Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

I was fortunate enough to be nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by Hannah over at Supermommy!...or not. Thank you Hannah! I'm flattered! Hannah has an awesome blog and wonderful Etsy Shop, Annalie's Baby Boutique

So...after being nominated, I am to tell you 7 random things about myself. I always hate having to come up with things about myself when doing an ice-breaker activity and so on. I don't think my life is that exciting, but here goes nothing. 

1. My dream job is to own my own store, where I sell things that I have bought at flea markets and have fixed up or refurbished. My parents would get so annoyed with me when I was younger because I would constantly either be "re-purposing" our existing furniture/stuff or taking new stuff and trying to find a different use for it. I was "green" before being green was cool! 

2. I LOVE antiquing/picking/auctions. Again, this goes with #1. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is visit the antique mall  or an auction with my best friend and/or my husband. My father-in-law is an auctioneer. I swear that if Tim and I win the lottery, we'll become professional pickers! 

3. My hair has probably been every color imaginable. It's now my natural color (I think). My cousin's wife is a hair stylist and she used to 'experiment' on me with the new colors. I figured, "It's just hair, right?" It's been brown, blonde, red, auburn, had pink streaks, been so black it was almost blue, had a purple tinge to it...the list goes on! 

4. I am extremely shy and hate being the center of attention. I may not seem shy to most, but I work very hard at being outgoing and overcome my social anxiety. I hate large crowds! 

5. Despite my shyness and fear of crowds, I am a pretty good public speaker and loved Speech in high school/college. I think it was because I obsessively went over what I was going to say and practiced a lot so that I didn't even need to use note cards. 

6. I am not a fan of my birthday or surprises. Not because I don't want to get older, but I always want to know what's going to happen and don't like to be out of the loop. My birthday was/is always a reminder of my biological parents giving me up and again, I don't like being the center of attention. When I was in 1st grade, I had a birthday party with all of the girls in my grade invited. Mind you, I'm an only child. Needless to say, I was in tears the whole time and that was THE LAST TIME I had a big birthday party. We celebrate my "Gotcha Day" or the day I was adopted and it means more than my birthday! 

7. I'm pretty sure I have A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder) and I blame it on the kindergartners rubbing off on me, but I've had it my whole life. I'm also O.C.D. about things and get a high from organizing which is so ironic considering I have a million projects going at once and my house/classroom is always in a disarray, but hey, creativity is messy and I'm very creative! I do though LOVE everything coordinating and in it's place. I"ll always line things up in rainbow order as well and get a high buying organizing/office supplies. 

Now I get to nominate some of my favorite blogs!

Junk Gypsy
It's A Hunt Life
K-1 Teaching Besties
Christenson Daily Snapshots
Cotton Bottom Mama
See Kate Sew
Sprinkles to Kindergarten
First Grade Fresh
The Castro Family Happynings
Pencils, Glue and Tying Shoes

Those of you nominated, here are the rules!

1.Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other blogs for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let the bloggers know they have been nominated.

Happy Blogging!