Teagan's Sandbox

Life

10 Things You May Not Know About Me

Over the last several months I had gotten a lot of new followers both on Instagram and to my blog so I figured it would be fun to do this post and share 10 things people might not know about me. Friends and family I know in “real life” may or may not know some of these so either way it’s fun to share!

  1. I used to have a blog with my best friend that we started in January of 2015.

It was called 2Blonde20Somethings. This was started back before engagements, marriage and definitely before babies. So what did we blog about? I don’t even know…just life in general, recipes, crafts, trying to get healthy, and our obsession with our dogs. It was really fun but life happened and it just died. Honestly it was just for fun and we had no expectations. We always joked we would eventually have to change it to 2Brunette30Somethings anyways!

  1. I Don’t Eat Pork

I stopped eating pork about 8 or 9 years ago. The original reason was because I wanted a pet pig and it just didn’t seem right to continue eating bacon. Over the years I’ve done a lot of research and pork is not only filled with large amounts of bacteria but the cruelty that pigs endure is the worst of any meat you will eat. Really, do your own research it’s disgusting and you should stop eating it immediately. J

  1. I Am Allergic to Chocolate

Sticking with the food category…yes, I’m allergic to chocolate. I can eat things like Oreos and ice cream sandwiches because it’s very processed down but most chocolate will make me break out in hives just by putting it on my skin.

  1. I was the President of my Sorority in College

Sometimes this makes me laugh because I never saw myself as a sorority girl and I would never ever think of myself as that stereotype but honestly my entire sorority was very down to earth. We invited people to join based on personality not looks and we formed real friendships. Our national philanthropy was the Make-A-Wish Foundation and we were able to grant several wishes which was so heartwarming. While I never imagined myself being a sorority girl, it was truly some of the greatest years of my life and taught me so much. Go Chi Omega!

  1. I Figure Skated Competitively

When I was younger I competitively figure skated. It was probably the most intense sport I’ve ever done. On top of ice time we would have to take ballet, weight training, and aerobics. It was nuts…especially as a young girl. We would wake up at 3am to get to the rink by 4am then skate until it was time to go to school. Then after school we would practice again until dinner, then homework and bed. My sister and I had no personal life and I ended up quitting because my coach wouldn’t let me skip practice to go to a birthday party. She ended up having skaters go to the Olympics so I think I need to reevaluate my life choices!

  1. I’m a Huge Denver Broncos Fan

I know this seems super random but it dates back to my ice skating days. Our entire skating team spent a summer training in Vail, Colorado and I just fell in love with the team and been a fan ever since.

  1. Wasn’t Sure I Wanted Kids

This all seems so ironic now as I am writing a blog focused on motherhood but really I wasn’t sure. Cary and I did a lot of traveling prior to finding out about Teagan and I think we were okay with the idea that we would spend our lives married and traveling. We were okay either way and I truly trust the timing of my life and I know things happened exactly as they should have.

  1. I am Paranoid

I have a very specific paranoia. I have this irrational fear of being stalked, raped, kidnapped, killed, etc. Literally all of the things you watch on scary movies and dateline shows is where my paranoia lives. If I walk the dog at night, I am looking around the entire time. I get uncomfortable if I have to be home alone with a cable guy, plumber, electrician, etc. It will be a cold day in hell before you catch me sleeping in my house alone. We have a home security system yet I still have a way of getting in my own head. It’s completely irrational but I think it all stems from a really bad experience I had in college and I don’t know if I will ever be the same. It’s either that or it’s because my older sister let me watch the Scream movies with her when I was way too young.

  1. I am a Child of Divorce

My parents separated when I was pretty young and officially divorced when I was 8. I am a firm believer that you have to do what makes you happy and you should never have to stay in something that is holding you back but I don’t want Teagan to ever have to go through that so keeping our family intact is always #1 to me. A lot of good came out of having divorced parents though, the main one being that I got the best stepdad in the world who has been the main male role model in my life, the person I refer to when I say “my dad.”

  1. Summer is my Least Favorite Season

Gasp! I know. I don’t know why, I want to love summer. It just seems like the thing to do but I just don’t. It’s always so hot and humid here in the D.C. area and it’s exhausting. If you want to enjoy the outdoors you have to get out of the house super early or go out later and be eaten to death by mosquitos. I’m not a big pool or beach person; I never have been. My mom has had some skin cancer issues so I avoid the sun because of that and I also want beautiful, wrinkle free skin as I age…even if that means being Casper now. Bring on fall!

Well, there you have it…10 things you may not know about me. Thanks for following along on my journey whether it be here or on Instagram! It’s been a blast connecting with other moms and bloggers!

 

What are some things people may not know about you?

what do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • We head to the Outer Banks tomorrow morning and we are ready for some sunshine and beach time! I’m excited we have safe, clean products to bring along that not only protect our skin but also keep our sleep routine normal in a new place. On a serious note, I really do think as a whole we all try to minimize the level of what our bodies are exposed to and want to ignore that fact. That is until we are forced to pay more attention, for example, when we are pregnant or have a little one at home or get sick or someone in our family dies. Until then, we continue to burn toxic candles, clean with horrible products, eat terribly, not take quality supplements. Basically not adequately supporting our body to function at the highest level. I’ll be the first to say I ignored all of these things but I’m a firm believer that if you know better, you do better! I want everyone to have access to amazing products. I want everyone to have an oil to grab when they feel like they need some support. Starting your oils journey can be scary, overwhelming and confusing but you are worth that. Your body is worth it. Your family is worth it! And I promise, once you start it’s so.dang.easy #joinmyoilstribe
  • Yesterday was a day to say the least. Being 25 weeks pregnant and being a full time mom to a hyper, strong willed toddler is not for the faint of heart. Not to mention carrying around her 30lbs all over the place is rough on my body. Needless to say it was perfect timing to go back to @massagehope for another prenatal massage. This time I asked Karlee to focus on my mid/upper back. I didn’t realize how much tension I was carrying in that area until she started working on it. Today I feel like a new person and a recharged mama and I’m so thankful! Whether you are pregnant or just looking to treat yourself to some self care, I highly recommend @massagehope as they offer many types of massages. If you are local, please go give them a try and use discount code “Jennifer” for 10% off any massage 💆
  • Happy Father’s Day to our best guy! Everything you do is for us and you’ve made all our dreams come true. I can’t imagine doing life with anyone else and feel lucky to grow this family with you. Our babes are better because they have you💙💕 Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!
  • Happy 2nd Birthday my sweet Teagan! You are the apple of our eyes! I love you with all my heart! I hope one day we can repay you for all the joy you have brought to our lives💕 #teagankendall #happy2ndbirthday
  • This little angel baby turns 2 tomorrow and somehow when I look at her I still see this sweet newborn. Everyone told me the years were short but you never quite understand it until it’s your own baby 😇
  • The gangs all here 🌿 #gimmealltheoils #oilyliving
  • This is what 24 weeks pregnant with a toddler looks like! Happiest humans☀️ #teagankendall #almosttwo #24weekspregnant #6monthspregnant
  • Just when I think she can’t get any cooler...she does 😎 #teagankendall #almosttwo 
http://liketk.it/2w3Pk #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKkids #LTKunder50 #LTKbaby Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop this pic via screenshot