11 Things and my BIG announcement.

Hey everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend! Smile

My blogger buddy, Lindsay, tagged me in this “11 things” survey, and since I haven’t done a survey for a while, I decided to partake in the fun!

The rules:

#1 You must post these rules.
#2 Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
#3 Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.


11 Things About Me

1. I don’t think I’ve told you guys this one before … I have a horrible habit of picking at my fingers.  I know, so gross.  It drives my husband bonkers, and I really can’t say I blame him.  I think it’s partly genetic (my mom says my dad used to do it), partly a stress/anxiety outlet, and partly just because of dry skin!  So I try to constantly have lotion on my hands, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Smile with tongue out

2. I hate cold weather.  Hate it.


3. I have had a slight obsession with flossing ever since my health teacher in high school told me that if you do not floss, you are 100% guaranteed to get gum disease.  Um, no, thank you. Thumbs down

4. For the past 3 weeks, I have finally stopped counting calories.  I don’t need to count calories.  I know this.  But it’s become a habit that has been incredibly difficult to stop.  No matter how hard I’ve tried in the past, it seems like my brain wants to automatically start doing the math.  But I’m proud to say it’s been 3 weeks of no counting, and I love it!  Making (mostly) healthy choices and sticking with normal portion sizes is so much better than having a running tally in my head!

5. I wear my contacts way longer than I’m supposed to.  I think I’m supposed to throw out my old ones after 1 month … but I really wait 2 or 3 months before disposing of them. Who me?

6. I easily spend $6-9 a week on Life cereal for my husband.  When he’s home all week, he easily goes through 2-3 boxes.  Perhaps it’s time for an intervention?

7. I am super excited to go on our Mediterranean cruise this summer.  And yes, I’m still excited despite seeing these images all over the news:



Yes, that story is absolutely horrible and I feel so badly for the people affected by this tragedy.  But it doesn’t mean I’m scared to go on our cruise.  If anything, I’m guessing the cruise lines will be even more cautious now! 

8. I love ice cream.  I love ice cream so much, that when we had to forgo Coldstone recently because the line was so ridiculously long, I almost shed a tear.  Seriously.  The only thing that stopped me was Brandon’s look that screamed, “Get over it!”


9. I haven’t ran in 2 weeks, because my heel was bothering me and I was trying to give my body a little rest.  I know it’s the right thing to do, but I’m secretly stressing because I’m afraid I won’t be ready for my half-marathon.  Yes, it’s not until the end of April.  But I’m supposed to be running with my friend, Ali, and I don’t want to slow her down.  That is my big fear. 

(Ali, this is when you are supposed to comment that it will be OK and I don’t have to worry! Smile with tongue out)


10. I think my husband is a better dresser than I am.  I don’t feel like I can pull off trendy looks.  I really really wish I had a personal shopper.  Any volunteers?


Um … any other volunteers? Eye rolling smile

11.  I counted the other day, and I have lived in 16 different houses/apartments/etc.  Sixteen.  That’s a lot of moving.  And because I’ve moved around so much, I’ve gotten used to living with minimal “stuff.”  In fact, half of my personal belongings are still at my mom’s house in Florida.  I’m sure she greatly appreciates me taking up space in her house with all of my school psychology books, high school picture albums, and unopened wedding gifts.


Sorry, mom. Winking smile

Lindsay’s Questions

1. What is the one thing that made the biggest impact on you in 2011?

Probably adjusting to married life.  We had an incredible first year, but marriage is like a big mirror, helping you to see yourself for who you really are.  For me, I’ve already learned to be more selfless with my time and energy … but I still have a long way to go!


2. If you could go anywhere in the world at this very moment, where would you go?

Back to our honeymoon spot … Costa Rica.  Sigh.  Wouldn’t that be nice?


3. What is your favorite beauty product?

I’m a big fan of chapstick and lipgloss.  I have to have something on my lips at all times. Smile with tongue out

4. Do you like all of the changes that are being made to Facebook?

I can’t stand that new “timeline” thing.  I think it makes the page more difficult to read.

5. Warm or cold weather?

Duh.  Warm, all the way!

6. How do you drink your coffee?

With just a little milk.  I’m not a fan of creamers, typically.

7. What is your favorite form of exercise?

Usually running.  Or walking.  I do strength training because I have to, but I don’t really enjoy it.


8. What is one thing that you are really wanting right now?

To sell our house. Angel

9. Who is your favorite celebrity?

I know everyone is probably sick of hearing about him right now, but Tim Tebow.


I’m a Gator girl, so I’ve been a fan for a long time.  And he loves Jesus.  End of story.

10. What do you think is your best feature?

I care about people.  I try to always be friendly and make others feel comfortable around me.  I’m certainly far from perfect, but I’m thankful that God gave me the heart that He did. Smile

11. What part of blogging do you enjoy the most?

Getting to know other bloggers.  Like Lindsay. Winking smile


My Questions:

1. What is your favorite dessert?

2. Who do you most admire?

3. Would you rather: bungee jump or sky dive?

4. If you were on death row (pleasant topic, right?), what would be your last meal?

5. Dogs or cats?

6. What accomplishment are you most proud of?

7. Favorite guilty pleasure television show?

8. What is your most embarrassing moment?

9. What food do you love, but you’re scared to prepare yourself?

10. What is your biggest fear?

11. Name the movie or TV show that makes you laugh the most!


I’m tagging …

Natalie @ southern fit foodie

Katie @ msfitrunner

Cinnamon @ eatPRAYtri

Janae @ Hunger Runner Girl

Jordan @ Healthy College Girl

Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!


OK so I should probably stop teasing you guys and just tell you what my big announcement is, right?



No, we’re not pregnant.

(Did I trick ya? Winking smile)

I think a baby is what most people were probably guessing.

The real announcement …




That’s right, my friends.  Goodbye, snowflakes.  Hello, sunshine. Sun

Long story short, Brandon got a promotion at work, and his new position is in Atlanta. 

We’re going to be sad to leave our family and friends in Ohio, but we’re very excited about this new adventure!

There’s a ton more details that I’ll be sharing along the way, but for now, I’d greatly appreciate prayer that we get our house in Wapak sold/rented/whatever (see my answer to Question 8 above Winking smile).  That’s the biggest detail we need to take care of before we move!

Thanks, everyone!  Hope you all have a great week!!

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52 Responses to 11 Things and my BIG announcement.

  1. Gretchen

    Congratulations on the big move (and hubby’s promotion!) :) .
    I hate cold weather, too. And I also wear my contacts for way too long, so you’re not alone with that one! :)
    Have a great Monday!
    Gretchen recently posted..January RandomsMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Gretchen!!

  2. Jen B

    Wow! Congrats to Brandon onthr promotion. (I was guessing a baby, though!!) that’s exciting to be moving there, it’s so crazy busy but obviously not cold!!
    Jen B recently posted..Around My House: Toddler’s RoomMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      We’ll be living in a suburb, so hopefully it won’t be TOO crazy!! ;)

  3. Theresa

    I know I’m kinda popping out of nowhere to comment but wanted to say that I have the finger picking habit, too. The skin around my nails always looks yucky.
    Don’t worry too much abut not running for two weeks. You have plenty of time before April!
    Theresa recently posted..Life After the MarathonMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      It’s nice to hear that I’m not the only one with this horrible habit!! Makes me feel less weird haha!

  4. Katie www.msfitrunner.wordpress.com

    Ok, first, I am a huge nail picker – ugh. drives my husband crazy too, but I can’t stop! ever since I was a kid! never heard of anyone else where it was such a bad habit. second, CONGRATS on the move!!!! super exciting. will be praying for a smooth transition for you guys!! I will post answers later to the questions:)
    Katie http://www.msfitrunner.wordpress.com recently posted..Saucony, Asics and Brooks, oh myMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks for the prayers, Katie! I truly truly appreciate it! And I can’t believe you’re a picker, too! It’s seriously the worst and Brandon doesn’t understand why I can’t just STOP!! ;)

  5. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    AHHHHHH congrats!!!!! Can I come visit?? ;) Tell Brandon I said congrats on the promotion! Seriously, I LOVE learning more about you…it makes me feel like we’d be even better friends!!
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Handful Sports Bra (GIVEAWAY)My Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Yes come visit, pu-lease!! :)

      • Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

        I seriously want to take you up on that!! :D And I totally want to meet Brandon! (I hope he doesn’t think that’s weird hehe)
        Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Handful Sports Bra (GIVEAWAY)My Profile

        • notsodomesticated

          I would LOVE for you to take me up on it!! As soon as we get settled into a house, you have an open invitation! :)

  6. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    awwww congrats!!!!! such a fun place to move too! and i’m the same way on the contacts :)
    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean recently posted..Things Blogging Has Taught MeMy Profile

  7. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    first of all, CONGRATULATIONS on the big move girl! that must be so exciting! what a fun adventure for you two. you’ll be in my prayers as you make this transition and try to sell your house. :)

    also, the no flossing leading to gum disease thing… yeah, my husband was just recently told he has a gum disease because never flosses! it’s all very true! so keep flossin’ away! :) i’m obsessed with ice cream too… all the reason i love you even more!
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..Static Stretching Vs. Dynamic StretchingMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Ashley! And I’m going to have to show my husband your comment about flossing … maybe he’ll start taking me seriously!

  8. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    YAYYYYYY!!!!! I am so pumped for y’all. When I read your answer about selling your house, I was like, “OMG, are they moving??” haha. Atlanta is amazing – you will be able to go to Ikea whenever you want…IKEA! Can I come visit you so we can go shopping and out to eat at amazing restaurants???

    Thanks for tagging me! I have a thing for surveys (it’s my inner 15 year old), so I’ll post my answers tonight.
    natalie @ southern fit foodie recently posted..One week down…My Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      You can absolutely come visit!! That’s why I asked you the other day about what part of Tennessee you lived in … I was curious how far away you’d be! :)

      • natalie @ southern fit foodie

        It’s about 6 hours from Jackson to Atlanta. One of my best friends is from Marietta and I randomly go with her to visit her fam and go shopping of course. We will definitely have to schedule a meetup!!!
        natalie @ southern fit foodie recently posted..One week down…My Profile

  9. Kat

    1. congrats on NOT counting cals. That is HUGE.
    2. Thx for making me drool on my keyboard at 6am with the tim tebow pic. LOVE!
    3. CONGRATS ON THE MOVE!! Although you could’ve moved farther west you know. Cali is NEVER cold ;)
    Kat recently posted..Burger King to Deliver?My Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha I love California, but that’s probably too far away from family! ;) I’d love to visit though!!

  10. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    That is so exciting!!!! You guys will love the new adventure Im sure!! :)
    and I will be right on this 11 questions. I have secretly been awaiting someone to tag me because I am a sucker for good ol fashioned “get to know me-s”
    Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! recently posted..Childhood Snack Memory LaneMy Profile

  11. Theresa

    thats such exciting news, congrats!! and of course, good luck! :)
    Theresa recently posted..Non-Snowy Runs and Coconut ShrimpMy Profile

  12. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    YEY! That is such great news!

    Now you’re closer to me :D
    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance recently posted..The Season of Girl Scout CookiesMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Yes I am!! And we’ll DEFINITELY be down in Florida more often now! Yay!! :)

  13. Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans

    Congrats on the big move!!

    And I am totally guily of the contact lens thing too :)
    Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans recently posted..Paleo? Oh Hell No!My Profile

  14. tricia

    I am so totally a contact abuser too :) have a great week

    • notsodomesticated

      I’m hearing a common theme about the contacts haha! ;)

  15. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Wow! How exciting for you! I cannot wait to hear about the move. Fun times ahead!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you!!

  16. Jenny

    Congrats on the big move!

    As an Ohio girl transplant living in Atlanta now, I can attest to a much milder winter climate, although I have found that I miss the snow (mostly because I’m not living in it anymore)!

    Hope the move goes smoothly & the house sells – I’m sure you guys will love it here – especially all of the wonderful restaurants & food options, there’s never enough time to try them all!

    • notsodomesticated

      Haha Jenny, I’m already looking up restaurants that I want to check out! I’m so excited! ;)

  17. Michelle @ Our Dream, Made Out of Real Things

    I leave me contacts in way too long as well! Like I’m going to pencil it to change them out every two weeks. I may be OCD, but not THAT bad.

    Congrats on the big move! At least you will have your partner in crime to experience the new city with.
    Michelle @ Our Dream, Made Out of Real Things recently posted..Feeling Like A New WomanMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks so much, Michelle! :)

  18. Northern Girl_Southern Wife (Alissa)

    Mr. Campman really said we’d get gum disease if we didn’t floss? Hmmm, I don’t think I remember that :)

    Congrats (again) on the promotion and move!
    Northern Girl_Southern Wife (Alissa) recently posted..What I Saved: It’s not always extremeMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      No it wasn’t Campman!! It was … oh goodness … the guy who taught us the in-class Drivers’ Ed. On the 3rd floor. Much older guy. He taught another type of health class our senior year (I forget what, exactly). Ring any bells??

  19. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    I love everything about this post! Congrats Congrats!! I love the baby trick you did as well. Good one. ;-) I will probably be moving soon too, just don’t have any idea where yet, but it should be an exciting year for sure! I will be praying for a quick and easy sale on the house!!

    Thanks for tagging me!! I love surveys!!
    Cinnamon @ eatpraytri recently posted..Pool prayer and the end of snow weekMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you for the prayers! I appreciate them more than words can say!

  20. Janelle

    WAY TO TRICK ME- seriously, I was really hoping for the baby news. So excited for you and Brandon!! Promotion and a move to warmer weather…sounds like a major win. I can’t wait to hear about all your new adventures in a new city!
    Janelle recently posted..Vodka Red Bull Slushies and Half-Mary Take 3My Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha no babies yet! I don’t want to be preggers for our cruise this summer! ;)

  21. Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine

    Congrats! That is so exciting!

  22. Ali

    Great post and such exciting news!!!

    If it makes u feel better I have not been training very hard either!!! I ran 5 miles tonight and was pooped! You won’t slow me down!! Just excited to have a running partner in Nashville!!! Let’s get together soon for a weekend run!

    • notsodomesticated

      Yay, thank you Ali!! ;) We definitely need to get together soon for a run … let’s talk about it this weekend!

  23. Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats

    Yay!! Atl will be fun!! I was totally fooled into thinking it was a baby though. :)
    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats recently posted..Weekend RamblingsMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Glad I fooled you, Julie!! ;)

  24. Corrie Anne

    Congrats on the big move!!!!!! I’m dying to move somewhere warm. But I don’t want to move again so I’ll settle for the Denver sunshine! :)
    Corrie Anne recently posted..Rungry Race Aftermath + 5 X 800mMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      If it’s sunshine-y in Denver, then you’re lucky … it’s so dark and gloomy sometimes in Ohio!! ;)

  25. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    Congrats to Brandon on his promotion! Georgia’s such a pretty state, and everyone seems to be so friendly!

    On another note…I also pick at my fingers. My fiance HATES it! I need to show him this so he knows I’m not the only one ;) . I also love ice cream. If I don’t get it when I want it, I get grumpy, haha.
    Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy recently posted..A Change of PlansMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      I can’t believe it… I’ve had THREE finger pickers comment on this post! I seriously thought I was alone with this horrible habit. This week has been particularly bad, because I’ve been feeling more anxious than usual!! ;)

  26. Becky @ Fit Chick on the FLy

    WOW! Congrats on the promotion/move, you are going to absolutely love Georgia. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the process with your house in Ohio :-) best of luck!
    Becky @ Fit Chick on the FLy recently posted..Workouts and BirthdaysMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Becky!!

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