Friday, February 24, 2012

A Little About Me!

Ok, I am totally stealing this idea from Tina over at The Enchanted Home.   Before I tell you what I am stealing, let me tell you that you absolutely must check out her blog.  She has included all of her readers in her adventures of building her dream home.  Here is a glimpse of that said dream home that she just moved into:


Imagine opening your bedroom door in the morning and seeing this when you shuffle along to get your morning cup of jo!
I want this marble floor one day!

Anyway, Tina has a spectacular blog that is very interactive.  Once you get there, remember you are not allowed to forget about little ol' me and my blog :-)

So Tina is participating in a sort of 'tag you're it' blog game with other bloggers and I thought it would be fun to start my own tag team.  I will be sending my list of questions to bloggers I have met, or love to read.  My 'rules' will be a little different but the premise is the same. 
I will answer all the questions first and then tag a few other bloggers in hopes it will continue so others can share information about themselves.

1. What is your day job?
I am a nurse and I work in the clinical quality department of a large healthcare company.  About 8 months out of the year I work pretty much from home.  The remaining months I am in the office assisting with managing a gargantuan project that occurs each year at the same time (right now actually--ugh).
I am also a mom, fiance/lover to a wonderful man, cook, cleaner (those of you who know me-stop snickering over the cleaner remark!), carpooler, thrifter, crafter, dog owner to the cutest bully in the world.


2. Why did you start blogging?
I have always enjoyed anything having to do with domestic bliss;  DIYng, crafting, cooking, entertaining....
Domestic bliss: Perry Farrell and his wife Etty Farrell lounge around in their new Los Angeles home
This is me on a typical Saturday morning
So this was a natural place for me to express myself and journal my domestic experiences.  My very first post talks about how I discovered home decor blogs.  Check it out here.

3. What is the best thing that has come from blogging?
Relaxation!  I find that creating my posts is a great way for me to relax and relieve stress.  That in itself is so satisfying. 
I have really pushed myself in the computer technology area as a result creating and maintaining my blog.  I am so proud of what I have been able to do.  My oldest son has been a wonderful help and was very instrumental in me getting this off the ground.
Another 'best thing' about blogging is participating in all the invaluable education that is out there on these types of blogs.  I am constantly flabergasted by all of the incredible talent out there and the willingness to share ideas.
The blog community is a great place to be.  Very good company!

4. What's playing on your iPod?
First off, I love music.  I have it on all the time.  Always on in my house even when we are not home (keeps Albert company he's been known to bust a move).  At the office I have Pandora on all day.
Let's see.....The Killers, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett duets, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon, Adelle, Neil Diamond, Lena Del Ray, anything from the 70s, Paul McCartney, on and on.  Favorite song of all time is Brandy by Looking Glass.

My favorite song right now .....

Video Games by Lana Del Rey
5. Who would you most like to meet? 
I can't narrow it down to one.  Let's see I would like Will Farrell as my next door neighbor,  I would like to meet Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, President Bush Senior, President Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs (may he rest in peace), Bill Gates, Pablo Picasso, many more.

6. Best childhood memory? 
My grandparents and then later my parents owned beach cottages on the coast here in the east.  There were 5 of them all together and nothing but wonderful fun things happened when I was there.  All my parent's closest friends would go on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend and it was just so much fun to look around at any and every given moment and see people you love.  The memories of those many years and summers fill my heart with joy.

7. How do you spend your days off?
G-man and I love our time off and often plan entire day outings exploring thrift shops, antique shops, we enjoy walking Boston, Portsmouth, Newburyport, Newport....  We also spend a lot of time with family.
If I am alone, I love to spend time reading through blogs, crafting and pampering myself.  In the summer I hit the salon at least once a week for a pedicure!  My big indulgence. 

8. If you could choose a place to visit for 3 weeks, where would that be?
Definitely Greece (despite all their economic turmoil) and Italy. 

9. What is your favorite meal?
Anything with pasta, olive oil, cheese and basil.  If they have these ingredients then my brain is screaming "get in ma belly!"

10. If you could give advice to a new blogger, what would that be?
Learn from other blogs and bloggers, don't compare.
Have fun!!


 I will be tagging Rachel at My Vintage Verve
                Amy at Maison Decor
                                     Mandi at Tidbits from the Tremaynes



  1. Hi! Thanks for your kind words and so glad you "took' the idea, its a lot of fun and loved your answers...loved your typical you on a Sat. morning picture and your childhood memory was really sweet. Nice to "meet" you and am now following you..have a great weekend!

  2. This "Tag" game is a great way to get to know other bloggers :-) I was tagged twice, so now I need to come up with answers to 22 questions - YIKES!

    You're so right about the blogging community - it's full of creative & talented people who are always to willing to share their knowledge and experiences.

    Love the shot of you on a typical Saturday morning ;-)

    Let me know if you do the shell art project - I'd love to see how it turns out :-)

    1. Hi Kelly, thanks so much for stopping in! Writing to you about what I have done with my cubicle got my wheels spinning and I think I will be doing a blog post about that! I will definitely let you know when the shell project is done. I just may tackle it tonight :-)


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