Wednesday, August 31, 2011

TAG: About Me...Get to know Mendi

Last week you got to know Jayme a little better and today it's my turn.  We were tagged by our friend Madeline from Cappuccino and Fashion to do the "About Me" or "About Us" tag, since there are two of us.  Hopefully this will help you to feel like you know us better now and we'd love to hear your responses to these same questions, so feel free to jump in!

Mendi's About Me

1. Do you have a middle name?
My middle name is Ann, which is also my mom's name.

2. What is/was your favorite subject in school?
Definitely English.  I have always loved to read & write.

3. What's your favorite drink?
Starbucks Non-Fat White Mocha with whip.  Gotta have the whip!

4. Favorite songs at the moment?
Anything by Adele.  I go through phases with music.  It varies from Eminem to Taylor Swift.  The last three CD's that I bought were Adele, Keane & Mumford and Sons.

5. What would you name your children?
Right now, we're only thinking of names for kids of the four-legged variety.  We prefer to meet our puppy and see their personality before naming them.  After we met Nugget for the first time, we knew instantly that she was a "Nugget."  Zoey is rarely called by her actual name...most of the time it's Buggie, which was what I nicknamed her shortly after we brought her home.  Their "gangsta" names are Nugz & Bugz, because obviously two chocolate Labs need gangsta names.  Duh.

6. Do you participate in any sports?
I don't participate in any sports now, but I did play softball and compete in gymnastics growing up.  Now I don't dare do anything that will break a nail.  Hahaha.

7. Favorite book?
It's hard to pick just one.  I read a book two years ago called The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard that I loved so much that I finished it in less than 24 hours.  I basically put it down only long enough to get a few hours of sleep.  I prefer books that have a controversial topic or something that is ripped straight from the headlines, like a Jodi Picoult book.  But sometimes I'm up for a good ol' chick book too, like something by Nicholas Sparks or Kristin Hannah.

8. Favorite color?
I love coral and navy.  If it's in a stripe pattern, then that's even better!

9. Favorite animal?
Obviously dogs...I especially have a weakness for Labs, of course.

10. Favorite perfume?
Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture

11. Favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving...for the three F's:  family, food & football

12. Have you graduated High School?
Yes, Class of 1996.

13. Have you been out of the country?
I have been to Mexico twice.  We honeymooned just south of Playa del Carmen in 2004, then went to Puerto Vallarta in 2009 for Jayme's wedding.

14. Do you speak any other languages?
I took three years of French in high school, but unfortunately it's one of those things that because I haven't used it on a regular basis, I've lost it.

15. Do you have any siblings?
I have two older sisters, Tracy & Shelley.

16. What's your favorite store?
Nordstrom, Sephora, Anthropologie & Fossil.  They get me in trouble.

17. Favorite restaurant?
My favorite local restaurant is The Boathouse at Sunday Park.  It's on the Swift Creek Reservoir, which is where the hubz & I got married.  They have an amazing outdoor deck and the sunsets in the summer are spectacular.
The view from The Boathouse at Sunday Park in Midlothian, VA --
See across the water there??  That's where the hubz & I got married in a gazebo on the water in April 2004.
18. Do you like school?
I enjoyed school, but I can't say that's a time in my life that I look back at and miss.

19. Favorite YouTubers?
There are many, many YouTubers that we subscribe to here on Her Late Night Cravings who I watch on a regular basis.  I love to catch up on YouTube videos at night on my iPhone just before I fall asleep.  I love Makeup by Tiffany D for her tutorials, The Current Boobies for just mere curiosity of what she's up to and JLovesMac1 for pure entertainment value.

20. Favorite Movie?
My faves include Stepbrothers, Bridesmaids and Tommy Boy.  Kinda shows my maturity level, huh?!?

21. Favorite TV show?
Oh geez!  I totally get sucked into the reality shows like Big Brother, Bachelor Pad, Jersey Shore and Flipping Out.  My guilty pleasure this summer was Love In The Wild.  By my #1 fave TV show by far is The Vampire Diaries!  Two words: Ian Somerhalder.  Yes please!!

22. PC or MAC?

23. What phone do you have?
iPhone 4

24. How tall are you?
5' 5-1/2"

Meet my family:
The hubz & I
Nugget (aka Nugz)
Zoey (aka Bugz)
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little better!  We'd love to hear more from you.  Feel free to do this tag on your blog (link back to us if you do) or drop us some answers in our comments section.


  1. White Mochas are my absolute FAV (only I am usually bad and get them FULL wonder I am always trying to figure out why my pants seem tight!)
    Also, I only recently discovered "Flipping Out" and OMG, I love that show. I am addicted!

    Your family pics are so cute!!!!
    I think I have to do a post like this....such a great idea :)

  2. I love these kind of posts! They are fun to get to know people a little better :) Love the gangster names for your dogs! Hilarious :)

    I graduated in 1996, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for the same reasons as you, and we have a yellow lab! Sometimes it amazes me how many people out there have the same things in common as me!


  3. It was lovely getting to know you a bit better too. It's so amazing that you got married there, the landscape is truly breathtaking. And I think I'm gonna make a list of those books and start reading, cause you've made me curious :)

    Oh, and I'm so glad you think of me as a friend. I think no blogger has ever called me that before. It's really nice! :)

    *Cappuccino and Fashion* blog

  4. @ Maribeth - You should tonally do this Tag. You like how I get non fat but still get the hip? HAHA

    @ Style Journey - Thanks so much for sharing! Aren't labs the best?? :-)

    @ Madeline - You have to let me know if you end up reading any of the books I mentioned. They are so good! Of course we think of you as a friend and we really hope that one day we get to meet. :-)

  5. This is fun! It's always nice to read more about the person behind a blog :-)
    NEW OUTFIT POST: Celebrating Shangri-La

  6. I def followed you back! And I love your fav stores! They're my guilty pleasures too!

    Oh yea! I can't believe ur in richmond! I'm like an hr from you in Woodbridge lol

  7. I love these kind of posts, it's really nice to get to know other bloggers/youtubers.

    I've put The Scent of Rain and Lightning on my to-read list. I've just read the description and seems quite promising! :)

  8. Great pics! Loved your wedding venue. And omg, Adele rocks. =)

    (Thanks for the Heaven on Seven rec! =)

  9. Love it, I've enjoyed getting to know you both a bit better! Nugz & Bugz are adorable as is the husband...and I can't believe how gorgeous that photo is. I love reality shows too, my total weakness. Having a non fat mocha with the whip makes me think of me ordering fries and a 'diet' coke ;P

  10. If you are going to have fat free you gotta have the whip...'nuff said! And I may need to see ID to verify that u graduated from HS in way! I thought you were like 25ish!

  11. Thanks for sharing more about you - your chocolate labs are gorgeous xoxo

  12. Great Blog! : ) Your Dogs are adorable.

    I have also a blog with my friend! Maybe you could check it out:

  13. @ Leonie - We love getting to know other bloggers, so when we saw this tag going around, we figured why not!?! ;) Love your blog!

    @ And Then She Smiled - That's so cool that you live so close to us! Maybe we can do a blogger meet-up one day & hit our favorite stores!! ;)

    @ Sandra - If you decide to read The Scent of Rain & Lightning, let me know what you think. It grabbed my attention from the very first page!

  14. @ Shop N' Chomp - Adele is my daily playlist right now. As crazy & busy as things have been, I need music that can help me to zone out & Adele does the trick! I loved all of your Chicago posts...I can't wait to go back to the Windy City!

    @ Tracy D - Thank you so much for the kind comment! I always think the people waiting on me at Starbucks laugh when I order the Non-Fat milk WITH's like, really, what's the point?!? Oh well, atleast it helps me to not feel QUITE so guilty when I indulge. ;)

    @ Bravoe Runway - 25-ish?!?! OMG, you just made my day! I love you for saying that!! I just turned 32 in July. You're a sweetheart. :)

  15. @ adele - Thank you girl! My choco labs are my sweet stinker muffins. Poor things, they have no idea what their names really are, because I have like 25 nicknames for them. ;)

    @ Cinderella Alert - Thank you so much! I'm going to check out your blog right now!!! ;)

  16. I loved this post. It's so nice to know about someone you're friends with in blogs and you start knowing them and really feel like a friend. Thank you for sharing :)

  17. Ahh you guys are so cute and I really enjoyed reading this fun tag! We love Flipping Out too!!

  18. @ Ayushma ~ We love the blogging supportive of each other! It's a lot of fun to get to know everyone a little better, so we wanted to let all of you get to know us a little better too! Thank you so much for the sweet comment!

    @ KnitPastis ~ Flipping Out is the best! I've watched it since the very first season. Jeff Lewis would be my dream boss (most people think I'm crazy for saying that, but I think I can handle his dry sense of humor). And Zoila & Jenni are awesome!! Thank you so much for dropping us a comment. :)

  19. Nugz and Bugz are adorable! Reality TV is my guilty pleasure too... who doesn't like a little mindless entertainment and drama?

  20. @ The Blonde - Thanks! They are my babies!! Yep, we all need some mindless TV! :-)

  21. So fun! I definitely want to do this tag! I have to go back and check out Jayme's info.
    Shasie of Live Life in Style


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