Okay, so seriously are we already half way through November? I can’t deal anymore, time is flying way too fast for me. Is everyone planning out Thanksgiving meals and doing their 30 Days of Thankful? I literally almost just skipped Thanksgiving yesterday and went straight into putting up the Christmas tree!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with #AskAwayFriday it’s an amazing way to meet new bloggers, make friends and ask some questions to get to know them better! 10 questions are exchanged and answered on your partners blog, you can get as creative as you want and even get into our purses!
As always, tried and true we have the partners in crime, the ladies who created #AskAwayFriday…the wonderful Penny from The Real Housewife of Caroline County and Amber from Bold Fab Mom!!
Our co-hosts for the month of November are amazing so check them out!
Dean aka Mrs_AOK is pretty freaking amazing! She’s been apart of #AskAwayFriday as long as it’s been around I believe, which is pretty impressive! She’s become a great friend to me and the other ladies involved in #AskAwayFriday each week and I’m super excited she’s moving to the East Coast!
Next up is the wonderful Ophelia from LatinaMamaRama, we’ve really enjoyed her joining in on #AskAwayFriday, she always has some really insightful and beautiful things to say!
And last, but certainly not least is Sarah from Lomholt’s Family…she’s a really great gal from Iowa and I really enjoy our little chats, she’s become a good friend and a friendly face each week on #AskAwayFriday! She’s always up for exchanging with anyone and so friendly!
Okay, now that we’ve met everyone I’m going to add in a shameless plug on behalf of Penny & Mrs_AOK. If you haven’t already sign up and join into the Holiday Nail Polish Swap & Giveaway! There are some awesome prizes and you get to exchange a polish with another blogger and build on friendships…use hashtag #HolidayColorSwap! The giveaway will be running from November 23rd to December 1st so remember to enter!
This week, “Ask Away Friday” is Michelle from A Daily Dish of Life. The minute I visited Michelle’s blog, I felt we had things in common. She loves her family and is an avid supporter of her children’s sports. I had a chance to meet Michelle this past week at a conference and she was so pleasant and sincere. Ok, maybe I stalked her a bit before I approached her because I am a big fan of her blog! Check out the questions I asked her.
I know you like to cook Mexican and I love all of your recipes! What is your favorite non-Mexican dish to make?
If we are not eating some type of Mexican food it’s going to be pasta. My family loves traditional spaghetti. We have pasta once a week and I use whole grain pasta often-my kids
What food could you never give up?
I will not and cannot give up cookies, cupcakes or anything sweet. I seriously have a sweet tooth problem. I had chocolate covered raisins and swedish fish in my bag at Bloggy Boot Camp in Dallas.
Your kids play competitive sports. Have you ever seen a sideline parent out of control and what did you do?
Unfortunately, yes and this happens too often! What I have told my children is that I cannot control what comes out of other people’s mouths. I can only control my own mouth. I really believe in having a good attitude and modeling that for our children. I stress to my children that they should tune out any negativity that they hear during any sports they play.
What are your best time saving tips for sports moms (or any moms) constantly on the go?
We are definitely always on the go. I make sure I map out all the practices and activities and plan dinner accordingly. I have this Pink Bag of Swag that I carry and It has all the essentials as homework supplies. It has become part of our daily routine and the boys have adjusted pretty well to the routine.
What would be the one piece of advice that you’d want your kids to go into the world with, once they leave the “nest?”
Actually there is a new quote that we are using in our house lately by a former Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz-
“Ability is what your capable of doing. Motivation determines how you do it. Attitude determines how well you do it”
What is one of your personality traits that you see in your children?
In the youngest Dylan I see his spitfire personality. He definitely has “the fight” reaction to situations. In Tyler I see the his determination to accomplish what his goal is. They both have a great sense of humor!
What is your favorite topic to blog about?
I am such a foodie! I really enjoy cooking for my family. Food is something that brings people together. I feel that food is such a common ground amongst families no matter what ethnicity.
I know you are a relatively new blogger, but only because you told me! Otherwise I would never have known! Have you thought about where you’d like to see your blog in the next year or so?
Keep my blog fresh and updated and continue to interact with other bloggers.
What is your favorite book and why?
One of my favorite books is Pride and Prejudice from Jane Austen. I love romance novels! I also admire her to have written this story so many years ago and to have many women today still enjoy her books is truly amazing.
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
When I started school in Kindergarten I did not speak any English. I had to learn the English language in grade school.