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!!