You Asked, I Answered

Q: Who's your BFF and why?
A: I have about 10 BFF's. haha! 4 from my childhood and 4 since high school. Plus my two sisters. So, ya, 10. But I could count a few more on that list too. I consider them my BFFs because we never loose touch (at least not for too long) and we are so similar or just really understand each other. I know I could count on them for anything and they hopefully know that it's the same on my end. :)
BFF Leslie and myself

Q: Who's your favorite singer?
A: Hmmm... You'll quickly realize that I don't play favorites. haha! I always have a bunch that I consider my favorites, in any situation. So, favorite singerS would be... Brooke Fraser, Cold Play, First Aid Kit, City and Colour, The Paper Kites, and Lenka... That's just a few of my favorites. There are too many wonderful artists to narrow it down. :)
(i picked this one to share because it kind of looks like the scenery surrounding my new home. haha!)

Q: What's your favorite food?
A: How about we narrow it down to my favorite restaurants?? Those I can at least count on one hand... Costa Vida/ Cafe Rio, Zupas, California Pizza Kitchen, Blue Lemon, and Kneaders.
My sister and I eating at Blue Lemon on NYE

Q: How many siblings do you have and where did you grow up?
A: I have two sisters, one older and one younger. They both have red hair and are very alike while I'm a dirty blonde (the color!) and am pretty different than they are. I grew up in Utah right up against the rocky mountains and LOVED it!
I didn't have a picture of my sisters and I all together (sad!) so here's one of the mountains. :)

Q: Can you tell me more about your religion?
A: YES! But, I don't know how to narrow that down to one answer... SO if you have a question for me about life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or a Mormon, please feel free to email me or go HERE for more answers. :)

Q: When will you be doing another blogger gift exchange?! I want in!!
A: (for those of you who don't know, I started a world wide blogger gift exchange called Package Pals. It was super fun and you can read all about it HERE) UG! I don't know! I think about it all the time, don't you worry. How about I aim for April?? :D

Q: How did you get your blog to look so nice? I love it!
A: First- Thank you!! Second- "I" didn't. But miss Lula did. haha! She's an AWESOME and talented graphic designer who understood exactly what I wanted. :) Although, I've been thinking about changing it up... Yes? No?

Q: Where do you like to shop while on a budget?
A: Uuuumm... I'm not very good at budget shopping... I believe that you get what you pay for and I like to have my clothes for a long time. However, I have a shirt I got at DI (like salvation army) and it is one of my favorites. So I know I need to start thrifting more like a good blogger. I do try to keep my prices as low as I can though. So I always check the sale racks.

Q: Do you pick out random blogs of the week or do I have to enter something?
A: I like to pick them out. I always pick the bloggers who- 1. blog frequently 2. post nice pictures 3. speak to me... Ok, so that last one sounds way weird. But sometimes I'll look at a blog and just think "Yep, they're the next blog of the week!". So if you want to be blog of the week, catch my eye with lots of pretty posts about YOU! Your life, your thoughts, your pictures (not pinterest-full posts), etc. And check your email, because it might just be you and more than once have I had bloggers not email me back.

Q: How did you get such a loyal following?
A: I'm not here to gain readers, I'm here to make friends. You get back what you put out. If you only visit blogs to get them to visit yours and leave comments like "if you follow me I'll follow you" or even "love your blog! follow back?" you're not going to gain readers. Plain and simple. Unless you're a celebrity. Also, reply to their comments (fyi: if you want a comment reply PLEASE make your email public on your blogger profile!!), visit the blogs of those who are kind enough to follow you, leave MEANINGFUL comments that let them know you read their post. I can't say for sure if that's how I've gained such lovely followers, but I know that they've been so good to me and made me a faithful follower of all of their blogs. :)

Q: Why would anybody wax their nose?!
A: (if you're lost, they're referring to THIS post) Ok, so this was kind of a rhetorical question. But so many of you mentioned how you'd plucked a nose hair before or that you just think it'd hurt and I have to tell you something... IT. DOES. NOT. HURT! haha! Of COURSE it hurt when you plucked one nose hair! That's like ripping a bandaid off slowly pulling on each hair individually, but if you just pull it all at once it's no big deal! Ripping a bandaid off hurts worse than waxing your nose. No joke.

Hooray! I finally did a Q&A post! Haha! If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them in the comments or email them to me at gentrileeblog(at)gmail(dot)com! :D

Have a great Sunday!!


Purposely at Home said...

i loved this, gentri! my sissy (lowercawse letters) is my bestie too. yay for seester times! ;D i hope you are having a great Lord's day.


Katelyn Rattray said...

I love this! It's so fun getting to know you a little more. That picture of you getting your nose waxed still cracks me up! Haha. And I listened to that song by First Aid Kit, oh my goodness. I just might need to start looking up more of their music. I loved it! Thanks for sharing them!


- Katelyn

Alyx said...

bhahahahaha! I laughed at the nose pic the first time, and I'll laugh at it again! It's definitely a keeper. Actually, I think that when you get married, it should be on display. For serious.

And package pals looked like so much fun! I didn't discover your blog till after you'd organized it, so I would love to get in on the action if you do it again!

I love your blogs of the week. I've found so many fun blogs because of it.

And... I think that's all I had to say. :)

Elisha(: said...

Thanks for answering!! (:

Franchesca said...

Oh I love this!!!!

First of all, great music taste!! love cold play!!!

Package Pals sounds like so much fun!!! I will definitely be on the look out for it :)

Oh and I totally agree about the comments. I cherish meaningful comments. I read a post not too long ago about the difference between readers and followers. Light bulb moment :) so true (and encouraging for smaller bloggies like me!!)

Enjoy your Sunday Gentri!!


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

Love you and your posts :) I have neverrrrrr heard of waxing your nose but lets do this thing!

Liz Brown said...

You answered my question :) Too bad we couldnt see any sister pics! I love seeing sister pics. Where you grew up looks pretty though. I probably should've guessed Utah seeing as you're Mormon. :)

Lauren said...

Great idea for a post! It was a nice way to get to know more about you :)
I would have to say I have about 10 BFFS too! It's way too hard to pick one. And picking a favourite ANYTHING is a problem for me. Hope you're having a great Sunday!! :)

Alisha said...

Hehehe love the nose hair wax picture. Gentri, you are brave. Ive plucked a few strays and boy do they hurt. Never again. Unless when I'm 80 and the hair is growing uncontrollably and longer than my upper lip, then maybe. ;)

Loved this post, friend! Always love learning more about mi amigas :)


Ann. said...

ill be looking for the next package pals post, id like to participate in the next one :)

Kaili Clark said...

You're beautiful and an absolutely fantastic person :) I hope to visit Utah one day!


Aimee said...

I definitely want in on the next gift exchange. I've read about the past ones, after they happened and it seems like such a fun way to get to know another blogger.

I loved reading this and getting to know you a little more. :)


Tori Baldridge said...

dirty the blonde (the color) heheh you crack me up!

Rae Veda said...

It was great reading this. I feel like I already know you better. I too have a lot of best friends. I can never pick just one. xo, rv


Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Loved getting to know you more! :)

Che said...

Definitely enjoyed reading your Q & A post! I like getting to know fellow bloggers :]

Also love(d) your posts about school. It really is fascinating and I definitely learn a few new things each time.

Taylor said...

hi gentri! found your guest post on across the pond...so cute! :) come and enter the giveaway i am hosting, free scrapbooking software!


tourist in my town said...

package pals sounds like such a cute idea!
it's really interesting hearing answers to those blog related questions- i love hearing how people turn their blogs into such beautiful places- like your blog.
-lisa :)

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

You're so cute! I wish I had as many BFF's. x hivenn

Christi Lynn said...

you basically named all of my favorite places to eat! yum! this is so cute. You are adorable. I probably stock your blog too much haha!

Courtney B said...

I never did try blue lemon when I was living up there :( We are totally having a cafe Rio or kneaders date sometime soon!

McKenzie King said...

i love this because i like getting to know the people i follow better! you are adorable.

Megan said...

im totally the same with having 10 bffs :) my boyfriend says when i call someone my best friend...it overwhelms him :)

utah is such a beautiful place to grow up!!

Emma Frances said...

The last question was probably my favorite. Haha. So funny! Maybe I'll get my nose hairs waxed sometime. Also, you have so many wonderful followers because you are wonderful! :] And you inspire all of us to be wonderful to others! Loving your blog as always Gentri!

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