7.25.2013

30 random facts for my 30th year.


In honor of my 30th birthday which is slowly creeping up on me the first week of August, I thought it would be fun to share 30 random facts about me to celebrate. Personally, I always love learning about weird quirks and facts about other people (especially bloggers) because I find those things endearing and ultimately what makes me like a person more! I originally shared facts about me here -- so hope you enjoy this second edition: 

30 for 30 facts about Steph @ Pretty Little Things

1. I love Tazo teas. My current favorites are vanilla rooibos and green ginger.
2. I eat sushi about once a week and I'm so happy I finally got D on board with it too. Otherwise it would be a lot of lonely dinners for one.
3. Somehow over the years I've turned into a homebody. I used to love going out and being a social butterfly and the thought of staying home one night would make me cringe. Now it sounds amazing. Ugh that sounds exactly like something a 30 year old would say!!
4. I love getting stuff in the mail. Magazines and subscription boxes can make a mundane weekday a little perkier.
5. Reading all of your blogs has become my favorite thing to do in my downtime. Thanks for all the inspiration!
6. My birthday is August 4th and I'm such a leo. Totally a fire sign without a doubt!
7. Target is my weakness
8. I'm allergic to apples. Weird I know!
9. I love sushi, shrimp, lobster and most other seafood. If I ever developed a shellfish allergy I'd be so sad.
10. Fall is my favorite season, with summer being a close second.
11. I majored in English and Psychology in undergrad.
12. I have two Masters Degrees (seriously, who needs two??) One in Education and one in School Counseling. I guess I like to learn.
13. One day I will have a library in my house.
14. I love books and will probably never own a Kindle. There's something about holding a book in your hand and placing it on the shelf when you're done that is so satisfying to me.
15. I love anything chalkboards. Which is why I have a chalk board wall in my office to help inspire me and to always be creating things.
16. I don't understand Twitter, nor do I have any interest to get involved in it! Despite how many people tell me I have to tweet to be a successful blogger. 
17. I love holidays and any excuse to decorate and be festive.
18. The same would go for theme parties. It just makes everything more fun.
19. One of my favorite books is The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
20. I am very sensitive to smell and always smelling things like paper, clothes etc.
21. I've been known for getting sucked into a Lifetime movie. And then I fall asleep on D. And then D is force to watch said Lifetime movie because he can't reach for the remote.
22. If I had all the money in the world, I would travel everywhere and see everything.
23. I am fascinated by seeing other peoples lives and how they live their life. See above.
24. I hate running. I wish I didn't but I do. People always talk about having that "runner's high" and I just don't get it. Running just makes me angry.
25. I already have my Halloween costume picked out for this year. Favorite holiday what what!
26. I believe in past lives and reincarnation. And I've decided my dog was Egyptian royalty in her past life. Also my mom was squirrel ( I mean this in a good way). I know you think I'm weird now ; )
27. I love decoding dreams and have a dream dictionary next to my bed. I dream in such vivid color every night so I always like to rehash them in the morning to find out the "true meaning"
28. I've always said my favorite color is purple. But when I think of it I never wear purple, like ever. So now I'm thinking I don't have a favorite color. Which is weird in itself.
29. I'm currently into 80's style aerobics. My mom's Jane Fonda work out tapes (yes on VHS) are helping me bring my sexy back!
30. I wonder if anyone actually cares about these little facts about me and if you're thinking I'm a total odd ball now ; )

I'd love to hear from you all -- 
what's a random fact about you that makes you, you?!

xo Steph


41 comments:

  1. We have so much in common it's really weird! Like... I've been collecting books since I was kid because I've always believed I would someday have a library in my home. Endless money = endless travel in my book. Dream dictionary and dreaming in vivid color? Check! So weird!

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    1. from the start we always had a lot in common : )

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  2. No sushi or vanilla teas for me, but otherwise lots of similarities!

    I'd rather be at home than anywhere else (besides the beach!), mail is my happy time, Target is my mistress, fall is my favorite, I have a degree in english lit, I have a room in my house that holds my books and is called my library, I can't read off of an ereader, I am not a good tweeter, I actually own a Lifetime movie on DVD like bought it on purpose (the Tori Spelling one), I don't run (ever), MFD and I plot our Halloween costumes far in advance, my favorite color IS purple and I wear it a lot (too much?, I did Richard Simmons sweating to the oldies last week...because I own it.

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    1. I love so many things about this comment! I love how we have so many similarities -- including our names!

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  3. I'm a book junkie too. I never had a desire to get a Kindle but my hubby got me one for my birthday so I'm trying to change my attitude about it lol. It is nice having lots of books handy. But I will definitely be keeping a lot of my "real" books.
    Also, I hate running too! I'm trying to find other ways to work out.

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    1. that's the one thing I struggle with. Like if i travel or I'm on a plane I could have all my books in on place if I had a reader. Maybe one day I'll cave, but I will still have a library in my house!

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  4. Cute post.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  5. This was such a fun post! I am such a homebody now too...I think that means we're old :) I have a slight allergic reaction to apples too but I think it's caused mostly by the skin. (same goes for me for cherries, plums, peaches, pears etc).

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Forever 21 Giveaway!

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    1. haha I think 30 has somehow turned us in homebodies! What happened to us? And that's interesting you also get allergic reactions from apples, I haven't found many others who this happens to!

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  6. happy early birthday!!
    now im dying to know what your halloween costume is!
    i have one in mind as well, but its my backup in case i dont think of anything more creative before the holiday :)

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    1. thanks Caroline! I actually have a few Halloween costumes in mind -- I just need multiple parties that I can wear them to! haha

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  7. I have a masters's degree in Mental Health Counseling.

    Happy Early Birthday!!

    Once my cousin gets married, my dad's side of the family will have completely died out. There is no male to carry on the family name.

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    1. awesome I love meeting other counselors! and interesting fact about you -- thanks for sharing : )

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  8. Great post, we have a lot in common!!

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  9. hahaha, so fun to read. 80's style aerobics? that one is too funny. I wish I loved running too. It's really not my favorite but I force myself to just do it.

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    1. yes the 80's! Jane Fonda's still got it! I mean look at her, she is like 70 and looks amazing : )

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  10. I'm with you on #16, I just can't get into Twitter! I also have a love for Tazo teas, never had the vanilla roobios...it's on the grocery list ;)

    http://hellonewlywedlife.blogspot.com/

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    1. haha yeah I just don't get twitter and I really have no desire to do it. Hope all the bloggers out there don't mind! thanks for the comments Megan!

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  11. LOVE reading these facts abt u!! Ditto on having a weakness for Target, eating sushi at least once a week, & love for reading actual books (not Kindle). And def not an odd ball for sure ;)
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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    1. Target and sushi are definitely weaknesses every time! Thanks for the comments Hanna! xo

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  12. do you work in school counseling? when I lived in NJ I had the school counseling certificate to go along with my masters in social work!

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    1. Not yet -- I work at a crisis counseling center right now but looking for a school counseling job for the fall! did you work as a counselor or social worker? I love finding others in the same profession in the blogging worl d: )

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  13. What a cute post! Happy birthday to you!!
    Who knew people were allergic to apples..haha.
    I'm a sucker for Target too!
    xo,
    nancy

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    1. I know the apple thing is weird haha. thanks nancy! xo

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  14. Very cute post! I hope you have a great birthday!

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  15. I completely relate to your feelings on twitter, I've worked in social media and I still don't like it!

    Happy 30th!

    www.indigokat.com

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    1. glad to know I'm not alone with twitter! Thanks Kaitlin : )

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  16. Love learning more about other bloggers -it's like getting to you know you better. I am an avid reader and have not converted to a kindle either. I just love the idea of sharing my love of reading with other readers.

    And I LOVE sushi too and wished I could eat it once a week.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. me too Alice! It makes me feel like I know my online blogger friends better haha.

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  17. I love finding out random facts about other people, I feel like it's a great way to get to know someone! I've also turned into a home body over the last couple years...I wonder if that just comes with getting older. I would love to travel all over the world as well; there are so many amazing places to see! Such a cute post!

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace

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    1. I agree Jen! When I learn more about people's "weird" quarks, I usually like them more. I find those things endearing : )

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  18. You don't even look 30 (: I thought you're 20 something!! Lovely update! I love sushi too it's so yummy!! Do you mind if we follow each other ? Do let me know on my blog! xx

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww thank you! Yes I know I look young! And I'll def check out your blog too : )

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  19. These are great! I could relate to a lot of them - I'm also a leo who never gets a runner high with a sensitive sense of smell, happy to eat sushi and other seafood everyday! :) Great post - thanks for sharing!
    -Carylee
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  20. You look like your 16 girl. I want your genes. I loved learning more about you and I can definitely relate! LOLLL @ the running thing. Now I understand:) and thank goodness I'm not alone. I think it's so awesome that you have 2 Master's Degrees. Keep learning girl! I know one day you'll have the library of your dreams like Belle;)! Halloween is favorite holiday too:)! Oh....and lifetime movies....me too...I always get sucked it!!!!

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  21. Well it sounds like people think you are a "twenty something" and I know you love that!! Great post and I'm glad I knew these facts prior to reading this. Love you ;)

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  22. Great post! I might do one of these for my birthday too, if I can think of 30 things to post about myself!! HAHA! Happy Birthday again!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  23. These photos are so ncie with article . Its also a informative post .

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