Monday, February 27, 2012

Recovery and Naval Gazing

Whew! I am worn out after my brief whirl through Philadelphia for The Art of Earning Live. It was a crazy, mixed up, amazing, ridiculous time, and I'm still trying to sort it all out.  In fact, I'm busy reflecting upon and sorting out all kinds of things related to the why and what of my business so what better time for a little personal reflection as well.  Leave it to my favorite Amy girl to give me the perfect platform.
I've been tagged by my dear friend, Amy over at Botanical Brouhaha! Now, I never have been very good at Tag, but I think this is a game I can handle.

Here are the rules:
1) You must post the rules.
2) Answer eleven questions.
3) Tag eleven other bloggers.
4) Ask them 11 new questions.

Here's what Amy wanted to know:
1. Who would you say has had the most influence on your life?
My husband, Ben.  That guy is so cool butter wouldn't melt in his mouth! He has many amazing qualities I hope to someday possess, so I look to him as a role model. Of course, that's all well and good, but even more importantly, Ben thinks I'm smart,sexy, funny, kind, and talented. He often pushes me to do something because I think I want to do it not because he thinks I should do it. In a weird way, Ben influences me to be the most me I can.

2. Why do you blog?
This is actually  a question I struggle to answer. Do I blog for business, pleasure, simply because I talk too much?  I think I blog, mostly, to connect. 

3. Which do you prefer: beach or mountains?
Beach, beach, beach! In case I was unclear, I prefer the beach.

4. Name a flower you dislike.
Oooo, feeling adventurous are we, Amy? Working with you taught me that every flower will shine somewhere. That said, I would be okay if no one ever sent me sunflowers.

5. Name your favorite movie.
Really?  Really!? This week we introduced Emily to Harry Potter so I could say that's my favorite.  Then again, I can never watch The Princess Bride enough times.  But I also like Burlesque. And Moulin Rouge. Oh, how about Penelope?  Is it too late to pass on this question?
6. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
I'd like to be able to live more on less and like it.
7. What is your favorite fashion trend from your lifetime (so far!)?
I am thrilled to see more ladylike (read: mid century) fashions cropping up.  thank you Mad Men!

dress from Stop Staring! via Pinterest
8. Do you dance?
Every chance I get.
9. Who’s your favorite band?
Another tough one.  I guess I'd pick The Weepies.

10. Name one thing you hope to accomplish in your life.
I'd like to be able to support my family with my business, of course!
11. What inspires you?
I love pretty things - rainbows, dew drops, fabrics, butterflies, flowers, seascapes, little girl smiles, glitter, and fairy tales - the things that whisper to something, something I can't actually hear with - those are the things that inspire me.

I'm So Into You via Pinterest
Ta da! There is your eleven questions worth of me!  Now, here are the 11 bloggers I want to know more about:

 1. Casey from Casey's Elegant Musings
2.  Reagan (and Jake and Piper Jane) from Reagan's Blob and Hairdresser on Fire
3. Stefanie from Brooklyn Limestone
4. Alicia from Atypical Type A
5. Suzannah from Adventures in Dressmaking
6. Megan from Studio M.M.E.
7. Gwyn Michael from Gwyn Michael Studios
8. Rachel from Pencil Shavings
9. Kyla from Kyla Roma
10. Nicole from Sketch 42

And what I want to know:

1. Stay in or go out?
2. Your hot beverage of choice?
3. Prefer to wear it hot off the runway, thrifted, or homemade? 
4. You favorite children's book?
5. Mid-century or turn-of-the-century decor/construction?
6. Your secret weapon for impressing dinner guests?
7. Catch up with friends over bunch, afternoon coffee, or happy hour?
8. High heels or ballet flats?
9. A woman should always carry...?
10. What do you want to be when you grow up?
11. Shop alone or take backup?

Tag! You are it!

1 comment:

botanical brouhaha said...

Thanks, Janice! I knew I would love (and be entertained) by your answers :) Miss you!