Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tag...I'm It Again!

This game of tag has been going around in blog land and I'm it again.  I was tagged by two amazing bloggers:  Connie of Hot Flashn Craftn and Jill of I Know The Plans I Have For You.  Connie has a great sense of humore along with wonderful projects that she shares. Jill is a creative dynamo (she's in the finals of American Crafter).  You should check out both of their blogs if you haven't already.

I apologize to these two amazing ladies because I am late in playing along.  They both tagged me a week or two ago and with trying to get my taxes done along with my two oldest being home, I just didn't get around to playing along. Anyway, this amazing way is a great way to get to know fellow bloggers a bit better.

Here are the rules of this little blogging game:

1. You must post the rules!
2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger posted for you and then create 11 new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
3. Tag 11 bloggers and link them in your post.
4. Let them know you've tagged them.

I am going to do these things in a different order.  I would like to tag my 11 bloggers first.  I have chosen to tag bloggers who leave great comments but have a smaller following  (it was hard to choose because I have more than 11 I would have liked to tag).  I'd like everyone to get a chance to meet these incredible ladies. Here you go.

1.  Kate from A Creative Cookie
2.  Claire from A Little Something in the Meantime
3.  Rebekah from Accidentally Wonderful
4.  Kari from Big Plans Little Victories
5.  Jill from Create Craft Love
6.  Julie from White Lights on Wednesday
7.  Liz from Center of Attention Deficit Disorder
8.  Kate from Crafty Kate
9.  Jamie from Three Scoops of Love
10.  Britt from Third Times A Charm
11.  Pam from The Best Laid Plans

Here are their 11 questions.

1.  What was your favorite childhood toy?
2.  How many children were in your family and what is your birth order?
3.  If you are married or seeing someone seriously, how did you meet them and what attracted you to them?
4.  What do you do when you are not blogging?
5.  Do  you  do any volunteering and if so what/where?
6.  What is your favorite activity that you blog about (cooking, sewing, knitting, painting, remodeling, etc)?
7.  What is your favorite childhood memory?
8.  Who is your (fantasy) dream guy?
9.  What is the "creating/crafting" skill your mom/grandmother taught you and you always think of them whenever you make something with this medium?
10.  Where do you see your blog 12 months from today?
11.  Who is your idol?


Here are the 11 questions from Connie:
1. How long did it take you to get your blog up and running smoothly?  Smooth is a relative term.  However, I began to feel more confident after about 3 months of blogging.

2. What's your favorite herb, why, and do you make with it?  Basil. and Pesto.

3. What's your best home remedy?  Garlic.  Whenever anyone is coming down with an ailment, I prepare a soup with a lot of garlic and everyone gets better quickly!

4. How do you get your whites, their whitest?  I add a bit of bluing to my whites

5. What's your last minute, homemade dinner?  Hashbrown garbage (hash browns with whatever I can find to add in..meats, veggies, nuts, cheese)

6. What's your advise on growing your blog?  Just blog from your heart and take the time to leave good comments to those you visit.   Just be yourself and be honest.

7. What's your favorite place you've visited and why?  It was just walking around downtown with my dog...I was able just to enjoy the beauty of the day.

8. Winter, spring, summer or fall? Which is your favorite season, and why?  Spring...I love how everything is basically reborn in spring.  I also LOVE the smell of rain!

9. Who inspires you, most?  My daughter.  She is the improved version of me...the person I have always strived to be.

10. Where would a new blogger go or if you are a new blogger, where would you go, when you need help with setting up your PAGES if they want them different then blogger template offers?  Good question.  I don't know where to go but I would ask other bloggers for advice.  Perhaps put a post up asking for people to comment with ideas.

11. In the summer, what is your favorite family activity?  Spending a weekend at one of the state parks

Here are the 11 questions from Jill
1.  What is your favorite meal? Cheese ravioli with a green salad on the side.

2.  You can only listen to {3} albums for the rest of your life, what would they be & why? I love greatest hits albums because they hit on all you favorites.  This being said, I would want the Beatles Greatest hits volume 1 (I love their early hits), Ace of Base's Greatest Hits (I especially love "Beautiful Life"), and finally the soundtrack of Grease (the music is so fun and uplifting)

3.  What is your favorite item in your closet? It's actually my shoes.  I think shoes really  make an outfit!

4.  When is the last time you cried? Two weeks ago when I watched "The Notebook"

5.  What is your favorite tv show of all time? It's a tie...between Big Bang Theory and Law and Order

6.  What is your favorite movie? West Side Story

7.  What would your dream vacation destination be? St. Thomas (it was my honeymoon destination and both my husband and I were sick so I'd love to go back when we are both healthy)

8.  Describe your personality in three words  Optimistic, Impatient, Bubbily

9.  What is the one make-up item you absolutely have to have on your face every day? Mascara

10.  Dream dinner party guest list! (Three people, living or dead) Eleanor Roosevelt, Valerie Bertinelli, and Betty White

11.  Why did you start blogging? To share my ideas, connect with other bloggers, and to create a place to store all my ideas...kind of like a filing cabinet on a cloud.

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