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Random Facts Friday 3

It’s Friday and I’m feeling random… time for another Random Facts Friday post!

1. For the past 2 weeks I’ve been using coconut oil as a moisturizer on my body rather than lotion. My skin has never felt or looked better! The keratosis pilaris on my arms and legs is also almost gone now! Two thumbs up for natural skin care!

2. Lately the baby’s morning nap has been exactly 1 hour and 15 minutes long. He literally will wake up right at the 1 hour 15 minute mark on the dot, every time for the last couple of weeks. It’s really weird!

3. Lately Kevin has been really into couponing and I am loving it. He has gotten us a ton of stuff for free- toothpaste, cereal, soup, pasta, and his latest: laundry detergent! He only paid tax of these babies which was 11 cents per bottle. There are 48 of them! We are set for a while!

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3. This morning our kitten jumped on the counter and spilled my extra large fresh cup of iced coffee all over the floor 😦 It was very sad. We’re spraying him with a spray bottle to teach him to stay off the counters but it’s not working very well. Any other tips from cat owners??

4. Kevin loves Koli’s spray bottle. He keeps grabbing it and opening his mouth for a drink 🙂

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5. This link was on a friend’s Facebook this morning and made me laugh. And feel old.

6. I am loving this app called TimeHop. It connects to your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and shows you what you posted on that day 1 year ago, 2 years ago, 3 years ago… all the way to seven years ago! I think it’s so much fun to see!

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7. I made Kevin’s 1 year doctors appointment this morning. Wahhhh! I can’t believe he will be 1 year old in less than 2 months!

8. I just bought these margarita shot bloks and I am strangely excited to try them on my long run this weekend. They have 3 times the sodium which should help with this hot and humid weather, and with the cramping I’ve been experiencing lately on my runs.

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9. Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point recently posted that she’s doing a “12 Things I Love About Me” challenge, so I decided to join in. I posted my first one on my Instagram this morning (my username is katiespaulding1 if you want to follow me!). I love this idea and can’t wait to share my 12 things. I’ll do a blog post too when I’m finished with all of them.

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10. Kevin and I are loving Big Brother! This season has been very controversial (with good reason) and it’s all so dramatic. It has us on the edge of our seat and we can’t wait to see what happens next. We were going to watch last night but we fell asleep, so we’ll be catching up tonight!

11. This rice and bean salad that I posted last year continues to be one of our favorite meals, especially in the summer when it’s so hot outside. We recently added corn to it and it has made it even more delicious. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should!

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12. Umm how cute is my naked baby?

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Let’s end on that note 🙂

Tell me something random about yourself! What TV shows are you loving? Are you a Big Brother fan? What do you love about yourself? Do you have any cat tips for me? Do you love naked babies too? 🙂

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Random Facts Friday 2

It’s Friday after 2 snow days and I’m feeling kind of scatterbrained, which means it’s time for another Random Facts Friday post!

1. I love reality TV. I don’t always have time to watch TV but when I do, I just want to watch shows that are entertaining and don’t make me think too hard- The Biggest Loser, Dancing with the Stars, the Kardashians, Jersey Shore… I could keep going. I am actually really embarrassed by that list.

2. I have totaled 3 cars in my lifetime. The first was the summer before my senior year in high school. I had an old Plymouth Sundance that didn’t have great tires and was driving in the pouring rain. I hydroplaned into a telephone pole. The second was during my freshman year of college. I was driving home for my grandpa’s funeral on Valentines Day and it was snowing. The roads were bad and everyone on the road was driving slowly, including me. I hit a patch of ice and my car spun around so that I was horizontal with the road. While I tried to get back to facing the right direction a car came speeding behind me and hit me on my passenger side, causing me to go off to the side in a ditch. The third time was two years ago when I was driving through my apartment neighborhood and a man pulled backwards out of his parking spot really fast without looking, slamming into my passenger side. Thankfully I was fine in all of these accidents. But it definitely makes me feel like a bad driver!

3. I love tequila. I love it in mixed drinks, margaritas, and even straight shots with lime and salt. It’s been a really long time since I’ve had it though. At our wedding reception Kevin took off my garter to the song “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and pretended to pull a little bottle of tequila out from under my dress. Then he drank it. Haha!

4. I never really learned how to swim until last year, when I finally swallowed my pride and signed up for lessons at my gym.

5. I really think that baby snot is grosser than baby poop. Although now that we are into solids I may be changing that opinion, based on what I’ve seen so far!

6. I really don’t like talking on the phone and making phone calls. I don’t know why. I’d rather talk in person or text or email.

7. I think I am a hypochondriac. I always think there is something wrong with me, and I worry about everything health related. I am pretty sure this is connected to my mom passing away from pancreatic cancer when I was 17. It was really unexpected and happened 10 months after diagnosis. Now I am paranoid and hate going to the doctor or hospitals.

8. I have a bad habit of leaving cabinets and doors open when I leave the room. I also leave lights on, which used to drive my dad crazy and now drives Kevin crazy too.

9. I am a clean freak when it comes to dirt and germs, but I’m actually a messy person in terms of clutter and keeping things organized around my house. To me, clutter isn’t “dirty” and I know where everything is that I need. Kevin is the same way. It only bothers me when it becomes too much, then I get annoyed and go on a big organizing/cleaning spree.

10. I am a very visual person. I can remember things photographically like notes I have written, or where to turn if I’m driving by the scenery and landmarks, rather than names of streets. I am also very good at remembering faces and things that people wore.

11. I am a huge list maker and calendar lover. My planner is my best friend, and everyday I make a general to-do list and a school one that has everything I need to do at work each day, I also keep a running weekly and monthly calendar in my planner, as well as a big family calendar in our kitchen.

12. Even when I was at my highest pregnancy weight (156), I still didn’t weigh as much as my highest weight ever (160), which I hit during my freshman year in college right before I started running. I want to do a flashback post soon to give you a glimpse of the old me!

13. Sometimes I think I have psychic ability, because I will think about a song while I’m in the car and it will come on the radio. Does this happen to anyone else?

14. I went to Penn State for college from 2004-2008 and had some of the best years of my life. And no, I don’t want to talk about the current events that have given my school a bad name. I will always be a proud Penn Stater!

Your turn! Tell me something random about you! Where did you go to college? Do you love lists, reality tv, and tequila? Are you messy like me? I want to hear it all!

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  1. This morning I was getting out of my car at work and my favorite pair of jeans ripped right up my back. It was so obvious from the back and the front that I had to tie my jacket around my waist. Kevin went back home (a 20 minute commute both ways) to get me new pants, because it was definitely not appropriate for 5th grade! Time to go shopping!
  2. I have a crazy addiction to Burts Bees chapstick. If I do not have it with me for some reason I will not be able to think about anything else except how dry my lips feel. I have to store them around the house and in the car so that I always have access to one. When I was in labor I asked for my chapstick in between every single contraction, even when my pain level was at its highest. Yup, addicted.
  3. I really think that I have undiagnosed ADD sometimes. My mind is always jumping from one thing to another, and I find myself starting something then going off to do something else in the middle of it, which gives me another idea, etc. Kevin hates watching movies and TV with me because I won’t pay attention and then I will ask him a bunch of questions. I work with kids that have ADD/ADHD every day and I totally feel their pain!
  4. It really bothers me when numbers don’t end in a 5 or 0. When I get gas I try to make the total price and/or gallons end in one of these numbers. I always tip waiters and waitresses by adding 20% and rounding up to the closest whole dollar. Also, when I run I HATE ending on a number of miles that doesn’t end in a 5 or 0, like 5.41 miles for example. Annoying! I almost always try to run to the next whole mile marker, or at least the quarter mile, halfway, or three quarter mile point.
  5. I am really creeped out by weeping willow trees and huge oversized flags. I know it’s weird. I have no idea why!
  6. I am a huge sucker for Top 40 music- the songs you hear on the radio over and over again. I love to run to them and sing along while driving. It’s my guilty pleasure!
  7. I used to have lots of piercings. I had my belly button pierced from the ages of 16-21, my nose pierced from age 18-20, and I had 8 holes in my ears! Now I only have one hole in each ear pierced.
  8. Along the same lines of body art, I have 4 tattoos. I have a little heart design on my hip that I got when I was 17, a star on my wrist that I got when I was 19, “love” written in my mom’s handwriting on my side near my ribs when I was 23, and my running tattoo that I got last year on my ankle.
  9. Kevin actually dated my friend before we started dating. It didn’t work out between them at all, but it was quite scandalous when we got together (even though I talked with her and asked her permission). What can I say? It all worked out how it was meant to, didn’t it?
  10. I have TMJ that causes bad headaches and I grind my teeth at night too. Because of this I have to wear a super attractive night guard to sleep. Kevin loves it, haha.
  11. When I was a junior in college I studied abroad for 5 months in Sydney, Australia. I was able to travel all around the country and also to New Zealand while I was there. Those 5 months were some of the best of my life so far. I had so much fun and made amazing memories- like skydiving and bungee jumping! So scary.

There you go! Pretty random alright! Now it’s your turn- tell me something random about you!