Last week, I sent out an open call on Instagram for any questions you had for me. You asked about everything from whether I think accent walls are out of style (not if done the right way) to my favorite hymn (Great is Thy Faithfulness). Keep reading for more of “You Ask/I Answer”. . .
What’s your weekly dinner routine? This was the question I got the most. Feeding a family (big or small) is a never-ending task, and I wish I could give you a good solution. We’re in a busy season where we’re rarely all home the same night and when we are, there’s no one thing that everybody will eat. Poppyseed chicken casserole is a favorite and we usually do pizza, burgers or tacos at least once a week. Nothing crazy. I’m personally not that fond of meat (but will occasionally eat chicken) so I usually make my dinner on the side after everyone finishes. I like salads or roasted veggies or a soup that I can eat on all week.
If budget weren’t an issue, what would be your next home project? I have three big projects on my wish list right now. Our master bathroom and closet will get renovated at some point, and I’d love to do a pretty patio in our backyard. Eventually, we’d also like to convert part of our walk-up attic to an office/guest room.
Do you take the pictures of your home yourself? Camera or iPhone? I take my own pictures for the blog, and almost always use my iPhone. Since I just had my blog redesigned and the images are bigger now, it seemed like a good time to upgrade my phone to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The camera is really good–as it should be–and I’m having fun playing around with it.
My husband insists on a ceiling fan in our living room. Do you recommend a white one that blends in with the ceiling or a wood tone? My first instinct would be to go with white so that it doesn’t draw the eye up. I’ve shared it before but if you’re looking for a stylish fan with a light, I really like this style. (The blades are reversible so you have a choice.)
How often do you rearrange the stuff in your house? I go through phases where I don’t care if I ever change a thing again and then other phases where I’ll not be able to sleep until I move some furniture around. (I’ve learned to ignore my husband’s eye rolls. . . ) I change up things probably more than necessary for blog or Instagram shots. But anytime I’m feeling restless with the house, I’ll always opt for rearranging over organizing something. . .
What is your skincare routine? Well this is embarrassing for an almost 43-year-old woman to say, but my skincare routine is pathetic. I often sleep in my makeup (gasp!) because I’m just too tired to take it off. I sometimes muster up the energy to use a face wipe at night. In the morning, I use Cetaphil cleanser and right now I’m using this oil and this moisturizer. I also wear this foundation which has a moisturizer and SPF 50+.
How did you meet your husband? This is timely since we just celebrated our 19th anniversary a couple of days ago. I had just started my junior year of college and he was working while in grad school. He started attending the church where I grew up and figured out that my dad was the music director and my mom was the church pianist. He decided to join the choir (for two whole weeks) before he asked me out and the rest is history. . . He hasn’t sung in a choir since, I might add.
Favorite song of the moment? My favorite new song is Rescue Story.
How do you balance working with mom duties? I don’t. Chances are, if things are going more smoothly around our house, I’m probably blogging a little less. If things are looking productive for me online, it’s almost certain that I’m stressed out, the house is a disaster and nobody has clean underwear. I’m in awe of those of you who actually get yourselves out the door each day to a job away from the house.
Have other questions you’d like to me to answer in an upcoming post? Leave them the comments.
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