Monday, March 21, 2011

Stylish Blogger - Or 11 Things You Probably Don't Really Need To Know About Me



My friend, Janet from the Etsy Blog Team has bestowed on me the "Stylish Blogger Award." I don't know how stylish I am, but I'm definitely a blogger.  Thanks Janet! Be sure to check out her shop, Custom Sepia... cute stuff like this:


Custom Platter with Family Name and Inside Jokes or Quotes

In the Stylish Blogger tradition, I am supposed to post 7 random factoids about myself and then pass it on to other deserving bloggers.  Well, I couldn't decide on seven, and I am feeling  rebellious today.  I had WAY too much fun with this...  

1.  I can tie and untie knots in cherry stems with my tongue... it's an inherited family talent from my daddy's side. 

2.  I am a HULA HOOP QUEEN! I have yet to be beaten at our annual swim team party mom hula-hoop contest... 












3. I love themes... theme parties, theme days, theme weeks...
Dear Daughter has the same affliction. 













                  4. I don't eat meat... even though I was addicted to cheeseburgers in my earlier years. 

5. My ideal vacation is a beach with my family, a lounge chair, an umbrella, a good book and a cocktail for as many days as I can get away with it...
  

6. We got to go to Paris for the first time 4 years ago when Dear Daughter guilted my daddy into sending her on a trip there for her Christmas present... oh, the powers of granddaughter persuasion. 

7. I usually send 250 Christmas cards... Oh, and if you are sending one to me, it better have a picture of your family included. 

Our 2010 Christmas Card

8. I love to go to movies by myself and I think a large pretzel and a Coke Icee is a complete and perfect meal. 

9. I took piano for 12 years because Aunt Orangie wanted me to be Miss America... I hated it and am pretty certain the only thing I can still play are the the first three bars to "The Sting".

Hi mom... what?  What are you looking at???


10. I have owned and loved 4 standard poodles in my life... Ricky, Thriller, Tex, and Hollister... the funniest dogs ever.






11. My kids behave better
on long car trips than I do, 
in fact, my kids behave 
better than I do most of the time.  


- My Aunt Dorine at Dorine's Place
because I love her and her blog (nepotism at it's finest)... 
because her writing most often takes my breath away...
and
- Mr. B at A View From the Furry Side because
he is almost as cute as Hollister!

11 comments:

Kay said...

How fun! My aunt is a theme party girl and she scrapbooks about her parties.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a fun post :) Great getting to know more about you :)

By the Book Paper said...

Love, love, LOVE the standard poodle picture. We have a 2 1/2 year old apricot one, and she is a character. She loves hugs and kisses and snuggles, and we think she may be made partly out of rubber.

HarmlessColor said...

Your Christmas cards from 2010 look so wonderful. That is an excellent family photo.

And I have always wanted to get a standard poodle! Someday.

Amanda said...

You guys are adorable! And 250 christmas cards! Oh my! I struggle to get 25 out in time. hehe. Your card from last year is gorgeous.

Thank you for mentioning me! I work on my post as soon as I get a chance. :)

Janet said...

What a great way to post that info, with photos too! Thanks for letting us get to know you better.

PonderandStitch said...

These photos are so adorable! Also, I'm extremely jealous you got to go to Paris. It's a dream of mine! :D

TheForestFaery said...

Yay, great post! Love that you don't eat meat- me neither. :) Nor eggs, nor dairy, but then my family is pretty extreme. xD

Dita Maulani said...

This sounds fun! I love to see more about stylish blogger! I love beach too!

Dita

Heather said...

Thanks for posting this! Your facts were SO much more interesting than mine!

Your children are adorable. And I LOVE that picture of the poodle with the sticker on his head! HA HA! That is SO CUTE! I can't believe you send out 250 Christmas cards. I can't believe you actually KNOW 250 people! That is insane!

Tina S said...

I chose Amanda too -- her writing is so gorgeous. And I am glad I know your 11 facts, too!

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