31 January 2017

27 Facts for My 27th Birthday

Hey y'all,

Today marks my 27th birthday! To celebrate my birthday I thought I would do a post of twenty-seven things you might not know about me! Thanks to the sweet, Traci for helping me to come up with random facts. Even after over eight years of friendship I know some of these surprised her.

one. I am the only one of my siblings, not named after another member of my family. My parent's just liked the name Jessica and went with it.

two. My favorite childhood book was Chrysanthemum. Hop on Pop, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Angelina Ballerina are also in the top 5.

three. Crest wins against Colgate anyday.

four. I played the clarinet in middle and high school (even in the marching band).

five. Since learning about them in elementary school, I have loved narwhals and sloths.

six. I have never been to DisneyWorld but am a champion at Disney SceneIt. I have been to Disneyland multiple times including for the 50th anniversary!

seven, I have "transposed" teeth, meaning my teeth are switched. My canine and premolar are swapped. However, you would not know looking at me thanks to the orthodonist for shaving my tooth.

eight. I have seen 20 musicals (not counting seeing Wicked three different times) and I'm excited that Hamilton will make number 21 this summer.

nine. My favorite movie quote is from You've Got Mail "Kathleen Kelly: "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies." Joe Fox: "I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms."

ten. I have a slight obsession of polka dots. I have a polka dot piggy bank and bedding from Kate Spade.

eleven. I eat weird food combinations like dorritos and cottage cheese or green beans with ketchup. I completely blame my mom for teaching me to eat these foods with strange condiments.

twelve. My very first blog was named Jane Austen Meets Southern Prepster.

thirteen. I am pretty sure the only reason I took French in High School is my love for Belle/Beauty in the Beast.

fourteen. If I could be on any tv show it would have to be something on the food network or a cooking segment on Hoda & KathyLee

fifteen. If I could have a celebrity dinner party I would invite, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Kristen Bell, and Aiden Turner.

sixteen. I hate orange highlighters. They never seem to work out well.

seventeen. I have read Ella Enchanted at least ten times. I read it almost every year.

eightteen. My go-to order at Marble Slabs/Coldstone is chocolate ice cream with strawberries and gummi bears.

nineteen. When I was little, I thought I was going to be a teacher. Now, I know I could never teach more than my PreK Sunday School class.

twenty. Carolina was my number 3 school but I could not imagine going to another institution. I am a proud Tar Heel.

twenty-one. I get hiccups from eating bagels and they last for hours.

twenty-two.  I have been in a car going over 100 mph.

twenty-three. If I could only eat one food for a whole week it would probably be a cobb salad.

twenty-four. The next three places I want to travel to are: Scotland, Greece, and New Zealand.

twenty-five. I am a very picky eater. It all has to do with textural issues but cooked veggies and fish are no gos.

twenty-six. I don't dream. A few times a year I will remember a part of a dream for like 5 minutes after I wake up and then it's gone.

twenty-seven. I have a pet peeve of when people state that something is monogrammed when it is really embroidered with one initial and not the monogram.

Now in honor of my birthday I would love to learn more about you! Pleaase answer the following 7 questions in the comments so we can all get to know one another.
1. Favorite Disney movie?
2. Favorite recipe you have tried from Pinterest?
3. Least favorite food?
4. Favorite blog or instagram you follow?
5. Favorite store to shop at?
6. What was your first job?
7. Would you rather spend a long weekend at the beach or the mountains?



  1. To get the comment party started here are my answers:
    1. Beauty and the Beast
    2. Shrimp on the Barbie
    3. Eggplant
    4. I am really into food blogs right now like Real Food Whole Life & Against All Grains.
    5. LOFT.
    6. Babysitting! Apart from that I worked at Wendy's in High School.
    7. Beach (equipped with lots of sunscreen)

  2. Happy 27th birthday!!! Here are my answers:

    1. The Little Mermaid :)
    2. One skillet pasta
    3. Anything with raisins
    4. Something Devine
    5. Koo de Ker
    6. I was a hostess at the Spaghetti Factory
    7. Beach!

  3. Love your fun facts! Shout out to a fellow clarinetist (and marching band member, haha!) and narwhal lover (I wrote a research paper on narwhals in college for my bio degree...fun story behind that for another day...). I totally quote that "You've Got Mail" quote at least once every fall and inevitably someone gives me the side-eye because of it. And yeah Ella Enchanted! :D
    Happy birthday btw! Here are my answers:
    1) FROZEN. Hands down.
    2) Shhh I don't cook. But there's this one tomato/corn/cheddar cheese pie that I make every summer that I got from pinterest. It's a rare treat.
    3) Cervelle de veau. Nope. Nope nope nope.
    4) Oooh tough one! I've got a list of my daily reads, but idk if I could pick a favorite :)
    5) Fleet Feet.
    6) Waitress at this cute restaurant called "The Pink Teacup." Yep, it's exactly what you'd imagine.
    7) Both! California or some volcanic islands ftw! But if I'm on a budget and it's a quick weekend trip then I'll probably pick mountains.

  4. Happy Birthday!
    1. The Lion King
    2. Blueberry Cheesecake
    3. Brussel sprouts: Everybody loves them; I hate them
    4. Favorite blog or instagram you follow?
    5. Thrift stores
    6. My first real job was at a gym in a hotel. I was 16 and very proud to have a little change in my pocket :)
    7. BEACH!

  5. Oh I forgot #4 I follow a lot DIY blogs and IG pages.

  6. 1. Favorite Disney movie? Probably Frozen!

    2. Favorite recipe you have tried from Pinterest? The sweet potato burgers I"ve made us for dinner a couple times! Also, this one for homemade dark chocolate: http://www.primallyinspired.com/easy-healthy-homemade-dark-chocolate/

    3. Least favorite food? I really dislike the texture of all steaks except for filet mignon!

    4. Favorite blog or instagram you follow? Blair Blogs, Simply Taralynn, and recently The Private Life of a Girl (all blogs)

    5. Favorite store to shop at? Home Goods / Marshalls / TJ Maxx (they all count as one right?)

    6. What was your first job? Babysitter. But my first "real" job was at a butter bean farm!

    7. Would you rather spend a long weekend at the beach or the mountains? Beach all the way!!

    Thanks for letting me help with your 27 facts! My jaw dropped when I saw we've been friends for 8 years!! :)

    1. What?? I didn't know your first job was on a butter bean farm! So cool!

  7. Happy birthday girlfriend! I hope you have a blast celebrating all week long!

    1. The Little Mermaid
    2. This is tough but I think stuffed meatballs (c/o designer bags and dirty diapers)
    3. Hmm, melon!
    3. Also tough.....can't pick one!
    5. Tj Maxx
    6. Lifeguard
    7. Mountains

  8. It was so fun getting to know you better! Here are my answers.

    1. Beauty and the Beast
    2. Korean Beef
    3. Stuffing
    4. Mikutas on Instagram
    5. Nordstrom
    6. Cashier at a grocery store
    7. Hard decision! Can I do half at the beach & half at the mountains? ;)

  9. You and Traci came up with some super creative fun facts! I had fun reading them :)

    1. Hercules
    2. Most recently, this vegan Mexican 7 layer dip: http://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-7-layer-mexican-dip/ (dairy-free!!)
    3. Either mushrooms, eggplant, shrimp, or Greek yogurt
    4. I love Daily Dose of Greens! She has a lot of allergen-friendly recipes, and she lives in Winston-Salem.
    5. The Flourish Market. Or Whole Foods!
    6. Horseback riding instructor
    7. Beach all the way!!!

  10. Happy Birthday!
    1. Favorite Disney movie? Aladdin
    2. Favorite recipe you have tried from Pinterest? Broccoli Salad
    3. Least favorite food? It's more a spice - Curry
    4. Favorite blog or instagram you follow? Blog - The Sweetest Thing
    5. Favorite store to shop at? Of course Nordstrom
    6. What was your first job? Lifeguard
    7. Would you rather spend a long weekend at the beach or the mountains? Where I enjoy the Beach it's where the husband and I always go, so I am going to say Mountains.
    xo, Lee
    Wine & Couture


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