Friday, April 15, 2011

7 Things

The sweet Maria of Custard Heart Vintage thoughtfully passed on the Versatile Blogger award to me. Thank you, Maria! :)

As I understand it, I am now to post seven facts about myself.  I'm fairly open about my life on my blog, so some of these facts you may already know and some may be new information.  Hope you enjoy!

1. I love glitter. Throughout college, every time I spotted a piece of stray glitter somewhere, I would pick it up and stick it on my face.  I would still have this habit to this very day if it weren't socially unacceptable.  I feel like this grown-up job has a downside-having to act like a grown-up.

2. I love cats! I had two kitties at the start of the year named Honey and Nippy that I'd had since I was little (Nippy is pictured in a few photos on the blog).  Both passed away, and now I have no kitties! Sadly, I have to wait until I move out of my parents house to acquire more cats.



3. I'm learning to sew, and my first project was these Apple icon pillows that I made my boyfriend for Christmas, with the help of my mom.

Dan was so happy, he posted a picture of them on Reddit, and someone even wrote an article about them here:

4. In college, my friends and I had a "Dress Up Club" where we'd get together and play dress up. It was so much fun! We'd meet at one of our dorms and we'd each bring our favorite articles of clothing and accessories and put them all in a big pile.  Then we'd go crazy dressing up in each other's clothes and making outlandish outfits.  I miss it!

5. I live by two lakes: a fairly small like named Edinboro Lake, which is within walking distance of my house, and Lake Erie, about a 30 minute drive away.  It makes for a fun-filled summer. My parents have a cabin cruiser boat, and they just recently purchased a small sail boat with some friends, so this summer I'm going to learn to sail.  I love being on the water!

6. I played the alto saxophone in my high school marching band.  It was an amazing experience.  Our band had around 150 members, which made it really fun!

This photo is from my freshman year of high school.  I'm second from the left on the bottom row in all my braces-clad glory.

7. Last May, I graduated with a Bachelor's in Library Science, and in July I started my first grown-up job as a middle school librarian.  My mom is a middle school home economics (family and consumer science) teacher, so I guess working with middle schoolers is in the genes!

Thank you again for thinking of me, Maria, and I'd like to pass the Versatile Blogger Award on to Kristin of We Hate Nike Shorts, Meri of Meri-Goes-Round, Heather of 29 Skirts, and Meg of Bow Ties Are Cool.


  1. Aww, I love your seven things =) Your college "Dress Up Club" sounds and looks like it was so much fun, and your icon pillows are super cool! I'm sorry about your kitties, though. Zeus is my first cat (I couldn't have any cats growing up because my brothers were both very allergic), and my husband and I are so, so attached to him. Thank you for passing on the award to me!

  2. Thank you thank you! I love the dress up party idea, sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. that dress up club looks hilarious!

  4. i played the alto sax too! Those pillows are amazing, don't tell me that was your first project? They are great!

  5. I love those pillows and the idea of a dress up club. I want to have a dress up party. Alcohol will be needed.

  6. ACK! Thank you so much!! :D <3

  7. The apple icons pillows are so awesome! I especially love the Firefox one! Very very cute and creative :-)

  8. You're so lucky to live near a lake-- hope you do some summer outfit posts on the boat this year!

  9. oh I grew in Thunder Bay, which is right on the biggest lake in the world, it was lovely. Now I in Toronto, and I can't even see the lake from my apartment. i really miss seeing the water, it is so beautiful.

    And Congratulations on the award : )

  10. Great photos and I wouldn't mind to live next to a lake too :) x

  11. Nice stories and photos!!! I love what you've sewed!! wonderful blog!

  12. I gave you a shoutout on my post tonight :)

  13. Aww, so cool! Being a librarian sounds like fun.
    And I love cats too ;)


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