Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thoughts for Thursday: Getting to Know You

Hi, y'all, and Happy Thursday! With the start of a new year, and because I know I have some new readers who have stopped by this blog lately, I thought I'd do a "getting to know you" post to start off 2017. For some of you, this may be redundant, but some of you may learn a little something about me today. Either way, thank you for stopping by and supporting me in this little space. And I'd love to hear from you {if you're new or not} so tell me: if you are new to this blog, could you comment and introduce yourself to me? I'd love to get to know you! And if you are a faithful reader, tell me: what was your favorite Christmas gift you received this year? I have a few gift cards burning a hole in my wallet and I need some ideas! 

So, a bit about me:

+ My name is Brittany and I've been married to my husband, Brandon, for a little more than six years. We met at Baylor University in a communications class I was taking for my minor and him for his major, and the rest, as they say, is history. We always joke that we loved Waco before Waco was cool! ;) 

+ I got my degree in journalism/public relations with a minor in corporate communication. After college, I worked for two different public relations agencies, ultimately then working for a local school district as a member of their communications team. In August 2015, I began my new role as a stay-at-home mom. {But trust: I'm definitely not ever going to compare being a stay-at-home mom to a working mom. I've done both and they're equally as hard. Let's just celebrate being good moms, shall we?!} And on the whole "journalism major" note, I cannot handle when people don't know the difference between the following: "peek" and "peak"; "your" and "you're"; "there," "they're" and "their"; and "everyday" and "every day." I've tried to get over it and I just can't. I'm sorry. 

+ We have two precious boys, Walker (who will be three years old later this month) and Knox (who is a little over seven months old). I'm basically always tired and laugh at my 23-year-old, childless self who would say she was tired. Ha! There is no tired like mom tired. #justsayin But in all seriousness, being a mom is my greatest accomplishment in life and I'm beyond thankful for these two amazing boys who call me "Mommy." 

+ We live in a suburb of Dallas and I think anything below 40* is cold and I bundle myself and my kids up until we look like that kid from "A Christmas Story" yelling, "BUT I CAN'T PUT MY ARMS DOWN!" Subsequently, even though I've lived in Texas my entire life, I still get surprised at just how hot it gets here in the summer. Anything over 95* is just not okay. And don't get me started on any temperature -- or heat index -- over 100*. 

+ I'm an over-sharer. If you follow me on social media, you'll agree with this statement. I just can't quit it. 

+ I'm not crafty or artsy in the least. I've tried and My great-grandmother was an avid artist and I'm sad that artistic gene skipped me. That said, I love Etsy -- you creative geniuses are amazing. 

+ Things I love {aside from my precious family}: shopping, brunching {yes, it's a verb}, sleeping later than 7 a.m., spending time with my family and friends, Baylor football, pedicures, massages, facials, photography, Sauvignon Blanc, a good cup of coffee, binge-watching shows on Netflix, being on the lake, traveling, anything and everything British, naps, Broadway musicals, candles, shiplap, Waco, being from the South, and pictures -- give me all the pictures!

+ I'm not a fan of: trying on bathing suits, the color yellow, mean girls, Sci-Fi anything, grammatical errors -- including my own!, cashews, being late {or people who are}, the song "Auld Lang Syne," people who don't Google something before asking in a public forum, humble bragging, ironing, people who can't apologize, copycats, and visors. 

+ If I still had an iPod, you'd find any and every genre of music on there. I'm not ashamed to admit that I love me some rap music, but I also love Christian music, and I love jazz music, too. Oh, and I'm totally one of those people who listens to Christmas music beginning Nov. 1. No shame in my game. 

+ I'm a Christian and I love Jesus. I'm most definitely not perfect and I certainly don't pretend to be, but my main goal is to live my life daily pursuing Jesus and becoming more and more like Him. that's a bit about me! Thanks for popping by today!

Linking up with Annie for "Thoughts for Thursday"



  1. What a fun post!! Your boys are the cutest. I've loved getting to know you better and following along!!

  2. Love this! I feel like I had an idea on most of this but still fun to hear random facts! I have always hated auld lang syne, but I listened to the version by marzipan and mistletoe and LOVE it! Probably because it doesn't really sound like the original song ;-) And no truer words spoken than there being no tired like mom tired. Yesterday in a group a young guy in school told me he was having a hard time juggling time spent at the gym with time spent with his girlfriend. I can only imagine what my blank stare must have looked like!!!

  3. I just really love that you added "visors" to the list of things you don't love. So randomly awesome!

  4. Yes! Google it before asking, people!!! :)

  5. This is a fun post!! Even though I've been following along for a while, I still found out a lot I didn't know!

  6. Such a great idea for a post! I'm with you and wish I could be more crafty and do stuff myself. Oh well, one day! Have a great week!

  7. So fun! Girl I love some rap music too! The first time my husband got in my car in college Lil Wayne was playing. He tells everyone he was shocked and not expecting that haha!

  8. So much fun getting to know more about you!! I just recently found your blog so this was great timing. Would you ever consider doing a post on your favorite hair/makeup products? Yours always looks great. :)

    1. Thank you for commenting, Holly! Sure, I would be more than happy to! :)

  9. What a cute family!! I hate the cold too but unfortunately in Pennsylvania it's freezing all winter long! It's 20 degrees and snowing now! Yuck!

  10. Great idea introducing yourself again! I even learned some new things :)

  11. Thanks for the introduction again sweet friend, loved reading it again.
    We have so many of the same likes and dislikes - looking forward to following along this year x

  12. So great to learn more about you! It's been quite a few months since I stopped by here. Your boys have grown so much and boy oh boy your family is beautiful!


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