Friend Makin' Mondays

Friend Makin’ Mondays: Getting To Know You

Hello from New York City.  Wow..It feels so good to be back here.  This is the only place that I’ve ever felt at home, and that’s probably because it’s the only home I have ever chosen for myself.  My trip isn’t over yet, but I can already tell you that I don’t want to leave.

Now that we’re in 2012, I think it would be fun to make FMM all about getting to know each other today.  If you blog regularly, then you know how much readership changes, and I definitely want to know those of you who take time to read my blog and participate in Friend Makin’ Mondays.  That is, after all, the point of FMM.  So let’s get to this week’s topic!

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Getting To Know You

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday? I like to spend Saturdays shopping with Mom with friends.  I just like being around people that matter to me.

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.  White Collar, Suits and Necessary Roughness (Will NR be airing again?)  The folks at USA Network definitely do it right!

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them? Though I’m not crazy about the way I look, I love to be in pictures.  I take a lot of them too.

4) Why do you blog? I started blogging because I wanted to hold myself accountable and remember where I started, but now my blog is a part of me.  If someone said to me “You can’t blog anymore” I think I’d fall apart.  I love to encourage and be encouraged.

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

~ for e-tools


~ singsnap when I need a karaoke fix


~ A few different news sites.

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be? I feel really fortunate to have met so many amazing people through my blog already…but if I had to choose just one today, I’d choose either @bayareakim or @jenniferweiner.

7) List a few of your favorite snacks. Oh good grief…this list could get long…Grapefruit, Brie, nuts, bananas, shredded cabbage, Uncle Sam Honey Almond cereal, string cheese, roma tomatoes, popcorn, etc.

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind? No, but I want a dog again someday…

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without? iPhone, computer, sneakers

10) What’s your favorite drink? Topo Chico mineral water with a splash of fresh lime juice.

11) Do you enjoy cooking? I enjoy baking more and cooking for two or more…

12) Do you have children? No, but maybe someday?

13) What are your favorite hobbies?  crafting, in general – knitting, making pretty things, painting, etc.  I also like to sing.

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing? I’m pretty outgoing.

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change? I’d change exactly what I’m changing…I’m working one day at a time to turn myself into the healthy, well-rounded person I want to be.

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress? I am in serious lust with Matt Bomer from White Collar. Not only is he a good actor, he’s also gorgeous, smart and from Texas.   It doesn’t get much better than that…

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?  I’m in New York, and the week isn’t over so I’ll get back to you on that. 😉

18) Do you live near your family or far from them? Well, my sister, mom and dad all live in different states so no matter where I live, I live far from most of them.   I’m thankful, however, that I get to see them pretty often (even though it’s not as often as I’d like.)

19) List three of your talents. Singing, getting my point across, being creative.

20) What is your greatest attribute? I don’t give up.

Now it’s your turn to share your answers.  Don’t forget to come back here and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday!


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    January 9, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Yay, I was on when you posted, so I actually remembered to do it this week (oftentimes I get busy and somehow lose it in the shuffle)…

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    January 9, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Hi Kenlie,

    I am new to your blog and I love your open honesty and transparency! Well done too on your tremendous achievement of losing 100 pounds – and yes! It is a huge achievement!
    I too am on a path to change how I live and to get healthier. I have a blog, but it doesn’t focus on weightloss, but our journey healing our little boy of autism. So I am not sure I qualify for your FMM? Either way – I love your blog and look forward to reading more and journeying with you!


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      January 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Hi Liezel and welcome!

      FMM is for everyone so feel free to take part anytime. =) Thanks for being here!

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    January 9, 2012 at 8:51 am

    WOW this was a bit harder than I thot! But great questions!

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    January 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Great questions! Have so much fun in New York!

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    January 9, 2012 at 10:31 am

    That was fun! Nice to “meet” everyone!

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    January 9, 2012 at 10:37 am

    awww thanks Kenlie. I’m so honored to be one of your lunch picks. Heading to work now, but I’ll be back later to post my link. Have a great day in NYC!!

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    January 9, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I’ve been looking forward to this all week 🙂

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    Carbaholid Mama
    January 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

    This is such a great idea! So excited to check out everyone’s posts and blogs!

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    Carbaholic Mama
    January 9, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Great list! Can’t wait to read everyone’s submissions 🙂

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    January 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    After following many blogs for quite some time I finally started my own a few weeks back! This is my 1st FMM and I’m excited to be a part of it 🙂

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    January 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Hello and I hope everyone has a happy monday!

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    January 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Some of these questions were more difficult than I thought! Great topic though!

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    January 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Woohoo, this is fun! Thanks Kenlie.

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    January 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Fun questions!! I’m jealous that you’re in the Big Apple!

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    Nina Patricia
    January 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    love the questions, can’t wait to read the rest of the posts.

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    January 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Happy Monday Kenlie!

    Here’s mine!

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    January 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Have fun on your trip!

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    January 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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    January 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm Here’s mine! Some of these were a little tough to answer.

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    January 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I hope you have a fabulous time in NYC. That’s definitely on my list of Must See’s.

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    January 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I always want to do this, but I’m not sure that I can because I have a regular weigh-in post on mondays.. can I do this on tuesdays instead or is that “too late”?

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    January 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Have been thinking about you and hope your spirits are up and you’re taking good care of yourself. Here are my answers.

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    January 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Here’s me… Just started back up on the blogging after a couple months’ hiatus. Glad to see everybody.

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    January 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I’m pretty much offended that you didn’t pick me for lunch. Kidding, kidding.

    I wish I could sing…super jealous about that talent.

    Sorry it took me forever to post…my internet went down!!

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    January 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    My friend Regan always does these – thought I’d join in the fun!

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    January 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Mine’s up…better late than never.

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    January 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I had so much fun doing this one!

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    Blair Lieber
    January 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm


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    January 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I have wanted to participate in FMM for a few weeks, well, since I stumbled across your blog…and I’ve finally found a Monday with time to sit down and join in the fun! Thank you for doing this and for being so open and honest!


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    January 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    My first time taking part in FMM! Here are MY ANSWERS

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    January 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    This was so fun! It is my first week participating, and I loved the questions. I really enjoy your blog and your honesty.

    Here are my answers:

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    Ima Bovine
    January 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    So fun! Thanks for doing this Kenlie.

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    January 9, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Thanks for always posting these – they are such a great way to start the week!

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    January 9, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    whew! what a crazy busy day at work today. here’s my link:

    Can’t wait to read everyone’s answers!

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    January 9, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Oh good, I needed a topic for today:


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    January 10, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Jumping in at the tail end of the day :)….thought it was time I participated after reading several.

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    January 10, 2012 at 4:05 am
    I’m new to WordPress and hope that I followed these instructions right. Please forgive me if I didn’t. Peace and Love.

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    January 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

    First link up!

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    January 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

    What a great idea, love it. Hope I did it correctly on my blog. 🙂
    Your other posts are well written, but quite interesting to read and look forward to reading more! Thanks

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    January 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    This is my first time to participate in FMM … what a GREAT idea. I found it via Kim at Forty is (the new) fabulous. Here’s my post:

    I am heading to work now but will check back in later and visit some new friends!

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    January 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I really love reading the FMM posts. Here’s mine, late as usual.

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    January 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Great topic this week!

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    January 17, 2012 at 12:38 am

    oooh, i’m late to the party but here is my post!

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