Friday, April 20, 2012

A Little Bit of Me, A Little Bit of You.

Dear Readers,

I've been "tagged" in a Friend's blog to answer 11 questions about me. I feel so grateful to have been included in this and would love for you to also check out Tanya's blog "A Glass of Wine and a Good Book" along with 11 other blogs that I've listed at the bottom of this post.   ( If your blog is listed at the bottom- please consider yourself "tagged" and if you have the chance, answer the 11 questions I've listed for you! )


1. What do you like to do for fun?

For Fun, eh?

Well...I'd say' fun' for me involves my favorite things: My Husband, my Cats, photography, writing, and music. So any activity involving any of those things is what I like to do. :)

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live?

I think I'd like to live on a remote Countryside with a fantastic view. Maybe Ireland.

3. What made you decide to start a blog? {I liked this one from Brooke...}

Growing up I had 10+ journals. I loved writing down secrets and daily discoveries. And as I grew older, I enjoyed writing short stories. Once I was introduced to the blogging world- it's been a great place for me to share with lots of people at one time- what I'm about, what interests me- and in a way, another journal.

4. If you could give new bloggers advice, what would it be?

To do it for you. Don't lose perspective of why you started blogging.

5. Who is the most influential person in your life?

I always answer the same for this question- it's my Aunt Kathy. She's gone through more heartache than anyone I know- but yet she still keeps Christ first in her life. I admire that.

6. What is one talent that you have always wanted to learn, but haven't yet?

I know how to play the piano- but I've never been able to play elaborate pieces without a sheet of music (and hardly with one, for that matter!). So, I think I'd love to get so accustomed to the piano and certain songs- that I can play them beautifully and with so much expression-without the actual sheet music in front of me.

7. What is the best life lesson you have ever learned?

That change will happen. The sooner you accept this, the better.

8. What would your dream life look like after retirement?

Doing a little traveling- I want to see more of the World that I was born into! But, it's a lifelong dream thus far to open my own animal shelter. I would love lots of property to let animals that are abandoned, roam and live happily.

9. What message{s} do you hope others "hear" when they read your blog?

I don't know that there is one in particular. I'd like people to see that they're not alone in what they're going through. Whether it's something like...a small obsession for makeup (heh), or loneliness, or being young and married, or being a young Christian- whatever it may be. I certainly just want to be open and real.

10. What are your favorite blog topics to read about? {ex: crafting, style, life, humorous, etc...}

Generally things that I haven't experienced. I tend to follow blogs that are written by people who have a whole different outlook on life. Whether it's through "fashion goggles" or "chef goggles" or one of my favorite, "Paris goggles" :) I like to live vicariously through other's on occasion. And following their blogs are a fun way to do that.

11. What is one thing that you could never live without?

I'm going to go ahead and be mushy here and say, my Husband. Although I wouldn't necessarily call him a "thing"- ha! :) But really, he's my best friend, ever. Without him, I feel....not myself.


Joanna @ A Cup of Jo
Nicole @ Beyond the Surface
Krista @ Take Joy in the Journey
Hannah @ Dash of Sparkle
Whitney @ Elm Street Life
Lindsay @ Vineyard Loveknots
Foivi @ Donkey and the Carrot
Elle @ ElleOhvee
Jenna @ Eat Drink Pretty

Here are the rules and the questions for you to answer on your blog- if you get the chance!

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 to your post.

4.) Let them know you've tagged them.

1. What inspired your blog?
2. What lessons have you learned from blogging?
3. What's your favorite article of clothing you own and why?
4. It's a rainy, gloomy day. What are your plans?
5. One pet-peeve when it comes to blogging?
6. Losing what piece of jewelry would devastate you the most?
7. Where would you recommend going for a quick getaway?
8. Your next goal in life is what?
9. Favorite comfort food?
10. If money was no object starting NOW, what would be your first purchase?
11. A book you've read more than once and can recommend? 


Krista said...

When I am done with the list of 30 things, I will totally do this! :)

left on cardspond said...

i have a bit of the travel bug myself-i totally relate! would love to live on the irish countryside. a girl can dream..

ParisBreakfasts said...

Thanks for stopping by M

Rachel said...

A house in Ireland would be awesome...Wales is pretty beautiful too :)

Miss Lindsay said...

Thanks so much for the tag. I played piano growing up... wish I could still! (I could never read music well... I would just memorize. That only got me so far!)
Hope you had a great weekend!

MandaJ said...

I, for the most part, play by ear as well. Makes it so much more difficult, huh?! :)