Happy Monday, Friends!! This post is going up much later than I wanted it to, but it has been a Monday! I’m sure that my birthday falling on a Sunday didn’t help, because I didn’t get my normal Sunday things to help me get ready for the week done!
I thought it would be fun to make a list of 31 things that you may or may not know about me since I turned 31 yesterday! As Brynlee would say, “Let’s get started”:
1- My first name is not Brooke. My first name is Jessica. I hate going by my middle name, but I always have! My parents thought about calling me JB, thank goodness they didn’t!
2- I’m an only child and also married to one. We have zero sharing issues. Do you believe me on that one?
3- I am a complete product junkie. I just feel like I need all the things! It used to just be makeup, but it is starting to be the same with skincare since I am starting to get older. It may have something with number 2, I’m not sure!
4- I love to cook! There is nothing better than getting in the kitchen. I just hate cleaning up after!
5- I have a blanket that I take everywhere, including the hospital when my girls were born. It is called the elephant blanket. I’m not talking a little blanket. It is like a size of a twin bed blanket. It is literally the best thing in the world. Besides my family, of course!
6- I don’t like chocolate, unless it has some sort of nut in it.
7- I talk to my momma and memaw multiple times a day, which a lot of people find odd!!
8- I thrive off of structure. If our calendar isn’t filled out and my to-do list isn’t done, I can barely function. I think Brynlee is going to be the same way. Millie Cate on the other hand, she is happy and can just go with the flow!
9- My favorite type of shows to watch on TVs are medical shows- Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor and The Resident are my favorite right now!
10- Brunch. No other explanation needed.
11- My dream vacation would be to charter a private yacht in Santorini or one of the other beautiful Greek Islands. I’ll just keep dreaming…I mean really, I’d be happy with a fishing boat in Wrightsville Beach! I just love a good vacation!
12- Fresh flowers and plants in my home make me happy!
13- I love to be outside, but I hate bugs. Do you see my problem?
14- I took dance for 7 years growing up and I have NO rhythm! All of that time and money, right down the drain.
15- Working out is just not my favorite, I want to love it, but I don’t.
16- There is nothing I love more than being organized. However, getting organized and staying organized can be a challenge!! Especially with two small kids.
17- When I was younger, I loved to tent camp. My parents would sleep in the camper and I would beg my dad to set up the tent for me.
18- Packing lunches and bedtimes are my two least favorite mom duties.
19- Getting them out of their bed is my favorite! It doesn’t get better than those sweet smiles.
20- Do you have problems throwing stuff away? Because I do! I’m talking birthday invitations, cards, random scribbles…mommy keeps it all.
21- Getting my nails done is my absolute favorite self care thing. I really wish I could do my own nails, because getting them done can be expensive. I just can’t! My whole finger ends up painted and the paint ends up smudged 30 minutes later. I’ve tried all the polishes and top coats- I’m throwing in the towel and headed to the salon for them to do it and wine!
22- Speaking of wine- Sauvignon Blanc is my big girl drink of choice!
23- I died my hair dark one time and it was HORRIBLE. Like so so bad.
24- I still have close friends that I met in Kindergarten and love them dearly! A couple of them were in my wedding!
25- I hate tequila and milk, they are both terrible liquids!
26- Do you know what is better than Lilly Pulitzer? Matching Lilly Pulitzer with your minis!
27- Happy Hour or really any hour on a patio can make any day instantly better.
28- Growing up I would watch Alice in Wonderland on REPEAT! Millie Cate’s first birthday was Alice in Wonderland and this year both girls are taking dance and their gala theme is Alice in Wonderland. This momma is so excited!
29- I love to do crafts, but only when they go my way and turn out how I want them to!
30- We have a cat/dog named Carlos. Most people don’t even know we have a dog because he literally lays around and barks from under the covers when someone comes to the door.(Which is why we call him a cat/dog, he is more like a cat than a dog!) He is the laziest dog ever. It’s ok though, poor guy has had a tough life. He wandered up to our door, you could see every bone in his body, he was yellow from going potty all over him self and he had chunks missing out of his ears. He is living the life now!
31- Last, but not least! Some people say I am nosey- but I like to say I am inquisitive and ask the right questions! To tell you the truth, that is one reason I started my blog! I like to know things (not intimate details of your life unless you’re one of my besties, then I want to know it all) but just other random things- like what shade of lipstick you’re wearing or what you’re cooking for dinner. And if I find great things, I want to share them with you!
Well if you made it to the end of this, we should probably sit down and have a glass of Sauvignon Blanc!
I hope you all have a fabulous day!