20 random and useless facts about me

1.  I have HUGE feet!  In the US I’m an 11 but in Europe I’m a 42, which isn’t sold in regular stores.  I have to buy my shoes at the shop for giants and let’s just say that those shoes aren’t exactly stylish.  Thank God for online shopping!

2.  I speak 4 languages: English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

3.  I swear…a lot!

4.  My first concert was NKOTB and my fave was Jordan Knight; I totally died when he sang I’ll be loving you forever.

5.  I love country music and I also have the musical taste of a pre-teen girl (but that’s for a whole other post).  I’m into Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift (is she even country anymore?); totally predictable, I know!

6.  I love candy, like licorice, gummy bears, jujubees, jellybeans. How can you not love all of that sugar and chewiness (especially if the gummy bears are a little stale). I can’t eat just a few pieces, I have to eat it all at once and then I hate candy…for about 10 minutes.

7.  My husband and my sister are the funniest people I know.

8.  I love beauty products.  I basically have to stay away from Shopper’s Drug Mart/PharmaPlus (Canadian versions of Boots/CVS) cause I go in for bobby pins and come out with half the make-up aisle.

9.  I enjoyed 50 Shades of Grey (there I said it).

10.  I also have adolescent tastes in movies.  I love rom-coms and teen movies (how can you not like a movie about prom) however I HATE scary movies.  Some of my favorites are Dirty Dancing and Notting Hill.

11.  I LOVE CHEESE – except blue cheese.

12.  I always wanted to be left-handed and I even practiced when I was a kid but I totally sucked at it!

13.  Wine as far as I’m concerned is the nectar of the Gods.

14.  One of my favorite moments of the day is when I get into bed for the night and pull the covers all the way up.

15.  Instant coffee is my friend – especially Taster’s Choice.

16.  I only “drink” skim milk.  I say “drink” cause I don’t really drink milk however I do eat an absurd amount of cereal.

17.  I have a porcelain crown because I broke my front tooth when I was a kid.  I also have nightmares about this fake tooth just breaking or disintegrating and not being able to see a dentist for days!  Completely unsettling.

18.  Fruit roll-ups are awesome and I haven’t had them since I was 12.  I was one of those that wrapped the fruit roll-up around my finger before eating it (why, oh why?).

19.  I hate it when people walk side by side on the sidewalk and take up all the room and of course they’re the slowest walkers ever!!!  That drives me insane – move over already.  I’m a speed walker, even if I’m not in a rush.

20.  I gravitate towards anything that is fuchsia pink, it’s like an invisible force saying “buy me, buy me”.


  1. Nancy says:

    Hi Carla,

    Loving the website. A while back you had a recipe on here for lobster stew but I can’t find it now. Do you still have it?


  2. Marta says:

    Hi carla, just talked to your mom on the phone. She told me about the blog:) just love it!!!! The way you write is refreashing! !! Everthing looks great and simple!!! Miss you:)

    • Carla says:

      You’re so sweet Marta! It’s been way too long! You really should make a trip to Madrid so we can hang out and catch up. Beijinhos

  3. Maria says:

    Wow Carl, I am impressed of your blog, so profesional and organized (that’s Carla of course). I so much agree with no. 14, isn’t it the best feeling? With bare feet.
    I probably should start the knitting once more. Grandma taught me last summer, but i couldnt follow her! and perhaps videos are just easier to learn with? And I have Michaels here to buy beautiful yarn!!
    Kissesitos and hugs maria

    • Carla says:

      Maria!!!!! Qué alegría saber de tí! I appreciate your kind words about the blog. It’s very new and still a work in progress but I’m really enjoying it. You just need some patience with the knitting and knitting baby things is great because you finish so much quicker. Youtube is an endless fountain of information and the videos I posted are very easy to follow and you just have to keep playing and repeating. I’ll give you a private lesson next time you’re in Madrid! Besitos para ti y tu familia.

  4. Sara Goncalves says:

    #7 made me cry….Wishing we could laugh together again soon. You amaze me big sis…your work is nothing but perfection and I absolutely love my ‘market bag’. Thanks Car! xoxo

    • Carla says:

      I only speak the truth! We’ll just have to keep laughing via Skype until we can do it in person! XOXO

  5. Cristina says:

    Number 20. has made me feel so much better given that I just got a fuchsia purse. As for number 6. and licorice, its so nice to read that I am not the only one who loves licorice!

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