5.25.2012

10 Things about Gussy from Gussy Sews

I am so excited to have Gussy from Gussy Sews joining in on my feature.
She makes adorable bags, has a very cute pup & a husband she's head over heels for.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Gussy: 
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Twitter: @gussysews


1. Favorite snack food:
Chips and queso.

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
A bed and breakfast about 30 miles from Minneapolis.

3. Favorite movie:
Bridesmaids.

4. Favorite childhood memory:
Reading, riding bikes,
and shopping with my mom.

5. Favorite candle scent:
Vanilla.

6. Favorite way to travel:
On bicycle :)

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
Gingerbread Latte.

8. All time favorite meal:
Anything Italian.

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
Amazing Race.

10. A fun fact about you:
I LOVE to paint my fingernails :) 


Maggie Whitley Gussy Sews


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5.18.2012

10 Things about Hollie from Hollie Takes Notes

I am so excited to have Hollie from Hollie Takes Notes joining in on my feature.
She is so sweet and has great fashion sense.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Hollie:
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1. Favorite snack food:
Reese's? 
I'm a fatty...
Chips and hummus.

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
Wow favorite vacation spot!
This is super hard. 
I absolutely love New York or San Francisco, or Hawaii!

3. Favorite movie:
Superbad.

4. Favorite childhood memory:
Staying the summers at my aunt's house!
Playing with all my cousins every day was truly magical for me.
I love my family!

5. Favorite candle scent:
Pumpkin spice or cinnamon.

6. Favorite way to travel:
By plane.
I have road rage shhh.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
Raspberry white chocolate mocha latte.
Get it!

8. All time favorite meal:
I'm a steak and potatoes kinda girl!

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
Bachelorette...
except I have a boyfriend! 
A good one :) 

10. A fun fact about you:
I'm a secret cat lady! ;)


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5.16.2012

Bad blogger

I have been a horrible blogger lately!
It is mainly due to being completely and utterly sick 24/7 from this sweet little baby I am carrying. I pretty much have no relief from either feeling sick or from actually being sick. Then about 2 weeks ago I woke up around 11pm one night with an excruciating pain in my belly & of course freaked out because I was so worried that something was wrong with my baby! So my husband woke up Zane and we put him in the car and drove to the ER. He dropped me off and then ran to my parents house to drop Zane off so he could go back to sleep because we didn't know how long we were going to be at the ER then he headed back to me. Meanwhile they checked me in & took me directly back to a room, then they took all my vitals and whatnot. The doctor came in almost immediately to talk to me and he said with almost 100% certainty that it was gallstones because of where the pain was in my belly. He ordered me an ultrasound & a bag of fluids and gave me some morphine to ease the pain. James finally got there and by that time I was almost completely done with all of this. Then we went to get the ultrasound and he confirmed it was definitely gallstones and LOTS of them!!! So we went back to our room and had to wait for the "official" results from the radiologist and find out whether or not the doctor would want me to have surgery that night. The doctor finally came in with the results and said he would prefer for me to talk to my OB/GYN about having the surgery since I was 13 weeks pregnant. They told us that there is a period during pregnancy that it is safe for them to perform the surgery which is from about 14 weeks to about 20 weeks. So the next week when I went to see my doctor on my routine appointment I talked to my doc about what he thought would be best. I also had an appointment scheduled to talk to the surgeon so that in case I needed to have the surgery he would know my whole situation and what was going on. Both of those doctors decided that it would be best to wait until after I had the baby to have the surgery, UNLESS I have another flair up, then they would get together and have a conversation and decide then what they wanted to do. But I will be having it removed whether it be when I am pregnant or after the baby is here because once you have gallstones they don't just go away like kidney stones. Some of them can be passed but I have some very large ones that won't be able to be passed and could cause major damage or infections and make it much more serious & dangerous to my body. Your body does not need a gallbladder to live so they will remove it completely and then my issue will be resolved. But for now I am not a very strict bland diet. Which is complete torture seeing as I am pregnant and craving stuff constantly. I will admit that I do indulge every once and awhile because it's just way to hard not too! I am super glad that all the doctors decided that it would be better to wait until after the baby is born. I would really rather not have to have surgery while pregnant unless it's to get baby out!! So that is where I am at right now. I am going to try extremely hard to get back into blogging because I miss it. Plus I have to share all the fun pics from our vacation to Palm Springs & the day we went down to Disneyland! Hopefully I can get that posted this weekend. Because Sunday we are having a birthday party for a certain little boy in our life and then on Monday is his actual birthday so I am going to be busy posting about those two things next week. I can't believe my little baby is going to be TWO on Monday!! He's growing up so darn fast.

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5.11.2012

10 things about Gentri Lee from Gentri Lee Blog

I am so excited to have Gentri from Gentri Lee Blog joining in on my feature.
She has a great sense of style, a very fun blog & is a woman of God.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Gentri: 
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1. Favorite snack food:
My favorite snack food 
would have to be gold fish... 
or fruit snacks. 
Sometimes I'm still a child.

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
My favorite place 
I've ever visited would have to be Alaska. 
I spent this last Summer there and I wish I could go back!

3. Favorite movie:
My favorite movie... 
Well I can't pick just one. 
But most of my favorite movies are the old classics. 
You know the ones with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby.

4. Favorite childhood memory:
My favorite childhood memory... 
Again, I can't pick just one. 
I was blessed with a wonderful childhood. 
Some of my favorite memories were made in the ravine across the street- 
forts+ adventures+ treasures= childhood heaven!

5. Favorite candle scent:
My favorite candle scent 
is Pumpkin Spice (or similar ones). 
mmmmm

6. Favorite way to travel:
My Favorite way to travel 
Road trips are by far
I love being able to see the world- 
not just fly over it.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink:
I don't usually drink starbucks, 
and I don't drink coffee, 
but I do love their strawberry frap! 
Yum!

8. All time favorite meal:
My all time favorite meal would have to be 
my mom's pasta salad. 
You should see my family when that is served. 
You'd think we'd never eaten before.

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you chose?:
I don't think I'd ever want to be on a reality show... 
too scary. 
But if I had to pick one it'd probably be the Bachelorette?? :/ 
I'd probably be a terrible bachelorette. haha!

10. A fun fact about you:
A fun fact about me would be 
that I can't cross my eyes. 
haha!






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5.04.2012

10 Things about Karly from Three in Three

I am so excited to have Karly from Three in Three joining in on my feature.
She has an amazing heart, has three adorable girls & is married to, Rudy.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Karly: 
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Twitter: @3n3BabiesG


1. Favorite snack food:
It is so hard to choose a favorite go-to snack, 
because I am sugar/carb binge-eating food addict.
When it comes to candy I always go for a Kit Kat, 
when it comes to dessert I am a red velvet girl to the core,
and when it comes to the salty variety, 
I can hammer down a box of Wheat Thins like they're out of style.
Yum.

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
Ordizia, Spain, 
definitely has a part of my heart.
It's a tiny town in Basque Country about 45 minutes by train away from San Sebastian, Spain, 
on the Atlantic Coast. 
Wonderful people, food and drink, 
climbs up the mountain to go skinny-dipping in rivers
and of course, afternoon siestas.
Heeeeeaven!

3. Favorite movie:
My favorite movie will always be Twister. 
That may sound lame or weird, 
but you have to understand that the day I was born a tornado ripped through my town 
and I spent several hours locked in a closet with my mom and other patients 
and personnel, and it doesn't end there! 
Many years on my birthday there have either been tornadoes or severe weather, 
AND I've been hit by lighting twice.
The very night my family watched Twister for the first time, 
a tornado hit our town again.
Kinda makes you think, huh?

4. Favorite childhood memory:
My best memories are always of being down on the farm in Southeastern Iowa, 
way down by Keokuk and Fort Madison. 
My brother and cousins and I would play in barns and through the groves of trees, 
and then explore all the treasures of my great-grandparents 
before heading to the ponds to catch bullfrogs, 
crawfish and catfish.
In the evenings we'd watch the fireflies
and listen to the crickets chirp while the adults told stories,
or we'd go for hayrides in the pastures to look at the horses and cows.
Such good times. 

5. Favorite candle scent:
I'm actually not a huge candle person, 
because strong scents make me ill and certain brands make me sneeze.
It's super weird, I am aware.  

6. Favorite way to travel:
I love to drive. I always have.
As kids, my parents would take us on driving trips to Florida from Minnesota for Christmas
with our relatives down there.
It was so much fun playing in the van and eating out in new places
and sleeping in hotels.
As an adult I adored my drives between New Mexico and home,
because the landscape was so interesting,
and the freedom of the open road so inviting.
I would roll down my windows, turn up the music up
and sing my heart out.
I miss that.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
I am a Chai Tea Latte girl all the way.
I've never much cared for coffee, 
unless I'm on the hcg diet. 

8. All time favorite meal:
Beef taco.
Such an easy meal and so damn good.
I mean, who can mess up a taco?
Who can make a taco taste bad?
I'm pretty sure it's physically impossible.

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
Growing up, 
I always wanted to be on Real World or Road Rules.
I mean, hello?
Cool new places, lots of interesting new people, 
romance, drama and all the other things that get the pulse pounding in your ears.
I even considered trying to audition for the shows, 
but figured I was too boring and never made the effort.
Pretty sad!

10. A fun fact about you:
When I was younger, for some unknown reason, 
I sincerely believed Geraldo had white hair 
(in case you don't know, Geraldo has BLACK BLACK BLACK hair).
My brother would constantly make fun of me for it,
and even after I realized I was wrong I still refused to admit it.
Even today I will not admit that Geraldo has anything other than white hair.
So don't tell my brother I said this, OK?





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