If you don't know Darci, you should. You'll love reading her blog for all the same reasons I do, her witty sense of humor, her cute style, and of course if you're partial to adorable babies then you'll probably squeal out loud like I do over the cuteness that is her little mini Jackson. She was recently tagged in a little "getting to know you" post and left it open for anyone else to join in on the fun. Since my brain seems to be consumed with all things classroom this week I thought this would be a fun little way to think about something other than my impending observation and lesson portfolio. ugh.
11 "fun" facts about Miss V.
1.) I am a serious bargain shopper when it comes to clothing, but yet have no problem buying something for my house just about any time I am in a store. For someone who cringes spending more than $20 on an outfit I can easily blow that much on party napkins in one shopping trip. It's a bad addiction ha!
2.) I am a total cooking convert. I used to dread the thought of having to cook dinner after a long day but now I LOVE it. I play jazz or listen to my "French Cafe" on Pandora while Mr. Jones and I chat or he finishes up work and I relax in the kitchen.
3.) I was in a sorority in College, AXO to be exact at San Diego State University ;) What they say in rush is true...I'll be in my second sorority sister wedding this summer, and we just booked a weekend in SD to celebrate the engagement of one of my sorority besties. I'm also attending an alumni Happy Hour tonight with my forever friend and sorority sister Tina! Yay for sisters in the bond ha!
4.) I bought an Erin Condren planner, because I am OCD about planning, and after all of the hype in blogland about it I used a coupon but still spent almost $50 on it. I like it, but I'll be honest.. it hasn't changed my life, and it was a waste of money in my opinion. Sorry ... just being honest.
5.) I watched SMASH last night and I am HOOKED! Not like I need another show to add to my ever growing list of favorites!
6.) I love TV. I know it's bad, but I will say that I do my fair share of reading, working and blog stalking that it doesn't consume my every hour at home but I also don't feel bad that it's probably my worst guilty indulgence. I mean come on, old lady over here if my favorite thing to do on a Friday night is cuddle up and watch TV.
7.) I also love anything sappy, romantic or just about any romcom. I'm dyyyyying to see The Vow, which I'm slightly embarrassed about considering I need to squeeze in a few Oscar nominated movies before the big awards show.
8.) If I could live anywhere else besides San Francisco it would be Charleston SC! Mr. Jones and I have loved vacationing there the past two summers and already plan on going again this year, we love that city and have joked that we'll convince our future children to go to College there so we can buy a retirement property ha!
9.) I talk too much when I speak and clearly when I write, omg I need to hurry this list up.
10.) After 8 years of having the same flip phone I finally upgraded to an iphone. I love it but I hate that I have totally neglected using my camera and rely on my camera phone for most of my pics these days!
11.) I love blogstalking... ha! I mean that in the nicest non creepiest of ways! I love this little community and getting to peek into my fav bloggers lives. I know it's only a small representation of each person, but it's inspired me to be a more introspective, grateful, and creative person which I am always thankful for.
Now for the "tagged questions"
1.) What is your profession? I am a first year teacher! My dream job, sad it took me so long to get here but loving every minute. Currently I only teach part time in a Job Share, I nanny the other days for friends kids. I am crossing every finger and toe though that next year I will be full time.
2.) How would you describe your style? Bargain chic...? HA! ummm since going back to school a few years ago and now with teaching I definitely lean towards classic staples and a few fun trendy pieces. ( Mr. Jones might argue that all I wear are yoga pants however... so depends on who you ask ;) ( have you seen the yoga pants tide commercial? cracks me up!)
3.) What make-up product can you not live without? Sorry it has to be two.. mascara and blush, staples in my opinion, and I don't buy fancy brands. I used to, but honestly don't feel like I'm any less cute with the drugstore variety.
4.) If you could be besties with one celebrity who would it be? Duh Posh. If you know me in real life you know that I've had a looooong time love affair with her, her husband and her entire family. I own waaaay too many copies of magazines where she has graced the cover and refuse to throw any of them away.
5.) What is your dream vacation? As I mentioned before I LOVE Charleston. I could vacation there any time!
6.) What magazines do you subscribe to? Family Circle ( ummm wanna be mom in training) and US Weekly (which was on accident but I kind of LOVE it. )
7.) If you could have a special talent what would it be? Hands down I wish I could play the piano. Everyone else in my family is very musically inclined and I did not inherit that gene. I actually looked into piano lessons a few months ago but had a hard time finding them in a time slot that worked for me. I'm hoping I can do this over the summer break though ;)
8.) What is your favorite breakfast food? During the week oatmeal with honey, berries, flax and wheat germ yummm and super food healthy! However on Saturday it's always a vegan donut and eggs benedict if we head out for brunch.
9.) If you could do anything what is your dream job? I'm doing it finally!! Teaching is my dream job, although mommy is the ultimate goal, teacher/mommy would be the total package ;)
10.) What is your guilty pleasure? As I mentioned indulging in my favorite tv shows, would be a guilty pleasure... I feel guilty plonking down for my Thursday night marathon but I sure do look forward to it ;)
11.) What is the best piece of advice you've ever received and who gave it to you?
To be honest, it's a Thoreau quote which I knowwww is kind of cliche and maybe I was late to the game but I read it about 5 years ago and it seriously changed my life in that moment...I'm sure you've all heard it... "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined."
I strive to do this each and every day, and I can truly say that I am living and continually creating the life I have always imagined for myself. Being confident about what I want, who I am and what I want my life to be has been a lot of trial and error and hard work, but I have seen such an amazing outcome because I have a vision of what I want and where I'm going.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little better on this Tuesday! If you decide to tag along I'd love to learn a little more about you too!
xoxoxo- Miss V.