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five things you may not know about me

if you have been around here for awhile... you probably know a lot about me. my love for florals, white walls, thrifting, coffee shops, motherhood, my faith, acoustic music, pops of color, yoga, books, my loved ones... and of course, anything vintage. however, today i thought i would share five things that you might not know? 

+ my nails are almost always painted. before i had parks, i treated myself to a manicure about twice a month but lately, i have been painting them myself and am loving miracle gel by sally hansen. my favorite colors at the salon are funny bunny {white} and i cannoli wear opi {a beautiful light gray}. funny story about 'funny bunny' ... i once walked into a salon and asked them if they had the color, 'funky rabbit' - so close. 

+ craft beer and gourmet donuts are two of my favorite things in life. i feel like the older i get, the more i like donuts. and let's be honest, i loved them as a child... i think it is supposed to be the other way around? another love, especially lately, is fresh juice! this is how i roll. it's not uncommon for me to have a coffee, beer, and juice in one sitting. throw in a yummy donut and i am full of happiness. totally normal, right?

+ it doesn't really bother me when people are a little late. i don't know why? it just doesn't. as long as it isn't overly late, i don't see why people get so worked up about it? people have busy lives with many things going on and if they make an effort, i am ok with it. in fact, i recently read an article that said that the happiest and most optimistic people are usually a little late. i usually give myself just enough time... so i normally arrive right on time or am about five-ten minutes late... if something comes up... because, you know, i did not give myself any extra time {however, i am good about getting to appointments early!} so i will take that. my biggest pet peeve? when people are excessively and unnaturally loud. that i just don't understand? when i was young, i had a fear of fireworks, gun shots, and balloons popping unexpectedly- so i think it began early. we moved to a new house on the fourth of july when i was four years old and i hid underneath my parent's bed in fear... so i think that's where it officially began. on another note, parks loved the fireworks this year - a.k.a his dad's favorite holiday! so yay!

+ my favorite commercial ever is this extra gum commercial- it's just so precious. as you can see, i am a self proclaimed, 'hopeless romantic!' -- "give extra- get extra"

+ i yearn for a minimalistic lifestyle, but yet love so many things. i love for a home to feel cozy, eclectic, and personal ... but also want something {hopefully a farmhouse in the country- yet near a cool city} that is natural with a clean feel- a place where lots of love occurs. where we play games, play outside, and run free. i have learned already that it's a hard balance, but it really means a lot to me. so i hope to continue to strive for this... acquiring a lot of things and living in a high end subdivision does not interest me- even in the slightest.  i also strongly want my kids to have a 'forever home' like in the movie, the family stone, where they can come back when they are older and feel lots of nostalgia. i want them to be able to run and explore and act like kids. i want them to feel adventurous, creative, and safe. in the upcoming years, while my kids are young, i hope to de-clutter, purge, and gain knowledge in essentials oils/healthy living {again, in balance- enter donuts}. in the end, i hope to live an authentic, simple, and spiritual life with my family. that's one of my many, many dreams. i hope to share some of my many inspirational photos about this with you all soon. like usual, i have a lot of visuals going on in my head.
what about you? 

anything about you that want to share?
favorite foods, nail polishes, pet peeves {or non-pet peeves!}, a favorite commercial, a dream home or desired lifestyle? 

... i would love to hear ... 

12 comments:

  1. Love this post, Nelle! So fun getting to learn more about you. (My nails are almost always painted too.)

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    1. Thank you so much! I remember your post saying that {and the adult baby talk} and I related to both!! I am known for that at school with my middle schoolers... the painted nails not the baby talk! haha. I appreciate your kind words and loving your snaps!

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  2. Next time you're in Cleveland you must visit Jack Frost Donuts- They are the best I've ever had. Not to mention we have a lot of cool new breweries and restaurants! Come Visit??? :)

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    1. yes! I would love that!! i really miss you and hope to at some point! i wish it was closer to my hometown {it still means so much to me that you traveled to my bridal shower!} love and miss you

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  3. You are always such an inspiration! I just love reading your posts and looking at your Insta feed. Reading all these things makes my heart so happy because I can agree to or relate with all of this. I always have my nails painted, currently they are Essie's Chinchilly with Essie's Meet Me at the Altar on my ring fingers. It makes me so happy to have painted nails. Donuts are always a good thing & gourmet ones are the best! I'm not really annoyed by people being a few minutes late either because I understand that sometimes life happens. I treat people the way I want to be treated and that is with grace, understanding and forgiveness.

    I simply love this post.

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    1. you are so sweet! this made my day!! thank you so much. i will have to look into those colors :) i always love your mani pics!! you have no idea what all of your comments mean to me. hope your day is going well and thank you for being such a faithful blog reader of mine! <3

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  4. I am dying for a good manicure. Since my hormones are returning to normal (my nails would always chip) I need gel manicures...I just painted them myself, which does save money. But girl, there’s nothing like treating yourself and I look forward when I can carve out some time to get these nails done!

    I love learning more about you and thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am going tomorrow and could not be more excited! I think it's my fourth one in six months. yay! hope you get to go soon!! and thanks for the love! i love your blog :)

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  5. Love this! My biggest anxiety inducer is balloons in the wind. I literally have panic attacks. I cannot pick up balloons from the store once they are blown up. I had to do it once for my sister's shower and it took three adults because two of them had to keep me calm while one put the balloons in the car. It's so odd!

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    1. thank you so much, erin! i know what you are mean!! you poor thing. balloons no longer scare me but oh the childhood nightmares! balloons are everywhere then- parades were the death of me. have a great day and thanks so much for the love

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  6. I love those nail colors! And Funky Rabbit..so close!

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    1. haha right? so close. happy six months to jack today!!

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