8 Oct

100 Random Things

posted by ninahelleny in DAILY DIARY
My friend Meredith over at The Sweet T Family did this last week so I thought I would play along!

100 Random Things -

  1. I’m an oldest child.

  2. First grandchild.

  3. I met my husband right when everyone told me I would... when I wasn’t looking.

  4. I had no idea I could love someone so much.

  5. I do not like warm shrimp.

  6. I love ice cream but I would prefer a steak, then ice cream.

  7. I say I’m 5’2” but really I’m somewhere in between 5’1” - 5’2”.

  8. I love shoes but it’s very hard for me to buy them because I wear a size 5.

  9. My mother will be a Chef before Christmas.

  10. My dad had his pilots licence before he his drivers license.

  11. My husband is also a pilot.

  12. Neither of them have a career in flying.

  13. I did not always love to cook.

  14. I prefer stove-top cooking over the oven.

  15. It makes me feel more productive. It burns more calories too.

  16. Messages from blog readers make my days a little brighter.

  17. I’m looking forward to the day I find out we’re pregnant with our first child.

  18. I can’t wait to be a mother.

  19. I’m fully obsessed with my Le Creuset Round French Oven.

  20. I plan to purchase the 3.5 quart oval, 2.25 saucier and the stove-top grill. As soon as possible.

  21. As well as replace the knobs with the stainless steel ones.

  22. I need a few of the Le Creuset baking dishes too.

  23. I think I might make Italian Beef again this weekend.

  24. Especially since we picked up our new 7 qt All-Clad Deluxe Slow Cooker on Sunday.

  25. I miss my godmother more and more every day. As I grow older, it gets harder.

  26. My godfather is one of the best people I know.

  27. I am extremely thankful that I was born and raised Catholic.

  28. I will be forever grateful to my husband for helping me grow in my Catholic faith.

  29. I have a new found love for all things spicy hot.

  30. I had to learn to eat spicy things because I swear JH doesn’t have a taste-bud left in his mouth.

  31. I’m going to attempt to vlog. Clues: paint and fried Nutella.

  32. Thrifty Decor Chick is one of my favorite blogs right now.

  33. Thanks to TDC I want to find every old, crappy piece of furniture in the 100 mile radius and turn it into a treasure for our home. Click here for an example.

  34. As a child, I preferred a paper form to fill out over a Barbie doll.

  35. I love blogging.

  36. I have the very best friends in the whole entire world.

  37. The bond we have is strong and the love we share brings tears to my eyes.

  38. I would rather buy gifts for others than something for myself.

  39. I’m obsessed with our wedding photos by Brandyj Photography.

  40. Kristin Weis of Kristin Ashley Events will forever have a very special place in my heart.

  41. If God decides to give us a girl one day, she will be named after my godmother, Natalie.

  42. And if he gives us a boy, we will call him Jack after my godfather. He’ll have a long family name but he’ll go by Jack.

  43. I love family names for babies. Traditional, strong family names.

  44. I love traditions. Old & new.

  45. I’m a crier. I cry at weddings, TV shows, movies and even awards shows like the Oscars.

  46. I would wear Lululemon pants every day if I could.

  47. I don’t really like tennis shoes.

  48. 4.5” platform heels make your legs look skinnier without working out.

  49. My Tory Burch Revas are one of my best purchases made to date.

  50. Once you own a designer handbag, there was no turning back.

  51. I would rather carry the same Louis Vuitton for years than carry a new cheap handbag every month. If you do the calculation, my way is cheaper!

  52. I have most of my clothes tailored.

  53. I love Mac & Cheese out of a box. With peas, fish sticks and ketchup.

  54. I love Southern and Italian meatballs equally.

  55. One you eat with mashed potatoes and the other with noodles, what’s not to love?

  56. My grandmother is a very talent seamstress. I love the dresses she makes me and hope to give them to my daughters and/or granddaughters one day.

  57. It pays to invest in classic staples for your wardrobe. Initially you might have some sticker shock but it will save you money in the long run.

  58. My mother taught me to stand up for myself. I wasn’t the best at it when I was wronger but I’ve learned along the way and I’m pretty darn good at it now!

  59. I’m so so thankful for where and what my life is now.

  60. I thank God every day for leading me to JH. He makes me a better person and he is such a wonderful husband.

  61. I wish I could buy every single piece of Hooker Furniture on CSN Stores Accent Furniture Direct Site.

  62. I want to send Minted Minibooks out for our Christmas cards.

  63. My closet needs a makeover.

  64. I can no longer wear the jeans in my closet.

  65. I need to replace my beloved True Religions but I’ll have to buy the higher-waist style now.

  66. I am not sad about this at all. I hate low-rise pants.

  67. I need to post another blog sale. Anyone out there wear a size 5 shoe?

  68. I cannot believe I’m going to turn 30 in 2 months.

  69. What will I put on my wish list?

  70. I desperately need a new handbag. Such a hard decision for me.

  71. I’ve been trying to pick one for over a year now. Ridiculous, I know.

  72. I want a Hermes enamel “H” bracelet since my new last name starts with an “H”. Only seems right.

  73. I put garlic in almost every dish I cook. Lots of it.

  74. I’m Italian. In case you didn’t know.

  75. Good catfish and creamy coleslaw make my heart pitter-patter. (Yes, we live below the Mason-Dixon line)

  76. I do not understand the buying of fake handbags.

  77. $299+ for a fake bag. Do not understand.

  78. I’ve met real-life best friends through my blog. Completely true.

  79. They even traveled by plane to come to my wedding. Teary.

  80. This blog was originally called “Nina’s Blog” - how original?

  81. I’m allergic to cats.

  82. I have good friends that I’ve never met.

  83. I’m so glad I was in a sorority during college.

  84. I dream about doing a complete home renovation to an old house.

  85. I loved when my parent’s owned a gift shop but I never want to work retail again.

  86. I have great respect for the Holiday Gift Wrappers at the mall.

  87. Looking back at our wedding, there are very few things I would have done differently. Maybe 2. That’s it. It was perfect.

  88. All of our thank you notes are signed, sealed, delivered.

  89. Or at least I hope they’ve been delivered.

  90. I have a major bone to pick with the USPS.

  91. You would not believe how many thank yous I had to re-send.

  92. For someone that is rarely lost for words, this 100 things task has been difficult.

  93. Yay for #93!

  94. I love my life.

  95. I’m glad I’m not always in charge of my life’s direction.

  96. Otherwise Jenna and I would still be living together, staying in at night and eating Special K for dinner.

  97. Now we’re both married and our 3rd amigo will join us next July!

  98. I would give an internal organ for some froyo right now.

  99. There are not enough words to express my love for my parents.

  100. My husband completes me. With out him, life would be SO boring! Love you, JH!

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  • http://twittybanter.blogspot.com Lea

    Awesome idea!
    I reached 100 Blog views today, I’ll be blogging my 100 things list tonight in celebration!
    Thanks for a good in office, lunch break read ;)

  • Beth

    Love your list, you are one spunky gal and I love it!

  • http://www.barefootwithchampagne.com Christine

    I love your list! I was just obsessing over Le Creuset last night, I NEED the dutch oven like nobody’s business! I completely agree with you on the Tory Burch Revas and Designer handbags DO save you money, I’ve been carrying my first ever Marc Jacobs for over a year, which is WAY longer than any other purse I’ve ever carried! That was fun to read! :)

  • Beth

    Any chance of sharing the Italian Beef recipe? It is slow-cooker weather … even in Florida!

  • http://mysteadfastspirit.blogspot.com Allison

    I am totally with you on #27 :)
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..My purchase =-.

  • http://www.thelifeaccounts.blogspot.com Jen

    In the last year or two I have bought a ton of le creuset baking dishes from marshalls, tj maxx and home goods, I always have the best luck at all the local TJ Maxx stores, I don’t think I’ve ever gone and not found at least 2-3 pieces!

  • http://spiceandsass.blogspot.com/ Samma

    Great list Nina! I love family names too- we have a Morgan Deeds (II) and Harper Dell in the chute ready for future babies! Also, I let Erin know, but Homegoods has TONS of Le Creuset right now in delicious colors!
    .-= Samma´s last blog ..Project Mondo =-.

  • http://thecompanyshekeeps.blogspot.com BLC

    Such a cute post!!! Xoxo-BLC
    .-= BLC´s last blog ..In 1492 =-.

  • http://makeupbytricia.blogspot.com Makeup by Tricia

    Love this list! I feel like I was reading a story. Thank you for sharing. I hope all your wishes on this list comes true (esp the baby one).
    .-= Makeup by Tricia´s last blog ..Giving your cheeks a pop of color =-.

  • http://www.erin--elizabeth.blogspot.com Erin

    Cute list!

  • http://www.domesticblissdom.blogspot.com Becky

    I really enjoyed reading this!
    I can remember when I saw the pregnancy test turn positive, and I thought for about a split second of telling my husband in some kind of planned-out surprise, but instead I ran down the hall, down the stairs and into his arms, screaming, “I’m pregnant, I’m pregnant!” And he twirled me around and we laughed and laughed and laughed with joy. I am wishing just such a moment for you. It is one of the best moments in life.
    I also love classic family names for children. Thus, I have a William Champion and a Lucy Elizabeth. No trends here!!!
    And, I also have a love affair with Le Creuset. The only item I own is a stockpot (in red) but I love it so darn much I could cuddle it.
    Congratulations on marrying the love of your life. It is such a blessing to know absolute peace with your soulmate.
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..As promised- from the last post =-.

  • http://blueeyedbride.com Erin @ Blue-Eyed Bride

    i love you so so much, dear friend! and i miss you just as much!
    .-= Erin @ Blue-Eyed Bride´s last blog ..Two Giveaway Winners and Two Recipes =-.

  • http://lsumelanie.blogspot.com Melanie

    Loved your 100 things and I enjoy reading your blog!

  • http://preppynewlywed.blogspot.com Lauren @ Adventures of a Southern Newlywed

    I love your list of 100 things! Your blog is one of my favorites, and I love that you are at such a happy place in your life! Cheers to you, friend!

  • http://www.elizabeth-kentuckymama.blogspot.com elizabeth

    i’m around 5’1″-5’2″ also….and i always round up:) oh, and i wear a 5 too! it’s hard to always find that size:(

  • http://dannyanddesiree.blogspot.com Desiree

    That was so fun to read!

  • http://southernstuf.blogspot.com Wendy @ A Southern Accent

    So cute! Thanks for the tip on Thrifty Decor Chick! I hadn’t come across that one yet! Happy to hear you are enjoying married life. I’m not going to even attempt to do this because I don’t think I could make it past 30.
    .-= Wendy @ A Southern Accent´s last blog ..A Good Pillow =-.

  • http://www.livinglifegratefully.blogspot.com Happiness Is…

    This is fun! I wear a 6 but have a pair of 5.5 I am trying to sell….Meghan above me, want them?!?! They are adorable Donald Pliner gold flats I insisted on buying and are just way too small.
    .-= Happiness Is…´s last blog ..21 weeks and a toast to the husband! =-.

  • Meghan

    I love lists like this! I too am somewhere between 5’1 and 5’2. Wish I could wear size 5 shoes– I’m a 5.5! Darn. :)

  • http://anaughtylibrarian.blogspot.com Birdie

    I love your list! I have one question, (maybe you’ve blogged this before) I am about to graduate college and join the grown-up workforce. What classic pieces and wardrobe staples are a must have? If you have (or know of) a compiled list, I would so appreciate help!!

  • http://aglimpseofsarah.blogspot.com sarah

    LOVE this!!1 I did this when I first started blogging and I think I need to do it again! Have a great weekend :)
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..First Dance =-.