Hello boys and girls and Happy Friday Time!
This week flew by, which I am not in the least bit complaining about. I love sleeping in with my Bradley and my Chordie and hittin' up Starbucks for my weekly PSL. My little slice of Heaven :)
I am so excited to answer the questions some of you posted to humor me with my Q&A. They were all funny and thoughtful, and I appreciate anything that encourages me to talk about myself so here we go!
Nicki from Beautifully Awkward asked:
"What is your favorite Halloween costume? If you could wear one outfit for the rest of your life what would it be? What exercise do you hate the most?"
Well Nicki, it's going to be difficult for me to pick a favorite Halloween costume. My mom used to hand make them for me so that they were as true to form and perfect as possible. One year she made me this super gorgeous authentic-looking poodle skirt when I was a 50's girl, then another year the dress that Rose from Titanic wore when she meets Jack and was going to jump off the boat, and she's even made me a Yellow Ranger costume which was the bomb.com. But my favorite would have to be my Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz costume. I starred as Dorothy in my 3rd grade school play, and since it was around the time of Halloween I wore it to trick-or-treat as well. It was so perfect and I loved it so much. I even had red shoes that we glittered like Dorothy's and they were beautiful. My mom still has all of my costumes because she's a hoarder and because I'm her favorite child so she's pretty much held onto everything of mine.
As for the outfit I would wear for the rest of my life, that's a piece of cake. I live in Victoria's Secret boyfriend sweatpants. I have multiple pairs, and I get butterflies in my stomach when I turn onto my street after work because I can't wait to come home and put them on. Funny enough, I used to wear them daily when I was a Nanny and that was acceptable. I don't care what anyone says, sweatpants and a t-shirt are my jam.
If you know me at all, you know that I hate running. Even the thought of running makes my chest tight and I feel out of breath. When I originally lost 90 pounds I did it without ever running. Sure, I did cardio like the elliptical or walking on a sharp incline on the treadmill, but never running. I've learned that unless I'm being chased by a murderer or if I'm about to burn my popcorn, I don't need to run. And so I won't. Boom!
JC from Sweet Love & Ginger asked:
"What makes you unique? Like the characteristic that is Kayla Layla. Thing that reminds other people of you."
Physically, people remember me mostly by my hair. It's crazy long, so that tends to be the first thing people notice and the biggest thing they remember. Personality-wise, I'd like to think that my most memorable characteristic is my honesty. People come to me for my opinions on lots of things because they know I will tell them the truth. Not because I am being mean, or because I want to tear people down or hurt their feelings. But because everyone deserves the truth, whether it's about how you look in a shirt, or whether or not your boyfriend is a douche-lord. We can't see ourselves from the outside, and sometimes our judgement gets so clouded that it's hard to evaluate things as they are. I always make it a point to be there for anyone and everyone I care about, and I'm a straight-shooter when they come to me for advice. Plus, I would want everyone to be straight-forward with me as well. I don't like bullshit, plain and simple.
Also, I'm pretty freaking funny. Err'body knows that ;)
Erin from Shesabigstar asked:
"Why oh WHY are the Red Sox the best team in baseball?"
My dear, sweet, beloved Erin. I wish I could answer that question for you, but unfortunately it appears to be a trick. You see, the St. Louis Cardinals have won more than 9,300 games, 11 World Series Championships, 18 National League Pennants, 3 National League Eastern Division Titles, and 8 National League Central Division Titles. There are more than 40 former Cardinal players and managers enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Also, over the last 16 seasons, they have finished in first place eight times, won three NL pennants and two World Series while drawing over 50 million fans.
I think I rest my case :)
Katie from Katie's Semi Charmed Kind of Life asked:
"When are you and Bradley getting married and do you plan on having kids right away or do you want to me married for a while first?"
Bradley and I have set our wedding date for May 31st, 2014. God willing, we can pull off our wedding while being house and car poor at the same time. If it was up to Bradley, we would have been having kids a year and a half ago. For me, I want to do things in the "right order" and get married first. Not because I think there's anything wrong with having kids and then getting married, but because I personally was a child whose parents weren't married and I grew up with such a complex about it. I felt like a love child, and I hated that my mom didn't have the same last name as me. Honestly, I want more than anything to be Bradley's wife. I want to wear a white wedding dress, and I want to enjoy our life together as a married couple for just a little bit. With that being said, as of now I would like to start trying once we get married because I know it's going to be something of a process for me. I have Endometriosis, so conceiving and carrying a child could potentially be a challenge and I want to give myself enough time to figure out if I can do it on my own before using medical intervention. I'm going to leave the kids thing in God's hands and see what happens.
Samantha from 24 to 30 asked:
"How do you keep your hair looking so gorgeous all the time?!"
Oh Samantha, you are a girl after my own heart. Aside from the fact that everything about me is gorgeous, my hair is an entity unto itself. I've always had long hair (except for this one time, which I am feeling inspired to share with you next week once I find the picture) and it's been as much a part of me as my right arm. To keep it looking so luxurious I'll let you in on my little secret. I don't do shit with it! I don't style it, I don't put chemicals in it, I get two haircuts and colors a year, and I use a comb instead of a brush. I change my shampoo and conditioner every time I run out, and I only blow dry the outside of it enough so that it doesn't get crazy frizzy and I straighten out the ends just a bit because they tend to flip a little. Otherwise, it just sits straight as a board and refuses to curl or do anything special. I will say that I am big on conditioning because my hair gets really tangled if I don't, and because it's so long it tends to break easily. Having long hair is the perfect lazy girl hairstyle and I have it down to a science.
Rikki from Momma's Got A Dude's Name asked:
"You are walking along at the state fair and about to devour a couple three fried oreos when a fan of your blog comes running up to you screaming, "IT'S KAYLA LAYLA! HOLY FUCKING COW IT IS KAYLA LAYLA!!!!!!" This crazed fan starts asking you a million questions and all you can think of is how you can get one of these glorious deep fried cookies into your face hole. What is your strategy? Go!"
Not to toot my own horn Rikki (toot toot) but I am an excellent multi-tasker. I also happen to be a great listener. What happens when you combine these two admirable qualities? Me stuffing my pie-hold with oreos while listening to this barrage of questions. Because I'm Kayla Layla, they are already going to know not to mess with me when I'm enjoying my snacks, so they will be patient enough to wait for me to finish chewing and considerate enough to look past the chocolate in my teeth. After I finish my cookies, I would inform them that it's gonna cost them another 3 oreos plus a funnel cake to answer their questions. This of course is a great deal considering I have tens of followers who would die to get this kind of face time with me. We all leave happy and it would make a great story for everyone.
Because Rikki is an over-achiever, she also asked:
"Finish the story:
I was headed to the grocery store to get another box of chocolate Lucky Charms (dear inventor of this blessed cereal: I could kiss you right on the mouth). When I arrived at the store I saw a homeless man sitting right in front of the delightful boxes of goodness, blocking my path to deliciousness. I must have looked startled because he looks up at me and says, "Don't be alarmed Kayla Layla. I'm only here to help." Immediately, I...."
My mom always taught me not to talk to strangers. And I've seen enough shows on ID to know better than to accept any help from them either. I'm certainly not going to be rolling the dice on an apparent homeless transient who may or may not smell like urine. I'm gonna put on my "Fuck You" face, grab my cereal, and bounce the fuck out of there. Homie don't play that game.
And last, but never ever least, Holly from Where We Can Live Like Jack & Sally asked:
"Who is your favorite family member of Bradley's? Who is the least favorite?"
I see what you did there Holly Stanfield, and two can play your game. My favorite family member of Bradley's is my Fairy Blogmother Holly. She has introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging, and for that I am eternally grateful. She understands the necessity of an empty sink, and she is always the first person there when you need someone. Holly always puts other people first, and she is truly one of the most thoughtful and considerate people I've ever met. I can't wait for Thanksgiving when she and Noel and their families will be at our home to celebrate. I definitely hit the jackpot with my awesome future sisters-in-law.
As for my least favorite family member of Bradley's, my answer is ANYONE WHO IS NOT HOLLY STANFIELD!
Whew! Who knew talking so much about yourself could be so exhausting! Just kidding, I'm having a Redbull this morning to celebrate Friday-Time! My wings are back!!
I've decided that based on uniqueness, thoughtfulness, and downright dedication, the winner of my oh-so-coveted guest post will be...
Please go check out her blog right now! Wednesday she posted the most hysterical GIF's of herself and I am still dying over them. And, make sure you're tuning in next week for her guest post. I'm giving her the topic, and I can't wait to read her response :)
I hope you all enjoyed reading about what a wonderful and witty person I am. Have a good weekend, go make some wreaths or clean your house or something like us normal people do!