I have been challenged. I was tagged by my flower friend Amy of botanical brouhaha in THIS post, and asked to answer the following questions about myself. I gladly took her up on this, as I feel it's important for my readers to get to know me a little better! I have to be honest and tell you that I'm bending the rules a little bit because I'm not exactly following all the rules... But I'll gladly share a bit of myself with you all anyways. Here it goes!
1. Who would you say has had the most influence on your life?
I'd have to say, my Mom. She was a mother of 6, always loving, and ALWAYS strong. She lost her battle with cancer 11 years ago and life hasn't been the same since. I want to be just like HER when I grow up. :) A mother that will never be forgotten. She filled her children with all that is good, and taught us to love God, and respect others! I hope that one day my kids will have only good things to say about me and have amazing memories to hold onto when I'm gone!
2. Why do you blog?
I blog because a) I currently use my blog as my main website, and b) because I like constantly having fresh content on my blog/site for my readers to enjoy! My blog posts not only display my most recent work, but give the readers a taste of my personality though my writing!
3. Which do you prefer: beach or mountain?
Beach! Preferably somewhere tropical!
4. Name a flower you dislike.
I really dislike spider mums. The typical spikey ones... Working mostly on wedding floral designs, I just find that they're too rough looking and flower-shop-esque for my design style! I prefer more lush, fluffy, romantic flowers! (i.e. hydrangea)
5. Name your favorite movie.
I just say The Vow with the girls in my family. Loved. It.
6. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
Ok, here we go getting personal! The one thing I would change is my husbands work schedule. We have been very blessed with his job and are very thankful for his position, but being that he has been with the company less than a year, he got the short end of the stick when it came to days off. We are embracing it though, and are enjoying our "weekends" in the middle of the week! :) The malls, play places, and freeways are empty! It's a good think our kids aren't in school yet!
7. What is your favorite trend from your lifetime (so far!)?
I'm not a super trendy person, so I can't say that I've really jumped on any trend bandwagons... But I have to say that TOMS are the best thing to ever happen to my feet! I just got my first pair for my birthday last year, [black glittery ones!] and asked for [and received] grey canvas ones for Christmas! They can be dressy or casual... love them!
8. Do you dance?
I have awesome dance parties with my kids in our living room every once in a while... And I tried a hip-hop work out class at the gym once. Keyword: once. So no, I don't dance!
9. Who's your favorite band?
I don't have a favorite band. Is that lame? I don't even really have a favorite genre of music either! But I have favorite songs. They're usually tied to a special memory of a person or time in my life. Or they speak to my heart during a difficult time in life. Music has always a huge part of my life. Also another thing you probably don't know about me... I've played the piano since I was 5, played the violin for about 6 years, and have been involved with worship team and youth choirs at my church for all of my teenage years, up until I had my second child!
10. Name one thing you hope to accomplish in your life.
I am really looking forward to that day when my kids are all grown up and have families of their own. I hope that I can be the best mother to them... set them up to make good choices in life, feel confident in who they are, find true love and happiness, and love the Lord with all their hearts! They will be my greatest accomplishment above all other things! But until then, I'll just keep working on getting my 4 year old ready for kindergarten this fall, and my 3 year old to stop pretending she is a kitten! :)
11. What inspires you?
I am inspired by God's creation. I love flowers. But when I stop to think about where they came from, and how much thought our Creator put into each variety, color, shape, petal, etc... It's truly inspiring!
I hope you've enjoyed this glimpse into my heart and my life! I'm so thankful for you all who take the time to actually READ my blog posts. I'm sometimes guilty of "reading" blogs by just scrolling through and looking through photos, but when you really take the time to slow down and read each work, you learn a little bit more about the author! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!!