About



Hi!  See that girl in that picture?  The one with really big mouth and the obnoxious pink stripe in her hair?  Yah, that's me.  Four years ago I had graduated from college and had a full time career set to start in August, but for three months I was absolutely free as the wind.  I lived a blissful summer of carefree days and zero stress.  Naturally, I dyed my hair pink to match. Now I'm a grown up girl with a grown up job and I'm not allowed to have hot pink running down my face anymore.  But long live the pink stripe!

I have no right to own a blog, if you want to know the absolute truth.  I don't cook well, my photography sucks, and I'd rather watch reality tv any day than delve into the unknown abyss of a diy project.  But I like to write and I like to connect with people so I guess the internet humors me by letting me keep my blog.  I grew up with seven siblings and had to fight to get a words in edgewise- now I keep fighting to have my voice whether or not others are fighting with me.  Along the blogging way I have made some friends, and I think there's a few people out there who check back on the daily to make sure I haven't killed one of my students or burned down my house with a pot roast yet.  As my best friend says, "I read your blog because sometimes it's kind of interesting."  So here's to reading a blog that is sometimes kind of interesting!


That's my best friend.  I stole that diet coke from a boy on that boat and to this day I do not regret it.  Not one bit.

I'm married to a white skinned, brown eyed ginger boy whom I affectionately call Greg.  I never thought I'd fall hard and fast for a redhead, but did I ever!  Something about his charm.  Either that or his Scottish accent. You can read our weird love story here and here if you are into weird love stories about perfect strangers. Greg's an actor by trade which means I spend a lot of my nights blogging while he rehearses, and I spend my weekends watching him act, sing, dance, juggle, you name it.  During the day I am a high school English teacher and he works with kids with special needs.  We definitely don't have traditional work and play schedules, but somehow we make the whole thing work and we even find time to verse each other in a good old fashioned game of Mario Kart.  Now that's love!

That's my ginger boy.  Sometimes when the sun hits him just right his skin turns translucent like Edward from Twilight.  Those are my happiest moments.  If you all play your cards right I might show you a picture of him with his shirt off one day.

Something really crazy happened to Greg and I last summer, and that is that in a moment on pure insanity, Greg suggested we go off birth control.  It sounded daring and adventurous, two things I love, so I agreed.  We could not be happier (or more scared!) now to be welcoming a baby girl in July 2014.  The fact that we are willingly embarking on this voyage of parenthood tells you that we are either two very giving, loving people or two complete idiots.  I'm not a betting woman, but if I was, I'd put my money on the idiots theory.

If you want to read more about me and my pretty normal life, then don't you worry, there is more for such a brave soul as yourself.  You can check out my Best of Bon section or any of the posts on my right sidebar are pretty big hits with readers.  But if you've had your fill of me after reading this about section, well, I can't say I blame you!

Wanna chat?  Email me at thelifeofbon@gmail.com.  I usually try to be real good about replying, but if you haven't heard back from me after four or five days, ping me again!

48 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh you are so adorable!!! I'm a June baby too! And a new follower!! See ya around, chica!

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  2. Hi Bonnie! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I look forward to following yours!

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  3. Hi Bonnie!! (love the name btw! outdated or not!) Thank you for your sweet comment! I'm happy you found me so I could find your blog! xx

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  4. Hey Bonnie,

    Thanks for popping by my blog today. Definitely write your own Things I Don't Understand post, and make sure to let me know when you do. I'd love to read it.

    Maybe I should do a link-up. It seems there are lots of things we bloggers don't understand. ;)

    Nicole.

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  5. Hey Bonnie, it's Bonnie (As in Heather Peterson - now Dayton's - little sister from Price). I know Megan (Here's to you, Mrs Robinson) from BYU, and so I randomly saw your post on her blog today. I think our name is great even if the only other people that have it are 80 years old. :)

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    1. I actually do know another young Bonnie, she's early 30's. :)

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  6. Your About Me is too darling :) Just got done reading your handicapped parking post and didn't want to clutter it up with yet ANOTHER comment! Geesh people took that FAR too seriously. I for one appreciate your humor :) Keep it up dear!

    xo Shane

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  7. I'm so glad you found me, I a follower now and I'll be reading up when I can. And...since your birthday is in June..happy brithday/maybe belated birthday!! :)

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  8. Thanks for following me, you seem pretty great yourself! Kudos on teaching high schoolers... I can barely keep my little ones in check sometimes. I'll be following you!

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  9. Your about me section kills me! I love to wear heels too but they also destroy my feet and cause me to walk awkwardly LOL. I also had to laugh because when you commented on my blog post I mentioned that my mother-in-law's name is Bonnie. But if it makes you feel at all better, I also know a Bonnie just a couple few years older than me and I'm only 25...so you're not alone in the world of young Bonnie's! Haha.

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  10. I hate to tell you this, but my grandmas name is Bonnie! But, I love her dearly, and you are just so dang cute and you totally make the name!! I absolutely love your blog! I will definitely be following along now! Thanks for the sweet comment on mine! :)

    xo, V @ He Says Newcastle
    vanessawittmer.blogspot.com

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  11. I love your writing style!! You make me laugh and I love that about you.

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  12. I think I may have served in your mission... Whats your maiden name? Hot.... Fireworks.... argentina.... Definitely sounds like Mision Argentina Resistencia.

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  13. Stopping by from the link up! Great About Me page!!

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  14. Hi Bon!! Thanks for stoppin by my blog. You crack me up.

    xo rima.
    *me new follower of u :)

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  15. You're an English teacher too! Love that! You're About Me - it was so much fun to read!

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  16. Oh, you are too funny! Love this and your "Best of". You have to know the song "Super BonBon" from Soul Coughing, right? That song came to mind as I was reading your blog. Love it. Thanks for following me. Consider yourself "followed' for like the 677th time! ;)

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  17. Just read Baby-sitting Gone Bad and I was cracking up...out loud, and kind of obnoxiously. I LOVE your blog, I'm so glad you found Fell Down the Rabbit Hole and commented today!

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  18. Thanks for the follow :)

    I LOVE your hair in this picture! I've been wanting to do something fun with mine.

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  19. Your blog is great! Also, I love the pink in your hair! Hooray for new blog friends :)

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  20. So I've snooped around the blog and it looks like you have yourself a new follower. I couldn't agree more on having fun while trying to survive. Can't wait to read more :)

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  22. Love your writing style, love the happiness that shines through your words, love your honesty. That`s more than enough to make me looking forward to your new posts :)

    Your newest follower,
    Aleksandra

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  23. Hi Bonnie,

    I'm also an English teacher to grammar-challenged pre-teens. Try doing this job in a rural location such as Newfoundland, Canada and you'll discover how fun the job actually can be. My personal favourite is how students here believe "I goes to the store" is proper written English. I also taught in Brixton, UK, where I had one 16-year-old boy submit a paper titled "Me and me bruvver". It was quite amusing (and also soul crushing).

    I look forward to following your blog!

    Kayla.
    theruralknitter.com

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  24. I love your blog and look forward to reading it every day. You are my daily dose of smiles! Because of that I have added your button to my "fav" section AND nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. I'm sure at this point you have won this already as you are just THAT awesome!! But if you want to know about it just check out my post here: http://www.lifewithmyblessings.wordpress.com/im-a-vba-winner/

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  25. Your blog is so cute! :) I am so glad you found me. Btw I would love to get some tips! Swap?

    -your newest follower

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  26. Haha love this you're too funny! I love reading the about me sections it helps to get an idea of how personalities are. And I really like yours!!

    Xoxo,
    Tarole

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  27. just came over from casey's blog, and quickly realized you're freakin adorable. two things: 1-i'm really nervous you're proofreading my comment and 2-i actually do have an aunt named bonnie and she's awesome. that is all.

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  28. Hello! I found your blog through your guest post on Miss Indy and absolutely love it. You have a new daily reader :)

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  29. Hi Bonnie! Thanks so much for stopping by at my blog... I'm paying back the love over here! Don't worry, my (12 year old) sister is also named Bonnie! :)
    S x

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  30. Hi Bonnie!
    I am so happy you posted on my blog that led me to yours. What a great Blog and you are such a warmhearted person. You have such a great energy about you. You definitely have the soul of a hedgehog which packs a powerful symbolic punch with Energy
    Vitality, Fertility, Intuition, Protection, Perception, Intelligence, and Resourcefulness. I am so pleased to meet you. Look forward to frequent visits. Have a wonderful day! Namaste

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  31. I love your blog already!! Congratulations on your wedding (I know I'm almost a year late, but I think you could still call yourself a newlywed!)! I taught for 3 years myself (although I hung out with 20 6 year olds!) so I can't wait to read more on your blog!

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  32. You are adorable!

    You like to talk alot...I do too!

    Following!

    Can't wait to catch up on your blog!

    --G

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  33. I'm a Margaret...so I always get the "oh that's my grandma's name" or "Do you go by Peggy" (which I still say wtf to since I have no idea how that's a nickname for Margaret!)

    New follower and can't wait to read!

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  34. Hi Bonnie! My name is Bonnie, and my fiance's name is Greg! I'm 22. Yay for young Bonnie's! :)

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  35. I'm a new reader and trying desperately not to just say "Hey! Love the blog! Follow back!"

    So, ignore the above. The real stuff: I've just gotten back into blogging this year (ahem...month), and reading your "So you wanna be a blogger" was an "ohhhh" moment for me. My old site was definitely an example of bubble blogging, but I'm excited to branch out and start connecting.

    So yeah! Love the blog! :)

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  36. Hello! I found your blog from the guest post at Story of my Life. Love it here already! Newest follower! :)

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    1. Something wrong with my OpenId. I'm Akshita, by the way. :)

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  37. Hi there Bonnie :) I stumbled upon your blog earlier today and I haven't stopped reading your posts for the last 2 hours! I just wanted to pop you a little comment to say how glad I am to have found The Life of Bon and that I cannot wait to carry on following along :) x

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  38. Could not agree with you more and holy wow well done on dedicating so long!

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  39. Hey Bon,
    I've been following you for a few months now and wanted to pop by and let you know I have adored every minute of it! I find you precious and endearing, I also feel like we should be friends.. just saying!
    Keep it going girl, you make me smile daily!
    Hugs and such,
    Brooke

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  40. Hey! My name's Bonnie too and I always find that loads of peoples pets have the name Bonnie too, whether it be a cat, dog, rabbit, etc! Your blog's great!

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  41. I love that you will have fine ginger children one day. Neither me nor my husband have red hair, but our parents and siblings and grandparents up both sides do. PLUS we like to think that twins run in our family. We're expecting fine twingers one day :)

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  42. Hi, I'm a new reader and a new blogger, love your book club idea i'm gonna join right in with the next book!

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  43. Love your new updated About Me page! I find your blog interesting all of the time! It definitely makes me smile!

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  44. love your cute pink hair!

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