Sisterhood of the World Bloggers


So Trista over at Domesticated Momster did this fun little “Get to know you” post for the Sisterhood of the World bloggers tag game and I thought I would answer her questions because, well, her questions are awesome!

Here’s the rules…

*Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog
*Answer the 10 questions given to you
*Nominate seven bloggers for the award
*Write 10 questions for your nominees to answer
*Display the award on your blog or post


What’s your favorite poison, if you have one? 

While I love wine and drink hard ciders occasionally, my absolute favorite is Strawberry Daiquiris.


What’s the best show you are watching on TV these days and why?

Oh my, well I watch a lot of shows from Criminal Minds to Flash, to Vampire Diaries, to The Walking Dead, to Game of Thrones (which just started, Yay!) but right now I would say my favorite is Outlander. I mentioned this show in my last post but why do I love it? It combines history, romance, sex, science fiction, and action all in one awesome show!


When was the last time you had sex? This can include sex with yourself.

Oh damn! Okay so sex with another person: about 3 years ago and it wasn’t even worth my time, let’s just put it that way. Sex with myself: um, yesterday! Hehehe! That was much more satisfactory, for sure!!


Tattoos or no tattoos?  Piercings?  Any odd places you wish to share?

I have three tattoos and hope to get more! I have a heart with angel wings carrying my oldest son’s name. I have a skull with a dagger through it, holding my youngest son’s name and I have a dolphin. The dolphin was my first tattoo that I got when I was 21. I have my ears pierced and I used to have my belly buttoned pierced.


What was the last piece of writing you read, either book, blog or otherwise, that you thoroughly enjoyed?

Oh boy, this is a tough one because while I have no time for reading a book (the last one was The Hunger Games trilogy), I have read several good blog posts this week. The last one I read that I really liked was actually this post on Trista’s blog.


What was the best part of your day today?

Well, my day just started but yesterday my favorite part of the day was when the hot young guy across the hall from me offered to let me try some chocolate fudge that he made! I haven’t tried it yet but I’m looking forward to it…the food, not the guy…well, my brain just went somewhere dirty. I am a bad, bad girl!


What was the worst part of your day?

Getting up this morning! I was having a great dream, dammit!! Don’t you hate it when that happens?!


What age did you lose your virginity?  

Okay, so this one is a bit of a sore spot for me but I’m going to do my best to answer it while keeping it light and fun: The first time I FREELY GAVE myself to someone I was 21 years old. I am damn proud of that, considering my family truly believed I would be knocked up by the time I was sixteen. Actually, they were the motivation behind waiting so long, so thank you family!!


Iphone or Android and why?

iPhone and the reason why: iTunes, simply put! I have invested so much money into iTunes and have over 1000 songs through iTunes so I won’t stray!


What’s the song you listen to the most these days?

Oh man, I have so many. Right now I am listening to the songs I most recently added to my playlist: Paramore, Icon for Hire, Otherwise, Depeche ModePrince, and Metallica, just to name a few but right now my two favorites on my playlist are Let it Burn by Red and Find My Way Back by Eric Arjes. Go ahead and look them up if you’re interested.

Okay so now my nominees:


My Random Musings

Diary of an Imperfect Mum

Reflections From Me

Mum Muddling Through

Absolutely Prabulous

Pink Pear Bear

And the Questions Are:

  1. What was the last thing you ate?
  2. When was the last time you had Me Time and what did you do?
  3. What is the craziest pick up line that was tried on you?
  4. What was your best date ever?
  5. What was the scariest thing you ever did?
  6. What is your favorite thing about motherhood?
  7. What is your least favorite thing about motherhood?
  8. What is the worst book you’ve ever read?
  9. Celebrity crush?
  10. What’s the last song you heard on the radio?


Thanks for Playing!







I am linking with:

Domesticated Momster
My Random Musings
Pink Pear Bear
The Secret Diary of Agent Spitback
Cuddle Fairy

The A-Z of Me: Challenge


Trista over at Domesticated Momster wrote a piece on this and I was so intrigued by it that I thought this would be a great challenge for myself to do on my own blog. It is going to be challenging for me though as I am going to try to not mention things about me that I have already told you, which is a lot so far. So without further ado, I am going to take a crack at this challenge, the A-Z of Me.

A: I don’t like Apple Pie! Very un-American of me, I know but here me out. I love the smell of apple pie and I love apples but when it comes to apple pie, I just can’t eat it, blah!

B: I used to have my Belly Button pierced. I also really want a Bearded Dragon!

C:  Cats are my chosen house pet. They do things on their own terms, in their own time and they don’t tolerate being pushed around, prodded, or messed with and I completely relate to that!catnodding_rockinrandommom

D: I’m pretty Distant from people sometimes. While I’ve made some great blogger friends, I’ve had a lot of negative experiences with people both online and in person and those experiences have caused me to become distant. The older I get, the more I just want genuine and positive people in my life, no exceptions. I won’t settle for less.

E: An Eternal life with music!

F: I have a brother named Frank. We looked like twins when we were kids and I used to get really mad because I’m older. Now that we are older, he reminds me that I’m older. HA!

G: I was someone’s Girlfriend this past year. Now I’m not and it’s all good.

H: My Home is my sanctuary. It is my safe haven and I don’t like to share it…Except with my boys. They are always welcome!

I: Sometimes I have to show my Inner Bitch if for no other reason than to let people know not to trifle with me.



J: My one and only sister’s name is Jennifer. She’s also my soul sister.

K: I am a firm believer in Karma. Good or bad, it always gets you!

L: I Love to make my children Laugh.

M: Marriage taught me a lot.  One thing it taught me is that I don’t like being married. It’s not for me!

N: Nail Polish is the only truly girly thing that I do. Every month I wear a different color!

O: Outlander is one of my favorite TV shows!! It’s about a married combat nurse in the 40’s being sent back to 1700’s Scotland where she meets and later marries a young Scottish warrior played by Sam Heughan. Awesome, awesome show!!

P: I am usually a very Positive person. Remember that what you put out into the world comes back to you. AKA, Karma!

Q: I am a Quintessential mama bear. Do Not Mess With My Kids!

R: Red is the name of one of my favorite bands. They are awesome! I will have a video of one of their songs at the end of this post. Check it out!

S: I’m on the fence about Soul Mates. I want to believe they exist and that I have one but the realist in me strongly disagrees.

T: I don’t Trust easily. If I do take a chance on someone and decide to trust, they usually prove me wrong. Trust is a huge deal for me.

U: Taking the time to try to Understand me, earns you some major brownie points because I am often misunderstood.

V: When I was 8 years old and got my first room to myself, my aunt painted the walls Violet and the carpet was dark purple. That was the start of my love of the color purple. I also love the show Vikings! Oh Travis Fimmel!!

W: I’d rather be a Warrior than a princess.

X: I never got into the show The X-Files. I do watch Ancient Aliens though. Weird right!

Y: Apparently, I look a good 10 years Younger than I actually am. This is both a blessing and a curse.

Z: I have said this before but for those not paying attention, my Zodiac sign is Cancer, on the cusp of Leo. I’m part of the the most complicated cusp in the zodiac.

So there you have it, the A-Z of me! This challenge was much harder than I thought. Took me a few days to finish it but here it is. What about you? Are you up for the challenge?  As promised, one of my favorite music videos by one of my favorite bands:

Thanks so much for reading!




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The Sister Interview



The Sister Interview

I have a sister who knows me better than anyone (well, besides my kids that is). So, I called my sister, Jen, and did a phone interview. Even though we live in different states in the U.S. my sister still knows me best, well, almost…

Where did your sister grow up?


Yep! In a little neighborhood called Middle River, in Baltimore County to be exact.

What is your sister’s favorite flowers?

Uh, I have no clue.

Me: I don’t like flowers.

Jen: I didn’t think so. Neither do I.

They’re pretty but…no.

How/Where did you meet?

When I was born. Oh, and she’s been very protective over me ever since.

Yep! I was three and I’ve looked out for her ever since.

What was/is your sister’s job?

Working with children.

Yeah, I was a Developmental Specialist, working with children 0-3 with developmental delays

When and why did your sister start blogging?

She started months ago because she needed to express herself

Yes, I was feeling pretty lost after quitting my job and I felt a huge drive to express myself in a different way and blogging just sort of presented itself to me.

What does your sister blog about?

Her children mostly. And life issues like healing from our bad childhood.

Yes, that is why I started. I also blog about music, fitness, and the like.

What are your sister’s hobbies apart from blogging?

Reading, video games, TV shows, Movies, working out, music

She got this mostly right but I will add hiking to the list. Sadly, I haven’t read a book since The Hunger Games series.

What is your sister’s favorite perfume?

Uh, do body sprays count? Your favorite scent is lavender.

Lavender yes, but I love Chinese Cherry Blossom by Bath and Body Works.

What do you and your sister enjoy doing together?

Watching old movies, talking, listening to music, and drooling over hot guys with tattoos while drinking some wine…or margaritas!

Okay, I couldn’t help myself from laughing at this one. It’s funny because it’s so true!

What does your sister love about you?

What doesn’t she love about me? **busts out laughing while trying to be serious** She loves that I can make her laugh.

Yes, I am definitely laughing!! She’s also right. There’s nothing I don’t love about her.

Who are your sister’s favorite Authors?

Uh, Stephen King. *thinks for a minute* that lady who wrote the books about the orphan. You used to love those books. What was her name?

Me: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Jen: Yeah her! You like her!

I do still like her. She wrote my favorite books the Anne of Green Gables series.

How does your sister show you she loves you?

She calls me and checks on me to make sure I’m still alive. *laughs* Cuz she’s awesome!

Yeah, I don’t like talking on the phone much so if I call, it’s because I care and a few years back, my sister had some personal issues. I was calling her every single day to make sure she was alive. It’s now an inside joke between us because I’m the protective big sister who has sometimes had to be mom throughout our lives.

What are your sister’s best traits?

Her personality and how strong she is.

Awe! Now I’m tearing up a little. *sniff*

What are your sister’s worst habits?

Not cleaning!!

I hate to clean! My sister is all OCD about the cleaning and I’m all like, pfft, whatever. I’ll do it tomorrow.

What are your sister’s favorite TV Shows?

Supernatural (those guys are hot!).  Uh, I can’t think. A lot of shows.

*my son over hears the question: “Aunt Jen, it’s Buffy.”*

Jen: Oh yeah, duh! Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. I just had a brain fart!

…and Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, I could go on!

Who/what are your sister’s favorite singers/bands?

Bon Jovi…but she listens to all sorts of music. It depends on her mood.

That is sort of correct! Bon Jovi will always be my favorite but while I do listen to lots of music, alternative rock is my favorite.

What is your sister’s favorite meal and drink?

Coffee! We drink that shit every day! Food though, uh, Italian?

Yes, yes, yes to coffee!! Food, close enough. It’s actually spaghetti, which is Italian. I say it her all the time: I like my food like I like my men…ITALIAN!!

What would be your sister’s ideal weekend getaway?

A California beach

Actually, no. My ideal weekend getaway would be a cabin in the woods, away from the rest of the world because sometimes I need to check out. California was a childhood dream of mine.

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So there is my sister interview. Again, I want to wish Anxious Dragon, aka, Tracey, the best of luck! Miss you and hope to see you again!

I am linking this with:

The Secret Diary of Agent Spitback
Cuddle Fairy
Domesticated Momster
Reflections From Me
Pink Pear Bear

Dragons Loyalty Award


I have been nominated by the lovely Tracey over at The Anxious Dragon. Thanks so much Tracey! I am truly honored. This award is given to loyal fans/commenters to a blog. So I am going to nominate 5 loyal fans.

Here are the rules:

Accept the award, thanking the person who nominated you

Give your readers 5 facts about you

Nominate 5 people for the award

5 facts about me:

  1. I love Renaissance fairs! I attended my first fair when I was 22 years old in Maryland and I was hooked. The ones I attend up here in Massachusetts aren’t as big or as fun but I still go to them because I love stepping back in time, even if it is a little generic and only lasts a few hours.
  2. I went through a goth period in my early twenties. I still love gothic art, gothic music, and gothic literature but I no longer live the gothic lifestyle.
  3. I am a sucker for corsets though! Seriously, I love all of them. I still have two of them that I bought a long time ago from Hot Topic, still one of my favorite stores.
  4. I believe in aliens! I never used to when I was a kid but since I’ve gotten older and started learning more about space, there is no way that our planet is the only planet in the entire universe inhabited by living, breathing beings. Call me crazy (I kinda am) but that’s what I believe.
  5. I was addicted to Beverly Hills, 90210 back in high school. Yeah, I know. I’m going way back! Ha ha!!

The Dragons Loyalty Award Goes to


My Nominees:

Domesticated Momster

Cuddle Fairy

Nikki from view from in here

Random Musings

Absolutely Prabulous

Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory

I would love to hear from all of my nominees as I love getting to know them. You out there who are reading this post and would love to participate, feel free to leave me a comment and/or post one to your own blog! Have a Great Day!


I am linking this with:

Domesticated Momster
Super Busy Mum

10 Things About Me!

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Thank you to Kerry Villers of noahandthegirls who is allowing those who read her blog to write the 10 Things About Me tag that is going around.  She has posed 10 questions that I will answer.  Then I will ask 10 questions, tagging a few of my favorite bloggers. Here are her 10 Questions:

  1. Jeans or Dresses?

Jeans for fall and winter, dresses for spring and summer

2. Heels or flats?

Definitely flats, though I do love boots

3. Favorite music?

I already answered this but it s hard rock

4. American or British TV?

Well, I live in America and I watch a lot of American TV so I’m going with American but I do occasionally watch BBC.

5. Gym bunny or sofa sloth?

    I am a bit of both.  Going to the gym gets boring for me so I like to mix it up with different things.  I can also sit on the      couch for an entire weekend, so there’s that.

6. Chocolate or crisps?

     Chocolate all the way baby!

7. Do You Work?

     I am currently unemployed but am looking

8. Favorite drink?

     Coffee!  Wine occasionally.  I also love Green Tea.

9.  Who wears the trousers in your household?

     I do!  Though I think my pets think they do.  Haha!

10.  Where do you see myself in Five years?

      I really don’t know the answer to this question.  I have learned to take things one day at a time because I find that if I stress too much about the future, it leads to well, too much stress. What I do know is that I will be happy!


So, now for my nominess, and again, if you’ve already done this and I nominated you, sorry.  You don’t have to answer the questions if you don’t want to. If you weren’t tagged and would like to answer these questions, by all means, feel free!

Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory

  1. Jeremy Barnes
  2. Laura
  3. Vicky
  4. Lisa
  5. SillyMummy


The ten questions are:

  1. If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be?
  2. What’s your favorite social media outlet to use for blogging?
  3. What’s your favorite movie genre?
  4. If there was one event you could change in your past, would you do it?
  5. Referring to question four: Why or Why not?
  6. How many times have you been tagged for this 10 Things about Me?
  7. What’s your favorite childhood memory?
  8. What do you think will be your child’s favorite childhood memory?
  9. Ice Cream or Cake?
  10. Music related because, it just has to be: Did you play a musical instrument at anytime during your school years and if so, what was it?


That’s it!  I hope you all enjoy the questions.  I look forward to reading them.  Have Fun!


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