Getting to Know You with Old School Blogging

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Way back in 2008, when memes were all the rage, this one went around and I didn’t see it!  What, oh I might have been to pregnant or nursing or out of the loop that week.  Now Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life is bringing it back Old School Blogging Style and just like way back when, it’s all about getting to know you.  Or, in the case of this post, getting to know a little more about me.

I hope you will join in and tell us a little more about you.  Making new friends and learning more about old friends is one of the absolute BEST parts of blogging!

And don’t forget to tweet with us @elainea and @BrittanyVandy, hashtag #OSBlog!

Getting to know you,
Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you,
Getting to hope you like me.

For starters, I love musicals.  Can you name the one above?  It’s a good one and the kiddos can watch it too!

Now on to the fun and games!

The Getting to Know You Meme

Where is your cell phone? Sitting next to my hand, but usually I can’t find it, even when it is next to my hand.

Your significant other? Rocks my world, but is often away for business.  Boo to being lonely. Yay to having a husband who cooks dinner and loves on me and the kids whenever he is home.

Your hair? My hair hasn’t been cut in a year.  I am long overdue.  I just never think to make an appointment.

Your mother? My best friend.  End of story.  She totally rocks.

Your father? We don’t talk enough.

Your favorite thing? I love my power tools something fierce, but yes, my favorite thing is my family.

Vandy Kids

Your dream last night? I have no clue.

Your favorite drink? Favorite has to be any kind of Pomegranate cocktail.  I even love just whipping up some vodka and cherry pomegranate crystal light mix.  So yummy!

Your dream/goal? To travel around the world with my husband and kids. World Trip 2020 baby!

The room you are in? My laundry room, mudroom and little desk.  It’s the warmest room in the house.

Your fear? Dying and leaving my husband and children behind or alternatively, having any one of them die.

Where do you want to be in six years? I can’t think about this.  My kids will all be too old and I want them to be little forever.  I am a baby girl.  I can’t get enough!  Here is my with my little Violet. She is three now.  Tears people, tears.

Violet on the beach

Where were you last night? Right here in the laundry room and office.  I spend an inordinate amount of time in here.  Sheesh. I need to get out!

What are you not? Tall, I am not tall at all.  Pants never fit me. People I meet tell me they want to put me in their pocket.  So yeah, I’m a shorty!

Muffins? Very rarely.  Not many baked goods for this girl.  I am a salty gal.

One of your wish list items? A real workshop, so I don;t have to drag my tools out every time I want to build something.  Ooh, or just a really big garage.  I miss having a garage.

Where you grew up? I’m a mutt.  Chicago / Amherst, Mass. and Long Island.  Take me back to NYC anytime!

The last thing you did? Cleaned up the kitchen.

What are you wearing? Gap Jeans, long sleeve BCBG grey striped shirt, UGGS and a black fleece.  It is getting cold!

Your TV? I barely know what shows are on.  Unless they are on the Disney Channel.

Your pets? Two guinea pigs, Mr. Jewel Sprinkles and Mr Spark as well as Sammy the Bearded Dragon.

Your computer? HP Touch Desktop and MackBook Pro Laptop.  I just couldn’t give up Office on my PC.

Your life? Crazy town lately.  Things just keep happening lately.  I tend to put too many balls in the air myself and then other people tend to throw more to me.  I like to be busy though.Your mood?  A little tired but excited for the next few months!

Missing someone? My husband, who travels for work.

Your Car? Honda Odyssey, but I now dream of a Suburban for all of our road trips.

Something you are not wearing? Makeup

Favorite store? Anthropologie

Your summer? Travel baby and we loved it.  Driving up the PCH with the kids was fantastic! We are all crazy for hikes and I think we did a dozen!

Vandy Family

Also, Disney.  I could have filed this under favorite things too.  I am a Disney girl.  I absolutely adore the magic in those parks.  We finally got to hit DisneyLand this summer and found Mickey and Minnie together!  We have never had this happen before!

Mickey and Minnie

Like someone? You mean like, like?  Or like just friends.  I like a lot of people, but I like like my husband.

Your favorite color? Peacock Blue

When was the last time you laughed? Just a few moments ago on the phone with my husband, as we discussed Miles’ actual chances of becoming a LEGO designer.

Last time you cried? Probably a few days ago.  I am not afraid of a good cry and I have been really stressed out lately.

What is one thing on your To-Do list?  Finish the darn blog design and start my new business.  That may be two things, but once thing 1 is done thing 2 begins!

Now, tell me a little more about you!


I'm Brittany. I believe that simple is best and that smiling can make or break a day. I love being a woman, a wife and a mother. I like to make pretty things and making things with big tools. I am a huge fan of good design. I love to travel. Hugs make me happy. I share my life, experiences, tips and tutorials in the hope that this community can find a whole lot of awesome together.

14 comments… add one

  • November 14, 2013 thedoseofreality

    Love, love, love Old School Blogging! It is the BEST! Getting to know our favorite bloggers is so much fun! Anthropologie is totally my favorite store, too. :) And I love the idea of a world trip for the whole family…might have to add that to the family bucket list!-Ashley
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  • November 14, 2013 Greta

    I’m going to link up to this, fingers crossed! Love the question. And you guys are all so cute! (I’m totally a shorty, too) Your son? Spitting image of your husband. Oh my goodness.
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    • November 14, 2013 Brittany

      This one is super easy and fun. I totally hope you link up!

  • November 14, 2013 My Inner Chick

    **I even love just whipping up some vodka and cherry pomegranate crystal light mix**

    you are my kind of girl.

    How fun to read. You dig Power Tools? Groovy! xx
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    • November 14, 2013 Brittany

      Note: Mixing Vodka Cocktail and Power tools I do NOT do. But I love them both! Thanks so much for popping by!

  • November 14, 2013 vanita

    thanks for co-hosting Brittany. I had to link up. Love this meme and your post s awesome. You have a super gorgeous family girl. I miss office on a PC. i think it’s the only thing i could miss from a PC.
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  • November 14, 2013 Jennifer

    Love to see another momma loving girl. It makes me sad that some women aren’t close with their mothers.
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  • November 14, 2013 Elaine A.

    I just think your family is SO cute! And fun! And your dream/goal is similar to another one of mine, although I think you are already planning for yours to come true, yet? Here’s to 2020!

    Thanks so much for co-hosting Brittany!! xo

  • November 14, 2013 Kim

    This is awesome. Love little questions like these!
    You all look so happy in your Disney photo – it is great! :)
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  • November 14, 2013 Christine

    Oh I love old school blogging and I love these questions! I think that I will have to link up for this one. Your family is beautiful and yes for a world trip in 2020!!
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  • November 15, 2013 Sheryl

    It’s so great getting to know you! Our bearded dragon’s name is Sydney…sounds like she and Sammy could be buds. And, I think it’s awesome that you still like, like your husband. That’ll keep you going for all the years to come. Your family is gorgeous…thanks for sharing!
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    • November 18, 2013 Brittany

      Well thank you! The Bearded Dragon is great until we go away and have to find someone to feed him live crickets. There just aren’t many takers!

  • November 17, 2013 Barbara

    Thank you and Elaine for bringing back Old School Blogging. It’s so much fun to get to know others with a few simple questions. Great photos of your family. I’m also in Crazy Town. SO much going on and now the holidays are coming. Which I love but oh so much to do!!!
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  • November 19, 2013 Kate @ Mommy Monologues

    The pictures with Mickey & Minnie are awesome!

    And I wish I could use power tools, love that those are your favorite thing!!!


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