Thursday, October 9, 2008

I guess I'm "it" now!

OK, So now Ive been tagged!
My Etsy friend, Cristi, at 2ifbySea,
(2ifbysea-cristi.blogspot.com) tagged me in the comment section of my Custom Order post. I like a fun game, so I'll play!
Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
So, here are 7 facts little known facts about me:
1. I was born and raised in South Carolina. I consider it to be the larger part of my heritage, even though my parents were from elsewhere.
2. This is my third incarnation as a jewelry maker...I made and sold jewelry in middle school, and then took a "real" jewelry class in college complete with metal work, and returned to it In November of last year, when my oldest decided to make a bracelet for my mom for Christmas. This time, it stuck.
3. My husband and I have 7, yes seven, children all together. His three, my three, and our one. It's a ZOO sometimes!
4. I'm from a long line of craftspeople. My maternal grandfather was a jeweler. He worked with lapidary equipment, faceted stones and made cabochons. My mom makes jewelry, too. I guess that makes me the third generation. My great-grandfather was crafty, too. He hand-painted pin striping on cars, as well as painted as a hobby. My paternal grandmother paints, and owned a florist shop at one time. My sister is crafty, a great cook, and an incredible seamstress. She should be on Etsy, too. She's busy selling houses.
5. I've been skydiving three times. That's right! I was crazy enough to do it two more times. I guess I needed to prove it to ... myself?
6. I home school my kids. I really enjoy being with them!!
7. I was a graphic design student in college, and was in the sign business when I relocated to Florida. If the Internet had been around then, I would have gotten into blog design, computer graphics, etc. Instead I was a Mary Kay consultant for 6 years, and a Creative Memories Scrapbook consultant for 5. I love to scrapbook, and wouldn't mind making greeting cards with the huge inventory I still have in my office.
Maybe I was a little long-winded, (no surprise) and a little boring. But, that's me in a nutshell. OH! and I love sushi. And Italian Food, and Mexican Food. You should probably call me a foodie.
So here are the people I'm tagging:
1. Jacqueline, way up in Alaska, and her beautiful blog http://www.akblessingsabound.blogspot.com/
2. Gina, a fellow home school mompreneur http://www.dewgin.blogspot.com/
3. Lauren, the incredibly talented designing force behind http://restored316designs.com/
4. Danelle, marketing genius and impetus behind http://www.loveetsyfeedback.blogspot.com/
5. Frances and Julie, who graciously posted about my sea glass necklace on http://mindyandlola.blogspot.com/ Their success makes me wish I lived closer to my sister, so we could craft and do shows together
6. Katie, at our much-loved girl-time destination, pottery diva and awesome business owner of http://www.doingdishespotterystudio.blogspot.com/ ( she won't know why in the world I tagged her, since she doesn't know I do jewelry OR that I have a blog!)
7. well, I was going to tag someone else, but she's gotten tagged by somebody already.
Now I'm off to tell them they've been tagged, then post.

3 comments:

LeakyMouth said...

Wow, 7 children, you homeschool, you've been skydiving 3 times and you like Sushi. To me, you are very interesting! :-)

Laura said...

Thanks! I appreciate it! I didn't do all of that at once, though!! (3of the kids don't live with us, they're steps and they live with their mom)

Honestly, mommy is the best name I've ever been called.

Keely said...

Mmmm...sushi.
4 kids is still a lot. I can't even handle the ONE I've got some days.