Sunday, September 13, 2009

50 things.. and a Giveaway!

Well, I finally made it. Does this mean I'm a legitimate blogger now? I haven't given this up and moved on to something else yet. I made it to my 50th post.

In honor of my 50th post - here are 50 things about me.

1. I grew up in Fargo North Dakota. (And I’m proud of that.. no matter what my Minnesota born husband says)
2. My husband is from Minnesota (Detroit Lakes actually) and is always telling me “Just tell people you’re from Minnesota”
3. I have two kids – both boys.
4. I love being a Mom and my kids make me laugh a lot!
5. When I imagined myself having kids – I never thought I’d have boys.
6. I am the middle child. I have an older sister and a younger brother.
7. My sister is named Carmen – she lives in Fargo and she also has two kids. A boy and a girl.
8. My sister was born in Germany.
9. My brother is named Lawrence – but we still call him Punky even though he’s a grown man with a wife and kids.
10. My brother lives in Minnesota, well his wife and kids live there. He’s actually in Afghanistan. He’s not in the Military – he’s a contractor. We wish he’d come home.
11. My Mom was a stay at home mom and I’m happy about that.
12. My Mom is from Germany – she still has a little accent after all these years. And she’s never become an American Citizen either.
13. My Dad was in the Army when he met and married my Mom.
14. I love to cook – but I don’t like doing it everyday.
15. If I could have one of my motherly chores magically done – it would be laundry.
16. My house is rarely totally clean. Life is too short!
17. I have always liked creative things.
18. I think homemade gifts are the best kind.
19. When I had my 2nd child – a coworker made me some beautiful gifts for him. A quilt, an embroidered blanked and she crocheted a sweater and afghan for him. I don’t keep in contact with her anymore – but I will cherish those gifts forever.
20. I love to decorate my house at Christmas. I take down pictures and put up Christmas pictures and the whole process usually takes me at least a day – sometimes 2 depending on how active the kids are.
21. When Christmas is over, I want my decorations down almost before the gifts are open. I think I love putting it all away as much as putting it all out.
22. My sewing buddy is actually my cousin. We grew up together in Fargo.. actually went to the same High School and everything. Our Dads are brothers. We have a pretty big family.
23. We didn’t hang in the same circle in HS. I graduated the year before she did. She moved away to Las Vegas a couple years after graduation.
24. We didn’t talk for years… not for any reason.. just life I guess. Then I came to Vegas for Thanksgiving 10 years ago and it was like we had never lost touch. We talk or ‘communicate’ every single day.
25. Her parents are my God Parents. They are awesome and I love them dearly. They also live in Vegas.
26. She has an older sister like I do. She lives in Missoula MT. I want to go visit her someday. I wish I lived in MT.
27. I don’t like living in the Desert! We didn’t choose Phoenix – it was chosen for us.
28. My husband was in the Air Force – his last 4 years we were stationed here.
29. We never wanted to stay here – and still don’t want to. Someday we will move. Hopefully soon!
30. My husband was set to retire from the Air Force when 9/11 happened. The Government issued a “stop loss” and he missed the cutoff by 19 days. He had a job lined up and everything. So he ended up staying in 9 more months.
31. He spent 21 years in the Air Force and was only 38 when he retired. He still works though.
32. We both really want to move to Colorado. We’ve been trying to get a transfer there with his job. Someday it will happen.
33. I worked at Burger King in High School – that was the funnest job ever!
34. I am a very lucky person – I have won a lot of things in my life.
35. Someday I know I will win the lottery! Lol – confidence is a key ingredient to luck.
36. I drive a Honda Pilot. I’ve had a lot of cars – but so far this is my favorite. I have no desire to get a new car at all! And if you know me.. that says it all.
37. I have a thing for Honda’s – my husband drives one too. His is the Ridgeline. He’s never been happier either! We will have these cars for awhile.
38. I have naturally curly hair – it happened sometime in my late 20’s. Not sure when or how.. but I swear it was straight before that.
39. I met one of my best friends in Beauty School over 20 years ago.
40. Her name is Tavia, she lives in Fargo and I miss her dearly. She’s married with 3 girls.
41. I have a cosmetology license – I was going to change the world.. one hairdo at a time.
42. I realized fast that I didn’t like doing other peoples hair as much as I thought. I think it was the small talk with strangers that got to me.
43. I worked as a cosmetologist for 8 years part time. I had a full time job too.
44. I think I want to live in the country – but not the ‘real country’. I want the scenery but I want to be able to get to the city in 15 minutes max.
45. I hate musicals – except Grease, I liked that. Maybe it’s because John Travolta was in it.
46. My nephew is an actor – he’s on a real sitcom and everything. He’s had parts in a lot of movies too. We are proud of him.
47. I panic in emergency situations. And I’m not so sure if panic is the right word.. it’s more like freeze. I freeze in emergency situations.
48. I choked as a kid. I was probably 11 or 12. Chocked on Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. Can’t eat them to this day. My Mom had to give me the heimlich.
49. I don’t have a favorite color.
50. I pray every day.

Ok.. so now on to the Giveaway. I actually have 3 prizes so there will be 3 winners.

First - this apron that I made.
Second - this journal and zipper pouch. I use a journal as my idea book. I write down my crafty ideas so I don't forget them.
Third - two charm packs.. I love charm packs.

So this is how you enter the giveaway.
1. Leave a comment
2. Blog about giveaway on your blog.
3. Follow me or add me to your blog list on your blog.

Leave a comment for each entry. I will draw winners next Saturday Sept 19th. So hurry and tell everyone you know!!! Good Luck!
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Shaina said...

We live in Colorado, and my husband never wants to leave. I've driven through Montana many many times. It is beautiful. I grew up in Arizona. So there are three things we have in common..oh, and I LOVE homemade gifts too. Something so special about them.
Happy 50th post!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I heart your charm packs, but would be thrilled to win any of your giveaways. Loved reading your '50 things aboaut me' items. I feel like I know you even more than I already did. Happy 50th post!


Bobbi said...

what a FUN post! thanks for the comments about me. i would LOVE to win any of your items. you are truly talented heidi! dont ever give up doing something you love. when you start something you put your whole heart into it!

Michele P. said...

Congrats on 50th post! And love the 50 things about you too, it was fun to read them and I feel as though I know you quite well ;) My hubby is a Toyota man, I drive a Mazda, lol... my brother is a semi famous musician, he tours Europe and South America yearly and we can buy his albums at Walmart, we are proud of him as you are your nephew.. I used to license Cosmetologists when I worked for the state and sometimes had to fill in when they had their practical exams before an outside testing co. took over, I lost my curls when I had kids :( My house is not as clean as I'd like it, but I agree life is too short! My hubby is from Central America and my dad was from Canada, and never became a citizen either. Well, I could go on and on, but just wanted to stop by and say HI! Have a wonderful week!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Miller Racing Family said...

Congrats on the 50th post. The 50 things were very interesting. We went to Colorado on vacation this year and we really enjoyed it. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was.
Thanks again for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful Monday!

Stayathomemommy said...

Congrats on your 50th post mine is coming up soon too! What a great giveaway I would love to be entered!

Stayathomemommy said...

I am a follower :o)

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I am a follower


Heidi said...

Honda's rule! We bought a Fit last year and I do not want to drive anything else :) Followed you here from over on the online quilting bee flickr group.

Angie said...

Very interesting 50 things.
We are Toyota people here. That's the only type of car I've ever owned. My husband thinks that if you could clean house everyday then you should. I think that my house could certainly be vacuumed every day, but I don't want to spend my life vacuuming!