#AskAwayFriday W/Carissa From The Green Eyed Lady Blog

This week I am so happy to swap with Carissa from The Green Eyed Lady Blog!

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Carissa has an amazing Blog focused on Recipes, Faith, Family and Fashion…the best parts of every Woman’s life!  I had such fun coming up with my questions for Carissa so please be sure to head over to The Green Eyed Lady Blog and see her answers…

 

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1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I’m not sure I would say I was ‘inspired‘ or not.  That sounds so I dunno…deep.  LOL  I wanted to Blog simply to find an outlet for my inner voice.  I guess I got tired of talking to myself…LOL  You know when you have so many thoughts running around in there they just get a bit lonely.  I wanted to have them actually impact someone besides myself.  To make a difference in someone else’s life…to help, encourage and maybe uplift someone going through similar situations.  When I realized how great the reach a Blog could potentially have I felt this could be a good way for a SAHM to still make a difference with her words and thoughts.
2. Signature Question: Its your turn to plan date night, but you cant plan any of the usuals (ex. dinner and movies) what do you plan?
A fun night for us would probably be a night in with the Kiddies out…LOL…we would have a great meal (take-in?) and then Hubby would play DJ and we would end up playing Video Games or watching DVDs.  So it would be our little twist on Dinner & A Movie…LOL
If it were a no expense considered type thing I would want to fly somewhere for something extraordinary….like a great concert or something.  We truly love music…old school is best so like Gladys Knight would be awesome! 😀
3. I see you participate in a lot of blog hops (hosting and participating) how do you keep up? And stay organized?
Haha! Yes, I love to support and be a part.  It can be a bit hectic at times to say the least but I have BlogLovin, my trusty Plan Ahead Calendar, my iPhone reminder Alerts, my Calendar and my newly added iPad on standby at all times!  With these great reminders I do okay…LOL
4. I recently read the selling tips for the Girl Scout cookies, what are the benefits of being a Girl Scout?
As a Girl Scout, my daughters have been able to meet new friends, learn social skills, enhance their abilities to interact and learn how to take and idea and make it a reality.  Although Cookie Season is a major and totally Yummy part of being a Girl Scout it isn’t all of it.  Throughout the year we teach our Girls how to become Women with well-rounded skill sets and confidence to use them in real world settings.  These are the benefits I am most proud of when I say that my Girls and I are Girl Scouts!
5. You have 6 kids in a blended family…how do you make it work?
We simply love, support and embrace each other at all times.  We don’t usually see ourselves as ‘blended’ but more as a Team…we are all a part of making the whole work as smoothly and efficiently as possible.  It doesn’t matter where one ‘member’ originated from we are all here now and that is what matters the most.  We are FAMILY.  Period.  We work together to stay together even when life may force us to be apart.
6. We only have Emma right now, but planning for more children in the future…whats the best thing about having a big family?
The support system.  We always have each others back and there is always SOMEone to talk to, go to, hang with and be with.  even when you may be annoyed with or not in the best place with one person (yes it happens folks) when you have a family of 8 there is always someone else to hang with until the dust settles (it usually does…even if Momma or Daddy has to intervene a bit…lol).
7. I read that you are originally from New York (I LOVE NEW YORK) do you miss living there? If so what do you miss the most?
There are certain aspects of New York that I miss:
The FOOD!
♥OMG…there is NOTHING like a NY Regular Slice(that’s a cheese slice of pizza)
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the grease pools in the middle
the flimsy paper plate with the crinkle edges
you dab it with a napkin and dive in anyway
the fact that the slice hangs and folds over even when you fold it in half
Yes!  You must fold it in half
♥Beef Pattie W/Coco Bread
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I can’t even explain this fully
I get them Mild which is considered weak but Oh Well!
The Coco Bread is warm and embraces the Beef Pattie just right
You MUST eat them right away
♥Ox Tails W/Rice, Beans, Plantains and Cabbage
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Beyond Delish!
Nuff Said!
Yes!  I know these are all considered ethnic dishes BUT the way they are made in New York simply cannot be matched ANYwhere ELSE!  I have tried trust me!  So, every time we return home the first thing we do is make food runs to each one of our favorite spots.  Needless to say I come back a good 15 pounds heavier and I am totally OKAY WITH IT!  😀
8. What are three facts that you don’t normally share on your blog?
I don’t want to be lame but I honestly am pretty open on my Blog.  You can -pretty much find out all you wanna know about me on past #AskAwayFriday Posts, My About Me Page, or my Finding My True Path Series…I honestly can’t thing of 3 things. I haven’t shared.  I know bad form right?  I honestly sat here like 30 minutes trying.  I got nada. 🙁
9. I see you are a contributing writer for a couple of sites, this is something I want to get into…what advice would you give to help me get into writing for other sites?
Just write from your heart and be truthful at all times.  your content will draw the right site for you. That’s what happened with me.  I didn’t seek out any of the sties I contribute to.  I honestly don’t even know how to approach a site.  I just wrote and the rest was a blessing.
10. What do you do for “me” time?
“Me” time?  What’s that?  LOL  My “me” time is usually pretty simple…nails, hair a bit of shopping therapy. 😀  I love having a Momma day but most times even when I ‘m in the midst of it I start texting the Hubby, shopping for the Kiddies or missing my Team so I’m usually home sooner rather than later…LOL
Aaah…Carissa had some truly great questions for me this week.  I hope she enjoyed my questions as much as I have enjoyed hers.  Don’t forget to head over to The Green Eyed Lady Blog and check our her Answers!
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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