Old School Blogging – July Edition

Yay! Another Old School Blogging meme! These really are a lot of fun and so very easy to do…. are you joining in on the fun? You should.


This month Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life and Allison from Writing, Wishing, her co-host for July, are challenging everyone with lists of 5. Easy peasy… lists have to the easiest thing to do, right?

List of Fives Meme

Five Things I Have a Passion For
1. Chocolate – do I really need to say more?
2. Cooking/baking – this is one of the things that relaxes me. I don’t know what it is about cooking and baking that does it but it does and if I could I’d own a bakery or small cafe.
3. My family – all of my family is important to me. My parent, my husband, and of course my kids.
4. Reading – this has to be one of my absolute favorite past times and can read for hours on end.
5. Social media – I love what social media has done for me, how it’s changed the way I think about the internet, and how it’s brought new friends into my life.
Five Things I Would Like to do Before I Die
1. See all of my kids happily married & a house full of kids.
2. Travel
3. Bake for a living
4. Take a week long vacation somewhere gorgeous with only my husband
5. Own my dream home – this one is the long shot for sure!
Five Things I Say A Lot
1. No
2. What in the world are you doing?
3. What did I just say?
4. What do you want for dinner? – the question that never gets answered but they’ll complain if it’s something that they don’t like.
5. What?
Five Books and/or Magazines I Have Read Lately
1. Birthright – Nora Roberts
2. Beautiful Creatures -
3. The War Brides Club – Soraya Lane
4. Eating Well
5. How to talk to girls at parties – Neil Gaimen

Five Favorite Movies (maybe you’ve seen them Five times…)
1. Wedding Singer
2. 16 Candles
3. Breakfast Club
4. Lord of the Rings
5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s/Roman Holiday
Five Places I Would Love to Travel
1. Scotland
2. Italy
3. Greece
4. Grand Teton National Park
5. Yosemite National Park
Five People I Invite to do this Meme
1.  Jill
2. Liz
4. Lizz
And just for good measure….
7. Emmy
Okay, so maybe I didn’t follow the rules very well but I didn’t want to leave people out and I couldn’t stop at just 5 so 7 seemed like a good compromise.
Aside from that I was wrong.. it wasn’t all that easy because thinking about 5 things that you want to do before you die is hard. It’s something that I really haven’t given much thought to either.
Okay, enjoy your Friday and the weekend!
26 Responses to Old School Blogging – July Edition
  1. Kristen
    July 12, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    So, we need to hang out and watch your fave five movies (because I love them too) and eat all of the things you are passionate about cooking/baking. Sounds like a great day to me!!!

    • Jackie
      July 12, 2013 | 2:04 pm

      You know what… that does sound like a pretty good day! Are you going to BlogHer?

  2. Katie Sluiter
    July 12, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    Come back for me. I can’t pay you in money, but I can pay you in the number of food comas you put me in.

    Yeah, that’s not worth it, is it?

    Also I love how all the moms have a similar trend to what they say all the time. I ask about food too…with no answer given. Sigh.

    • Jackie
      July 12, 2013 | 2:03 pm

      It’s a universal mom thing… we have all been saying the same things for year and year I think!

  3. Beeb
    July 12, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    The five things you say a lot is cracking me up! Loved this Q&A. I want to go to Italy too!

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:25 pm

      I would love to go there for at least a month and just tour the country and try all sorts of foods & wine.

  4. Andrea Kruse
    July 12, 2013 | 4:14 pm

    Hmmm… as a Mom I seem to say those same 5 things. Add “stop it” to the list and that is basically my daily vocabulary. And yes, chocolate would make my top also.

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:13 pm

      Yes! Stop it and once in a while dammit…

  5. Crystal @ Surviving a Teacher's Salary
    July 12, 2013 | 6:03 pm

    Wedding Singer…. def old school LOL :)

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:15 pm

      And an awesome movie too!

  6. Hanan
    July 12, 2013 | 6:18 pm

    We have so much in common!

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:17 pm

      I’ve noticed the same thing when reading some of the others who linked up for this meme!

  7. Shop with Me Mama
    July 12, 2013 | 7:05 pm

    haha! I say no wayyyy too much too! Love the list!

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:22 pm

      There are so many other things that I could add to the list… it’d go on and on!

  8. Kerri
    July 12, 2013 | 7:27 pm

    Great learning more about you! Fun idea!

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:19 pm

      Thanks! Join in… it’s every month and there is a new prompt!

  9. Maureen@ScoopsofJoy
    July 12, 2013 | 10:39 pm

    OMG, I love the Wedding Singer, I even had the song somewhere lol!

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:11 pm

      I need to buy it… I don’t know why I haven’t yet. I do have 50 First Dates though.

  10. Jessica
    July 13, 2013 | 8:45 am

    Fun! Loved reading your top 5′s and now you have me thinking about mine! LOL!

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:11 pm

      Are you joining in??

  11. Rebecca Flansburg "Franticmommy"
    July 14, 2013 | 6:13 pm

    Love this! I haven’t done a meme in AGES. I need to get back on track!

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:11 pm

      These are a lot of fun and they’re just once a month. Join in!

  12. Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com
    July 14, 2013 | 8:05 pm

    Wedding Singer, great movie. It’s raining here in sunny Florida today and there is an Adam Sandler marathon on FX. My love adores him so I watched Wedding Singer just a few hours ago. Love the music.

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:10 pm

      An Adam Sandler movie marathon?!? That would be amazing! Enjoy.

  13. Alison
    July 14, 2013 | 9:40 pm

    Right now, I only ask my husband what he wants for dinner, the kids get what they get ;)

    • Jackie
      July 14, 2013 | 10:18 pm

      I wish that it were that easy here but with older kids they want a say in it too… sometimes I don’t ask anyone and just make what I want!

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