This is actually a post I have been looking forward to sharing with our followers. I love learning about bloggers that I follow and today is my turn to share a little about me with you. Without further ado…

1. What’s your middle name? Marie. I know, it’s the name I go by. Opal is my first name. A family name and one that no one has ever called me.

2. What was your favorite subject in school? I feel like I should say recess, but that wouldn’t be true. In high school it was English and in college it was History.

3. What are 3 things you can’t leave home without? It’s sad to say but a snack, my cell phone and usually a kid.

4. What is your favorite song at the moment? It’s hard to pick just one. When we turn on some music every kid gets to pick a song and we tend to jam out and we acquire quite a few favorites. Right now I love Juicy Wiggle, Humble and Kind and Girl Crush.

5. What is your favorite food? I love ALL food — except seafood, not a fan.

6. What is the last thing you bought? Shoes for my kids. School is starting so we are getting ready. Not a bad purchase. Let’s see if they can make it to Christmas.

7. Favorite Book? I don’t have a favorite book, but I DO love to read. Right now I am reading a 3 part series by Dean Hughes. The 1st book is titled “The Wind and the Waves” and I loved it. I am now on the 2nd book “Through Cloud and Sunshine” and it is just as good.

8. Favorite color? Turquoise

9. How tall are you? I pretend I am 5′ 3″ but I’m really 5′ 2 1/2″.

10. Favorite perfume? Happy — always has, always will.

11.Favorite Holiday? Halloween! I love Fall. It’s my favorite time of year. I love the leaves changing and the smell in the air. I love to dress up for Halloween and decorate my home. I am sad to say I have more Halloween decorations than any other holiday. Is that bad?


12. What I did yesterday? I went school shopping with my daughter and a great friend and her daughter. Ate some great food and spent some money. Always a good time.

13. Have you ever been out of the country, and if so how many times? Boy this question is depressing and makes me realize I am not a very exotic person. I have been out of the country once and it was on a cruise to Mexico.

14. What 3 things make me happy? My family, good food and a clean house.

15. Favorite stores? I don’t go shopping very much but when I do go without any kids I tend to hit Hobby Lobby or Gordman’s.

16. Favorite Restaurant? I love the Tepanyaki Grill. AMAZING.

17. Favorite Movie? This one took some time. I realized that I don’t have one favorite but that I like a lot of movies. I like Grease, Ever After, Twilight Series, Thor and the Lord of the Rings Series.

18. When was the last time you cried? On Sunday, in Church. I had a moment with my son and husband, I was so proud of both of them and grateful to be with them. Sometimes you gotta cry happy tears.

19. Favorite Blogs? iheartnaptime and sullengers

20. What are some of your favorite hobbies? I love crafting, exercising, reading, camping, and pretty much anything outdoors and being with my family.


21. Favorite TV shows? My family and I love America’s Got Talent right now.  I’m into season 5 of Gilmore girls on Netflix.  I also love Botched and anything on HGTV.

22. What are 3 of your fears? Open water, the unknown with my kids, not being good enough.

23. What phone do you have? iPhone 5S

24. Do you have any pets? Yes. A donkey named Jake, a white Lab named Kovax and a Husky Wolf Lab mix name Coon.

25. Can you cook? I like to think I can. My husband tells me that he likes that I try new recipes. I love food and love my crock pot. Unfortunately I tend to get tired of cooking before I run out of ideas for meals.

There you have it, me in a nutshell.