On the Front Porch… Q & A

Well this is fun… I was asked to do a little Q &A session with Porch.  Not familiar with them? Porch is a network where you can find local, reputable professionals for home projects.  Not every project is a DIY and Porch helps hook you up with the right people.

They sent me a bunch of questions. I’m sharing half here and you can read the rest over on the Porch Advice Blog! Okay, without further ado, let’s get this party started…

On The Front Porch with Yours Truly…

Current Favorite Song

My musical tastes are fickle- I have a new favorite song every month, but right now I’m loving  My Silver Lining by First Aid Kit… it’s kind of a 70s throwback, but super cool and fun.

Pinterest or Facebook?

Pinterest! So much inspiration and far less political opinions and mommy rants! Ha!

If you’re not following EC2 – we can fix that right now!

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If your walls could only be painted one color for the rest of your life, what would they be and why?

I honestly can’t pick.  Not being able to have tons of color in my home would kill me, so my life would be over and this question void! Love Me Some Color!!

Wood Shim Wall Art

What are you exceptionally good at? (Permission to brag)

Selling it- whether it’s an idea a product, or really anything, I’ve got mad powers of persuasion! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told I could sell ice to an eskimo.


What’s the weirdest thing you’ve collected?

This is embarrassing … I had a collection of soap figurines as a kid.  Yes, soap in various shapes and sizes… think farm animals, automobiles, people, you name it, I had it in the form of soap. Don’t judge… I know it’s crazy weird!


New years resolution?

I refused to to make one this year, because I typically break them by February… okay, that’s a lie, I break ‘em by Jan 3rd.

What’s a home trend you hope doesn’t exist in 100 years?

Coordinated Furniture Sets… Matchy Matchy is the worst!

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Favorite words to live by?

We’ve got this… After 13 years of marriage Eric and I finally understand that we have no clue what is coming next in this crazy life of ours.  One thing has remained true through every  event and challenge, we work together as a team and know that “we’ve got this”  Monica Mangin

Want more inside scoop on me?  Head over to Porch and read the rest of my interview Q & A!


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