Saturday, January 29, 2011

stylish blogger: 7 random facts

My sweet friend Crystal at Domestic, But Not Martha honored me with this bloggie award! Thank you so much!


Seven things you probably do not know about me {and might wish you hadn't have learned}:

1. I watch a lot of TV. I watch Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters on Sunday, How I Met Your Mother on Monday, Parenthood on Tuesday, Modern Family on Wednesday, ALL the shows on NBC Thursday night, Jersey Shore on Thursday night, Grey's Anatomy is DVRed and I watch it over the weekend. Plus Seinfeld, Friends, and other re-runs. I'm not always watching though... I like to have the TV on while I am cooking, cleaning, sewing, crafting, or blogging. I consider TV to be my music.

2. I love ice cream. Love it. It is the one thing that I will run out to grab if a craving hits. I usually prefer plain vanilla or plain chocolate, but I have been on a Fudge Tracks run since I had some at my Grandma's during our holiday visit. That's vanilla ice cream with fudge swirls and mini peanut butter cups. I save all my peanut butter cups and eat them at the very end. :)

3. I don't mind doing laundry, but I hate folding/hanging and putting away the laundry. Sometimes my clean clothes will sit in a basket for a while... I'll just find what I want and tumble it in the dryer for a couple minutes. This does frustrate me because I can't always find what I want to wear. I'm trying to be better about it. Just being honest!

4. You might already know this, or may have guessed, but I love antiquing and collecting antiques and vintage items. If I had to describe my decorating style it would be vintage, shabby chic, clean/modern. I love vintage shabby chic, but I don't do frilly and I prefer furniture with clean lines. I can't wait to have my own home to paint up and decorate!

5. I am pretty handy. My Dad taught me how to fix pretty much everything at some point in my life, so I can patch a hole in the wall {even one that's a foot wide}, I know how to properly paint a room, I can lay tile, I can hang a picture - no matter how heavy, and I even know how to change a light fixture {though I would be scared to do it on my own}. He also told me how to cook the perfect steak, make fresh mozzarella cheese, and how to get the perfect sugar caramelization on the top of a creme brulee.

6. I don't always wash my hands after I go to the bathroom. GASP! What?! Okay, I might not use the soap and tepid/cold water at the public bathroom sink, but I always Purell. One reason being - that soap stinks and drys out my skin. I usually end up Purell-ing and lotion-ing after anyway. So I use my forearm, elbow, or pull my sleeves over my hands to open the doors until I get back to my Purell. At home I use my soap, cause it smells nice, and I have control over the temperature of the water.

7. I know American sign language. Not as well as I used to, but I can still have an every day conversation. I took classes in high school and college and had the credits to minor in it, but the program wasn't completely set up yet. I find it to be useful, I have helped a few people throughout the years. Once was in high school while I was working at Linens N Things. Two deaf women were trying to exchange a defective product. And another time was when I was at six flags and a young deaf girl had hurt herself. The paramedics couldn't communicate with her and her family wasn't near by. I helped her tell the paramedics where to find her mother. Deaf people are always interested in knowing why a hearing person with no connection to the deaf community would learn ASL, and they love to connect to the hearing world.

I have met way too many fabulous bloggers in the past couple of weeks to pick 15 out! If you are interested in sharing 7 random facts about yourself, please snag this award for your self!

Here are the rules:

Rule 1: Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
Rule 2: Share 7 things about yourself.
Rule 3: Award this to 15 other bloggers, or offer it up to all your friends like I did.
Rule 4: If you snag this award from me, please link back to your post below.
{only link to the specific post about the award, please! if your link doesn't, I will have to remove it.}



Enjoy!

xoxo, christa

2 comments:

  1. i just found your blog and you have such lovely photos on your blog! very stylish & artsy! if you have a second, take a visit on my blog & become a follower... well only if you want to ;)

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  2. So glad I am not the only person who LOVES tv and hates folding laundry. Seriously we have had our clean clothes basket sit until it's pretty much empty from us picking stuff out of it to wear. Kind of bad.

    I took a year of ASL in HS but remember pretty much nothing from it. I wish I'd paid attention more because it can be SO useful!

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