Girl Behind the Blog – 25 Fast Facts!

Who knew that my January would lead to a boom in buyers hitting the real estate market?! For the most part this winter has been fairly mild and this has contributed to me being much busier than I have been in years past. This is a good thing for the most part, but unfortunately it has come at the expense of my blog.

Despite the fact I haven’t had much time to create a lot of posts, I have been able to be active on Instagram. If you aren’t following me already make sure you do so here.

Although, I’ve only been blogging/Instagramming for about 3 months, I just hit 1000 followers on Instagram, which probably doesn’t seem like that much, but it is a big deal to me! I am aware of people who have been blogging for years and have less followers than that, so I am so grateful for all of those who have chosen to follow me and my blogging journey!

Because I have a whole bunch of new followers I decided to write a quick post with 25 fast facts about me so you get to know me a little better!

CoCo headshot

  1. My given name is Colette, but I am referred to as CoCo for short. I’ve been known as CoCo for as long as I can remember, and it is too hard to go by my given name now.
  2. I am in my mid 20’s.
  3. I work as a real estate agent.
  4. My boyfriend Daniel and I bought our house in May 2014.
  5. Our house wasn’t necessarily a fixer upper, but we have been making it our own, which makes it feel like it was one!
  6. I favor grey tones over browns.
  7. I’ve always wanted a house with only black and white decor, paint and tile, but haven’t found the house with the right architecture to do it.
  8. I am biased towards Apple products.
  9. I have an obsession with gold. My Macbook and iPhone are both gold, and when I complete my office most of my decor will be white with gold accents.
  10. My favorite stores for decor are Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, and West Elm.
  11. I go to Target at least 1 time a week.
  12. After listening to her Podcast Straight Up with Stassi, I’ve decided Stassi Schroeder is my spirit animal.
  13. Malcolm Gladwell is my favorite author.
  14. Paris is my favorite place in the entire world.
  15. I could binge watch crime related shows all day long. Some personal favorites are SVU and Criminal Minds.
  16. Fresh flowers and candles are must-haves in my home.
  17. My dog, Riesling, was named after the wine Daniel and I drank on our first date.
  18. I love fast food and eating out, and I have no shame about it.
  19. My favorite movies are Bridesmaids and Mean Girls
  20. I use a Nikon D60 and a 35 mm lens to shoot most of my photos.
  21. My favorite thing in my house is my Pottery Barn Cozy Cable Knit Throw found here.
  22. If Daniel would let me we would buy a house and remodel it every two years.
  23. My favorite quote is “She believed she could, so she did.”
  24. My dream house is Rachel Parcell’s from Pink Peonies.
  25. Some of my favorite blogs include Fashionable HostessCupcakes and CashmereGal Meets Glam, and The Everygirl.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know a little more about me! Comment below with any other questions you may have!

xoxo,

CoCo

 

27 Comments on Girl Behind the Blog – 25 Fast Facts!

  1. Rebecca Hicks
    January 12, 2017 at 6:18 am (3 years ago)

    I love posts like this! And girl I am right there with you. SVU and Criminal Minds are two of my all time favorite shows! I’ve watched all the seasons of both shows, as well as CSI and CSI NY. I wish there were more crime related shows out there!

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  2. Lisa
    January 11, 2017 at 9:50 pm (3 years ago)

    I loved reading this! So cute you named your dog after wine from you date! I also love Mean girls and wish I had Rach Parcell’s house lol.

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  3. Susannah
    March 19, 2016 at 3:02 am (4 years ago)

    How awesome! I love learning more about bloggers! <3<3<3

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  4. Allie
    February 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm (4 years ago)

    What a fun post. After reading all your facts, I feel like we would make great friends, since over half of your answers would have matched mine! Not going to lie, I love that you named your dog Riesling. I may need to borrow that for my next puppy…;)

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  5. Erin @ A Welder's Wife
    February 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm (4 years ago)

    I enjoyed this post! I am the same way when it comes to crime shows! I love Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, and NCIS, but don’t ask me to choose a favorite 😉

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  6. Heather
    February 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm (4 years ago)

    I love these types of posts! It is so fun to get to know the blogger behind the blog. Riesling is one of my favorite wines, I think it is cute you named your dog that 🙂

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  7. colette @ restyle it wright
    February 23, 2016 at 2:36 am (4 years ago)

    OMG! How did I just realize we have the same NAME spelled the same WAY!! Ahhhh!
    Also, check your instagram 😉

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  8. Amanda Love
    February 20, 2016 at 8:17 pm (4 years ago)

    OMG seems like we have so much in common. While I’ve been a homeowner much longer I’m partial to black and white decor as well. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma, West Elm and Home Goods. World Market is great too. I also go to Target at least once a week lol and can never leave with just the 1 thing I went in to get. 🙂

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  9. Nickely Challenged
    February 10, 2016 at 11:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I think we have a lot in common. It was so nice learning about you. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Taylor
    February 4, 2016 at 10:44 pm (4 years ago)

    My boyfriend (whose name is Daniel too!) has to physically talk me out of going to Target, if not I would go more than once a week! It helps that we live in Washington, D.C. and It’s a hassle to get there!

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  11. KatyRose
    February 4, 2016 at 7:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Love these little snippets to learn more about you! Always so fun to get a different and fuller picture of the person behind the blog. – Katy

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  12. Denita
    February 3, 2016 at 3:36 am (4 years ago)

    Great idea! Glad I’m not the only person who loves Apple products, Riesling, and Paris!

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  13. Daniela
    February 3, 2016 at 1:28 am (4 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, YES! I have not listened to her podcast, but I am obsessed with Vanderpump Rules … love that Stassi has returned 🙂

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    • admin
      February 3, 2016 at 1:38 am (4 years ago)

      You have to start listening to it! At minimum listen to the 2 episodes with her boyfriend Patrick. They are so awesome together I love it.

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  14. Autumn
    February 3, 2016 at 1:01 am (4 years ago)

    Fun getting to know you better!! We have been in our first home for about 2.5 years and it is amazing how much you end up growing into your home. We have lots of little projects too, but the big one was our yard. I think being a real estate agent would be fun and I can’t go to Target too often or I will blow ALL my money haha!

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    • admin
      February 3, 2016 at 1:39 am (4 years ago)

      Being a real estate agent is fun! But it is a 24/7 kind of gig but it’s totally worth it for me!

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  15. Izabela
    February 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely post. I also have an obsession with crime TV series. I could watch them all day.

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  16. NYG@NaughtyYogaGirl.com
    February 2, 2016 at 6:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Ooh – loved reading your facts … what a great idea! I love learning about the people behind the blog – I think I need to incorporate this into my blog, too. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    • admin
      February 3, 2016 at 1:40 am (4 years ago)

      Do it! I’d love to get to know you a little better!

      Reply
  17. Idaintyit
    February 2, 2016 at 6:22 pm (4 years ago)

    This is a great idea. so lovely to get to know a bit about you

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  18. Lindsey
    February 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this idea. A great way to get personal with your readers.

    Reply
  19. laci
    February 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Loving learning about the girl behind the blog your quote and camera is def my favs

    Reply
  20. Leslie
    February 2, 2016 at 4:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi there, it’s nice to meet you! That is is a huge accomplishment for 3 months. I love posts like this, I think they are so much fun.

    Reply
  21. Cliona
    February 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely to get to know you – I also really loved your Christmas decor posts. And I’m delighted to see that you think candles are a must – as a candle maker, that makes me very happy!

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    • admin
      February 3, 2016 at 3:32 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks for all the love!

      Reply
  22. Alix Maza
    February 1, 2016 at 7:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Love your style! Glad I found this blog!

    Reply
    • admin
      February 3, 2016 at 3:32 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks so much!

      Reply

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