#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!


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…




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*
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.
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!
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.
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?
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…
If you love #AskAwayFriday and would like to participate feel free to 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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36 thoughts on “#AskAwayFriday W/Dean From Mrs.Aok, A Work In Progress {FINALLY}

  • @acookieb4dinner

    That is amazing about Zagg. I've never really thought about tagging companies in social media before! Clearly, I've got a lot to learn (aka watch out for an email from me soon)!

    I do a lot of combo order Christmas shopping too!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yes! I\’m still in a bit of shock! You should definitely tag companies. It helps with your exposure as a Blog as well as connecting you with possible brands and sponsors 🙂 Let me know if you need any help… 😉

  • pfchico

    I love reading these question & answer post. It gives you a great sense of who people are. I am joining you from Mommy Mondays hop. I am already a follower, just stopping by to thank you for co-hosting. 🙂

    • MrsTee Post author

      Hi!! So happy to have you join us again 🙂 perhaps you can join us for an #AskAwayFriday at some point as well? If you\’re interested let me know… 🙂 Thanks for helping make our #MondayForMoms !

  • Beth

    LOVE that you incorporated the WestJet video in your questions! I just saw it Thursday and was in tears, myself! Great questions and answers!
    My recent post Ask Away Friday with Ophelia!

    • MrsTee Post author

      All credit to Mrs.AOK…she sent it over to me with the questions. It was actually my first time seeing and hearing about it. What an amazing story of blessing and kindness. So glad you came by 🙂

  • Drea

    Enjoyed reading your answers! I'm so stuck on caramel macchiatos that I haven't tried anything else at Starbucks lol. I'm going to have to start looking at your Instagram posts so that I can broaden my tastes as well 🙂

    OMGeeeee I would be so ecstatic about that wishlist wish granted! I'm over here squealing happy for you!!

    And I think we're gonna switch Christmas up this year and lounge around, too. I'm not making a big dinner since mama is, so I might just make a big breakfast. We'll already be in our pjs for most of the day anyways.

    I so totally have to link up with you guys on Tuesdays. I do a segment sometimes on the blog called Tuesday's Tunes, but I haven't done it in a while. Perhaps I could start it back up and link it up with you ladies 🙂

    I love "Can You Stand the Rain." My husband is a big NE fan. Our wedding song was "I Found My Everything" by Mary J. Blige and Raphael Saadiq.

    Really enjoyed reading your Q&A. I'm a fairly new follower, so I'm enjoying getting to know you better through your writing 🙂
    My recent post #AskAwayFriday with Brittnei of Homemaking With Style

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thank You ! It was so much fun to finally get to switch with Dean! 😀

      Oh yes I love caramel machiatos but you must try some of the others people have helped introduce me to! Today I had a Roasted Chestnut (it\’s up on my Instagram)…it is so delish! definitely perfect for the winter season!

      Girl I thought I was gonna loose it….I felt like I was in a dream! That was such an amazing Christmas Blessing…I can\’t thank Zagg enough! 🙂

      A Lazy Christmas day is so much fun! I already have all my Christmas movies picked out to watch that day (some for us and some for Kiddies)…plus we do a bit of crafts too…this year we are making ornaments 😀

      YES! You must come visit at the #TunesdayTuesdayHop ! It is so much fun and I love being introduced to new music every week. When does your segment run? I would love to link up 😀

      Thank you again…I am glad to get to know you a bit better too!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Was that A-May-Zing??? What an awesome act of kindness (publicity or not) they made a lot of people happy that day.

      Yay!! I\’m a Starbucks junkie!!! #RedCupGangstas 😀

  • Sarah

    My favorite "Mrs" bloggers swapping, that made me so happy! How fun! That is so awesome about Zagg, how exciting!! Have a good weekend girl. 🙂
    My recent post #AskAwayFriday week 19

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks! Yes it was a bit harder to try and come up with original questions but it was also bunches of fun!

      You did? I\’m so excited!! I can\’t wait 😀

  • Sonya

    I'm going to be singing Can You Stand the Rain today. Great song, I also love If It Isn't Love by New Edition. Congratulations of getting your keyboard for free, that's awesome. I'm hoping that one day I'll be able to get some cool freebies from blogging. I'm about to read you TuneTuesday post, sounds like a fun link up.
    My recent post JCPenny Coupon $10 Off $25

    • MrsTee Post author

      Lol…isn’t great music like that? I was singing it that entire night after I wrote the post!
      Thank you I’m still in shock about that Christmas Blessing!!
      Yes please stop by and maybe you can link up with us soon 😉

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thank You! I know…I\’m still in a bit of shock on how amazing a blessing Zagg is…

      Yes, we love Christmas because it\’s that \’no pressure\’ Holiday. Please do come by we would love to \’hear\’ you at The #TunesdayTuesdayHop 😀

  • perfecttenn

    I had such fun reading your answer! You and Dean are two of my most favorite bloggers. I always enjoy you all's posts. Congrats on the Zaggdaily connection! Rock on hun!
    My recent post 5 Ways to Take Time Out for Yourself During The Holidays

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yay! I’m happy…I had such fun answering them! Aww…thank you! You are definitely one of mine as well. I definitely have you on my #BloggerBFF list 🙂 Thank you! Zagg has definitely made my Christmas 🙂

  • Gracielle from http://www.mommya-z.com

    I loved reading through this #AAF with you and Dean – I could totally sense that you are bloggy BFFs and I definitely felt the #Lovefest. OMG! I saw your wish list on instagram and commented that the Zagg keyboard is awesome. I'm jumping up and down screaming for you because that is just too awesome! Have you tried anything from the secret Starbucks menu?
    My recent post {Ask Away Friday} Questions from @ChiCityMom

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks! Dean is great an we connected kinda quickly…I can\’t believe it took us this long to swap! 🙂

      Yes!! I\’m getting my Zagg…isn\’t that crazy?!?! I was loosing it!!

      No! I\’m such a newbie I don\’t know anything on the secret menu…do you? Please share!!! 😉

  • Mrs. AOK

    Oh snap!! Listening to your song now… and it's taking me back…
    My hubby and I went old school…. a little Marvin Gaye.

    I'm so happy ZaggDaily hooked you up 🙂 You deserve to have all your Christmas wishes come true sweet lady!

    Your family seems so much like mine. We relax and enjoy Christmas day in our jambes 🙂

    Again, I'm so happy I was finally able to swap with you! I had so many more questions! I cannot wait for our East Coast meet up and look forward to attending the next G+ Hangout.


    • MrsTee Post author

      It truly was…I am still in a bit of shock. I can\’t even believe it happened. Do you know I have NEVER had eggnog?!?!?! I will have to add it to my \”Try of the Day\” list for sure…. 🙂