Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ten Things

A few of my favorite blogs have opened up about personal things that are kind of neat to know. We can all post about the latest trends, items we've purchased, outfits we have worn, or pieces on our wish list; but, it's also cool to find out more about the person behind the blog. It makes all of this REAL, instead of a portrayed online image of perfection.

I've added my own twist to this idea, so here it goes...

Ten Things You May Not Know About Me

1.  I am a natural redhead.  Yep- that blonde hair can be quite pricey to maintain.  My natural hair color is auburn.  I have every color of hair you can imagine in my head, naturally.  However, many years ago I decided to get blonde highlights.  As time passed, it has gotten blonder and blonder.  I would post a picture of the auburn locks, but it's been so long since I've had it- I don't have one loaded on my computer.  Let's just say the jokes can get old.  However, I do look at Hollywood actresses and their firey locks and have pondered going au natural, just to be different. 

2.  Going off the redhead secret, you'd think I would follow the stereotype of redheads having pale white skin and unable to tan.  Not true here! {Well, it was when I was growing up.} Tan skin came with a trip to Hawaii and a palmful of this magic potion. 

3. I struggle saying the word envelope.  I am a teacher.  I help children learn sounds and how to enunciate words, but saying the word envelope takes some major concentration.  It seriously comes out envelomp if I'm not careful.

4.  I hate shopping for greeting cards.  It is the most frustrating thing to do for me.  It's probably because I wait until the last minute and run to Target or Publix,  where I am presented with the corniest, most insincere cards ever. I get so frustrated because friends have given me the 'perfect' card and, yet, I find ones that make zero sense.  I literally walk away from the aisle empty-handed, muttering "I should have started a card making business!" If you ever get a present without a card and you're wondering who the gift is from, it's probably from me. 
Love notepads and stationary... Hate finding the perfect card!

5.  I worked part-time at JCrew for three years and had to quit because it literally formed an addiction.  I would buy stuff just because I could get it so cheap. Forget being a personal stylist- I would shop my ENTIRE shift, totally oblivious that there are customers needing my help.   It wasn't that I didn't want to help shoppers, I just couldn't stop daydreaming of how I'd style the pieces surrounding me.

6. My favorite song of all time has to be Sublime's Santeria.  If there's a live band somewhere, I'm Johnny-on-the-Spot asking if they can play it.  Nope, it's not okay for a girl to belt at the top of her lungs, "I'd pop a cap in Sancho and I'd smack her down."
If you haven't heard the song, you need to go NOW to listen to it.  It's a fun tune.  You'll probably sing along like I do, without even realizing what you're saying/singing. 

7. I struggle with accepting compliments.  If you ever give me one, please do not think I am rude when I completely downplay it.  I honestly I have to apologize to many people, as well as thank them profusely after I realize what has transpired. 

8.  I'm not a self-promoting person {yes, even though I have this blog and just became a Stella & Dot stylist.}  I abhor selling things to people or promoting myself to advance in life. I won Teacher of the Year this year and couldn't bring myself to tell my classroom parents. It's going to be a major struggle to park in my snazzy parking spot this year with my name on it.  Talk about embarrassing! I'm completely grateful, I just struggle with the attention of it all. 
Becoming a Stella and Dot stylist came along as a way for me to connect myself to fashion without leaving my job as an educator. Plus, I just love every.single.piece that I own. I guess this is a personal challenge for me to step out of my comfort zone. 

9.  I avoid outfit posts with me in them because I hate seeing myself in pictures.  I enjoy them the most on other blogs, but struggle to do more on my own blog.  I'll take pictures, but then opt out of the post because I have critiqued the images too much. I'm working on it and promise to have more. I know it helps in styling your own similar pieces. 

10.  Number Ten will be a mix of random things-
-My Favorite Nail Color:  Essie "Fiji" 
{It's the perfect neutral color, but you can still tell you have on polish.}

-I've never kept a diary, but I do have a planner where I write down every thing I do in a day. I save them and look back to see "What was I doing on this day 3 years ago?" (Nerd.)

-I can hardly watch a movie without a pen and notepad in hand to make a list of things I need to do, or without getting up to adjust crooked picture frames in my line of sight.  If you're with me and I'm not doing this, it means I fell asleep during the movie.

-I can argue with a tree.  Yep, it's terrible. 
Others call it arguing/fighting, I call it proving my point. 
I need to work on it, ask my mom or my boyfriend, Ben.

-Finally, I have to remind myself daily to stop and smell the roses. If not, I'll overwhelm myself
with tasks to complete or things to worry about. Savor every moment!
This blog is helping me to do just that.  

Thereyahaveit!  A few little things about the blogger behind Peach Gingham. Hope you're still hanging in there to this point.  Now it's your turn!

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