Friend Makin' Mondays

Friend Makin’ Mondays: Inside Your Home

As I write this week’s FMM post I find myself distracted by the Saints game, hoping that they can pull off a victory this evening.  (Yes, I write FMM posts on Sunday evenings. but you knew that, right?)

My weekend was filled with friends and new furniture.  The Suit introduced me to his friends from Florida who were visiting this weekend, and we went on a tour at the Abita Brewery Saturday afternoon.

The tour is free, and you’re invited to drink as much beer as you want for an entire hour!  I only drank two glasses because I didn’t want to drink too many calories, but we had a great time.

The rest of my weekend was spent searching for the right pieces for my new little apartment.  I still need a few essential things like a mattress and a night stand, but I’m almost ready to move in.  It’s almost time, and I’m really excited about it!

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!

Inside Your Home


1. Do you live in an apartment/condo, townhouse or house?  Apartment


2. What is your home’s coolest feature? I won’t live in it until later in the week, but I chose it because of the kitchen and the giant windows.


3.  Do you enjoy DIY projects?  If so, what are you working on now?  I made some coasters, but I’m knitting a yoga bag.  I’d like to knit a blanket sometime soon, but I’ve never tried anything that big.


4. When using the dishwasher do you use powder detergent or liquid?  I had a  lengthy discussion on this with a stranger at Sam’s earlier today which turned into a debate on the merits of Cascade verses Sam’s Club’s brand.  Who knew it could be so complicated? Ha..  I chose liquid Cascade. 🙂


5. Do you have a TV in your bedroom?  I don’t have one yet, but I plan to buy one.  I have one for the living room now, but I might grab a bigger one on Black Friday and swap rooms.


6.  Is your range gas or electric?  Electric.  I’d love a gas stove, but I can deal with using the new, pretty electric one.


7.  How often do you sweep/mop/vacuum?  As needed.


8.  What is your favorite place to shop for home furniture and accents?  Um, that’s like asking me to narrow down my favorite cupcake.  😉  If I had to narrow it down to a few I’d say Target, Pier One and Ikea.  I’d like to visit Ikea soon, but I’ll have to go to Houston, Dallas or Denver to do it.


9.  Do you decorate for holidays?  I do.  I love everything Christmas, but over the last few years I’ve started to love the fall.


10.  If you could have HGTV come in and redo one room in your home which room would you choose?  Hmmmm..My apartment isn’t very big so couldn’t they do it all?  If not, I’d have them design my living area since everyone who visits sees it.


Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments.  Happy Monday, friends!

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    October 8, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I can’t believe that I was still awake when this popped into my Google reader. Guess that’s what I get for watching baseball till all hours.

    Fun topic! Here’s mine!

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    Margi Hansen
    October 8, 2012 at 1:07 am

    The Costco detergent is very good and oodles cheaper than Cascade. Of course, you have to live near a Costco….. 🙂

    I want to see a more close up picture of the dress you’re wearing. It is long? What kind of shoes did you wear? Is the jacket from Old Navy? I have a denim jacket from Old Navy that I think I’m going to love (bought it on clearance this summer)

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    October 8, 2012 at 1:11 am

    People can’t believe it when I tell them I don’t own a dishwasher. Never have.

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    October 8, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I love liquid Cascade. I can’t stand the power stuff.
    Happy Monday!

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    October 8, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I hate leaving Pier 1 empty-handed!

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    Grace @ Grace Dishes
    October 8, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Good luck with the new apartment! It’s always fun getting used to a new living space.

    Here’s my link:

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    October 8, 2012 at 8:17 am

    fun! and here’s mine……………..

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    Eric Van De Ven
    October 8, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Here is mine:

    Stop wasting time with powders and liquids for the dishwasher. Get the Finish Powerball dissolvable blocks and put them in the silverware rack.

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    October 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Different and fun topic, I’m particularly interested in reading answers of others.

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    Evil Pixie
    October 8, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Here is my attempt…

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    October 8, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Yay for new apartments! Have a great week, everyone 🙂

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      October 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Oops – just realized my blog was set to “Private;” sorry ’bout that!

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    October 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

    The only way to make this better is for people to show their houses – I love to see other people’s places! That and I’m nosy….!! 🙂

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      October 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      That’s a good idea, Lisa! I’ll plan something like that for FMM soon!

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    October 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I love moving to new places despite all the hard work of packing and unpacking. I’m excited for you. Fun topic for today. I can’t wait to read some of the answers.

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    October 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Always look forward to Mondays for this 😉

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    Tammy Herrin
    October 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

    My favorite part of FMM:
    it gives my coffee a chance to wake me up before I start working! 🙂

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    October 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

    You must be SO excited to move in! This was a great topic and segued nicely out of my weeknd update. Hope you enjoy!

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    Bailey @ Onederland or Bust!
    October 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I’ve never owned a dishwasher, but maybe my next place will have one:)

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    October 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I love talking about my home, home decorating, and even cleaning. Great post!!

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    October 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    New to this, but here we go!

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    October 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Here are my answers:

    Have a great week, everybody!

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    Jamie @ Win,Lose or Eat
    October 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I’m a newby to FMM (and new to blogging), but I’m excited to join in!

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    October 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    here is mine – like this topic!

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    October 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Here are my answers! Can’t wait to read about others homes!! Thanks Kenlie!

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    October 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I loved this one! I’m going to try and get some more pictures added and a video shortly. 🙂

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    October 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Here’s mine 🙂 Can’t wait to read more followers answers.

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    October 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Such a fun idea! Here’s my version:

    By the way, it sounds like a visit from HGTV would be perfect timing for you. I hope you have a smooth move.

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    Friend Making Monday – Inside Your Home « Healthy A-Z
    October 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    […] your link in the comments section here and on That way we will be able to see your Friend Making Monday responses and leave a comment for […]

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    October 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm Here’s mine, better late then never!

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    October 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I love the brewery tour! I could not have had only two! 🙂

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    October 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I’m off to *meet* new friends through the links above.

    Here’s mine…I’d love to have you all stop by and visit!

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    October 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    […] today, since I don’t have a ton to talk about today.  Kenlie over at All The Weigh hosts a weekly blog link-up with a themed Q&A so you can connect with other bloggers! Sure, […]

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    October 8, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Here’s my link. Check out my husband’s (Chris) too to compare our house answers.

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    October 9, 2012 at 12:37 am

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    October 9, 2012 at 7:25 am

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    October 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit a brewery, and wow drink all you can beer 🙂 I’m new at blogging and love the idea of Friend Making Monday. Thanks for hosting 🙂
    Here’s mine :

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    Jenn L.
    October 9, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I’m a day late, so I’m extending Friend Making Mondays into Friend Making Tuesdays! Loved reading everyone’s answers!

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    Natalie @ Free Range Human
    October 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I absolutely love getting to know everyone through this. Here’s mine:

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    October 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    A day late, but here it is anyway. 🙂

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