24 Things You Might Not Know About Me

OTTEstyle: 24 Things About Me
Well… in celebration of my 24th birthday today, I’m getting a little *personal* and telling y’all 24 things you might not know about me!

  1. I have a black lab… KIDDING– y’all obviously know way too much about Bowman, but what you might not know is that I got him on a complete whim. My boyfriend’s family was getting a puppy for their current aging lab, we were told it would help keep him younger (and it has!!). So, I was going to tag along with his mom to snag the pup and get in a few cuddles. Well, the breeder pulls up with their puppy and his brother in the same crate. One look in my baby’s eyes and the rest was history.  I’m not typically one to act without a plan, but I just knew this was meant to be. He’s been my best little buddy ever since (he’s 2 next month, how did that happen).
  2. I’m originally from a small town in Eastern Kentucky and I’m super proud of it. The mountains will always be my home!
  3. I graduated from a Christian high school in 2011 and the University of Kentucky in 2015.
  4. I’m dating my high school sweetheart! Hi, Sam!!
  5. Mine and SD’s favorite date (and has been since we were able to drive) is a backroad drive– day or night. Our favorite road in Lexington, Kentucky is called Bowman’s Mill… Sound familiar? Yeah, we liked it so much I named my precious boy after it.
  6. My favorite color is black (or any neutral, really) BUT if I had to choose a color on the color wheel, it would be blue!
  7. My favorite food is sushi *shocking* but if calories weren’t a thing, I’d eat french fries for every. single. meal.
  8. I listen to literally all types of music.. honestly, I don’t discriminate. My favorite artist at the moment is Chance The Rapper though. A few all time favorites are: Frank Ocean, Stevie Nicks, Dixie Chicks and Rihanna (see, wide variety).
  9. I only have one sibling– an older brother who is 27 and S I N G L E (and I’m not above setting him up, holla atcha girl).
  10. I want my next dog to be an all black German Shepard. I really like a black dog. And black clothes. We’re not here to judge.
  11. I R E A L L Y like to grocery shop… I’ll typically go to three separate ones to get all my favorite things. I like Whole Foods for the necessities, Trader Joes for fruits and veggies and The Fresh Market for meat. Maybe I have too much time of my hands… maybe I just prioritize food… I’ll never tell.
  12. I’ve had baby names picked out since I was twelve years old and I still really like them and plan on using them in the future.
  13. When I was younger, I wanted to be a Marine Biologist… Then I took a biology class in high school and realized very quickly that was not my strong suit. I then proceeded to never take another biology class for the rest of my life. I seriously took a bug science class in college to avoid it.
  14. I’m head over heels OBSESSED with my day job, which is why I don’t do OTTEstyle full time. I am the creative marketing assistant at The Beaufort Bonnet Company and I’m convinced there isn’t a more fun or inspiring group of women out there.
  15. I’m an over-packer– always have been, probably always will be. My thought process is that I would rather have too much than not enough, but I still get somewhere and don’t have what I want/need.
  16. I’m a really great sleeper– like I can fall asleep for a long period of time just about anywhere. My mom said I came home from the hospital like that, just ready to sleep for 12+ hours. To this day I can’t trust myself to nap without setting an alarm or I could very likely wake up 6 hours later.
  17. While I think babies are so stinkin’ cute, I have a fear of breaking them so I’m not a huge baby holder. It’s not the baby, it’s me.
  18. I was a competitive cheerleader growing up for Kentucky Elite All-Stars. If you really want to fall into a YouTube wormhole, look up some of our videos. You’re welcome.
  19. Something I buy too much of is shoes. I figure no matter what, your shoes will always fit so its best in invest in a lot of them. Also, I typically wear a lot of dark/neutral colors so I use my shoes to make a statement.
  20. My go to snack is apples and peanut butter, especially if its honey roasted peanut butter.
  21. If I were stranded on an island and could only have one item with me it would be aquafor… I’m obsessed! I cover just about my entire face in that stuff.
  22. A day at home could consist of two different scenarios (rarely a combination of both): either 1. a total Netflix binging couch potato or 2. a cleaning, disinfecting psycho — sadly the latter is the more common one… this girl could use a little more Netflix in her life.
  23. Speaking of Netflix, my favorite TV show of A L L time is One Tree Hill. I could watch it and re-watch it on a continual loop for the rest of my life. It wouldn’t be fair to not mention Friday Night Lights though. Give me either one and I’ll be a happy gal.
  24. My best advice to a younger me would be to worry less and enjoy the moment. And to moisturize more.