Friday, January 8, 2010

7 things about me...

~ I'm blushing! ~

Janis, at White Alder Home tagged me with a Kreativ Blogger Award!

Wow!...thanks so much for thinking of little 'ol me and my take on life in blogland!
So here's my checklist of what I have to do to accept this most gracious award:

1. Thank the person who nominated me for the award.

2. Link to the person who nominated me
 check, check

3. List 7 things people may not know about me
 I'm not sure there are 7 interesting things about me!

4. Nominate 7 creative bloggers, post their links and leave a comment on each
 I love them all...I have to pick just 7??

So here it goes...7 facts about yours truly...


ONE. I am ambidextrous. I use both my left and right hand for different tasks. That must explain why I can never make up my mind on anything. My brain is totally mixed up!

TWO. I need to multi-task at all times. It is impossible for me to sit and watch TV without doing something else. Usually, I am doing laundry, reading and magazine and planning my menu for the week...all while not missing a moment of my favorite shows. It drives my husband crazy.

THREE. My parents took me on my first trip to Europe when I was 9 years old. They wanted me to see how other parts of the world lived, and decided we would take the train into Czechslovakia. There is a story between the idea to go there and the end, but lets just say one little girl almost didn't make it out of that country. My Dad ended up having to pay off the guards on the train to let me go back into Germany. The guards were trying to take me away - saying I wasn't their daughter. I guess it was all about lining their pockets with a little extra cash. My mom was freaking out at that moment...but there were many, many times she brought this up during my angst-ridden teenage years. She would tell me to straighten up or we would take a little "trip"...oh, she's always a comedian!

FOUR. I love to do laundry. Weird, I know. It is my favorite household task. It must be the part of me that likes to have everything neat and orderly. I could do it every day and never get tired of it.

FIVE. I have never had a drop of coffee in my life. I love the smell, but will not even try a single sip. I just know I would hate it. People are always amazed at that for some reason.

SIX. I have a cousin that went to school with someone we all now know as 'Princess Diana'...and yes, I am being completely serious. They were friends and she attended her wedding, and later her funeral. I will sum it up like side of our family did well in business and lives in Brentwood, Dad decided to "break out" on his own and move to a farm in rural IL. Needless to say we were not the side that did well enough to roll with the Royals. That is fine with me, to this day I can't figure out what all the forks are for on a formal place setting.

SEVEN. I was married in Las Vegas. Most people that know me have to pick up their jaw about now. For as much as I love all things beautiful, I never, even as a child, dreamed of the typical wedding...and I hate being the center of attention. I am a low-key kinda girl. A few members of our family and friends flew out for 3 days of festivities, and it was awesome! It is possible to have a beautiful wedding at a resort in Vegas...and no we did not use a drive-thru or an Elvis impersonator. 10 1/2 years later we are blisfully happy.

Whew! That was tough...I am a rather boring person, you know.

So, here are the 7 of my very favorite ladies in blogland. If your name is on my list...consider yourself tagged!

Andrea @ Faded Plains
(I am stalking her for her old truck)

Trina @ A Country Farmhouse
(Have you seen her farmhouse reno? WOW is all I can say...)

Holly @ In the Fun Lane
(She lives an all-around fabulous life.)

Jen @ Sanctuary Arts
(Uber-talented - this girl can craft like no one else!)

Martha @ Butterflies & Dragonflies
(One of the sweetest girls in blogland, love her!)

Anita @ Iowa Junk Gypsies
(She is hosting a trip to Paris, wanna go?)

Shannan @ Flower Patch Farmgirl
(She needs to bottle and sell that wit she has - I love reading her posts!)


  1. Congratulations Mary! I'm happy that your parents kept those guards in czech!

    : )

    Julie M.

  2. Congrats on your award...and i always love hearing and learning more about my blog friends, happy weekend! psst...I don't drink coffee either the thought makes me gag! :)

  3. Woo hoo!! Congrats on your well deserved award Mary!!! I loved reading your list...all so interesting...I always feel like I have nothing to say of any interest on those lists, but then again, I didn't go to Europe when I was 9 or have relatives who chummed around with Princess Di :)

    Happy Weekend!

    :) T

  4. HaHa! Oh, Tracey...don't let it fool you. Princess Di is so far from my universe, let me tell you. When you think of our half of the family, think of Cousin Eddie from the Chevy Chase vacation movies. That will get you closer. ;o) ~mary~

  5. You so deserve the award...I always enjoy reading your blog...and have to your list of 99 things I love...we love lots of the same things...and thanks so much for thinking for this award...I'm blushing.

  6. Hi Mary,
    I LOVED reading your lists, how scary that train trip must have been!!! So nice to learn new things about our blog friends. I'm off to check out your 7 bloggers............can't wait to learn all about them too.

    Have a super weekend
    PS: you'd hate hanging out at our house we LOVE coffee.... it's actually our family run business.

  7. Thanks so much Sissy! I'll try to get to this soon! :)

  8. You're such a fun gal. Thanks for tagging me. :) I never tire of reading randoms about other people. And I, like you, have never really had coffee. I think I took one tiny sip about 10 years ago...I think? Ugh. It does not appeal to me at all!

  9. I totally feel ya on the coffee thing. I think it smells heavenly but I wouldn't touch it for all the money in the world. Blech. Although, weirdly enough I do like coffee ice cream! HA!

  10. Congrats on your sweet award. I may have to check out a few of these great blogs today...thank you~

  11. Congrats on your award! Two things I hate laundry so can you come do mine, and I have never ever had a drop of coffee either..wait i lied on sip and thats why i decided yuk..lulu

  12. Seriously would you try coffee if I sent you a certificate? Just kidding...I just cannot imagine my mornings without it...thank you sooo much for passing the award to me...I am so grateful and cannot believe my blog was thought of...your seven things were wonderful by the way...I cannot believe how scary that train ride was at that age!
    Thank you sweet Mary!

  13. I love random lists about people! Thanks for sharing with us!

    I too love to multi-task along with organize. It makes me happy & Jade thinks it's weird!