The Life of Bon: Interview Shminterview + Forever 21 giveaway

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Interview Shminterview + Forever 21 giveaway

Here's what happened, folks.

I met this girl named Alycia.
I liked this girl named Alycia.
I said, "Hey!  Let me ask you a bunch of questions and have you answer them on my blog!"
She said, "Okay! But you do the same!"
She said, "Let's give away $50 to Forever 21 so we can show people who much we like them.
I said, "Ok!"

And that is how this post came to be.  Enjoy suckers.  I love Alycia.  She's my real life bloggy friend.  And she's got the most beautiful long blonde hair in the world.  I've been trying to figure out how to steal it for months.  When you're done reading this hop on over to Alycia's blog to read my answers to the same questions.  You maybe will even get to see me with a noodle up my nose.  Maybe.

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You guys I am so excited to be over here sharing in the life of Bon :) Although, I just call her Bonnie! I have actually had the opportunity to meet Bonnie at a couple different blogger meet ups, however, I must complain we have not actually had a lot of time to just sit, chat, and get to know one another! You see, I am probably the hardest person to nail down time with right now and Bonnie is pretty busy herself as well! But someday, yes someday I will make it happen. I absolutely love reading Bonnie's stories and would not want to miss the opportunity to hear one person, that is for sure!

Well that was a long intro paragraph, all to say HELLO! My name is Alycia and I blog over at the Crowley Party, a lifestyle blog about my life, and interests! We have a motto in our house that life should  be a party, and blogging and the community that comes with it has become a part of that daily celebration, I hope you join the party!

Bonnie and I thought that our readership was full of some amazing people, people that probably have some similar interests, and so we thought, "heck, let's introduce each other to each other's amazing readers?!" and why stop there? "Let's give them something awesome!" So today we are offering one reader a $50.00 gift card to Forever 21! Probably my favorite go to store for affordable and adorable clothing! No joke there, my whole closet is Forever 21, I love them!

So onto the get to know me part?! Bonnie has asked me some questions, and I guess I am obliged to answer :)

How did you meet your husband?!

Well, well, well. Technically I met the hubberz (Trevor) in line for water at a back to school picnic that was going on at the University of Utah. It was a hot August night and we were at the end of the line to get water. It ran out just as we got to the table, and he offered to get me some from inside. So I waited for this complete stranger with hair longer then mine (yes people, to his shoulders) to get me some water. He came back with the water, I thanked him, and that was that. I moved on to mingle with other people.

That would have been the only encounter if it hadn't been for the fact that I didn't know a soul there that night and this random creepy guy started following me around and wouldn't leave me alone. I needed an escape and I saw the long haired guy who had got me some water and took it as my only opportunity. So I turned to the creeper and said' "Um hey, I see my friend I am going to go say hi to him!" I ran up to the long haired guy (Trevor) and asked him to pretend to know me so the weirdo guy behind me would leave me alone. So he did. He put his arm around me and talked to me for a bit, and when the creeper left and I thanked him for doing me a solid, he asked for my number... the rest is history. Thanks to that creeper, that night led to the BEST day ever!



You have a 10 minute speech to give at a high school, what is it about?

Oh high school. Funny thing is, I went to school to be a high school teacher - hey Bonnie, we have so much in common ;) and I love high school aged kids! I think it is such an important part of our lives, that critical, awkward, stage that is all about transition and growing up.

If I was to give a speech, it would be about how they don't need to go off and "find themselves" that they can create the life they want for themselves right now. To take who they are, be proud of it and make goals to better themselves and improve. That the more they envision the things they want to accomplish, eventually they will see them :)

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Well I am not a mother yet so I can't use the "my child!" answer for this one. I think I would have to say so far my greatest accomplishment would be graduating from the University of Utah. I value this accomplishment for so many more reasons then the academic. I graduated in Social Science Teaching and History Teaching, from the last question you can see that I want to teach high school students someday! It is a long story why I am not right now, well you can actually read it here if you are that bored!
Although I am thankful for my education, I also felt like when I graduated from college I became an "adult". I know that might sound dumb, I was obviously over 18, and was married, but the experiences I had during college were life forming, and shaped who I am today and who I will be in the future. That day marked the end of something, and the transition and start into something new, and I was really happy and proud of how I came out of that.




Who do you admire?

Totally cliche, but I am goign to say it... my family!I have a big family whom I love. We are all such individuals with different personalities. I should have really put a picture that had my parents too, because they started this all. I admire my family for all being so true to themselves. They all hold qualities I wish I had and want to work on, and they are my biggest supporters. They are my best friends, and role models. Not sure what I did to get blessed with such a great family, let's be honest though, God probably knew I needed to have this many people helping me out along the way ;)




Tell us a time you were incredibly embarrassed.

I usually am one to put my foot in my mouth, so the fact that I don't have a story about that to share is shocking. But the most embarrassed I have ever been would have to be a time back in high school. We were playing dodge ball in the gym and some girls came up behind me and pulled my sweat pants down, and well, EVERYTHING came down. Naked white butt for the whole gym to see. Yeah, I was pretty embarrassed. I didn't cry until I got home though, which I was proud of myself for. But I think I felt for all the people I blinded with my white booty!


Why did you start blogging and what is your favorite part of blogging?

I started blogging because my Dad wanted me to get one! YES, my Dad is why I started blogging. You can read the long story here, but basically it all started off as a way to document my life, and I got sucked into this amazing community of creativity! I have made amazing connections, friendhips and am inspired daily. I think I am here to stay :)

What sets you apart from other bloggers?

Hmm, that is a toughie. My husband is amazing, like whoah, at guitar, does that count?

What is your worst puke story?

I was an angel in my Church's life Nativity play. I was feeling sick before going on stage. I walked up on a stander that made it look like I was flying above baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Right on cue, at the end of the show, I threw up all over the REAL baby and the babies parents playing Mary and Joseph. Yup... they still talk about it to this day and it was about 17 years ago! Thankfully I was too young to be that embarrassed :)

Something about yourself that you never tell others?

Well anyone who knew me back in the day would know this, but I can burp so incredibly loud it makes babies cry... and I can talk in full sentences. I have had people tell me I sound like the devil when I talk in burp :)

Oh and there is the time I peed on an overpass? 

A life changing experience.

Growing up my brother had a best friend, Abram. He was always over at the house and we basically grew up with him. He was like another brother. My parents even let him come on family vacations with us. He died in a tragic accident at age 19. I was 16 at the time and he was the first person I had ever known that had died. I was stunned. I didn't believe it was true. In a society that values youth and hates to age or grow old, I learned through that experience that I want to grow old. Abram was too young, he had barley started his life.  I want to live as many days on this earth as God will give me. Abram lived life to the FULLEST without a doubt, and I try to value and live each day like that. His death changed my perspective on aging, and life in general.

Thanks for having me Bonnie! Sorry for the novel responses, apparently I can't answer a question "quickly" :) You know what they say,"If you give a mouse a cookie..."

Since I know how much you guys love Bonnie, you should go check out the questions I asked her on my blog :) Oh and that $50.00 to Forever 21 because you guys are amazing... ENTER NOW!

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75 comments:

  1. My goodness, I love the Q&A that you both did. And bonnie, super impressed with your noodle skills.

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  2. This is such a good idea! I love hearing random tidbits about others. :) And that puke story is seriously disgusting! haha

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  3. HI! :) Thanks for the giveaway! Love both your blogs!

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  4. I could use some new spring clothes!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

    Andrea

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  5. I read your story over on Alycia's page and almost gagged when I saw the spaghetti going through your nose and out of your mouth. How in the world did you figure out you had that skill?! ;)

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  6. hello! :) Thank you for putting on this giveaway :)

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  7. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Take Care,
    Mandy Jean
    www.mandyjeanchic.com
    mandyjeanchic@gmail.com

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  8. Hi! :)

    http://mylifeunmasked.blogspot.com

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  9. I loved the Q&A :)

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  10. What a fun giveaway! :)

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  11. I love both yours and Alycia's blogs! So much fun!!

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  12. Love this post! Excited to have a new blog to follow :)

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  13. hola! I sure hope I win!

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  14. I know Alycia IRL and I can definitely say she is as amazing in person as she is on her blog :)

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  15. Hi Bon! Love your sense of humor!!

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  16. Forever 21 is my favorite!

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  17. Hello! :) I love Alycia's blog as well as yours ANNNDDD it just so happens that I love Forever 21! PERFECT! :D

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  18. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!!
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  19. Great idea for a blog post!

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  20. Hi! I love both of your blogs ;)

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  21. I am excited about this opportunity! I would love some new fun jewelry! Thanks for the opportunity!!
    Rebecca :)

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  22. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  23. These interviews were too cute! :) Happy to have stumbled upon your blog thanks to Alycia!

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  24. These interviews were too cute! :) Happy to have stumbled upon your blog thanks to Alycia!

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  25. Fun Q&A, and great giveaway! This lady could use a wardrobe change!

    http://d-and-s-macke.blogspot.com

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  26. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  27. Love that picture of you & Trevor in the snow Alycia :) And your puke story was great *laughs* Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

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  28. So THIS is what happens when two of my favorite bloggers collide! HI!

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  29. You girls are awesome :)

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  30. Thanks for the beautiful giveaway!!

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  31. Hi! Thanks for doing such an awesome giveaway! :)

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  32. HIIIII! Are you as excited as I am that today is the LAST Monday in February?!

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  33. Hullo!!! That is a cute story! My fav stories are true stories! I luv Forever 21 and I would adore forever if I won this gift card!!!!

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  34. Hullo me again !!!! I'm jacinthamethyst on bloglovin!

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  35. Heeeeyy! ;)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!Lacey @ CHARM + Sass

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  36. I already follow the Crowley party and I love her!! :)

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  37. Both of you are great, so it's fun to see this interview swap!

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  38. hey girl hey ;) I lurvvv me some 21!

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  39. Such fun answers! I loved reading both your interview question and answers! I love the story of how Alycia and Trevor met, so fun!

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  40. You are so cute, Bonnie! I'm glad you and Alycia swapped blogs so that I could "meet" you :)

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  41. Hi! Hello! Hey!
    I am loving your noodle skillz...

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  42. A great giveaway of course and a wonderful interview I enjoyed reading and learning a bit Alycia

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  43. Haha! Love all the answers - those photos are awesome too.

    Happy Monday!

    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  44. I haven't been to Forever 21 in years!

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  45. i love getting to know new people :) thanks for the giveaway, too!

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  46. i love getting to know new people :) thanks for the giveaway, too!

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  47. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  48. aah I soo want to win :)

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  49. Hello! Would love to win this! THANKS for the chance! xoxo

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  50. Hi!! Happy Wednesday! I love this giveaway and your blog is great!

    pls note i'm jacinthamethyst on bloglovin

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  51. love both of you ladies and your blogs!

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  52. Hi! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  53. I love Forever 21! What a fun giveaway :) Thank you!

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  54. Hola! Hope I win! This is an awesome giveaway! Thank you and God bless for the opportunity! :)
    shelbylynnpeake@gmail.com
    Shelby Peake xo

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