32 Things about Me

1. Where is your cell phone: charging in my bedroom.

2. Your hair: is in dire need of a cut right now. Also, I used to hate it, but I’ve grown into it.

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3. Your mother: Is one of the most talented ladies I know.

my mom

4. Your father: Is very honest, true to his word and amazingly gifted at fixing ANYTHING.

roadside portrait

5. Your favorite food: Don’t know that I can pinpoint just one, but in no particular order…ice cream, salted peanuts in the shell, black bean soup, Stove top stuffing, and the cookies my sis makes at Christmas!

6. Your dream from last night: I can’t remember, but I dream quite often. Last week, Cindy Crawford was in my dream. Random!

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7. Your favorite drink: Diet coke with lemon from Sonic, Dr. Pepper when I’m being bad. Oh, and coffee. I love coffee (but not super strong!).

stars without the bucks

8. Your dream/goal: I have lots, big and small. Would like to eventually have my own published craft book, see more cool places, find love, and live life to the fullest

9. What room are you in: Dining room/computer nook

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10. What is your hobby: Doing all things creative…crafting, taking photos, blogging, jewelrymaking, whatever strikes my fancy.

11. What is your fear: I really hate snakes.

little green snake

12. What did you do last night? Went to Panera with Katie and walked around Sierra Vista mall…afterward fell asleep early then woke to do a blog post.

13. Something you are not: Quiet.

14. Muffins: Love me some lemon poppy seed and pumpkin/chocolate chip. But any will really do!

muffin tops

15. Wish list items: gumball machine, laptop (yes, even though I just got a desktop computer, I still want my own laptop), a housekeeper.

16. Where did you grow up: In this house:

Where I grew up

17. Last thing you did: Unsuccessfully attempted a blog post of some cool things I like…I failed and went back to finish this list.

18. What are you wearing: Jeans, blue and black striped shirt, my glasses (of course)…pretty much what is in this photo (I show off this photo way too much, but I love it).

swell jump

19. Your TV: Not on. Not usually on on a Wednesday night (except during American Idol season)

20. Your pets: Pixie, she’s super skiddish.

classic pix

21. Your friends: Are spread all over the place and very near and dear to my heart. Admittedly, I need to keep in better touch!

22. Your life: is something new every day.

23. Your mood: Honestly, a little drained.

24. Missing someone: My Grandmother (she passed away this past July).

Grandmother 2

25. Vehicle: Toyota Corolla (little things have been falling off of it lately like the clearcoat on my spoiler and a plastic insert on the front panel…urgh!)

my corolla

26. Something you’re not wearing: shoes or makeup.

27. Your favorite color: Brights like orange and red.

paper lanterns

28. When’s the last time you laughed: Today, of course. I admittedly laugh at my own jokes.

29. When’s the last time you cried: Hmm, I guess feeling overwhelmed last week, but only briefly. I don’t get down for too long!

30. One place you go over and over: Panera Bread. I go like once a week. I can’t help it.

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31. One person who emails me regularly: My mom.

32. Favorite store: Target (it has the best of everything I like)

Target entrance

Hope you enjoyed this little factoid list. Post it on your blog and share some things about yourself as well. These are always fun to do!

Until next time Swellions!

Alexa

5 sites o’ the moment that I just love!

Thought I would do a fun list of sorts today of 5 sites you really need to check out!

Craft Critique
I’ve been visiting this great blog called Craft Critique. They seem to really be on top of stuff on there…new products and whatnot. They also do thorough research on all types of craft products, not just scrapbooking stuff. It’s a great resourceful site.

Betsey Johnson
OK, so I perused around on Betsey Johnson’s site today. I love her jewelry so much. I remember first hearing about her back in middle school, when she had a “Get a cool look for under $50 at K-mart” featured in Seventeen. I always loved what she did with that (I remember her teenage daughter Lulu was always the model). Anyway, I don’t know why I haven’t been visiting this site more often, in fact. If you know of any other quirky designers that is in this vain, please let me know. I’m not the most fashionable of people (I mean I keep up on some stuff, but it’s hard not being immersed in that world. Must.sign.up.for.more.fashion.feeds.

Your Face Blog
I love this fun illustration site called Your Face. Artist Damien Weighill does some really original and fun drawings with basic photographs that people send in. I actually sent him mine, but I doubt he will ever get to it. I’m sure he gets hundreds of requests daily and has to weed through them to find just the right one to draw. He has the craziest, most off the wall ideas. I love the randomness.

Culture Soak Blog
I found this great Bluegrass region blog called Culture Soak. It’s really nicely designed and doesn’t fixate itself totally on Lexington, but it also deals with cool design, photography, and art all over the world. I love posts like this lego photo reenactment, Polaroid Mirror, and one that led me to this bad design police link Hilarious!

Marketplace article…”Knit 1, Pearl 2, Point & Click”
Heard today on Marketplace this story about the decline knitting shops that were booming just 2-3 years ago. Considering that I don’t knit and haven’t visited a shop or talked to a knitter in depth, I had no clue as to what was going on with this industry and the downturn of the popularity of local knitting shops. Looks like more people are going online or turning to other venues for their supplies. If you are a crafty pro, you should def. check out this article. Very insightful.

I hope you guys have a chance to check out atleast one of them to be inspired and possibly learn something new! Until next time Swellions!

Alexa