#AskAwayFriday W/Dean From Mrs.Aok, A Work In Progress {FINALLY}

Yes!  Finally!  I am swapping this week with Dean from Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress!! I can’t believe it has taken us this long connect here in the #AskAwayFriday kinda way…LOL  I can’t even remember if I met Mrs. AOK through #SITSSharefest or one of the many Blog Hops & LinkUps I tend to participate in BUT when we met I knew she was someone I could relate to, connect with and count as a Friend.  I was so right!

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If you have had any interactions with Mrs. AOK you will agree that she is one of the most supportive and helpful Bloggers.  She is always willing to help you in anyway she can.  This is a rare thing to find and I am happy to count her among my list of #BloggerBFFs!

Mrs.AOK writes about her progress through life and the life she has created with her Hubby and her three beautiful children.  If you ever need a Laugh, Recipe, DIY or simply a daily “Pick You Up” be sure to subscribe and become a follower Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress.

Now the hard part about swapping with someone you have developed a great friendship with is trying to come up with questions you don’t already know the answers to.. 🙂  Mrs.AOK did an awesome job so take this moment to read my answers to her questions and once your done be sure to go over to Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress and check out her answers to my questions…

 

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1. Okay, so the two of us both share an affinity for the #RedCup and all things Starbucks  {#RedCupGangstas #PSLGangstas} What is your favorite drink from Starbucks and what do you drink at home?

 
Yes!  We definitely do!  Girl I’m almost at GOLD Level *insert teenage squeal*
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Ok, now to the question:  Hmmm….well I recently started asking other Starbucks Junkies what their favorite drinks are so that I can broaden my tastes.  I’m calling it my Starbucks “Try of the Day” and I post the request on Instagram on Saturdays and then try some of the suggestions throughout the week.  I post pics of my selection with my reactions.  It’s actually a lot of fun!  I have already tried a few that you recommended (Cinnamon Dulce Latte and Caramel Machiatto) both are Delish and are definitely the newest additions to my favs list.
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Now to have to pick just 1!?!?  Your making me think here…I would have to say my current fav drink from Starbucks is actually Not Coffee (I know I even gasped as I wrote that!). I am totally in LOVE with the Caramel Apple Spice.  It’s warmed Apple Juice (I think) with cinnamon and spice and it is like drinking a glass of warm Christmas. To drink at home? Well Starbucks in K-Cup form of course! 😉 LOL!
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2.  How many cups of coffee do you need to start your day?
 
Need vs. Want…LOL 🙂  I’m not sure I can distinguish when it comes to Coffee so let’s just say on a normal day I drink at least 2 cups.  If it’s extra stressful or I’m really tired or thirsty…that can double.
 
3.  You are one of the most sweetest and sincere bloggers I have ever met.  You’ve been such a sweetheart to me; what is the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for you?
Wow!  Thanks so much!  I really see you and the other #BloggerBFFs as friends so I try to express that as much as possible even without have a face-to-face interaction…well until our Google Hangout Chats 🙂
OMGeee!  The timing of this question is beyond perfection!  The sweetest thing that anyone has done for me to date happened TODAY (I’m typing this up on Wednesday)!  So, this morning I posted my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc. photo for the #SITSPhotoChallenge.  Today’s prompt was ‘On Your Wishlist’.  So I grabbed a few pics of my most wanted Christmas items and made a collage.
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I started to post it and then said hey why not tag the companies associated with each item as well (total Blogger network & connect mode).  So I did, posted them and pretty much went on with the rest of my day.
I wanna say not even an hour later I received a notice through my phone that @ZaggDaily was now following me.  Yay!  Then I received a Tweet…it was from their Internet Marketing Representative:

Girl!  I almost lost it!  I was screaming and trying to explain what was happening to my Hubby who was looking at me like I was crazy.  I wanted this keyboard so badly but never did I think I would be Blessed in this way.  I am so beyond grateful and appreciative for such a wonderful Christmas Blessing.  Definitely the sweetest thing anyone has done for me so far! 😀

 
*Info for next couple questions:“WestJet Christmas Miracle: real-time giving” — Thanks to a team of merry WestJetters and the power of technology, we’ve learn…
 I was watching the news and saw the story on the WestJet Santa , which made my night! Santa asks passengers at an airport on the way to their flight what they would like for Christmas, some thought it was a joke, and answered socks.  This was no joke, while the passengers were in flight to their destination WestJet got to work and granted their Christmas wishes… 

 

 
4.  Would you take this serious? 
Wow!  This is such an amazing story!  I’m not sure I would honestly believe the wishes I made to a Santa on a screen were going to be granted or not at least not initially.  Yet, standing there at the terminal and seeing those gift boxes begin to slide down the carosel…wow!  I would be beyond grateful!
 
5.  What would you ask for? 
Well since Zagg has already blessed me 1 of my main Wishlist Items I would probably ask for one of the others: the Sperry Top Sider Shoes or the Cable Knit Sweater Blanket from Pottery Barn.
 
6.  How would you react to this situation? {I mean… it didn’t happen to me and I was a smidge teary-eyed.}
I think I would be in tears much like most of the passengers seemed to be.  To think that someone decides to bless you with something you truly want simply because you expressed it can be overwhelming.  I am still in shock about the keyboard from Zagg!
 
7.  What’s your favorite family tradition?
Our favorite family tradition (I’m going to go with a Christmas one) is definitely our Lazy day at home.  We stay up late Christmas Eve…most times I am up til Christmas morning wrapping or whatever…I am SO trying not to do that this year but I HATE wrapping so who know? LOL  Then Christmas Day we all make a huge breakfast (yup ALL of us) and eat or snack the rest of the day.  I don’t make a formal dinner so there is no pressure.  We just enjoy each other and whatever blessings were under the tree.
 
8.  How do you attack Christmas?  Are you organized with lists and budget breakdown or a hot mess going back-and-fourth from store-to-store remembering a new person you forgot on your imaginary list?
I try to be organized but I think I may be a bit of a combo-order.  I have a list and I stake out which stores have what I need at the best prices before I leave home BUT that is probably where my organization ends.  After that I usually wait until the last minute or add other items last minute and end up wandering from store to store ‘browsing’…LOL  I love it though and always have a blast each year!
 
9.  You recently started a fun linkup with some sweet ladies… Tunesday Tuesday, if I needed a ride what music would be playing inside?
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Yes I have!  We came together with our love of music under the prompting of Meg from The Patchwork Paisley and it has been so much fun!
My taste is so varied one day you may here a bit of Kirk Franklin, the next Dixie Chicks and the next PINK!  I love all kinds of music.  It simply needs to speak to me where I am at that moment and I’m all in!
That’s the best part of #TunesdayTuesdayHop…we get to share all of our different tastes of music and I am able to add to my PlayLists and get exposed to artist I may not have come upon on my own!
 
10. Since we’re talking music.. what was your wedding song?

 We actually haven’t had an actual wedding ceremony.  We are both music lovers so ‘our song’ has changed evolved and become an entire PlayList over the past 12 or so years.  Still the song we always seems to come back to and love to listen to the most is…

 

 

 

Now it’s time for you to go over to and see what Mrs.AOK had to say for the questions I came up with for her…
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