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: piccsy.com 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. 

3. 
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.