Thursday, March 15, 2012

11 Questions

Kristin from A Simply Klassic Home passed on 11 Questions for me to answer as part of a game of “blogger tag.”  I am absolutely lousy at passing on blogger awards—but this one caught my fancy, so here goes!


1.  If you could spend the day with one of your favorite bloggers, who would it be and why? What would you do?

So I had to add “one of” to the question above, because I don’t have just one favorite.  But one of the top contenders is Suzanne from Meridian Road (who is going to think I’m stalking her after this recent project where I raved about her).   I love Suzanne’s vintage style, and I love the projects she makes and shares because she loves creating things—and not just to fill a blogging “quota.”   If we had a day together, I hope she’d take me to her favorite junking haunts, and then help me make a hotel-inspired key rack, which is the project that sucked me in to her blog in the first place!

2.  What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

That depends!  If I’m just eating it straight, I like Farr’s German Chocolate Cake Crunch.  But my favorite ice cream treat is a chocolate malt, and for that I like the cheapest chocolate ice cream—because I like it when it makes ice crystals in my malt!  If I’m eating at Leatherby’s (the best ice cream parlor ever), I like a hot fudge sundae with pralines & caramel ice cream!

3.  What current decorating/design/clothing trend do you despise?

I’ve seen lots of pictures lately of high-fashion models wearing SOCKS with high-heeled sandals.  Are you kidding me??  It was bad enough with Birkenstocks!

4.  What TV show are you embarrassed to admit that you watch?

The Big Bang Theory.  Nuff said!

5.  Who or what inspired you to start blogging?

My daughter!  I had been re-doing furniture for a while, and drooling over other blogs.  She pushed me to start one of my own.

6.  What quote/saying do you aim to live by?

That changes from time to time.  The one on my chalkboard right now is, “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”  (Thomas S. Monson)  Another favorite is, “In all of living, have much fun and laughter.  Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”  (Gordon B. Hinckley)

7.  What do you think of Pinterest? (this may be a loaded question right now...)

I had nothing but love for it until I read about their actual terms of use here.  Now—I’ll admit I’m a little freaked out by it.  At the moment, I’m choosing to bury my head in the sand and pretend it won’t affect me!  (Who’s with me??)

8.  What's your favorite sandwich?

When I was pregnant with my fourth child, I worked at a little sandwich shop (called “A Place to Ponder”—isn’t that a great name?) for about six weeks.  There was a sandwich there that I still dream about—real turkey, bacon, and harvati cheese—plus pickles!--grilled on sun-dried tomato bread.  Especially with a cup of creamy tomato soup—it was divine!

9.  What is your guilty pleasure?

Eating treats after the kids go to bed…so I don’t have to share!

10.  What is the worst gift you've ever received?

In college, I was dating a guy who brought me some sort of a gelatinous (candy) white rat.  I had NO idea what to say to him about that—it was hard to be gracious!  The relationship did not last long after that!

11.  Do you have a favorite quote from a movie?

Several!  But I particularly like these from The Princess Bride:

  • Inconceivable!
  • R.O.U.S’s?  I don’t think they exist. (Just used this at dinner on Saturday!)
  • Life IS pain, Highness!  Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.  (I like to use this one on the children when they cry, “Not fair!”)
  • As you wish!

I’m tagging the following bloggers, but my feelings will absolutely positively not be hurt if you choose not to play!

Here are your questions:

  1. If you were an animal, what would you be?
  2. What event in your life would you consider to be your “10 minutes of fame”?
  3. What is a favorite tradition from your childhood that you want to pass on?
  4. What superpower do you wish you possessed?
  5. What is your least favorite household chore?
  6. What would be a dream find for you at an antique store/thrift store/flea market/garage sale (you get the idea) ?
  7. What is something TRUE about yourself that no one would believe?
  8. What’s your favorite dessert?
  9. What is one of your favorite books?
  10. What would your dream vacation be?
  11. Why do you blog?



Sam | Away She Went said...

I love The Big Bang Theory! I watch the re-runs every night while I'm cooking dinner!

KimMalk said...

Hi my dear, Korrie. I was wondering what you were up to, now I see it was answering a-peek-into-the-life questions. I know what you mean about hiding your own personal treats from the kids! If us moms shared everything, we'd end up with crumbs.

Thank you so much for tagging me--you are such a sweetheart. I think it would be hard to narrow down one blogger to spend time with, there are so many lovely people.

Did you see this dresser? It so reminded me of your awesome handiwork.

Hugs, Kim

Ali Richardson said...

I loved reading all of your answers!! I'm totally there with you in the sand about pinterest...yikes. I also snack when my kids are in bed. Mmmm. All mine :)

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

Do not be embarrassed to watch BBT!!! I absolutely love that show!!! Bazinga! I have woken my kids of because I was laughing too loud when watching that show. Seriously, they both came out of their rooms to see what I was laughing at the last time I watched it. No joke.

Thank you so much for playing along...I'm with you, I don't usually do the awards but thought this one was fun!

Amy Kinser said...

How fun to read all these great answers! Wasn't it fun to do it?

Okay, I actually forgot to pass it along to other bloggers until I just saw that you did it.

Have a great rest of your night.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

That was fun to read!

Rachel said...

That sandwich you described just made me hungry. Very hungry!! For that sandwich. Of which I can't have or get!!! Sigh....... cravings...... I hate them.

Full Circle Creations said...

Great answers. And thanks for tagging me. Those are some great questions!


Beth said...

I love reading these kinds of things about other bloggers, yet I hate to answer them myself because it's like taking a pop quiz - even though there's no wrong answer. LOL!

Totally LOVE BBT! Happy that they have reruns on TBS!

Thanks for sharing!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I never do these things due to my lack time, but just wanted to drop and note and tell you I love you bunches! Thanks for thinking of me! I didn't know the thing about Pinterest!! That's scary!!!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

For the record, I do NOT feel stalked! I'm just plain flattered and honored! I think that day together sounds like so much fun!
I love The Big Bag Theory, too. I love Sheldon. I want him to start working on his loom again. :)

tinab158 said...

I laughed when I read your comment about buying the cheapest ice cream because of the crystals. I DO THE SAME THING!

We like root beer floats...and I LOVE the little crunchy ice cream crystals that form. I don't know how I discovered this trick, but Winn Dixie (we're in the south, I don't think Winn Dixie is nation-wide) brand of ice cream is really inexpensive and makes the best ice cream crystals, especially if you scoop your ice cream in small scoops so the root beer can reach many sides. Yuuummmmmmy!

Ok...mouth is to Winn Dixie for tonight's treat.

SImple and Serene Living said...

I love the HIGHNESS quote you use on your kids. Please don't be mad at me if I don't do it. I've stopped doing blogger awards and if I do yours (even though you are my most favoritist blogger) I will definitely get lashed with a wet noodle by others I have turned down. Besides, there is always the fact that I am constantly telling on myself. :)

bj said...

OOO, how fun...I loved reading every word of this fun post. Your answers had me giggling......

Gypsy Heart said...

How fun! I have to say that I watch the Big Bang Theory too ~ :-) I love that sandwich you mentioned...hmmmm, good! Have you eaten Havarti cheese with dill in it? If not, you must!

I'm an ice creamaholic ~ will not buy it as I would all of it, regardless of the size of container. I would not want it to go bad!


P.S. LOVE the tulips! One of my favorite flowers.

Bliss said...

#7.... Yes I'm with you.
#9.... Yes I'm with you on that too!


Market.Margie said...

Hello - This is my first time, ever, blogging. I love the boot wreath and want to try to make one. Just wondering how you got the boots to stay in that position and exactly how you pulled it all together in the back? Can you send pics and/or instructions on that part?

Thanks so much,


Charlotte Wilson said...

Hi Korrie,
This was a very interesting post. Thanks for sharing about "you".

All the best,


Unknown said... I am such a loser!!!! I am just now seeing this!!!! lol I have been so far away from the blogs for the first time in forever. Sorry, Korrie. :(