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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Blogtember Day 1- Nice to meet you

     This month, I'm participating in Bailey Jean's September Blogging Incentive (Blog-tember).  I've been waiting to get back into regular blogging for a long time, now. I think this is a great way to start.  Day 1 just asks for an introduction, so here we are.  


     My name is Holly Young, and I've been blogging off and on since the early 2000's.  HARD TO BELIEVE! #ifeelold

I live in The Great Midwest with my husband, 11 month old daughter (Ella) and our two dogs, (Scarlett & Noel).  

     ((I was VERY pregnant when this picture was taken, but it is currently the only one I can find. When you have a baby...the pictures you take of just you "as a couple" decrease significantly...haha.  Plus, I think Tim looks really handsome in this one.)) 

     After 8 years, we still live in our teeny starter home, but we're (still) investing so much time, money and energy into all our house projects, it's hard to picture moving any time soon!  

I'm an introvert cleverly disguised as an extrovert (read: ambivert?) If you're into that sort of thing.  

     I was an elementary school teacher for 10 years before fulfilling my dream of becoming a stay at home mom last year.  I'd love to break into blogging (more often) along with freelance writing, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.  

I always tell people I know there's a book and a 5k lingering somewhere inside me. We just have to get it all out, you guys.  

My current favorite places on the internet include The Influence Network and Revelation Wellness. 

     My favorite places in the world include my back-porch container garden, the kitchen, and our living room couch.  I'm a home-body at heart.  My husband and I love to settle in with good food and good TV, but can never resist the call of the road (or friendly skies); we like to travel as often as we can.  

I wrote a post about our journey to conceive here.  You can read Ella's birth story here.  

I am a die-hard list maker.  Instead of a traditional "About Me" post, I thought it might be fun to just publish a huge list of "likes."   

It pretty much reads like my Chipotle order and everything in my Netflix queue so...sorry/not sorry, but thanks for sticking with me. 😉  

Here we go! 

The Office, Friends, Stranger Things, That 70's Show, 
Arrested Development, Parks & Rec., Call the Midwife, 30 Rock 


The smell of limes

Back-porch-container gardening

Slowest #powersheet user ever 

Lazy Susans in full bloom


Petting all the dogs


C-section Mama

Old Navy Pajama Pants

White Chocolate Mochas

Bath & Body Works hand soap

St. Thomas, USVI

Really good, sharp kitchen scissors

4 chords on the Ukulele  

Deathcab for Cutie

Coffee + Chocolate

Sunday Afternoon Naps

Chocolate chip cinnamon coffee cake 

Old hardwood floors

Friday Nights = $5 Pizza or Chinese Take-out 

If any of this sounds like your sort of thing, you can find me on Facebook and Instagram.  I am thrilled you're here.  Happy September! Tiny Baby Ella, carry us out! 


Anonymous said...

yessss to lists! I make them everywhere for everything! I also am a c-section mom, love parks and rec and we just finished binge watching stranger things #noshame. My husband and I live overseas right now but when you ask him what he misses most about America he always says Amazon Prime, haha.

Holly said...

Stranger things is THE BEST! I kind of can't stop thinking about it. I even ordered a t-shirt...haha. Oh, Amazon! Something to look forward to if/when you ever move back? Thanks for stopping by!

nelle monaco said...

IO!!! I just started Stranger Things... wish me luck. haha Not the Sci-Fi type but like it so far!