I suppose a bit of formal introduction might help to break the ice, since you may not have had a chance to check out my bio, you might not know that I’m a stay at home, work at home toddler wrangler, I mean mother, and wife to a pretty durn talented dude. But that isn’t why you’re here, now is it? You’re here because of the dirty secrets I’m supposed to expose right? Well, I suppose it’s easier just to jump right in to it then, eh?
HELLO, MY NAME IS Ashley and I am a closet Vampire Diaries fan. Damon ok, just shush. There, I said it. Phew ok, so what were we talking about? Oh yes, fun facts about me. I am a baking addict, constantly tweaking recipes to the point where I don’t even use a recipe anymore and I love just shoving things in the oven waiting to see how they turn out.
When I’m not reading I can almost always be found listening to music having a dance party with my almost three year old. Seriously, it can be 3 pm on a Tuesday with dishes and a pile of laundry sitting around and we just start trotting around the house, twirling circles and head banging. If you’ve never head banged and break danced (? is that a word?) with a preschooler, I highly recommend it. Just, maybe have some knee pads or a couple yoga mats handy.
Confession number two- I haven’t read or seen Game of Thrones. I know, I KNOWWWWWW. I even got an insane deal on the 5 book set and have access to HBO, so of course these things are on 2016’s TBD list for sure. They are simply time consuming, and my time is very limited as far as television goes, heck I just finished watching the last part of the last season of Walking Dead available on Netflix. Too many books.
This one might not be so surprising, but I am a gigantic fantasy nerd. Like, I have a Peter Pan travel notebook and every time I see a good deal on a Terry Pratchett book, I pick it up and send it along if I already own a copy. Discworld is in my top three favorite universes, along with The Dreaming and the Norse realms.
Finally I admit to you, here and now and hopefully we can never bring it up again, that I do in fact bite my nails. I have tried every known remedy and way of quitting, but after a couple weeks at most I get antsy and CHOMP, off they go. I am still working on this and ordered myself fancy lady hand lotion to make my fingers feel great but taste terrible. I have currently bitten 2 and 2 1/2s (as in 1 and 1/2 nail on each finger) in the last 3 weeks so that’s progress. My sparkly titanium and gold plated nail file should probably come out of its packaging soon.
To thank you for stopping in and reading what may be some disturbing news, I have a pretty sweet giveaway if I do say so myself. By commenting on the post and following on our social channels, One US winner will receive a mystery book and swag, a Danerys Funko Pop, and a Tinker Bell Calendar, all related to today’s post! Cool, right? And if you are International, I will substitute an ebook of choice up to $3.99 so long as you can receive it via Amazon Kindle gift:) Ends after the hop does on the Jan 14th. Be sure to stop by everyone’s blog to enter the other contests, tell me you did (I will check) and I’ll give you an EXTRA entry in to my own contest.