Friday, May 28, 2010

About Me - Part One


I thought it would be easier to break up the About Me post into two parts. One more random and personal and the second more scrapbook related.

A little background first.

I was born and raised in the small town of Mansfield, MO., the place where Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote her Little House books. I started writing at an early age mostly due to my mom, the High School English and Journalism teacher. (I wish I still had a copy of my first book. It was about New Kids on the Block and had some lovely drawings to go along with the story.)

I won a lot, and I mean a lot lot, of writing contests growing up. It was pretty clear that writing was something I loved to do. Being a teacher's kid kind of made it not so much fun. Since I won a lot I had to hear all the time, "She only won because her mom is a teacher." None of these people seemed to notice that I won at contests held outside of our school too.


In High School I was editor-in-chief of our High School newspaper and also worked on our Yearbook. It wasn't until a few years ago when I first started scrapbooking that I realized how much doing the Newspaper and Yearbook taught me about designing.

After I graduated High School I started college but didn't finish. That is one of my biggest regrets. I wish so badly that I would have known, like I do now, just how much I loved writing, designing, and photography. I think if I could have zoned in on that stuff a little I would have excelled in college.

Now if I haven't bored you yet and you are still reading, here is the question portion:

1. Favorite color?

Drew always replies to this question with, "I am an artist and artists don't have favorite colors. They love all the colors the same." While I don't think I can technically be called an artist, I couldn't agree more with his answer. Ask me one day and I'll say purple. Ask me the next and I'll say yellow or red or green.

2. Favorite TV show?

I am a reality TV junkie. Instead of watch our local news I watch E! I love So You Think You Can Dance, Biggest Loser, Tori and Dean Home Sweet Hollywood, Kendra, The Soup, Chelsea Lately, Big Love, Project Runway, Jersey Shore (I wish I was kidding on that one but it's like one big train wreck that I can't turn my head from. Other train wrecks on MTV - The Hills, Teen Mom, and 16 and Pregnant. ) I wish I had more time to watch some TV but it's just not something I do often. I never really watch any of those shows every week. It's whenever I happen to catch them on.

3. Favorite flower?

The kind that come in a big, sweaty wad from the hands of my boys. I remember the first time Drew picked me flowers. I almost cried! Jackson just picked me a flower the other day and said, "Fwower. Mommy."


4. Favorite book?

I loved the Twilight series a lot. (Go Team Edward!) I would have to say that my favorite types of books are true crime. I must have inherited some weird gene from my Mom because she loves them too. I really don't know why I like them so much. I have no plans to commit a murder nor do I really like the thought of gross crime scenes. I think it's getting a peek into how crazy people work or maybe learning how they do investigating and that sort of stuff.

5. Favorite food?

Anything Italian. I could eat Italian food every single day.

Speaking of favorite foods I also love this recipe that I promised to post a few weeks ago and forgot.

Hot Bean Dip

• 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
• 1 cup sour cream
• 2 (16oz) cans refried beans
• 1/2 (1oz) package taco seasoning mix
• 5 drops hot pepper sauce
• 2 tbsp. dried parsley
• 1/4 cup chopped green onions
• 1 (8oz) package shredded Cheddar Cheese
• 1 (8oz) package shredded Monterey Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese and sour cream.
3. Mix in the refried beans, taco seasoning, hot pepper sauce, parsley, green onions, 1/2 the cheddar cheese and 1/2 the Monterey cheese. Transfer the mixture to an 8 x 12 backing dish. Top with remaining cheeses.
4. Bake for 20-30 minutes until cheese is bubbly.

Trust me you take this to an event and it will be requested to bring again and again. I always get "Hey Allison, bring that dip stuff!"

6. Favorite sport?

I don't think there would be much surprise if I said racing. I think I was born with a love for it.

7. Favorite season?

Summer! I love BBQs, strawberry shortcake, sitting on the back porch in the evening, 4th of July, long days, swimming...

8. What do you do for downtime and for me time?

I don't really get a lot of downtime or me time other than through the night when I sleep. I would say taking a nice long soak in a bubble bath but this is usually with the door open and the air is filled with "Mom! Jackson is pulling my hair!" or a big thud, most likely by Jackson falling off of whatever it is he tried to climb, followed by a cry.

So for this question I'll tell you what I would do if I had that time.

I would hang out with my sister more.


It's not like we don't see or talk to each other often but I miss the days (pre-kids) when we used to sit outside and talk for hours. We always entertain each other with the stupidest conversations and end up laughing hysterically. I'm so lucky that she is my sister and the fact the she is also my best friend well, there just aren't words for it.

I would also would love to maybe take piano lessons, cake decorating classes, and photography classes. Anything I could do to learn more. And have date nights with Mike more often. Right now we have one about every three months.

Here are some random things about me:

• I once got stuck in an escalator in a major department store.
• I'll be 30 on July 18. Eek!
• I'm afraid of the dark.
• I hate odd numbers.
• I can't spell to save my life.
• I eat too many potatoes.
• I miss my Dad more that I ever thought possible.
• I hate the word panties.
• I'm terrified of flying.
• I don't cry during sappy movies.
• In second grade I handcuffed a boy to his desk.

Goodness that's a lot about me! Now I want to know about my blog readers! In the comments, post five random facts about yourself and I'll choose one to win a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking (Volume choice is all yours!) I'll post the winner on Monday.

I'm also still working on the About Me-Part Two so if you've got a scrapbooking related question you want to ask me, there's still time to ask. :)

Have a great weekend! :)


67 comments:

Miranda said...

1. Being a mother is 1,000 times harder than I thought it would be, but I love it 2000 times more than I expected to.

2. I have a black belt in TaeKwonDo.

3. I love contact sports.

4. My exhusband is one of my best friends.

5. Every memorial day, I have a girls weekend with my college roommates!! Starts in a few hours!! Wooo!!

Lorraine said...

1. I have painted at the Royal Academy in London.
2.I adore my husband Peter, 3 children and 5 grandson but would love a grandaughter.
3. Favorite colour pale blue.
4.I love to travel in the USA.
5. My craftroom is my santuary.

Love you have shared your stuff about you.Hope you get printed so I may read your books.

AndreaFriebus said...

1.Can't drive a stick.
2.Hate seafood.
3.Love the Harry Potter series.
4.Addicted to Diet Pepsi.
5.Favorite show is Project Runway.

I think I'd like to hear more about why you handcuffed a boy to his desk!!

Lara said...

1. I was never a sixth grader.
2. I can't spell either. I love spell check! Not sure how I made it through high school with out it.
3. I love working with computers.
4. I have a degree in marketing but hate to sell.
5. I I have 4 kids the oldest just graduated from High School. Another milestone in life.
Thanks for sharing your ideas! Love your pages and books.

Tiffany said...

1. I also can't drive a stick (and hear about it from my husband all the time!)

2. I have four kids and am only 28-Yikes!!

3. I love pizza and prefer it cold for breakfast.

4. I used to work drawing arterial blood and doing EKG's.

5. I wanted to be a lawyer, but being a mommy and a wifey is soooo much better!

Queation-What do you use when you need some inspiration?

Cheryl Kosakura said...

1. My first plumeria flower just opened.

2. My son only has 7 days of school left and then off to college. Yippee!!

3. I'm going to have dinner with my friend tonight.

4. I love to work in the yard.

5. I love chocolate with nuts

-Cher

Danielle said...

1. I LOVE red-headed boys as I have one myself.
2. Also a New Kids on the Block fan from way back - been to 9 concerts and met them in person last year (would LOVE to have read your book)
3. I enjoy cooking & trying new foods
4. Am terribly indecisive
5. Think Italy is one of the best places I've ever been.

It's been great learning more about you!

Colleen said...

1. My husband and I met in preschool, though didn't start dating til May senior year.

2. I play hand bells for my church.

3. I enjoy quilting just as much as scrapbooking and have trouble dividing my time.

4. My 3-year-old makes me laugh daily, and my 3-month-old makes me smile daily.

5. My husband proposed at a Green Bay Packer game.

CreativeChretin said...

1. can i walk on the knuckles of my toes
2. I'm team Jacob
3. I love to read as much as i love to scrapbook
4. i'm the coupon queen of my family
5. I love Streets of NY pizza and wings

JennyC said...

1. I just became a mom for the first time to my wonderful son Drew.
2. I hate seafood!
3. My husband and I were married by a friend that I once had to bail out of jail.
4. I love peanut butter and chocolate!
5. I would love to go to Italy someday.

dawn said...

Hi Allison

I was out on a "daytime date" with hubby just turned on to see if you had a post today couldn't wait till bedtime to check. Thanks you for all this personal stuff about you, I loved reading it. The kids are home now and have to feed them will come back tonight to post my 5 about me.

CodyandTraci said...

1- I am a stay at home mommy of 5.(4 girls and 1 boy)
2-I have been scrapbooking for about 15 years! (I still love it)
3-I HATE spiders!
4-I love to cook and try new recipes. (we love bean dips so I will need to try yours, Thanks!)
5- I also love to crochet and sew.

Traci

joel & ginny said...

1. I'm a red headed mom to four non-red headed sons.
2. My parents were old enough to be my grandparents.
3. I love to read. I've been on a young adult kick since reading Twilight. Currently reading the 39Clues series with my oldest.
4. There are hydrangeas and gerbera daisies blooming in my yard.
5. The floor in my house is currently littered with action figures, Leap Frog letters, and some free-range Cheerios thrown in for good measure.

Amy said...

1. I lived in Australia the summer after my senior year of HS.

2. I'm a die-hard Survivor and Glee fan.

3. I grew up in Wyoming.

4. I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that I live in a big city (how did that happen?).

5. I know a TON about animals (my husband works at the zoo).

Anonymous said...

1. I am very afraid of snakes - any size, any kind.
2. My favourite food is chocolate covered almonds.
3. I don't have an athletic bone in my body, but I love to watch sports.
4. I can't carry a tune to save my life.
5. My favourite color is pink.

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love your sketches!

Cheryl Kielly

Kristen said...

1. I was a teacher pre-kids and thought this would make me a better mom...but in reality I think being a mom will make me a MUCH better teacher when I go back eventually!

2. I never thought I'd be a runner...and now at nearly 40 I am. Never say never.

3. I love being a boy mama and the thought of having a girl, while tempting to enjoy the pink, scares the crap out of me. We're done at three boys.

4. Even though we're done, I still get insanely emotional when I follow a pregnancy or birthing story line on a favorite show. The acutal birth and newborn gets me every.single.time.

5. I love music. All kinds. And I LOVE that my kids are into it as much as me.

Cindy Leggett said...

1. I am a Juicy girl. Fragrance model for all the Juicy Fragrances.

2. I am way to young to be a grandmother.

3. I love Macaroni Grill's Penne Rustica.

4. I used to teach Kindergarten.

5. Have not traveled the intersection where a lady ran a red light and totaled my car 5 years ago.

Mandi said...

1. I also did not finish college and regret it.
2. I still cannot believe that I AM 30. Where did the time go?
3. My other favorite craft is cross-stitching, thus I love to hand-stitch on my layouts.
4. I was born in Michigan, but now live on the West Coast.
5. I am really into genealogy.

Thanks for the chance to win! I would absolutely LOVE to get one of your Sketch books! I see the girls on 2Peas raving about them all the time!

TerriB said...

1. My life is consumed with all things boy - DS 3 and DH - thankfully I'm not a girly, girly.
2. I am afraid that I will forget the small things about my son being young, so I scrapbook and journal - a lot.
3. DH and I are very close to our families and we see them weekly (DH sees his daily - working for the family business) and I wouldn't change it for the world.
4. I never cried at sappy movies until after I had my son. I seem to be more prone to emotional movies now.
5. I love to shoot sporting clays with my husband - he has been a great teacher and I'm getting pretty good.

Than, you very much for the opportunity to win one of the sketch books. They have been at the top of my list for quite some time now.

Stacey Atchley said...
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Stacey Atchley said...

I know I can't win, but this is fun (after I got over the blubbering at you talking about the olden days of us...clearly I'm the sister that cries at sappy movies. And TV shows. And commercials.)

1. My husband and I got married in the courthouse in Harrison, AR and used some other couples "preacher" by mistake.

2. Allison used to blackmail me in high school so I would take her cruising with me.

3. Spencer Pratt makes me physically ill.

4. In my head, I think I am still as athletic as I was in high school. An incident playing catch with Jeremy last week proved I was not.

5. On my way to work every day, I daydream about being a rockstar. Serious daydreams, like I've got a set list worked out and everything.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I loved reading about you! Too funny on the handcuffing the boy!

1. I have been in three fist fights in my whole life, the first in eighth grade with a girl three times my size.

2. I live on Coke Zero and Dove Chocolate!

3. Fall is my favorite time of the year.

4. I hate gold, only wear silver or white gold.

5. I wish I could live in pajamas, yoga pants or sweats.

LJ13 said...

1. I still have one baby tooth.

2. I was home schooled for fourth and fifth grade.

3. I am an all-boy mommy.

4. My favorite color is purple.

5. I love to read but have only read 3 books this year because my boys are keeping me busy. Last year I read 100.

dawn said...

Hi Allison,

I'm so excited that you posted about you today, such a fun read. That's great that you were such a good writer ( would love to see some of those stories). That is so cute what Drew says about his favorite color, I love all blues always have and always will can't imagine changing it. I too wish for more time for my sisters and my parents without the kids around all the time because then it's all about them, miss just haning with them. I also want to know about the handcuff incident. Ok it was hard to narrow down only 5 things but will try.

1. I wish I could play the guitar, draw really good and sew really good.

2. I am a stay at home mom married to a great guy and have 4 kids, 3 girls 1 boy. Wanted six kids at first then 4 just seemed right.

3. I have bad luck at the weddings I'm in starting with my own. My mom made my dress and my 3 bridesmaid dresses but waited till my wedding day in the morning to tell me the bridemaids dresses weren't done, after crying and yelling had to gather the girls and shop all morning for 3 matching dresses in 3 different body shapes, it was awful.
On my sister Heahters wedding I was Matron of honor well that morning stubbed my pinkie toe chasing the kids around and it turned out it was actually broken. Had to sit with ice on it all day at wedding and reception.
Fast forward 2 years to sister annie's wedding woke up with the side of my stomach swollen can't get pants on so go to doctors in nightgown to find out I have cysts on ovaries and need surgery soon, so sat at that wedding all day in PAIN PAIN like nothing before.
So I am worried what will happen when my kids get married should I even plan on going to their weddings, I seriously worry about this.

3. I love to read, even when eating at the dinnertable, bad habit I know but can't help it. My kids also love to read too.

4. I've always wanted to vacation in Michigan.

5. I don't like tv much either but do make time for these Army Wives, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, The Middle

That was hard to pick just five might have to throw in some random ones like you did:

My birthday is August 18 yeeeh a month after you, my husband is August 19

favortie numbers 3 6 9 15 45

Love little house on the prairie still watch it early on Sunday mornings

love mornings best before the kids are up

I am a tea drinker

I am very indecisive

don't like anmials but love horses

always wanted a brother

scared of heights

hate the news except for weather

ok that's it for now. Other questions for you Allison is...what other scrapbookers besides your family inspire you and what blogs do you read?? If you could only use 3 supplies to make a page what would they be? Do you make mini albums?

I nonscrapbooking question is do you see anymore kids maybe a girl in your future??
I love that your sister posted here and loved her answers too.Thanks for the fun post and have a great weekend.

Kim M said...

I love reading and learning more about you as a person, very interesting. The bit about handcuffing a fellow student, that is hilarious! I bet my random fact can beat that one, lol! Just read...

Random facts about me..

1. My go-to drink is Diet Mt Dew, in a bottle, extremely cold.


2. In first grade, I urinated on the little boy that sat in front of me in class. (And yes this incident was mentioned at our high school graduation during the valed. speech.

3. I am loyal to the end.

4. When I clean my house, I always start in the bathroom.

5. I despise anything chocolate. (yes, I know I am a freak).

Laura Lee said...

Hi Allison:

This is fun, I love reading all the answers! :)

Five randoms about me...

1. I lost a bi cuspid tooth while boogie boarding in Hawaii. (My implant happens this summer!) LOL

2. I always start every list with the word dinner rolls. I don't know why, it just pops in my head and I HAVE to write it. (weird I know)

3. I have a wonderful family that I love and that inspire me to be a better person every day.

4. I did not know autism would totally change my life's direction as it has. My son has autism, and now I am a teacher of children with autism. And yes being a mom makes you a much better teacher. No one told me that a teacher would love their students as much as their own children.

5. I am secretly jealous of all those women in commercials that have beautiful teeth...(see Number 1) LOL

Michelle said...

1. I love my husband Steve more that life itself! After 22 years of marriage my love for him gets deeper and deeper each day.

2. Have one daughter in college and one son in highschool. (Boy does that make you feel old.

3. My dream is to leave MO and move to Kansas (the sooner the better) for me. We would love to live on 500 achers in the middle of nowhere on a tree lined drive with no neighbors with in 1 10 mile radious of our house.

4. I want to open my own scrapbook store in Kansas. It has been a passion of mine for a long long time!!!

5. My favorite sport - cycling I love every thing about it and yes, I have traveled the whole state to watch it!!! Love Lance Armstong, George Hincapie and Mark Cavendish!

6. If I could go anywhere on vacation my dream is to go to Scotland, New Zeland and Australia.

Michelle Dorland

Kelly said...

1. I hate the word panties too!! Ick!

2. Being a mom is by far the coolest thing I've ever done but I didn't realize it was going to be SO hard!

3. I love the number 4. Especially 44.

4. I have to triple check my alarm every nite (when it's set) eventhough I just checked it and I KNOW it's correct:/

5. My brother is my absolute best friend. I don't know what I'd do without him. Love him to pieces but I'll still touch my eye to gross him out!!! :)

taxded-baby said...

1. Favorite food: popcorn..yum!! Should be it's own food group!
2. Always thought I never wanted children, now trying to have #4!
3. Always thought I hated cheez-its, just realized I really like them!
4. Love snuggling down with a good book.
5. I once got locked out of the house by my 18mo old!! Scary!!

Melanie said...

1. I love icecream...a lot!
2. Taking a warm shower is how I relax.
3. Fave color is purple.
4. Being a mom is so much more fun and crazy than I ever thought....seriously my kids are awesome!
5. I love taking naps!

tiffanyfarhner said...

1. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats...we call them our "furbabies."

2. I'm a huge mama's girl! And proud of it!

3. I've been scrapping for 5 years and am still in love with it!

4. I hate my job! But love my company!

5. Am planning to adopt a baby from Guatemala some day soon, I hope!

rosa said...

1.) I love earl grey tea anytime, hot or over ice cubes!

2.) although I will be married 2 years in July, my husband still gives me butterflies in my tummy when I hear him after work walking up the stoop outside to come in!

3.) went to China 2 years ago on a business trip before I was married, and have been really itching to go back!

4.) am gloriously happy my dad's leukemia/lymphoma is now in remission!

5.) I always cry when I watch "adoption stories" on cable!

Anonymous said...

Loved the fun facts about you & your sisters response. :)

Here are a few about me:

1 - I practiced guitar just so I could learn wildwood flower.

2 - I've seen 54 Nicolas Cage movies

3 - I love the beach, trees, flowers, sunshine - all these things make me happy

4 - being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done but the most rewarding

5 - I would love to go to college for art, photography and crafts.

Anonymous said...

And I just forgot to leave my name. Ugh.

It's Amy S. from Texas

Anonymous said...

1.mother of 2, grandma of 3
2.love the color red
3.favorite band: Aerosmith
4.took piano lessons for 10 years
5.when I was 12 I had a crush on the 17 year old check out guy at our grocery store. Married him 13 years later...which was 34 years ago.

KathyR

Anonymous said...

5 random facts about me :) in no particular order of importance!!

1. I love writing with pencils!

2. I love the smell of the horse barn!

3. I took chemistry 2x in high school. The first time I got an F, the second time I got a D.

4. I won the science award in nursing school with the highest GPA, and tutored chemistry students :)

5. I love the meaning of Grace.

Thank you for this great contest! Off to read the other random enteries :)

Robbin said...

my name is Robbin

Donna O. said...

I am retired after 28 years of teaching. My three grandchildren are my reward for raising my own three children (many years as a single mother). I LOVE making cards for Operation Write Home. Fall is my favorite season, and my wish is to visit all seven continents (yes, even Antarctica).

Amy Powell said...

What a fun question for us commenters!

1. I LOVE the smell of rain!

2. I was in junior high before I figured out how to whistle.

3. I have two preschool boys that like to go pee pee on our trees. My husband ducks inside the garage anytime a car drives by, leaving me outside to be embarrassed all by myself :)

4. Sonic vanilla cokes are the absolute best reward for myself right now (like when I take the kids with me to Wal-Mart and I need a pat on the back for not getting stressed out!)

5. My husband and I watched "Toy Story" in Spanish on our honeymoon.

Luv2talk said...

Oh, are you really giving me an invitation to share this trivia about myself once again? LOL

1. I've never had a cup of coffee

2. I've never had a beer

3. I run 5+ miles every other day

4. I love riding on the back of my husband's HARLEY

5. I've never read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies. (Twilight neither)

Steff said...

I loved getting to know more about you! Now it's my turn:
1. There are 3 Steff/f/phanie's in my family (each with a different spelling in the middle)
2. I served in Desert Storm
3. I have a compulsion to tidy and organize (make piles, separate things)
4. I "see" color in many words
5. I also do not care for odd numbers and will often move the volume on the radio to make it even!

Kari D. said...

1. I wanted to have one kid and now have nine, and I couldn't be happier about that. (ages 2-14)

2. I hate silhouettes (those black paper shadow pictures of people)- they freak me out.

3. I love to listen to my kids pretend play and have conversations with each other when they think I'm not listening.

4. I actually like my teenage son - a lot! He's really fun and cool to be with. So far, the teens haven't been the "dark years" like my mom said they would be.

5. I am obsessed with Diet Pepsi and won't be surprised if one day I bleed DP instead of blood.

Kari D.
daverclan@sbcglobal.net

Christel said...

1. Before I got into scrapbooking 1-1/2 years ago I had been an avid cross stitcher for 16 years.

2. I can't drive a stick - because I never could find anyone patient enough to teach me.

3. I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes.

4. I love country primitive and Americana decor.

5. I enjoy doing yardwork and taking care of flowers, etc. Love this time of year. :)

kroller said...

I love reading about Ali and everyone else, it's fun...(Stacey--First- amen to #3. Second- You always make me laugh and I can only imagine how fun you would be as a sister :)

Things about me....
1. I LOVE to organize everything, and things have to be straight and symmetrical.

2. My scrap-room is going to be featured on a craft/storage blog on June 5th!

3. I had a picture of me and the large white bass I caught, chosen for the cover of the advertisement guide for Lost Bay Resort in Canada.

4. I have numerous posters, books and other Twilight paraphernalia all over my scrap-room.(Including an Edward lunchbox that holds my adhesives for classes & crops. Of course I'm TEAM EDWARD but Jacob can be second any day...I don't mind : )

5. Something I don't like..I can't stand chipped finger nail polish! If it chips off, repaint or remove immediately. It gives me the heebie jeebies! LOL

Shari said...

Loved reading this thread. Really fun posts.

1. I'm a Stay-at-home-mom, but I have a Master's Degree and worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 6 years. Don't plan on going back either. Love my new job.

2. I was a Jazzercise instructor for 3 years before I had kids.

3. My husband and I were married 9 1/2 years and dealt with infertility before we were blessed with our 3 little boys (in less that 3 1/2 years).

4. My first kiss was from the guy I eventually married.

5. My favorite movie: When Harry Met Sally.

Penny Peck said...

1. I have lost over 200 pounds - they just keep coming back!e

2. I served in the Army during the Vietnam War as a student nurse (I am ALMOST A NURSE!)

3. Can't draw a straight line even with 5 rulers

4. Lived in Hawaii while in elementary school - Aloha!

5. Hate to cook - takes too much time away from scrapbooking

Sonya said...

1. I hate making phone calls, especially to strangers.
2. I love Mexican food and could eat it every day.
3. I love going to school but hate working. I am a nurse but only worked for one year. I am now a SAHM and couldn't be happier.
4. I am raising a puppy for a service dog organization.
5. I love my kids but parenting teens is the biggest challenge of my life.

Linda said...

1. I hate peanut butter.

2. I eat my food in order from least favorite to most favorite.

3. I didn't know how much I didn't know until I had kids.

4. Being a mom has made me a better school counselor and being a school counselor has made me a better mom.

5. My husband is one of the best people I know.

kate said...

1. I hate the word panties too. I avoid it at all cost.
2. I started scrapbooking before I knew that's what it was called. I love keeping albums of pictures.
3. I enjoy home improvement projects, like building some shelves, painting rooms. Love HGTV.
4. I love the Fall. Ahhh...
5. I enjoy reorganizing things, scrapbook stuff included.

Kim said...

I loved reading about you. Here are mine:

1. I play the tuba

2. I have THREE sisters

3. I LOVE fart humor

4. I handle THOUSANDS of dollars every day (I work at a credit union)

5. I'm a carb addict

Bonnie said...

I love ready "all about you" here's mine:

1. I will be 45 on July 17th ( OMG)
2. My fav color is lavender
3. Fall is my fav season
4. Being a Mom is the best job on earth, sometimes it's not the easiest, but it has the best benefits!!
5. HGTV is my fav channel, much to my Hubby's dimay...

Thanks Ali

donna k said...

1. just got my second tattoo at 46.
2. love the " house of night series" but hate waiting for the next book.
3. work 3 jobs 1 full-time 2 partime
4. mom to 2 kids 3 dogs and 5 cats
5. need to have my head reattached frequently!

thanks for the chance to win
donna

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this chance to win, and sharing your pages.:)

1. I have 5 grandchildren who light up my world - unfortunately they all live out of state.
2. Spell check is my friend.
3. I was a Scottish dancer in my youth. The bagpipes still play to my soul.
4. I started scrapbooking 7 years ago - and my life hasn't been the same since.:)
5. Summer is my favorite season – and is much too short.

Linda J

Linda said...

1. It was a LONG time ago that I turned 30.
2. I'm reading the Twilight books and am definitely Team Jacob!
3. I never handcuffed any boys to a desk, but I did poke one in the behind with a pin once.
4. I love racing too - we've got the race on right now in fact.
5. I wish video games had never been invented.

Jodi said...

1. I will soon be an empty nester.
2. I love seafood.
3. I was a baton twirler in my childhood.
4. I wish I could play the piano or carry a tune.
5. I am hooked on JD Robb's "In Death" book series.

Erica said...

- I had a dress in that EXACT same print as the one you were wearing back in the day :o)
- I purge my kids' toys while they're sleeping (shhhh...)
- Spiders freak me out
- I love eating pineapple slices
- I haven't been outside a 100-mile radius of my house in 7 years. Time for a vacation? I think so. :o)

nanapatty said...

My favorites and a childhood memory:
1. My grandkids. Just love all 9 of them!!!
2. Sitting in the stands at Busch stadium and watch Albert hit a walkoff homerun.
3. A new pair of sandals/flip flop/shoes.
4. My wonderful husband cleaning up the kitchen after supper.
5. A fond childhood memory: playing 'barbies' on the front porch with my sisters and neighbors in the 60's.

Denise S said...

1. I grew up with racing, my dad raced in the 50's & 60's then worked on a pit crew. I have attended most of the state fairs in the midwest and been 25 of the 50 states, racing took me alot of places. Luved racing & the people I met.
2. I can say my alphabet backwards & touch my nose with my tongue.
3. The way I lived my life changed when my nephew, he was 20, died in Iraq in '03. Always remember "Life is too short." My youngest son enlisted & left 20 days after he graduated HS. He is home safe but has 80% hearing loss from hitting an IED but no one was killed. I've been blessed.
4. My husband & I live on a farm. We raise corn, soybeans & background cattle. Love the smell of freshly worked ground. Wouldn't move back to town for any amount of money.
5. I would like to teach people to scrapbook so I could share my love with others.

JO said...

1. I own a candy shop

2. I just got a new puppy. A chocolate tri Beagle named Jack

3. I hate to be alone

4. I am terrified to fly

5. After 23 years, I am still head over heels in love with my hubby.

Kel said...

1. I got a hole-in-one in Fl golfing in 2003.
2. Favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally.
3. I Love my boys more than I ever thought possible.
4. I have ZERO musical talent, but my mom can really sing.
5. My parents almost named me Robin (I have brother named Randy and Robbie)

Anonymous said...

5 Things:
1.I am terrified of bats
2. I hate to cook
3. I LOVE McDonalds regular Coke
4. I have a 1 year old boy and don't know how to scrapbook pages of him, becuase I had 2 girls first!
5. I love hearing my kids laugh, especially when they are all together!
Barb Martin

Anonymous said...

1. I go every Saturday/Sunday morning with my 2 sister-in-laws to get a coke (tea for me) at McDonald's. We have done this for years.
2. I am a grandma to 5 kiddos.
3. I am a middle child.
4. I worked in a school district for almost 20 years.
5.I collect scrapbook supplies...ha!

Linda from KS

Marcia S said...

1. I was in the Navy Reserves.
2. Even though I was a teacher most of my life, my degree is in Art History. (Maybe that's why I loved your Notre Dame layout so much)
3. I was kissed by Muhammad Ali.
4. I hate messing with my eyes or going to the eye doctor.
5. I was editor of my high school yearbook and on the newspaper.

Beatrice said...

1) I have 3 little bees tattoos on my back
2) I love to read- especially fantasy with a little romance thrown in- I have a huge book collection
3) I love to do puzzles
4) I love ice cream- chocolate and coffee the most
5) We have two kids 7&5 and are trying to adopt siblings or a young child from Taiwan

wendy said...

1. I met my husband online and we're getting ready to celebrate our 6th anniversary.
2. I married him and moved 2,000 miles away from my family.
3. This year I fell in love with teaching 1st grade. Never thought I'd say that.
4. I collect B's.
5. My college roommates and I lived in a house in a run-down neighborhood we lovingly referred to as the Little House in the Ghetto.

Allison Davis said...

Oh my goodness guys! I loved reading all of these! It was great to get to know you all.

Dawn, believe me I would love to have more kids but we are stopping at two. Both my husband and I work so much that adding another addition would be very difficult.

I've added your scrapbooking related questions to my list! :)

Michele Mc said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Love reading about everyone!
1. I was born in Guam, and for most of my childhood when my parents told me they found me under a seashell, I believed them.
2. I have two little girls (6 and 3) who keep me on my toes and make me laugh every day.
3. I work in IT Project Management but am seriously considering a career change to teaching (I have my teaching certificate but never pursued it). I recently passed up a promotion and a pay increase. Am I crazy? No, I just wanted what was best for my family (a sane mommmy!).
4. I have a strange affinity for music infomercials like the Time Life series. Any time I see one on tv, I have to watch it and sing along. Thank goodness for iPods or I would probably own every series!
5. I love American history, particularly the Civil War.