Friday, March 14, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

First of all, I would just like to thank all of you who responded to my last post. Reading your comments has been very helpful, so I appreciate that you took the time to help me out. I will respond to each of you individually, as well, but I just wanted to put that out there now in case I don't get to it right away.

Flowers for you...just because:

Secondly, I've been tagged! The lovely G over at Doe-C-Doe tagged me, and this is historic as it is my first tag. There may come a day - who knows? - when I will not appreciate a tag, but as of right now I find it all very exciting.

So, I need to list seven random things about myself. I have to admit, I've read the lists on other blogs and thought about what I myself would put down, but now that the time has actually come I can't seem to think of anything. We'll see what I can come up with:

1. I am slightly obsessive-compulsive (my husband might argue that it's more than slightly). I feel as though it's mostly small things, and I don't think it affects me adversely. I would say my obsessive-compulsiveness ranges from useful to unobtrusive. example: I recently realized that I MUST pepper my food before I salt it. I do not like to put the salt on first. In fact, it didn't occur to me until the other day that you could put the salt on first, when I saw B salt his food while I had the pepper. I thought to myself, 'But he hasn't peppered it yet!' Then I realized that maybe that wasn't an issue for him.

2. I never go anywhere without my camera. And extra batteries and memory cards.

3. I play the drums. Er... I am learning to play the drums. Some day I hope to be good enough that I can leave it at 'I play the drums.'

4. I am an avid reader of children's books. I'm getting my Master's in elementary education, so I like to claim it's a 'professional interest,' but to be honest with you I was crazy about kids' books long before I started in on my chosen profession.

5. I love to sing, but I have been told my whole life that I am bad at it. The only person who has ever told me that I sing well is my husband. My mom says that love must be deaf as well as blind. Ha.

6. I grew up without a TV. Now we have a TV in our house, but purely as a screen for DVDs. I never actually watch TV at home (we do, however, enjoy getting certain TV shows on Netflix).

7. Seeing as how I am currently not making oodles of money, I can't afford too many 'luxuries,' but the one that I cave into is pedicures. They are wonderful. It's so much more than polish on your toes, and if you haven't had one before, I highly recommend it.

Now I am supposed to tag people, but I think this has already been done on the blogs I read regularly. So, if you have commented on my blog at any point, and you either haven't done this before or you want to do it again, consider yourself tagged.

On a different note, if you are looking for cool, free things on the internet, you should check out the pdfs that G has for you at Doe-C-Doe.
I always make my own cards instead of buying them at the store. Sometimes this is a problem as I don't remember soon enough and I end up scrambling to make one at the last minute. Now I have my solution - G's vintage fabric cards. If I can't make my own, at least I can have a beautiful one made by another crafter!
Last Saturday I was going over to my friend's house and I had her birthday present all ready to go, but I realized I hadn't made a card yet. I was already running late, so I just cut out one of G's cards that I had printed earlier (luckily!) and I took that:

My friend M loved it! She commented on what a beautiful card it was, and asked where I had gotten it (and that's a big compliment, cause M makes some of the most beautiful hand made cards I've ever seen!).

So, if you need a birthday or thank you card...check these out!


  1. Salt first, pepper second! That is the way I do it! I am really enjoying reading your posts. Keep up the good work!

  2. Well done on your first tag {says the expert now having done all of...two!} - I am very honored to be the giver of your first one!

    {I thought it would be easy...but they're actually kind of hard I think!}

    I love to sing too, but really don't have the voice for favorite is definitely in the car by myself - I'm a rock star in there! If an 80's song comes on & you're in the car with me you have to know that I am really wishing to myself that I was alone so I could sing along!

    I'm so happy to see one of my pdf's put to use - your's in the first one I've seen! Thank you so much for sharing the photo - it really means alot to me to know that it helped you out & that the receiver liked it!

  3. I thought it was pretty hard, too! It seems like it should be easy to write about yourself, but I guess not...

    I so love singing in the car, too. I belt it out when I'm alone! Or with B. I don't usually make anyone else suffer through it, though. :)

    And thank YOU for the card! It was great, cause like I said, I don't enjoy getting them at the store (and especially not when I'm giving them to someone who also makes cards) so it was really nice to have that vintage fabric one. Sorry it's kind of a shoddy photo, but I was on my way out the door and I just wanted to make sure I had one to show you!

  4. we don't have salt on the table as hubby has high blood pressure and if I don't put it on the table it he doesn't go and find it...
    but I always have lots of pepper, freshly ground black.
    thanks for the link - looks great!

  5. A very fun and interesting post! I'm a children's book lover too -- it's waned a little now that my kids are almost gone, but I do still love them a lot! Thanks for the fun card link and a belated very Happy Welcome to Blogland!


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