Just Play It By Ear

Florida girl now living in Northern California. Married to the man of my dreams. Learning to balance work and fun. Trying to be a better person with each day that passes. Football fanatic. Lover of animals and all things pink!

These are my random (and sometimes pointless) stories and thoughts.
She’s not that interested in catching up on Teen Mom.

She’s not that interested in catching up on Teen Mom.

Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

Empire of the Sun concert last night.

Empire of the Sun concert last night.

Hoover Dam

Grand Canyon

Spring Break in Vegas


I’m approaching 30. Guess I’ve got to face it sooner or later. I’m okay with the idea of getting older…not so much with looking older. So tell me about your skincare regimen? What cleansers/moisturizers do you use and recommend? What about eye creams or face creams?

Basically, help me be a girl (or more specifically, an aging girl). Please and thank you.

11 Questions

Was tagged by lovecrossdseas and have a few minutes so figured I’d answer the questions now before I totally forget!


1. Post the rules 

2. Answer the questions the tagged set for you. Write 11 new ones.

3. Tag 11 people. 

4. Let them know you tagged them. (Ask, message, etc).

The questions are:

1.  What is your favorite childhood memory? 
         Camping with my family for Thanksgiving and Easter.  Some of my best memories of my dad are from our camping trips. 

2. When did you get your driver’s license and what was the hardest thing about the whole process (2 parts)? 
         I got my license a few months after I turned 16.  I didn’t have to take the driving test, just the written one, because I had taken a driver’s ed course so the hardest part was the fact that I didn’t have anything to drive.  My dad and stepmom were always using their cars so there wasn’t anything for me to drive until I finally bought an old car.  So for a couple of months I had a license, but still had no way of driving or getting around.  

3.  If you can be anyone in the world for one day, who would it be? 
         Barack or Michelle Obama. Or Jennifer Lawrence. Just because :)

4.  Are you happy with your life right now? If not, what would you change to help yourself become happy?
       Overall, yes, I am happy with my life.  Is it perfect?  No, not close.  But I am learning to be grateful for what I have and to start letting go of the little things.  Life’s too short to focus on unhappiness.

5.  What is your favorite color? Why? 
        Pink.  It just makes me happy. 

6.  What is one thing you dislike about your culture? 
         Interesting question.  Personally I dislike that I don’t really have a true culture to connect with.  I have an English/Swedish heritage, but my family doesn’t embrace it much so I can’t really say I identify that way.  I dislike that it feels like I don’t really have a culture to like or dislike. 

7.  In five years, what do you wish to be doing with your life?
         Living it to the fullest.  Traveling as much as possible and making memories with my husband.

8.  Do you remember your 16th birthday?  What did you do?
         Hmmm…come to think of it, no, I don’t really remember my 16th birthday.  I had recently moved and started a new school for 10th grade so I didn’t really have a lot of friends at the time.  I know I didn’t have any sort of party or anything, but can’t even remember celebrating with my family.  Hmmm…kinda sad. 

9.  Beer? Wine? Hard liquor? 
        Typically, beer.  I’ll drink wine if we’re wine tasting or everyone is sharing a bottle, and I’ll have some mixed drinks or shots every once in awhile, but for the most part, I only drink beer.

10.  Are you a morning person or a night person?
          During the week: neither.  I get up really early during the week, but I hate it and it takes me awhile to fully wake up and be ready to have a conversation.  I also go to bed pretty early during the week so I’m not a total zombie during the day.  Being a night person comes easier to me.  I can get up early and do things in the morning, but my preference is to sleep in and do things later in the day/night. 

11.  How many languages can you speak?
         Just one.  I wish I was good enough with my Spanish that I could actually say I speak it. 

Now time to finish up some work, so I’ll message/tag people and come up with questions later!

Oil pulling

You guys that have been doing that oil pulling thing…how’s it working out? Do you recommend it?