#AskAwayFriday With Gracielle From Mommy A-Z

It’s another amazing week of #AskAwayFriday and I couldn’t be happier to have this opportunity to get to know Gracielle from Mommy A-Z a bit better!

AskAway Mommy A-Z

Gracielle is the Mommy to 2 wonderful children and their names start with an A and a Z which adds to the unique personality and style of her Blog and it’s name.  When I first met Gracielle I immediately felt a fresh and happy feel from her and you will get the same feeling when you stop by her site… ahem, you can do that in a few by the way ๐Ÿ™‚  I especially suggest you go by and check out her About Me section…it’s so much fun and you get a great sense of who Gracielle really is as a whole woman not just a Mommy.

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 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 Mrs.TeeLoveLifeLaughter

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Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings

Now let’s get to the fun of every #askAwayFriday!  The Questions:

AskAway Mommy Questions


1.  I will be in Disney World this week and you and your family are going on your Disney vacation soon, too!  Are you a huge planner with an hour-by-hour itinerary or more of a “play it by ear” kind of girl?

I’m very much a planner but I have had to learn how to let it go because with a family as big as ours planning and pans tend to get pushed to the side out of necessity, emergencies and most times simply to have fun.  I used to try to stick to our itinerary but it would end up being more of a task and our fun moments would suffer.

So, yes I am trying to reserve certain things for Disney like the meal at Be Our Guest and other things that may be overbooked but beyond that it is all just about having fun.

2.  We tweeted recently on how we both love Frozen!  If you could be any Disney character who would you be and why?

Yes!  My entire family is in love with FROZEN.  If I could be any Disney Character I think I would love to be one of my Girlie’s favorites…Jasmine.  She loves her because she is the only Princess who gets to wear pants ๐Ÿ™‚  A fact I honestly didn’t notice until she said it.  I also love Jasmine because she is not one of those Princesses who sits and waits for a Prince to come rescue her.  She got up and went after what she wanted and did what she felt needed to be done.  In the end she loves Aladdin but she was in no way totally dependent on him.  As a matter of fact, she saved him a few times ๐Ÿ™‚

3.  I love that your posts vary from hosting parties/giveaways to personal posts about your family life. How do you balance/prioritize your content calendar?

This is wear my planning and organizing comes in to play.  I have a Plan Ahead Planner that I write everything in – there’s something about taking pen to paper that just makes it that much more real.  I also have a calendar set aside just for Blog related things as well as alerts set for all the different Hostings, LinkUps, Hops, etc.  These things in addition to using great tools like Buffer, BlogLovin, HootSuite, Shareaholic and Triberr helps me stay as on top of everything as I can.

Don’t misunderstand…life takes priority and when things come up they simply come up.  I adjust and regroup as needed.

4.  You’re pretty active in various blogging and affiliate communities.  I think I met you through the SITS Girls.  ๐Ÿ™‚  Other than SITS, what other blogging community has been helpful for growing your blog?

SMGirlfriends was also a major impact on my Blog Life in the beginning and even now.  Unfortunately I haven’t been able to participate as much as I used to but I still respect the found, Dabney Porte for being one of the few communities who truly takes the time to get to know you as an individual and as a Blogger despite how many members they may have.  I wrote a bit more in depth about them and the other communities that help welcome eke when I first started HERE.

5.  How would you describe your signature everyday style?

Hmmm.  That’s a toughy.  It really depends on what I have on my list of things for the day.  I love hoodies and jeans with a pair of Convers on a chill day but there are other days I like to get a bit more dressed up.  The best way is to give you a peak into my Fashion Taste…

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6.  What actress would play you if Hollywood decided to turn Mrs.Tee Love Life Laughter into a movie?

This is funny because I have always thought that I have a resemblance to Tia Mowry.  I have followed them since SisterSister and I see so many similarities in our personalities as well (I know they’re actors but even through the reality show).

AskAway Tia Mowry

7.  What do you miss most about working in Corporate America?

Honestly.  Not Much.  I loved the social interactions and the friendships I developed (some of which I still have) but the rush, bustle and at times the mere ‘step on you to make me better’ attitudes…I don’t miss that at all.

8.  I love your VLOG posts!  What advice would you give to a blogger who is considering Vlogging?

Wow!  Thank you so much!  I have only recently started Vlogging semi-consistently and I was very intimidated by the whole thing at first.  Then I thought about it: I am me.  When I write I write what I feel, think, and most times how I would speak.  SO what is the real difference between that and a Vlog.  So I would tell anyone who is thinking about Vlogging to simply have a conversation.  You’re talking to your audience, your followers (and yes potential new ones) but these are people the same as those who read your words.  Except guess what?  With a Vlog you get the chance to let them hear them!  In your own voice, your cadence, your emotion…YOU!  How amazing is that?  SO every time I Vlog I see it as a chance to have a chat with the people who read my words.  I take it as an opportunity to get to know them better.


9.  I still laugh anytime someone mentions John Travolta’s “Adele Nazeem” Oscar fail. Do you have any funny/awkward moments when you put your foot in your mouth or said the wrong thing?

Do you know I had no idea what you were referring to?  LOL  I didn’t watch the OSCARS I know…major Blogger NoNo but I was doing something and honestly forgot all about them until after.  SO…I just looked it up and yeah that was a FAIL…LOL  Here is a clip in case I’m not the only one who missed it:


Now, the biggest awkward moment I’ve ever had was when this woman approached me and was addressing me by my name and referring to things that I knew happened but I had NO IDEA who she was!  I kept trying to find a nice way to say it but the more she spoke the friendlier she was and I just felt bad.  So I stood there .  Listened.  Said it was great to see her (I mean hey she was nice right?) and then walked away.  To this day I don’t know who she was or how I knew her.  LOL

10.  Congrats on getting your Nikon DSLR!  Can you please share a recent photo you took with your new fancy camera?

Lol…it is rather fancy but I am loving exploring it.  I’ll share this one… it’s the mandatory Photography Selfie:

DSLR Selfie AskAway


It took me a minute to get a good focus on it (I was trying my hand at manual settings) and I think it came out pretty good for a Newbie… ๐Ÿ™‚

What great questions. Now don’t forget to head over to visit Gracielle at Mommy A-Z and see how she answered my questions…

Also, if you love #AskAwayFriday and would like to participate feel free to contact Penny over at Real Housewife of Caroline County, drop me a message in the comments, through my Contact Me or through any of the participating Bloggers and we’ll be sure to let you know how to get started and get connected.

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30 thoughts on “#AskAwayFriday With Gracielle From Mommy A-Z

  • ssgannett

    Great selfie pic! I really keep thinking about getting a good camera…but for now the phone will work. Yeah I don't really miss the whole corporate America thing myself. I could so see Tia Mowry! Ha-ha…I didn't watch the Oscars…or any of the other award shows that have been on recently! LOL! Not really my thing. I have not been able to work up to the vlogging thing…maybe one day, I will do something for fun…just to see what I look like! LOL! Hope you have a great week, Tiffany! We need to swap sometime!
    My recent post This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 38!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ I still use my iPhone for those quick no set up time shots but when I want to focus on something like a product or even get a great Vlog video I definitely rely on the DSLR now…
      Me either; could you? My Hubby says he doesn\’t see it at all…says I look better…he totally got points for that one! LMBO
      Yay! I\’m not the only one who didn\’t watch.. ๐Ÿ™‚
      You should definitely try a Vlog…I\’d totally watch!

  • Mrs.AOK

    What a great Q&A!
    I need to get more organized ๐Ÿ™‚
    I always feel like something comes up just when I had things in order.
    I hope you get to reserve the spots you want to visit via Disney. I imagine with a big family, things are always coming up, but somehow you always seem to have it together ๐Ÿ™‚

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yes!!! Gracielle definitely had some great questions for me this week!
      Oh Hush!! You\’re doing great especially keeping up with things through a major move…
      I do too! I\’m still trying…lol

      Thanks Lovie!!

  • upliftingfam

    I love the #smgirlfriends community too. Dabney has inspired me in so many ways and I can't thank her enough for all the hard work and dedication she has to helping others. I don't get to participate nearly as often as I would love too, life has gotten in the way and my schedule is different now.
    My recent post What is the Scariest Part of Being Pregnant?

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yes, that’s the same thing with me. I used to be a lot more active with them but it seems like I always miss their nests and such. I want to try to get that back in my schedule because they were a real help and inspiration when I first started.

  • Lisa @ Golden Spoons

    So much fun to read these! I was nervous about vlogging the first time, too, but I’ve gotten a little more comfortable with it. Your advice is great – I like the idea that it’s just a conversation you are having with people who read your blog!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks! I was very nervous and intimidated by the whole Vlog thing but I had to psych myself out and realize it was just a camera. No biggie ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL Thanks for coming by Lisa!

  • perfecttenn

    Oh how I do not miss the hussle and bustle of the corporate (or military) world. I always hated the 'step on you to get up the ladder' mindset as well. I did enjoy the social interaction as well, but nothing trumps me being able to spend each and every day with my son. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • Sonya K

    We have not seen Frozen yet, but I'm looking forward to watching it when it comes out on DVD. I need to be like you and set up a calendar for blog hops. I'm really bad about not remembering to participate in blog hops, but I really want to get more involved. I've read so many Disney travel guides lately, even though this will not be my first Disney trip, I haven't been since 2005 and I wanted to read up on the changes that have occurred. I made character dining reservation right at the 6 month mark. Hopefully, you guys will get a reservation before your vacation.
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    • MrsTee Post author

      We have seen it almost too many times…LOL My kiddies love it. Oh without a calendar I would miss most of my faves…sometimes I still do..thank goodness for Links that stay open longer than a day or I would be in a mess! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish we had started 6 months out unfortunately we only have around 4 months to reserve. I am checking daily so hopefully we get to everything we want.

  • linkouture

    I still have yet to see Frozen, but it seems like an awesome movie (I've already learned the songs, somehow…) I'm a also a big planner, but I've learned to go with the flow a bit more. I've always kinda winged it at Disney, but the last time I went was when I was in college and went just with my boyfriend at the time. I imagine the experience is quite different when going with kids!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Oh you definitely should see it! Great message, great characters and awesome soundtrack! Yes, with Kiddies it is rather hard to plan anything down to the moment but I have become the Queen of Contingency Plans… LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jodi F

    Oh my Gracielle is so beautiful! I am so excited for your Disney trip! Have a blast gal!
    My awkward moment:
    Once while driving, I noticed my friend Tiffany who was visibly pregnant with her 1st child. I waved like a maniac, pulled over the car and started yelling with excitement about how great it was to see her, how long it had been & how happy I was for her pregnancy….etc.
    one problem…
    As I began to talk…..I noticed it wasn't my friend. it was her doppleganger/ or look a like. but definitely not her.
    My speech slowed a bit and I finished our conversation and drove off thinking…. OMGosh that poor woman must think I am a nut! I was mortified and still laugh about that!
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    • MrsTee Post author

      Hahaha! She must have and she was filling me in on everything that had happened to her since ‘the last time we saw each other” ? LOL I dunno if I have a doppelganger out there and that’s the real person she knew or what! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha! I need one! Hmmm…
      Yes! We are going in the summer (crazy I know but we had to wait for the Kiddies to ALL be out of school). I can’t wait! I wanna break in my camera ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Herchel S

    Loved reading the questions Gracielle asked and your answers, Tiffany! and quick Disney note: If you can't get reservations for dinner at Be Your Guest, then go for the lunch. It's the quick meal and I loved the pork roast I got from there. Hands down one of the best Magic Kingdom meals I have had in the park and it wasn't expensive at all ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks! Reallly?!?! I have been trying to get a reservation for a week now. It only offers the dinner option online…can you just walk in for lunch? My Girlies are so excited for it and I would hate to not be able to do it.

  • Gracielle

    I had so much fun getting to know you more and I loved all your answers. Thank you so much for swapping questions with me this week! I am literally 8 hours away from our Disney adventure and we are just going to play it by ear. I'm so excited, too excited to sleep!! Tia Mowry would make an excellent Mrs. Tee – I definitely see the resemblance. I love your perspective on vlogging and I might just give it a try sometime…maybe. You did a fantastic job on your photography selfie! Anyways, I gotta rest up. We've got a BIG day ahead!!
    My recent post {Ask Away Friday} Questions with @MrsTeeh

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thank you so much! I had a blast too…I am so excited for your Disney visit you\’d think it was mine ๐Ÿ˜‰ I thin it is fun to simply play it by ear. I can\’t wait to hear how much fun you had! You should definitely try your hand at Vlogging. I will be your first subscriber ๐Ÿ˜€

    • MrsTee Post author

      It\’s definitely a Must See!!! We can\’t wait for the DVD on March 8th ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I live my camera…Hubby definitely got points for that ๐Ÿ™‚