#AskAwayFriday Week 27...A Brand New Look!


As you know, #AskAwayFriday is a place for you to connect with other bloggers by asking them questions to really get to know them!  Meeting other bloggers and making new friends is one of the best parts of this online world!
The Real Housewife of Caroline County

The rules are simple!
Follow your hosts and guest hosts!
Grab the button and spread the word, the more the merrier!
Get to hopping!  Get to know your fellow bloggers and make some new friends!
Most importantly, have FUN!
The Real Housewife of Caroline County
Penny from The Real Housewife of Caroline County
The Bold Fab Mom
Amber from Bold Fab Mom

Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter
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Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings
Small town Iowan family
Sarah from Small Town Iowan
Christy from Uplifting Families

This week I get to exchange with Rabia from The Leibers!  She's so much fun and her questions are awesome so stay tuned! You can check out her blog by clicking the button below! But let's get into the questions!!!
The Liebers
1.  When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you "grew up"? I believe it was a Marine Biologist.  I was obsessed with dolphins and being with them.  My parents even sent me to a one week camp at Sea World.  Unfortunately, it turned out I hated science so that didn't quite pan out the way I'd hoped!

2.  You blog about fashion and makeup (two things I know absolutely nothing about). What are five essentials I should have in my closet?  First off, everyone has a style, you just have to find it and make it your own.  For the 5 closet essentials I would say if you are a mom and busy they are:
  • Pair of jeans (good fit, make your butt look great and don't be afraid of mid-rise or high rise...it helps to hid that baby pooch).
  • A classic white shirt.  I prefer a t-shirt but you can make a white tee work with anything! Pair it with jeans, skirts...it's a great simple but effective piece.
  • A great dress.  This doesn't mean black but hey if that's what you like than go for it.  I used to wear sheath dresses but these days I prefer the skater dress style.  It flares out at just the right place to hide my pooch but flatters my upper half.  Make sure it hits just above the knee for the best look.
  • Heels! One pair of amazingly sexy, flattering but comfortable heels.  Now I've been wearing heels FOREVER so some people don't consider this an essential but it is for me.  If the ones you love and know you will wear cost a fortune get them.  I can pair my $800 red bottoms with just about any outfit in my closet!
  • Maxi dress are awesome for the spring, summer, fall and winter.  In the cold pair it with a chunky cardigan sweater. In the spring just wear a light shrug.  I prefer the jersey style maxi.  I think they flow better and are more flattering.

3.  What are the five essentials to create a beauty regime?  That varies person to person.  I love makeup and prefer a heavier coverage but that's not for everyone.  If you are starting out I recommend:
  • BB Cream - Pond's makes a great one (silver packaging) with great coverage.  I mix Light and Medium to get my custom shade so don't be afraid to mix and match
  • Mascara - the right mascara change change your eyes.  I like Maybelline's The Rocket or L'Oreal's Voluminous Carbon Black
  • Eyebrows - E.L.F (at Target) makes an eyebrow kit in Medium that works for most people.  The powder is great for filling in and the wax side is great to set it all in place
  • Blush & Bronzer - again E.L.F. makes a duo for like $3.  Bronzer warms up the face and the blush helps bring out that natural flush to your cheeks
  • Lips - not everyone loves bright lips like me so I recommend the Whisper line by Maybelline.  They come in sheer nude colors but they also have more sheer but colorful colors as well

4.  Along the lines of your style sense.  Was there ever an outfit that just didn't work out or one that looked extra fabulous when you put it together?  I recently did a shoot for my Mommy Wear Weekly and one outfit just didn't pan out.  I think it was just too chunky feeling and made me look bigger than I am.  I've also had outfits that I never thought would work but looks amazing like a recent sweat suit I bought with some wedge sneakers.  You'll have to stay tuned to see how that played out.

5.  You have two little girls?  What's the funniest thing they've said/done in the last week?  Probably my youngest learning to feed herself with a spoon...she just goes crazy.  I don't know how it doesn't end up on the walls but it's ending up in her hair for sure!

6.  What's your favorite room in your house and why?  Probably our living room/kitchen. It's one big open space and it's where we spend most of our time.  Plus it's plastered with pictures on the walls and it's just a good feeling space.

7.  If you could have $1,000 gift card to any store, where would it be and why?  That's rough.  Probably Target.  I'm obsessed.  I buy a lot of my clothes, well our whole families closet is basically from there!  Plus I could use it to buy like a ton of diapers haha

8.  You are the creator of Ask Away Friday.  What's your favorite part of it?  I love meeting new bloggers and people and I like sharing with them.  I think it's fun and it's a unique way to meet new folks!

9.  If you could go forwards or backwards 100 years, which way would you go and why?  Probably forwards.  I'd like to see my girls all grown up with kids and grand kids of their own.  I'd like to see where we go as a race in the next 100 years also.

10.  Do you have a favorite non-profit or charity you are involved with?  Yes, I work with an organization called Bully Paws.  They are primarily a Pitbull rescue but take in all breeds.  I try as much as I can to volunteer but we adopted one of our dogs from them.  I'm a Pitbull advocate in general.  I'll be attending and working the Million Pibble March with comedian Rebecca Corry and raising funds through her comedy show to help as many Pitbulls as possible!

Awesome questions Rabia!  Remember to stop by her page to see what I asked her!

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  1. I'm so glad you created AskAwayFriday. I've "met" so many awesome people through here, including you! And target all the way for the giftcard too!

  2. Great questions and answers, Penny! I completely agree about watching the kids learn to eat with silverware...mine always managed to land the spaghetti o's in the hair and down to the stomach! LOL! I definitely think that a good pair of jeans is essential, but I am a jeans kind of girl. Jeans, a nice blouse, and some sexy heals would for sure be a go to outfit for me! Thank you so much for the hosting opportunity! I am loving it! Have a great weekend, Penny!

    1. You just have to find what works for you

  3. Wow...I feel like I need a one-on-one with you on fashion. Why am I so clueless? Even my husband tried buying me an expensive pair of red-bottomed heels and I said no. But it totally makes sense to have at least one good pair that you love! (I do have heels but I am not in love with all of them. Heck I barely wear them these days) Guess I am going to be keeping up with your fashion posts for sure!

    1. Email me anytime! You should said YES YES YES to those red bottoms lady!!

  4. I'm cracking up because I wanted to be a marine biologist too, and I failed biology in college! Yup. Look at me go. I do love whales, though. I was in SeaWorld last week and the Shamu exhibit was closed and all of that Blackfish movie stuff..got to me, I admit. I won't see the movie.
    Where can I get a good mid or high rise pair of jeans? I seem to fall into low rise a lot because I have a freakishly high waist and I'm slim but with curves, and nothing fits!
    My son is learning to use forks and spoons and he has sticky waffles in his hair, as I write this.

    1. Might sound crazy but Old Navy. They make the new Rockstar jeans Mid Rise. They fit better than the original rock stars. I also wear the sweetheart line from from as well as they have a high rise.

  5. This was my first week participating in Ask Away Friday--what an awesome idea! I especially liked your answer to #2, especially since I'm a new mom. I wish I had more occasions to wear a nice dress, but a great pair of jeans and a white t-shirt are two essentials I have found to come in handy for almost anything!

  6. Really fun! I had no idea that you volunteered with pits - I used to have a pit/boxer mix so they have a special place in my heart. I currently volunteer with a crisis center (for humans) and pug rescue.

  7. Tarjay is definitely my favorite store, although I rarely buy clothes there (or anywhere for that matter). Yes, I'm glad you're expanding Ask Away Friday. Love it!

  8. Okay, your fashion and makeup advice are officially very helpful to me. I am semi-clueless. Gonna have to track down the whisper line for my generally chapstick-only lips. :) Thanks for the tips, girl!

  9. Awww the memories of my own kids feeding themselves for the first time. My kids used to eat with their hands more than with silverware simply because it was easier. They would make a huge mess and we almost always had to have a bath afterwards.

  10. I just recently discovered #AskAwayFriday and have found many fabulous new blogs to follow. Also, Target is my happy place.

  11. I am SO with you Penny! I would definitely take my gift card straight to TARGET...I have to avoid ti sometimes because I can never go in for just 1 thing! It doesn't help that (like you said) I can shop for EVERYone in there! :D

  12. I'm so glad we paired up this week, Penny! I love your answers. It seems so simple, but I honestly don't think I have a good white shirt. I should add that to my list of things to pick up when I fianlly get to go shopping with my Christmas gift card!!

  13. I used to want to be a marine biologist, too. But I hate getting my face wet, so it was a ridiculous career option for me! Haha!
    Great tips for the closet - I have a few maxi dresses/skirts, and had never thought to pair them with a chunky cardigan this time of year! Thanks for the inspiration! :)


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