Coffee Talk

Linking up with Natalie for her weekly Coffee Talk! It always sounds like fun & I’ve never actually joined in, so I’m giving it a go this week (as I sip my coffee, of course).
Questions for this week:
 1. Let’s talk about ink: Do you have tattoos? How many?? Oh how I loathe that word (ink). Sorry. I have too many to count…they all kinda mesh together at this point. I am living proof that you can in fact be heavily tattooed & not be a creeper. I’m a very devoted mother and wife, I dress like a “normal” person, I love Jesus, I’ve never been arrested & I haven’t had a ticket in almost 10 years. I don’t listen to death metal & I don’t color my hair every color of the rainbow or look like I just walked out of Hot Topic. I’m not interested in being a tattoo model, pin up, or Suicide Girl. If you’re into that, that’s totally great for you. It’s just not my thing. In fact, I’d like to change peoples idea of what a heavily tattooed woman can look like.

And for anyone new to my blog…my husband is an amazing tattooer.
2. Let’s talk about hair styles: Bangs, do you have them, want them, or trying to grow them out? What about side bangs?  I currently have no bangs (see picture above). I’ve been growing out my hair & decided to get rid of them. I used to have side swept bangs like this:
3. Let’s talk about work: Without getting specific with a company name, what do you do? What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young? I have been a full time stay at home mom/wife for the last 8 years. This IS my job. I work 24 hours a day 7 days a week & I do it all…every bit of cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, etc. I’m a domestic goddess! I am also a licensed hairstylist & nail tech. I always wanted to do hair or something beauty related, but I found my true calling (motherhood) and decided to put the career on the back burner. I also worked as a makeup artist about 2 years ago, but it took up too much time away from my family so I quit. Maybe I’ll work outside of the home when the kids are all in full time school, but this keeps me plenty busy for now.
{Beauty school days}
4. Let’s talk about friends: Do you find it easier or more difficult to meet new friends as an adult? Do you have what you’d consider ‘blog friends’? What about IRL (in real life) friends? I have a few great friends in real life, but I hardly ever get to see them because we don’t live close by anymore. My BFF lives about an hour away, but she’s super busy with school & work and she also doesn’t have kids, so it’s gotten harder and harder over the years to find time to hang out. We get to see each other a couple times a year though & we talk & text all the time. I have a few other great friends in my hometown (about 7 hours away, where my family lives) We also talk & text regularly and I try to visit them whenever I’m visiting my family. As far as blog friends, I have 2 bloggy BFFs that I partner with for our linky party The Pinspiration Project. Amber & Sarah are awesome. We actually “met” like 5 years ago on a website called CafeMom. Even though we aren’t on CM anymore we’ve always remained friends on Facebook & through blogging and we’ve become pretty close. We talk every day via facebook and/or texting, and I seriously love them. However, I have yet to meet them in real life! Crazy to think about sometimes 🙂 
5. Let’s talk about Social media: Android or iPhone? Twitter or Facebook? I’m not a huge techy person, so I don’t really give a crap about phone brands or whatever. I’ve never owned an iPhone or any Apple product to be honest. I’m just not into all of that. I’d love to get a better phone to help me stay connected with my blogging & networking, so I’m thinking I’m going to have to bite the bullet & fork over the $$$ for an iPhone or something similar…even though I really don’t care or want to. I am loving Twitter more and more every day because all of my blogger friends utilize it more. Facebook seems like it’s dying these days! What’s going to be the next big thing?
That was fun! I might have to link up every week 🙂 Make sure to follow my blog, or find me on Twitter and Facebook. Also, leave me a comment if you are a new follower…I read all of my comments & try to 
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