Monday’s Maven

March 1st, 2010 in Monday's Maven

Monday’s Maven

Full Name: Natalie Holbrook


Location: I live in glorious Moscow, Idaho (also known as The Middle Of Freaking Nowhere)

One Word that Describes You: Wonderful.

What makes you smile? Everything.

What is one of your dreams you hope to accomplish soon? I really hope my redheaded stud of a husband lands himself a job and soon!  He is graduating in May with his JD/MBA, Economy or no Economy.  Someday I’d really like to be a mother, and not just a good mother, but a chill mother.  A fair, cool, relaxed, chill mother.

One of Your favorite moments with your mother? When I was a kid living in Mesa, Arizona, my mom used to take me around town on her errands and then reward me for being a good girl with a vanilla cone from the AM/PM and a sip of her sparky Diet Coke.  I’ll always remember cruising around in the summer heat, my legs dangling from the back seat, talking about everything and singing along to the radio together at the top of our lungs.

What is your guilty pleasure? Peanut butter and honey sandwiches. I like to eat them in bulk.

What do you love most about you? I really love my sense of fun.  I am proud of myself for being able to find pure ridiculousness out of every day boringness, because it is something I’ve worked hard to cultivate in myself. I love that I’m fair and I love that I’m passionate.  I also have a smokin’ hot clavicle, if you want to know.

Favorite place? My very very favorite place to be is in New York City. We lived there before moving to Idaho for my husband’s grad school, and I think about going back every day.  What they say is true, it gets in your blood, the city can actually change your chemical make up.  I’ve never felt happier, more confident, or more alive than I did when I lived in Brooklyn Heights.  I miss that place every day.

Who is your hero? Ah yes, this is my holy trinity: Anne Shirley, Mary Poppins, and early-90s Meg Ryan.

Your advice to the human race: My advice to the human race is to go buy a copy of Emily Post’s Etiquette Guide and commit it to memory.   I’m pretty sure that would solve all of the world’s problems.

Thanks Natalie! Seriously peanut butter & honey sammies, Anne Shirley, Mary Poppins and ok I just wish I had a smoking hot clavicle…how could she not be the most awesome lady ever? -Vanessa


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