Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Speed Dating

Happy Monday Tuesday Everyone!

Today I am joining in a Speed-Dating Blog link up! Super excited to "meet" some new bloggers and share some embarrassing things about myself.

So here goes... all about me.

1. I will be celebrating my 7th wedding anniversary in June. (right dear...? 7th? I mistakenly thought last year was our 5th anniversary. Apparently it was our 6th. I will NEVER live that one down..

2. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children-2 crazy boys and a sweet little girl. I love being able to stay home with them and am especially excited for all the fighting and whining fun we'll have this summer before Nolan starts 1st grade and Charlie begins Preschool.

3. We live in a 100+ year old farmhouse which we remodeled ourselves about 3 years ago. It is on a small acreage and we LOVE LOVE LOVE having so much room for the kids to run around naked, yell and scream at each other, pee outside...

4. I hate cleaning my house. It's not that I hate it I guess.. it's just that I would much rather be doing other things. Like reading/painting/sleeping/eating/baking/pullingoutmytoenailsonebyone/anythingelseintheworld.. Conveniently, when my husband gets upset guess what he does? Cleans. My secret "Operation Annoy Hubby At Least Weekly" manages to at least keep CPS at bay.

5. I started this blog only about a month ago. I wanted to be able to share the story of our daughter Ella who has Cornelia De Lange Syndrome (CdLS).

6. I am honest to a fault. Seriously.. do NOT ask me if those jeans make you look fat.. I might try to spare your feelings, but my face will give me away every.single.time. Yup.. Me and Honest Abe.

7. My dream is to be able to use that honesty curse blessing to give hope to others struggling with accepting a special needs diagnosis, or anything in life, really. I make it no secret that I have struggled and still struggle with it. My curse is your blessing?

8. I am passionate about graphic design, photography, painting, building, sewing, recycling, upcycling, motherhood....creating! my husband teases me about my collections of "treasures" i acquire--corks, pallets, old windows and doors, buttons, ribbon, wrapping paper, jeans, wood, beads, thread, paint, fabric, patterns, tutorials, books, photos, paper....

9. I'm awesome at starting projects. Finishing?? Not so much...

10. I'm a bit of a craft floozie. I see something I want to do, love it, have.to.do.it.NOW, collect 1,000,000 of them, then burn out and move on to the next thing. But that's another post for another day....

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I am excited to learn more about this whole new BlogWorld I have entered.


  1. I want you to live next door to me. Like right now. Seriously where are all of the awesome people like you in Vermont????

    1. ohmygoodness how amazing would that be??? except that you would have to see my children run around naked, hear them yell and scream at each other, and watch them pee outside.. by the way: we are all full of awesomeness in nebraska so maybe you could think about a cross country move? i mean.. that's not too much to ask, is it?

  2. So fun! Love your list, and loved finding you through the speed date. I think we'd work out :)

  3. you're a step ahead of me in craftyness. I look, think "I'm gonna do that" and then realize I have nothing to make it with (or worse, buy half the stuff I need) and decided "I'll try something else". Maybe you and I should make a bet on finishing a project or something ;-)

    1. i DID finish a project last week! post to come... :)

  4. Welcome to the blogging world, and I hope you stick around! Love your header!

    Shaping Up To Be A Mom

  5. Oh my goodness you are living in my dream house!!!!!!!! I LOVE your blog and I am with thee fire wife. I totally think we'd work out too!! hehe!

  6. so fun to " meet" you! and im SUPER jealous yall live in a farm house...thats what we want for our family someday!!! :) look forward to reading more. So glad you are sharing your story here. :)

  7. Haha. Where does the time go?? We celebrated 8 years last month. It's just crazy. Pretty soon you'll be at a decade!!

    And don't feel so bad about those unfinished projects. I'm right there with ya! I'm terrible at finishing anything. It's a huge fault of mine.

    Oh and your house sounds amazing, just amazing!

  8. Hi Maria! I am right there with you on the house cleaning! I hate it so so so much. I would MUCH rather take my kids to the park or do pretty much ANYTHING else than spend a whole day cleaning! I found you via the speed dating and am excited to be your newest follower! I'd love for you to follow me back at http://www.two-in-diapers/blogspot.com!

  9. aw i find honest people SO lovable :) because you're genuine! happy to get to know you! found you via the link up xo

  10. Fun getting to know another genuine human being. Reading via google reader!


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