2. Who is your style icon? I can’t afford an icon – I have Fifth Avenue taste but a TJ Maxx and Marshall’s budget. I attempted the whole Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw look but I dont’ have her amazing hair or body. For the most part I just looked sort of Punky Brewster, especially since I couldn’t boast Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blahnik shoes. And having your grungy off-white, supposed to be white, Maidenform bra strap exposed just isn’t that sexy. I am a firm believer in dressing appropriately for the occasion, which means that you won’t see me showing up to a PTA meeting in high heels and a halter top, but you also won’t see me parading work-out wear and running shoes if I haven’t just come from the gym. I think for the most part I really idolize Audrey Hepburn‘s timeless and classic, girl-next-door style. What’s not to love about a 40 year partnership with Hubert de Givenchy? Sorry to burst your bubble girls, but fitted stretch pants, striped t-shirts and ballet slippers are not a new rage.
3. What is your favorite quote? “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received? Recently a friend just said to me, “It is always such a pleasure to be around your children. They are a true joy.” Although it was a compliment about my children, I couldn’t help but feel a bit of pride for knowing that I am their parent. I’m never really sure how they act at other people’s houses. Do they leave clothes all over the floor, dishes on the counter or roll their eyes when asked to do something? Perhaps I’ve drilled into their heads enough respect for others that when they leave this house they actually use those lessons (or else I’ve instilled enough fear of the consequences if they don’t).
5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now? The current playlist on my IPOD is my running playlist, and I LOVE this music. Every song on this list has been chosen because the beats-per-minute keep me moving at a steady pace. Some of the songs are empowering, while others are just angry girl music, but for the most part they all share a similar genre of Indie Rock. Here’s my TOP 5 favorite songs on my list:
- Walcott by Vampire Weekend
- Sugar, We’re Goin Down by Fall Out Boy
- Young Adult Friction by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
- Don’t Haunt This Place by Hometowns
- Little Sister by Queens of the Stone Age
*Oh, and here’s one more: The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
6. Are you a night owl or a morning person? It’s not that I am cranky in the morning. I actually can get my butt up if necessary and function (caffeinated preferably) but I really am a night owl. Even though I am home alone most of the day, I still seem to be more creative into the wee hours of the night. The older I get, however, it gets harder to keep up the pace. Perhaps it is guilt that drives me to neglect my writing or scrapbooking during the day. I feel like I should be using the daytime hours to play house. Balance – it’s all about finding balance.
7. Do you prefer dogs or cats? Hmmm – do I really need to answer this one? If you are new here, then I’ll let it go, but most definitely a dog person. If you need more proof than my word, just do a search on my blog for: dog, Luna, or Chelsea and see what you come up with.
8. What is the meaning behind your blog name? You can check out the “About My Blog” page to see how I described the meaning when I first started my blog a little over six months ago, but I think it has really evolved already in such a short amount of time. My blog title represents my life – your life – all our lives. There are days that we wish we could just crawl back in bed, put on our favorite pajamas and take a break from it all. Then there are days that we are thankful to be home, in our pajamas, enjoying the little things with our families. When I think of pajamas I think of my children as babies coming home from the hospital in their freshly washed onesies, I think of flannel footies on Christmas morning, I picture princess nightgowns and slumber parties. Pajama Days remind me to not take life too seriously and prioritize. I begin each day taking off my pajamas, and I finish each day putting them back on. It is a never ending cycle, book-marking everything that happens in between for the rest of my life.
Okay, now I have sufficiently procrastinated long enough to miss any chance of getting to a Jazzercise class on time. I must admit though, I still think it was time well spent. Thanks for the prompt Conflicted Mean Girl. I look forward to reading anyone else’s answers. Be sure to post it in the comments or I won’t know you participated!