One of my favorite bloggers is Rachel at Maybe Matilda. I pretty much just stalk her there. She's always a good read- I love her writing style, not to mention her cute projects.
Anyway, last week she answered 11 Questions on her blog- then challenged anyone up for it to do the same. It's supposed to be a "tagging" game. I'm notoriously bad at re-tagging people, so I'm just going to do this for fun- to give you a little more insight into this little crafter.....
1.Who is your favorite celebrity crush, past or present?
Well, I could make a very long list. Heaven knows there have been a few in my
dreams past: Jared Leto. Christian Bale. Johnny Depp. Joey from NKOTB (hello, 6th grade!).
2. What’s your favorite book?
This is the part where you realize what a nerd I am. My favorite book is a toss-up between The Lord of the Rings and Les Miserables- the unabridged version.
I've read both at least a dozen times. Now that I think of it, it's been awhile since I've read either one, and that makes me itchy to pick one up again. Truth be told, I'm pretty much always in the middle of a book. I love the classics, but I read a lot of free e-books on my Kindle that are somewhat light reading. If I'm not reading a book, I'm reading a magazine, a newspaper, or even the back of a cereal box.
3. What are your 5 favorite TV shows?
If we're talking all time here, then I must include Lost as my number one! I loved every minute of it, even when it disappointed (if that makes sense). I mourn the day the last trombone slide played on my TV. Thank goodness for DVD's! I also currently love Fringe, The Good Wife, Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Person of Interest.
4. Guilty pleasure?
I have to admit I love reading Young Adult books, like The Hunger Games, Twilight, Harry Potter, and more. I know they're for teenagers, but they're so much fun and so addicting! And yes, I have seen all the Twilight movies (even though they're terrible, they're terribly fun!) and intend on hitting the Hunger Games movie at midnight on March 23rd!
5. Any goals you’re currently working on?
Well, if you're a regular reader you notice my blog posts have decreased, and I've even talked a little about trying to achieve a better balance in my life. My children are growing up- my "baby" is two and a half, and I'm really feeling the speed of their childhood passing by. Right now I am trying to be more "in the moment" and enjoy the time I have with them while they are little. I'm working on priorities and trying to find the direction I want to go towards in my blogging.
But, if you're looking for something measurable, I'm reading the Book of Mormon in 40 days with my women's group at church. That means 20-30 minutes of focused scripture study a day in addition to what I was already doing! I'm a week into the challenge and right on schedule, so I'm proud of that!
6. A trend or style you’ve wanted to try, but been scared to?
Skinny jeans and cute boots. I tried on some skinny jeans, but I just looked so.....not cute. But maybe I'm just insecure. I'm kind of short (5'4") and pretty medium build. I'm just not sure I can pull it off.
7. A skill you’d love to learn?
Sewing (I pretty much stick to the basics). Quilting (ditto). Crocheting. Digital Photography (figuring it out....). I know that's four skills, but I could probably list ten!
8. If you had a day to yourself with unlimited money to spend and no obligations, what would you do?
I'd start off with some shopping to update my wardrobe. I'd meet my best friend for lunch and a spa pedicure. I'd spend the afternoon outdoors (preferably in Phoenix winter weather- 70's and sunny!), reading a book on a blanket in the park. I'd meet my husband for a romantic dinner at Fleming's steakhouse, then tuck my kids into bed, relax with a bubble bath, and go to bed at a decent hour. That would pretty much be heaven.
9. A person (living or dead) you’d love to meet?
10. If you weren’t doing the career you’re doing now (being a stay-at-home mom counts as a career), what would you want to be doing instead?
Right now, I am a SAHM. I used to teach band. I can't wait to go back to it- because I know I'll be so much better at it this time. Someday I'll be an elementary band teacher again, and it will be awesome!
11. What are the names you want/wanted to give your kids until your meanie-pants spouse vetoed them?
We both are on the same page for girl's names, but for boys' names, we have a tough time agreeing. My husband likes the traditional names, like Henry, George, etc. I like more popular names- Tyler, Colin, etc. We ended up with Kyle and Drew- somewhere in the middle, I guess.
Well, that's it- 11 questions about little old me. I hope you've enjoyed this glimpse into me and my life! I challenge you to do the same! Answer one in the comments! Or, if you do this on your blog, leave me the link and I'll hop on over to check it out!
Have a great week!