Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Stephanie from The Merry Way tagged me for the sweetest award.  She has the cutest pup and takes amazing foodie photos, which will for sure make your mouth water so go check her out!  The post requests 7 random facts about yourself so here goes:

1)  I get major METRO RAGE every morning either because of a "leftalator" (someone who stands on the left side of the escalator), tourists in general, broken... EVERYTHING, delayed trains, and the list goes on. DC does have redeeming qualities though like these beautiful cherry blossoms, which have just come into season.

2) I was obsessed with horses when I was younger now.  I rode/ evented, saved up my allowance for a saddle, mucked stalls in exchange for part of my leasing payment, collected Breyer horses, and was even nicknamed Horse girl freshman year of high school because of my awkward/gangly gait on the soccer field.

Salted Caramel Cupcakes!
3)  If I ever opened my own business it would be a cupcake and wine pairing bar.
Arusha National Park, Tanzania.
 4) My dad was born in Tanzania at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  One of my bucket list items is to climb it! 
My brother as Bender from Futurama and me as Brian from Family Guy back in the day.
5)  My absolute favorite holiday is Halloween, but really I love any excuse for a costume.

I could eat avocados whole, but often put them on toast or in guac to feel a little more civilized.
6)  Things I would never tire of eating: avocados, bacon, Baskin Robin's Daiquiri Ice Sorbet, Tiramisu, rare steak, risotto, diet coke, and peanut M&M's.

Zorro and Luna as wee ones.
7)  My three favorite animals are dogs, horses, and tigers.  Coincidence, I was born the year of the Tiger, which is said to get along best with the year of the Dog and the year of the Horse.

Thanks again to Stephanie for tagging me.  Speaking of Tanzania, first new series post on it later today!

~ Julie

Oh and I almost forgot... I get to tag 3 other bloggers for this award and for their sweet and encouraging comments (it also doesn't hurt that they are all super stylish and have some great finds) I'm tagging:  Sara from A Dose of Pretty, Aubrey from All Things Bright and Beautiful, and Alena from Oh, It's Just Perfect


  1. You cutie patootie, you! This is an "aw shucks" moment...(c: Love your cute bloggy and I think I might just kill for one of those cupcakes right about now. They look just *FABULOUS*...and after all my gushing about polka dots they just had to be decked out in them, didn't they??? (c:

  2. Oh my, I love that you were Brian for Halloween! Too funny - I was Stewie one year!

  3. Hahaha you're too funny. I so can relate to your pain regarding the leftalator. How annoying. At least you have the gorgeous cherry blossoms to help you through. I wish we had them here. I'm going to Philly on the weekend and I hear they might have some there? We'll see :)

    And congrats on the award! So well deserved :) xoxo

  4. haha too funny! i'd be annoyed too. yay for awards!!

  5. So fun! I was so excited to see the cherry blossoms because I just did a cherry blossom-inspired post! It's my favorite time of year! I wish it'd get warmer :(
    But what a fun post!

  6. @ Aubrey I'm having the awe shucks moment right back at ya because of your sweet comments. I guess we were ESP on the polka dots.
    @ Stephanie please post pictures sometime of the costume!
    @ Dawn I still don't get how it is so difficult to just stand to the right... grr. I don't know about Philly, but in DC even though the blossoms are out, it is freezing cold and predicted freezing rain :(
    @ Ashley I <3 awards too!
    @ Casie Definitely checking out that post and am hoping to get down to the Tidal Basin to take some good pictures soon!

  7. Ohhhh thank you!!! This is so fun. Loved learning more about you and can't wait til you post about Tanzania. Oh, and if you ever open a wine and cupcake shop--I am sooo there :) I will post my seven items on Friday!


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