Behind the Blog: Heather

It’s Friday – you know what that means!

Another installment of Behind the Blog – today’s guest, Heather!

Sit back, enjoy and let’s get to know Heather


1.       What’s your name and blog address?

I’m Heather from with a Side of Sneakers!

2.       How long have you been blogging?

Hmm, I guess about a year, but I was really lame about it at first- I wasn’t completely sure what and how much I wanted to blog at first. I’d say I’ve been blogging regularly since December/January-ish.

3. What do you love / hate about blogging?

I love that it’s an outlet for all the stuff going on in my head- especially stuff that people in “real life” would get bored to tears hearing about all the time. (What, not everybody wants to talk about food 24-7?!) Now that I’ve gotten more involved in the blog world, I love being part of such a great community.

I can’t really say there’s anything I hate about blogging, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it. Sometimes it’s hard to always have great posts, but that’s ok. The more you keep writing, the better you get down the road.

4.       What’s your favorite color?

Blue. Green. Yellow. Orange. I’m a bit indecisive. I like a lot of colors- anything bright & cheerful!

5.       Favorite movie?

The Devil Wears Prada & Zoolander

6.       Favorite book?

Cider House Rules by John Irving & My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

7.       Favorite food?

Oh goodness, that’s an impossible question. Lasagna, nachos, sweet potatoes, soft serve ice cream, pizza…

8.       Chocolate or vanilla?

100% vanilla. I’m not a chocolate girl.

9.       Favorite tv show NOW and when you were growing up?

Now: probably Big Bang Theory. I really like House, Glee, Rules of Engagement, The Office, & 30 Rock. (I’m a DVR champ!)

Growing up: Honestly, I didn’t have a tv or more than basic cable for a really long time. My mom tells me I loved Hey Dude, but I don’t really remember it. I loved watching the Friday night family line up (I forget what it was called)- Full House, Boy Meets World… ;)

10.   Do you like playing sports? Watching sports?

Yes & no. I love playing sports- I played field hockey in high school & loved it! I’m not too good at many others, but I still love playing if anybody will let me. Watching- not so much. I love going to games in person, but I’m too impatient to watch them on tv. (Unless there’s beer & football food….;))

11.   Are you a coffee or tea person? Or neither?

Coffee coffee coffee! I love everything coffee- the smell, anything coffee flavored, and coffee itself. I like tea too, but it doesn’t make me all warm and fuzzy like coffee. ;)

12.   Do you have tattoos or piercings?

Yup. 2 tattoos and a handful of piercings- at one point I had 13, but I’ve cut back ;)

13.   Do you have any special talents?

Does procrastinating count? Hmm I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue and pick things up with my toes. Not too exciting, huh?

14.   If you could go anywhere in the world TOMORROW, where would you go?

Italy or Napa Valley- good food, good wine, and gorgeous views!

15.   Last thing you ate?

An apple cinnamon muffin

16.   When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A dolphin trainer. If only there were dolphins in MD or NC….

17.   What was your favorite subject in school?

Recess!! Really, though, probably biology.

18.   What games did you play when you were younger?

Flashlight tag, Cooties, Skipbo

19.   Favorite restaurant?

Liberty Oak!

20.   Favorite store?

Target. I have a problem ;) I love browsing Anthropologie, but until I win the lottery, I won’t be buying much there!

21.   Favorite animal?

The liger ;)

22.   Favorite thing to cook/make?


23.   Most embarrassing guilty pleasure?

Ummmmm. Watching 16 & Pregnant ;)

24.   Do you have any nicknames?

Nothing too interesting… my friends from high school call me Heav Heav. Other than that maybe just Heathe. I always secretly wished I had an awesome nickname.

25.   List one thing the “blog world” doesn’t know about you but should!

If you include 2nd cousins & marriages, I’m related to “the Governator” ;) (Surely I could come up with something more interesting than that, but no, I can’t…unless you want to know I’m really finicky about numbers on alarm clocks & microwaves…)


Thanks Heather!!! Football and coffee lover? A girl after my own heart :)


I’m (hopefully) heading to my CSA pickup at lunch, feasting on leftovers, and trying to get through the rest of the day to start my weekend! We have fun plans :)


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  1. Not a chocolate person? How could that be?! Haha

  2. Procrastinating TOTALLY counts as a talent- its an art in fact! ;)

  3. I love this series, Brandi! It’s so fun!

  4. Haha I love the part about people not wanting to hear about food all of the time. I blog all about my food, yet I still talk about it a good amount of the time!

  5. vanilla girl myself, and definitely sweet potatoes are on my list of favs too!

    haha 16 and pregnant is such a good series/ Teen Mom.

    darn i wish i was able to make good cupcakes, im envious of those who love to bake them, they only frustrate me lol.


  6. I’ve never read her blog. Always love meeting new bloggers! Thanks!

  7. ahah i am a coffee addict as well :) love that stuff!
    loved my sisters keeper too! actually anything by jodi picoult!

  8. Great interview as always Brandi! :D

  9. Fun post, Heather!! :D My favorite movie is Zoolander, too!

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