Hey everyone! I’ve been getting lots of great questions from you- and I’m so happy you want to know more! Today, I’m answering some of the most frequently asked questions below- but if you have others, drop them in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer!
Let’s get started…
HOW DID MIKE AND I MEET?
Mike and I met back in 2013 while we were both going to school in College Station, Texas. We met through our roommates who knew each other and soon introduced us… and we hit it off right away! You can read more about our love story —> HERE!
HOW WAS IT MOVING FROM TEXAS TO FLORIDA? DO YOU EVER MISS TX? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT FL?
Moving from Texas to Florida has been quite an adventure, that’s for sure.
After Mike got drafted, our initial move to Tampa was quick and we didn’t really have time to look around for a place to live. I basically found the closest, most decent apartment I could find near the facility and shortly after we moved in.
I brought everything I could from my college apartment to help us get started and since then (in 2014) we have lived in three different places. And who knows, we may eventually buy a home there since we will be continuing our time in Tampa- which I’m so proud of my husband for! For those of you that don’t know, Mike has recently agreed to an extended 5-year contract, so we are very excited to be staying in Tampa!
It’s easy to love Florida! It’s so beautiful and you can go to the beach or be outside in the sun pretty much year round-and especially with kids, I love that. I also love the friends that we have made there and all the experiences we’ve had so far.
Florida will always have a place in our hearts… BUT TEXAS IS HOME.
We love Texas and try to shoot home whenever we get the chance. We live in Texas the entire off-season in our first home we recently purchased, so no matter where we play, we will always end up back here… and this will always be our home.
ANY GOOD SKINCARE TIPS?
I will say that I’ve been learning so much about skincare lately and have had fun trying different products and techniques. But, one of my best tips is to make sure you’re definitely drinking lots of water and watching what you’re putting into your body as far as your diet. It’s a bigger deal than most people think it is- plus, it helps to keep your stress levels down!
Another tip is to make sure you’re taking off your makeup before going to bed and exfoliating at least two times a week for fresh, glowing skin!
PS: I did give more of my favorite tips + tricks that you can read —> HERE!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AND WHAT YOU MAJORED IN?
I went to Blinn Junior College for almost two years. It was the best two years of my life and I met some amazing people that are still lifelong friends to this day.
I initially majored in psychology and wanted to be a counselor because I love giving advice and helping others!
Eventually, I decided to take a break to really figure out what it is that I wanted to do and with all the transitions going on in my life- from being a wife and now a mom (and constantly being in between states)- I’m still trying to figure it all out.
I have many interests though, such as: real estate, interior design, fashion design, etc.- so we’ll have to see where that all takes me!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING A MOM? HOW DO YOU BALANCE FAMILY LIFE AND NFL LIFE?
My favorite thing about being a mom is having a bundle of joy that makes me so excited to get up every day… even if it is super early and I need all the coffee I can get to function!
I love teaching her new things + watching her explore the world as she grows up right before our eyes! It’s literally the best feeling in the world!
Luckily, in the NFL we get an off-season where we get all the free time we want for a few months to spend our time with family. Mike gets to be home and enjoy that with us, which is great because during training camp and football season it gets a little harder to get that time together.
I do most things on my own on a daily basis, like chasing around a toddler all day and getting done the many things on our to-do list. When Mike comes home, he’s clearly tired after a long day, so I have to be that supportive mom and wife throughout that time! It’s all a balancing act, but I love it and wouldn’t trade it for the world!
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A WIFE TO AN NFL PLAYER?
So this was the number one question I received from you guys when I asked for your questions! I would really love to do a whole separate post on what it’s like to be married to a professional athlete… and all the different things that go on that no one sees.
It’s more than just football games, cool events, big houses, and fancy cars…trust me!
I won’t lie… it definitely takes a strong-minded woman to be married to someone who puts their life on the line for our entertainment or to someone who people call “famous” all the time… it’s still a crazy thing for me!
Of course, his job and our life is a blessing, but what you see on WAGS is so far from Mike & I’s lifestyle that we’re ALWAYS laughing when we watch those shows! Seriously, it’s such a joke… but totally not hating on anyone, that’s on them!
Anyway, I would love to save this for a more in-depth post later, so stay tuned for that!
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN BLOG?
I started my blog in hopes to get my voice across and talk about things that I love… like this outfit above!! It’s a great way to document the cool things that happen in my life, plus it’s a place to watch myself grow as a wife, mama, and woman in general!
I have wanted to start one for over a year and finally decided, why not? JUST DO IT!
That was the hardest part.. getting started and putting myself out there for the world to see… because believe it or not, I AM SUCH AN INTROVERT.
BUT, now that I have… I love it and I hope it will grow into something you guys love to read as much as I love making the content for you all!
So, with that said, always leave me comments and let me know what you would love to see as well! Always ask questions… I promise I will answer 🙂
WHAT IS YOUR ETHNICITY?
I am bi-racial… my Mom is white and my Dad is black.
Crazy enough, Mike and I are actually the same ethnicities and both of our moms are white and dads are black, so of course, that was something we immediately found interesting about each other, as well!
Did I answer your Q’s? I hope so! If not, like I said earlier, please always feel free to drop a comment or question below… I’d love to hear from you!