I’m an ….

Ingrid!

 

I was hoping for a Marilyn.. who wouldn’t want to be a Marylin???  But, after I read about Ingrid.. she’s more my style~!!   My friend Marie took this quiz.. it looked like fun.. and, it’s only 2 questions- My kinda Quiz!!!

Here’s the link for all of you who want to see who you are!!

http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/are-you-a-jackie-or-a-marilyn-or-someone-else-mad-menera-female-icon-quiz

 

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz

You Are an Ingrid!

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You are an Ingrid — “I am unique”

 

 

Ingrids have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive. 

 

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
  • * Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.
  • * Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
  • * Though I don’t always want to be cheered up when I’m feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
  • * Don’t tell me I’m too sensitive or that I’m overreacting!

 

 

What I Like About Being an Ingrid

  • * my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
  • * my ability to establish warm connections with people
  • * admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
  • * my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
  • * being unique and being seen as unique by others
  • * having aesthetic sensibilities
  • * being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me

 

 

What’s Hard About Being an Ingrid

  • * experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
  • * feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don’t deserve to be loved
  • * feeling guilty when I disappoint people
  • * feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
  • * expecting too much from myself and life
  • * fearing being abandoned
  • * obsessing over resentments
  • * longing for what I don’t have

 

 

Ingrids as Children Often

  • * have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games
  • * are very sensitive
  • * feel that they don’t fit in
  • * believe they are missing something that other people have
  • * attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
  • * become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
  • * feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents’ divorce)

 

 

Ingrids as Parents

  • * help their children become who they really are
  • * support their children’s creativity and originality
  • * are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
  • * are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
  • * are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed

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Christmas at My House

Yep.. two days in a row!  I’m joining KIMBA’S  OPEN HOUSE PARTY as my way to jump back into bloggin! 

First we begin in the Entry.. The Hubs built this cabinet for me for my Birthday this year.. I just LOVE it!!!  (the mess in the background.. just keepin it real for you!!)

Entry Cabinet

Entry Cabinet

Here’s a couple of close-ups..

Top of cabinet

Top of cabinet

close up of Santa

close up of Santa

 

Next.. we move into the Kitchen.  I’ve added some fun things this year! 

First stop.. the top of the fridge.. (don’t even ASK to see the front.. it’s a mess!)

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Moving over to the Hoosier..

Snoman on the Hoosier

Snoman on the Hoosier

I have a little tree next to it.. very cute!

Little Kitchen Tree

Little Kitchen Tree

Do you all find it hard to photgraph trees?  To turn on the lights or not?  Flash or not?? 

Next we move onto the China Cabinet..

Top of China Cabinet

Top of China Cabinet

Inside the China Cabinet

Inside the China Cabinet

Moving into the Living room.. Here is my Village… I’ll do a separate post later on how I built this village~  *hint* don’t throw away all of those VCR tapes!!!

The Village

The Village

Yep.. two lights are out.. more real life!

Moving right along now.. Here’s the Mantle.  I never got to join The Nester’s Garland Party.. But she did give me lots of guidance this year.. I bulked up the greenery and swagged it.. LOVE IT!  My Nativity is on the mantle.  I bought it in Italy when we were stationed there.

The Mantle

The Mantle

A close up..

The mantle.. with Nativity

The mantle.. with Nativity

Notice that the stockings aren’t hung?  I’m workin on it.. I AM!!

Here’s the top of Big Black.. that’s what my kids call the Entertainment Center..lol!  You’ll recognize the blurry picture from my header.. I love the way it turned out too.   I copied the mantle garland, minus the lights.. and swagged the front..

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Big Black all decked out!

Big Black all decked out!

Here’s Santa.. he’s watching to make sure alllll of the kids are being good this year~!  So far so good!!

Santa and the Christ-Moose

Santa and the Christ-Moose

He stands next to the tree… I have a slim tree.  I wish for a big lush tree.. but in my house it just wouldn’t work!  Sooooo I load it up!!

The tree

The tree

Here are a few close-ups… See anything that you may remember?  The dollar tree stars in Red and Cream… I’m so glad I found them~

Stars.. and Santa's Watch

Stars.. and Santa's Watch

White star

White star

I use grapevine, cranberry beads and red berry picks in my tree.. never toooo much I say!!

And Remember… only 9 Days Left!!!

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Yeah.. you know it!

I AM the world’s worst blogger!!!  I know.. I’m sorry!  Let’s just say, it’s been a crazy month. 

  Lets just start, well, lets start the week before Thanksgiving.  My Mom arrived on Saturday.. all was well.  We took the kids down to Deception Pass (I guess it would be up, or maybe over.. I dunno..)  Here are some pictures that I took..

Jordan

Jordan

 

Ali

Ali

 

The kids and I

The kids and I

 

Me and Mom

Me and Mom

Oh yuck.. double chin, crow’s eyes.. whew, I’m feelin’ old!

  We had a fun time.. Jordan even walked across the bridge with our family friend Deb.

Deb and Jojo

Deb and Jojo

I didn’t walk the bridge.. it was soooo windy, and the bridge moves when it’s like that.. yuck! 

  So, we made it through the weekend.. Monday we went to the Twilight Movie.. I liked it.  I thought it was a fairly good interpretation of the book.. at least on the budget they had!  Did any of  you catch Stephenie Meyer sitting at the counter?? 

On Tuesday, Deb, Mom and I loaded up to catch the 7:30 ferry to Port Townsend.. we were off to FORKS!!!  It was rainy, foggy.. everything you’d expect!  An Edward kind of day for all of you Twilighter’s!!!

Forks Police Department

Forks City Hall/Police Department

 

Me, in front of Forks High School

Me, in front of Forks High School

(yep, I started that DIET right away!!)

Dr. Cullen's Parking spot.  There were people staring out the window watching me take this!!

Dr. Cullen's Parking spot. There were people staring out the window watching me take this!!

 

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Bella's Truck

Bella's Truck

Fun sign.. They have a paper tacked to it that say's Twilight

Fun sign.. They have a paper tacked to it that crosses out logging for Vampire

 

That’s when my camera died!  Can you believe it????  Anywhoo.. the town is actually LOVING all of the attention (and revenue) that they are getting!  I bought Ali a T-shirt for her birthday and the little store gave us “Bella’s Survival Kit”  it’s an Antiseptic Wipe, Bandage, Triple Antibiotic Cream.. really cute idea.  We signed the Fork’s Guest Book.  There was a signature on our page from Japan!!  Of course, I can’t leave our Island without Drama happening at home.. Jojo texted me to tell me he’d been hurt in Gym.  He’d gotten hit in the eye with a badmitton raquet.  His eye was full of blood, and he couldn’t see.  So, the hubs took him to the Urgent Care.. and we are STILL dealing with it!  He has Tramatic Iritis.  The pressure won’t go down.. so he’s on Oral Meds, 3 types of Drops.. it hasn’t been fun!!  That is the main reason I’ve been so bad about bloggin.. just going to the Eye Specialist every other day, going back and forth to the school to put in his eye drops.. (they don’t have a full time Nurse..ARGH!!)  and the School.. well, lets just say they aren’t on my Christmas List this year.  They started covering their bases as soon as it happened.  The PE teacher wasn’t even in the room.. and she’s accusing him of goofing around.. it’s not been a fun 3 weeks!  His pupil is still cat-like and they don’t know if that will ever change.. the Dr. was  hilarious.. told him not to become a criminal, because he could easily be picked out in a line up!  A little giggle in a bad situation!

  But.. I did manage to get the house decorated.. only took me a week.. or more!  I will post pictures tomorrow.. I’m going to participate in Kimba’s Party..   I figured that would be a great way to drop myself back into the world of bloggin!  I hope all of you will participate too!  It will be fun to see everyone’s homes~!!

Then.. last Saturday it was Ali’s birthday.. I was only permitted to take a few pictures.. (she’s 12 now.. ugh!!)

opening gifts..

opening gifts..

 

blowing out the candles

blowing out the candles

So.. that’s what’s been up with me.. sorry to have abandoned my blog.. but hopefully I’m back!  I do say that a lot, but I’ve missed it!  See you all tomorrow for the tour of Holdiay Homes!!!  Happy Monday!!!

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Goin to Forks!

To all of my Twilight Peeps.. next weekend we’re going to FORKS!  Whoo Hoo!!  Pictures to follow.. Just had to tell someone who cares.. my Hubs just rolls his eyes!!! 

I’m working on a project that I hope to have done by Monday~!

Have a super weekend…

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Yeah, yeah, yeah.. I know~!

I’m once again, the bad blogger.. I mean, I’ve even logged in a few times to blog, then just sit there.. I just can’t think of anything exciting to blog about, then I think, does there NEED to be something exciting to blog about???  (yes, that was a run on sentence.. and I don’t care!- for a couple of my readers, you know who you are, Illana Hosley would give me a BIG FAT F on this blog entry!!)

  Anywhoooooooooooooo.. I bought some more stars.  I know.. did I really NEED to have 20 dollar store barn stars?  NO!!!  But, I’m painting the new batch Red today.. I have a scheme in mind that involves a lot of red and white for the Holidays.. I hope it looks as good in person as it does in my mind.  I’m hoping to sketch out what I want so that I have a plan for my Christmas Home.  I have a LOT of Christmas stuff.. like 7 or 20 bins of stuff in the garage.  In our old house I put up 2 big trees, on smaller kitchen tree, and the kids each have a tree for their rooms.  That was when my house was 2400 square feet.  NOW I’m living in 1245 poorly laid out square feet.  I have enough room for the tree (the one that has the broken base.. I have an idea for it, not gonna share it till I put up the tree) a kitchen tree (yep, OCD kickin’ it here) and the trees for the kids rooms.  Why do they have their own trees?  Well, it started out as a joke, because I’m not one of those.. “lets decorate the tree as a family” kinda gals.  I have serious control issues.  So, I bought them their own trees.. color coordinated to their room decor (of course) and they can decorate them however they want.  Its fun, really.. I tell them how much fun they are having!  I let them help a little with things; the Christmas Village, Stockings.. but when it comes to my tree.. well, I do it alone.   Oops, off task.. back to the decorations.  Last year I went a little overboard.. tried to incorperate MANY different things into a small space.  So, I figured if I have a plan.. I won’t (will try not to) go overboard.  We’ll see.  PLUS- I have to see what all of my bloggin’ buddies are doing.. things I may need to copy.. so, I need to NOT take out everything I own.  I do know I want a new Wreath for my front door.  I’m hem-hawing around about that one- I LOVE these From Ballard Design:

But then I see this one from Pottery Barn that I could easily do..

Outdoor Ornament Pine Wreath

I’m sooo torn~!   I’m sure that the round will win out, because I have 3 (perhaps more) plain evergreen wreaths out in the garage- end of the season clearance!  ALSO- I would love to find some fun fabric to make new stockings.   Of course I love the tradition of having the same stockings from birth to adult.. but, my taste has changed.. drastically!  I’m getting rid of the Cutesy Country stocking holders that I HAD to have about 8 years ago.. I want something else.   Any ideas?  What do you use to hang your stockings?  Do I even neeeeed stocking holders?  I mean, cuphooks work, right?  And they don’t get knocked off!  And.. they don’t have to clash with the “ideas” I have for the mantle.. hmmmmm…. And the stockings.. well, I’m not getting rid of them (I’m way to sentimental) but I’m not going to use them this year.  I want some red and cream toile or checks.. that is what I’m on the hunt for.  A friend and I are going to “the city” next Friday to hit the HUGE JoAnn’s, Michael’s and Big Lots, plus a couple of nice Thrift Stores.   Don’t worry.. I’m not going over budget, I sold a few things on Craigslist to fund my project.  I’ve been scouring the internet and have found lots of ideas for fun stockings.. I’m actually excited to get out my sewing machine!!   

  In other news.. Football is OVER!  Yeah!  My car is so happy it doesn’t have to trudge across town every day during dinnertime to pick up a carload of sweaty boys.  I will miss football games, but not the drudgery of football practice!  Its been a week, and already that boy of mine is bored!  He’s going to start hitting the weight room a few days a week to “get ripped” as he tells me.. lol!  He’s done with sports until baseball, so at least the weight room will keep him in shape.  And the girl.. she’s just busy busy busy being a Tween.  She’s involved in Girl Scouts this year, a very active troop, so that keeps her busy.  She’s also taking a babysitting course from the Red Cross since she’ll be 12 soon.  That’s the official age of babysitting here in our Navy World.  She couldn’t be happier to find a way to earn money.. she is going to be an accountant, I swear, she loves the almighty dollar! 

  Happy FRIDAY~~!!!

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Here’s what I did to those stars….

And I LOVE it!!!  Now, I think that the stars are perfetctly cute in their original state.. but they don’t really fit into my “idea” of what I want to do this year.. so, after MANY coats of spray paint (there wasn’t an ounce of grey primer in the paint cabinet) .. here’s the final star!!!  And.. I LOVE them!!!  Oops… I already said that!!

Here’s a refresher.. This is how they started out:

snowman star

snowman star

And here’s the finished star… They are Antique White with Black flecks on them.. White was just a little TOOOO much for me.. so I misted some black paint over the white..(Actually, I was painting something else, and the paint misted itself.. and I REALLY liked that look!!) 
white star

white star

Here’s an up-close shot…
white star close up

white star close up

I’m thrilled with how they turned out.. 3 down 7 more to go!!!  I can’t wait to try them out on my tree and mantle! 

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Finito!

From THIS:
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To THIS!!!

For $3.45!!  Whoo hooo!!  I LOOOOVE projects like this!  Hope the Hubs likes it!

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