Penny's Passion: Thoughts on Thursday - February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thoughts on Thursday - February 12, 2015

Today I'd like to introduce you to the co-host of Thoughts on Thursday -- Vanessa.  I just love reading her blog - X-tremely V!  Take a peek at her blog and you're going to love it also.

So let's play 10 questions and learn a little bit more about Vanessa:



1. Go-to date night idea? 
Going out to dinner is the easiest option for us. I am not a movie theater person, so we rarely go there. Last summer most of our date nights were going to couple’s yoga, followed by dinner with friends. But if I had my choice it would be to attend a sporting event like a Cleveland Browns game.

2. Favorite recipe to make? 
Dinner in a Pumpkin – You definitely have to plan ahead when making it since it takes about 2 hours, but the results are more than worth it! It is the perfect fall dish!


3. Pink or Red? 
RED always! I am too much of a tomboy for pink. Plus my high school colors were Red, Black & White!

4. Favorite sport & team? 
Pro football! Of course my favorite team is the Cleveland Browns! #diehardfan


5. Chocolate or Flowers? 
Neither – While I don’t mind chocolate, I would totally prefer a coffee from Starbucks J But for answering the question sake, I would say chocolate. I can just picture a warm pot of fondue now!

6. Favorite Ohio dish? 
While I am not a Cinci girl, hands down my favorite Ohio dish is Cincinnati Chili! Skyline Chili to be exact! The town/county I live in currently is known for making shredded chicken – so not my thing! And Cleveland is more known for all different kinds of ethnic foods – Polish, Hungarian, Italian, etc.


7. Dress up or dress down? 
I am such a dress down person! While I don’t mind getting dressed up for weddings and such, I am so much more comfortable in a pair of jeans and a comfy tee. And that is also as laid back as I go! Unless I am going to workout, you won’t catch me running errands or anything in yoga pants or sweats. I.Just.Can’t.Do.It.

8. Favorite holiday excluding Christmas? 
Halloween! I love the colors, the fun of picking out a costume, seeing the little ones so excited to walk around and get candy, and the fact that it takes place in the Fall.


9. Rock, Pop, or Country? 
All of the above! I LOVE music! From ACDC to Justin Timberlake to Carrie Underwood…I love it all! My first concert was when I was 8 years old! I saw Madonna with my dad JI just love live music!


And because I absolutely loved high school
10. Who were you in high school?  
First and foremost I was super shy! But I was also a cheerleader and softball player all throughout growing up and through high school. I was also in the band for a year, but gave it up because cheerleading was more important to me (at our school you couldn’t cheer football and be in the band). After high school I went back and coached cheerleading and helped my dad from time to time with the softball team (he became the head coach after I graduated). I would still be a cheerleader today if I could! Lol! I am always sporting the colors of the team I am cheering for, dressing the part for a themed party, and overall being matchy-matchy J


See why I love her -- she's just the sweetest thing!!  So glad she let me be a part of Thinking Out Loud Thursdays.

Enjoy more Thoughts for Thursday at


Now it is your turn!
Just add the photo below to your Thursday post, and make sure to link back to
It's that simple!

X-tremely V
And if you are posting anything social media use #ThinkingOutLoudThursdays.  

42 comments:

  1. I would seriously love to know how you got your hubby to couples yoga, Vanessa. I don't think there is anything I could bribe my hubby with to get him to go.

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    1. Love the blog name! Friends of ours are the instructors for couple's yoga, so a few of us usually go to make it more fun. There are lots of giggles during yoga -- especially since my husband is a foot taller than me! lol! We all go out for dinner or drinks to a local winery afterwards so the guy's usually do it for that alone :)

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  2. How fun that you saw Madonna for your first ever concert. My oldest loved Brittany Spears way back win (Hit Me Baby, One More Time days) and that was his first concert. His brother still teases him mercilessly. ;)

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    1. While it wasn't my brother's first concert, he did attend that one as well! lol! He went with his gf at the time. I have never seen Britney though :)

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  3. This is a great post idea to get to know another blogger. Vanessa and I are total opposites though. I'm such a pink girl and hate coffee, chocolate all the way for me :)

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  4. So excited to link up with y'all again and it was great getting to know Vanessa a little better! For some reason, my computer (or most likely user error) linked me up twice--so sorry. Have a happy Thursday!

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    1. Thanks for linking up Jenny! And I am always happy to get to know others better so I figured this would be a fun idea!

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  5. My friend is getting married in Cincinnati this summer (I've never been) and I'm actually ridiculously excited to try the chili! Everyone seems to love it!

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    1. Cinci is a great place! We like to visit there whenever possible :) Thankfully we have a Skyline Chili in our town so I don't have to make the 2 1/2 hour drive south for it :) If you try it, I say go there! Some of the other chili places don't seem to taste as good to me.

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  6. I found your link on Thoughts for Thursday! I also like this blog hop idea! What a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers! I'm with Vanessa about the color red- I'm too tomboy-ish for pink!! :) Have a great day!

    :)
    Rachel
    Randomness With Rachel

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  7. Vanessa, you are definitely living a full life the way you want to live it! That dinner in a pumpkin has me intrigued. What do you put in it and how do you make it?

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    1. Thank you! It is so good! Here is the link to my recipe...
      http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-fun-favorite-fall-recipe.html?_sm_au_=iVVzSvTWSZnDjwkM
      You will have to let me know what you think :)

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  8. I'm a dress down person too! This was such a cute idea for a post!

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  9. Shy but a cheerleader? I love it! And I love the dinner in a pumpkin!

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    1. I know, crazy right? Somehow when I was cheering all my shyness vanished because I loved it so much :) And here is my link for the pumpkin recipe. Let me know what you think if you try it :)
      http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-fun-favorite-fall-recipe.html?_sm_au_=iVVzSvTWSZnDjwkM

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  10. Love this way of getting to know other bloggers! Xo

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    1. Thanks Veronica! This what a fun post to be a part of :)

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  11. That dinner is a pumpkin looks super yummy! I'd love to try it one day <3

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    1. It is wonderful! Here is my link for the recipe
      http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-fun-favorite-fall-recipe.html?_sm_au_=iVVzSvTWSZnDjwkM

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  12. I need to try her favorite recipe. I have never done dinners in a pumpkin! That is so cool!

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    1. Here is the link for the recipe! It is so good!
      http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-fun-favorite-fall-recipe.html?_sm_au_=iVVzSvTWSZnDjwkM

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  13. That dinner is a pumpkin looks amazing!! I would love to know how to make that. Even that chili looks amazing lol This was a great post, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It is so, so good! We make it a few times every Fall :) The chili is really good too! The noodles were green for St. Patrick's Day :)
      Here is the link for my pumpkin recipe...
      http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-fun-favorite-fall-recipe.html?_sm_au_=iVVwsvj7453kN5PF

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  14. I have never tried dinner in a pumpkin! I have a friend who loves it as well I need to try it out!

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    1. So, so good! Here is the recipe if you want to try it out!
      http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-fun-favorite-fall-recipe.html?_sm_au_=iVVwsvj7453kN5PF

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  15. What a fun post!

    That chili looks amazing!! Is it on top of green pasta? I'm so curious!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo

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    1. That pasta is green because it was St. Patrick's Day :) It is normal color the rest of the year.

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  16. I have never heard of dinner in a pumpkin. Seeing as it is my favourite vegetable I will need to give it a try!

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    1. Yes, you must try it!!! Here is my recipe I use :)
      http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-fun-favorite-fall-recipe.html?_sm_au_=iVVwsvj7453kN5PF

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  17. Great Post! I love learning about Vanessa! We actually have a lot in common! I would definitely take coffee over chocolate, love dressing down and adore Halloween!

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    1. Thnak you! Glad to see I have someone like me :)

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  18. I never heard of dinner in a pumpkin. That is quite interesting!

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    1. It is really, realy good! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
      Here is the recipe I use...
      http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-fun-favorite-fall-recipe.html?_sm_au_=iVVwsvj7453kN5PF

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  19. Looks very interesting, looks very creepy something like that.

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    1. Not sure what to think about the creepy comment, but it is good! The green noodles were for St. Patrick's Day in the chili. Here is my recipe for the pumpkin if you want to try it.
      http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-fun-favorite-fall-recipe.html?_sm_au_=iVVwsvj7453kN5PF

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  20. What an awesome interview! I need to do one of these on my blog as well :)

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  21. I loved learning more about yourself! I was a cheerleader in HS as well! I also did dance and majorettes (parades)! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Ahhhhhh I love skyline chili! Its seriously some of the best chili ever!

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  23. I think I need your secret to taking boo to yoga classes, definitely wouldn't catch him dead there so definitely need the secret ingredient lol

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