The 411

Every now and then you run across a link-up announcement that gets you giddy. Not only is it an optimal way to meet new bloggers, it's a great way for current readers to get to know you better.

So, when Becky announced her Blogger 411 link-up I started prepping my Q&A. You see, even when you've been reading a blog for months {maybe even years} there's always little details about them you just don't know. 

To everyone stopping by from Becky's blog, Welcome! If the 411 below tickles your taste buds, hop on over to the "Meet Me" and "Our Story" tabs above for more juicy info. 

1. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?
Anne Hathaway. I'm sure she's be honored. Yeah?
Source: via Erin on Pinterest

2. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
My blogging story has had quite the revolution over the last four years. I first began back in college as a gossip blogger. A site I loved was looking for writers and I thought, why not me? Next thing I know, I'd been blogging for them for over a year. 

Like the seasons of life, blog realities change too and the gossip scene just wasn't for me. In the midst of some insane life changes, I began a new blog, one just by me. A Food Blog. Three months into being a food blogger, a positive pregnancy test altered my appetite big time and I couldn't fathom the idea of being in the kitchen much less concocting recipes. This led to a 9-month sabbatical from blogging. 

Soon after welcoming Jack into our lives, I couldn't ignore the blog-shaped hole in my heart. And so it began, The View From 510. Er, well, if you've been here a while you know I started this lil home of mine on the inter webs as Confessions of a Magnolia Mom. Again, seasons change and sometimes so do names. For now, The View From 510 it is. This time I think I'm here to stay. 

Where have you traveled?
I've been blessed to travel many places both domestic and international. Visit this post for a little more insight to my travels!

4. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?
I began my undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama as an Interior Design major. I knew it was the school for me the moment I stepped foot on campus as a Senior in High School. But if you know our love story, you know I moved to Brandon's city after a year of long distance dating. 

This meant saying goodbye to Bama and hello to Middle Tennessee State University {MTSU}.

It was at MTSU that I finally found my major, journalism. While MTSU doesn't quite measure up to Bama, I loved my years in journalism school. Both universities are experiences I wouldn't trade.

But Bama? It kinda sticks with you. Roll Tide!

5. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

I'd go all cliche and buy me and the hubs new cars. Because after that I'd get way too responsible with the money. You know, student loans, college fund for Jack, buying our forever home and paying it off and lastly giving my mom a chunk of the money as thanks for all she's done for us over the years.

6. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?

Miller Lite. Wine. Diet Coke. Water. In that order. 

7. Show us a picture from High School or College.

Freshman year at Bama headed out for a night in T-Town with pledge sisters. 

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
Reality TV, blogging and a bottle of wine. At this point in life, it doesn't get much better.

9. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
Italy. Wait, all expenses paid? Then we'll just go with Europe. 

10. What day would you love to relive again?
You'd think I'd say my wedding day, but no. My choice? The day Brandon and I met. The second time around I'd know to remember more details from that night!

11. Show us the most current picture of you or you and your family.
12. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?

I'm going to combine these last two.... 

Five years from now, I see us as a family of four rather than this:

I see me in the midst of earning another degree. 
I see Brandon at a new job, no idea what though. 
I see us continuing to pray for strength and patience in marriage and parenthood.
I see my sweet baby far older than I'd like to imagine.
I see us growing in love. And as long as I've got that, I'm happy. 


  1. Oh, I love that picture of the 3 of you! And I loved reading your answers even though I've been around for a while :)

  2. I had no idea you went to AL for college and were an Interior Design major...very fun! Love this post.

  3. Ha ha I love your drink order...and I had no idea your major was Interior Design! Loved learning more about you!

  4. Wine and Miller Lite? Well by golly I think we could be drinking besties. Love getting to "know" you even better!

  5. I love everything you wrote, Reality TV, WINE...We might be meant to be hahah!

  6. Being almost 9 months pregnant and obsessed with reality TV, blogging and wine sounds absolutely amazing right now! I'll have to settle with my Teen Mom and Sunday night's episode of Big Brother with some Nutella instead :)

  7. I knew you had family in middle TN but I somehow missed that you guys both went to MTSU. Such a small world. Loved reading this!

  8. Thanks for being my 50th follower! Super excited. Your family is your recent picture. You have a beautiful blog and I'm looking forward to following along. Oh, but I do have to add a little "Go Blue" for this upcoming football season. :)

  9. I just love these types of posts...its so fun to read everyone's answers:) and a trip to Europe, uumm...yes, please!! LOVE the pic of the three of you!!

    Hope you're having a great week!

  10. The last question was one of the hardest for me! Like you, It's so hard to imagine my little one 5 years from now. I just can't picture my sweet girl as a 6 year old! But I'm sure the time will fly by, just like it always does!

  11. Thanks for the follow :) Your blog is so cute! I'm looking forward to following you back!

  12. You are too cute! And what an adorable family you have! Yaay for Anne Hathaway! :)

    Stopping by from Blogger 411.. thanks for stopping by my blog as well! :)

  13. I love your family picture!! Anne Hathaway is a great choice!

  14. So you had to go and muck up a great post with all of that Alabama business! :) Kidding. How many days until football season? Too many! I didn't know your blogging past so that was interesting! And in 5 years our kids will be way too big!

  15. Adorable family! new follower from the link up!

  16. you have such a cute family!! and it's crazy, but i've been reading your blog for a while and somehow wasn't following you :( fixed that!

  17. I love this post! It's so interesting to hear all about you:)
    Your family is seriously so cute, and I bet houndstooth looks really cute on jackson!

  18. Roll Tide! I had no idea before reading this post that you attended Bama! I spent almost three years there myself, only to return back to STL after some family issues came about. Can you believe all of the national championships Alabama athletics won this past year! It's great to be a Bama fan for sure!


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