#AskAwayFriday Week 18 with Home on Deranged!

12/05/2013

Hello December! It's the month of crazy holiday shopping, pictures with Santa, happiness and joy!

For those of you who aren't familiar with #AskAwayFriday it's an amazing way to meet new bloggers, make friends and ask some questions to get to know them better!  10 questions are exchanged and answered on your partners blog, you can get as creative as you want and even get into our purses!
As always, tried and true we have the partners in crime, the ladies who created #AskAwayFriday...the wonderful Penny from The Real Housewife of Caroline County and Amber from Bold Fab Mom!!

The Real Housewife of Caroline County

Our co-hosts for the month of December are here as well!  All new ladies who have been wonderful additions to the #AskAwayFriday week after week!  Show them some love by stopping by their blogs!
The Green Eyed Lady Blog

Once again we are so happy to have everyone here for Week 18 of #AskAwayFriday! This week I'm exchanging with Melissa from Home on Deranged! She's been a wonderful addition to AAF and an accomplished writer to boot! 
Home on Deranged

I'm looking forward to her questions...so without hesitation let's get into it!!

1.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?  That's a hard one.  I don't think I could go overseas because it would take the girls away from their family.  I would probably have to pick Alaska.  It's just beautiful.  I've actually been missing it today.  Even though we were only there for 7 days it was probably one of the prettiest places I've ever seen.

2.  What's your favorite charity and why?  It's probably a tie.  I'm always a huge supporter of the SPCA and any Pit Bull Rescue (Bully Paws is the one I work with now) or March of Dimes.  Both my girls were born just at 37 weeks.  So while they were technically full term they are still considered premature since they didn't make it to 39/40 weeks.  My husband also had a couple co-workers who lost children before and after birth due to being premature so it's a close on to my heart.

3.  It's obvious you and your husband have a special relationship.  What is your favorite thing about him?  I'd say my favorite thing is that since the moment he knew I was pregnant when we were dating he changed his whole life to be my whole world.  He moved out of his apartment with friends, gave up partying, worked his butt off and continues to this day to put me and my girls above anything else in his life.  I mean last night his boss offered a free tab at the bar if he went out with the guys from work, he said no, he had to go home to his beautiful wife and baby girls (insert "awwww...." here).

4.  What do you enjoy doing in your kid-free time?  Hanging out with my husband is pretty high on that list.  Shopping, pedicures, eating a meal in quiet are up there too.

5.  What is your greatest dream for your girls?  Happiness, pure happiness.  Most of all I want them to be fulfilled and happy.  I'm much more realistic than my husband is about what that means but even if I don't LIKE what they want if they are happy, then that's all I need.

6.  You are 10 years old again. You can be an astronaut, chef, policewoman, scientist or princess. Which do you choose and why?  PRINCESS! I mean come on, you get a castle, Prince Charming, a tiara, full closet, financially secure, you get a chef and stuff...Princess all the way!

7.  What's the craziest adventure you'd like to take in your life?  I think I'm already in it.  Raising two little girls, married to a crazy ginger bearded man and living the every day crazy life.  Other than that maybe traveling the world, seeing Bora Bora or snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef.

8.  You started #AskAwayFriday, which has become hugely popular.  What do you think is the secret to it's success?  To be honest, I think it's the only "blog hop" "link up" out there this unique, I've yet to see another like it.  Every week you get to learn a little more about the people you enjoy reading on a regular basis.  Myself and many others have made some awesome friendships from #AskAwayFriday.  You get a real sense of who the person behind the screen is and I think people geniunely enjoy that.

9.  Rolling Stone has hired you to follow your favorite band on tour and write an article.  What band do you choose?  Mariah Carey.  I know it's corny but I just love that woman.  As long as I can remember her music has been in or impacted my life.  I don't agree with every songs she's put out but I love a lot of her music!

10.  What is your favorite blog to read everyday?  I try to make it to everyone's blogs as much as possible.  My favorites are Growing Up Madison, Mrs. AOK - A Work in Progress, Bold Fab Mom, Structure in an Unstructed Life, LatinaMamaRama, Stylin' Mommies and so many more!  I'm thankful for BlogLovin because I can go to one page and catch up on everyone's feed for the day.  As I meet more and more new people I also add them to my lists.

Thank you Melissa for such wonderful questions...Happy Friday everyone!!

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29 comments

  1. OOPS! My first comment was the wrong number!!! Let me try this again :)

    I've read all your answers, but I keep going back to #3. I must have said "awwww" a hundred times already. Sweet and tender, love it!

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  2. Always enjoy your answers Penny! You are so right about why #AskAwayFriday is so successful...I haven't seen another hop or link like this either. I love all of the Ladies I have met through here and I'm glad to be a part of something so amazing!

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    1. I'm so happy I got to meet you and so many others through this meet up!

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  3. Awesome answers! I totally felt the "awwe", but that is so cool! You are so right about bloglovin, too. Great to have it all in one spot! I am super thankful for #AskAwayFriday! It has been so wonderful getting to know such a wonderful group. A gracious thanks to you and Amber! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for joining us...if it wasn't for you guys then AAF wouldn't be this popular!

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  4. Well, alright, you caught me offguard with the Mariah Carey answer. But I ain't gonna lie - hanging out with her would be a trip. You know she's kind of crazy up in there. But if you got to hang out with Nick Cannon - I'm with you on that.
    And I agree with everyone on your answer to #3 and would say, those guys are great. I'm married to one of those guys as well. He totally gave up the partying life for us, and so many more sacrifices, that I will never forget. So cheers to you! :)
    Thanks for swapping!

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    1. Gotta love you some MC haha!
      We are some lucky ladies then!

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  5. Hi Penny,
    What wonderful answers to a wonderful set of questions. Your family life deifinitely means the world to you.
    I must say my hubby is deffinitely the most important person in my life, no Kids only grown up Step children living in England and not good at keeping comtact.
    Thank you so much for this it is really fantastic and I really love it and learning about everyone, you are all such interesting people, so thank you.
    I hope that you have a wonderful day.
    Love and best wishes.
    Anne

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    1. So happy you have joined us and glad we have another friend on the other side of the pond!

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  6. I went to Alaska when I was in 6th grade and it was AMAZING. I loved every second of our trip! I I love bloglovin- it really is the most efficient way to read and comment on blogs!

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    1. we loved it too...we'd move there if we could!

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  7. I love that you created AAF -- I love the community that it has become. Alaska would be a blast. I think Reagan would love all the snow. At least for ten minutes or so until she demanded to go back inside and get warm. {Oh wait, that's me!}
    Thank you so much for starting this series. I love all the friends I've made!

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    http://raising-reagan.com

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    1. thank you for joining us...again, it wouldn't be where it is today without loyal folks joining us every week!

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  8. Love getting to know you better via your answers. I LOVE that your family is your world and you're always so supportive!

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  9. I love reading Ask Away Friday posts on many of my favorite blogs... how do I get involved?

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    1. email me your email address at pennychevalley@gmail.com and I'll add you to the weekly list!

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  10. I have to agree with all your reasons why #Ask Away Friday has been such a hit. Not only does it help you with a post idea every week, we get to know each other and find out things that might not have come up in a normal blog post. I have discovered new blogs and new friends, which has been great. I love that you are a supporter of rescue! So many puppies out there need a good home, and the rescue groups work so hard. It's also great to hear about dream for your girls and how it's not something specific but just their happiness and well-being. It's what we should wish for everyone.

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    1. I'm excited to exchange with you too!

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  11. I love your relationship with your husband! I think #AskAwayFriday has been a success is because of how everyone supports each other! You meet others and they are interesting in meeting you as well! I know I go around to everyone and try to leave a comment every week! And the same happens to me!

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    1. hey...it's you and me next week! yay!!!

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  12. Sounds like you married a great guy. This is my 3rd week participating in AskAwayFriday and I look forward to it each week.

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    1. so glad you are joining us for a 3rd time! hope to see you again this week!

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  13. I am thankful to be a part of this blog hop because it allows my readers to get to know me as a person. Thank you for coming up with the idea, it is awesome.

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    1. I'm so glad you joined in with us!!

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  14. Inserting "awwwwwww" here. That's so cute about your husband. I'm so happy you started AskAwayFriday!!! :) And princess all the way, I wanna live in a castle!

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  15. Loved your charities you picked - I used to walk in the March of Dimes walk every year before I had kiddos. Then it became too hard to haul them along for the whole walk! Now that they are bigger I should get them to walk it with me! And so sweet how you wrote about your husband! Thanks for making me one of your favorites - I am absolutely honored!! :)

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  16. Love to have joined #AAF! Although, I wasn't able to participate a week after my first time coz of my messed-up internet connection, will definitely join the next time! Alaska sounds like a great place to be in, I got in love with the place when I saw The Proposal. :)

    REAlity Bites

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