Monday, July 21, 2014

AMT {Vol 11}

Easing back into a regular routine with Answer Me This - hosted weekly by Kendra over at Catholic All Year.

1.  What's something you won and how did you win it?

I won high marks in lots of music competitions in high school (vocal and flute).  I won a scholarship to college for vocals and academics.  I was a good student and had many awards in high school and graduated magna cum laude from college with my bachelor's.  

Recently, I "won" a contract to do some work in Germany for a few days.

My blogger friends have hosted some nice giveaways.  There was a little streak for a bit where I won several things in a row. 

Jenna at Call Her Happy hosted a giveaway with Designed by Chloe on Etsy.  I won 30% off my order. 

One of the things I ordered

The very sweet way Chloe wraps her orders

Bobbi at Revolution of Love hosted a book giveaway and I won!

Jenna at Call Her Happy also hosted a Project DIY box giveaway - and I won!

Kelly over at This Ain't the Lyceum hosted a knitted mitten/glove giveaway - and - I won! (Incidentally, she's hosting another giveaway today, so go over and try your luck!)

2.  Do you save old greeting cards and letters, or throw them all away?

I save greeting cards and letters.  My desk is an episode of Hoarders unto itself.  I have whittled away most of my pack rat tendencies, but this one is still pretty bad. 

Ok, really bad.  My apologies to every organized person that just had a panic attack!

3.  When you're at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

Barefoot.  Until we get to the really awful half of the year that is the Midwest winter.  Then it's socks or slippers.  Not shoes.  Please don't wear shoes in my house.  I hate it.

4.  Who's the most famous person you've ever met?

I met our state senator when I was 8.  I met Mother Angelica when I was 13.  I've met some Fortune 100 executives.  When I was at Behold this spring, I met some fellow bloggers/speakers.  It was my first in real life meeting with fellow bloggers and it was wonderful to sit around the dinner table with Kendra of Catholic All Year, Molly of Molly Makes Do, and Bonnie of A Knotted Life

You all should go to Behold next year.  It was amazing.

5.  What has been your best work of art?

The first, most obvious answer seems to be my girls, but I didn't actually have as much to do with that as I'd like to think. 

Unless marrying cute counts, then I guess I had something to do with it :)

Not sure if it's the best, but my most recent is this embroidery project:

6.  What's your strongest sense?

Common sense.  I'm a very pragmatic person.  Other than that, I have pretty good senses, maybe my sense of touch and taste are near the bottom, but sight, smell and sound are all pretty high.


  1. 2. My desk is pretty bad, but you win.
    3. If I am ever invited to your house, please remind me.
    4. It was SO fun.
    5. That is amazing embroidery! How do you have time for that?!

    1. 2. I know - it's awful!
      3. Our local ice cream shop was just voted world's best, so if you're up for a three hour drive from Chicago, let me know!
      4. SO FUN
      5. It took about six months. I pick up projects here and there and eventually, they're finished :)

  2. I've been thinking of you! Hope things are well in your neck of the woods!

    1. Thanks Shelly! Things are going pretty well.


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