I asked 31 bloggers the same 35 questions for my 31Days Series.
Here are their answers:
I can’t even quite remember how long that I have been reading Jamie from The Natos story. It has been years.
I found her through another blog I had read at the time, when we all put up others we were reading in our sidebar. The name ‘Nato’ stuck out and I clicked over.
I read her blog the way I did The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, I don’t think I slept. Read it for days solid, catching up on her posts about marriage, children, life, parenting and her fabulous eye for her home.
She makes me laugh so hard I cry, cry so hard about how crappy and amazing life can be, and thankful for my faith, my husband, my children and my life.
Her keen sense of humor, her strong faith and her moving posts keep me coming back. And hey, the woman can post the most beautiful and heartfelt images I have seen.
And homegirl is funny. I know I have said that a.lot. But she is.
I hope she will quickly become a must read for you the way she has for me. And be sure and grab a drink and a comfy seat, you might be there for a while.
Interweb, meet Jamie.
1. A bit about yourself, where did you grow up?
i grew up halfway in the panhandle of Texas. don’t judge me. just kidding. and then the other half in kansas city–the best kept secret in the U.S.
2. Main subject of your blog?
faith and family and inappropriately funny what nots.
3. Was this ever something you saw yourself doing when you were growing up?
no way. i didn’t think writing was fun, but i was a creative child.i didn’t find my voice until after college when i started documenting our family through blogging. until then, i was writing what others thought i should write.
4. Fall or spring?
fall. there’s something about crisp evenings combined with football game cheers & the band drums sounding in the background somewhere, wherever you are.
5. If you could have a different profession, would you?
i think i would write for a sitcom. that’s maybe not a different profession. i guess i would keep writing but justt in a different venue.
6. If so, what would that be? did i already say a kardashian?
7. What style do you usually post about?
maybe like, eclectic farmhouse? is that a thing?
8. What is a style that you are drawn to, but isn’t part of your normal material to talk about?
i love super duper modern. and sometimes i love shabby chic things. i feel like i can appreciate different styles without saying, ewwww. i used to be such a brat about it. but my style changes so often, i think, people should live in a space they love. and if that space is pink ducks with bonnets on wallpaper, then have at it.
9. East Coast or West Coast?
califonia all the way.
10. Main go-to colors?
black and white. all the time.
11. Color combo’s you have been dying to try?
black and navy
it’s a rule you’re not supposed to break but they look fabulous together. fancy, even.
12. Antiques or new pieces of furniture and decor?
both! eclectic is a fun style to include all the things that speak to you.
mostly because i like taking people’s trash off the curb.
13. Avid DIY’er or would you rather buy it finished?
used to be DIY, then had too many babies. now i’d rather pay someone to do it right instead of jimmy rigging it like i would do.
14. Favorite Music to work to?
silence. it’s a beautiful noise.
15. Early Bird or Night Owl?
i will hurt anyone who speaks to me before 9am. my breath will at least.
16. Eat in or Go Out?
i would much rather eat a home cooked meal. but as life gets busy with baby #4, i find myself hitting the easy button on life. chicfilA,you’ve saved dinner on many a night.
17. Coke or Pepsi?
i don’t drink soda because the sugar content. but they are tasty. i used to be hooked on diet coke but felt awful. then i tried water. MY b.
18. Carpet or Hard Flooring?
get carpet outta m’face. unless you’re a giant patterned rug. then you make reenter my site line.
19. Country you want to visit?
all the cliche places. france, paris, texas. jk.
20. What do you do to unwind?
troll the internets. or watch shows. go on a walk.
21. Who is your Design or Fashion Icon?
i really love emily henderson. she is funny and doesn’t take herself too seriously. but her style is always changing…however, when i look at her old stuff, i still think–that stands the test of time.
22. Outside or Inside?
i’m a hermit. just some place without crowds. or humans.
23. Piece of work or post that still makes you proud till this day?
i loved our old entry way redo a lot. and trying to recreate it in the new house.
or our old kitchen. doing things on a budget and resourcefully brings me great joy.
24. What is the movie that you can watch over and over and it never gets old?
wes anderson films speak to my weirdness . or maybe pride and prejudice.
25. Favorite Social Media Platform?
instagram is my jam. see how i rhymed there? for this stage in life, i really like quick and easy posts and i feel like it reaches more people, faster.
26. What movie character do you think you identity the most with?
anything kristin whig plays? new girl maybe?
27. Cupcakes or Cake?
cupcakes. they tell me when to stop. i have no self control with baked goods.sometimes if i don’t have a muffin in the morning, i want to throw things.
28. Best gift you have ever received?
my marriage back. sometimes when’s something’s really dead and then comes back to life, you sort of think about it everyday and sometimes cry into your muffin at breakfast.
29. Best gift you have ever given?
i think forgiving my husband. too deep? LOL. ummm, i think throwing parities for people means a lot. getting lost in details that say, i really love you even though i don’t say those words a lot or give you hugs.
30. Would you rather talk to or text someone?
i swear if you call me, we are not friends. emojis all the way.
31. Coffee or Tea?
tea, players. fruity teas minister to my soul.
32. One thing you cannot live without?
deep: the gospel. i’m a mess. thankful that i can be a mess and cuss a lot and that he says, i still choose you.
shallow: jcrew flats. they are worth the money.
33. Favorite type of flower?
34. Best thing about this year?
sweet new baby. that’s sort of chubby. i’ve never had a fat kid before. it warms my heart. uhthankyou formula. (again, easy button)
35. What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming months?
i think settling into the new house with some projects that really cater to the needs of our family, settling into the new community, and settling into my bed by sleeping through the night. babies are rude.
Be sure and hop on over and check Jamie out at The Nato’s, Instagram and Twitter.