I am 55 years young and happily married to the love of my life. Our blended family includes a son (39), 3 daughters (31, 30, 28), 5 (13, 10, 0, 6, 4)granddaughters and another grandchild on the way! My husband says he is destined to be surounded by women! I think he likes it! My education background is in counseling. However, thrifting, has always been part of my life (maybe an addiction, love the thrill of the bargains)! I go to lots of garage sales, estate sales, etc. I have passed this love on to my two girls. I live in the country by a small town in Oklahoma. I am a Ebay Education Specialist (I teach people how to Ebay). I love Ebay! I have one antique market booth. We have 2 Cats, Snow White and Greenie, 3 dogs, Dandy (mutt), Lilly (Mini-Schnauser) and Jezebel (Yorkshire Terrier, really a granddog) a lop-ear rabbit and 2 gerbils, they all share their lives with us. I am going to have Chickens Spring of 2011.
I like all colors, but favorites are greens and blues (no pastels) and earth tones. I like scented candles. My kitchen is decorated in a vintage sometimes kitchsy fruit theme. I drink all kinds of hot beverages, caffeine or not. I like most foods. I grew up very poor, you ate what was put on the table. Everyone would be amazed at what I have eaten! Sometimes I am amazed!
My passion, besides my husband and family, is gardening. I could spend everyday from Spring to Fall digging in the dirt. I started a Farmers Market this year in the rural county I live in and was successful and making plans now for 2011.
I read constantly, books, magazines, internet, newspapers.
I like: Candy (no black licorice) Coffee Dried fruits, nuts, etc. Teas Recipes Baking supplies (cupcake liners, sprinkles, etc,) Special seasonings (maybe a favorite from your area) Bento Lunches
Odd and Ends Old books on nature, real people, gardening, families Kitchen Klatter Magazine Recorded CD's Kitchen Doodads Candles Funny Stories Vintage Ads Halloween
I love all kinds of music, but my favorites are bluegrass, some country, vintage rock, blues and easy listening, classical, etc. I choose the music I listen according to my moods and my activities. I like to clean house to Creedence Clearwater. I like to read to the blues or easy listening. Geewillykers, lets see, I like Gordon Lightfoot, Carole King, Don Williams, Hank Williams, SR., Savoy Brown, Dixie Chicks, Jethro Tull, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, etc.etc.etc.
I like all kinds of movies. My most favorite movie of all is It's A Wonderful Life, James Stewart! Sci-fi is always good, Book of Eli, Blade Runner, War of the Worlds (old & new). Any well made movie like Philadephia, Forrest Gump, Far From Heaven. Lots of classics like An Apartment for Peggy. I have some traditions, for example at Halloween, I watch The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and old sci-fi movies. At Christmastime, I watch It is a Wonderful Life and White Christmas (usually with a warm blanket and a hot drink in hand). I enjoy quirky love stories, Murphy's Romance and While You were Sleeping.
I am not a big TV watcher. HBO Big Love, True Blood and AMC Mad Men have become favorites of mine. I like CBS Survivor, love the group dynamics, due to my education and background in counseling. When the show first came on I thought how stupid! Then I was sucked into the black hole of Survivor. Of course, the great CSI Las Vegas and Lost, which keeps me guessing. Jericho is decent, reviews still out.
I love crafting, sewing and jewelry making. I love to refurbish old things into new things, such as painting old furniture, making pillows, etc. from vintage linens and cloth. I collect wall pockets, tea bag holders, vintage green elfs.
I like: fabric buttons sewing trims sewing patterns beads ATC supplies vintage ephemera oriental origami paper