Happy 33rd Birthday to my BFF! (And 33 Fun Facts About Her)

Happy Birthday, BFF!

This girl. My BFF. I love her! me and bff

Here are 33 facts for my best friend’s 33rd birthday:

  1. Her birthday is July 5, 1985. She is 9 months younger than me.
  2. Jill loves the Fall.
  3. Jill has lived in CA for the better part of 10 years.
  4. Jill is from Wisconsin.
  5. We met freshman year of high school, she was 14, and I was 15, almost 20 years ago!
  6. Jill loves cheese.
  7. Jill hates coconut and mosquitoes.
  8. Jill loves Lake Tahoe.
  9. We used to pass notes back and forth in class in high school, I still have some of them!
  10. We have been in St. Louis, MI, Jacksonville, Miami, and Delray Beach, FL, San Antonio, TX, Las Vegas, NV, San Diego, Novato, Los Angeles, Petaluma, Sonoma, and Napa, CA together. And so many other places=)
  11. Her favorite color is blue.
  12. Jill loves to read romance novels and Jodi Piccoult.23755537_1918597448391794_5366075461544281775_n
  13. We take walk and talk dates when we’re together.
  14. We both love Reece’s Pieces.
  15. Jill’s favorite animal is the elephant.
  16. Jill always thinks she wants highlights in her hair but she never likes them.
  17. Jill’s middle name is Gail, after her mom.
  18. Jill got straight A’s her first semester of grad school.
  19. In high school, Jill was a swimmer and a soccer player.12141752_433271540214377_1784174630986696769_n
  20. In high school, Jill and I rode the bench together during basketball.
  21. Jill is married with two fun, spunky, and beautiful little girls.
  22. Jill calls me Emily Louise and has since high school.
  23. Jill “stole” my boyfriend in high school. Well, she didn’t really steal him but she dated him after me, and for a while. Oh, high school. HAHA
  24. Jill married her coast guard sweetheart in Las Vegas, his hometown.
  25. Her motto- “Treat everyone how you want to be treated.”
  26. We love Chipotle.
  27. Jill and I have the same dragonfly tattoo, along with three other friends of ours from high school. We all got a different color.
  28. Jill grew up in Delevan, WI, and that’s where we met.
  29. We both love to watch lifetime movies, comedies, rom coms, and scary movies. We like movies.
  30. 22894021_1840464036174313_7927404288637668535_nNeither of us likes clothes shopping.
  31. Jill hates the heat as much as I do but is cold whenever there is a breeze.
  32. Jill loves HGTV and spends her free time “dreaming” and looking for houses realtor.com.
  33. Jill is very close to her family and the best friend ever!

Give me BFF the happiest of Happy Birthday’s! This girl would do anything for anyone, and is an amazing mom and friend.

I love you, Jill! Happy Birthday!!


Happy Birthday, Nick! 33 Facts For my Hubby’s 33rd

It’s here, Nick’s birthday! This means Christmas, the end of the year and another year older. So, without delay, learn all about Nick:

  1. Nick loves golf.
  2. His dream vacation is an African safari.
  3. Nick passed the entire CFA program the first time. (This intense certification has less than a 9% pass rate.)
  4. Nick hates the snow and cold weather.
  5. If he could, he’d eat my Chicken Alfredo over anything else. (Aww! But it really is the best. Ever.)
  6. Nick is from WI, and is glad to be from the state known for its cheese wi-largemapand beer.
  7. Nick is a WI sports fan and likes the Packers, the Brewers, and the Bucks, to name a few.
  8. Nick’s ideal outside temperature range is anywhere from 60-85 degrees.
  9. Nick likes to read finance, science fiction, as well as other fictions, most. **nerd**
  10. Nick’s all time favorite movie is Gladiator.
  11. Nick likes sweet more than savory.
  12. His favorite vegetable is mushrooms. Coming in at number two is broccoli. (Jk. He hates broccoli.)
  13. Nick likes dark, heavy red wine and sharp, aged cheddar. (And taught me a love of the same.)
  14. Nick played football, basketball and golf growing up.
  15. Nick likes action and sci-fi movies the best.
  16. Nick’s man crush is George Clooney.tmp_3lN2hL_6a08a35b2ded0464_main
  17. Nick has never had a cavity.
  18. Though he can drive a stick-shift, he hates it.
  19. Nick’s favorite vacation so far was visiting Norway, the land of his people.
  20. Nick has one brother.
  21. He loves dogs, but never wants one.
  22. Nick’s birth date is exactly 55 days after mine, in the same year, and he loves to call attention to it every day in between.
  23. Nick wants the live the millionaire lifestyle, at the Groupon price.
  24. He loves bacon, sushi, and pizza.
  25. Nick’s favorite pie is apple pie.
  26. And his favorite fruit is blueberries, both fresh and dried.
  27. Nick and I are both holiday babies.
  28. Nick is almost a full foot taller than me, at about 6 feet tall. (Me=5’3”)
  29. Nick’s hometown is known for the paper mill and it’s role in cranberry production.
  30. Nick doesn’t like the rain.
  31. Nick’s favorite season is winter (because we currently live in FL.) downloadHAHA.
  32. He likes to go to bed early and get up early.
  33. Nick loves pumpkin best as a Fall flavor.

Alright, well, there you have it. We will be back home in WI for Nick’s birthday this year. He isn’t looking forward to the snow, cold, or season. But I am! Happy Birthday Hubby!!

Happy Halloween, and Happy Birthday to Me!

That’s right, I’m a holiday baby. Want to learn more about me? Here’s 33 Emmy facts for you:

1. I love garlic.garlic.jpg

2. I’m a clean freak.

A clutter-free and clean (but not necessarily scrubbed) house is my fave.

3. I think the best everyday workout would be doing an obstacle course 5K.

4. I love lilacs.

I always imagined my future house having light purple, dark purple and white lilacs. Lilacs are my idea of the first official sign of summer, however, they’re also something my husband seems to have an awful allergic reaction to:(

5. Fireworks are my most favorite thing, therefore making the 4th of July my favorite DSC_5210holiday.

6. I love painted nails, but hate getting manis and pedis. I don’t like when people pick, and cut at my nails, so I do it myself.

7. I love Spanish.

And everything about it. The food, culture, music and language are amazing.

8. I moved to Panama for 5 months with my boyfriend (now husband) in the winter 2013, which happened to be one of the worst winters in WI since we’ve been alive.

9. I’m a five times self-published writer.

Four cookbooks, one wellness tips book, and more to come!

10. I have watched children professionally for over 20 years, that is ⅔ of my life that I spent with other people’s children=) #bestjobever

11. Jazzercise is my favorite workout.

12. I’m a girly girl.12592258_825742764220201_667262404304408035_n

I love to paint my nails, dress up and do my hair.

13. I’m a tomboy, too.

I grew up fishing, camping, hiking and generally outside. I still love all of these activities.

14. I am obsessed with Dawson’s Creek and Sex in the City, and have watched all the seasons of both shows, several times over.

15. I make my own wine.Screenshot_20170410-131303

I would love to do it up big and mass produce my own brand with labels and flavors and all, but for now it is just for me and my peps.

16. My favorite movie of all time is Man on Fire.

17. I like all music except for “Scream-O.” You know, where you can’t hear the words just a lot of shrill screaming? Ya, I don’t like that.

18. I love to walk and hike.

19. I don’t like when people touch my face. Please don’t.

20. Fall is my favorite season and I would love to live somewhere that’s between 50ish and 75ish degrees almost year-around.

21. I’m not a huge sports fan.

But I love baseball and the Milwaukee Brewers.milwaukee-brewers-throwback-logo-patch_1

22. My husband and I spoke of a “pipe dream” a few years ago, to both become remote (workers) and work and live wherever we chose. Less than 3 years later, and we’ve all but made it happen.

23. My hair is the longest it’s ever been. And I love it.

24. Deep fried Oreo’s are my most favorite indulgence. They are beyond delicious.

25. I experienced love at first site.

I don’t even know if love at first site is a thing, all I know is I knew I loved my husband before I even met him. From that very first second, I knew that he was the one I wanted to spend my days with.

26. I love freshwater lakes.IMG_20170818_085239

27. Last year Nick took me to watch the sunrise on the east coast of FL and watch the sunset on the west coast of FL. This was by far my favorite birthday gift ever, and a total surprise, as I once said I wanted to do that in passing and he not only remembered it but made a whole weekend out of it.

28. Essential oils are life. I use them for everything and love them. Best decision I ever made.

29. My favorite Disney movie is The Emperor’s New Groove. If you’ve seen it, I know you Grooveposterlove it, too. If you haven’t, go watch it right away!

30. I want to go to Italy. The pictures, views, and history are amazing and I want to eat everything Italian.

31. I picked out my own wedding ring and never looked back. I knew Nick was the one, the ring was the one, and that was it.

32. We got married in my hometown court house on 8/13/14, the second anniversary of our first date. Awwwwwwwww.

33. Today, I turn 33 and you know what? I’ll probably get carded at dinner, LOL.

Feel like you know me better now? Is there a fun fact you want to share with me?

Oh, wait, I have one more. Nick and I are both holiday babies, so watch for a Christmas Eve edition for 33 things about my hubby=)

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed learning more about me. And Happy Halloween!! XOXO