20 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

20 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

Hi there, Beautiful! Being a blogger, I spend quite a bit of time reading other blogs, not only to see what my favorite bloggers are up to, but for inspiration as well. And I often wonder what they are like in person. I got to thinking if others wondered the same about me. Well, today I am getting a bit more personal and sharing this 20 Things You Don’t Know About Me post. My goal is to make sure you are Keeping Up With Candy (ha ha) on the personal side. I did a similar post last year around this time but only shared very minimum about myself. (similar post here –10 Things You Don’t Know About Me)

Even though I am somewhat of a private person, I thought a post like this would be fun because, personally, I love reading posts like these! Soooo, here goes!

  1. I drink sweet tea EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. And not just any ole sweet tea. It has to be from Corky’s (local) or McDonald’s (next to Corky’s location ONLY).
  2. My favorite vacation destination would have to be Ischia Island, Italy. Not because of its beauty, but because of the laid back vibe, friendliness of the locals, and its surrounding waters. Truth: I wanted to visit because this is where JFK, Jackie O, and family used to vacation.
  3. I don’t touch condiment bottles, door knobs, bathroom faucets, other’s computer mouse, menus, or shake hands with my bare hands. I use a napkin for touching. And instead of shaking hands, I hug. It’s all so gross to me! #sorrynotsorry
  4. I am a pretty good cook. I know I look like I don’t/can’t cook or eat much. But I do. I plan on posting recipes on the blog at least once a month. Be on the lookout for that!
  5. Growing up, I wanted to be a singer/songwriter. I was going to meet George Michael. He was going to want to do a duet with me, fall in love with me, wouldn’t be able to live without me, and ask me to marry him. Yes Hunni, I lived in a HUGE bubble growing up!!!!

2 Fun Facts About Candy

  1. I was a cheerleader in high-school. Ole girl can still do toe-touches after all these years!
  2. Growing up, we always had people living with us…whether it was family or my brother and my friends. I have NO IDEA how my mother put up with it! I have my neice, her bf, and baby living with me and it’s driving me nuts!!!
  3. I love being on the water, especially being on boats. I feel so peaceful when I’m boating.
  4. I sleep with a fan every night…winter, spring, summer, and fall.
  5. Junior High School (that’s what we called it back then) were my favorite school years.

3 Fun Facts About Candy

  1. I wish I could dye my hair blond but afraid all of my hair would fall out.
  2. My favorite thing to do when I travel is to eat as much street food as possible.
  3. Shein is one of my favorite online stores. I’ve never received anything I didn’t like or was of bad quality. And the price is ALWAYS right!
  4. I have absolutely nothing to do with my ‘dad’, or as I call him, ‘My Mom’s First Husband’.
  5. I have three kids. This ALWAYS shocks everyone. One day soon, my daughter and I will do a ‘Mommy & Me’ photo shoot.

4 Fun Facts About Candy

5 Fun Facts About Candy

  1. Next year, I plan on buying my first two rental houses. My goal is to have a property management company in five years.
  2. I’ve always been called a contradiction: Super nice but so mean, giving but very selfish, down to earth but snobbish, compliant but very stubborn.
  3. I own over 30 pairs of jeans! And I’m still trying to find the perfect pair. #thestruggle
  4. I own a Samsung Galaxy s6, s7, and s9. Of the three, I use the s6 faithfully. I mainly use my s9 for it’s fabulous camera feature!!!!! There is no other on the market that even compares!!!
  5. I hate doing video, but I know video is becoming everything and essential for bloggers. I don’t even like video calls or chats. But I know I need to jump on the band wagon. Otherwise, I’ll get left behind.

6 Fun Facts About Candy

Well, there you have it. What fact from the list surprises you or you can relate to the most? And please do share a fun fact about yourself. I’d love to read your answers.

Thank you so much for reading. I love having you here. And as always, have a beautiful day. Candy XOX

37 Comments

  1. Paul
    July 23, 2018 / 9:59 am

    number 3 surprises me , how will we do date night:), Samsung Galaxy 6 best phone I think

  2. July 23, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    That was a fun post to read. Nice to “meet” you Candy!

    • Candy
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 3:00 pm

      Hi there Laura!!!! Thanks so much!!!

  3. July 23, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I’m sorry that you mother’s first husband did whatever to make you not want him in your life. My oldest feels the very same way. A fun fact hmm The time, only time, I tried to color my hair light blondish brown it turned completely orange. I was at a friends and wore a towel on my head to get home.

  4. July 23, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    Wow, you sleep with a fan every night all year round?? Even in the winter? That is really an interesting facts about you. By the way, Love your nails colors and it matches well with your white tees and jeans!

    • Candy
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 2:59 pm

      Yes, I love having the heat on with the fan blowing in the winter. It’s the absolute best way to fall asleep. Not as bad as you may think.

  5. July 23, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Loved getting to know you! How in the world do you sleep with a fan during the winter. I would stay sick. LOL. 30 pairs of jeans!!! Wow! But, I understand. Good jeans are soooooo hard to find. 😉

    • Candy
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      1. I get really hot at night and esp during the colder months. Having a fan with the heat on in the winter is actually better than having the air on in the summer with the fan blowing. I love it!
      2. You’re right, a pair of great fitting jeans is VERY hard to find

  6. July 23, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    I love the 30 jeans fact! That’s totally me! I’m a jean hoarder.

  7. July 23, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    I’m with you 100% on the sweet tea!!! I LOVE sweet tea…almost too much! I try to only order it every now and then when I go out to eat, because I’ll drink at least 3 glasses of it while I’m there!!

    • Candy
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Yes, it’s soooo addictive!!!

  8. July 23, 2018 / 10:42 pm

    Haha! 30 pairs of jeans?!? Sounds like you might need to get custom jeans or something! I’m also a fan of Sweet Tea, but it’s hard to find in Seattle!

    • Candy
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 2:55 pm

      When I lived in Oregon, I ALWAYS had to make my own sweet tea and carry it around with me. No one ever heard of sweet tea. Sweet tea to them was like peach tea or raspberry tea!

  9. Tara
    July 24, 2018 / 1:33 am

    My hubby needs a fan year round too. After 20 years I am use to it myself too. Fun post.

  10. July 24, 2018 / 7:14 am

    This was so much fun to read and get to know you better … You can still become a singer song writer 😉

    ❥ tanvii.com

  11. acraftymix
    July 24, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Three Kids!!!! What!!! How did you get that beautiful figure of yours back? Now I really want to see those recipes of yours Candy

    • Candy
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      With my first child, I went from a size 6 to a Girl’s 14 without even trying. I realized I’d unintentionally stopped eating bread and pastries. They have ALWAYS been my downfall. With my second, I was a size 4 and remained a size 4. But with my third child, I went from a 4 to a 13!!! After about a year and a half, I got back down to a sie 4. I didn’t diet or anything. I just slowly let the weight loss happen naturally.

  12. July 24, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    I love that sort of posts! it is always so nice to find out more about fellow bloggers! 30 pairs of jeans though! I wish I had that many!

    • Candy
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 2:51 pm

      I’m just always trying to find the perfect pair of jeans in every style! I usually try them on before purchasing them. But once I get home, it’s like ‘Hmmm, this isn’t quite right’ but then never return them!

  13. July 24, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    I think the thing that struck me was the unwillingness to touch condiment bottles (they’re fomites – regularly used inanimate things that can harbour and spread germs, so I get that) but to want to eat all the street food? I do like street food, but I’m always wondering about the hygiene in the cooking area, lol!

    • Candy
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      Yeah, I know, kinda weird huh? But just the thought of touching those things or shaking hands just grosses me out!

  14. July 24, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    You have so much going for you! I am so glad you shared with us some of this stuff!

  15. July 24, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    Sweet tea is the best! Hard to find, actually impossible to fine, on the east side of WA. Doesn’t stop me from trying though lol! This was such a fun post, and it’s always cool to get to know bloggers within the blogging world 🙂

  16. July 24, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    We have so much in common! Among those things… I too have three kids. I love to cook. I didn’t speak to my “Mother’s First Husband” until a couple of years before he passed away. And I LOVEEEEEE sweet tea!

  17. Yeah Lifestyle
    July 24, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    I do follow your blog so totally enjoyed reading the 20 things about you…you are right..i am in shock when I read you have 3 kids and can cook. Cant wait for you to share your recipes with us.

    http://www.yeahlifestyle.com

  18. July 24, 2018 / 10:59 pm

    This was a fun read! I might have to do this for my blog. 🙂 I have sweet tea every day too, but it’s tea we make. 😁

  19. July 25, 2018 / 5:47 am

    I love these kinds of posts but always have a difficult time trying to think of things to say myself as strange as that may sound Love that you have no shame for being a germaphobe! Love it 🙂

  20. Elizabeth O
    July 25, 2018 / 9:22 am

    It was so interesting to find out more about you. I love reading these kinds of posts. I SO hear you with the struggle for jeans too, I am beginning to think there is no such thing as the perfect pair!

  21. Erin S
    July 25, 2018 / 11:52 am

    I love the water too. Living near Seattle I am surrounded by it

  22. July 25, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    I love this girl! This was so fun to read about you!

  23. July 25, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    My kiddos also sleep with fans, I guess we are training them for life! Video reviews/features are a great skill to practice for blogging. I’m working on getting into a better routine with that.

  24. July 26, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Wow, you don’t look like a mom of three. I’m with you on the perfect jean search. Can’t stop buying them

  25. Sarah Holladay
    July 26, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    This southern gal loves her sweet tea too, mama!! Cheers to motherhood and still looking fabulous!

    • Candy
      Author
      July 26, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      You’re so sweet!!! Thank you!!!

  26. July 27, 2018 / 5:06 am

    This is so nice Candy! I love learning more about you! nothing in your list really shocks me, I had also a period of my childhood when I dreamed about being a singer, and a time of my life I couldn’t touch anything without gloves and disinfecting (after my mother-in-law got leukemia and she lived 8 months in an sterile environment) :O I wish I could have your figure after having three children!!

  27. July 27, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    I am a first time visitor and I love the fact that you try as much to reflect your personality in your writings. I think it’s a beautiful thing

  28. July 27, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    I am surprised you can still do toe touches. I cannot do anything that I was able to in my youth

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