Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ask Away Friday: Week 9

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Woo hoo it's Friday! The weekend is finally here, but you know what else?? It's Ask Away Friday again! If you haven't already met some of the awesome people who participate in this from week to week, please take a minute to click through some of the links down there. I mean it when I tell you there are some HIL-arious, extremely kind and talented individuals in that crowd.

What's better? I met another extremely cool chick recently and I get to introduce you all to her!
Her name is Val and she blogs over at Chicken Scratch about her deep love of her family, creative ventures, and yoga pants. Actually, it was her Ode to Yoga Pants that brought me to her site where I instantly fell in love with the comfy, cute, colorful design and then laughed out loud while checking out some of her signature yoga move (spoiler: one of them involved drinking a beer. Love it!)

I know you're going to love her, so please- check out what she asked me below and then high tail it over to her blog to get to get to know her!

1. What is your favorite craft/art medium?
I really love working with fabric lately. I love the patterns and versatility. Burlap too. Anything with a ton of color and texture to it I just loooove to play with. I am actually itching to get up to my studio (I say up because it's in the attic,)  fire up the glue gun and attack this old fall wreath I just found. It needs a major makeover:

2. What app are you most addicted to?
Facebook. It's definitely the most clicked app. I keep in touch with friends from high school, family, sometimes even my parents know more about my day because of it! I also love the photo editing app, Pixlr Express. I rarely post a photo without adding a filter these days. I just really enjoy doing it and love the way it can transform some simple images. Plus, you may have noticed that I like to make things fancy. I'm obsessed with aesthetics.

3. What is a current trend that you love? and one that you hate?
I am totally not up on trends, at least not up to the minute...or maybe even year, but I will say that I love long dresses, knee high leather boots, scarves, big earrings, leggings, lacy tops, and bangley bracelets. I hate skinny jeans. Only because they're not so flattering on me. I feel like they make me look like a pear on popsicle sticks. I love a good flare leg to balance things out a bit.

4. Coke or Pepsi?
I think my immediate response is Coke because I like the image of Coke (the Christmas commercials, the vintage bottles...I know I'm a commercialism sucker.) I will drink either one though. Neither one tastes so dramatically different to me.

5. How do you feel about yoga pants? :-)
LOL. I love yoga pants and just sweatpants in general! I would love for an oversized hoodie and some yoga pants to be socially acceptable day to day attire.

6. What are 3 things that you have to smile about today?
The first thing I genuinely was grinning from ear to ear about was that this morning I fit in to a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans that I didn't fit in to last week. I am busting my ass doing a 30 day cleanse that can result in dramatic weight and inches lost and so far I feel great and it's going really well! I have to smile about my Halloween decorations going up outside reasonably early (for me,) and some peppermint tea on the porch while enjoying them.




















7. Do you sing, think, or just totally zone out in the shower?
I think and zone out. It depends on the day, but there's never organization to my thoughts. Growing up I used to bring the ol' boom box in to the bathroom with me and bump some Backstreet Boys while in the shower. I was a lot more inclined to sing along then, now I am usually listening for screaming or crying, so it would be hard to jam out.

8. Would you rather live without music or live without tv?
TV. I am actually totally sick of TV, but I really miss music in my life. I had the luxury of listening to my music on the way to and from work, but since I've been on maternity leave I spend a lot less time in my car, and when I do I'm in John's car where he listens to some AM sports station (I know, cringe) or the kids are in the car and Violet inevitably asks for her music: the melodious sounds of Elmo. On the rare occasion where I'm in the car by myself, I turn the volume up, put the windows down and blast music like a teenager. I'm actually on a mission lately to bring music back in to my life. I had forgotten how happy it makes me to hear a really good song. In fact, (shameless plug) myself and 3 of my friends are working on starting a blog hop revolving around a song of the week (of your choosing) that relates to a designated theme. We choose the theme, you choose the song, tell us a little story about how it fits the theme and then link up to see what other people chose (at least that's the rough idea so far. It's still in the planning phases) Be on the look out for our button!


9. What is the best gift you have ever received?
Hmm...My family is a gift, let me just acknowledge that before I go ahead and say it was some material thing and sound like a superficial B. That being said, my mom makes me these photo books for every year of Violet's life and gives them to me around her (Violet's) birthday. She takes the pictures from my Facebook or ones I text her and saves them all year long, then chronologically organizes them, adds captions and makes me cry when she finally gives it to me. This year's book was 100 pages!! I am so grateful that she does this because I rarely print pics out anymore, so it's nice to have a tangible way to look at them. She recently got my current favorite picture of Violet and Ruby blown up and put on a canvas for me. It is just so beautiful and special, I will always cherish it and the moment it captures.

10. What are you irrationally afraid of?
Tornados! I don't know why. It's not like I have much of a chance to be affected by them here in Jersey, but I've always had very detailed, very scary dreams about them. I am slightly fascinated by them though. I went to see Twister when it was in the movie theater, but had to leave because I was getting panicky.

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So those are my answers to Val's awesome questions! Don't forget to stop by her blog to check out how she answered the questions I asked her. While you're at it, stop by and read what some of the other participants have to say and let them know you're reading! 

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Check below for all the #AskAwayFriday Links!  Please only post if you are apart of #AskAwayFriday...host reserves the right to delete links that aren't related to this post.
1. The Real Housewife of Caroline County  10. Ah dad...  
2. Michelle @ The MaMade Diaries  11. Val @ Chicken Scratch  
3. The Patchwork Paisley  12. The Vanilla Housewife  
4. Atlantamomofthree  13. The Chic Stay at Home Mom  
5. Lomholt Blog  14. Raising Reagan  
6. Wendy May @ Effie Girl  15. A Dish of Daily Life  
7. Tamara (Like) Camera  16. VITA - Train for Life  
8. MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter  17. Alison @ Embrace the Struggle  
9. Heather @ The Frill Of Life  




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28 comments:

  1. Love all your answers. I think we are friends ;-) Too bad we live about a billion hours away from each other! LOL Thanks so much for involving me! This was seriously a lot of fun and made me talk about thing I dont think I had before on my blog! Can't wait to see more about this tunesday tuesday!!

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    1. Hey Val! Welcome! Myself and Amber started this thing and I just wanted to say hi and welcome! Remember to link up your post from Megan answering her questions so I can check it out!

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    2. So glad we switched this week! I have been planning to ask you for a while! Looking forward to seeing who you pick for the next one you participate in! Would love to have you join us for Tunesday Tuesday :) Ill let you know when we actually get all the details off the ground

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  2. love it! such good question and a huge HELLO to Val...thanks for joining us!

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  3. i'm sorry is it NOT socially acceptable to wear yoga pants in public?! if so, I am in real trouble girlfriend : P
    Love the canvas and the photobooks from your momma!!!

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    1. Oh it is totally socially acceptable to wear them, just not every single day and to work. That's what I wish! Where's your AAF post girly?? You gotta ask someone to exchange with you and join us again!

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  4. OMG Meg! I absolutely LOVE LOVE your mom for such an awesome gift...do you know I have at least 6 picture books in the making but none completed? so sad.

    I love all you answers as always. I can totally relate to not being able to Rock Out in the shower anymore...I have a case of Momma Paranoia in the shower...I hear Kiddies calling me out of no where (and most times they aren't)...I usually try to take my showers when Hubby is around or I will be screaming "Huh? Did you call? Is everyone ok...?" Every 2 minutes. LMBO

    PS
    Love LOVE LOVE the button! ;)

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    1. Hahaha that's exactly how it is in the shower, LOL. My mom is pretty fantastic. I am so in love with all her albums. I'm so glad you love the button! Been meaning to show you as one of our lovely co-hosts :)

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  5. Bahaha ... yoga pants and an oversized hoodie aren't acceptable wear out gear? Crap! Just kidding -- I went out to lunch with a friend sans child yesterday and I blasted my music so loud; it's a great release!
    Tornadoes huh? Didn't see that one coming.

    I've missed your blog this week lady ... I'm knee deep in moving and all kinds of craziness so forgive my absence. I haven't commented on anyone's blogs this week. But I had to stop in for AAF -- it's too fun!
    Hugs!

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    Raising-Reagan.com

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    1. Totally ok to wear out (though I have thought twice before going out to drop my daughter off at school wearing it) I did it anyway, but every day and people will start to talk...If only I could wear it to work too!! Windows down music up is THE best! I know the tornado this is random. I don't know where it comes from. Maybe a past life or something... Good to see your face, and no worries! Im so behind on commenting and visiting all my favorite ladies...

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  6. Ohh I will have to check Pxlr! I like editing my photos too (though they still come out bad) and I am using TypePic and LightFx but they don't really have a lot of options. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Yeah definitely do. There site online is pretty fantastic too (pixlr.com)

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  7. I need to go check out that photo editing app!! I am addicted to anything with photos!! Going to check out some of your other posts too! Fun visiting from Ask Away Friday!!

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    1. Thanks so much! Pixlr Express is awesome and they have a site online too

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  8. Yoga pants and sweatshirts are my favorite! CONGRATS on fitting into some old jeans! That's completely awesome!!!

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    1. Thanks!! Im excited but hoping to lose at least another 10lbs in the next 2 weeks!

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  9. Umm what is your cleanse secret?! PS I love scarves and boots! I have an obsession with both!!

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    1. Its called Isagenix. Its basically all natural shakes and supplements all day long plus one 600 calorie meal a day (only certain foods) Then there are 2 cleanse days a month where its a bit more strict...there's a lot to explain but its pretty cool.

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  10. Your decorations look great! Your trends are very nice timeless pieces and they are all so cute and cozy for Fall! Congrats on losing your baby weight! Oh and I am a big Coke drinker and I was happy to see you choose that over Pepsi, LOL!

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    1. Thanks so much! I still have a little ways to go until Im all the way back to prebaby, but getting there!

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  11. I had to laugh - I only look good in skinny jeans and I look terrible in flares. I have no idea why because I prefer them. And I have no yoga pants and I want them badly!
    Ok, so I'm from NJ. And I don't know if I should share this, but I'm dying to share. I used to have a phobia of tornados. I think it's because I watched Wizard of Oz when I was very young. Anyway, I was afraid of my mom's wind chimes because they signified wind! But like you, I lived in Jersey! However, I was staying at my grandparent's house in Westfield and the town next to us (Cranford) got a tornado. And I was phobic. I was hiding in their basement shaking. All was ok - just an umbrella stand blew away, but man, to face your tornado phobia. In Jersey!? I was never phobic again, probably because I confronted it and everyone was ok.

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    1. You need a pair of yoga pants!!! I can't believe we share that same random fear!

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  12. I love skinny and flare, leggings (or should I call them Yoga pants?) I only wear with big overgrown sweaters or sweatshirts. Get a pair "Tamara", they are comfy at home.

    Meg, your mama is a very special lady, "and young like me :)" to be giving you such special gifts. I do the same for my sister with her babies. I have lots of pictures books as well, one for me, one as a gift. I love photos and looking back. It is so much easier. Although I have a lot of scrap booking to catch up on. Hence the huge calendar I posted last week.

    Good luck with your new music button idea, hope I am not musically challenged so I can join!

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    1. She is so special. I have great memories but pictures keep them fresh. Love the thought of leggings and an oversized hoodie! Now if this weather would only cooperate (where did fall go?!) I hope you do join is for Tunesday Tuesday! The themes will be pretty general so you can interpret them however you want!

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  13. I used to sing in the shower too, but now that I think about it, I'm more into thinking and planning than singing while I'm in there. But from time to time I'll bring in the iPhone and crank out some music, just so that I don't zone out in there too long!

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  14. I have to get back in to doing that. It does make it more enjoyable!

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