Monday, April 11, 2011

Getting to Know You

This blog is new, so I thought I'd toss out a little bit of info to help you get to know me better.  There are so many things about me, likes, dislikes, accomplishments, failures, that perhaps it's best if we take this in chunks of five. 

1.  I have two wonderful children, both boys, both taller than I, and growing more each day.  The oldest seems to be plateauing, which means the younger of the two is fast on his heels in catch up.  It's amazing to watch what began as these cute little bundles of neediness grow into self assured young men.

2.   My boyfriend is amazing.  He is kind, patient, and maintains his sanity when I am losing mine.  He is intelligent, spiritual, and always tries to do what is right.  At times I drive him nuts and he does not understand me, but he still smiles and supports me.  Everyone should be so lucky as to have this kind of partner.

3.  I have too many projects going at once.  There are pieces waiting for additional steps, projects waiting for the weather to clear up so they can be finished outside, then there's something else over there, hidden in the corner, me hoping nobody notices.  Maybe a few somethings in the corner.  Crafting ADD?  Perhaps.  I'm sure there's a support group somewhere for it.  

4.  Although I worked as a waitress for thirteen years, I am in no way graceful.  During that time, drinks were dropped, pizza slices jumped onto the floor (one time an entire small taco pizza flew into a lady's lap), and quite a diverse list of items were broken.  These include, but are not limited to, an adding machine x2, four burner coffee maker, soda machine keys, glasses, beer bottles, brooms, mops, and vaccuums.  I break things at home too.  My boyfriend just shakes his head and doesn't understand how one person can break so many things.  It's a gift. One I'd like to give back.

5.  My dream home would be a two bedroom cottage at the beach.  The sand, sun, breeze would greet me each day as I opened the door to the world.  Of course, in the real world, days are sometimes cold, windy, and overcast, but it's never that way at my cottage.  Everyday is a beautiful 78 degrees, sunny, and low humidity.  This would be my view every evening.

Wasaga Beach Photos
This photo of Wasaga Beach is courtesy of TripAdvisor

What's one or two you'd like to share with me?  Do you dip your apples in ketchup?  Have twenty cats?  Or maybe dream of living in someone else's shoes for just a day? 

Please share a little of yourself below.

Our current giveaway can be found here


  1. Dipping apples in ketchup?! NO WAY! lol

    Hi,I'm Nina. Just moved to a small town from the suburbs, fixing up house that is 127 years old, and also recently jumped off the corporate ladder to be a SAHM.

    And I think I have the gift of clumsiness too!

  2. ...Calmness is what I am looking for and your pictures above are my dreams.
    I am following you on twitter♥

  3. Aaahhh, the magical cottage by the water that never gets humid...I like that!

    Here's two I can share right now...I'm highly olfactory and certain smells can trigger very powerful memories that I can either end up feeling extremely tortured (for desiring something that has already passed), as well as highly content just for remembering a great, happy memory; I love the rain and cloudy, gloomy days...the rain relaxes me :-)

  4. Great blog! I'll def. be entering your jar giveaway!
    Following you from Follow Me, Chickadee!
    Come check out my blog when you get the chance... Carolina Summer

  5. Five great little chunks! I happen to have 3 very similar chunks myself. :)

    1. I've been blessed with 2 wonderful kiddos (daughter & son)
    2. I have a hubby that I love & appreciate very much.
    3. I tend to have a few projects always going at once and wonder why I can't finish one thing before I begin something else. :)

    4. I'm terrified of anything that has a stinger; wasps, bees and yellowjackets. I completely lose sense of my surroundings except for the thought of getting away from the bug. I run, scream and flail my arms. I embarass myself when any of these insects get near me. :)

    5. I have become a bit of a procrasinator over the last year. I put things off but seem to work better under pressure when I see the deadline is approaching.

    I'm dropping by from my blog:

  6. I, too, find myself with way too many half-finished projects/ideas. Perhaps it would be easier to finish things in that beach cottage?

  7. Oooh, I think a 2 bed cottage on that beach would be idyllic!

    Came over via Welcome Wednesday.

  8. I am a new follower from the Wednesday blog hop.
    Please visit and follow me back. Http://

  9. Thanks so much for dropping by the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop! I'm a follower and I hope you'll stop by again soon! Have a great day! :)

    Please follow me back too:

  10. this is a great intro to your blog...which is wonderful...would love for you to link this at fridays unfolded @


    stuff and nonsense

  11. following you from TGIF blog hop. visit me at:

    Beautiful Beach in your opening. Looks like our beach 3 miles away, do come visit sometime.


  12. Stopping by from the Wednesday Window - Im goiing to take a look around now.


  13. I was a waitress for a while - it was HARD work and I would even have dreams about waiting tables. I thankfully never dropped anything but had several close calls. I don't think I was that good at it, but it could be a fun job at times and I love being busy at work so the time would fly by.
    Stopping by on the Alexa hop from Mom Always Finds Out. Have a nice weekend!

  14. Well i have a zoo...Kind of. I would love a cottage on the beach ! My dream too. I wish so bad. I am a water girl...I know it is weird being from Paris :)
    Love your blog so much !

    Come follow me back !

  15. We have a couple of things in common. I have 3 boys, drop things CONSTANTLY, worked as a waitress, and I love the beach. Lucky me I live in Florida. Stopping by from the Alexa Hop. You can read my Alexa Post here: How To Find Products To Review
    -Jen Makobi Scribe

  16. LOL at your waitress tales! I too was a waitress - once I dropped melted butter on a lady's lap - she had on a beautiful white suit - ugh! And another time, I dropped a tray of mimosas on two policemen eating brunch - graceful! lol

    I'm a new follower from the Alexa hop - hope you'll stop by to say hi!

    Aimee @

  17. I chuckled at your waitress woes. That would be me 100%. I am an incredible klutz.
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to get to know you a little better.

    Stopping in from the Alex Hop. Here's a link to my post if you want to check it out:

  18. BLOG HOPping around with Alexa - I am now a follower of your blog, wont you also follow me?? ~KM
    Krafty Max Originals

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  20. I too have craft ADD, LOL!

    New follower on GFC

  21. beautiful crafting items.
    bless you.

    good luck on your projects.
    Happy Easter.

  22. Good morning. I see you have linked this to Alphabe-Thursday. Welcome. In order for it to be a valid link to that meme, you must do a link back (it makes it easier for everyone to continue their visits) and you must tie your post into the letter A. In this post it would be quite easy..."A lways lots of projects" or any other title like that would be perfect.

    You sound like an interesting person! I hope we get to see you again for letter "B".

    Thanks for linking up.

    A for Effort

    I was sooo tempted to enter your giveaway but I have a lot of those jars so I decided to not be a ball jar hog...sigh...

  23. Love this :) and my oft used nickname is Grace. Very sarcastically.


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