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Sunday, July 11, 2010

You Asked, Now I Answer! [giveaway too...]

Wow!  There were a ton of questions.  This should be fun!  So, grab a cup of joe or whatever it is you drink (me?  Coke Zero!), sit and stay awhile!  :)  There is a giveaway as promised too.  :)



if you could spend a day with any 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be & why?


Great question!  I would definitely love to spend another day with my husband's grandmother, Betty.  She passed away in October of 2004.  She was the most amazing seamstress ever.  I would love to sit with her, and have her teach me everything she could - her tricks, secrets, everything.  Well, as much as she could in a day.  But I would also love some time just to sit with her.  Hug her.  See her smile, hear her laugh.  I miss her terribly.  She was an amazing person.  She also made my wedding gown!  It was gorgeous.  I will show the pictures one of these days... need to scan them.  :)  Betty had a part in playing who I am today.  She was an amazing amazing person.


How did you come to designing the things you do?


I was on a photo shoot on downtown Raleigh, NC.  I was shooting head shots of a model.  It was a really hot day - really humid.  I was sweating like crazy, and it didn't take long for my camera strap to begin rubbing my neck incredibly raw.  I remember it hurting bad enough to make me pull the collar of my shirt up and around my strap, but it never stayed up long enough to give relief.  I knew there had to be a way to avoid it, and cover it.  It hit me that I likely was not the only one having this problem.  2 years later, I am finding this to be true that "camera strap rash" is a common complaint.  Anyway.  We ended up moving from North Carolina to Arizona, and that's when I officially began *Shey*[B]!  2 years ago next month!  :)

What is your favorite fabric?!


This is a really tough question!  I really don't have just one.  I don't even have just 2.  I think I like about 10 fabrics obsessively.  Those would be Black and White Damask.   I go through this fabric faster than any other fabric.  I don't always buy it by the yard either... mostly by the bolt.  haha!  I go through almost 2 bolts a month sometimes.  I am recently loving Patty Young's Knits!  They are fantastic.  Hoping to sew something with them soon.  I about died when this fabric was released Cameras In Black.  I LOVE this entire line: Bontanica.  While I like her whole line called Glam Garden, I especially love this one and this one.  I can't wait for this fabric line to come out!  I just have to figure out what to do with it! :)  I love ALL of these.  They are simple, but fun to work with.  Love this too!!!  And this in the Pond Palette.  :)  I think I will stop there... I just love too much! ;)  But those above are my all time fabric.  What about you?  Have some favorite fabrics you'd care to share?

Hmmm...how did your hubby propose and what kind of wedding did you have? I love LOVE stories. 

My husband proposed to me one night after we went bowling with some friends.  It wasn't some crazy elaborate way to propose, but it was perfect in every way.  Elaborate is embarrassing and so not my style. :)  Obviously I said yes.  Then he proposed again when we got my engagement ring.  :)  He's cute like that.  Our wedding was very simple.  It was small.  70 or so people.  Not sure what "what kind" of wedding you had means.  But our wedding was great.  In fact, we were actually married at the court house on Nov. 16, 2001.  Why?  I was pregnant.  Nuff said.  haha!  We had our actual ceremony a couple months later on Jan. 5, 2002.  My husband and his groomsman wore zoot suits.  Something to this effect.  I wore my handmade by Mike's grandma; wedding dress that was totally gorgeous.  And my bridesmaids wore red strapless dresses.  It was a great day!

My question would be how did "Moona" get her name? I love it!

Actually.  Our dog's name is Luna.  But Zoe can't pronounce her L's very well, so she calls her "Moona".  It just kind of stuck.  :)

My Q is Shey B related!!! LOL!!! I asked it on your FB, but I know you are super busy (being super woman and all ;) ) 
I see you are expanding your products and making different items now. Do you plan on designing some kind of SLR bag?? I know a lot more goes in to those bags (pading, interior design, etc). Just curious :) ( I am on the hunt and can't find a bag that goes well with my Shey B strap!!! LOL!)


  Haha!  I wish I was super woman!  ;)  The simple answer to this is yes!  I absolutely plan to make camera bags.  The complicated answer is - yes, but I don't know when.  Time is not on my side right now.  But I do have some things in the works, and maybe by Christmas, camera bags will be available.  I am VERY picky about the design, and look of the camera bags that will come out.  I will not be making the entire thing out of designer fabric.  I don't like those - they get dirty so fast, and washing them can really make them lose their shape.  But, stay tuned!  What do you look for in a camera bag?

where is your favorite place to eat in Arizona? being from Arizona myself, i am always looking for a great little spot to get some grub, especially if it is a hole in the wall!

Favorite place... hmmm.  Well, I have a few.  
There is a restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale called "Frank & Lupes".  They have the best mexican around.  I love that place!
I also really like Blue Wasabi and Kabuki for sushi.  
I eat at Paradise Bakery A Lot!  Love their Asian Chicken Salad, Chicken Salad Sandwich and their Snickerdoodles.  :)  We also like Wildflower Bread Co.
My husband eats out a lot more than I do, and Chandler seems to have a lot of really great hole in the wall/smaller restaurants.  Both those above are a few I favor.  

you are quite the reader, fav book of all time?!

Yes, I definitely LOVE to read.  I'm really not much of a TV watcher.  But, man!  My favorite book of all time?  That's like asking me my favorite fabric.  haha!  I have a few...
Right now.  My favorite book that I have read so far this year (I have read 34 this year so far) is called The Iron King.  It was absolutely fantastic!  The 2nd book comes out next month!  SO excited!  Other books I love?  The Hunger Games series, City of Bones series, 13 to Life, Raised by Wolves, Girl In The Arena, Vampire Academy series, Hush Hush, Shiver & Linger, The Forest of Hands and Teeth series.  I am going to stop there.  I have really enjoyed a lot of books.  If you want to see what I have read my Goodreads shelf is on my sidebar.  I have 2.  One of them is books I have read and recommend and one of them is books I want to read.  :)  What books are you enjoying right now?

I want to know what your guilty pleasure is? Do you read trashy novels, take bubble baths, eat ice cream?


I don't know if this counts.  But I love donuts.  And I feel guilty after eating them.  But they bring me great pleasure.  And they make me smile.  But they add to my waistline.  And they taste so good.  But they are so bad for me.  But I don't care.  Does that count?  How about you?  Have a guilty pleasure?  Do share!

what's the funniest thing your kids have ever said? :)


They are a funny bunch, those girls.  Hmmm.  Now I am wishing I write all of them down!  OK, let's see.  
Zoe:  "I want to watch TB" (instead of TV), She shouts "YESSSSS!" and does a fist pump when she hears something she finds exciting, Prettycorn (Zoe's word for Unicorn).  But I think one of the funniest things was Zoe singing along to "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z.  She was in the back seat singing "New yooooooorrrkkk!!  deez stweets make ooo fewl bwand new.  New yoooooooooorkk!!  Yeah" - all while bobbing her head to the beat.  HILARIOUS!  She has also said "What up!" to a friend of mine before too.  hehe.

Angelina: When she was a baby, she called Chinese - Chiiinnneeeeeessseee - no joke.  Peanut butter was peanut butta.  Mostly Angelina said hilarious stuff when she was a toddler.  She gets pretty serious nowadays.  One thing I do remember was when she was in infant, she loved a song by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Every time it came on she would raise her eyebrows so high they were almost to her hairline, and she would smile the biggest smile ever.  She was only 4 months old!  haha.

Unfortunately that's all I remember.  Lame me!


Which product is currently your fave in your shop?


As always I have a few.  :)  Love this, this, this, this and this.  But I mostly like everything.  :)



If you had the choice of living anywhere where would you live??? 

NEW YORK!  The Pacific Northwest, Montana or Wyoming.



And do you like AZ?? or you here cuz of your hubs job???

Ummm.  No. I don't like it here.  I love the friends that I have met here.  I feel like I have grown here as a person.  I started my business here, my kids are making memories here as we are making memories together.  But, the heat is enough to make me want to pack up our stuff and get out of here, and fast.  But that is not realistic.  Is it???  :)  Seriously.  I don't think I could hate this heat anymore.  I despise it.  I loathe it.  Think of the worst word you can and that's what I think of the heat here.  Insanely Hot for 6-7 months of the year.  Gross.  Seriously.  Turn on your oven, stick your face in there once it's heated up.  And, welcome to Arizona summer!  That's how it feels.
We moved here for my husband's job... well, he no longer works there, but works somewhere better.  But it was ultimately my decision to make whether we moved here from NC or not.  And I guess you know what choice I made.  Do I have regrets?  Not really.  As much as I hate the heat here, NC just wasn't for us.  And AZ just isn't for ME.  Everyone else seems fine with this hades type heat but me.  Moving on before I really get to ranting!  LOL!  Have you ever been to Arizona?  In the summer?


What's your fave food?

I love Panda Express' Orange Chicken.
I love Asian Chicken Salads
I love SNICKERDOODLES and Donuts
I love Strawberries, Watermelon, nectarines, tangelos, honeydew, pomegranates and bananas
and...
I love Sushi!  :) 


What's in your purse?

Wallet, too many receipts, chapstick, cell phone, a couple gum wrappers (now going in the trash), car keys, Sour Skittles from our movie last night.  And that's it.  Boooring, I know.  I am a boring person to ask that question to.  haha.


What's your fave date place?
 
To be honest.. as long as my husband and I are on a date - I don't care where we go.  Just nice to be out with the 2 of us.  Connecting and being uninterrupted.  :)



wondering where you purchase most of your fabric ... online, or in the stores?

Most of my fabric comes from here and here.
I mainly buy fabric online.  It's pretty rare that I will find anything worthwhile in a store.
So much of it is too expensive or ugly.  ;)

What kind of camera do you use?

My hubby got me a Canon 5D for Christmas.  Love it!  :) 


when you were a little girl...what did you say you wanted to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a veterinarian.  For a long time.  And then I found out that as a vet I would have to euthanize animals.  That's when I decided that I couldn't be one.
After that, and for most of my life I wanted to be a photographer.  
And I am one.  :)  Love that!  

What camera strap cover do you currently have on your camera?? :)

I switch mine out a lot.  Right now my strap is not on my camera.  I am trying to decide which one I want to use next.  That's a tough one!  It will likely be The Pleated Chain or Purple Rain.  I find that the more camera strap covers I have for myself the more options my camera has to look pretty.  :)


Hi, I was wondering how learned to sew? My grandmother was an incredible seamstress I regret I didn't learn more from her while she was alive.


This is the first time someone has asked me this on my blog!  :) 
And I really don't talk much about it, do I?  I have my reasons.  haha. 
I am self taught.  I have been sewing exactly 2 years now.
My husband's grandmother was a phenomenal seamstress, and like you I wish I had learned more from her while she was alive.


What can you *NOT* leave the house without??


My purse, my iPhone, a Coke Zero and my girls... if hubby isn't home to watch them.  :)
What can't you leave the house without?


What are you most looking forward to at the BlogHer Conference?

Meeting women I have known online for 1 or more years!!
Being in New York!  My favorite city.  :)


Why did you not tell me that you were going to BlogHer?  And yes, I will be taking pictures of you, and with you....


Great.  That camera of yours.  :P  haha!
I told you at Bloggy Bootcamp... a little too much to drink, eh?  
*wink wink*


what is something you can't do but wish you could....

Can't as in I physically can't?  Not sure there is anything that I can't do, but there are things I won't do.  Such as skydive, bungy jump or really anything that involves being so high above the ground that my fear of height kicks in 10 fold and I want to vomit.

Also, I can't blow glass, but I would LOVE to learn someday.  
Fat chance if my husband has anything to do with it.  I tend to be a bit accident prone.
Like I time I used to make soap that required lye.  And that soap splashed into my eye.  Or the time I cut off the tip of my finger while trying to cut said soap.  Or the time I almost blew up our kitchen dumping soap something or other down the drain.  Yeah.  Glass blowing might not be such a good idea.  haha!  But maybe one day.  ;)


What's your fave vacation spot?

The answer to this question is sad.  I don't have one.
We don't go on many vacations due to both my husband and I owning our own businesses.  When you own your own business, you get behind.  That makes things rough.
If we travel anywhere it's to see my parents, and that prevents us from having a family vacation.  Which is no offense to my parents.  But one of these days, we are definitely in need of a family vacay for sure!  I think we are actually going to the mountains pretty soon to stay for a weekend in our friend's little house.  That might become a regular thing for us to escape this oppressive summer heat!  But we make many memories at our own home.  Swimming in our pool, playing games, just being together.  Don't think we have to get away to do that.


If you could visit any one place, what would it be?

Paris, France.  But my husband won't go there.
So... next up would be Scotland.  :)
How about you?


Who is your favorite author?


Don't have one.  Any author who writes an interesting book is my favorite.  
Any of you have a favorite author?


Do you have siblings?

I do.  :)  A younger brother named Ryan.
He just got married last August.
See here. He's in there somewhere.  ;)


How did you meet your husband?

My husband and I used to work together.
I was the receptionist and he was the tech guy.
Do you believe in love at first site?  
I do!  Not to be too cheesy, but when I saw Mike I instantly knew I was going to marry him.
It was the weirdest moment of my life, but it couldn't be anymore true.  I just knew.  
And, I we did marry, didn't we?  ;)  


Who's your favorite fabric designer?

Probably Michael Miller.
Maybe Joel Dewberry.
Patty Young.

That's a hard one.  I used to love Amy Butler.  But I have really not liked any of her lines lately.  Her LOVE line is ugly in my opinion of course and her new line, SOUL BLOSSOMS is not looking so promising either.  I miss the BELLE line.  I do use some of her Midwest Modern, which I like, but that's about it.


Chocolate or vanilla?

Vanilla.
I love Coffee more, though.
Ice cream that is.
Coffee you drink is nasty.  ;)


Dark or light meat?

Dark.


Do you sleep on your tummy, back or side?

I start off on my stomach, quickly get uncomfortable, switch to my back, quickly get uncomfortable and then switch to my right side.  Awww comfortable.  ;)


Have you ever had a pedicure?

Yes!  I love them, and really need to get them more often!



Team Edward or Jacob? (I had to throw that one in there- LOL)


LOL!  Team Edward.  But Twilight is just, blah to me these days.
Are you still addicted to Twilight?  What team are you on?


Do you buy big batches of fabric at once and then put them together as you see fit, or do you have a vision for what fabric combos you want to use and then go in search of those fabrics?


I buy 1 yard cuts of fabric at a time when designing new strap covers.
But, yes, I usually will buy about 7-8 different prints at a time that are new. 
(That doesn't include what I buy at the same time to stock up on.)
Then I go from there.
I am a fabric addict, so I tend to have several hundred yards to pick from in my own
sewing studio.  :)


Have you started teaching your girls how to sew?

My oldest girl, Angelina can sew a little bit.
Once the manufacturer kicks in I think I will have more time to show 
her how.  :)
Zoe is still too young.


 how long did it take you to become "established" with your business?

It took me about 5-6 months.
Lots of giveaways!!
Then lots of advertising.  :) 
Now...
I work really hard to make new products as much as possible so my store doesn't get boring.
I also pay for a lot of advertising and still host a ton of giveaways.
The more you do this, the more known you will become.  :)


when you want to shop for clothing.... do you have a favorite go to site you always check? what is it???


I actually don't shop online.  :)  I am not really a clothes fashion lover.  I mainly shop at Target and Old Navy.  Sometimes JCrew or Gap when I am feeling like splurging.
And a secret?  I wear sweatpants most of the time.  I wear what's most comfortable because I am sitting at my sewing machine so much.
Where do you shop?


What about your business do you most enjoy?  Sewing?  Designing new items?  Or...


Some of you know the answer to this question.  :)
I LOVE designing.  Hands down.  Maybe that's what I should have been when I grew up.  haha.
I love designing most because it's such an amazing transformation.
It all starts in my brain.  When the idea forms I can not get rid of it until I make what's consuming my thoughts.  And my mind is constantly whirring with thoughts.  I dream about new designs sometimes.  I love those dreams. :D
When my idea moves from my brain to my hands, and then my hands take over and begin creating... that's when the amazing takes place.  Seeing that idea come to fruition!  The CHIC for instance was an idea I had for a while.  When I created it, it looked so much better in true form than in my mind.  It's such a good feeling!  I love thinking outside the box.  I think a ton about what I've been inspired by lately, and will that inspiration make a good camera strap slipcover or other item.  Then I go from there and begin creating.
I love sewing too, but designing is just *it* for me.  It's my happy place.  :)


What is your daily schedule like?  Have you made set hours for yourself?

Yes!  I definitely have set hours.  I have to or I would go insane.  :)
I work Tuesday-Friday from 9am-5:30pm
Sometimes I work late at night when my husband is working late and my kids are asleep, but not always.  I can't always be doing *Shey*[B].  I have to do other things too, like read.  haha.
Mondays I only work for a couple of hours.  Zoe is home from school with me that day, so I can't get much done with her. I must spend time with her.  My girls need their mama. 
Normally I wake up, and if it's during the school year I get my kids ready for school, take them to school, come home and begin working. 
My assistants cut and iron all of my orders for me so I can just begin sewing and get as many orders out as possible.  I LOVE my assistants!!!
It's summer now, so Angelina goes to Summer camp Monday-Friday and Zoe goes to school/summer camp Tuesday-Friday.  
So, that's pretty much my day!  :)


Do you buy your fabric at retail or wholesale?

I buy it all retail.  Why?  Because fabric manufacturers have really strict minimums that even I can't meet.  Not to mention, buying by the bolt would restrict me from being able to provide the most fabrics I possibly can to you!  :)  So I am able to bring more to my shop by not buying wholesale, as well as support my friends that own fabric shops too!  


Thank you all so much for all of those questions!!!  
Most were comments on here and some were emailed!  


As promised a giveaway is in order!  
You were given a choice and whichever one was picked the most was the one to be given away!  Yippeee!  So, here is what's being given away...



Purple Rain!!!  Woo hoo!!  :)

All you have to do to be entered to win is answer THREE of the questions I asked you at the end of the questions that I answered.  Please answer them all in 1 comment not separately.

Ready?  GO!    




90 comments:

Decorchick! said...

Haha you crack me up!

But first, I can't leave home without my iphone and little girl. :)

Second, I haven't seen any of the Twilight movies or read any of the books, so I am not on either team! I think that whole thing is pretty nutty.

Third, when I do shop for clothes, it's usually either at Marshal's or Old Navy. I'm really not picky. I even look at Goodwill now just because I'm there frequently. :)

Chacoy said...

Wow, what a great way to see into the life and world of Shey and *Shey*[B]!
Most of us think of our lives as boring, but when your allowed to look into others' it's more interesting ie.Reality T.V.! lol
If I could vist anywhere:

I would love to go to Spain;} Imagine all of the beauty?

I shop at:
Old Navy & Target{love their jammies}

I can NOT leave the house without lip balm & water;p

My sister used to live in Tucson, but it's nowhere near as hot in Tucson{i think}
I wouldn't mind living in AZ because I hate the cold. Ever since I got cancer and had surgery, my arm hates the cold;{

I think you would like Wyoming, I used to live in Kemmer when I was younger... love it!

Don't feel bad & think your lame for not remembering your kids' funny stuff, it happens to ALL of us!!lol

Thanks for sharing you and your life with all of us!

Michelle Turner said...

1. My all time favorite book is East of Eden... but I am currently working my way through John Grisham and also Stephanie Meyer's Host.
2. My favorite author is probably J.K. Rowling... I also LOVE Jon Krakauer.
3. I am not really obsessed with Twilight, but I still think the books were pretty great and the movies are decent... and I am super Team Edward... not really a question for me.

Michelle
pageturnercrafts@gmail.com

Mormishmom said...

1. I'm still addicted to Twilight, but not as crazy as I was in the beginning like 5 years ago. But the new movie has made it fun again. It's fun to be giggly with girlfriends :)

2. I'd visit Greece - especially that place in the scenes of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (who knows if that's real or not).

3. I have been to Arizona in the summer and it was AWFUL! I didn't want to EVER get out of the car. LOL And I grew up in Las Vegas, but it seemed more intense!

songskatesang said...

Hey!! So fun to learn more about you, online friend!

What about you? Have some favorite fabrics you'd care to share? Atelier Akiko, Bonjour Paris

What do you look for in a camera bag? A Purse Bag Combo!

What books are you enjoying right now? Poisonwood Bible, Julie Andrews "Home"

Crystal said...

I can't leave the house without my Aggie ring and my cell phone.

I'm feeling a little blah about Twilight too. If we're basing it on the movies, I'm team Jacob...if the books, I'm totally team Edward.

And If I could visit one place it would be Italy. I love their food!

Tj and Amy said...

I love to shop at h &m and forever 21. cannot leave the house without my little girl Ava she flips out everytime I leave. I am definately team edward and have been in the miserable heat in az in the summer. don't know how u do it. amypugmire@live.com

Handmade by Kiki said...

1. Right now I love the Riley Blake Summer Song!
2. I would definitely visit Europe.....probably Italy....if I could go anywhere.
3. I lived in Arizona for about 15 years and always despised the heat. I am in Virgina now....where there are seasons!

Thanks for the giveaway!
kikisdeals@hotmail.com

Nitasha said...

Shey, thanks for taking the time to answer so many questions-- Great getting to know the lady behind the sewing machine!

1. What I look for in a camera bag...#1 Protection- I've (or my husband rather) has invested way too much money on my camera and lenses to have me carrying it around in a flimsy non-protective bag! #2 Durabable- like you mentioned I don't want a bag that's going to be pretty yet not practical! Has to be easy to keep clean and withstand being handled frequently #3 Size matters! lol! I need plenty of room to pack the essentials plus room for a notebook/pen/ memory cards and lip gloss!

2. I've never been to Arizona, but I live in Texas!!! So trust me, I know what the depths of Hades feels like!!! LOL!

3. If I could go anywhere in the world I would go a secluded island in Hawaii! I just returned from Florida, so a nice, serene vacay after my very busy, noisy, people filled vacay would be so therapeutic right now!!!

Thanks for taking the time to get to know your customers too!

carlisle clan conversation... said...

I would visit every square inch of India, not a Twilight fan so no team, and I can't leave the house without my Iphone.

Woot, woot for SheyB giveaways!

carlisleclanconversation@hotmail.com

mego said...

Thank you for posting another fabulous giveaway!

First I would love to visit Italy one day. But of course I would take any vacation to a place I have never been.

Second I can't leave home without my son, my phone, or my purse. I am a little lost without all of those things. Usually these days a diaper bag and camera are always in my hand as well. (So a new camera strap would be awesome!)

Third I haven't gotten into Twilight so I don't have a team. Haven't read any of the books, or watched any of the films. I tried to watch the first one, but just wasn't into it. Maybe I should read the books.

Jennifer Nicole said...

1-I just got home from AZ a few hours ago!! It was actually not too bad this weekend in Yuma, but I did spend most of the time in the water. I don't think I could live there.
2- I do like Twilight..just saw Eclipse. I'm on Team Carlisle! ;) he seems more age appropriate. LOL although the other two are pretty cute.
3-I'm currently looking for a camera bag. I'm looking for something that fits my personality, carries a couple lenses, is durable, not too bulky and more afforodable than what I've seen. (but with all the style and features I want!) is that really too much to ask?! LoL ;)

Christy said...

I shop mostly at Pennies, would love to visit Australia and love to read Nora Roberts.

k. davis said...

such a fun giveaway!! That camera strap would match a skirt I just made for myself out of the same fabric!

If I could visit any place in the world, it would probably be Bali.... (definitely do Scotland, it was GORGEOUS!)

I can't leave the house without my lip gloss!

My favorite author is either C.S Lewis, or Jodi Picoult (two completely different spectrums, all depends on what I'm in the mood for)!

sy said...

great interview. and thanks for hosting the giveaway.
i'm reading the hobbit right now and i like it. for guilty pleasure i eat lots of ice cream, and i love donuts too. i love sandi henderson's fabrics, meadowseet, farmers market, ginger blossom.

Freda said...

I'm not as addicted to Twilight as I was being True Blood is full swing now, but I'm team Jacob.

I shop at Old Navy, my daughter and I are like poster children for them.

I read what ever catches and holds my attention. I saw you read Linger already, I can't wait for it to come out!

Charlene said...

Have a guilty pleasure? Of course - Nutella on vanilla wafers or Gamesa cookies. Yum! That runs a close tie with Coke slurpees.

Any of you have a favorite author? Yes! Janet Evanovich. Her humor cracks me up every time - so much so I can't read her books in bed, because my laughter shaking the bed wakes him up!

And, if I could visit any one place, I would say Europe. I've never been there - I'd want to see it ALL!

Thanks for the fun read on you. :) I, too, would like to try blowing glass someday, but I'm a klutz, so it probably won't ever happen!

Patti said...

That was fun, thanks for sharing.

To answer a few questions ;)

What do I look for in a camera bag? I just purchased a new camera and have been really researching camera bags and have decided that I would love one that is somewhat fashionable and doesn't scream "camera bag", efficiency is HUGE and of course quality.

A favorite author? I really enjoy almost anything from James Patterson (although there were a couple that could have been better). I really loved the book "The Shack", probably one of my all time favorites, also love "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Are you still addicted to Twilight?
Don't know a single thing about it, and am perfectly content with that, not really my Genre.

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

i loved getting to know you. AND I love the purple rain that fabric is one of my favorites. I just made a diaper bag for my cousin with it. see:
http://memorableminutes.blogspot.com/2010/07/right-on-target.html

with that said, here goes...
1. i am a fan of hawthorne threads as well. I like Amy Butler, but am not lovin her new stuff. I've been liking some of Laura Gunn's, Joel Dewberry's, and Valori Well's to name a few. I wish my wallet liked Etsuko Furuya

2. I am reading Balancing Acts by Zoe Fishman (when I lived in NYC she and I both worked together in book publishing, so pretty cool) and Eat, Pray, Love --gotta finish it before the movie comes out!

3. I usually can't leave house without my car keys...kidding. without a bottle of water. i'm sure my mom wishes i would say makeup. I think this question should have been what do you try to leave the house without - my credit cards, so i don't spend and my cell phone cause sometimes it's nice to be unplugged if i know i am gonna be quick.

ohhh oh my fingers are crossed.
and i'm just gonna add this, am i the only person who never got into the whole twilight thing?

Melissa said...

Camera Bag - I would LOVE to just find one that was pretty - a padded strap is a huge plus!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping at JCrew
I can't leave home without my sweet kiddos (unless I am going to work) and I definitely can't leave without my iPhone!! :)

Trish said...

1. If I could visit one place it would DEFINITELY be Italy, what's not to like there? Great food, Great scenery, Great shopping!!!
2. Favorite author? Nicolas Sparks, he's a quick & easy read... sorta like me ;)
3. I can't leave the house without my mascara, my Nikon D-90 or my kids... but have done all of the above on one day or the other!!!

The Pavei's said...

Thanks for this...it was my morning read! lol
To answer some of your ?'s...

I have never been to Arizona...but I do live in Brazil...so I am not sure If you've really experienced the HEAT until you have been to the equator! lol Talk about DEATH HEAT.

A place(s) that I would love to visit would be London, Tokyo, Australia, and California..lol

And as for the twilight ?..I have never been a fan so I have no idea what teams you are referring to. I am not sure what all the hype is about.

And for shopping...I always like to check out forever21.com, for the basics. Im a big fan of Guess (the only jeans that fit).

Thanks for the giveaway!

CourtneysMommy said...

love reading your answers. first, i look for sturdiness in a camera bag. i am very clumsy and i wouldnt want to drop it and break my camera...that would be bad. and i also look for a really roomy one to where i can put all my lenses in the bag too. second, i have never watched nor read anything with twilight. it never really caught my attention. third, i love to shop at old navy, gap, crewcuts, matilda jane and etc. pretty much any where that has cute girl clothes for my daughters. :)

kris said...

1. I can't leave home without my phone. (I hate that about myself.)
2. I am reading "Sarah's Key". It's good so far!
3. I've never been to Arizona--would love to go--but I'd go in the winter!
kstoner@crosspointe.org

Amber said...

Loved to read all of your answers.

I can't leave home with out my purse and cell phone and of course my daughter :)

I love to shop at Target, TJMaxx, and any fabric store that has designer fabrics.

I went to AZ in November and didn't like the lack of green. I hate the winters here in OH but love that there is some color to the scenery :)

Sarah said...

I love The Hunger Games series too!! No lie, my husband and I are contemplating the name Finnick if we have another boy! I read The Help a few months ago and loved that book as well. I am currently enjoying The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

I have not been to Arizona in the summer. We almost relocated there for my husbands job earlier this year but ended up staying here in Indiana at the last minute.

I can't leave the house without: my son (and all the baby necessities), phone, wallet, and sunglasses.

Queen Bee said...

Shop: target,old navy, gap.
Twilight: yes, like it. Team Edward
Must haves: iPhone, kiddos, sonic diet coke, & my huge purse !

Love ur straps.. I need a new one ;)

Krissa said...

LOVE reading your answers...

I cant leave the house without my iphone...i would go crazy if i did.

Yes, i have been to AZ in the summer. well, thats cuz i live here...ive gotten used to the heat. i think its beautiful the rest of the year so im good with it. haha. at least we have AC and the indoors. haha

i shop mainly at old navy and target too...i love down east basics. cute stuff!

StaceyL. said...

So that was SUPER fun!

1. LOVE to shop Ann Taylor LOFT!
2. Favorite author is Karen Kingsbury - a lovely lady who can actually bring a tear to my eye while reading fiction.
3. Africa - I want to go to Africa on a safari - PLEASE!!

Thanks again!

Kristi said...

I love, just LOVE Karen Kingsbury books!!!

I love to shop at Kohls, Old Navy and Ross!!

If I could go anywhere I would go to Hawaii!!! I have been wanting/planning on going there for the last ten years..We were going to go there for our ten year anniversary..Then on our ten year anniv I have a set of newborn twins so it wasnt possibly..maybe our 20 year..right:))

Ashley said...

My guilty pleasure is Dr Pepper and chocolate.
I can't leave the house without chap stick and my phone- and usually my daughter :)
I loved the Twilight books but have only seen the 1st movie. It was totally stupid and the acting was horrid. I've heard that the others are better and I need to see them. I'm totally team Edward!

April V said...

What can't I leave the house without? - My cell phone! If I do, I feel like I'm disconnected with the world! LOL ...I know, sad.

Favorite author? - Like you, any author that can write a good book that holds my attention, is a favorite of mine!

Where do I shop? - If I can't get it at Wal-Mart, I usually don't get it. ;)

april_vereb@yahoo.com

just me and z said...

Hmmm... let's see. Where do I shop? TARGET! Love their clothing for little girls. I also love Hobby Lobby for home decor. And for me? Old Navy, Express (pants for work), and Victorias Secret. :)

Favorite Author? NO BRAINER. Nicholas Sparks. Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Last Song, Dear John... Love. him.

What can't I leave the house with? Besides my 4 year old, I would say my cell phone and my camera. Gotta have access to the outside world (what did we ever do without it?!) and gotta have a camera for those random trips to the park, or other miscellaneous photos that we might need. :)

This was super fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

蕙春蕙春 said...

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Celeste said...

(loved reading all of your answers!!)

fave fabric?

of course - I have many. But...I too love damask. don't know if i'll ever really get tired of it. I also LOVE Amy Butler's "Olive Acanthus" (but, since it's an old design...so hard to find!)

what can't I leave the house without?

phone, wallet, keys, sunglassses. (pretty boring. I know.)

still addicted to Twilight?
No joke - I never read the books, and never really plan to. My sister was really into it - so I'll watch the movies with her...and honestly... I think they're kinda corny. The whole "vampire craze" thing, I think, is it a bit hilarious. Vampires? Wolves? really?? sorry - I'm just not into it.

The Clines said...

I love the Purple Rain strap!

Right now I'm reading Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. I've been on a memoir kick lately.

My main guilty pleasures are mini York Peppermint Patties and peanut M&Ms.

If I could visit any place, it would be Alaska or Hawaii.

Thanks!
teresacline2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

I rarely leave the house without my camera. I always have it with me. I say it is my 4th child.... :D

I have become a Kohl's fan. We finally got one in Boise and everytime I go there I find amazing bargains and they have EVERYTHING!

I want to go to South Carolina of all places. I want to see history. I want to go to St. Andrews, Charleston... but mostly I want to photograph South Carolina or North Carolina. I love the old coastal housing and the history!!!

Kelly said...

What fabrics do I like?
I absolutely love black & white damask! It's classic yet fun, and goes with everything!

What do I look for in a camera bag?
I love a camera bag that can double as a purse and has enough room for camera stuff, and my wallet, phones, keys, etc.

What is my guilty pleasure?
Ice Cream, hands down!

the tulips said...

Great post!

My grandparents used to live in Sun City...so we visited there every winter and summer. Safe to say I preferred the winter visits!

I want to go to australia!

Guilty pleasure...love to read "chick lit" whenever I have some quiet time...doesn't happen that often though with three litle boys!

LOVE the new taste the rainbow!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I would love to visit Italy, my favorite author is Karen Kingsbury, and I like to go clothes shopping at old Navy. Thanks for the chance!

Leanna said...

One place to visit - Ireland is high on the list right now.
Yeppers, still like Twilight - I think I'd have to go with Team Jacob.
I shop at Target, Loft of Old Navy these days.
Thanks for the chance!

she dreams big! said...

Fav fabric - just discovered Michael Miller - LOVE all of them!

Reading - since True Blood is back on the tube, I've been reading the Sookie Stackhouse books. Light reading for the summer.

Camera bag - something lightweight cuz the camera is so heavy. A backpack would be great but kinda hard to get to the camera in a hurry.

Have a friend having a big birthday (it has a 0 in it) and I would love to win this strap for her! Thanks for the chance!

AllieKatMom said...

1. Favorite fabric so far has to be Neptune by Tula Pink. I really cant wait to see her new line! Its driving me crazy!
2. I am really looking for a camera bag so I would love to get a bag from you. I agree not having it all fabric. I want it to be pretty not overdone. Plenty of storage for my 4 lenses :)
3. I lived in Phoenix for 3 years and I do miss it! Except for the time it was so hot my flip flops melted...lol. And I like your hot oven comparison. I always compaired it to a blow dryer.

AllieKatMom said...

1. Favorite fabric so far has to be Neptune by Tula Pink. I really cant wait to see her new line! Its driving me crazy!
2. I am really looking for a camera bag so I would love to get a bag from you. I agree not having it all fabric. I want it to be pretty not overdone. Plenty of storage for my 4 lenses :)
3. I lived in Phoenix for 3 years and I do miss it! Except for the time it was so hot my flip flops melted...lol. And I like your hot oven comparison. I always compaired it to a blow dryer.

RenaeF said...

Ever been to AZ? in the summer?

Yep I used to go there all the time as a kid. Summer was my fave as my friends that lived there had an amazing pool in there back yard to swim in.

I can't leave home without my purse (really has anything I could ever need in it) and my camera


My guilty pleasure is chocolate

Jessica said...

This was really fun to read!

1) Place I want to visit - I desperately want to do one of the Jane Austen's England tours . . . and I would love to visit Ireland.

2) My favorite author of all time is C.S. Lewis, followed closely by Jane Austen . . . I have fav authors for different genres . . . my fav YA/Fantasy author is Robin McKinly.

3) I have come to Twilight in a round about way. I totally resisted at first and didn't read the books or see the movies, but had the opportunity to take my Twihard friend to see New Moon before it came out and I enjoyed it but didn't read the books. Saw Eclipse and finally got my friend to loan me the books, so I just read Twilight last week and got New Moon started this morning . . . so I am a bit hooked just as everyone else is getting over it ;) I was Team Jacob because I saw the movie first, and now I see the merits of Team Edward but I am still torn.

Sorry this was so long!

Sonya said...

It was fun to read your answers!

1. Book enjoying~~Reading a lot of young adult fiction at the moment.

2. Can't leave the house without...my purse and all it's contents!

3. One place to visit...toss up between Hawaii & Australia!

Nancy Sue said...

Just finished the book South of Broad by Pat Conroy. If you're looking for a good summer read that includes hot and humid descriptions of Charleston, mixed with a little drama, then try it.

Can't leave home without my new smart phone. Which means...can't leave home without my car charger...what is with the battery life on these things??

Guilty pleasure is a scoop of chocolate ice cream porcupined out with pretzel sticks :) Yum!
Thank you for this give away :)
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Ry and Ally said...

Wow! That was a lot of questions! Thanks for taking the time to answer all those!
Lets see..
If I could travel anywhere it would be the Netherlands actually. It is where my family is from and it so gorgeous! (so I hear)

I'm really not all that obsessed with twilight, I think its blown a teeny tiny bit out of proportion...but if I had to choose it would be team E!

I can't leave home without my baby!

Gianina said...

Wow! What an interesting giveaway. love that strap!!
I cant leave my house without my bottle of water, is to hot out here.
I would love to go to Paris, with my husband, no kids.
I mostly shop at marshalls, great clothes without being pricey.

smileyeyes said...

oooo I love that strap! Chocolate or vanilla... chocolate or swirl for sure!!!! White or dark meat.... white meat (its another .75 cents so you know its better!!!) And Pedicures are the best!!!! love to get them all the time too!! -Katie

deserae said...

I would love to go to Germany (I lived there for five years when I was a kid)

I have never been to Arizona in the summer (except the airport, I don't think that counts) and I am not sure I want to! Too hot! Lol

I love twilight and I am on team edward because I am glad that Jake can move on and fall in love with someone who will love him back. :)

Brianna said...

1. My guilty pleasure? Definitely celebrity gossip magazines. I just can't resist them in all their goodness!

2. Can't leave home without my Vera Bradley wristlet. It holds my ID, my cards, money, and cellphone.

3. LOVE LOVE LOVE Twilight! Team Edward all the way - totally prepared to argue my point! :)

The Laughing Giraffe said...

Loved getting to know a little more about you Shey, thanks for answering all those questions!!

I visited AZ in August a few years back...I'm with you, I was not a fan of the weather... way too HOT for me! Although you don't have to deal with the NC humidity (which I am currently suffering through :)) So fun to learn that you used to live here!

I can't leave the house without my phone or my children.

I would LOVE to visit Australia someday.

SisterlyLove said...

1. I shop at Gap and Old Navy mostly. Only sale racks though. :)

2. My favorite author is probably Louisa May Alcott.

3. I would love to visit my friend in Germany some day....

Purple is my FAVORITE color and has been as long as I can remember. WOW, I'm boring. Anyway, thanks for the chance to win that beautiful purple camera strap!!

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

Lloyd Sisters said...

1. I have visited AZ in late September. Does that count? All I know that it was VERY hot in Sept. It was nearing 100. Way to hot to me! :)

2. My favorite author is Nicholas Sparks. I also love James Patterson. I haven't read the Twilight series but is supposed to be reading it this summer. :)

3. I mostly shop at Ann Taylor Loft and J Crew. I do like to pick up some things at Target. I should look more there! :)

Maple Creek said...

hmm.. which questions... how about these... :)

Have you ever been to Arizona? In the summer?

I was born in AZ and use to spend my summers there until I went off to college. I love the heat.. as long as there is a pool..

Are you still addicted to Twilight? What team are you on?

Team Edward of course! But like you Twilight has taken a bit of a back seat.. I think mostly because I'm unable to go see Eclipse. :( My MIL has had shingles for the last 6 weeks and she is our only sitter for the girls.

What can't you leave the house without?

Keys, cell phone, iPod (we don't get service in our little hollow or I'd cancel our phone service and get an iPhone), the girls of course and a camera.

Thanks for the chance to win.

:)
carol

maplecreekracing(at)comcast(dot)net

RockerJewlz said...

I agree with on where I'd like to go: Paris France.

Twilight: I'm not addicted. Haven't read the books, just seen the movies and I'm definitely on Team Jacob...those eyes and that voice are just yummy.

I shop at Target more than anywhere. I get my basics there and love the weekly switch of the dollar bins. I'm always on the lookout for cupcake items...and you never know what deals will be on the endcaps!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenni said...

This was a fun post to read!

Ok, so here goes my answers to a few of yours -

I can't leave home without my Blackberry. Really, one time I did for about 4 hours and I thought I was dying. It was horrible.

I am currently reading 13 to Life, thanks to you. I teach 8h grade reading in the west valley - through your answers I gather that you are from the east valley! I think this book is going to fit very nicely into my library (well, once I buy it. I have only purchased it on the kindle so far)! Thank you for the recommend!

I would have to say that I am Team Jacob, and was WAY before those movies came out (because he is obviously WAY hotter!).

Nicki Lundeen said...

My fave fabric right now is Frolic...love it! I haven't ever been to Arizona, but would so love to visit there. If I could visit any place...wow....it would be Hawaii, Australia, Ireland. I know that this is four answers...but had to answer this one... Yes, I am still addicted to Twilight, and I am on Team Edward.

Willa said...

Don't leave home without Josie the papillon

Know nothing about the Twilight series books movies etc

Shopping lately has been GoodWill

Julie, Aimee and Kristy said...

My favorite author is Nicolas Sparks.
I can't leave home without my iPhone, my sunglasses and my list of things to do that day.
I have never been to Arizona in the summer, but I imagine it is similar to the hot August days we have here in Southern California!

Thanks for the chance to get to know you better!

Omi said...

I loved reading your responses!
(purple is my favorite)
I'm reading THE HELP-very good!
My guilty pleasure is watching tv
If I could go anywhere=Italy

RobynK said...

I can't leave the house without my cell phone and my camera.

I shop at Sears (Landsend), Target, JCPenney and Macy's.

My current favorite fabric line is Moda Love U -- I'm making my daughter a quilt from this and I just LOVE every piece in the line!

Elizabeth said...

1. I'm Team Edward all the way!

2. I shop everywhere from Marshall's to Target to Walmart to Limited.

3. I can't leave the house without my phone and my keys. ;)

xoxo
E

Erin said...

How about you? Have a guilty pleasure? Watching the Real Housewives on Bravo! :)

What can't you leave the house without? Usually my kids, unless my hubby watches them

Where do you shop? Target, Gap, Old Navy

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Deanne said...

wow..thanks for the great answers!

first I never leave the house without my phone and a drink...usually crystal light

next I am not a twighlight fan at all...sorry!

and I love to shop at Target...I also buy alot of my clothes at Eddie BAuer.

Whitney said...

This is really fun.

I cant leave the house without my daughter and the 40 million things she requires.

I was really in to Twilight before all the hoorah started, now not so much. I like the 2nd & 3rd movies though.
for the book I'm team Edward
but for the movies I'm team Lautner

If I could travel anywhere in the world I would love to go to Italy and Ireland! (By the way Paris is awesome and you should totally go)

amy and the bad cats said...

can't leave home without a diet coke.

want so badly to go back to istanbul for at least three weeks.

team jacob.

Jennay said...

Can I tell you how much I LOVE the Purple Rain!?!! It's gorgeous!!

My fave vacation spot is Savannah, Ga! Love that place!!

I am currently using the Ruche camera strap on my Canon camera!! Love it and have had several compliments on it! (Hopefully more customers for you!)

My fave author is Nicholas Sparks!

Marcia said...

1. I can't leave home without my purse. 2.I haven't seen any of the Twilight movies or read any of the books. Always been an independent and do not believe in vampires. 3)
When I shop infrequently for clothes, it's usually at Beall's Discount or Belks. 4) Used to live in Arizona and returned to home state of Florida. Dry heat vs humidity - it is all hot hot hot! I like one hot, not triple hot though.

Colleen said...

Love learning so much about the woman behind all that creativity. Thanks!

I can't leave home without my cell. My kids are getting more independent, so I like knowing they can reach me (or vice versa) whenever necessary.

If I could visit one place it would be California. I'd live there if I could! I am just returning from a vacation to San Fran with my mom, and I seriously did not want to leave.

Yes, I am still addicted to Twilight. I am most definitely on Team Jacob. :) What a cutie!

Thanks for the chance to win Purple Rain. It is my favorite one in the shop currently! :)

Colleen
livinglifereviews@gmail.com

Joy said...

would love to win the purple rain!!
1-guilty pleasure, Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls...I keep the box in the freezer! I tried to break my addiction by not buying them, but that only lasted a week.
2-I shop at Target and Eddie Bauer
3-I dream of visiting Tahiti and Fuji

Patty Wright said...

Here are my three answers:

>>I can't leave home without a packet of gums, lip gloss and sunglasses. (and my baby, of course, hehe, and that includes her diaper bag..)

>>Place to visit? Anywhere outside the USA. I would love to go to China, kind funny, huh?, but I heard you can get tons of brandy stuff there for really cheap!!

>>Where do I shop? I love to shop online, specially to buy handmade stuff. I think it's original and one of a kind. I also like to shop at Target and JC Penney.

Susy Pennington said...

Hi! Your responses were so funny/entertaining to read. Here are mine:

1. Unfortunately the books that I am reading right now are school books. I am taking summer school and that is all I have time for! But when I get a break, I definitly need to play catch up!

2. I cant leave the house without: phone, wallet, keys, and my two boys! oh and some kind of lip gloss!

3. Im with you on Twilight...im so over it!

p.s. i love the giveaway...i hope i win!

Kendra (butterfly1979) said...

Love this!

My three answers:

1. I have technically been to Arizona in the summer. I have friends who live in Henderson NV and we visited them one year in August. We went to see the Hoover Dam and we stepped foot in Arizona while there. It was a whopping 115 degrees the day we went!

2. I can't leave home without my 9 month old daughter, diaper bag, iPhone and camera!

3. If I could visit one place it would be Tahiti! It is so stunning there, but it also carries a hefty price tag! I hope to make it there at least once in my life!

The Riebeek Family said...

1.My phone, keys, debit card, point and shoot, and baby with diapers, wipes, and snacks.

2. That's a hard question. Where would I go someplace foreign or beachy.

3. I'm not addicted to twilight but I still watch make sure to see the newest movie... when it goes to the cheap theatre.

brianna said...

I LOVE your stuff - so here's hoping to win "Purple Rain"!

Where do I shop: Target and Old Navy have to be my favorite 2 stores right now.

What can I NOT leave home without - my Blackberry Curve - is with me ALL THE TIME!!!!

What od I look for in a Camera bag? - I want something that isn't huge but is still large enough to carry a camera with a few lenses along with my phone, keys, wallet, etc. so that I don't have to have 2 bags with me on a session! It also needs to be stylish!

brianna said...

I LOVE your stuff - so here's hoping to win "Purple Rain"!

Where do I shop: Target and Old Navy have to be my favorite 2 stores right now.

What can I NOT leave home without - my Blackberry Curve - is with me ALL THE TIME!!!!

What od I look for in a Camera bag? - I want something that isn't huge but is still large enough to carry a camera with a few lenses along with my phone, keys, wallet, etc. so that I don't have to have 2 bags with me on a session! It also needs to be stylish!

brianna said...

I LOVE your stuff - so here's hoping to win "Purple Rain"!

Where do I shop: Target and Old Navy have to be my favorite 2 stores right now.

What can I NOT leave home without - my Blackberry Curve - is with me ALL THE TIME!!!!

What od I look for in a Camera bag? - I want something that isn't huge but is still large enough to carry a camera with a few lenses along with my phone, keys, wallet, etc. so that I don't have to have 2 bags with me on a session! It also needs to be stylish!

Jessica said...

I can't believe I'm just now discovering your blog! It's GREAT!

What I'm (re-)reading? The God of Small Things by Arundati Roy. It is one of my favorites!

Where to visit? My husband and I leave for a cruise in the Greek islands in just about a month. We are so. excited.

Can't live without? My Burt's Bees chapstick...and maybe my iPhone, though I hate to admit it. :D

Elizabeth said...

Favorite vacation spot is definitely Italy - tough choice between Rome/Florence/Venice though...

Favorite author is without a doubt Sophie Kinsella

And I do most of my shopping at JCrew, but that's mostly because I'm a part-time employee and get a FAB discount!

LOVE your straps! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!!!

stephanie said...

Just discovered you on Matthew Mead, but have been looking at camera straps for a while now!
So here are the answers...

What do you look for in a camera bag?
•Attractiveness {but not TOO girly…because I often make my husband carry it!}
•Durability {I bump into things..A LOT}
•Lots of pockets!

What books are you enjoying right now?
•Just finished The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud {looking forward to being disappointed by the movie}
•The Help by Kathryn Stockett- Awesome{esp if you’re from the south}
•The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

What can't you leave the house without?
Sunglasses, iPhone, ponytail holder

www.behindthecameraanddreaming.com

Julie said...

The Purple Rain: Love it girl!

Book I'm enjoying right now: The Iron King (compliments of you!)

Guilty pleasure: eating an entire pint of Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch ice cream in one sitting or just taking an entire day solo to sew away!

One place I would love to visit: Greece. That would be a dream come true. =)

Shannon said...

1. I don't leave home without...
a diaper bag, chap stick and my wallet

2. Twilight...
I like the books but have only seen 1 movie. (The first and it was pretty bad). I am totally Team Jacob. Come on...those abs. Good grief

3. Where do I shop...
Old Navy and Target. I could spend HOURS in Target and just wander around.

I am crossing my fingers to win this strap. They are SO cute!

Meg said...

In a camera bag, I look for TONS of pockets. Not just for camera accessories, but for my wallet or other items I carry if I don't want to drag my purse along.

What books am I enjoying? I'm in the middle of reading Max Lucado's Cast of Characters. It's really good!

I do have a guilty pleasure. It's watching tons of episodes of Law and Order: SVU. It drives my husband nuts, haha!

Vanessa said...

Hmmm. . . .guilty pleasure:

watching shows like Buffy and Veronica Mars on Netflix


Books I am enjoying:

I'm reading another Val McDermid book - Fever of the Bone, and just finished up the newest Sookie book.

Shopping:

I am a Target girl through and through

Thanks for such a great giveaway! Just got a new camera so winning would be perfect.

Weapil said...

1. What do you look for in a camera bag?
2. Where do you shop?
3. Are you still addicted to twilight? What team are you on?