Getting to Know You

Alabama Women Bloggers
1. What part of the state do you call home?
St Clair County, Alabama
2. How long have you been blogging?
Since October of 2012
3. Why did you start blogging?
I wanted somewhere to write and express myself. A place to document my daily life and thoughts. I also liked the idea of the blogging community and being able to connect to others that I would not have met otherwise.
4. What is your favorite part of being a member of the Alabama Women Bloggers community?

I love to be able to connect to other wonderful women bloggers right here in Alabama! I feel like we already all have a connection just living in the same area. 
5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

That is a good question. None of us know what the future holds for us, or what His plan is for us.  I don’t like to speculate about where I see myself in 5 or 10 years….what I thought when I was in high school about 5 and 10 years out, and what I thought in college or when I was 25…they have been all wrong, so I’d rather not guess! I like t focus on the present and making myself happy today.
6. If you could choose an actress to play you in your life, who would you choose and why?

Reese Witherspoon. While she had a recent run in with a bad night, she seems down to earth and genuine in the roles she plays. I am well aware I look nothing like her…haha.
7. Name 5 things on your Bucket List that you hope you’ll check off before you die?

1. Disney World – I have never been and always wanted to go. I want the full 5 year old experience, complete with mickey ears, pictures with characters and lunch with the Disney Princesses. I want to stay in a hotel in the park. This better happen sooner than later!
2. Visit another country. I am not quite sure which one. Maybe Germany or Italy?
3. Successfully accomplish one of my far fetched dreams. Owning my own store or design line of some kind.
4. Learn how to sew.
5. Learn how to take amazing pictures…or at least decent ones!
8. If you could be known for one thing, what would it be and why?

My humor. I love to make people laugh and feel good. I try not to take life too seriously, and have fun and enjoy the little things.
9. Describe the best moment in your life.

Marrying my best friend. It was the most perfect day. The weather was perfect, our location was beautiful and it was so relaxed and just about us, our love and our marriage.
10. If you could “be” anything (no consequences, no fear), what would you “be”?

I would have my own store and design line and dabble in a little of everything! I would love to have my own clothing line tailored to real women. Your average size, every day woman who still wants to feel sexy and fashionable. I constantly say things like, “I love this shirt if it would have this instead of this.” Or if the cut would have been here instead of here it would look perfect!” It would be amazing to be able to put my ideas into something real! Even if I didn’t have my own line, it would be so fun to go to the mart and purchase things to sale in my own store. Maybe one day…
11. What or who inspires you to blog?

Life in general inspires me to blog, to put all my thoughts in to words. The blogging community is so inspirational and supportive, for the most part…that every single blog I read is inspiring to me. The girls that talk about the hard things that come along with being a newlywed, the athletes or the people who are trying to lose their weight and work their ass off doing so, the new moms trying to find their way in motherhood, the pet owners who adore their furry critters, the twenty somethings that are still trying to figure out who they are….every single person is inspiring!
12. We’re headed to your neck of the woods… what restaurant would you recommend?

Someone is coming out to St Clair County?! Are you lost? Well this is exciting! While we do not have many choices around here, we have the best BBQ ever! You would have to go Landmark BBQ in Argo/Margaret!
13. What’s a southern tradition you and your family have?

I am a Yankee turned southern so any tradition that we may have adapted has been a recent thing and not quite tradition.
14. If you could pick your favorite blog post from your blog this year, what would it be?

One of my favorite posts this year is my post on remembering April 27, 2011. It was a life changing day for many people that I know. The south lost so many people that day. My sister lost her in laws and her house, my dad lost his house. I have always been and probably always will be terrified of bad weather.
15. We all love social media, tell us your links so we can follow you!

I have been seriously slacking in the social media department, but I promise to be better again soon! I could use some encouragement with some more followers….so go do that! 🙂 




Well this was a fun link up! If you live in Alabama, make sure you join the Alabama Women Blogging community. You can meet some great ladies right here at home!

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  • Reply Robin June 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I don’t like the “Where do you see yourself in five years” question, either. At times I considered making a five-year plan, but I think they can force you to rush into things, just to have the goal finished by the deadline.

  • Reply Joy June 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    YAY…. I knew most of this already, but I love getting to know my sweet Nadine a little bit better! So happy you are my partner in crime with this site! Thanks for always being encouraging and willing to help! And thanks for being a member of our blogging community! Love you!

  • Reply Sara Ogles June 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I found you on twitter! I should know by now, especially after I fell victim to another heart-wrenching post this morning, not to read things that I know will make me a mess…but I read your April 27 post anyway! Beth @ Loveyoumuches and I live close to the path of the F5 that ran through half of North Alabama, her closer than me. She has done a few awesome write ups too, especially about storm anxiety. I wasn’t close enough to get storm anxiety that day but this year and last there has been a (albeit small) tornado pop up between myself and my daughter at school. I don’t care what happens, If Brad Travis or James Spann even utter the word tornados, she’s out for the day. I look forward to reading your blog in the future!

  • Reply Ashley June 27, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Yep, you just gotta love Reese Witherspoon! I mean, she is just so sweet and southern. I have to admit I have never been to Disneyworld either. I just have never really had a desire to go, weird, I know. We are planning on taking the kids when they get a little older to see what all the fuss is about. 🙂

  • Reply Cindy C June 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Nadine, I had no idea we were practically neighbors. I live and work in Trussville 🙂

  • Reply Nancy June 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I am from Michigan & turned Southern!! I loved getting to know you better by this post!

  • Reply Lauren Love June 27, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I feel the same way about Disney World! I hope you get to go soon and meet Cinderella and be a princess for the day. I’m going to have to come visit you in St. Clair and try the amazing BBQ soon!

  • Reply SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph June 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Reese is awesome. I just watched Sweet Home Alabama the other day.

  • Reply amypboydspeaks.com June 27, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Please let me know when you open that store I would love to shop at a store for ‘real everyday’ women

  • Reply Robin June 28, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Hi Nadine! It’s great to “meet” you! I know St. Clair county! I have to drive through it to get to the “big city” from where I live in the boonies! HAHA! Great post and I hope to get to know you better in the future!

  • Reply Beth @ Love You Muches June 28, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Enjoyed reading your answers, I’d be a customer at your store!

  • Reply CraftyHope June 28, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Your answer to the 5-year question is just great. I feel the same way that things didn’t turn out the way I thought. What I love though is your sentiment to live in the now. Well said!

  • Reply CraftyHope February 23, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Oh how funny that we both kinda blew off the 5-year question! And your bucket list is great too!! I love this little peek at other girls here in Alabama. . . but where exactly is St. Claire County? I guess I might have to be lost to find it.

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