Thursday, October 14, 2010

Getting to Know You Better...

Last week I was tagged by Lori at Wildflowers and thought I'd work her questions into today's post.  These are always fun to do so here we go!

  • What is your favorite time of the day?  Ooooh this is a tough one for me.  I'd have to say late afternoon when the sun is shining through the windows in the living room.  I love to curl up on the couch and take a deep exhale while Nancy Grace gives someone a grand rip from the television.  That toasty light makes everything seem right in the world.  Or is that Nancy Grace? hehe
 Joran Van der Sloot better just keep his ass in that Peruvian prison
if he knows what's good for him.

  • Where and when did you meet the love of your life?  I met the Chef about 10 years ago and, honestly, he kinda annoyed me (he knows this so I can say it).  I mean I thought he was nice and everything, but he was always bugging me with his jokes.  Little did I know he thought I was the cat's meow...cut to present and we've been dating for 2 years.  It's a long story.  Kind of like a novel - met through friends and kept in touch, I was dating someone else and living in Washington state, eventually moved to California but he was living in New York and we reconnected a few years ago.  I used to try and help him get dates and my bff Corey would always say he thought the Chef liked me.  I thought he was nuts.  So much for that! 
Aaaaaand here we are after Corey's wedding!  (Chef's on the right)

He digs a good morning/afternoon/anytime surf.
  • What 3 words would your friends outside the blogging world use to describe you?  Loyal, feisty, smart.  (and shoes).
 image via te quiero

  • What country would you like to visit and why?  There are so many I'd like to visit, but Italy tops my list right now with Israel being a close second.  Italy because I visited once for a couple weeks and don't feel as though I really got to take it all in.  There is so much to see and the pace of life makes sense to me.  I want to take in the little towns and the big cities - as much of the country as possible - and soak in every bit of the rich culture I can.  Maybe not come back?
 Gaeta, Italy

  •  What is your favorite dish to cook?  Roasted chicken.  I know that sounds weak, but it truly is.  All you have to do is throw it in the oven with potatoes and carrots around it, but I've had some messed up chickens in my time and this is one that I do well!  Wait.  Is cheesecake a dish? (or only in my world?)  Because I'm very good friends with cheesecake, too.
 mmmmmmm chicken

  • Salt or sugar?  This is a tough one for a girl whose favorite afterschool snack was Old Dutch Ripple Chips dipped in vanilla ice cream...Both!  I can't choose!!  Chocolate covered almonds, cashews, macadamias, walnuts - salt and sugar!  help!
  • What are your must have make-up or beauty items?  I am not that great with make-up and, as a result, don't wear much.  As a teenager I was convinced that having to wash it off - especially mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow - would cause wrinkles.  Yes, even then I was thinking of what lies ahead. There are a few things I do feel lost without:
 This stuff is amazing.  It keeps my skin soft
without a hint of greasy.  I use it morning and night.  Best stuff ever.

Have you tried this?  If not, I highly recommend.  
I use it a couple times a week in the shower and noticed a visible
difference in my face almost immediately.  l-o-v-e

I'm sure we're all screaming together about this one.

And finally...this is turning into a Fresh ad, but it's true - 
I can't use it daily because it's pretty expensive, but when I have 
a hard day or week this is my go-to relaxer.  A few caps in 
the tub and you'll feel so much better.  Soak!

  • What are your favorite flowers?  Gerbera Daisies, Peonies and Orchids.  All three have the ability to brighten my day in an instant.
 Gerbera Daisies

Pretty, pretty Peonies

Beautiful Orchids.  sigh
  • What do you think are your worst vices, honestly?  I need to learn to slow down and consider that what I'm doing may not be the top priority for the Chef.  (hangs head in shame)  I also need to get away from the computer and learn to have better balance in my life - outside, outside, outside.  It's not so fun to be around someone who is always attached to their phone or computer.  It's a hot mess.  And when I'm stressed out I can be a hot head.  I always say - I'm the verbal cuisinart, don't get caught in my blades.  And I'm not kidding.  My friends laugh when I say it, but it is true and it's not always the best quality to have.  Confessional over and out.
  •  At what time of your life were you the happiest and why?  You know this is a great question and I've thought about it off and on all week.  Do you ever have those seasons in your life when you pause for just a moment and realize it's one of the best times and you need to savor it?  I feel very blessed to be able to say this has happened more than a few times in my life.  When I lived on Day Island in Washington - hands down one of the best, if not the most content I have ever been.  I had a great community of friends that were more like family, I loved where I lived - the most amazing renovated older home right smack on the water, my boss and the job I held was just wonderful - it was almost idyllic. And most importantly I remember it as the first time in my adult years where I was truly comfortable with myself and at peace with my life.  Every room had a water view and I had the best landlord ever.
 There was a one way in front of the house and then the water.  
It took 5 years to recover from living there and
my heart still breaks a little.


Anyway!  Thanks so much for tagging me, Miss Lori.  This was fun!!  And now I will pass this along to the following people:
And really - anyone who wants to take part.  Please let me know if you do.  I love reading these things and would be interested to hear your responses!

91 comments:

Café Bellini said...

This was fun to read! I've got to get my hands on that sake bath (50% pure sake! no way!! Surely that stuff seeps in through the skin... hence you feel so relaxed during the bath?)! Oh and I made roasted chicken last night!

janettaylor said...

Haha! I love it!

XX

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Janet

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am craving roast chicken now....seriously!

Salt and sugar are the best combination! I like fries dipped in a milkshake :)
Peonies are my favorite also.
Fun to read about you! Have a good Thursday! xo

Laura said...

ok ok ok. 1. If you make a trip Italy.. tell me and I'll meet you there! because I would LOVE to go too! 2. I loveee roasted chicken too. :) and it makes the house smell so good. 3. Please tell me more about this "FRESH" line? I need something new. ASAP. Loved learning more about you!

Laura said...

p.s. Bike is parked.. and so is my butt.. on the couch :) Can not believe we have snow either. I think it's some sort of dream i'm in, or sick joke from Mother nature. hahaha.

Leia said...

This was so much fun to read! I've always wondered how you and the Chef met, and now I know :)

Leia

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

How fun! Ooh and I love the comfort of making roast chicken too! My husband and i went to college together and never really spoke to each other. 7 years and a superbowl party later, we met again. You never know!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love roasted chicken! Balazs and I met about 11 years ago on my trip around Europe:)
I loved reading this post so much and getting to know you more:)
Kisses,sweetie

ps: thank you for taking part in my Giveaway! So sweet of you:)

Jessica said...

This was great to read. You're always so genuine in your posts that I already feel like I know you so well, but this is even better! I definitely share the same bad habit as you - I get angry quickly, say the mean things, but then I get over it quickly. However, others don't get over it quite so fast as I do. Oops.

And your story about your man is adorable. Truth be told, I thought Nate was stinky when I first met him. Literally. About two months in, I had to tell him that he "doesn't always smell like a bed of roses." Hahaha. Aren't I terrible? But it's been almost four years, so I guess it was good that I did!

Debby said...

So much fun, Carrie. You are such a great writer. Oh, and I am so happy the Chef has been revealed!! xo

Jaclyn said...

love this, thanks for sharing and loving those Fresh products..

Katie said...
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Katie said...

Yay - thanks for tagging me! I was already thinking of answers in my head as I was reading yours, love these questions.
You know my love for the Fresh lip treatment, and now that Fresh sake bath is going on my list. How nice would that look by my tub? I'm picturing it and it's gorgeous. It just LOOKS relaxing.

LyddieGal said...

These are always interesting posts to read - I'm trying to visualize you as the verbal cusinart now.

And I'm with you on Italy. Let's move.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I love this!! That is so funny that you didn't like him at first, funny how things work out :)
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Chas said...

Great post, I loved reading about you! I agree on the salt and sugar idea, I always need a bit of both!

Fashion Meets Food said...

We would definitely be BFF's because we have basically everything in common!!!! When I met my husband I thought he was a whiny tool and wanted nothing to do with him. I even dated his best friend!!! Funny how things workout LOL

xo

Stacey said...

Aww, i enjoyed reading this and having lived in Italy for a while, it is so worth a visit. I hollered when i had to return... I love this tag too-the questions weren't the usual generic/almost repetitive ones. Well written post(as usual).

Krystal said...

This was a great questionnaire my dear, I loved reading about you!!! I hang on every word :)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

ok LUV this! - i'm with u on the make-up thing, i'm not to swell @ it, so i skip it ... i lived @ my parents house on the water once for 2 years and well i don't miss it - b/c well it's BORING their in the winter - there's no sign of life, kinda' depressing .. BOOOO

ANYWAY love hearing ALL about ya lova'!

Daisy said...

Carrie what a great post! You really had to dig deep on some of these!! I love the beauty product reccomends and OMG how did you ever leave that house on Day Island. That sounds like a very poignant, most incredible time in your life. thanks for sharing with us. xoxo

Cara said...

I LOVE reading blog interviews and finding more about my fav bloggy friends!
PS. yes, I have tried the Sake bath, I have tried almost everything they make!

Dawn said...

I enjoyed this!
It's always quite cool to learn someone a bit more...especially when you read what they say every day but don't actually know them;)
Now I feel like I do:)
(At least part of you:))
Where do you get that Strawberry stuff??
(And let me know if you go to Italy..I'm coming!)

just a girl said...

It's great to get to know someone a bit better that I check in with everyday! Thanks for sharing.

Vic said...

i TOO was annoyed by my love...it's funny how we love them now:) i'll have to try that sugar polish! :) looks intriguing!

Claire Kiefer said...

So fun reading more about you! And kind of a daunting task . . . I'll have to think about these suckers for a while. :) My favorite kinds of blog posts are those that teach me more about the blogger . . . hello, voyeurism! ha! And for the record, I now want every single one of those beauty products you talked about. I've never used any of them!
xoxo and happy ALMOST Friday.

Daniela said...

great post :) Can you believe I'd never even heard of the sugar (chap stick?) you posted? I'm a little embarrassed! lol Going to go check it out
D,etc

Miss Wendy said...

Your whole Nancy Grace part of this entry freaking cracked me up. I love it!

Lisa Griffin said...

my face is having a crazy attitude this week so i feel like i need to find that face oil! yumm roast chicken, this always seems like so much work so i wait for someone else to do it haha
www.indramaticfashion.com

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I absolutely LOVED this. I just loved the way you answered these questions. It was like we were sitting having coffee and visiting.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Anna Jane said...

i love learning more about you, Carrie and so excited that you revealed a picture of Chef (you haven't before, right?)!

i've never made roast chicken because i'm terrified i'll mess it up...so i commend you for being a pro at roasting chickens. i hope we can meet up when I'm in LA!

xx

Nikki said...

This was so much fun to read Carrie!
Thanks for sharing. it's so fun to learn more about you!
Great and honest answers, and loved all your fav products and how you met Chef <3

xx
Nikki

Couture Carrie said...

Really fun tag, darling!
Love the accompanying pics!

xoxox,
CC

bailey said...

aah, can't believe you posted a pic of gaeta! i used to live in naples and went to the beaches there all the time - i miss it so!! this was a GREAT get to know you post!!

bailey
traveling-anchor.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

This is suchhhh a great post, Carrie. I love learning more about one of my favorite bloggers! You and the chef make an adorable couple, if I might add. Also? Fresh makes my life complete. I adore the brown sugar body scrub. Heaven in a jar. Amen. :)

Rachel said...

I love readings these posts! They're such a fun way to get to know other bloggers. :)
And I definitely thing I need to try out those Fresh products!

sssdawna said...

roasted chicken doesn't sound weak--i wish i knew how to make that! lol

i like your love story with Chef : )

it's been fun getting to know you...getting to know all about you...

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Yay this was so much fun! I loved getting to learn more about you. And yes I die over Sugar's Face scrub. It's amazing. Smells like brown sugar & strawberries. YUM :)

Rissy said...

really loved this post!! I am with you completely with the salt/sugar combo. I know a lot of people think it's sick, but yumm kettle corn.
Oh and your flower choices are the bestest! I got some orchids in the mail today! : )

Emy said...

I never get tired of reading your posts :-)

Thanks for sharing a lil' bit about yourself and for showing a pic of the Chef!

P.S.
I'm having a giveaway sponsored by L'BRI. The prize consists of 4 skincare products. Hope you have time to check it out!

Have a great Thursday!

http://alwaysaroundboys.blogspot.com

ruthy ann said...

i think i must visit this day island you speak of!

Marcie said...

Yay! So glad you tagged me. This looks fun.

Can I say that surfing picture takes my breath away! I am LOVING those clouds. I saw some very similar driving into work, and if taking pictures while driving wouldn't have ended in death, I would have snapped a few. But instead I open your blog and there they are. :)

By the way, your comments always make me laugh. I am loving your Van der sloot comment. :)

xo M

Josie said...

SO fun to get to know you a bit better! I love roasted chicken -- delicious! And how cute are you and the Chef?
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I had no idea you onced lived in my fair State of Washington. :)

Day island? Is this by Old University village in Tacoma? Point defiance zoo area? Anyways sounds like it.

What did you do here? My family lives in Puyallup and I live near Seattle on the Eastside. Small world.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Fun post! I love hearing about how a couple first met.

Marie a la Mode said...

I had fun reading this! And the Chef is CUTE!

Taylor said...

NEED that scrub and bubble bath for sure now...and would love to know your recipe for chicken...I am too afraid - bones in food give me the heebie-geebies! I am down to try it for the sake of good fall/winter food!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Great post, it's fun getting to know you!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This post is so sweet. I love the story of you and Chef!!!
I love, love, love Fresh lip treatment!! It feels amazing. I love it in Rose. I do want to try it in plum though. I wish the Sephora's near here (and by that I mean Spokane and Seattle) carried it in store.

Valerie said...

This was so fun to read, Carrie! I love hearing the story of you and the chef. Hilarious that you thought he was annoying at first! And very interesting about roasted chicken being your favorite thing to make. I've never made one, but might have to try it now. Hope you make it outside today! I'm walking out to lunch, trying to get into the outdoor spirit as well.

xo
Valerie

Ms. Givens said...

I love the skincare products you are using and glad to see they are good for you as well.

Taj Acosta said...

Awe I didn't know you lived in washington! that's my home state! I can imagine your view! I lived 1/2 block away from the sound and miss it everyday ;) that fresh ocean smell mixed with pine trees! The best!! hugs doll ;)

A La Mode et Plus! said...

So fun to read! Always nice to get to know bloggers better. I want to explore Italy too!!

Ashley said...

I loved reading this - and contemplating my own answers! Such good questions! I am so envious that you once lived right on the water, I'm not sure I could ever get over that! Also, how cute is the story of how you and your BF got together after so many years :) Love it!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

la petite coquine said...

Delighted to get to know you better! I just have to say, I always look forward to reading what you have to say each day!

Isabel said...

i love tags...it was great getting to know more about you :)

Sonja said...

Chips in Icecream!? Really ? Ewww! hehehe
Gotta give it to ya though, that;s a pretty creative snack.
Fun answers :o)

Jamie said...

I love you and the Chef's love story!!! It was meant to be!!

http://www.glamlatte.com

Jude said...

Such a wonderful post! I love Italy and fresh products too (lurve might be the better word :)) and such a sweet story about how you met your love! Thank you so much for dropping by today - I love meeting new bloggers and so thrilled it led me to your beautiful blog!

kirstyb said...

great post thanks for sharing x

Krista said...

I'm glad that you specified which one was Chef because I want EVERYONE to know that Corina is MY boyfriend!!

Kristin said...

That face polish is awfully tempting! And I'm with you on Italy. My mama just returned from there and boy was I jealous. HA!

hip hip gin gin said...

What a fun post! I see a lot of myself in your answers, always nice to feel like we're not the only ones with certain traits. Like, ahem, verbal blades =) And roast chicken is by no means weak, one of my all time favorites and one of those dishes that I rock every time without trying, gotta love that! Such a sweet story about how you met the Chef too.

La Tache said...

wow!! those orchids are beautiful! i love the colors!!

style'n said...

Carrie-this is great! I agree about Italy-it's a place I could visit over and over again...there is just so much to see and eat right? And I'd love to know your strategy for slowing down and finding balance b/c right now I am struggling with that. It's so hard to juggle it all. I need more down time!

Lori said...

So glad you played along Carrie ~ it was a fun read and I will be over for a chicken dinner soon! ha! xo

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oooh, i looove me some fresh products.

i've never heard of day island, but i haven't lived here THAT long. must google...

excellent post! :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Great answers! That photo of the seaside Italian city looks amazing! And how cool is it that you lived on an island in WA?! I've always wanted to visit the Pacific Northeast!

Style, She Wrote said...

Lovely wedding pictures and shot of Italy! Beautiful post.

alli/hooray said...

Thanks for the fun read...and go nancy grace! :)

Kerry said...

Hi Carrie. Today was a good day to be introduced to your blog! Thanks for the comment about Cuppie. After reading about the adventures with you, her time in Canberra was very tame! Probably needed to dry out though :)

misscindee said...

hi Carrie, thx for following as well. What kind of tea did you drink today? I needed something soothing so i had a cup of peppermint and lavender. soooothing.

I enjoyed reading this post & getting to know a bit more about you. I think Italy would be so amazing to see as well. It looks like somewhere so rich in culture

ag. said...

I love when people answer questions like this! Love learning about other bloggers...cute story about meeting your guy and i love gerbera daisies too!

Fifth Sparrow said...

Awh I loved learning more about you Carrie! That photo of Italy is making me think about changing my trip to France... gah!!! Maybe next year...(starts putting pennies in her jar now) xx

Breakfast At Toast said...

LOVE this post. Chips and ice cream?!?! GROSS!!!! Haha. Loved your comments on my blog. You'll find out soon enough! I could consider spoiling the surprise and emailing you... ;)

Punctuation Mark said...

great post... i love chefs, surfers, flowers and anything fresh!

20 York Street said...

Me too! I used to order fries at McDonald's and dip it in their sundae!

What's that fish oil babe? Is Fresh even available on this side of the border?

muah!

besos,

Win a Banana Republic Statement Necklace at:

20 YORK STREET

this free bird said...

Yes! Check Sephora for Fresh - they have a limited selection, but still a lot of great things available in Canada :)

Mimi said...

such great answers, carrie! they are very insightful and thought-provoking. i was thinking of my answers to some of those questions after reading yours. :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Simone said...

I loved reading this, you are a really funny girl. And yes, cheesecake is a dish :)

Shop T.O. Live said...

Wow, this was a great post. I love Q&As - they really make you feel connected because they can be so personal. ...(and I love that Fresh Sake Bath!)

heather yalin said...

I loved reading this! And am always thankful for the beauty tips... Oh I'm a little lost in that category. I say this in the best of ways: I can imagine you being a verbal cuisinart. And I only say this because it takes one to know one (I so wish that wasn't part of my repertoire, c'est la vie.) Constant works in progress!

and thanks for the tag! i know it will be fun to write when I finally get around to it!

xoxox

corey thompson said...

A. I love that picture of the three of us...

B. I told you so.

xoxoxo You are so perfect to me!

C

Stacey said...

So, i didn't hear the rumors about Gwen's dearest hubby-i'm inundated with Moose and Zee or Nai Ho Kai Lan. Aww, you're sweet to tag me-it might be quite a while though before i answer but i know you don't care. Have a great weekend! Oh, i love your term, "Oy." You're a fun gal:-). XX

this free bird said...

No pressure Heather!! You've got a lot going on...from one verblal cuisinart to another. yikes!

:)

and corey - you're my bestest EVER

Val said...

I love your blog!!!! I just stumbled on it this morning and am so glad I did. Newest follower = )))))) Happy Saturday!

la franglaise said...

Hello, glad to know more about you sweet lady!

Jammer said...

Oooo loved reading this about you!! And, seriously salt + sugar...who could pick just one? Deadly delicious combo.

Elaine said...

This was such a fun post to read!! I loved reading more about you. I also have a big salt and sugar tooth. I HAVE to have both!

CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

Miss Caitlin S. said...

so cute to read about all of this! I'm not big on Nancy Grace just because she hypes everything up too much ( I like her, just her show is a bit much for me) but I defnitely love crime shows and yes, I know about the Petit family news that you commented about on mine- gosh, so tragic and awful. He sounds like he's doing an AMAZING job given the circumstances. I love the story about how you and Chef met and how he bugged you, I remember my fave story of how my grandparents met was my grandpa was obsessed with my grandma and kept asking her out for a long time and she just said no because he annoyed her. He finally had another coworker secretly invite him to the bar where she and my grandma were going for drinks that evening. My grandma had specifically said "yeah, lets' do drinks but just don't invite that bill... he's so annoying" but they were dating after that night, so funny and meant to be. Also your little house in washington looks great! I always personify houses and it's nice to look at one and think about a time you were very happy, great memories :) (and a nice landlord ALWAYS helps)

She Wore It Well said...

I loved loved loved this post. You are such a sweet and honest human being and so kind!

My lips are loving the Fresh lip treatment sick! Thank you once again xo

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