Showing posts with label Wizard of Odds And Ends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wizard of Odds And Ends. Show all posts

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Checking In

For months I had been planning on blogging while my nephew was here and that obviously didn't happen. I'm sorry, but not sorry and not in a rude way.

The past couple of weeks I really had hoped to blog. Meeting my first nephew for the first time for his first birthday was amazing! He lives 3,000 miles away so I just soaked up every minute! Every cuddle, every coo, every squeal, and every smile. There were so many smiles!

Thank you all for being so understanding. Things should be back to normal here on the blog by next Tuesday.

A while ago I was nominated for the Liebster Award again by Paige of Style For Real Life and Ireland of Ireland Rhea, so here are their questions and my answers. :)

Paige's Questions

1) What is the long term goal for your blog?
Honestly, I would hope that even more people would enjoy it and give comments and suggestions, etc. on my posts, but one long term goal I may take some flack for is wanting to be able to pay at least one bill (aka medicine) with the income from people clicking on ads. That would be great mainly because I know blogging is something I can do if I have a UC flare and can't actually get to work.

2) What have you enjoyed the most about blogging so far?
I LOVE being able to write about things I enjoy and love seeing the comments from people who enjoy reading my posts! :) 

3) Peanut butter + chocolate or mint + chocolate?
Mint and chocolate, no contest!!

4) For your birthday, would you rather have your mom or sister 
cook you special meal or go out to eat?
We usually order Chinese food, so it's kind of a combo of the two. No family member cooks for me, but we don't go out. 

5) Series or stand alone books?
I enjoy series, but I don't read much and often go long stretches between books.

6) What version of the Bible do you prefer?
I have an NKJV teen study Bible that I LOVE! Currently reading NIV though. 

7) Do you journal your studies in scripture?
No, but I do quite a bit of underlining and a little writing in the margins of my Bible.

8) If you were to host a period costume event, what era would it be?
Either 1860s or 1940s.

9) Do you spend your day in bare feet, socks, or shoes?
Mostly socks if I'm just around the house.

10) If you could have a gift card to any clothing store, including online, what would it be for? Eshakti, I think.

11) If I were to visit you in your hometown, what would be the first place you'd want me to see? The library! It's so cool!

Ireland's Questions

1. What is your eye color?

2. How do you feel about pink?
I don't mind it. I have had both a bright pink (by choice at age 13) and a pale pink (color it was when we moved in) room. Though just before we moved I had repainted my room to a light blue/gray.

3. Are you a techie?
No, I am a strong believer in googling to solve tech problems though.

4. What's your life philosophy?
John 3:16

5. How would you describe yourself in three words?
I'm just me. :)

6. Do you have Netflix?

7. What was the last thing you ate?
Crunch Berries Cereal.

8. Out of anyone in the world (survival experts excluded), who would you choose to be stranded on an island with?
Hm....this is such a difficult one. Moses? He lead a whole nation of people through the wilderness for 40 years. ;)

9. What's in your purse right now?
Wallet, gum, phone, camera. I know there's more, but I can't think of it off the top of my head.

10. What famous female figure, dead or alive, would you like to have over for tea?
I can't decide between Mary or Martha.

11. Which book character would you change lives with for a week?
Jo March.

I would like to nominate my readers who also blog for this award. I know there are a few of you whose blogs I have yet to really discover in depth. So please, feel free to post your blog name and a link in the comments!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Beautiful Blog Award!!

I had planned to have this post up last Friday, but I was away for the weekend and never got around to posting. Sorry! So, here it is for Tuesday. I am happy to say that Ireland of Ireland Rhea and Paige from Sunday Best and All the Rest nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger award! A HUGE thank you to Ireland and Paige for this nomination!! :)

Here are the rules if you decide to accept this award:
1. Thank the blogger who awarded you
2. Answer the ten questions he/she asked
3. Nominate ten bloggers to receive the award
4. Ask them ten questions
5. Let them know they've been awarded

Ireland's Questions:
1. What was your hardest subject in school?
Geometry. I do not miss that class one bit.

2. Do you play an instrument, and if so, which one?
I play a little of a lot of instruments. Flute, violin, harmonica, guitar, piano, voice if that counts. I think that's all.

3. What is your favorite color? And you have to pick ONE. No cop-outs.
My favorite color is probably blue. It looks nice when I wear it and I can wear it pretty much any season depending on the shade of blue.

4. Flip-flops or boots?
Flip-flops they are just so nice to wear. When you wear them that usually means it's WARM outside, or you can just slip them on if you're going out to get the mail or whatever and they're so inexpensive and come in all kinds of colors!

5. Football, soccer, or tennis?
I'll have to say tennis, though I hardly ever play or watch any of these.

6. Have you ever taken a self-defense course?
I have. They're pretty interesting and I'm sure they must be pretty useful.

7. What is one weak area of your life that you are working to improve?
Definitely my prayer life. I do not pray as much as could I'm trying to spend a little more time with God that way than just reading His Word.

8. Bible passage you are loving right now?
I have always loved Psalm 121

9. How would you describe your personal style?
It's blend. I try to incorporate a lot of classic pieces that I can wear for years.

10. What's your favorite way to work out? Again, no cop-outs. :)
I haven't worked out in a long time, I need to start again. I used to have a routine I loved. That included just low impact exercises like push ups, lunges, and planks.

Paige's Questions:
1. How would you describe your personal style?
See number 9 above. :) Though, I feel like to add to that I should mention my fairly recent obsession with maxi skirts and that I should do a small ThredUp haul or something like that for next Friday's post. Hmmmm.....

2. What was your first pet? 
A tabby cat named Tigger after the Winnie the Pooh's friend.

3. What is your ancestry (e.g. German, Italian)?
French and English

4. Dill pickles or sweet pickles ;) ?
Sweet Gherkins!!!

5. What Bible character do you relate to the most (it can be character, life experiences, or anything like that)? That' skins of difficult off the top of my head. I'll have to say Martha. She was so worried to have a things just right for Jesus when she did not need to worry.

6. What is the first favorite scripture verse that comes to your mind?
Psalm 121:1

7. Do you have any food allergies?
No, thankfully. My UC does cause some dietary restrictions, but I don't have any allergies.

8. You would be really excited if you woke up tomorrow morning to the smell of ____ cooking.
I don't think I would be really excited. I always like to have a fairly small breakfast. A spread of cooked breakfast yummies doesn't appeal to me, well, at the moment anyway.

9. What are you looking forward to this summer?
My first Summer Reading Program working at a library. I hear it's pretty exciting!

10. What is one thing you've learned from blogging?
Just to be myself.

Here is a is kind of a mishmash of random questions. I also only picked a few blogs to nominate. It is much harder than one would think to pick 10 that haven't already been nominated. 

Questions for the nominees:
1. What is your favorite article of clothing you own?
2. Do you have any hidden talents?
3. Do you give yourself any clothes shopping "rules" that you must stick to?
4. What colors do you see the most of when you open your closet?
5. Have you ever refashioned a piece of clothing? If so, what did you make?
6. If you had the chance to share just one Bible verse with someone, which would you choose?
7. Do you have any pets?
8. What is your favorite vintage/antique item you own?
9. Do you know more than one language (ASL, Braille, etc. count too.)
10. Flats or heels?

Becca and Bethany at Clever Bunnies

Monday, February 17, 2014

First Spring Etsy Update!

A few new items for spring are up on my Etsy shop! Go check them out!! I added links for patterns and how to's for all you other crafty people and to give credit to the crafters who came up with them in the first place! 

Arm knitting tutorial can be found on Simply Maggie blog.

Tutorial on the Petals to Picots blog.

Tutorials via the Carmen Bee blog.

Saturday, December 14, 2013