In honor of my 36th Birthday being today I thought it would be fun to share 36 facts about me you may or may not know! 

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1)  I eat at least a jar of peperoncinis a week.  They are my favorite snack and now Sterling is addicted to them too.

2) I hate the taste of toothpaste.  I would rather wash my face at nigh than brush my teeth.

3) I am a neat person but not clean.  Don’t ask me to wash dishes there will always be spots afterwards.

4) When I was in 4th grade Nickelodeon took over my school.  It was pretty amazing, Marc Summers  spear headed it and they had obstacle courses and people got slimmed.  Boys 2 Men preformed.

5) I like to eat all the cheese and toppings off my pizza and leave the bread.

6) I have been highlighting my hair since I was 13.

7) I once traveled to Germany and had a complete panic attack as we boarded the plane to come home.  I seriously thought I may have to stay and live in Germany because there was no way I could handle a 8 hour flight home.

8) My dream job would be to be a stylist or to write a cookbook.

9) My favorite flowers are peonies and tulips.  I hate sunflowers.

10) I have a black thumb at gardening and kill pretty much anything I plant.  It is a running joke at our house.  Matt tends to the plants.

11) I am terrified of my loved ones dying and think about it several times a day.

12) I talk to my mom and sister on the phone at least 5 times a day.

13) Matt and I have been together for 15 years.

14) I have a slight addiction to blouses and dresses.  They are my favorite items to shop for.

15) I am a total type A personality and I always like to be in control.

16) I only drink decaf coffee

17) On my first trip to NYC my mom and I went to the taping of the then Regis and Kathy and Lee Show.  My seat was the one chosen for the trivia prize.  We won a years worth supply of Ricola cough drops and a gift card to JCPenny.

18)  Favorite drink = good tequila.  Favorite meal = anything Mexican.

19) I have pretty much given up most meat but I just can’t part with bacon.  

20) I am terrified of planes, sharks, and tornados.

21) Gossip Girl and Breaking Bad still remain 2 of my favorite tv shows ever.

22) Two places I would love to travel to are Napa and Greece

23)  I am a total hypochondriac.  I am always convinced I am dying.

24) I don’t like cats at all.  They freak me out.

25)  I am the least athletic person in my family.  I am not good at any sports.

26)  I like to be the driver on road trips, hence my type A personality.  I like to be in control.

27)   I hate any sweet drinks.  I drink my tea unsweetened and don’t like mixers. 

28) I met Bobby Flay once while I was in NYC and it made my trip complete.  I made reservations at his restaurant hoping I would see him and I did!

29) I hate going to the dentist.  I would rather go to the OBGYN than the dentist.

30)  I believe in signs from loved ones that have passed.  After my grandfather died my mom found a  frog in her house and I know it was him.  He and my grandmother loved frogs.  Now each of us will occasionally see the same sort of frog at our houses and I know it is him, letting us know he is ok. 

31)  I like to keep my finger nails super short, I hate having long nails.

32)  I secretly throw away toys and art from my kids when they are not home.  And you know what they never miss it:)

33) I much prefer to write everything out in my planner than use my phone or computer.  I am completely old school in that sense.  I write a to-do list every single day.

34)  I love to read.  I don’t have as much time to read anymore but I still love to curl up in bed with really good book.

35) I have one eye with blonde eye lashes and one eye with black eye lashes

36)  I love my 30s.  Best decade yet and I am so excited what 36 will bring.  I feel like each year I become more confident in who I am and care less about the unimportant stuff.


  1. March 24, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! (I love a good planner as well… nothing beats paper)

  2. March 24, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Happy birthday, Natalie, from a fellow plant-killer and control freak 🙂 I have to agree with you–30s are pretty great!


  3. March 24, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! #19, bacon…the only reason I am not a vegetarian haha! Tequila, you're speaking my love language!

  4. March 24, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I TOTALLY think we should make a Napa trip happen!! We just went a couple weeks ago with some mama bloggers and had the best time! You just let me know and I will make it happen!! xo

  5. March 24, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Natalie!! Have a wonderful day celebrating. #8. I think you should make that dream happen of writing a cookbook. I can't wait for you to do that. Your recipes are amazing and you have such a passion for trying out new foods and cooking and your presentation is always beautiful. Go for it!

  6. March 24, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Natalie! Keep on celebrating! Cheers to you!!!

  7. March 25, 2016 / 12:04 am

    Happy birthday! Great post as always! I too am so afraid of my parents dying. I worries me a lot.

  8. March 25, 2016 / 12:56 am

    Happy Birthday! I love how honest and open you are with your readers. You are the first blog I open every single day because I am always excited to see your posts! Hope your day has been wonderful!

  9. March 25, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Happy birthday!!! Love this. And you and the hubs should totally plan a Napa trip! You would love it! We went in October and I never wanted to leave!! Have a great day!

  10. April 3, 2016 / 7:18 am

    Happy Birthday fellow Aries! I love all fire signs so no wonder I love your blog so much! Hope you had a fabulous day!

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