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The Versatile Blogger Award

It’s like the email chain letter of the blogging world! But it’s a fun one because it brings bloggers together and lets you share awesome people you’ve stumbled across in the interwebs! Thank you so much to Teresa at NavyBlueThreads for the nomination! I love her sewing! She’s fairly new to it as well, but really inspiring!    So here are the rules of the award for anyone who chooses to accept the nomination: Thank the person who nominated you and create a link back to their blog. Share 7 things about yourself. Nominate 15 other versatile bloggers. Tell the bloggers that you nominated them. Hmm… so here are 7 things about me: I’m allergic to bee stings. I got stung A LOT as a child, and my reactions seemed to get worse every time. I rarely remember to carry my EpiPen with me. :/ I LOVE coffee, but ALWAYS leave my coffee cup sitting around somewhere and end up re-heating it at least three times before I finish it. I am a sugar addict… constantly trying …

ISFJ

I hate when these personality profiles act like they’re going to know more about me than I do. But then sometimes (ok, who am I kidding… most of the time) they are freakishly accurate. I’ve done a bunch of these things… but haven’t gotten my Myers-Briggs type before. You should try it :) This is me… the ISFJ! It’s not 100%… but it’s pretty darn close. What’s your personality type? While we’re on the subject, I also highly recommend reading this book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. I know there are a ton of books out there on the subject, but this one really drew me in for some reason. I grew up being called shy and quiet and everything else your typical introvert hears on a daily basis. As corny as it sounds, this book has helped me understand myself better and I think it could be a super important read for any extroverted parents with introverted kids. Or for anyone, really. It’s important not only in home life, …

A to Z Brand Inspiration Challenge & A is for Anthropologie Splitback Tee

So here’s my problem. Back when I started knitting and crocheting, I would go into stores and refuse to buy myself any knit or crochet items. “I could make that!” I would always tell myself… why would I buy it for $$$such and such. To be fair, the majority of the time I wouldn’t actually get around to making things for myself… so I’d refuse to buy things, but I wouldn’t end up making them either. It’s just the principle. So now my problem has grown. Now that I’m sewing, I go into stores and say “I could make that!” about everything! I’m afraid I’m never going to be able to buy clothes again. :/ Obviously I can’t make everything I see… I’m just not that talented yet… but still… With that thought in mind and while searching the blogsphere for sewing inspiration, I found a good number of A to Z challenges (I especially like the Sew All 26 challenge at No Big Dill)… but seeing that that challenge just ended, and I’m not …

Me-Made-May… maybe next year :)

I’m just getting into this whole sewing world, and I’m realizing more and more every time I come online that the online sewing community is massive! :) It’s awesome. Seriously… lately I’ve been going online in the evenings and Danny keeps asking me what I’m doing. My answer is always something like “oh, you know, surfing the interwebs”… then he says “pinteresting?” (lol)… then I say “no… reading sewing blogs!”. Can you tell how I spend my time online?… :) I’m not sure which one makes me awesomer… but I’m pretty sure he thinks I’ve gone a little insane. But that’s okay with me!… and anyway I can’t keep up! There are so many! (And yes, I realize I just created a whole slew of words in that paragraph…). So anyway, it seems that everyone and their sister (and mother and brother) is participating in Me-Made-May or “MMM’14” – it’s a challenge for people to make a conscious effort to wear the items that they make. I would have loved to participate… but I have two …

Two Years

So apparently it’s been two years since I registered for WordPress. Happy Anniversary to my blog! In June it will be 10 years overall (including my time on Xanga). Crazy. Thanks to anyone who still checks in on me from time to time! Oh, and completely off-topic… today I signed up for our wing’s new program – the Mighty Ninety Safe Ride! In the past, they had a contract with one of the local cab companies that provided rides for people who maybe had a drink or so too many or maybe ended up in a bad situation; but with the unreliability of the cab company (and it was costing a lot for not getting much out of it), our new wing commander started this program. I’m interested to see how it turns out. Or how much people will use it. Hopefully they do. I started out signing up for a Saturday night and two weeknights in February as a driver… I’ll see how those go first and then sign up for more from there …