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25 Facts About Me

Happy 2018, friends!  I thought I would kick off the new year with something a little different.  Since most of you probably don’t know me, I thought I would do a proper introduction and tell you a little about myself.  Instead of writing paragraphs about myself, I’ll just leave some bullet points so you can quickly go through them.

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  1. First of all, my name is Cristen!  Nice to meet you.
  2. I have been professionally blogging since 2012
  3. I have two little girls, Charlotte (6) and Kendall (3), and have been married for 8 years to my handsome hubby, Aaron.
  4. When I first began blogging, I had no idea it would become a career
  5. When I first began blogging, I had no idea that I would develop a passion for what I do – I simply did it for fun!
  6. I collect odd things like hotel pens and hotel soaps, and am not a fan of purchasing souvenirs when I travel (unless it’s absolutely useful home decor or edible (honey, vanilla, candy, etc).
  7. Travel is one of my absolute favorite things to do, but I also get really home sick and need breaks from time-to-time.
  8. The day before I leave on a trip I get this urge to just stay home and not leave.
  9. In my blog photos, my house looks super clean.  But what you don’t see is all of the junk I hid behind the camera!
  10. I often discourage people from starting a new blog because of how much time they take to maintain.
  11. I come up with so many random ideas all day and only try about 2% of them.
  12. I’m a bit of a night owl and love catching up on my shows at night (and then sleeping in).
  13. Shows I watch are: Total Divas, Real Housewives, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Expedition Unknown, One America News, WAGS…
  14. I’m absolutely horrible at being affectionate, unless it’s with my kids.
  15. I could never live in a cloudy city.  I THRIVE in the sunshine.
  16. I live in California, but have always thought that Texas would be a nice place to live.
  17. I have played piano since the 3rd grade, but rarely take the time to learn new songs.
  18. Music is my everything and I enjoy everything from classic rock to hip hop.
  19. I’m super goofy and sarcastic and love to find the funny in everything.
  20. I often tell people “me too” when they’re telling a story about something that happened to them, because I want them to know I can relate (only if I truly can relate, of course).  This has been misconstrued as being rude and “all about myself.”
  21. I’ve reached a point in my life where I worry less about what others think of me, and worry more about living my life!
  22. I’m more of a cat person than a dog person, but I do love my Boxer, Laila.
  23. My favorite types of foods to cook are Mexican and Italian, and I love trying to make things from scratch.
  24. I often get the question, “What nationality are you?”  I finally did a DNA test and shared the results on my other blog: http://www.thenaptimereviewer.com/2017/01/gps-origins-dna-test-kit-review.html.  Some day I would love to travel to all of my destinations of origin.
  25. I don’t believe in diets.

Well, that’s enough about me.  Let’s hear about you!  Introduce yourself in the comments section.  I look forward to communicating with you more throughout the year.

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