26 Facts on My 26th Birthday


My 2nd Birthday

Hey Everyone! Today’s my Birthday, and in honor of the special occasion I thought I would share 26 facts about me with you. I’m so thankful for another wonderful year full of blessings and amazing memories, and I can’t wait to see what #26 has in store for me.

26 Facts on My 26th Birthday

1. Becoming a mother (twice!) has been the most incredible gift I could ever ask for.

2. I met my husband when I was 16 at my first job (Pizza Hut). He was a cook and I waitressed (I know, I know super romantic!)

3. Although I tend to be quiet/cautious when I first meet someone, I am extremely down-to-earth and will talk to anyone.

4. I believe politeness is key in life. Not saying please, thank-you, and you’re welcome is just plain rude.

5. I am a highly analytical person, translating to: I tend to overthink things, a lot.

6. I’ve lived in Virginia for most of my life, but I was born in North Carolina (Army Brat).

7. I completed all of my degrees at an accelerated rate. Associate of Arts & Science (Journalism)- 1 year; Bachelor of Arts (Communication Arts)- 14 months; Master of Arts (Managerial Communications)- 18 months

8. I love all things butterflies and my obsession has carried with me over the years. Butterfly jewelry, décor, and accessories? Yes, please.

9. I don’t really have a favorite color, but if I had to pick a top three it would be pink, black, and red.

10. I can’t drive a stick shift. My husband tried to teach me when I was 17 in the parking lot where we both worked and within 2 minutes told me to get out of the truck.

11. I hate roller coasters, so I’m not really that fun at amusement parks.

12. I hate rainy days, but love rainy nights. There’s something so calming about sleeping while it’s raining.

13. I’m a lover of all music genres. Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, Alternative, R&B, Rap, Classical, and Bluegrass (hey, it’s in my roots), I love it all.

14. Speaking of music, I listen to it excessively loud and regularly jam out in my car. I’ll probably live to regret it when I get older and my hearing is shot, but oh well.

15. I lived in Japan for a short while when my husband was stationed there in the Navy. It was awesome and the food and shopping was my favorite part.

16. I didn’t really start wearing makeup until I was around 15. Even then it was only the basics: foundation, mascara, and lip-gloss.

17. My favorite TV shows include Lost, One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls, Dexter, and Breaking Bad

18. I love the Harry Potter series and have re-watched it at least 5 or 6 times. My greatest victory was getting my husband who “would never watch those movies” to not only watch it but ask me to re-watch it with him a year later. 🙂

19. Caramel anything is my favorite.

20. I HAVE to have 8-9 hours of sleep a night, or I’m very irritable/cranky.

21. I would eat a doughnut for breakfast everyday if I knew I wouldn’t gain 50 lbs.

22. Other than an occasional apple cider, I don’t drink and have never been drunk. (I have control issues, okay?-haha)

23. I wish I had a reason to wear a dress every day.

24. Ski lifts seriously freak me out! The last time I was on one, I had to close my eyes the entire time and semi-almost had a panic attack.

25. My favorite flowers are white & pink daisies

26. People often mistake my sarcasm/sense of humor for something else…

A trip down memory lane…

I was always the toddler getting into things, like the bathtub with my clothes on…


Climbing on the table after breakfast and eating the leftover biscuits and gravy when no one was looking…


Thinking it was funny to climb out of the chair the wrong way and then getting stuck…


But did I mention I looked really cute in pig tails?

So that’s me in a nutshell and that was a glimpse into my super fun toddler years. Hope you enjoyed learning more about me and maybe you can relate to some of it!

This will be my last post on the blog this week so that I can enjoy some time off with my family, and I would encourage all of you to take some time off to enjoy yours as well.

It's My Birthday

**photo credit

Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas, and Thanks So Much for Stopping By! – Cara

Linking up with Tuesday Talk, Story Behind the Picture, and Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop

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  1. Vixalexa wrote:

    So much fun! Happy birthday to you.

    Posted 3.3.16 Reply
  2. Timothy Ferguson wrote:

    Happy Birthday Baby Girl! remember all of those pics and wish you were that little again. Love you Dad.

    Posted 12.29.15 Reply
  3. Carly wrote:

    Happy birthday!
    I love how you met your husband that is super cute and I completely agree that being a mom is the best thing ever. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
    Dresses & Denim

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  4. Kristin wrote:

    Happy Birthday!

    I love Dexter and Breaking Bad. Brilliant writing.

    Also, I can’t drive a stick shift and do NOT ride roller coasters.

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  5. Awh! Love posts like this. It’s so important to get to know the person behind the blog! Enjoy your birthday!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  6. Dana wrote:

    Happy happy birthday!!!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  7. Jennifer wrote:

    Aww you’re a Christmas baby! Happy Birthday and love all the facts and trip down memory lane. Enjoy your time off with family!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  8. Happy happy birthday!! Where in Virginia are you? I’m on Virginia beach! I love Dexter and Breaking Bad!! Such good shows. Have you seen Sons of Anarchy? Another great one!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! Far Southwest Virginia (Lebanon) about an hour away from the Tennessee border. I haven’t but I’ve heard good things about it. I may need to give it a try next!

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  9. Happy birthday, friend! I hope you have the best week ever!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  10. What a cute blog entry! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  11. Leslie wrote:

    Happy birthday!!! We have the same taste in TV shows – love all the ones you have listed! And yes to 8-9 hours of sleep and donuts every day! Haha. Enjoy your week and have a Merry Christmas as well!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! Wouldn’t it be so great to have a doughnut every day? haha

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  12. Look at all those adorable pictures! I love that you guys met at Pizza Hut, and I’m a lover of all music genres too. Happy Birthday gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! I’m sure it will be great to tell the grandkids one day 🙂

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  13. Happy happy birthday!

    Very impressed by #7! You go girl.

    I can’t drive a stick shift either.

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thanks Steph! I wish I could, but I’ve just come to terms with it at this point-haha

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  14. My favorite color is pink as well. I am a rainy night lover too and I hate rainy days. There’s just something about falling asleep to the rain. I didn’t wear any make-up until I was thirteen and that was only powder, blush, and mascara. You can have a reason to wear a dress everyday. You should join me in doing Dressember next year! I am thinking about having a team and a link up for next December. You really should consider it!

    I loved this post! So neat! And you were so cute!


    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Awesome that we share so much in common! And that would be amazing to join in with you on Dressember! & Thank-you!

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  15. Nadine wrote:

    I am not a fan of being drunk either. I have a drink or two…sometimes three…and then stop. I dont like losing control!! And I am not a roller coaster fan either. I love butterflies too, I have a tattoo of one on my upper right shoulder blade 🙂

    I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!! Happy Birthday!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! Glad to hear we share so much in common. 🙂

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  16. Dani wrote:

    Happy birthday! Love all the pics! And learning so many details about you! I was the same way with driving stick- I was ordered out of the car so that I wouldn’t break it lol!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! Haha it was a hilarious moment looking back on it.

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  17. Wendee Isaacs wrote:

    nice to know more about you. happy birthday to you

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  18. Shannon wrote:

    Happy Birthday! I love posts like this…it’s always fun to read facts about other bloggers! And I agree with you on politeness!

    Clothes & Quotes

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! I love learning more about bloggers too. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  19. Happy Birthday! So jealous you got to live in Japan! I’ll get there one day! I also am not a fan of amusement parks.

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! Japan was amazing! I miss the food and shopping oh so much!

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  20. Trish wrote:

    Happy Birthday!! What a fun list. I am so with you on ski lifts — I panic just looking at them.

    I also agree about politeness — so important!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! Oh my gosh I know, what was worse was I was on one with my 5 year old and I was trying to play it all cool and not be scared for his sake, but I was scared to death, haha.

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  21. Hailey wrote:

    Happy Birthday!! I have the same love for the Harry Potter series and you’ll have to tell me how you convinced your husband to watch the movies with you. So far I’ve had no luck.. but he does occasionally name the characters 😛

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! If he’s naming characters he’s already secretly hooked 😉

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  22. happy, happy birthday to you!! what a perfect post for me to stumble on! i got to learn about you–awesome! i don’t do roller coasters either. i don’t like that feeling in my tummy or falling out or…omg. i can;t go on, lol.

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! Yeah, I just don’t see how terrifying=fun-haha Merry Christmas!

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  23. Andrea wrote:

    Oh Birthday girl, you are so so precious!!! So how many of these are my things too, I do not like roller coasters, I can’t drive a stick, pink, black and red are my favorite colors, I LOVE caramel anything and thus mama needs her 8-9 hrs too!!! I realize I am old enough to be you mom so I would totally adopt you!!!! 😉 I hope your birthday is filled to the brim with love and joy! Most beautiful 26 yr old I’ve ever seen….inside and out!!!!

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Aw, thank-you so much! You’re the sweetest, and glad to see we have so many things in common 🙂

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  24. Stephanie wrote:

    10 and 12 I can completely relate to. I couldn’t drive a stick shift to save baby Jesus.

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Haha it was hilarious looking back on my husband trying to “teach” me. A. he didn’t have the patience and B. I probably didn’t have the ability

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  25. Michelle wrote:

    Fun fun! Glad I got to know you a bit more. We have similar things in common. I live in NC for one and my other favorite, not a fan of amusement parks either. I get ill on roller coasters so I stay far away. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing on Tuesday Talk today. Enjoy your time off, as I am planning on doing too.

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
    • Thanks! So awesome that you live in NC! Merry Christmas!

      Posted 12.22.15 Reply