Alright, so this has been me since I said "Hey, a getting to know me blog hop! That sounds like a fantastic idea, sign me up!"
I know you're thinking what the hell lady, how hard can it be to tell us a bit about you. Well let me tell you, it has been agonizing for me. I mean I question myself on what you would want to know, how would you want me to tell you about it, are they going to be horrified to learn that I am seriously just some boring ol woman from the East Coast?
So then I had a few beers
I may have whined on Facebook some
Asked my husband for help which got me responses like these two:
1. In your best Suessical voice tell them: "I do not like people who smack their food, so close your mouth, don't be rude.
2: When I mentioned a good blogger friend was doing a top ten list and I didn't want to do the same cause that would just be rude he said: " Do a top eleven list and then title it ' Mine go to eleven'
Then I thought, 'Oh what the hell, instead of just sitting here talking to everyone about it and working myself into another tick (seriously guys, my left eye has been twitching for weeks...weeeeeeks!), I am just going to lay it all out there.' So here is the deal. I am just me. I am not anyone really exciting.
I love books, way too much for my own (or my children's) good. Paranormal Romance is I think my favorite but like the blog says I Read All the Books. Some of the books that have had the biggest impact on me though are:
The Borrowers, Mary Norton (The first book I read on my own)
The Horatio Hornblower Series, C.S. Forester (Simply Epic)
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (Mr. Darcy...Ahem.)
The Bloody Jack Series, (another Epic tale, only about an amazing girl) L.A. Meyer
The Mortal Instruments, Cassandra Clare (The series that hooked me on Young Adult)
The Lords of the Underworld, Gena Showalter (The Series that hooked me on Paranormal Romance)
The Shatter Me Series, Tahereh Mafi (Because her writing is like poetry and Warner...Ahem)
I love to bake and spend a good portion of my time when I am not reading or homeschooling my two girls baking what I call Drunken Cupcakes. They all have a beer based cake, usually a ganache or some type of center, and then a liquor based frosting. Hmmm, let's see, one like this that I calll The Kraken (Hefeweizen yellow cake, a chocolate ganache center, and rum infused vanilla bean butter-cream frosting)
Make sure to let me know if you will ever be at the same book event as me and I will make sure to bring you some.
I am a lapsed runner and Irish dancer:
Sadly I injured my leg a year ago and have struggled to come back, but I am fighting my way back and I signed up to run the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge in February....Ayyyy, I need to get my legs in gear fast!
I love going to Renfaire with my family and getting dressed up: (Oh, those were my running days, lol)
I listen to music almost non-stop ("Put it up to eleven."), and am particularly fond of Indie music, Carbon Leaf, Apache Relay, Dawes, etc. Hozier is of course on rotation almost constantly right now, but my favorite band is Frightened Rabbit out of Scotland. I actually came across this band in Jeri-Smith Ready's YA series, the Shade Series and fell hard! I even went out and got a tattoo of some of their lyrics (side note, I have 9 tattoos and new one, book related, planned, eep)
This is from one of the Frightened Rabbit concerts here in DC, I met lead singer Scott Hutchinson, squuueeee!
I met my husband in high school (I won't admit to you how long ago that was) and have been an Army wife for 17 years now, this is our 9th PCS. I can't tell you what my husband does for work (he used to fly Chinooks), no no, I wouldn't have to kill you...I honestly don't really know, because then I guess, he'd have to kill me. *wink*
I have two beautiful girls, who I home school and who can make me smile on the worst of days and growl on some of the best ones, haha. They are my little miracles and even though they keep interrupting as I try and write this post I can't imagine life with out them.
(Thank you to my friend Jennifer Pack for this fun picture.)
Two dogs, Fae an Argentine Dogo and Blue a Catahoula Leopard Dog, who have something against the UPS/Fedex trucks...not the drivers, just the trucks. You can imagine how my book addiction makes things challenging for them. It's a stressful life as you can see.
I also have two hermit crabs, but we won't talk about them because I can't be sure that they are still with us right this moment. Oldest seems to struggle remembering to water and feed them, yet she wants a snake or a bird, or an iguana, or a zoo.
So in a nutshell, that's me and I will totally understand if you want to pretend like you don't know me anymore.
BUT before you go running away in embarrassment for me....Make sure you scroll on down and enter the give away for my favorite books and check out the other blogs on this hop. I can't wait to learn a few things about everyone else and see just how much I embarrassed myself here, hahaha!
Have fun hopping all!
BORING?>!?! Pshaw lady! you are the furthest thing from boring look at all the cool stuff you do!!! Love the dress up time and cute family and DOGGIES! Whoop whoop east coast!!ReplyDelete
~Britt @ PleaseFeedTheBookworm.com
I am also from the east coast northeast to be exactDelete
I have learned so much about you that I don't know where to start. An Army wife that home schools? *bows down* I send my kids to daycare even on days when I don't work!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop!
Thank you Kat, I had a great time putting it together even if I did stress about it. Trust me when I say there are many days I wish I sent them to school, haha!Delete
I admit I already know you. I always enjoy your blogs and learning more about you though. You Rock!!!ReplyDelete
No, you ROCK! Thank you dear! <3Delete
I met my husband because we both love Harry Potter.ReplyDelete
That is awesome! The family that reads Harry Potter together stays together! My oldest has just started The Chamber of Secrets. :-)Delete
Our family does absolutely nothing but watch TV on Harry Potter Weekends.ReplyDelete
I love that! As my oldest finishes each book we let her see the movie. Can't wait until she has read them all!Delete
I enjoyed learning about you. I love the Mortal Instruments too! I haven't read Shatter Me yet, but I've heard good things. I'm drawing a blank on personal facts, this is hard! I have a rabbit named bunny. :)ReplyDelete
Ahh, my youngest wants a bunny so bad, but we've got some pretty big dogs so I am not sure its a great idea, lol. I of course will tell you that the Shatter Me series is amazing, lol.Delete
I've been to every Harry Potter midnight release party since Goblet of Fire.ReplyDelete
That is so awesome! I am loving all of the Harry Potter fans!Delete
I'm terribly indecisive about everything, food, books, all the stuff.ReplyDelete
*whispers* me too! I think that is why I read so much and so many different things and why it was so hard for me to do this post, haha.Delete
What a fun post with all your photos! I loved the Borrowers! It made me smile to see them on your list.ReplyDelete
I am so happy to see another Borrowers fan. After talking about it I think I am going to have to do a re-read! I haven't read it in years, but it has always stayed close to my heart. :-)Delete
I want to know where you get all your fun outfits for the photos & larping!! Love them!ReplyDelete
Ha, the teal dress came from a shop called Lindy Bop, and I need more! :-) my Irish Dance dress is the dress of the school I attend McGrath Academy, I had to have it made for me. And my RenFaire gear all came from the shops at the Maryland RenFaire and I need so much more of that too, haha!Delete
1. Your outfit in your twitter pic is totally rad! I WANT IT.ReplyDelete
2. Your giffage is PERFECT.
3. I'm a little glad I completely forgot about the hop until the day of and therefore didn't have time to agonize over what to write haha
4. Oh my god! I watched the Horatio Hornblower miniseries as a kid and I fell head over heels in love with him. It was literally painful to me that he was on my tv screen and not in real life. (At the time I was also pretty weirded out by how much I loved him, but now that I full throttle flung myself into so many books I have accepted it as a way of life haha). I actually have NEVER read the books! (Blasphemy I know, considering how much I loved the tv series). But I now own most of the series at least so I can remedy that at some point :)
5. Your cupcake officially ended my gag reflex upon seeing cupcakes (a side effect of watching Supernatural. They can ruin EVERYTHING. Including cupcakes.) It looks so freaking delicious!
1. It came from a shop called Lindy Bop (I even bought the crinoline), I wish I had more of their dresses...I would love to wear 50's style dresses all the time.Delete
2. Thank you so much for saying that...I stress over getting the giffs right, it can take me hours to find the right one, haha.
3. Ha, I wish I had...I stressed up until the night I wrote it...four hours before it was to go live. O.o
4. I have never seen the series, I totally need to watch it, but he and Mr. Darcy...My first book boyfriends!
5. Eep, I am so glad to hear that. You will have to make sure to let me know if we are ever at an event together so I can bring you one! *whispers* I have never watched Supernatural...now I wonder if I should or not, haha.
I am a homeschool mom, my hubby is former Air force, and I am former Navy.ReplyDelete
I love your blog banner! LOVE! Teal is my favorite color. It's the color of ovarian cancer awareness, which is very important to me since I lost a friend to OC years ago.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your friend, while I have not personally had OC touch my life breast cancer has had a big impact on my family (my mother, maternal aunt, paternal cousin and several friends) I know how difficult it can be to watch those around you face the challenges of cancer. This is a lovely reminder to all of us to get your physicals, know your body, and do self examinations! Hugs to you!Delete
I just came back from the Texas renaissance festival (2nd time this season lol) and it was Celtics weekend! My fav!ReplyDelete
Oh I love when we have Celtic and Pirate Weekend at the Maryland RenFaire. I'd like to eventually do a bit of traveling to different Ren Fests. I have been to Maryland's and Ohio's. Hoping to get to Virgina's next season (I know I live here and I haven't been yet, how is that possible) and my in-laws still love in Texas so maybe that one soon too!Delete
I am a bookworm so one hobby of mine is to collect books. I hope to make a mini library like the Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast! It's one of a dream of mine! Thank you for this amazing chance! :)ReplyDelete