Meet The Blogger | Living, Loving, Laughing…

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by Jean

As part of my new series, Meet The Blogger, I’m introducing my favorite bloggers.

Angelia of Living, Loving, Laughing...

Angelia has been Freshly Pressed on WordPress twice four times, and that is probably how I first found her blog, Living, Loving, Laughing…. She lives up to all those titles with her full life, her loving relationships, and her positive attitude.

You can follow Angelia on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Q & A with Angelia

Q: How is your new granddaughter, Averey, and what is the best part about being a Grandmother?

A: My granddaughter is the sweetest thing I have seen (besides her mother). She lights up my heart. My favorite part of being a grandmother is holding her tiny fingers in mine and just being amazed over this little person that I love more than I thought possible.

Q: How was your Chics Who Click exhibit received at the Arlington Museum of Art?

A: Our Chics Who Click Exhibit was a wonderful success. We had several paper and blog write-ups within the local city news. A film crew from North Texas Now interviewed several of us. We had very nice turnouts at our monthly receptions and many prints were sold by individual photographers. We are currently looking for your next venue or art show.

Q: Being a corporate travel agent, you must book some amazing trips. What would be your dream vacation?

A: The key word is corporate, as in, boring, stuffy business trips. They can be very demanding and urgent, but that is what I like. I like the fast pace of corporate travel. I did have some time doing vacation travel when I first started out. Mostly, I booked Las Vegas. My dream vacation would be Costa Rica – beaches, mountains, and beautiful waterfalls.

Q: Your Christmas Card photo shoot posts are such a joy to read. What are the ingredients for a successful family Christmas card?

A: The key ingredient to Christmas card shoots are the outfits. Each year we color coordinate outfits between ourselves (and our dogs if included). There is usually a central theme too. One year was Christmas pajamas, one year was hats, and one year was reindeer antlers. But the most important thing is to have FUN!

Q: You have shared favorite and faulty phone apps with us in the past. Do you have a new favorite app, what is it, and what does it do?

A: My newest favorite app is Zillow. It’s a house hunting app. No, I am not looking for a house, nor are we selling our house. I am just obsessed with looking at houses inside and out. I probably should have been a realtor.

Thank you, Angelia, for visiting with us today!

Versatile Blogger Award

Posted on October 17th, 2011 by Jean

I’ve been awarded The Versatile Blogger award by Tammy at The Tesserae. Thank you, Tammy!
The rules of accepting the award are that the recipient reveal 7 unknown facts about themselves prior to passing the award along to 5 deserving bloggers.
7 Unknown Facts
1. Before saying March or May, I have to really think about it to figure out which month is correct for my discussion.
2. I also tend to forget what I own. As a child, I coveted my sister’s green pogo stick. Turns out it was mine. I’ve done the same as an adult with a toothbrush.
3. I’m a workaholic. Even though I complain about my workload, I get a great deal of satisfaction by how much I accomplish.
4. I wish I had a garden, but have no idea where to start.
5. I have a hard time making friends the way some people have a hard time finding a partner. I knit-pick (in my mind) until I’ve talked myself out of pursuing a relationship.
6. The other side of the coin is that I love searching for and finding friends from my past! Facebook is great for that, but so is the internet as a whole. I’ve had two girlfriends say, “How did you find me?”
7. I don’t wear heels anymore. I’ll take comfort over style.
5 Worthy, Versatile Bloggers
Tammy picked The Girl From The Ghetto, but I will too. When I think of versatility, I think of The Girl. She has give-aways, book reviews, product reviews, and juicy posts that are bold and personal.
Beth of Word Nerd Speaks also epitomizes versatility. Along with hosting her own blog, she heads GBE2 (Group Blogging Experience 2) and partners with writers to host One Stop Blog World. Beth is one busy woman whose writing seems effortless.
Teacher Girl Blogs is a wonderful site by anonymous blogger, Teacher Girl. Her “What I Wore Wednesday” feature inspires me to open my wallet and purchase the cutest ensembles.
Sherri at The Kitchen Prescription is versatile and gifted in the kitchen! Her savory dishes and perfectly decorated baked goodies leave me drooling.
Mary of The Mama Mary Show is incredible. Everything she does, she does well. Her site is so professional from her header to her top of the line videos, interviews, tv spots, and blog posts.
I hope you will take the time to visit my friends if you are not already familiar with their sites. Thank you!

Update Post

Posted on February 8th, 2011 by Jean

Helloooooo! I have been gone for far too long, and I’ve missed you. So much has happened in the past month, and what follows is the recap.
First off, our oldest daughter was finally accepted to a local, private school. She had been on the waiting list for four years, and being accepted was like receiving a golden ticket. You may or may not be familiar with the drama we experienced at Montessori, but we are pleased that she excelled at public school and made the transition to this private school with ease.
Our business is branching out. We will be unveiling a new publication in the very near future, and I cannot wait (but must wait) to give you a sneak peek! Stay tuned for that.
Everyone and his brother is sporting tri-colored hair in our town. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just, well, my wonderful stylist gave me that look three years ago. I loved it! I rocked it! I admit, I hadn’t been doing much with my hair lately, even letting my sparkles (greys) shine through. But when I saw the town awash in this new trend, I felt it was time to head to Vegas for some much needed treatment.
I parked my butt in Brooklyn’s chair and told her my dilemma. She recommended I try the ombre look. ::: Perk! ::: I’m all ears! Go on.
Ombre, as in dark roots, lighter ends. I love it! Now I notice others who are wearing this look.

Are you watching American Idol? When my husband saw that Steven Tyler was a judge, he tuned it and is loving it. He cannot believe the size of the crowds, and wonders how they pack all those auditions into two days. This is only my 3rd year of watching, and I do like the chemistry of Steven, J.Lo and Randy.
The Super Bowl has come & gone. I didn’t have a favorite team nor really a favorite commercial. Fergie’s mic wasn’t working very well, and Usher’s pants were too baggy in the crotch. Shout out to my girl, Sherri, for dancing around with a box on her head. She rocks.
• Hair – what’s your secret to looking so fresh?
• American Idol – why do you/don’t you watch?
• Super Bowl – name your highlights and lowlights.