IT’S PODCAST TUESDAY!
You asked, we’re answering. Today, we’re talking about everything from how it all started to when we’ll stop, if we make money doing this or not, whether we consider it a job, our funniest stories, how we’ve grown and changed over the years and so much more! It’s a full podcast episode on blogging today just for you! 🙂
You can listen to day HERE or on your favorite podcast platform (Spotify, Apple, etc.).
I thought I’d share the podcast deets and then…
…it’s another edition of Shay’s Random Grab Bag!
You know the drill…I pull some of your random questions and answer them all here in one little post.
If you missed Grab Bag #1, I covered everything from Kensington’s daily g-free meals, to where Andrew buys his clothes, marriage advice and more! Catch it HERE. If you missed Grab Bag #2, I cover how I handle crappy days, parenting tips, how I started my travel agency, how I pack my toiletries and how I organize my closet! You can read that one HERE. In Grab Bag #3’s post, I shared how I plan vacations for my family, more book suggestions, house cleaning tips and more #OOTD. You can catch that one HERE!
Here are the random questions from my grab bag this time…
Oh those kids of mine keep me on my toes! Here are a few new-ish tidbits about each one…
Most likely to: be snuggled up with her dog binge watching a show.
Favorite food right now: Easter candy.
Currently watching: Saved By The Well on repeat. She’s about to start Gilmore Girls for the first time though 🙂 .
What she’s doing after school: something by herself. Kensington has always been my independent one. After a full day of school and people, she likes to have a minute to herself after school.
If she were to get into trouble, it would be because: she goes from 0 to 10 in an instant…and her parents (who are also Enneagram 8s do too!)…so one minute, she’s a 10 and the next minute, she’s all cuddly and sweet. Bahaha!
When she grows up, I think she’ll be a: nurse
Most likely to: be outside.
Favorite food right now: this kid is into “healthy” food. He doesn’t do sweets…give him eggs, chicken, veggies…he’s very into the healthy food right now.
Currently watching: Formula 1 on Netflix
What he’s doing after school: he’s outside! He’s on his bike, up a tree, fishing, riding his scooter, rowing…he’s outside.
If he were to get into trouble, it would be because: he’s so loud. Seriously, HE IS SO LOUD. His voice is loud. His whistle is loud. He is just like his dad. Bahahaha!
When he grows up, I think he’ll be a: prosecutor and then judge
Most likely to: be outside with Smith. She loves riding her bike, walking to her friends’ houses…she’s always outdoors.
Favorite food right now: this girl loves all food, but avocados in any form reign supreme right now.
Currently watching: any sports on TV. Ashby doesn’t care what the sporting event is, she wants to watch it.
What she’s doing after school: she wants to be outdoors, kicking a soccer ball, riding her bike, blowing bubbles…just outside.
If she were to get into trouble, it would be because: she is not great at multi-tasking. If she needs to go from A to B and a television is turned on in her path, she cannot help herself but stop and watch (no matter what it is!). She gets annoyed because we’re always like “walk straight there and don’t stop” and she’s always like “I try but I can’t help it”. ha!
When she grows up, I think she’ll be a: someone that works in the front office of the New York Yankees or…I think she’ll be an MLB official.
Most likely to: crafting, coloring, applying makeup…being creative!
Favorite food right now: tacos.
Currently watching: Bluey
What she’s doing after school: following me around 🙂 . She loves baking with me, cooking dinner, helping me do laundry or play with the dogs. She’s my sidekick.
If she were to get into trouble, it would be because: TBD 😉 . She is the easiest kid. Ever.
When she grows up, I think she’ll be an: artist! I don’t know whether she’ll be a comedian or a stylist, but this girl is ARTSY! She is constantly doodling, drawing and creating.
You know, we don’t have a solid regimen yet, so if you have suggestions, we’d happily take them! Kensington has tried Beauty Counter items, some Drunk Elephant products, random things we’ve picked up at the grocery store or Trader Joe’s. It’s a hodgepodge, but I would truly love to hear your recommendations!
Ohhhhhh! I LOVE PINTEREST!!! Pinterest is without a doubt my favorite form of social media. If you don’t follow me, you should! You can find me and all of my fabulous boards HERE.
When you head to my profile on Pinterest, you’ll see all of my boards and none of them will surprise you because they’re all so ME. I think that’s the key. You need to curate boards that speak directly to you. Take a look at my boards, they’re very much me. If you’re interested in tattoos or traveling to Japan or Amish furniture…whatever it is, create specific boards for those things. I like my boards to be specific, so you’ll notice that I have a general Travel board but I also have more specific All Things French and All Things British boards for those two places as I tend to pin more from there than other travel destinations. So Tip #1: make your boards about things YOU love. Tip #2: make your boards specific! Tip #3: Follow other Pinners you see pinning similar items you do. Tip #4: Check in on Pinterest every day if only to Pin one or two things. Tip #5: If you for instance, try a recipe and don’t love it or if you do love it, add a note to your existing Pin about it (to keep track) and start a board called Recipes I Pinned and Loved and move that recipe over there. See? Just make boards and keep them organized. I change my organization around monthly depending on the season. Right now, you’ll see my Easter, Spring and travel boards as those are relevant now…but come September, my boards will be Apples, Pumpkins, Fall Food, Halloween, Back to School, etc.
For this one, I’m just going to address the last part…my favorite travel wear. I’ve shared this before, but I’ll share it again, I almost always wear the same uniform when traveling…
Me about to board an 8+ hour flight to Hawaii.
1: Very comfy, stretchy dress (I wore THIS ONE to Hawaii and then the very same dress but in black on the flight home). I rarely wear jeans as I find that if it’s hot on the flight, I get really hot if I’m in jeans and extra nauseous. I’m not saying I never wear jeans…but I always try to wear a dress. I also almost always wear a black or dark colored dress in case of spills while on board. (That being said, just last week, I saw this dress in pink and thought it was SO CUTE!) If the flight is super, super long, I will wear my Spanx leggings.
2: I bring a denim jacket and large scarf. I seriously cannot think of the last trip that I didn’t bring a denim jacket and scarf in my carry on bag. If it’s cold, I can put them on or lay them across my lap, if I spill something I can cover up in it…it polishes a “rumpled in flight outfit” after you land. Love.
3: I wear stud earrings. I really try to wear studs every time so that face masks, headphones, whatever can fit over my ears without pulling at my lobes.
4: I layer on lots of necklaces and bracelets so that I don’t have to pack them 😉 .
5: I wear shoes that slip off and on really easily. Even though I have my TSA precheck clearance, you know…sometimes, the machine beeps and you have to take off your shoes or you’re in a country that doesn’t recognize TSA, so I like to easily be able to take mine off and on.
That wraps up this edition of Grab Bag!
I hope you all go listen to today’s new podcast episode and enjoy it 🙂 . I’ll see you back here tomorrow, friends! xx