm definitely going to pick it up!

  4. oh my gosh, you took the words out of my mouth with the lilacs. i love them and miss them so much. i grew up smelling them in massachusetts, and like you said, it's so comforting. i have yet to find a candle that smells like real lilacs. "and we spoon." heheheh love that. thanks for tagging me! i may have to do this next week! :) or tomorrow. ha. xo

  5. That is such a fun list. I am so looking forward to pumpkin pie as well and I couldn't choose between dots and stripes. They are both awesome:) Muah

  6. Love reading about my favorite bloggers! Your closet is amazing! The Glass Castle was phenomenal and our smaller guest room is a total dumping ground too, ha. Thanks for the list challenge - I'll have to take you up on it :)

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  8. This was fun to read! Don't worry, you're not the only grandma, spooning & watching the news is by far one of my most favorite things :)
    Isn’t That Charming.

  9. Love this list and your answers! Dots and stripes?! Who could ever choose!!!!!! :)


  10. Loved finding out more about you!

    On a side note... what program did you use to make that collage? Superb work!

  11. I love when bloggers do these!! Those spoons are seriously awesome! xoxo

  12. i can't choose between dots and stripes either, but i do love love the glass castle. are you on good reads?

  13. More than anything I wish my closet was organized! I'm seriously struggling in that department of my life - I think it's the tiny Chicago apartment's fault though ;) xx

  14. I love that your closet is crazy organized - I love when mine is all in order :)

  15. I love stripes AND dots, too. Thanks for being a double advocate, haha! I loved getting to know more about you.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  16. my closet isn't organized--on my list! but my makeup/hair/nail products are really organized in a system that makes sense to only me.


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