Get To Know Me

Hello! You may have noticed that this are looking a little different around here…site design, Instagram, and consistency and content! With everything morphing a little bit, I thought I’d sit down and make today’s post the kick-off with a silly, simple Q&A!

For a quick background, I’m Alaina–hi! Founder, writer, creator, photog…all the things here at The Colorful Notebooks. I’m also a mom to 2 under 2 (they are 15 months apart), wife (former and proud Army wife), and proud New Yorker living in Colorado!

If you want to know a little more about me…well, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading!

  1. Are you a morning or night person?
    • Neither?…I think I’d be considered a night person, but not of my choosing. Having kids has forced me get things done later at night…Now though, I think I’d enjoy being a morning person and go to bed WAYY early.
  2. Are you afraid of the dark?
    • YES, absolutely. 100%…but you live in a house with 500+ bats growing up and then we can talk
  3. Are you an extrovert or introvert?
    • YES, absolutely. 100%…but you live in a house with 500+ bats growing up and then we can talk
  4. Are you double jointed?
    • Ick, no.
  5. Are you left or right handed?
    • Right handed!
  6. Are you more of a tidy person or a messy one?
    • Tidy, organized, type-A. Whatever you’d like to call it. Clutter and disorganization (in my own home) makes me so anxious and unsettled
  7. Are you on time or always late?
    • On time. “Early is on time. On time is late.” I try to be a good 10 minutes early to…as much as possible .
  8. Are you ticklish?
    • YES, and I kick, so don’t bother trying!
  9. Can you curl your tongue?
    • Nooo…? I have no idea
  10. Can you ice skate?
    • Not at all! But I’ll pretend, if you will.
  11. Can you wiggle your ears?
    • Nope.
  12. Coffee or tea?
  13. Neither, I don’t consume caffeine.
  14. Cookies, cake or donuts?
    • Donuts, first, then cake
  15. Did you ever participate in a talent show?
    • Yeah, every year from 2nd to 4th grade. Britney Spears skit, sign language song…those are the 2 that stick out the most.
    • Did you go to prom?
      • Yeah, junior and senior prom. I would have been a-ok not going at all.
  16. Did you like school?
    • Elementary to High school, no. College, yes!
  17. Do you believe in ghosts?
    • I think so
  18. Do you bite your nails?
    • Oh yeah, it’s a habit I try to break twice a year
  19. Do you consider yourself a good cook?
    • No, I think I’m a good baker and recipe follower
  20. Do you enjoy dancing?
    • “Dancing” when it’s in the house during a family dance party, yes! …Or when I’ve had a little too much to drink
  21. Do you enjoy DIY or crafts?
    • Yes, just yes
  22. Do you forgive easily?
    • Nope
  23. Do you have a nickname?
    • Lu-lu (from my parents; no one else calls me that)
  24. Do you have any allergies?
    • Yeah, to medications, and weird random foods
  25. Do you have any phobias?
    • HUGE fear of bridges and bats
  26. Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
    • Yes. I have a tattoo on my ribcage and my ears pierced. I used to have my cartilage and belly button pierced.
  27. Do you have children?
  28. Do you have pets?
    • 2 dogs. Sadie (Australian Shepard, 7) and Auggie (Coton de Tulear, 6)
  29. Do you have siblings?
    • Yes, a younger brother
  30. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
    • Dogs, hands down
  31. Do you prefer Mac or PC?
    • Mac
  32. Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
    • Both. Mountains mean the surrounding areas are generally cooler, but I mean come on, the beach is gorgeous!
  33. Do you prefer to bath or shower?
    • Shower, I feel really gross getting out of a tub after sitting in the water
  34. Do you sing in the shower?
    • No, my showers are quiet and thoughtless
  35. Do you smoke?
    • No, never
  36. Do you speak any different languages?
    • I used to be fluent in Spanish. Since having kids, I’m reteaching myself American Sign Language
  37. Do you still have your wisdom teeth?
    • No.
  38. Do you still watch cartoons?
    • Only because I have kids…
  39. Do you/have you played any sports?
    • Growing up I was in gymnastics and dance. In high school, I played tennis, volleyball, and track and field. I tried to play golf for a year, too…
  40. Have you ever been to a concert?
    • Josh Turner and Blink 182
  41. Have you ever met any celebrities?
    • Of course not!
  42. Have you ever skipped class?
    • Once, senior skip day and I was so anxious
  43. Have you ever won something?
    • I won a vacation and tungsten wedding rings
  44. What did you want to be when you were younger?
    • An elementary school teacher
  45. What do you do on a typical Friday night?
    • Try to stay awake past 9PM
  46. What is your shoe size?
    • I’m a size 9
  47. What movie have you watched repeatedly?
    • When Harry Met Sally
  48. What phone do you have (Apple or Android)?
    • Apple
  49. What should you be doing right now?
    • Sleeping or cleaning up, but sitting on the couch feels so much better!
  50. What’s one goal you would like to accomplish this year?
    • I’d LOVE to have lost more of the “baby weight” and become healthier overall.
  51. What’s one of your pet peeves?
    • People taking food from my plate bothers me to no end! I don’t even like my kids taking from my plate…ick!
  52. What’s the last song you’ve listened to?
    • HELPLESS from Hamilton. If you haven’t seen Hamilton, it’s on Disney+ and is FANTASTIC!
  53. What’s the thing you can’t leave the house without?
    • For myself, water. For my kids water and diapers
  54. What’s your current obsession?
    • Medical documentaries and organizing
  55. What’s your favorite gadget?
    • A camera or cam-corder. I LOVE documenting and being able to look back and everyday life!
  56. What’s your favorite hobby?
    • Reading, between 13 and 18 I read over 450 books
  57. What’s your favorite movie?
    • When Harry Met Sally
  58. What’s your favorite season?
    • Fall, hands down. I love EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!
  59. What’s your favorite series?
    • Grey’s Anatomy and Blue Bloods
  60. What’s your favorite sport to watch?
    • Baseball, volleyball, and gymnastics
  61. What’s your longest relationship so far?
    • My marriage! 6 years and 8 months married, 8 years, 2 months together
  62. What’s your zodiac sign?
    • Sagitarius
  63. When is your birthday?
    • Novemeber 28, 1992

So there we go, 63 questions all about my life! Answer a couple in the comments below and see if your answers match any other readers!


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