20 questions.

by kathleen on January 31, 2012

{stolen from the fabulous !}

1) what is one of your favorite ways to spend a saturday?

a walk with the dogs followed by a hot + flowy yoga class and a deliciously decadent brunch with matt at our favorite breakfast spot.  saturday morning perfection.

2) list your top three favorite tv shows.

  • bachelor / bachelorette / bachelor pad (depending on the time of year)
  • the good wife
  • revenge

honorable mention: parenthood, real housewives of beverly hills, glee, top chef + e! news (i’m a tv person if you couldn’t tell.)

3) would you rather be in pictures or take them?

be in them.  i’m totally that annoying girl who will ask anyone on the street to take a picture.  one day karma is going to get me and the nice looking tourist i ask will run off with my camera.

sidenote: this tendency drives matt craaaaaazy.

4) why do you blog?

i started this blog as a hobby to get my mind of my day job and keep myself busy in my spare time.  i continue to blog because i truly value and have learned from the relationships i have created with other bloggers and readers.  i never knew the impact people i have never even met could have on my life.

5) share five websites that you visit regularly…

  • (my first blog!)

6) if you could have lunch with one person from your twitter list who would it be?

this is so tough!  i’m not going to pick one, instead i’ll pick 5.  and you can be happy it wasn’t 25!

  • jen @
  • lauren @
  • chelsey @
  • kelli @ (as long as lunch is in sonoma with plenty of wine!)
  • katelyn @

7) list a few of your favorite snacks.

  • dried apples dipped in almond butter
  • frozen yogurt
  • peanut butter banana smoothie
  • english muffin with peanut butter
  • frozen grapes

8 ) do you have a pet? if so, what kind?

mocha + winnie.  the loves of my life and the bane of my existence.  depends on the day — scratch that, the hour.

9) which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

  • my blackberry
  • sweatpants
  • people magazine

10) what is your favorite drink?

trilogy kombucha.  the perfect 3 p.m. pick me up — my day is not complete without it.

11) do you enjoy cooking?

i love baking, i like cooking.

{chewy oatmeal raisin cookies}

12) do you have children?

no children, just the aforementioned dogs that keep me plenty busy!

13) what are your favorite hobbies?

  • yoga
  • photography
  • celebrity gossip
  • shopping

14) would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

definitely outgoing.  i can talk to anyone!  this is considered one of my best qualities as well as one of my worst — sometimes it gets me into trouble!

15) if you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

i would be more patient and less impulsive.

16) who is your favorite actor/actress?

julia roberts (notting hill melts my heart time after time) and zach gilford (FNL anyone?!)

17) what’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

grocery shopped at the absolutely uh-mazing two story whole foods in lincoln park, chicago.  i felt as though i had landed in heaven. not sure what this answer says about my social life

18) do you live near your family or far from them?

so close!  i live less than one mile from my parents and 3 minutes from the house i grew up in.  my sisters both live in chicago which makes family get togethers very convenient!

19) list three of your talents.

  • touching my nose with my tongue
  • unknotting tangled necklaces (a very useful talent if i do say so myself)
  • discount shopping (i never pay full price)

20) what is your greatest attribute?

i am extremely loyal and supportive in my relationships and generous with my time, energy, and resources.

your turn! answer the question that corresponds with the number of your birthday (i.e. august 12 = 12).  if you were born on the 21st – 31st, pick any question!

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 January 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I am also a Triology kombucha lover, but I have not been able to find any (well any decent kombucha) in the UK … yet. I am keeping my fingers crossed and eyes open.


2 kathleen January 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm

i’m keeping my fingers crossed for you!!


3 January 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm

you and your sisters are so pretty! I love reading these surveys!


4 January 31, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Haha I was born on the 30th, so I’ll pick a question. I have 3 pets: 1 goldfish (Neville) and 2 hermit crabs. I’m very attached to the goldfish… haha


5 January 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

My birthday is August 12 (your example!) Now I have to comment :) Question 12: No children…I’m still a newlywed :)


6 kathleen January 31, 2012 at 7:39 pm

that’s my birthday too!!


7 January 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm

July 15, so which quality would I change about myself? I wish I was more go with the flow and less stressed about everything.


8 January 31, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Also, what’s your favorite Chicagoland brunch spot?


9 kathleen January 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm

oooohh — that is a really tough question. i would have to say overall, yolk on wells (great for an any day) brunch, but if you want decadence, the bongo room on wabash. tempo on chestnut is diner-ish, but has amazing omelets!! and victory’s banner on roscoe is delish as well. (can you tell i’m a brunch person?!)


10 February 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Love Yolk and Bongo Room. M Henry’s my fav though!


11 January 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Awww, I would have lunch with you in a heartbeat! :)


12 January 31, 2012 at 7:44 pm

we totally ccould do lunch!!!


13 kathleen January 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm

i know!! will email you some dates :)


14 January 31, 2012 at 7:53 pm

First off, I was so happy to see my name on this! If we had lunch in Sonoma there would most definitely be wine involved!

Since my birthday is June 9th, I must answer Question 9:
which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?
my camera
electric toothbrush

p.s. I can also touch my nose with my tongue! But, I’m terrible at untangling necklaces.


15 January 31, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I found your blog today and I’ve already bookmarked a few of your recipes! My birthday is on the 16th, and my favorite actress is Reese Witherspoon!


16 January 31, 2012 at 11:21 pm

you + your sisters are GORGEOUS!

wish i was a good discount shopper. teach me? ;)


17 kathleen February 1, 2012 at 9:08 am

aw, thanks hill!

and yes, i will teach you the tricks of my trade :) tip one: when you’re shopping online, always google for a coupon code — you can find one for almost anything!


18 February 1, 2012 at 8:16 am

My birthday is on the 5th so here you go. My top five websites – also currently open on computer – are Google Reader, Gmail, Facebook, Hootsuite and my blog. :) I might have to steal this from you – I love learning more about my favorite bloggers!


19 kathleen February 1, 2012 at 8:56 am

do it!! i stole it from chelsey!!


20 Tiffany February 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

#19…. a find on pinterest for the knotty necklace…
Cut a straw to size… and thread your necklace thru.
viola no knots!!


21 kathleen February 1, 2012 at 9:15 am



22 February 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I am envious as to how close you live to your family! My husband is in the marine corps so we have never lived closer than 6 hours away unfortunately! And I am with you. I love baking and like cooking. Why can’t cookies be as good for you as apples?


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