One Lovely Blog

Happy Friday, everyone! Smile  This Friday is particularly happy for me, because my mom is coming in to town!  I am so excited to show her the new house, take her to some fun places around Atlanta, and bring her to church on Sunday!

Earlier this week, I was presented with the “One Lovely Blog” award.  Two different bloggers sent it to me … Nicole at Running Nonstop and Katelin at HealthyFatKid (thanks, ladies!! Winking smile).


So what am I supposed to do with this “award?”

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some other blogs you like for this award.
  • Post a comment on each of your nominees’ blogs telling them about the nomination.

I’ve done something like this before, but it’s been a while, so let’s see if I can come up with 7 more facts about myself.  I’m really not that interesting, so this might be tricky …

1. I have a love for any TV show involving cooking or food.

Some favorites include Top Chef, Man vs. Food, Cupcake Wars, and any show involving Paula Deen or Giada De Laurentiis.

And in my mind, meeting Sam from Top Chef a few years ago was better than meeting Brad Pitt. Or the president (don’t judge me).


2. I have eaten a marshmallow that has been toasted in a volcano.

I wrote a post a long time ago about my mission trip to Guatemala.  It was an incredible experience, and I encourage you to go back and read that post if you never have.

On one of the last days, we had a “recreational day,” in which we hiked up an active volcano.


And as a reward for accomplishing our 7-hour hike, we all enjoyed a sweet treat!



And just FYI, they were delicious. Winking smile

3. I have zero sense of direction.



True story: The summer before starting 2nd grade, we moved to a new town.  On the first day of school, I took the bus home.  I was so busy talking (shocker), that I missed my bus stop.  When I finally realized what happened, an older kid offered to walk me around the neighborhood until we found my house.  But unfortunately, I had no idea where my house was.  A couple of hours later, one of my mom’s work colleagues found us and brought us home.  All I remember is pulling up to my house and seeing fire trucks, police officers, and my elementary school principal all waiting for me.  Talk about embarrassing!

4. I also have zero fashion sense.

christmas cohort

OK maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration.

But I don’t know how to put together several articles of clothing from several different stores, plus accessories, plus shoes and make it all look good.  If anyone would like to be my personal stylist, I would be forever grateful.

However, I do enjoy buying workout clothes. Winking smile 


Pretty sure I spend more money on running gear than nice clothes.

(And yes, that’s a very old picture.  The snow in the background helps me remember why we moved to Atlanta. Winking smile)

5. When planning a vacation, the first thing I do is find the restaurants where I want to eat.

In about a month, we’re going on a Mediterranean cruise.  You’d think I’d be researching the best museums in Italy or the sculptures that we have to check out in Spain.

But no.  Instead, I’m focused on things like this:

europe food

Priorities, my friends. Winking smile

6. I want to learn how to play the drums.



I know, random, right?  But I think it would be fun.  Plus, it’s a great way to get out any pent-up aggression!

7.  If given the choice, I would stay in my pajamas all day, every day.


I’m a big fan of comfort.  And pajamas = comfort in my book.  I’d love a job that would allow me to wear them all day.  I’m a bit jealous of nurses, because they get to wear scrubs.  Sure, they have one of the hardest jobs in the world.  And sure, they have to deal with bodily fluids that I’d never go near.  But hey, at least they’re comfy, right? Smile with tongue out


OK time to pass the award on to some blogger buddies!

Cinnamon @ Eat PRAY Tri

Natalie @ Southern Fit Foodie

Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud


Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Question for ya …

Tell me something random about yourself!

What are you doing this weekend?

Can you relate to any of my random facts?

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39 Responses to One Lovely Blog

  1. Meg

    girl, no wonder we are such great friends :D hehe! I plan my vacations the same way! How about we spend all day together watching cooking shows in our pyjamas!? :D

    xoxo love you!

    p.s. don’t miss HFF this week ;)
    Meg recently posted..High Five Friday #17My Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Aww you are so sweet!! Thank you so much for including me! I thought about sending you something to include regarding the house, but then I forgot haha. Short-term memory issues. ;) And yes, let’s plan a pajama party A-Sap! ;)

  2. Briana

    I think we may be twins, I am traveling to Boston for a week and I have a whole list of restuarants that I’ve already looked up the menu :) Plus I’m a total pajama girl!

    • notsodomesticated

      Hahah I love it. Let me know what restaurants you try and enjoy! I’m not planning any Boston trips soon, but it never hurts to get recommendations! ;)

  3. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    I’m with you on so many of these! Love scouting restaurants, obsessed with top chrf, and I 100% agree about the pajamas (and the dog :) ). Have a wonderful time with your mom!
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  4. Kat

    First off since Ive been out of the loop, congrats on the house!! I am soo excited for you and your hubby lady!
    Oh and I totally could live in workout clothes. When I go to a sports store I seriously get lost in the workout clothes section lol
    Kat recently posted..Granola ChunksMy Profile

  5. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Oh I love you :) . That is so cool about the marshmallow!! And despite what you may think about your fashion sense, I think you always look great!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I love you, too! And we missed you last night! :)

  6. Theresa

    love the story about the marshmellow!!

    I too, have no fashion sense dear. My sister has to dress me half the time. You aren’t alone ;)
    Theresa recently posted..Scared puppy and even more quinoaMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      My husband has to dress me haha! ;)

  7. Amy DeBlasio

    I may have all my brochures from Italy and Spain if you’d like msg me your address I can send them to you.

    • notsodomesticated

      You’re so sweet, Amy! Thank you! I’ll send you a facebook message. :)

  8. Yellow Haired Girl

    I love Man vs Food. Like, I have a weird little crush on Adam Richman and I don’t understand it :)

    Have fun with your momma!
    Yellow Haired Girl recently posted..Friday PoetryMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha I love it! I totally know what you mean about Adam Richman. I just love how he can dig into those huge hamburgers. What a man haha!

  9. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    I didn’t know there was any other way to plan a vacation except for by the food! :)

    I think you always look adorable!!!!

    THANK YOU for tagging me! Love you!
    natalie @ southern fit foodie recently posted..Training update and running buddiesMy Profile

  10. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Oh, and I took drum lessons in high school – it is so much fun. You should definitely do it!
    natalie @ southern fit foodie recently posted..Training update and running buddiesMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      No way!! You are a woman of many talents!

  11. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    haha i’m totally directionally challenged too. i call cody my personal map and navigator because otherwise i’d be lost all the time. i’m totally a pajamas lover too… when i get home from work, i immediately put on something comfortable. i’m all about comfort! ;)
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  12. lindsay @ fuel my family

    Oh man those food pictures remind me of my trip to europe! I ate SO many chocolate croissants and gelato!
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  13. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    You are SOO interesting you crazy girl!! THANK YOU SO much for nominating me for this! My heart feels all warm and fuzzy ;-)
    That is so cool about your want to play the drums, and that collage of food is making me drool. Especially those chocolate croissants. Those are a huge weakness of mine!!
    And PJ’s all day? SIGN ME UP!
    Cinnamon @ eatpraytri recently posted..Well played, Groupon, well playedMy Profile

  14. Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride

    I’m pretty sure the main reason I want to go to Italy is to go on a full-out eating tour! The first thing I do before travelling places is look up must eat at restaurants!

    And I’m not kidding when I say I considered becoming a nurse for a little while and one of the major pros on my pro/con list was wearing scrubs daily!

  15. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)

    I, too, have zero fashion sense and would stay forever in PJs and yoga pants (same thing??) if I had the choice :)
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  16. Angela @ Health, Happiness & Harmony

    I have lived in the same town my entire life, and I still have trouble actually giving directions!
    I also relate to the looking for restaurants when going on vacation. My family teases me, because that’s the first thing I do. I also can remember everything everyone ate whereever we had dinner years down the line!
    Angela @ Health, Happiness & Harmony recently posted..June Yoga Challenge, Week 1 Recap (+ Giveaway Winner!)My Profile

  17. Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third

    I want roasted marshmallows now! YUM!
    Also… I’m going on a Mediteranan Cruise in about a month too! Is yours leaving from the northeast by any chance?? How funny would that be if we were on the same one!
    Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third recently posted..I hit “The Wall”My Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Ours is leaving out of Barcelona and we go to cities in Italy and France … what about yours??

  18. Vanessa

    I can totally relate to number 5 – whenever I’m planning a holiday, the first things I’m looking for are the best places to eat and the local zoo. As for the weekend plans… visiting a friend who lives at the seaside and filling out email interviews…

  19. Jentry Nielsen

    Oh I love this how fun! I too would stay in my pj’s all day if I could, some Sundays I actually do! ha I love comfy! haha
    And how cool you should totally learn how to play the drums! Mine has always been to learn the piano…maybe one day! :)
    Jentry Nielsen recently posted..E-Book: Sneaky Ways to Weight LossMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      We could start a band!! ;)

  20. Jan Petters

    Drums? Seriously?

  21. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    HAHA We share so many of these traits! I don’t have a fashion sense either, am ALWAYS looking at restaurants in future cities I’ll be visiting, and practically live in my pajamas!
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  22. kaceyjt

    I’m super jealous that you’re roasted a marshmallow in a volcano! That sounds like so much fun! I always figure that fashion is just about personal preference and loving what you’re wearing…so I’m always in style (in my books) :)
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  23. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    How cool about the marshmallow! I bet it tasted extra glorious :) And I love any food/cooking show too… well I suppose I don’t love them ALL, but I will at least watch the show once to try and see if it’s worth continuing. My favorites are Top Chef, Next Foodnetwork Star, Chopped, Restaurant Impossible, Restaurant Wars… err those are the first that come to mind :)
    Tessa @ Amazing Asset recently posted..My Five For FridayMy Profile

  24. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the drums too! I played percussion in 5th grade, but I never pursued it after that.
    Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy recently posted..Friday ThingsMy Profile

  25. Anísia

    thank you very much for sharing all this great information with us! it’s definitely appreciated. well worth the time in reading!

  26. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    I can relate to almost all of your random facts!!! When we had cable, all I ever watched was the Food Network. Not kidding!!! Also, when researching for our honeymoon, most of the research involved restaurants and food! I have no sense of style either! I think it is so cool you’ve had a volcano toasted marshmallow. I mean, really, who else can make that claim?!?
    Amber with Slim Pickin’s Kitchen recently posted..Peach Cobbler MartiniMy Profile

  27. Court Star @ StarSystemz

    I love the volcano marshmallows that is SO rad! The drums are so fun I used to play throughout middle school and let me tell you banging on the drums is the best stress/anger release out in the market!
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  28. Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom

    I am also quite directionally challenged! Thank goodness for smart phone navigation or I would be LOST much of the time, lol!

    I am a bit fashion challenged as well!! I know what LOOKS good when I see it on other people and I would be willing to be a little risky in my fashion choices if only I could figure out how to put it all together. For this reason, I am a self declared jeans and tank type of girl.
    Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom recently posted..Giveaway and Workout Wrap UpMy Profile

  29. jennifer

    that makes me laugh about you getting lost on the way home in second grade! and not knowing where your house was!
    jennifer recently posted..Staying Organized: PantryMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Hahah you don’t remember that, do you?? We were in the same class that year, I think. I lived in Ellport at the time, and I couldn’t find our little white house on Deemer! Hilarious!

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