I've been awarded the Elegant Blogger Award. Thanks so much, Elliebob. :)
This particular award originated HERE. Everyone nominated has to answer 12 questions:
1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in case I ever became a published author and had to have my own blog (as I've mentioned several times before). Little did I know what I was starting... ;)
2. What is your fashion style?
Heh...frumpy and bland, if the last few weeks are any indicator. :} Think t-shirts, denim capris, and ankle socks with old tennis shoes. I do dress up a bit more for my teaching day and for church. Perhaps someday I'll be amazingly fashionable. ;)
3. What is something your followers don't know about you?
Hmm, I've told you so much in the past few years that I think I'm running out of surprises. ;) Um, I once dreamed of playing Christine Daae on Broadway...although I knew it would never happen because I couldn't hit the note at the end of "The Phantom of the Opera" title song and I would not have been comfortable singing "Past the Point of No Return". I had the whole soundtrack aside from that song memorized in high school, though. And hands down, my most embarrassing moment ever was the day that my mom walked in on me while I was dressed in my bathrobe and pearl choker singing "Angel of Music" to my full-length mirror. :}
4. What is one of your blogging goals?
To be a little more organized with regular posting and scheduling posts ahead of time. :} Another would be to continue to grow and learn. Most importantly, though, I want to create a fun, safe atmosphere for girls and collectors to learn about their favorite dolls and toys. :)
5. Where is your favorite place to shop?
Goodwill, Target, Walmart, and ToysRUs. :)
6. What would your ideal amount of followers be?
To be honest, I never thought I'd get this far! :) My goal was always to reach 100 followers, and now I'm up to 268! :D So really, no matter where I go from here, I'm perfectly happy. :) Hmm...500 would be pretty awesome, though. ;)
7. What are your talents?
I dabble in a lot of things, so I'm not really amazingly accomplished at anything. I do enjoy drawing, singing, writing, and acting, though.
8. Are you a leader or a follower?
I can be a leader when I have to be, but if given the choice, I prefer being a follower...as long as the person leading is a good person to follow! ;) I don't really enjoy the pressures of leadership.
9. What is your favorite quote?
"And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: In which every chapter is better than the one before."
~ From "The Last Battle" by C.S. Lewis
10. Do you have a favorite book or book series?
I love "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. (Actually, I love all of her completed works!) ;) I also love the Gresham Chronicles by Lawana Blackwell, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and The Heart of India series by Linda Chaikin. I used to have a major crush on Jace Buckley. ;)
11. Out of all the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart, dressy, stylish, graceful, or fine)?
Um, really? Well, I used to get good grades in school, so I suppose I could be called smart. Although my dad always said I'm one of those smart people with no common sense (I can be a real airhead at times), so maybe that's not the best description. Dressy? Hah! I wish! Stylish? In my dreams. Graceful? Oh, sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my entire family bursting out laughing. Gracefulness is not something I was blessed with. :} Fine? What exactly does that mean?
I guess the best answer in my case is "none of the above". ;)
12. What is your favorite flower?
I love roses and gardenias.
I now have to tag 12 people. I choose:
Emily at The Toy Box Philosopher
Casey at Our Literary Joys
Casey Robin at Casey Robin's Dollyanna
Jen at Dolls and Nachos
BlackKitty at The Multicrafteral Lab
Barb the Evil Genius at My Little Doll Corner
Cindybin at Cindybin's Bin
OurAGAdventures at Our AG Adventures
Nina at American Girl and Other Awesomeness
Belle at Belle, Addy, and Emma (Your sisters can answer too if you like!) :)
OnceUponADollCollection at Once Upon a Doll Collection
Alexandra at Of Trims and Furls and Furbelows
Thanks again for the award, Elliebob. :) Have fun, everyone! :)