Wednesday, January 26, 2011

15 things about me


I thought it would be fun to tell you a little bit more about me...I have seen a few of these posts on some of the blogs that I follow and I have enjoyed getting to know the authors of my favorite blogs a little bit better.  I hope I don't bore you all to tears!

1.  I met my husband in a bar.  Not some classy sushi bar that serves fancy cocktails, but a total dive bar.  It still shocks me.  I tease him that I am the best thing to come out of that place!  We've been together 8 years and I am still crazy about him.

2.  I am a total scaredy cat.  If I even watch America's Most Wanted, I check the front and back door locks 3 times before going to bed.  Then I make Mark stand in the bathroom while I brush my teeth.  Not kidding.

3.  I have never lived anywhere but California.  I have no experience with cold, or snow or "real" weather. 

4.  I love to read, but can't stay interested in a fiction book.  I read only nonfiction.  Books about time management, memoirs, things like that.  I even tried the Twilight series, but I just couldn't do it.  Fiction just doesn't interest me. 

5.  I watch almost no TV.  And, while we're on it, I don't own a TiVo or DVR or any of those fancy pants show recorders.  I know, what a dinosaur, right?!  My dad actually bought us one as a gift and we gave it back because we felt bad that he was paying for a service every month that we just didn't use.  You only really need one of those unless you actually watch TV and we don't, except...

6.  I am completely addicted to The Bachelor and The Biggest Loser.  I don't watch any shows that aren't reality.  It's sort of along the same lines as the fiction book thing I guess.

7.  I almost never sit down.  Aside from working on the computer, working at my workbench, driving, or eating, I pretty much go all the time.  It's not my favorite thing about me.  It just seems like there's always something to do, plus it doesn't help that...

8.  I'm totally addicted to caffeine.  It used to be my morning routine to drop Reid off at school and go immediately to Starbucks, but now I make my drink at home most days and only go to Starbucks maybe once or twice a week.  I drink mostly iced chai lattes and I found that you can buy the same concentrate Starbucks uses at Target.  The box says to mix it 50/50 chai concentrate and milk.  I like mine pretty strong, so it's probably more like 80/20.  As Mark says "Chai concentrate with a splash of milk".

9.  I am terrified of elevators.  I usually take the stairs, if at all possible, but if I must go in one, the first thing I do is check to see if I have cell reception.  I am a bit claustrophobic and the thought of being stuck in an elevator makes me want to vomit.  The only time I feel safe in an elevator is if Mark is with me.  That is because he has actually been stuck in an elevator {in Mexico!} and pried the doors open to get out.

10.  I am the world's best secret keeper.  You know how you tell your friends "don't tell anyone, but.." and then you find out they completely told?  That is totally NOT me.  I could be interrogated at gun point and not tell.  Seriously.  I'm a vault. 

11.  I am the advice friend.  You know how you have certain friends for certain things?  I am the advice friend.  Work problems, guy problems, whatever.  I am a really good listener.

12.  I can be a total ditz sometimes.  Like that time I called my very first landlord because it smelled like smoke every time I pre heated the oven....{I was storing paper shopping bags in the broiler, which I thought was a storage drawer!}.  Oopsie!

13.  I need alone time.  That is how I recharge.  Whether it's getting my nails done, a walk on the pier, or taking myself out to lunch.  I need time to refuel and have time and space alone.  Granted, it's not very often, because let's face it: I have two kids.

14.  Food messes gross me out.  I can deal with poopy diapers, vomit even, but seeing bananas mashed into my babies ear and hair and high chair make me instantly start dry heaving.  I don't know what it is.  I just can't take it.  When Grant is done, I clean up as fast as possible and try not to think about it {and hold my breath sometimes, I am embarrassed to say!}.  I cannot wait until we are out of the high chair/messy food phase!!

15.   I LOVE football.  I didn't always, but Mark has had season tickets to the Charger's games since before we met and it has grown on me over the years.  I love going to the games and cheering and the excitement of being in the stadium.  I never thought I would say that.

So that's a bit about me!  I hope you still want to hang around and be my bloggy bff!
{thanks Little Miss Momma for coining that term!}

78 comments:

  1. That picture is absoulty beautiful~ Visiting from LMM

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  2. I'm visiting from LMM. Look forward to reading more of your blog. :)

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  3. Love your list of things about you - LMM sent me!! Glad to be a follower now!

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  4. here from LMM. Your stuff is just adorable!!

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  5. Just became a follower. Love your necklaces.
    (visiting from LMM)

    Shellsea
    http://shellseasnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  6. I'm your newest follower from LMM. I totally agree with number 13 I'm the same way!
    ~Katie
    eyespydiy.blogspot.com

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  7. That picture is adorable!! I'm visiting from LMM!

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  8. Love your blog. Just found you through Little Miss Momma

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  9. Hi there!!!!! I am visiting from LMM, love love your necklaces!!!!!!!! Ohh, and I HeArT your blog too!!!!!





    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

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  10. I'm a new follower, visiting from LMM. Love your necklaces.

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  11. I'm following you from LMM. Even if I don't win the giveaway, I'm def sending a link to the hubs. Our anniversary is coming up. Hehe!

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  12. So so cute!! I LoVe your charms! I'm visiting from LMM.....YAY! So happy to have found your fantastic site!

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  13. I am following you from LMM! LOVE LOVE the necklaces! Have always really wanted one! I really love your blog too and am excited to read more on it. :)
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  14. I love your jewelery! Following you from LMM!

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  15. visiting {and following now!} from LMM! HI!! :)

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  16. I love the story of meeting your husband :)

    Love your products!

    Lindsey G
    misslinds@sbcglobal.net (visiting from LMM!)

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  17. i love your jewelry, especially the harper necklace. i'm so glad i found you via LMM!

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  18. Following from LMM.. your jewerly is awesome!! going to forward to my sister in laws!!!:)

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  19. Love your blog! love your Starfish Designs website! Just became a follower of your blog within the last month or so. Just came over from LMM. I love the giveaway your doing for her.

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  20. Hi! I'm visiting from LMM :) P.S. I agree with #4

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  21. I'm visiting from LMM, too....and i'm glad that i visited your shop! My niece's husband just left for boot camp and a necklace from you would make her Valentine's Day a little more special, i think!

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  22. I'm visiting from LMM as well! :-) You have some absolutely amazing pieces. So hard to decide what's my favorite!

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  23. I love your jewelry...so cute! I'm visiting from LMM

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  24. Love your shop and blog Im here from LMM!

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  25. LMM sent Me :) I luff your stuff :)haha
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  26. Visiting from lmm, Sara from allthingsvintage88.blogspot.com

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  27. Visiting from LMM and just became a follower!! Very creative and unique!! Love your style!

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  28. I LOVE your necklace line! I'm visiting from LMM!

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  29. Hi! I am visiting from LMM. I am LOVING your shop. So gorgeous!

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  30. Visiting from LMM - your necklaces are BEAUTIFUL!

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  31. LMM sent me over. I'm a total scaredy cat too...like I don't even like watching scooby doo with my son because it makes me nervous LOL I'm so lame!

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  32. Love your blog and your items are just beautiful!! I am now a follower and visiting from LMM!!

    xoxo
    Kelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanks for sharing a bit about you! Such a fun photo and way of writing you have. I just found you from LMM (whom I just recently discovered). Loving it!

    :)

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  34. Hi! i'm visiting from little miss momma and I love your jewelry!! So darling!

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  35. I just founds your blog compliments of LMM. I'm now excited to be a follower! Love, Love, LOVE your jewelry!!! Perfect gift idea!!!

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  36. LoVe your necklaces! Visiting from LMM :)

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  37. visiting your blog via lmm - am, however, a proud owner of a couple of your necklaces! LOVE THEM! wanted to say thank you for offering such a generous discount as well... it's forcing me to make another purchase!

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  38. Your blog is super cute and all your jewelry designs are adorable! I'm visiting from LMM and even if I don't win anything, I'll be back for sure!

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  39. I love your jewelry! I am visiting from LMM!

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  40. Wow, lots of comments today! Amber, we are so similar...but we do have a few differences. I'm just like you about being scared, especially after watching a show, I HATE elevators and hold my cell phone the entire time, met my husband at a fraternity party (very similar to a bar), and I've always lived in CA. BUT, as you know, I HATE football, I love to read, especially fiction and I'm addicted to plenty of TV (Bachelor included)! Loved reading more about you!!!

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  41. Visiting from LMM. I love your stuff! It's so adorable!

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  42. Stopping by from LMM - your stuff is amazing! I love it all!

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  43. Love your necklaces! Visiting from LMM.

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  44. It was nice getting to know you- I'm your newest follower sent from Little Miss Momma.

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  45. I share in your addiction with the Bachelor! I am your newest follower from LMM! Your work is incredible!

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  46. Little Miss Momma sent me over I'm a new follower look forward to getting to know you.
    You and my daughter like the same kinds of books.
    Holly

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  47. GORGEOUS blog and gorgeous jewelry! so talented! I'm visiting from LMM!

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  48. Love your necklaces, visiting you from LMM!

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  49. Stopping by from LMM. I love your creations. So beautiful!
    <3/Lindsey @ CoaMW

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  50. Jumped on over here from LMM, you are SO talented!

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  51. I used to have Indian neighbors who made the real deal chai every morning for breakfast. Super yummy!!!

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  52. I'm visiting from LMM. Love your blog. Love your jewelry designs.

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  53. I just adore your beautiful jewelry. LMM sent me on over and have been dreaming up my first, second, etc, purchases!

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  54. Following from LMM hoping for a beautiful necklace.

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  55. Visiting and Following from LMM!:) Cute Blog!

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  56. Just found your blog from LMM :-)

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  57. love your stuff... following from LMM...

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  59. I'm a new follower and I absolutely LOVE your necklaces! LMM sent me your way! :)

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  61. Iam a new follower LMM sent me here. Thanks

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  62. Hi there... I'm visiting from LMM and am loving your blog and designs so far!

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    Look forward to reading more of your blog :)

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  65. Visiting from LMM. New to blogging world (sort of), and I am addicted to all you creative types now. Good Luck to you and Good Luck to me. Hoping to win the giveaway :-)

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  66. Amber you are the sweetest! I loved getting to know more about you! We would have so much fun and are very similar in many ways! Starbucks, yup, scaredy cat, yup, alone time, yup, caffeine and never sit down, yup, yup!! :) Thank you so much for sharing these and congrats on your shop and your blog!

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  67. Oh, and your not missing much with never living in snow and cold...way over-rated! Stay where it is warm and sunny!! :)

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  68. OMG!! I laughed so hard reading this... This is the first time I have read this post and I Love IT!!!! So true about the friend thing.. I would know that!! and the vault... and all the REAL things about you are why you are my Best friend FOREVER!!! Love you My Ber... Does that give away who I may be? Oopsie 8^) love your new glasses by the way!!

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    :) Jen
    jeninkpen.blogspot.com

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