First of all, I seem to have slacked on picking a winner of the $25 Target gift card. Not really sure what happened there, but have slept since them.
There were 47 delicious questions... and the winner is....
And now.... more questions and answers.
Beth’s Blog asked…
All these questions are so good and mine is lame but what is your favorite summer item?
Sundresses, without question. Not wearing pants is one of the highlights of summer for me - I can't even tell you the last time I wore shorts when I wasn't exercising. I wear a dress for everything - grocery shopping, dinner with friends - literally, everything.
If we reviewed your bank statement, what charge would we see most often? What's the most embarrassing show you watch on TV? How much money would someone have to pay you so that you'd never shop at Target again?
Hmm, I think, at this point in my life, the biggest chunk of my bank statement is for lunch and dinner's out with Mr. RH. We tend to split them pretty evenly, but DAMN we spend a lot of money eating out. We decided, at the beginning of the summer, that we were going to try and curb our eating out - but it hasn't gone too well. So we renewed our commitment a couple of weeks ago and are doing well so far. Beyond that, it's probably trips to Target for random crap.
The most embarrassing show I watch is any Housewife show. They've honestly gotten so bad I don't even know why I bother anymore.
I don't think there's enough money in the world to keep me from Target. It's not even anything specific - I just love that place. Mr. RH and I wandered around last night while waiting on a work meeting to start and ended up with SmartWater, iced tea, and a water bottle. You just never know what you're going to find!
What’s your favorite show? what is your best shopping bargain? What is your favorite thing from Target?
My favorite show is a tough question - I'm a total TV-aholic. And since my TV has DVR now... well, it's really spiraled out of control. I'd have to say one of my absolute favorites is Army Wives. It's a Lifetime show, so I should be skeptical, but it's awesome. I can barely go one episode without crying.
The best shopping bargain... that's a tough one. I find lots of great deals at TJ Maxx. I seem to have particular luck finding awesome kitchen stuff on clearance there, and their shoes and dresses can be hit and miss. But when it's a hit - it's a hit! My best shopping tip is patience. You *may* miss out on something great - but typically, it WILL go on sale. Do your research and just wait. It sucks, but it CAN save money!
My favorite thing from Target is the clothes, hands down. I have a pair of green shorts from 2004 (8 years old, people!) that are still in perfect condition that I bought on a whim. I just love Target, honestly. And also, my favorite thing is my Target RedCard. Cause it's awesome and a horrible idea at the same time (but you save 5%!).
Do you want to stay at your current job for a long time? I used to work retail and I didn't think I could ever do it for more than a few years!
Ohh, isn't this the question of the century! I love my job - I love my customers, love the stuff I sell, love working at the mall (most days). But - retail is really, really hard. The hours, the selling, the customers... it can be extremely difficult. Especially when you are trying your hardest and it's not working.
I do not see my current job as my lifetime job. It's hard to see myself leaving, but I hope to eventually do so.
What is your favorite nail polish color?
This is such a tough question!! If you had asked me a couple of years ago, I would have without hesitation said Dutch Tulips by OPI. But I currently find that color a bit too red and not purpley-pink enough. Yes, that's a technical answer. I am loving OPI Koala Berry and tried Essie Mint Candy Apple on my toes recently.
I was browsing Pinterest a while back and saw this pin... Essie Size Matters.
Not my mani!! From the Polish or Perish blog.
I had to drive to 2 different Ulta's (and numerous Targets) before I found it. I haven't used it yet, but I am lusting HARD over this color. So beautiful!
How do you feel like your family is holding up without your mom? Has "normal" returned? Will it ever? Are your dad and brother as strong as you (seem to be)? Ok, I'm sorry for the multiple questions - and for their downer-ness.
Woof, this is a tough question!! I'm not going to lie - having a dad and brother to deal with my mom's death... it's not easy. Both of them would rather just not say anything, ever. We don't talk about my mom often, which breaks my heart sometimes. It's not that they're trying to bury the past or anything - I think it's just so painful for us that it's easier to leave some things unsaid.
That being said, it's still really hard. I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face because - as many friends as you have, as awesome as your dad is, as much as your boyfriend loves and cares for you - it's just not the same as having your mom around.
I think we have a new sense of "normal" though. I no longer cry on every single holiday because she's not there, and I've accepted the fact that my dad and brother would prefer to NOT try and recreate the holidays we had when she was alive.
I would say we are all doing OK. I am anticipating some wedding planning in my future and am really dreading not having her around for that. I know that some family members and friends will try and take her place in all the festivities and planning - but that's really, really going to suck.
If you woke up tomorrow with an unlimited supply of cash and nothing to do for the next 3 days, what would you do? Your unlimited cash supply is ONLY available for those 3 days.
God, I WISH THIS WERE TRUE!! I would probably jump in the car immediately and first buy all the stuff on my want list. It would probably only take a couple hours. In the meantime, I'd be calling and texting my friends and family and beg them to meet me somewhere nice - maybe on the beaches in Michigan.
I would have obviously some HW to make sure the giant beach mansion I rented was equipped with wifi. I'd gather everyone together in the house, tell everyone how much I love them, and fill the house with food and drinks and just hang. No going out and going wild - no big plans. Just fun, sun, and everyone I love all together.
And when everyone passed out at midnight, I would grab my laptop and shop the crap out of the internet. Cause that's how I roll. I'd get Mr. RH's family a bunch of gifts, get a shiny new car for Mr. RH, but mostly it'd be fun, sun, family, and friends. And online shopping.
I think this is enough for today, don't you think?? Have I worded you to death???