I just realized that we haven’t done a Q&A since April and that simply won’t do. These are too fun not to do regularly! But, ya know, life happens. And, mom brain happens. So here we are.
Is it hard to make friends where you moved? @kateinfamous
We’ve typically depended on church to make friends in the past, but Covid has gotten in the way of that this move. Luckily, the majority of our LA core friend group has decided to relocate to Nashville as well this year, so we are super blessed with having them all in the same city!
What Star Wars movie and character is your favorite? @norah.kate
Honestly, I’m not a huge Star Wars fan. I had never seen any of the movies until I started dating Mr. Skywalker. I know this probably won’t be well received, but I’m thinking episode 7. And, duh, Anakin is my fave.😍
Any relationship advice for single gals? @taylorpolito
I have a great blog post about dating that I think any single girl should read! Check it out here.
What’s your best tip for someone who would like to be better with makeup but doesn’t actually wear it regularly? @the_squealer
Keep it simple! Makeup, like everything else, takes practice. You need to learn your face and your features. Learn what works best for you and your skin type. A little CC cream, concealer, blush, mascara and lip gloss can go a long way. Just make sure you’re keeping your brows maintained.
Do you think you guys will have another kid?! @beccagunning
If I had a nickel for every time I get asked this question… I’d like another one! Let’s just wait and see what happens.🙃
What’s your favorite devotional? @autumnjjohnson
Another question I get A TON. I use the YouVersion Bible App for my devotionals. They have so many to choose from which I love!
Do you ever have a day where you just aren’t feeling up to being on camera or interacting? @susan_bledsoe
100%. Yesterday, actually. I had some major drama in my personal life and it brought my mood way down. So I was quieter than normal on my socials. I try not to let my mood control my work too much, but somedays you just can’t separate the two. Yesterday was one of those days.
Do you and Matt have some career projects that you had to put on hold because of Covid? @frenchsaskie
I had business trips scheduled that were cancelled and Hollywood basically shut down, which means no work in Matt’s world. I can’t wait for life to go back to normal.
What preschool activities do you do with your daughter? @anjellynjoker
We watch Circle Time with Miss Monica on YouTube. We use the Homer App daily, which has been super helpful with her letter recognition. We color, work on some workbooks I found at Costco and do other hands on things like painting. I;ve really been working on teaching her to clean up after herself and potty training lately. She is starting virtual preschool classes next month, which is really exciting!
What helps you stay motivated when you have zero energy or are in a funk? @heyitsclaudia25
I try to gauge the day ahead and my to-do list. Sometimes you have to listen to your body and figure out what gives. Sometimes you just absolutely need a nap, so figure out how to work one in, even if it’s a power nap. Sometimes you need more hydration, vitamins, exercise… The list goes on. I try to figure out where the funk is stemming from and go from there. And sometimes, you just need a day to lounge. Rest is so important, but society teaches us we need to never stop spinning our wheels… NOT TRUE!
What is your middle name? @life_with_lehrs
What is your go to face sunblock? @jenmonte1
Sun Bum’s tinted sunblock is my favorite this summer!
Top 3 countries that you would like to travel to? @tanishagoveas
Greece, Israel and Germany
I know this is stupid, but what is the obsession with white sheets/bedding? @missk84
Not stupid! Every bed I style is all white, so I get the need to know, lol. I like the feeling of sleeping in a big, white, fluffy cloud, and what better way to do that than with super soft and luxurious white bedding? Not to mention, when you visit any high end resort or hotel, the bedding is ALWAYS white. I love walking into a bedroom and feeling like it’s on par with my favorite resorts.😉
Any tips on picking the right color lipstick? @sarrahborberg
This is such a highly personal thing. I’m a big believer in color seasons. Once you determine which season you are: spring, summer, autumn or winter, you can figure out which colors, as well as cool or warm undertones, will look best on your skin tone. This method is almost always right!
When did you decide that you were ready to be a mom? @sydnialexandra5253
Do you ever really know when you’re ready for anything? For us, it was many, many conversations and deciding that we were at the age that it was time for us to start trying. God obviously felt it was time too. 😄
Where do you see yourself and your family in 5 years? @ellie_schme
Hopefully here in Nashville! I would love to see Hello Gorgeous be more than a blog and YouTube Channel too.❤️
What has been your favorite thing to grow and why? @meagiemm
Probably potatoes. It’s so fun to watch them grow in the bags and be able to open the window to check on their progress as they grow!
If you weren’t an influencer, what would you want to be? @mommy_blogger
Ugh, I hate the word “influencer.” I much prefer content creator or blogger or YouTuber, lol. It just feels weird to think that I’m influencing anyone, I love being creative and creating content though. Before launching my first blog in 2012 and then going full-time in 2013, I was a fraud investigator for an insurance company. I sorta fell into that career and I loved it. But I really wanted two things: to own my own boutique and to be in the beauty industry.
Do you have hair extensions or is it natural? What products do you use? @magda_lena27
All natural! I do use clip-in extensions from time to time to add volume, but not length. As for products, I need to do an updated hair routine soon.
Top 5 favorite pairs of shoes that you own? @mimagosteiro
I need to write a blog post or film a YouTube video about this one!
What’s your favorite thing to do when you have free time all to yourself? @dpatel_75
Free time? What is that? The question every mom of a toddler asks, lol! When I have Kenny-free time, it’s spent working on Hello Gorgeous. With my mom gone, we have a sitter two mornings a week and I use that time to blog, film and catch up on emails. When I do have a free moment, I’m listening to audio books or running errands. I love to go shopping and get my nails done in a non-Covid world.
Do you like watching Matt in The Clone Wars? @evankallas01
I’ve seen most episodes of The Clone Wars, but not all. I really enjoyed that show!
What’s your enneagram number? @mrs.stauffer
I tied on the Enneagram test as a 9 and a 3. So I think technically I’m a 9 with a 3 wing? I haven’t read the book yet to figure out exactly what it means.
Where is your favorite place you’ve lived? @mommy_mandy
I loved New Orleans, Atlanta and Mobile, AL. But honestly, Nashville is my new #1. Don’t get me wrong, Los Angeles was wonderful, but Nashville just can’t be beat!
What was the last movie you watched? @emilymunger
I started a classic movie on TCM with Lana Turner a few nights ago, but haven’t finished it yet. Otherwise, we watched the new Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams comedy on Netflix and I’m still not sure what it is that I watched…
What do you use to keep your house smelling fresh and clean? Also what cleaning product? @kellymcbridelovesyou
I try to open the windows and doors often to allow fresh air in the house, no matter what the temperature is. I think fresh air is key. Also, all of my plant babies help to keep my air clean in the house. I don’t burn candles often, but when I do, I only use candle scents I really love. I’m not huge on floral or perfume scents, I gravitate towards scents like sea salt, foods, fruit and colognes.
Is it hard not to get wrapped up in the life of “fame” and being an actor’s wife? @madelynalbers
I’m not famous, but it’s flattering to have one of you think so, lol. I’m just a normal girl from Ohio who married a normal guy who is an actor by profession. Our life is very normal. I’m so happy that I get to do what I love for a living and travel with my man when he has to work in different places. Your support for this little blog of mine helps to make that possible. 😉
How do you handle so many people knowing about your life? Like haters & outspoken folks? @reardonerin
I’ve been so blessed with a community of supportive and loving GG’s. The hate I get is rare, and I’m so thankful for that. I have a three strike rule for haters, unless they’re are just over the top from the get go. After a third strike, they’re either blocked or hidden. I typically give them the three strikes because sometime a nasty comment or DM is because that person is just having a bad day, and I’m getting the brunt of it. I try my best to put myself in other’s shoes, because you never really know what battles someone else is facing.
If you could have a meal or cup of coffee with anyone past or present, who would it be and why? @meggiemich
This is such a hard one. My answer would probably be different every time you ask it. Right now, I’m thinking Queen Esther from the Bible. So much grace, poise and wisdom in one woman.
How do you stay motivated to look cute when you’re feeling lazy, especially during quarantine? @kristascary
That’s easy… I don’t! I’m writing this blog post at 2:15pm in my pajamas and hair that’s 2 days past needing washed. My life is far from glamorous. If I feel like putting on makeup, I do. If I don’t, then I don’t. I try to give myself grace when it comes to the little things. You should too!
What are you going to do with the Ohio townhouse? @taylarsfrance
We’re heading back up to Ohio soon, actually! We’re keeping it until we hear about season 2 of Matt’s new show. We would have to head up North again if it gets picked up.
Do you generally find all the stuff you share with us by yourself or do you see it from others? @tsteph1918
Generally, I find the items I post and wear myself. I don’t want to look like every other blogger out there. I want to be myself and share what I like. Sometimes I’m influenced by others: bloggers, celebrities, magazines or even people I see out and about. But overall, I do my own shopping and picking.😊
What is the easiest plant to grow? Especially for beginner status… @marialuvvyouu_
Hands down: snake plants. The only way I know to kill them is to give them too much water. These bad boys are so low maintenance, they’re a black thumb’s best friend! Also, I la la LOVE zz plants. They’re low maintenance and require basically no light. They’re so gorgeous!
Will you do another Halloween makeup tutorial? I don’t even know if there will be a Halloween… @lorileung9678
I already have one Halloween tutorial filmed! Y’all know it’s my favorite time to go big for YouTube!!
What do you order at Starbucks? @lozzcurts
I’m not a huge Starbucks girl. I know, I know… GASP! I prefer Tim Horton’s any day! If I am at Starb’s I go for a salted caramel mocha (no salt off season) or a tall mocha with oat milk (if you can find one that carries oat milk) with whipped cream.
What is your favorite and least favorite part about living in LA? @britneynicole
I have a lot of things I love about LA: The weather, our friends, the food… As for least, the traffic and crime. The longer I lived there, the more unsafe it felt. That’s why I wanted to raise Kenny girl somewhere else.
Can you share your Spotify playlist again? @shari.courtier
Any tips for getting stuff done with a toddler? @nysooner.carrie
Yes, get a babysitter. For reals. I can barely cook a meal when I have Kenny with me. She’s into everything. I have to have one eyeball on her and the other on the stove. I try to be as productive as possible when she sleeps. Sometimes, I have to give her tv time or the house will start to fall apart.