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Memorial day is just around the corner. To celebrate, Michael and I are throwing a little shindig tonight at our house. Well, it started out little. But now it's turned into a full blown party with 30+ people in attendance. Just like I like it. Memorial day is important to remember those who died for our country and should make us all feel more patriotic.

I will
definitely be celebrating with my sequin American flag visor and various red, white and blue gear. But the question remains, How American Are You?
This quiz will determine the answer for you. 

Leave a comment with your result!

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And now to introduce you to an All American, girl next door, Lisa of Two Martinis! Just look at this picture of her and her husband and tell me you don't want to be friends with them? I have her on the blog today answering some questions about her blog, pregnancy, travel, food and Ellen DeGeneres.

When did you know you wanted to start blogging?
I've been blogging for as long as I can remember, sometimes more consistently than others. I used to blog just for me, but around a year ago I decided I wanted to be more active in the blogging community to interact with other women and share more about life! I mean, let's be honest, it's kind of boring blogging for just myself and like three other people… That's more like a journal!

What has been the hardest and most exciting thing about being pregnant?
If I'm being honest (which I usually am, because if it's on the internet it MUST be true) the most difficult thing about being pregnant has been accepting that other people (good friends and family members included) just aren't able to understand what I'm going through. Sometimes it's tough being the first friend / family member to go through a certain life phase! However, that's another reason I love the blogging community, there are definitely women out there who are going through the same things I am, and they're more than willing to share their stories and supportive words!
I absolutely love being pregnant, so I can't pick just one exciting thing. I loved our babymoon, I love talking about pregnancy, I love learning about the issues related to childbirth in our country, I love learning about labor and delivery and feeling empowered by it, I loved choosing baby names, and I especially loved our decision not to find out the gender of our baby (Bumpy, as we have affectionately named him/her for now). The only things I'm not into (that I totally wish I was) are planning the nursery and doing all of that nesting type stuff – am I supposed to be feeling like nesting soon?! I hope that feeling kicks in eventually.

Tell me one thing that travel has taught you?
Travel has taught me that the world is a big place but also very small. It has taught me that I know almost nothing about the world and that being open-minded is important. It has taught me that there is much more to life than I experience in my daily routine. It has taught me what true poverty is and how blessed I am. And it's taught me that happiness exists everywhere, regardless of circumstances, so it is possible to choose happiness and not to dwell on negative thoughts. It has also taught me the benefits of relaxation and how important it is to truly live in the moment.



What's the biggest risk you've ever taken- was it worth it?
I think the biggest risk I've ever taken is getting married! I mean, I didn't really feel like it was a huge risk at the time, but when I think about the very-large commitment that marriage is and all of the things it entails… wow! I mean, what a vulnerable position to put oneself in, right?! I have chosen to extend grace and forgiveness and compassion and all of these positive things to my husband forever, which is a long freakin' time! And of course I've chosen to accept his flaws, which is easier some days than others, let me tell you. But of course, this ‘risk' is well worth it, as I'm reminded each and every day that I get to fall asleep and wake up next to my best friend.

It's your last meal on earth- what do you choose?
Mac and cheese. Or maybe just cheese by itself… I may not want to waste the stomach space on pasta if it really was my last meal!

You can only watch one TV show, which do you choose?
Ellen. I am endlessly entertained by Ellen. I laugh, I (happy) cry… it's an hour of perfection.

Check out Lisa's blog, follow her on Bloglovin and twitter!

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