Tag, You’re It: 20 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I was recently nominated by Marlene from MDC Artistic Designs to participate in Blacksburg Belle’s Blog Tag to answer twenty questions relating to things you may not know about me. I accepted the challenge and decided to film my responses in an effort to truly expose the “real me,” you know, in an awkward talking-to-myself kind of way.

Check it out, get to know a bit more about me, count how many times I say “umm,” and feel free to ask or answer any questions in the comments below! See below for the questions and time stamps in case you’re just dying to hear only one of the answers. Gold stars for all who make it to the end!

Here’s what I’ll be answering:

  1. How tall are you? (00:44)
  2. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what? (00:51)
  3. What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? (01:15)
  4. What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve? (01:54)
  5. What’s your favorite song? (02:31)
  6. What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours? (03:34)
    Elisabeth Ashlie
  7. What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone? (04:00)
  8. What’s your favorite junk food? (04:32)
  9. Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? (04:50)
  10. What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books? (05:46)
  11. What’s your favorite beauty product? (06:46)
  12. When were you last embarrassed? What happened? (07:34)
  13. If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be? (08:06)
  14. What’s your favorite movie? (08:35)
  15. What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep? (09:05)
  16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? (09:32)
  17. PC or Mac? (09:56)
  18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse? (10:03)
  19. Favorite celebrity? (10:56)
  20. What blogger do you secretly want be best friends with? (11:09)
    Kate from The Small Things Blog, Lauren from Lauren Elizabeth, and Bonnie from Life of Bon

You can read more about the original blog tag here!

I have decided to nominate the following five bloggers to participate, if they’d like, so we can all learn more about them:

  1. Brynn from Brynnash – Brynn is one of the sweetest souls I’ve met via Internet. Not only does she have an awesomely REAL fashion sense, she’s also super positive and caring.
  2. Abby from Always, Abby – Abby’s blog is so refreshing to visit on a regular basis. She posts a great variety of stylish content AND she’s such an all-around genuine person to be around.
  3. Jana from Life Could be a Dream – I have a crush on Jana’s blog. She manages to post knockout content while remaining incredibly real and unafraid to be herself. I am always learning from her!
  4. Lizzie from October June – This college lady is such a pleasure to work with. From book reviews to apartment decor to inspirational quotes and essays, Lizzie’s blog is full of quality content interwoven by her bubbling personality.
  5. Kate from A Journey in Style – Kate’s blog is seriously my go-to for business casual outfit inspiration. She’s always got something new and exciting to consider and she’s also such a kind and thoughtful person to work with.

Whether you accept the challenge or not, I appreciate all of you! I wholeheartedly recommend that everyone check them out and say hello!


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Hi! I'm Marissa. I'm a twenty-something dedicated to living life positively, sharing inspiration, developing my best self, and dressing the part. You can find me diving into a good book, looking for the ideal swing dancing partner, swooning over fabulous typography, or doing something ridiculous for blog's sake.

14 thoughts on “Tag, You’re It: 20 Things You Might Not Know About Me”

  1. This was great! It was nice seeing you on video and hearing your voice! My blog pet peeve is the same as yours! Comments that aren’t genuine are the worst! My biggest non-blog pet peeve is when people say “aks” instead of “ask” or say “on accident” instead of “by accident.” Maybe its the writer in me, but it makes me inwardly cringe. My favorite junk foods are french fries and oreos! Yum! I’m so glad you mentioned Persuasion because I love that story!

    1. Aw thank you, Sara! I’m glad my voice didn’t scare you away! ;) It’s funny to hear that so many bloggers have the same opinion about fake comments–so somehow we must all ban together to put an end to it. Ohhh the “aks” thing is definitely a pet peeve too. And how can you go wrong with french fries and oreos?! YUM. Do you like double stuf (ugh get your spelling together, Nabisco!) though? Because I don’t know how people prefer the original. And yay for Persuasion! It’s just so good.

  2. Marissa, it was a joy listening to your video. Thank you for doing it! It was lovely to hear your voice. I hope we will meet someday. :). I loved learning more about you. You are such a natural. I love how I got to learn a little bit more about the people I respect and love in the blogosphere. This was a fun blog tag and truly appreciate you participating in this. – Marlene xx

    1. Thanks for nominating me and for the sweet comment! I really do hope we meet. I think it will be a special day :) These blog tags are so fun when it comes to blog friends. It makes me remember what this whole thing is all about–building connections and partnerships across the globe. xx

  3. Oh, so fun! I love that you made it into a video! I hate when bloggers are overly promotional in their own posts. I suffered from this for a while when I had sponsors which is one reason I stopped. I felt like I was constantly reminding people that they could purchase a spot and it was so disingenuous. Also, I’d totally come to your dip party. I’m in Philly so it’s totes doable.

    1. Thank you! I am glad you liked it. I think we’ve all fallen into the overly-promotional trap at some point in the blogging journey. I, too, have taken a step back from ads so that I can come up with a better solution. And YES please come visit some time! I have actually, shockingly, never been to Philly. I know, right? We’ll have to make this happen.

  4. oh my gosh i just loved this so much, marissa! i really felt like i knew you and was just chatting with you throughout this whole video! it can be so hard to answer questions rapid fire but you did such a great job and it was so fun to get to know you better through these questions. and i can completely relate to how hard it is to choose “favorites.” i think when i was younger, i used to have favorite everything but now some of those things don’t have as much as an impact or impression on me anymore as i’ve gotten older. thanks so much for taking the time to post this :)

    1. Aw I love that we had a “conversation” of sorts! I’m glad that I made it a video and even more grateful that you took the time to watch it! I would love if you’d make a fun video some time! And one of these days we will have to meet up! There’s no doubt about that. We’d have so much fun and so much to talk about!

  5. This was such a fun video to watch and I loved getting to know you better through your answers. You are the sweetest for nominating me! I will definitely be adding this to my “to-do” list. And even more importantly, thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them SO much!

    xo Always, Abby

    1. Aw thank you, Abby! I appreciate you taking the time to watch this! I know that blog tags are both flattering and maybe frustrating because it’s just another thing to add to your list, but I selfishly hope you’ll be able to get around to it :) And of course, you’re a fabulous blogger and friend!

  6. Ah!! Thanks for nominating me, Marissa! I’m definitely going to do this…probably in a video format as well, because that was so fun! I loved hearing all your answers…many of mine are going to be similar to yours (like the HP-related questions. By the way, HBP and POA are my two favorite books, too!!!). You’re just so sweet and I loved hearing your voice and seeing you in action :)

  7. Hi Marissa, I can’t believe I only just saw this post! I think something is wrong with my bloglovin’ and posts show up two days after they’ve been published. Anyway, I think it is really cool that you did a video for this! I will be getting my responses together soon, but spoiler alert: wine may also be my drink of choice :) Thanks for the nomination and kind words :)

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