The sisterhood and my weird childhood fantasy

by Kim on January 24, 2014

Hey there!

First of all, I wanted to announce the winner of the Color Run giveaway:


Congrats Kishna! Check your email. :)

So I thought it would be fun to round out the week with a little survey action. I’m generally very lazy about surveys, because I think I’m pretty boring and who really cares what my favorite color is??

Buuut I know that I like reading other people’s surveys, and I guess a little mindless reading on a Friday never hurt anyone. So here we go!

You’ve probably seen this one floating around the internet:


The Rules:

1. Post the logo on your blog.
2. Thank the person who nominated you – thanks Katie and Holly!!
3. Answer the questions.
4. Choose 10 or so other ladies who blog as your nominees.
5. Post the links to the nominees’ blogs and notify them on their blog.

Favorite Color

This is going to make me sound like such a girly-girl, but I love pink and purple.

Every time I try to force myself to branch out and buy clothes in, like, blue or green, they end up sitting in my closet. What is wrong with me??

Favorite Animal

I’m so scared to answer this…

The truth is that I don’t really like animals that much. Sure, puppies are cute, but I don’t really need one. I used to love cats growing up, but now I’m pretty meh about them.

I did used to have a secret childhood fantasy of owning a gigantic (and shockingly domesticated) white tiger, who would lounge around the house looking exotic and cool.

white tiger

Those eyes are either saying “I respect you, my beautiful owner who raised me from a pup” or “I will eat you now.”

You’d think I would go for a golden retriever or something normal.

Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink

I think I’m supposed to say water?


Actually, I’m drinking one of these right now and it’s pretty darn tasty:


Plus, it includes blue green algae (aka spirulina = literally the most nutritious food on the planet), which I found pretty impressive.

Facebook or Twitter

I’m horrible at Twitter! I think I just get overwhelmed by it.

Sometimes I think of something funny to tweet, but then when it comes down to the actual process of getting out my phone and tweeting it, it just feels too laborious. Pathetic right?

I’m not that great at Facebook either, but I’d say my loyalty still lies with good old-fashioned FB.

Favorite Pattern


Clothes: narrow stripes

Home decor: chevron

Life: feeling sad > working out > feeling better

Football: the buttonhook (don’t worry, I had to Google that)

Favorite Number

21. Per the most unoriginal reason ever: it’s my birthday number. (Yes, my 21st birthday was my golden birthday!)

Favorite Flower

TULIPS. No contest.

The husband got me some winter tulips–red and white with evergreens–once, and it was the prettiest bouquet I’d ever seen in my life.


Well, moreso when they opened up. :)

The Nominees…

I’m sorry that this is a massive cop-out, but I hereby nominate anyone who would like to do this survey!!

The End!

In other, much more serious news, I wanted to give a shout out to Lindsay for her incredible, brave post yesterday on pregnancy struggles (It’s Not Easy for Everyone). I was so sad to read about her situation, but also so inspired to see that more and more women are feeling empowered to talk openly about this stuff.

Pregnancy struggles are much more common than we all think, and I’m not sure why it’s such a taboo thing to talk about. Let’s keep the conversation flowing!

Here are a few other blog posts I’ve seen on the topic:

Infertility sucks

An Open Letter to Parents from a Non-Parent

I Wish I Still Believed in the Stork

What It’s Like



{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome January 26, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Thanks for the reminder that I need to do this post as well! I always forget after I’ve been nominated but it is fun to read others so I should get on it! Love Tulips to but my favorite flower would a hyacinth. Smells so good!
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Katie @ running4cupcakes January 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm

I agree with you – I don’t love writing blog post surveys but I LOVE reading other bloggers! Pink color all the WAY!! Love it. And I don’t think you should give up on your dream of having a tiger lounging around your house. ;) I think Mason would love that!
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Linz @ Itz Linz January 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm

thanks for sharing :) have a great weekend!
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Don’t feel bad, I am not an animal person either. Like I think they are cute, but I want a dog and I don’t really care to be around animals period, haha!
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Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat January 24, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Loved reading your answers Kim! And, yay to purple! :-) Everyone is not an animal person, so I don’t think not having a favorite animal is that big a deal. That white tiger is gorgeous by the way!
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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm

thanks so much kim!

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