Friday, November 12, 2010

Highlighting you!

Mandy over at a sorta farytale posted today about featuring her readers in a getting to know the readers post....I of course would love people getting to know me and my blog so I filled out her questionnaire. While doing so I went on and on and will probably have the award for the "wordiest" answers. But that is just me I guess. I thought it would be good for me to post this on my own blog for my 5 entire followers to get to know me even though I am sure they know all of this already ha ha! But who knows who else is out there, or will be in the here you go. I apologize in advance for any grammar or spelling issues...that is just me too!
  1. Name and Blog(s).
  2. Tell us about your blog, what will we find there?You will find everything from family updates, crafts, recipes, DIY projects I have done for our new home, samplings of my photography. Not to mention plenty of other random interesting thoughts that rattle through my brain.
  3. What are some things that inspire your blogging? My children, they are hilarious and are often my subjects for photography or a post...or both! I also find huge inspiration from other bloggers, I find that I can not sit down at the computer without checking for new posts from my favorites.
  4. Do you have any children? If so, what are their names & ages? Yep! Two kiddos, Megan 6 going on 17...well 7 really and James who will be 10 months Nov. 22. They are the light of my life and I am so blessed to be their Mom.
  5. What 5 words would you choose to describe yourself? honestly??? Controlling (yeah not a great one but its true), funny, thoughtful, creative and driven.
  6. How would you describe your overall style? That is a hard one, is traditional/country/contemporary a style option? I love a mix of everything so maybe eclectic would be the right word.
  7. If you could give some advise to your high school self, what would it be? Don't be in such a rush! I wish I had taken more time with the growing up and enjoyed those years more. The mistakes I made back then made the person I am today so I don't regret them at all. Life is about learning as we go. I am happy with my wonderful life.
  8. Tell us about your hobbies? I cook, craft, create, play and DIY. Really that is a lot of stuff but I often have 10 "projects" going at once. I see something I like but can not afford, I re-create it. I find the most pleasure in things I create myself. 
  9. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? In 5 years I see myself doing much of the same I am doing today, keeping a house, raising little ones and enjoying the time I have with my husband. I hope to have better photography skills and maybe some part time work that I can use my creative brain in. In 10 years I will have a 17 year old and a 10 year old, I think life will be crazy busy and fun. Maybe that photography passion will have developed into something bigger. Maybe I will have a event planning business helping others pull off the perfect wedding or birthday party. Something along those lines would be wonderful.
  10. Take us through a day in your life. Lets see, I get up around 7:30am, get Megan ready for school, often my darling husband makes her lunch, I check to make sure he didn't forget anything and put it by the front door. I get James up, change his diaper and give kisses. James and I walk or drive Megan to school. James and I play until around 10 when he goes down for his first nap. I blog when I should be cleaning (oops) or I just read blogs or play with photos in Photoshop (still learning and I have a super old program so its frustrating). When James gets up we have lunch, play some more and then we do some laundry or clean a bathroom. I sometimes make a treat like cookies or yummy bread for french toast for dinner. At 2:30 we walk/drive to get Megan, we chat with other Moms outside the school while waiting, I think to myself that I need to make some friends in this new town, but my shy self takes way too long to initiate friendship and I always regret it. Once home, Megan has a snack while I go over her homework for the day. While Megan does her homework, James plays or has a snack while I start dinner. Mike (darling husband) gets home around 5 and does some playtime with the kids. We have dinner around 6, then its dishes, bath, book and bed. Once both kids are tucked in, Mike and I clean up toys (we should maybe enlist the kids for this one), then we cuddle on the sofa, watch some TV, I go soak in a bubble bath and then we go to bed around 11. Looking at it all written out I don't do much, but the day sure flies buy! It's a wonderful life, if I was better about getting a move on I am sure I could do more, and on some days I do, but for the most part that is life. I get to love on my kids and husband, and I couldn't ask for anything more.
  11. What are some blogs that inspire you? Here is a small list....,,,,,   I really could go on and bookmark tab is full!
Go check out Mandy's blog, she is a wonderful photographer and Mother, her son Bennett is adorable and was born 4 days after James. I met her (well computer met her) on Babycenter for the January 2010 birth club and have read her blog ever since. She is a huge photography inspiration and if I ever happen to make it up to her neck of the woods I would love to meet her for real!


  1. Always like your blog!

  2. Thanks Christy! I am glad you were able to comment finally...I wear it will get more interesting! Hugs! Miss you!


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