{20 Questions} Our Fifth House

Carmel is one of those bloggers that has post after post of amazing projects. Every last one is good. I’m crazy for her son’s Union Jack Headboard, and Oversized Chalkboard Calendar…but it’s her love of gold that sealed our friendship.

20 questions Carmel

What is your road trip essential snack? 

Iced coffee, dark chocolate and cashews 

You’ve been handed two free round-trip tickets…who are you taking and where are you going?
I’d love to tour Italy with my man. Neither of us have ever been.


What was your high school jam?
Snoop Dog – Gin and Juice

Would you rather have a perfect bum, or a flawless face?  
Flawless Face

What shows are you ashamed to admit are on your DVR?
Ain’t no shame in my game…….The Vampire Diaries is legit television.

What’s your ringtone?
It’s the default tone  – I know – so boring. 

How old were you when you had your first kiss? Was it meh or toe-curling?
I was 14 and it was pretty amazing.

Do you have any siblings, and if so, where are you in the birth order?
I have a half sister and half brother – on my dad’s side.  I’m the baby, but I’m my mom’s only child. 

What physical quirk were you born with?
I was born with a birthmark that looked like a bruise on my left knee.  You can’t really see it now, but when I was little it was really noticeable.

What was your first car, and did you name it?
The year was 1995, and I was rolling deep in a 1986 maroon Mercury Sable.  Everyone called it “the sable”. 

What would you request for your last supper?
A bacon wrapped filet, baked sweet potato with crumbled bacon on top and garlic broccoli with chopped bacon.   

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon w/ Red Wine Sauce  (Make for Father's Day)

Have you ever been hospitalized, and if so, what for?  
Just when I had my kids.

How tall are you? Do you wish you were taller, shorter…or are you just right?
I’m content with my short 5’3″ self.

Do you prefer to DIY or hire it out?
I like to DIY as much as I can, but I will definitely hire out for anything over my level of expertise (which isn’t very high).

What do you eat for breakfast?
I love to start my day with a good meal, but I rarely have the time to cook in 
the morning.  So I make a bunch of breakfast meals ahead and freeze them.  

Our Fifth House - chorizo & sweet potato hash - freezer meals

What would you do for a living if you didn’t need money?

I’d blog.  😉

Finish this sentence: Every room needs….
a little black.

How frequently do you wash your hair? Do you have any hair secrets or tricks?

Almost every day.  I’m not a hair person.  My hair looks like a brown mop most of the time.  

Will you leave the house without makeup?
Nope – I always have a little liner, mascara and lip gloss on…..I don’t want to scare anyone. 

You just unloaded your Halloween haul…what candy do you go for first?

Anything dark chocolate. 

 * * * * *

Okay, I’ve seen the girl in person, and without makeup…she’s stunning, and her hair is like shiny silk. We were roommates at Haven, and I think I weirded her out because I couldn’t stop staring at how gorgeous she is!!

Check out the other {20 Questions} Players:

Kristin, The Hunted Interior
Kate, Centsational Girl 

Chassity, Look Linger Love

Leave a Comment


  1. I agree–she is beautiful 🙂

    Posted 8.13.13 Reply
  2. Awww – a true friend will always lie about how great you look without make-up……so glad this friendship is the real deal. 😉

    Posted 8.13.13 Reply
  3. Andrea wrote:

    I love Carmel, and yes, she is beautiful, inside and out!

    Posted 8.13.13 Reply
  4. She's so stunning, I want to hate her. #frenemies My love for C goes way back, I heart this gal!! And default ringtone & bacon?! This makes me love her even more.


    Posted 8.13.13 Reply
  5. I was introduced to Carmel via your blog awhile back, and I've loved her ever since. SHE is gorgeous AND SO IS HER HOME! Love!

    Posted 8.13.13 Reply
  6. Carmel's home is amazing. And no, there is no shame in Vampire Diaries. That's some good television! 🙂

    Posted 8.13.13 Reply
  7. Love these 20 question posts and learning about my other favorite bloggers!!

    Posted 8.13.13 Reply
  8. Simply LKJ wrote:

    I love your 20 questions posts Cassie. So much fun getting a peek inside some of my favorite bloggers lives!!

    Posted 8.13.13 Reply
  9. Megan wrote:

    Um, she DOES have a flawless face!

    Posted 8.14.13 Reply
  10. Love these 20 questions posts! Love Carmel's blog!

    Posted 8.14.13 Reply