Thursday, April 27, 2006

100 Things about me: (well, how about 50?)

1. I am married to the most wonderful, sweet, handsome gentleman
2. I'm a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful little boys, 4 and 2 yrs.
3. I love old, vintage, and pretty things from the Victorian age thru the 40s
4. Antique malls are my favorite place to shop, while I detest the mall (everything is just too new!)
5. I eat too much cheese- way to much
6. I also eat too many sweets
7. My favorite flower is the rose, but all flowers make me happy
8. I can't choose a favorite color- how could one be so much better than the rest?
9. I'm very close to my mama and we love shopping the antique mall together
10. I enjoy scrapbooking
11. I would like to try collage art
12. I'm shy, but not nearly as shy as I was when I was younger
13. I don't like talking on the phone
14. I sometimes think I miss my 20s, but then I realize I was confused, immature and didn't know who I was- that's not worth having my pre-baby body back!
15. Old men who walk around whistling songs to themselves make me smile
16. Old ladies with red lipstick and too much rouge make me smile
17. I don't cook, but I want to learn
18. I'm tall and I love it
19. White cake with white buttercream frosting is my friend
20. I miss California, but I think I'm starting to get over it
21. My guilty pleasure tv show is "All My Children"
22. I have a love/hate relationship with computers
23. I'd love to live where it snows in the winter
24. I'm not athletic and I'm not at all interested in sports
25. I'd like to learn to be a great photographer
26. I love God (this list, by the way, is NOT in order of importance!)
27. Even the smell of coconut makes me sick
28. I'm not addicted to tea or coffee, but chocolate milk is another story
29. I love vintage children's toys and books
30. I loved shoes with a passion till my feet grew to size 11 by age 11 and it became too difficult to find cute shoes in my size
31. I love the outdoors, but I'm a hotel person, not a camper
32. One of my dreams is to travel to France, Italy, and England
33. I enjoy watching Spongebob
34. I love decorating and decorating books
35. I love cottage/shabby chic/vintage/seaside style
36. Nobody tagged me to do this list, I just felt the need to talk all about myself! :)
37. I don't leave the house without makeup
38. I'm addicted to
39. I dye my hair blonde (well, it used to be natural!) ;)
40. I won't swim in any water that I cannot see through ( I did when I was little and cannot stand wondering what is brushing against my feet under the water! :0
41. I think clowns are evil and creepy
42. I want to own my own house and paint every room a different , yet tasteful, color
43. My first car was a 1974 cream colored Mercedes- how I miss that car, except for it's lack of a working air conditioner
41. I don't have a favorite movie, but I love romantic comedies and action comedies best
42. I enjoy the internet and I'm thankful for all the lovely people I have met here
43. I'm a little sister to one brother, but almost feel like an only child because he's 10 yrs. older
44. I love being a stay-at-home mom and wife
45. I believe fairy tales do come true and there is a happily ever after, if you help them along and work hard to keep it
46. I love animals, but have no pets
47. I love pretty much all types of music, but classical is what inspires me the most
48. I'm 32 and feel like I'm finally getting to know my true self and what I enjoy and want from my life
49. I have scoliosis (curvature of the spine- I think if I didn't I would probably be a full 6' tall! That would be awesome!)
50. When I was a teenager my big aspiration in life was to be a supermodel! :P That one was quite embarassing to admit!
If anyone actually made it all the way to the end of this, thanks for reading! :) I may finish the 100 someday, but for now 50 seems like plenty. A girl has to keep an air of mystery about her, right? I can't let out ALL my secrets at once!

Friday, March 24, 2006

I'm a lunatic.

I'm crazy about the moon- if it's dark and I'm outside, you can be sure I will take at least a few moments to gaze at the moon. It mesmerizes me. It enthralls me. It is the same moon that lit up the sky centuries ago. The same moon Shakespear gazed upon. It's beautiful- there's nothing else like it. Such an icon for romance and mystery. It seems after mankind figured out how travel to the moon, the mystery was gone. You don't see anyone taking their photos in front of fake moons anymore, do you? For me, the moon will always hold the mystery and romance of long ago.
From the heart

Becky Kelly's art is so sweet and comforting. She paints images of little girls, moms, fairies, and friendly animals in the softest watercolors. Her greeting cards always have the sweetest sentiments. You can check out her work and find some cute free e-cards to send to someone you care about at:
Vintage Postcards~

I adore them! They are beautiful pieces of history and affordable to collect. It's fun to read the messages written on the back. I like to photocopy and enlarge the ones I like the best and use them as wall art, for crafts, or just display them in a photo holder.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Cottage Style

I love cottage style . I have the most fun cutting up my magazines and making decorating inspiration scrapbooks. I like a mix of shabby chic, English cottage, seaside cottage, garden style, and Paris chic. I'm a bit of a decorating schitzophrenic. :) I hope to someday have a pretty little cottage of my own to share with my sweet husband and my boys.