Wednesday, April 4, 2012

10-4 Good Buddy: A Blog Hop {April Edition}

Abby is an adoptive mommy with an ADORABLE little boy.  I found her blog, Akers of Love, when she was doing a series on adoption and I stuck around ever since!  On the 4th day of every month, she asks 10 questions with a link-up.  Here’s this month’s edition!

1. What is your favorite vacation spot?

Mount Desert Island, Maine (home of Acadia National Park).  No questions asked! We went camping there for years and years and years growing up.  I have never felt so at home (besides my actual home) any other place on earth.  My soul feels at peace there, as corny and ridiculous as it sounds! 



2. What is the first record, cassette or cd you remember buying or receiving as a gift?

Oh my gosh – well it was definitely a cassette – because I remember when cd’s came out!  WOW am I old now!  haha Probably Point of Grace!  lol


3. What is your favorite picture from last month {March}? 

For sure this picture.  Not that it’s the best picture we’ve ever taken (um, my hair has birds nesting in it) but because I was with Lindsay in Pennsylvania thrifting on a Saturday morning and all was right with the world. :)

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4. Last month, I asked you what your favorite piece of furniture was.  What is your least favorite piece of furniture in your home?

Probably our bed.  Our mattress itself is amazingly comfy, but we’ve never had a real bed – only the metal bed frame that came with it at the mattress store.  I really want a real bed with a headboard and footboard but they are SO expensive!  Someday I would love to have a sleigh bed!

5. What was your first job?

JCPenney men’s department, the summer after junior year of high school.  I worked 40 hours a week.  It was actually really fun!  I liked the job a lot. 


6. What is the last thing you purchased on-line?

An antique map of Connecticut from Etsy!  I am SO excited for it to arrive!  It was my first Etsy purchase ever. :) Can you see it down there in the stack?  It’s from the shop Unexpected Elegance. 

RESERVED Listing for Jessica  Antique Map of Connecticut: Collier's World Atlas and Gazetteer by Rand McNally 1930's
{via Unexpected Elegance}


7. Does your family have any nicknames for you?

My husband calls me Babe or Baby a lot.  Everyone pretty much calls me Jess, if that counts as a nickname?  lol  Although one of my oldest and best friends calls me Jessica and has NEVER called me Jess.  It would totally throw me off if she did.  :)


8. What is the newest blog that you have discovered that you love?

I am always finding great new blogs that I love!  I think my most favorite recent “find” was Karen Ehman’s site.  She’s written a couple of books that I really enjoyed, and I was so happy to find her blog!  Plus she’s just wrapping up a series on hospitality, which is a subject I really enjoy reading/learning/getting better about! 


9.  What is your favorite post that you wrote last month? 

WOW.  I didn’t realize until now that I only wrote TWO posts last month!  I really did take a blogging break, I guess!  Of the two my favorite would be the St. Patrick’s Day Felt Garland Tutorial.  I still have it hanging up now – it goes with my Easter stuff, too! 

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10. What is one thing that most of your readers don't know about you?

I am SO grossed out by belly buttons and eyes.  I hate when people touch their belly buttons (even Luke!) and the thought of anyone like pushing in on my belly button seriously makes me feel woozy.  I specifically remember when we had the big 20-week ultrasound with Luke – his head was right behind my belly button and the tech kept rubbing the probe over and over and over it.  I was seriously was about to pass out right there on the table.  And don’t even get me started on when people rub their eyes and it makes that gooshy sound.  AaaaaaaaaaaaaHHH!! just writing that made me want to throw up!  hahaha


Have a great rest of your week! :)


  1. I loved all of your answers! I'm still laughing about the last answer. Thanks for linking up!

  2. girl! i think my first tape was Point of Grace, also. either that or Kim Boyce! do you remember her? she was my first concert!

  3. I laughed out loud about your belly button aversion. My 4 month old son as developed a bit of an umbilical hernia. Basically his belly button has flipped inside out and looks about the size of a big gum ball. I am very squeamish about it! My husband loves to gross me out by pushing the "ball" back into place which makes the "gum ball" deflate..until my son starts crying or laughing, then it pops back out. Yes, it is disgusting. Enjoying your blog! :)

    1. My first born had that happen to her belly button, except hers look like a long, green grape. And my husband did the same thing! Ekk!!

  4. The last question got me too!!! Haha!! Never thought about the squishy noise that eyes make. Ew!


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