Getting ready for the Razorback game this morning and decided I would do a quick little blog post. Last time I wrote a blog post about Razorback football, I expressed that I'm a little less than concerned of the outcome of games...BUT I like it when they win because that makes my husband happy. ;) I still have the same feelings, but now I have really fallen more in love with going to games with my husband and friends and surprisingly I can kind of keep up with what's happening. It still baffles me that these are practically babies that we are yelling at and put so much pressure on to do good in the game, and I think I will always think of that when I hear someone yell at a player. I don't think I could ever have handled that type of pressure in college...or now, after being in the real world. Although, how exciting it must be when they win, to have fans cheering them on! That must be an awesome feeling. This morning I wanted to show some pre-game support by posting a few of the razorback things I've done over the years. I hope you enjoy! WOOOO PIG SOOIE!
Email me if I can make any of these things for you. Hope you have a great Saturday! :)
Who doesn’t love an award? I received The Liebster Blog Award nomination from my friend Catherine of The Fancy Little Things (http://thefancylittlethings.blogspot.com/). What’s a Liebster Award you ask? Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers who deserve some recognition and support to keep on blogging. Thanks for the nomination Cat!
Here are the rules should you choose to accept:
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 5 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
So here it goes...
Eleven Facts About Me…
1) I’m originally from Louisiana, and I still love my hometown.
2) I married my college sweetheart.
3) I’m an aspiring health-nut.
4) About 95% of the time I have a sonic cup in my hand.
5) Johnny’s pizza is my favorite pizza place ever, and if you want to be my best friend you could bring me one from my homeland.
6) The first time I flew in an airplane was on my honeymoon 3 years ago.
7) I’m a mom to two beautiful fur children. Ginger and Benton are my pup’s names.
8) I took voice lessons as a child.
9) I still dream of going to beauty school or becoming a Kindergarten teacher.
10) I had spinal meningitis when I was about 18 months old.
11) I have a memory like an elephant.
11 Questions Catherine gave me…
1) How would you describe your personal style? I would say my style is effortless. I try to do simple pieces and not think too much about it. I own ALOT of black and basics. Things that make it easy to wear with different pieces, such as Minnetonka fringe boots, or a leopard cardigan.
2) Where is your favorite place to shop? That changes with the wind. Places I ooze over and just lovingly lust over their products would be Sephora, & Anthropologie. The places that I find most of my everyday looks would be Target, Forever 21, and Old Navy. Have you noticed I can’t just give a one-word answer?
3) What fashion/beauty related item can you not live without and why? I love my LaMer wrap watch, it’s worn grey leather with chains. I throw it on with almost everything.
4) What piece of clothing makes you feel most attractive and why? I always feel super slender in my maxi skirts. I have a black one and a black/white stripe one. I’m a curvy girl and I feel like they show my curves in a flattering way.
5) What is your number one beauty secret? Me…Beauty Secret? I can’t really say that I have one. I am pretty faithful to brands and even though I like to try things I stick with what I like and know. With that being said, something I’ve stuck with for years is that I wash my face with bar Dove soap. It’s mild and gentle for my skin and keeps it clear.
6) How do you wear your hair when in a hurry and short on time? High buns and braids are my friends. My hair is long though, and holds curls pretty well, so sometimes I can run my fingers through it, freshen up with some hairspray and my curls are just wavy enough to look like I fixed it.
7) Who is your favorite musician and why? I’ve never ever been good with answering questions about music. I don’t really say that I have a particular genre or type. I have always loved really calming music, and The Civil Wars does just that for me these days. All of their music is perfection.
8) If you could play any instrument what would it be and why? I think I would have to choose the piano. It’s soothing. I would love to be able to play while my husband sings. He has an amazing voice.
9) If crafting was your career what item or items would you make to sell? Lately I’ve done a lot with window panes. I think I would expand to more re-purposing and would love to do furniture.
10) How would you describe your home decorating style? I love things that have a story or look old, but I also love to tie in warm, cozy and inviting new things. I have an appreciation for natural woods and rustic things without looking like I live in a cabin. ;)
11) If you had an unlimited budget, what location would you choose for a week of vacation and why? My husband I have always talked about going to Australia. It's sort of our dream vacation...one day! :)
My 11 Questions For My Blog Nominees
1) If you could have any career in the world, with no limits, what would you be doing?
2) What would you say is your go-to recipe when you don’t have much time to think about dinner?
3) What is your favorite season?
4) If your house was on fire and you only had time to grab 3 things, what would you grab?
5) What is your favorite trend about today’s style/fashion and what is your least favorite trend?
6) What is your favorite TV Show?
7) Do you have a favorite makeup product or favorite hair care product?
8) What is most important to you in life?
9) What is your favorite piece of jewelry and where did you get it?
10) If you could start a non-profit company, funding any cause you wish, what would yours be?
11) If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would you choose to live?
I'm not really sure where to begin, because this post is extremely overdue. Mom has been busy getting crafts together for upcoming shows, and well...I haven't had a craft bone in my body in the past 6-8 months. I do sometimes walk into my garage and look at my pile of supplies and wish for a day of quiet, relaxing painting with Dave Barnes turned up loud on my iPod, but THAT has not happened in a long time. I keep telling myself that the urge will come back soon, and I will get out there and create SOMETHING...ANYTHING! Lately my mind has been on other things, and the focus of my time and life on those things...my husband graduated pharmacy school, and got an amazing job he loves. I am busy at work, and at home now have a new goal of healthy...clean-er eating and fitness. It's hard to change my skewed view of food when my entire life my meals were made up of a meat, and my vegetables were corn and potatoes. Now don't get me wrong, my mother is an amazing cook, and I never make anything quite like she does. Her ability to go into the kitchen and whip something up from nothing amazes me to no end. She is crafty I guess in all ways, and I envy her ability to be so selfless while never sitting down to eat her meal until everyone else gets what they would LIKE to eat...my sisters and I joke that she can sometimes be a short order cook, and we think she likes it like that. I've been trying new recipes lately...my first year of marriage I cooked a lot, but a lot of the recipes consisted of CHEESE...lots of cheese or they were frozen meals that were quick and perfect skillet goodness out of the bag and of course if I just so happened to make a meat and sides kind of meal, potatoes and corn are on the menu. ;) After we moved into our home, my cooking sort of went to non-existent. Fast food became our best friend and well...I gained some weight, weight that has slowly been hard to get off this body. I seem to gain it in the areas that STICK! Now my goal for living healthy is a little more re-focused than it was a year ago when I first started trying to lose the weight, then it was just about losing the pounds. Now, it's more about a healthier me. It's more about the content of the food than the amount of calories. I've started to become a label snob. Yes, a label snob. I'm trying really hard to decipher the difference between whole grain and whole wheat and to go organic or not organic, there are so many choices. Labels are deceiving, and it’s really hard to know what is good and what is not. It can be a frustrating, sometimes, well most of the time and I’m still trying to do research, it’s a daily life change. Although I still have my go to drink – COKE! It’s a hard one to say goodbye to. We’ve had breakups over the years but we’ve always seemed to find our way back to each other, and I think it’s okay to have an occasional splurge. ***I’m not going to judge you if you don’t decide to look at food the same as me, but I do think everyone should be informed and we should all know what we are putting in our bodies.*** We have no idea what we are putting in our bodies, at least I didn’t, and no matter how much of a label snob I can be, that still doesn’t always help! I’m starting to learn that research is the only way you are going to figure where to find exactly what you are looking for or how to know if certain brands are really what they say they are is to research. Sometimes I read about someone who has completely gone organic, or their family no longer eats processed foods, and I’m going to be totally honest…it overwhelms me but completely envious at the same time! Sometimes convenience wins, and sometimes cheaper wins; because we all know that healthier isn’t always cheaper. You have to do what works for you and what you feel is a deal breaker for you. For me the change has slowly started with replacing white with wheat, or wheat with whole grain and getting milk with no hormones, and switching to deer meat instead of cow (I do buy the occasional grass fed beef, but for us deer is cheaper and I know exactly where it came from). Chicken is still something I’m trying to figure out, sometimes I will go in the store and be so excited because I buy “organic” chicken on sale, then go home, research the brand and realize it’s not as great as I thought it was. That’s where planning would be a handy…I’m not a good planner when it comes to grocery shopping. With all that said, you may be completely annoyed now, because you completely disagree with my statements, and that’s okay. I’m not claiming to be an expert; I’m just claiming to be trying to be better, trying to become a clean eater and would love any ideas or tips if you have them. Where do you draw the line on food?
This blog is not meant to be about food, or health, or fitness, or even details about my life. Generally I blog about crafts, but since crafting has been a distant memory for me lately; I thought I would fill you in on what has been recently consuming my mind. But for all you crafters who came to see a craft blog I won’t leave you hanging without a picture. This window pane was from the school that my Grandad attended. All the glass was broken out so I turned it into a chalkboard last fall. I made it with intentions to sell it but couldn’t let it go. It hangs in my office and one of my sweet friends did some chalk art on it for me.
Have a fabulous Tuesday!