Tag: 11 Random Things About Me

It's taken me a bit longer to get to this than I originally intended, but what else is new?  I was tagged by Hayley of The Flaxen Owl, so here goes!

1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post. 
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you’ve tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this.’ blah blah blah, you legitimately have to tag 11 people!

11 Random Things About Me:
1.  I love to cook and bake.  I like reading cookbooks for ideas, but I take them more as a guideline - I hardly ever follow recipes exactly as they're written.

2. I'm an insufferable romantic.  For books and movies and the like, I love romance and all things mushy, happy, and sappy.  Interestingly enough, in reality, I'm a lot more down to earth.  I can be a bit of a cynic, so what works for me in entertainment, doesn't necessarily work for me in real life.

3. I like to exercise.  Especially at home, where I can decide what to do myself and there's no one around to watch or get in the way, like at the gym.

4. I'm a night owl, but I'm not very good at sleeping in.  By this I mean, I'll stay up until 5 or 6am and then not be able to sleep in past 10 or so, which creates a bit of a dilemma in life.  Then I'm tired and cranky the rest of the day, which is no fun at all.

5. I'm terrified of needles.
6. I like doing crossword puzzles...but only relatively easy ones.  Obviously certain newspapers publish easier/harder ones and the only one I do consistently is the easy one that I can usually finish.  I'll struggle with the harder ones sometimes, but it's so much more satisfying to be able to finish the whole thing!

7. Caitie is technically a nickname.  My full name is Catherine, but no one calls me that, except my uncle, who refuses to use Caitie, even though I changed it when I was 3 or 4.

8. I'm pretty shy when you first meet me.  I sometimes get mistaken as standoff-ish, but really I just don't know what to say sometimes.  I wish I was someone who was open and vivacious right from the start, but it takes me a bit to get comfortable and warm up to people and then I'm a lot more fun to be around.

9. My favourite food is cheese.  There are just so many yummy things you can make with it!

10. My room looks like it's been taken over by books.  I was very into book swapping for a while and accumulated far too many books.  Now I have bookshelves and piles of books that I really need to something about.

 11. I played the violin for 12+ years.

11 Questions I Had to Answer
1. What is your dream job?
I've actually been sitting here struggling with this question for a bit now.  I'm done with school for the time being, which didn't lead to any big job or epic life plans, and lately I've been stuck trying to figure out what to do next.  To be completely honest, I'm not really sure what my dream job is at the moment.

2. One of your favourite things from your childhood?  Could be a friend, game, memory, etc.
My family dog had this thing he did where he'd run full force at you and veer off at the very last second before running into you.  I remember when we first brought him home, I was about 5, and he was bigger than me and he started doing this.  Until we realized it was just a game he liked to play, it was a little alarming!

3. Where would you love to travel?
Greece.  I don't really have a cohesive reason, but I love the water and Greece always looks so beautiful in photos.  I'd love to travel there one day. 

4. Who is your favourite character from a TV show/movie?  Why?
I love Charlotte from Sex and the City (the TV show though, not so much the movies!) There's just something about how sweet, silly, naive, romantic, and always hopeful she is that I find really appealing.

5. What prompted you to start your blog?
I'd been reading beauty blogs for a while, but I hadn't found very many that focused specifically natural and non-toxic products.  Since starting the blog, I've happily found a bunch more with similar focuses, which is awesome!

6. What is one thing you always have to have with you?
Lip balm.  If my lips get at all dry, I have a tendency to chew on them or start flaking the skin off, often without even noticing what I'm doing.  Having something on my lips stops me from doing this, so I always carry at least one lip balm with me.

7. Are you more of an indoor or outdoor type?
Probably indoors.  Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of things I love to do outdoors, but I generally spend a lot more time indoors than out.

8. What is one bad habit you have?
Procrastinating.  With school work especially, I was always the queen of the last minute essay or exam prep.  In other areas I do it a lot less, but I've still been known to put off things I really don't want to do.

9. One person you would love to meet and why?  This can be anyone in the world, past or present.
I'm drawing a complete blank on this one right now. 

10. Do you have a guilty pleasure?  If so, what?
Cake!  Which I guess isn't that guilty a pleasure by itself, but I am a big fan of dessert for breakfast :)

11. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
I've always wanted a pig.  Realistically, I'd never get one unless I had an appropriate living situation, which is unlikely to ever happen, since I kind of love the city, but ever since I was a kid, I've wanted a pet pig. 

11 Questions for the People I Tag
1. What's your favorite thing to cook?
2. Do you prefer your hair up or down?
3. What was the last good book you read?
4. Describe yourself in five words or less.
5. If you could only use two makeup products, what would you choose?
6. Do you like talking on the phone?
7. What's one thing most people would be surprised to know about you?
8. Do you exfoliate your skin?  How often?  What do you use?
9. Do you like to stay in or go out?
10. What's your favorite/least favorite non-physical thing about yourself?  Why?
11. What do you do to de-stress?

11 People I Tag
1. Turby and John
2. Vulcan Butterfly
3. Going Green Glamorously
4. Green Beauty
5. Power Femme
6. What Leira Yann Loves
7. Vintage Makeup
8. Hues N Blues
9. The Snarky Princess
10. Ma Belle Amie
11. The Green Beauty Bunny

And there you have it...I hope you've learned a little more about me!  Thanks Hayley for tagging me:)  If you end up doing this, feel free to leave a link to your post below.



  1. Great tag! I loved getting to learn more about you. :) Thank you for tagging me!

    1. You're welcome :) I hope you'll do it too!

  2. I have posts scheduled for the next couple of weeks, so I think I'll just respond to this in a comment. I hope that's ok. :)

    11 Random Things About Me:
    1. I prefer sleeping with earplugs.

    2. I've always wanted to learn to play the cello, but I've never made the effort. For what it's worth, I've messed around with my friend's before and been told that I'm a natural.

    3. I too like to exercise at home. :)

    4. It's impossible for me to get any work done until I shower.

    5. I'm a worrier.

    6. I enjoy a good graphic novel.

    7. I love being around people, and I don't really enjoy being alone unless I'm exercising, working, or napping.

    8. I will always choose tea over coffee.

    9. I've been known to force myself to eat foods that are disgusting for the sake of good health.

    10. I refuse to get into an unmade bed.

    11. My dogs are my best friends.

    1. What's your favorite thing to cook? Maybe this is cheating since there's not a lot of cooking involved, but I'm pretty proud of my ability to make hummus.
    2. Do you prefer your hair up or down? The longer it gets, the better it looks down (but the more trouble it is...so I usually end up throwing it up).
    3. What was the last good book you read? Candide
    4. Describe yourself in five words or less. I am a good friend.
    5. If you could only use two makeup products, what would you choose? mascara, lip stain
    6. Do you like talking on the phone? Nah, I prefer texting or communicating in person.
    7. What's one thing most people would be surprised to know about you? I guess anyone who hasn't seen me in person might be surprised by how tall I am- 5'11".
    8. Do you exfoliate your skin? How often? What do you use? Yes, once every other week or so. I use Karen's Botanicals Gentle Cleansing Grains, or oatmeal when my skin's feeling a little dry.
    9. Do you like to stay in or go out? I love going out, but I cannot get behind a smoky bar. Soooo I usually end up staying in and having company over.
    10. What's your favorite/least favorite non-physical thing about yourself? Why? physical: I wish my hair were either naturally darker or lighter. It's a strange shade. non-physical: Sometimes I talk myself out of taking risks that could likely benefit me.
    11. What do you do to de-stress? hot tea, soft music, and a bath

    Thanks for tagging me!

  3. Thanks for tagging me! I enjoyed reading your facts, it's fun to get to know the people behind blogs!

    1. You're welcome! That's what I like about these kinds of tags too :D