Thursday, March 24, 2016


In honor of my 36th Birthday being today I thought it would be fun to share 36 facts about me you may or may not know! 

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1)  I eat at least a jar of peperoncinis a week.  They are my favorite snack and now Sterling is addicted to them too.

2) I hate the taste of toothpaste.  I would rather wash my face at nigh than brush my teeth.

3) I am a neat person but not clean.  Don't ask me to wash dishes there will always be spots afterwards.

4) When I was in 4th grade Nickelodeon took over my school.  It was pretty amazing, Marc Summers  spear headed it and they had obstacle courses and people got slimmed.  Boys 2 Men preformed.

5) I like to eat all the cheese and toppings off my pizza and leave the bread.

6) I have been highlighting my hair since I was 13.

7) I once traveled to Germany and had a complete panic attack as we boarded the plane to come home.  I seriously thought I may have to stay and live in Germany because there was no way I could handle a 8 hour flight home.

8) My dream job would be to be a stylist or to write a cookbook.

9) My favorite flowers are peonies and tulips.  I hate sunflowers.

10) I have a black thumb at gardening and kill pretty much anything I plant.  It is a running joke at our house.  Matt tends to the plants.

11) I am terrified of my loved ones dying and think about it several times a day.

12) I talk to my mom and sister on the phone at least 5 times a day.

13) Matt and I have been together for 15 years.

14) I have a slight addiction to blouses and dresses.  They are my favorite items to shop for.

15) I am a total type A personality and I always like to be in control.

16) I only drink decaf coffee

17) On my first trip to NYC my mom and I went to the taping of the then Regis and Kathy and Lee Show.  My seat was the one chosen for the trivia prize.  We won a years worth supply of Ricola cough drops and a gift card to JCPenny.

18)  Favorite drink = good tequila.  Favorite meal = anything Mexican.

19) I have pretty much given up most meat but I just can't part with bacon.  

20) I am terrified of planes, sharks, and tornados.

21) Gossip Girl and Breaking Bad still remain 2 of my favorite tv shows ever.

22) Two places I would love to travel to are Napa and Greece

23)  I am a total hypochondriac.  I am always convinced I am dying.

24) I don't like cats at all.  They freak me out.

25)  I am the least athletic person in my family.  I am not good at any sports.

26)  I like to be the driver on road trips, hence my type A personality.  I like to be in control.

27)   I hate any sweet drinks.  I drink my tea unsweetened and don't like mixers. 

28) I met Bobby Flay once while I was in NYC and it made my trip complete.  I made reservations at his restaurant hoping I would see him and I did!

29) I hate going to the dentist.  I would rather go to the OBGYN than the dentist.

30)  I believe in signs from loved ones that have passed.  After my grandfather died my mom found a  frog in her house and I know it was him.  He and my grandmother loved frogs.  Now each of us will occasionally see the same sort of frog at our houses and I know it is him, letting us know he is ok. 

31)  I like to keep my finger nails super short, I hate having long nails.

32)  I secretly throw away toys and art from my kids when they are not home.  And you know what they never miss it:)

33) I much prefer to write everything out in my planner than use my phone or computer.  I am completely old school in that sense.  I write a to-do list every single day.

34)  I love to read.  I don't have as much time to read anymore but I still love to curl up in bed with really good book.

35) I have one eye with blonde eye lashes and one eye with black eye lashes

36)  I love my 30s.  Best decade yet and I am so excited what 36 will bring.  I feel like each year I become more confident in who I am and care less about the unimportant stuff.


Julie said...

Happy Birthday!!!! (I love a good planner as well... nothing beats paper)

Kimm said...

Happy birthday Natalie

A Manolescu said...

Happy birthday, Natalie, from a fellow plant-killer and control freak :) I have to agree with you--30s are pretty great!


Holy City Chic | Megan said...

Happy Birthday!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Georgia Glam said...

Happy Birthday!!! #19, bacon...the only reason I am not a vegetarian haha! Tequila, you're speaking my love language!

natasha {schue love} said...

I TOTALLY think we should make a Napa trip happen!! We just went a couple weeks ago with some mama bloggers and had the best time! You just let me know and I will make it happen!! xo

Unknown said...

Happy birthday!!! :)

Allison said...

Happy Birthday Natalie!! Have a wonderful day celebrating. #8. I think you should make that dream happen of writing a cookbook. I can't wait for you to do that. Your recipes are amazing and you have such a passion for trying out new foods and cooking and your presentation is always beautiful. Go for it!

Alie said...

Happy Birthday Natalie! Keep on celebrating! Cheers to you!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Natalie!

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Happy Birthday!! 36 was a great year for me and I know it's going to be for you too!!!

R's Rue said...

Happy birthday

Kathy Stevens said...

Happy Birthday!!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday! Great post as always! I too am so afraid of my parents dying. I worries me a lot.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! I love how honest and open you are with your readers. You are the first blog I open every single day because I am always excited to see your posts! Hope your day has been wonderful!

Pink and Fabulous said...

Happy birthday gorgeous!

Julie said...

Happy, happy birthday!

Katie S. said...

Happy birthday!!! Love this. And you and the hubs should totally plan a Napa trip! You would love it! We went in October and I never wanted to leave!! Have a great day!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

Hope you had an amazing birthday!!

Unknown said...

I love this post! Just keep doing you. And enjoy 36!

Edye Nicole said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!

Edye //

Caz Wilson said...

Happy Birthday fellow Aries! I love all fire signs so no wonder I love your blog so much! Hope you had a fabulous day!