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47 Things You Don't Know About Me Because I Can't Think Of 50

Not gonna lie…I totally stole this idea from How to Nest For Less. She wrote a quirky piece called “50 things you don’t know about me”….and I put a little spin on it and made my own.

By spin…I mean…”47 things you don’t know about me because I cant think of 50”. 


  1. My name is Nicole and my husbands is Brandt….We are all facebook friends but every now and then someone asks my name! I forget that it's not shared often.
  2. Did you know I am an engineer?? I have a B.S. in Engineering Management and a Masters in Systems Engineering.
  3. Growing up- I swore I would never be an engineer.
  4. I passed up a beach front dorm room to go to said engineering school in the middle of Missouri.
  5. I love corn on the cob more than any one person should. 
  6. I open things like a tyrannosaurs rex. Cereal bags, boxes, I am incapable of opening things.
  7. One that I shouldn’t be proud of and that embarrasses my husband- I have no idea what has happened in 2014 but it is apparently the year of the lost wardrobe because I have done laundry about twice. I basically have no clothes. It has gotten out of control. It got so bad that my pile touched the ceiling….I’m not kidding.
  8. I am not artistic. I am the artsy black sheep of the family. No skill. Seriously.
  9. I don’t like “colored cereal.” Any cereal with rainbow colors is fake and freaks me out….additionally I use this term to refer to movies, like Star Wars. 
  10. I can’t tell the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek. I’m also stubborn about keeping it that way.
  11. I have had an intense fear of Tupperware parties. Because of this, I have a strong aversion to all vendor “parties.” Even the ones that say there is no pressure to buy. I feel like it is a trap and the thought of going seriously gives me anxiety. Lately, there have been one or two trends that have made me almost consider going to one of these said “parties” but I have held strong. I did buy the 3D fiber lash mascara though…not sure if there are parties for that or not.
  12. I love to cook, but I almost never do. In fact, my husband reminds me to eat if he is not home to feed me. I do make the worlds best chocolate chip cookies and lasagna. It is just a fact. Don’t argue.
  13. I don’t like painting with wide paint brushes. They need to be 2” or less.
  14. I have an obsession with containers and I find organizing soothing…the one exception to this…. MY PURSE. What a nightmare!!!!!!
  15. I love to shoot! For some reason, people that don’t know me well are always surprised by this and even more surprised to find out what “my” gun of choice is...( .357 magnum. )
  16. I have a tattoo that is half of the word “family” in Japanese. My husband has the other half. They don’t match and we have no idea what the two halves mean on their own…anyone speak Japanese?
  17. My next tattoo will say “Heaven helps those who help themselves” but in French.
  18. I don’t have a nightstand and haven’t had one in 2 years. I have been angry about this for 2 years. Seems like this would be an easy problem for a furniture company owner to fix!
  19. I love kids!
  20. We aren’t having kids. Not because we can’t, not because we don’t love kids, and not because we are young and will change our minds. We just aren’t. But we will babysit yours…ok, maybe only some of yours J
  21. I don’t listen to music….I never really have. Like, almost never. Its weird, I know.
  22. I got my first job at 15 ½ and was super excited. Since that point I have always had at least one job at a time, through high school and college too.
  23. If I could live anywhere in the U.S. I would love for it to be one of the three counties in Texas that don’t require Social Security…its privatized. Love.
  24. When I watch a movie, I typically forget content and title within 5 minutes and have literally rented the same movie a week later.
  25. I have 800 pictures on my phone….if it wasn’t for the random furniture pictures 99.9% of them would be just of our girls.
  26. ‘Our girls’ our dogs but in our house they are people.
  27. I was a huge pit bull skeptic. I told my husband we could only get one if it was a girl and a runt. I am now obsessed and have converted everyone in our families.
  28. I didn’t eat yams until my mid 20s for fear that they would cause me to be more fertile and have twins.
  29. My youngest sisters are twins…this probably has something to do with that ;)
  30. I was a competitive swimmer but terrified of lakes and oceans. I grew up believing (thanks Dad) that there was a net in the ocean to keep sharks away from shore until I was 15 and a guy caught a shark 15 feet into the pier. Not a good day for me.
  31. Our hot water has the pressure of a leaky faucet…if anyone wants to replace the galvanized steel pipes in our basement…let me know.
  32. My first word was MORE. This makes sense.
  33. I love shiny things. It is a serious problem. Glitter, silver, shiny, sparkly….I need rehab.
  34. For our anniversary we bought 2 chandeliers. There is no electricity to where one of them is going to go. Anyone an electrician? I’ve had a chandelier on a chair since April.
  35. I saw on facebook someone ask how often people vacuum….I was blown away that so many people said EVERY DAY and multiple times a day. Apparently, im the only one that can’t remember the last time I vacuumed.  Our house is cleaned once a month so I know it happens that often and Brandt might do it once or twice between….but seriously….our house isn’t like super dirty. Am I just honest or is my house disgusting?
  36. I’m kinda lazy but I also have a legitimate auto immune disease that I can blame my lack of vacuuming on….that motion hurts!
  37. I’m a planner. I make lists everywhere. I even have sticky notes on the back of my iphone which drives my husband bonkers since the iphone has all kinds of list apps…which I also use. Sometimes you just need a sticky note people!
  38. I don’t drink coffee, never have. Snuck a sip of my Dad’s when I was little and hated it ever since.
  39. I am scared to death of the Disney movie, Rescuers Down Under. I saw it when I was young and can’t remember why I’m scared of it but I know not to watch it under any circumstance.
  40. I am obsessed with my eyebrows. I hardly ever wear make up but you can bet your bottom dollar my eyebrows look good.
  41. I am a bubble person. Allergic to every single thing, off the charts, that you can be tested for.
  42. Any games I play on my phone, when or if I do, are almost always math based. And. I. Love. Them.
  43. I HATE car windows being down. I can’t deal with it. I have been known to curl in a ball and cover my head. 
  44. I have to have North Pole temperatures at night but if it is below about 75 degrees during the day, Ill be wearing a sweater. I wear a sweater over my shirt most of the year.
  45. I scare my husband repeatedly, multiple times a day around every corner. I love to pop out and scare him. It is my favorite past time.
  46. My husband and I get in water fights in the house. Most recently I used the kitchen sink sprayer on him. This is why we can’t have kids because then it wouldn’t be allowed.
  47. I am first generation American on my Mom’s side of the family.



Ok...that's all I got folks! Hopefully this gives a tad of insight into my silly life :)

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