Seven Things About Me

7 Things About Me 

Remember those little notes that went around the internet? Mostly on Facebook. I love getting to know more about people, so here are 7 things about me you may not know.

1.I was married when I was 19 years old and 26 weeks pregnant. I signed onto this whole mom gig a whole lot earlier than I would have wanted but after having three kids (they are 11, 7 and 4), I am thankful that I did. I've been told by several midwives that had I not had kids in my early 20's, I might have had some real troubles getting pregnant and I don't think I would have dealt with infertility well. Despite the odds stacked against us, we are happily married and will celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary in June.

2.I'm a closet hippie mama. I believe (and practice) in selective vaccination, extended breastfeeding (I have a total of 5 years experience), using cloth diapers (sure makes potty training daughter trained at 9 months!), and recycling and reusing whenever I can. Garage sales are my favorite way of doing that and you can find me every Saturday garage saleing (yes, it's a verb) from April to September.

3.I have been on national television twice in one day (American Idol and Ellen) and our family can currently be found modeling on the Kelty camping gear boxes at your local Target.

4.I love to save money (see number 2 re garage sales), and often make a game out of how much I can save on my groceries each week (I even have the checkers and baggers playing my game with me!). Our family of five eats well on around $425 a month. And thanks to garage sales, we spend around $15 a month on clothes and shoes per person per month.

5.I love to travel, especially to warm places. I am from Indiana and moved to the Seattle area 10 years ago. I would prefer the weather to be either hot or cold, not mild, so I tend to try to escape to the sun as much as possible during our mild (aka dreary and yucky) months from October-April.

6.I am not a morning person but I wake up at 5:15 am four days a week to go to the gym and get in an hour and a half long workout. My working out started as a new year's resolution over two years ago as I was quickly approaching my thirties (yep, I kept mine!)! I used to be the person that said that I would only run when I was chased and my hubby and I made a pact to only start running or working out when we saw someone who had a smile on their face while doing it. Believe me...I looked, and those people are hard to come by! I do experience exercise ADD and need to change up my routine often so I won't get bored. My latest kick is spinning and weight training.

7.I was inspired (you could call it convicted) a few years ago to follow the example of a Proverbs 31 woman. It's why I do what I do on this craft blog, it's why I wake up early to hit the gym, it affects my parenting and the way that I look at my husband and our marriage, it's why I use my time as effectively as I can to squeeze in all the things that I can during the day. My hope is that as you join me on my journey to become this woman, you will also be inspired by what happens at this little blog I call Holy Craft.


Little Birdie Secrets said...

Wow! You are one amazing woman. I just got inspired reading about you. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself and for nominating us. **blush***blush***. We are flattered.

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Aaaw, thanks!!
I will continue the love!

Andrea Hardman said...

OK, I just love you more and more every time I come here. Thanks for sharing. And you deserve the award.

Unknown said...

Awe, shucks, thanks so much!

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

You're so sweet! Thanks for thinking of me! I'm very flattered to make your list. That was fun reading about you. I was a young bride too, only 20. And now I'm going to have to go to Target and check out some camping gear! lol that's awesome!
thanks again!

Unknown said...

Hi :) Thank you so much for the award (I am very honored)and congrats on yours! You have a lovely blog.

Bridget said...

Thank you very much for the award. I'm blushing over here! It was so fun getting to know more about you, I think we have a lot in common.

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