Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I've Been Tagged

You may have noticed that there's a game of tag taking place in blogland. Well, today I'm "It."

I was tagged by Shasta from In The Old Road.

In The Old Road

If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Shasta yet, please head over and visit her. She has a wonderful blog about home design and crafting. She is also an angel on earth, providing around-the-clock care to her 9 year old son who has a rare genetic disorder. Much of her blogging is done at his bedside in the middle of the night so she can attend to him when he suffers seizures.  You can read her story here.

The rules of the game go like this: a blogger "tags" another blogger and gives them 11 questions to answer in a post, then that blogger "tags" another 11 bloggers and comes up with 11 questions for them to answer and so on.

Here are my answers to the 11 questions Shasta asked me...

1. What was the first blog that you followed?  Brooke Giannetti's Velvet & Linen. I stumbled upon it when I was searching for inspiration for our bathroom remodel, and I was immediately hooked on it. Still am!

2. Do you still have any Christmas decorations out? Um, I'm embarrassed to admit this, but yes. My husband leaves the lights in our backyard trees so that he doesn't have to restring them year after year. It used to drive me crazy, but I've let it go. You really can't see them unless you are under the tree studying it, but I still feel a little redneck.

3.  Who is your celebrity crush? Hmmm... can't really say that I have one, but Josh Lucas ain't too shabby.

4. Do you have children? (If yes, list age and sex)  I have 4 boys, ages 11, 9, 6 and 3.

5. Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? I know dark chocolate is better for me, but I still prefer the taste of milk chocolate.

6. What is your favorite TV show?"Modern Family" and "Dexter" have been my favorites for awhile, but I'm also really into "Smash" now too.

7. Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it? I've been "Ca" to my family my whole life (pretty creative, huh?).  And, my sister's family calls me "Sas." My nephew started calling me that when he was a toddler and it stuck. He's 15 now, and I'm still "Aunt Sas."

8. What would you do if, all of a sudden, you had a full day of "me" time?  (no children, no husband, just you.) I'd probably stay in my pjs for way too long drinking too much coffee and reading my favorite blogs. I'd eventually get motivated to go play some tennis. Afterwards, I'd treat myself to a little mani/pedi and massage. I'd have a nice lunch out and go shopping and antiquing. I'd meet some girlfriends for dinner and drinks. Then I'd come home, get back in my jammies, curl up with a good book and a bag of Twizzlers. Is it possible to do all that in one day?
9.  Have you ever gone "unplugged" for over 24 hours? (No electronic devices, i.e. cell phones, computer, etc.) Absolutely. Although I love the convenience of cell phones and laptops, I miss the days when being on vacation meant you'd be unreachable for a week.

10.  Would you ever dine alone in a crowded restaurant? There was a time when I would have been self-conscious to do that. Now I'd consider it a luxury :)

11.  What are you wearing? White shirt, black sweater, jeans, and black wellies.

The 11 bloggers I'm tagging are:

Alison at The Polohouse
Linda at A Toile Tale
Glenda at The Paper Mulberry
Joan at For the Love of a House
Maury at Life On Mars
Susie at Susie Harris
Kerry at House TalkN
Jenny at Simcoe Street
Mary Alice at Chateau Chic
Teresa at Our Southern Country Home and Farm
Amber at Simple Dwellings

Here are my questions for them:

1. If you could leave for vacation tomorrow, where would you go?
2. Would you rather have a full-time chef or a full-time housekeeper? 
3. What is the worst job you ever had?
4. What would your dream job be?
5. What is the best book you've read lately?
6.  City or country?
7. Would you rather live in a brand new house or an old one?
8. How would you describe your design style? Modern, traditional, eclectic?
9. Early bird or night owl?
10. Lake house, mountain cabin or beach cottage?
11. What is your favorite pastime?

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on my computer decision! I really appreciate your input!! I'm happily typing on my new MacBook Pro and loving it. 

Still hoping they can recover all my old pictures and files. I have some things I'm looking forward to blogging about once I get my hands on that stuff. Have a good one :)


  1. Fun post, Carolyn! I have you tagged you in a post that will be published tomorrow. I'll completely understand if you don't want to play another round. It can be pretty time consuming, but it's fun to have a new set of questions each time!
    Have a great day, "Ca"!
    ~ Wendi ~

  2. Thanks for tagging me! I'm obsessed with Smash too! It's so good! Fun to know more about you!

  3. I loved your answers, Carolyn. Thanks for the sweet introduction too. I'll have to visit some of the people you picked. You came up with some really good questions!


  4. Funny about the restaurant thing...amazing how bold and confident we get isn't it! I feel the same way..ditto the movies!
    We have boys and Josh Lucas in common:) He IS quite cute, and I fell for his charm in Sweet Home Alabama.
    Your "perfect day" sounds perfect and I love Modern Family...wonderful answers!

  5. This is fun, Carolyn! I think I would be doing the same as you on a free day {except the tennis part!!}. It sounds like heaven!


  6. hi Carolyn! I loved your list- that was so fun!! Milk chocolate here too! Luckily Dan likes the dark, so there's no fighting!! Thanks for inviting me to "play"!!


  7. Hi, Carolyn! How fun is this? Thank you so much for including me! Tag for big girls- great idea!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  8. Modern Family and Red Vines for me...that's fun! I would love to hang out with you!

  9. #8.... doing all that in one day is about as possible as it would be to have a whole day to yourself!


  10. That was fun reading about you! I loved how you said you'd spend a day to yourself. It sounds heavenly!

  11. Great answers! Love the same shows and your "me" day sounds jam-packed but fun! Oh those unplugged days - I SO long for my guy to throw his blackberry out the window!

  12. I loved reading your answers! We are a lot alike! You can find me wearing similar outfits too! And the 24 hours to yourself sounds like a great idea- I would pretty much be doing the same things. :) Thanks for tagging me!