q&a revealed {part II}

i told you there was going to be a part two, because so many of you had amazing questions that i couldn't ignore. so let's buckle down and get on with the second half shall we?


Who would be in your imaginary celebrity girlfriend clique?
Ooooh, this is a really good question, mostly because I dream about this every single day…no joke. Sometimes it depends on my mood, but I’d say my dream “team” is
Taylor Swift. Why: So she can write about all my exes for me.
Emma Stone. Why: She’s absolutely hilarious!!
Jennifer Lawrence. Why: Hunger Games. Need I say more?
Miley Cyrus. Why: Love her style, and I think she’s pretty BA.
Selena Gomez. Why: She seems really down to earth. Oh, and I could meet the Biebs. Duh!
Amanda Bynes. Why: Besides her recent DUI, Amanda stars in some of my all time favorite movies. I think she is too funny for words! Hello...have you seen “She’s The Man”? Classic.

What are your favorite beauty products (that I can’t live without)?
NARS or M.A.C. lipstick. Burt’s Bees chapstick. Olay face moisturizing crème. Kat Von D eyeliner. bareMinerals foundation. bareMinerals flawless definition waterproof mascara. Brow pencil.

How long have you been married?
The mister and I have been married just over 9 months, we dated for 2 years and have known each other for 8 years. Yeah, that’s a long time!

Where are you moving to?
We are making the big trek back up to Seattle, our hometown. So excited to be back in familiar territory, surrounded by my family, friends, and rain!

I am obsessed with the flower crown you're wearing in your "about me" picture. Did you make it yourself?
I wish! It was actually a birthday gift from my baby SIL. Isn’t she talented?

How did you come to convert to being LDS? Was your family okay with it? I so admire your strength and courage!
First off, thank you! My conversion story was definitely a long process, and I would be lying if I said it was all roses. I first was introduced to the LDS faith through the mister, obviously, since we were best friends back in high school. While he was on his mission, serving in Oaxaca, Mexico, I was back home nannying and going to school. While nannying the doorbell rang, and it was two missionaries asking for the man of the house, who was previously interested in joining the church. As I was talking to them I mentioned how I had a best friend serving a mission and they asked me if I knew or wanted to know more about the faith. I said “sure” and set up an appointment. A year later I was baptized by my man surrounded by close, supportive family.
My family was very split over my decision to join the church at first. Being raised protestant, the LDS faith was definitely a culture shock. My mother had known Mr. Taylor for a long time at that point so she knew that he was a very good guy, and was raised respectfully (which she liked). My dad actually used to be a member of the church and had a very hard time coming to terms with my decision for a while.
I lost those friends who only cared about the party, and became closer to those who really loved me just the way i am.
A year and a half after my baptism, Mr. Taylor and I were sealed in the Seattle Temple. I still struggle with some concepts, but my overall faith and belief in the things that I do understand are more powerful than any doubts, and I wouldn’t change my decision for anything.

What is the most fulfilling thing you've done in your life so far?
Well, I would definitely say that getting married has been the most fulfilling and the best thing I have ever done. Love being sealed for time and all eternity.

I want to know, where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Sammamish, Washington, 20 minutes outside of Seattle. You may recognize Nick Cannon saying the city name about 50x in this clip. And yes, I do know that kid performing. I gave him chicken pox back in the day.

HOW do you pull off that 70's style so well?
I’m convinced I am a 70’s flower child reincarnate. No, but that would be pretty sweet.

What's your 'go-to' outfit?
My go-to outfit is always my jeggings (for all those “fat” days), a nice flowy top and sandals. Mix in the messy bun with either sunglasses or smarty glasses with a dramatic red lip, and you have me to a tee 90% of the time ::winks::

What fun original date night ideas do you have? My husband and I just had a baby and are in need of a few fresh ideas.
Oh gosh, I was hoping to ask you the same question. For those days that you can’t get out of the house, sometimes just being little kids yourselves and making a fort in the living room, eating dinner and watching a movie and cuddling can be fun and inexpensive.
The mister and I also love going downtown to a nice little restaurant, then stopping and getting some ice cream cones while walking and getting lost in the city. It’s simple and romantic.
Long bike rides around bays of water, playing one on one basketball, hiking, canoeing. Doing activities that you don’t normally do can switch things up and bring about partnership and unity. Look at me, I sound like a relationship counselor now…

Who is your bestfriend?
I’m assuming this doesn’t include the hubby, so I’m going to have to say my girl Kimberly. We have been besties since the third grade, she lives right up the street from me back home, of course she was one of my bridesmaids, and we have watched every single Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie about a hundred times. No exaggeration.




phew, sick of me yet? and that concludes the q+a......for now. muahaha!!!

81 comments:

  1. I love the idea of making a fort..so much fun!! I used to watch all the M&K Olsen films..over and over lol!

    Gemma x

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  2. Okay, first of all? I totally covet that flower crown.

    Had no idea you had converted to LDS -- fascinating! I'm glad you're happy with your decision.

    Also, Burt's Bees chapsticks kicketh ass. I've got one at home but it's half broken inside, bwah! And NARS has some of the prettiest (and best quality) products around. Good call! Heh.

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  3. Thank you for the lovely comment dear

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  4. sure! you must visit that area! <3

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  5. Awww, how great that you will be near family again!!!

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  6. Emma Stone is the key member of my imaginary celebrity girlfriend group. I love these Q&A posts.

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  7. that is a pretty awesome girlfriend clique! can i join? ;)

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  8. I had no idea you were a convert. That is awesome! You go girl!

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  9. Love these Q&A's TJ! And your date night idea to make a fort in the living room is one of my faves :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. I'm always facinated by conversion stories. I was raised protestant but am very interested in the LDS church. I love its emphasis on family. But I still have a really hard time with other parts of it. But I feel that way about the religion I was raised in too. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

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  11. you are so adorable!! and i LOVE emma stone :)

    xo, amanda

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  12. Oh my gosh, your celebrity clique = awesome. I love Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence! And all the rest of them for that matter!

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  13. Olay facial lotion is like air for me...need it all the time! I reapply multiple times a day, ha! No idea you converted - that's awesome that you researched, opened up your mind, and made a decision :)

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  14. I liked reading all your answers! And I totally dated a guy from sammamish! I bet you'd know him! Ha ha

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    1. Ha, I'm sure I do! You should email me his name!! If that's not creepy at all, ha

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  15. Love this! So fun learning more about you. xo

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  16. You have the most gorgeous blog and i loved reading those questions and answers..safe to say im not sick of you yet as im about to be your newest follower :)

    http://blaiseruby.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Oh I love these Q&A's! Got to know some interesting stuff :)

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  18. Love Q & A's :)

    I also love Burts Bees chapstick...

    & yay for moving back home!

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  19. ha ha I love these!! I loved reading about your conversion! That is pretty sweet. And My bestie and I have watched mk and a movies all the way up to our senior year!!!! We were sort of dorks:)

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  20. in the celeb girlfriend world, we would be fighting over emma stone. ....or, i can just join your clique. ;)

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  21. I love Burt's Bees chapstick ;).
    Thanks for your lovely comment! :)

    xxxx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com

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  22. I had fun reading your Q&A! ;) more please? haha
    And... Jennifer Lawrence and Amanda Bynes = FTW! My sis has watched She's The Man for like more than 5 times and still laughed anyway XD

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  23. Adorable photo and I love the Q+A you included here... You have an amazing blog. My aunt lives in Seattle and I absolutely love visiting her whenever I get the chance -- it's such a beautiful place.

    xoxo, Ally
    pinsandroses.blogspot.com

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  24. Cute!

    Love She's the Man! I hope Amanda doesn't start down a downward spiral because her humor seems so natural - she is a great comedian. =)

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  25. She's the Man is the BEST! I just watched it the other night. :)
    Thank you for sharing your conversion story! So happy for you. :)

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  26. Love getting to know you better. That is the perfect dream team clique...couldn't have picked em better myself. And thanks for sharing your conversion story--you are incredible!

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  27. Awesome photos !
    Btw, thanks for your comment :)

    http://picturexrain.blogspot.com/

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  28. oh my gosh. i didn't know you were a convert. you rock. end of story. go you.

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  29. I didn't know you were a convert. I find all converts fascinating because it is such a different way of life to suddenly live. My best friend converted at 19. She is so inspiring and continues to amaze me with her faith. She is the one going on 7 kids now. She daily thanks her lucky stars for her faith and loves raising her kids in the gospel.

    Loved getting to know you better. I think it's great and refreshing that you admitted you are still learning and struggling with some concepts. When you continue to have faith and do what is right, everything falls into place.

    I am obsessed with your about me pic as well. You are truly beautiful.

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  30. You're so cute darling!:D


    With love,Mia

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  31. i love your conversion story. i love that your hubby got to baptize you that is so incredibly special! did the family that you were nannying for end up being converted as well?

    LOVE M.A.C i would die without it. no seriously, i would.

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  32. I love Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence!!
    Thank you so much (as always) for your sweet comment :)

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  33. I didn't know you are a convert. Thanks for sharing your story! I dated a Mormon for 2.5 years in high school/college & felt drawn to the religion as well, especially the values & how family oriented it is.

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  34. Love all your answers and your conversion story is so awesome!!

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  35. That has got to be the most amazing girlfriend clique I've ever heard of ;) xo

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  36. Lovely post today, T. You're so chic. Xoxo

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  37. Hehe. I love your dream team! I love the flower crown too. :)

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  38. These answers are adorable and make me miss you ♥ I loved reading your conversion story. I still remember how sad you were when Mr. Taylor was leaving for his mission. You two were meant to be :)

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  39. Thanks for your lovely comment. You're so pretty xo

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  40. I follow your blog! is beautiful :)
    kisses!

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  41. Love the story of your faith. So encouraging and beautiful.

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  42. how sweet of you!
    thanks! cute pictures and great anwers!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  43. Thanks for your lovely comment! Your blog is gorgeous! Following you :)
    Follow back if you like
    MaryFashionLove

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  44. Love this q&a it's personal and sweet. I think you would have made a great flower child! =) I love Seattle, I kinda wish I was moving there as well.

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  45. WHAT an AWESOME post!!! Love all the questions..Taylor Swift does totally rock!!! And she would write a killer song about ANYTHING!!! She's coooool!!!! And that pic is tres chic! Love the nautical stripes!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  46. hunny you bought me with your imaginary celebrity girlfriends :))
    do i need to say more? :) hahah

    xx

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  47. My dear lovely pic..amazing skirt and perfect IPHONE PIC

    XOXO from MUNICH
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com
    You can check my SHOP in: http://laviequo.blogspot.com/2012/04/laviequocom-shop.html

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  48. Thanks for your lovely comment :) Your blog is very nice!

    P.s.: I wish I could go back to Cote d Azur :)

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  49. These are so fun to read and great to get to know you better.

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  50. thanks for sharing girl! love the 70's look that you through in here and there, you totally rock it!

    sam*

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  51. Loved reading this! It's fun to still learn new things about you!

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  52. Holla. We have the same iPhone case. :) :)
    xoxo,
    Leigh

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  53. i love when bloggers do Q+ AS its so informative!! and your iPhone case is adorable

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  54. this is the cutest! HAHA watching Mary Kate and Ashley shows are the best xx

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  55. I loved your blog, and with this post I got to know you, I love your style and that iPhone case too hehe :D

    Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    xoxo Julieta

    www.vjulieta.com

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  56. love that you love amanda bynes. i had no idea she got a dui, so let's forget about that... i love 'she's the man' and 'sydney white' is another favorite! emma stone is so pretty and funny. must say, great taste in the ladies, haha!

    i had no idea you were a convert, loved learning that about you!

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  57. haha, love this post! your style is simply amazing(:

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  58. it´s great this blog full of ideas.

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  59. um, your answer to the first question was pretty much word for word what I would have said ( i would totally be bffs with taylor swift and selena gomez if I were famous) and then as I continued to read your answers it just solidified how much I adore you. your blog makes me giggle.

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  60. I loved getting to know more about you! Thanks for sharing and being so real. And OMG She's the Man is the funniest movie EVER! Amanda is hilarious!

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  61. no no no not sick of you, LOVE getting to know you! So happy you are sharing this with us!

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  62. you look so pretty on the first picture <3
    I love Amanda too..her face expressions are just hilarious :D

    Xx
    www.evesbreeze.blogspot.com

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  63. loved your celebrity best friend team - gave me a good laugh :-)

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  64. wait what the, you gave nick cannon chicken pox? Need to hear the full version of this story. And how come alexa chung isn't in your girl clique! I'm almost offended..... hahah.

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  65. Haha great mix of funny and serious! I love these sort of posts. They're like people-watching; absolutely fascinating :)

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  66. It's lovely to get to know you better :)

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  67. I had no idea you were a conver to the church. I'm also the only member in my family!

    Good luck with the move back home. :)

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  68. love your celeb group of chosen friends :) you are too cute!

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  69. I'm from Seattle too! And love it there. I remember what the move away from Utah felt like...we had lived there for almost 5 years & I couldn't imagine anywhere else feeling like home (except Seattle, of course. :).

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  70. So I'm thinking that a Seattle blogger meetup will have to be in order...I'll be moving there in September!! Love your Q&A's, T ;)

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  71. Love your answered !
    This pic of you is great, your hair and lips are prefect :)
    xx

    ifoundmysoulmate

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  72. loved learning more about you :) xoxo

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  73. Your iphone case is adorable and so is your top! xo

    -Lauren

    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com/

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  74. I love these q&a's! It's a great way to get to know you better! Can I be included into your celeb girlfriends cause I love those girls too! Haha!

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  75. so cute! Hey, when did your husband serve in Oaxaca? My husband did too!! Fun! awesome blog, I love it!

    tychynhansen.blogspot.com

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  76. I'm from Sammamish too!!! I was happy enough to find your blog and find out you lived in Seattle, but originally from Sammamish?!? CRAZY!! Were you an Eastlaker or Skyliner?

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