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Ten Things

Right, so the wonderful Stephanie of Forget-Me-Nots & City Sidewalks has graciously bestowed upon me, the Honest Scrap award:

In order to redeem my award, I must share ten facts about myself:

1. I like to pretend I’m cool and be the ass listening to gangsta rap and playing the bass at full blast at a red light. (I blew a speaker in my first car in high school doing this)

2. I want to be able to converse in Italian without sounding like a complete buffoon. (I only get the courage to practice “speaking” in Italian when I’m drunk; I sound like a dying duck that makes no DERN sense and it infuriates Ale to no end.)

3. I share my birthday with David Bowie and Elvis Presley. (That means I’m going to be rich and/or famous one day right?)

4. On that note, my favorite number is 9. (My birthday adds up to it, January 8, (1+8))

5. I am an introvert. I’ve always known it but I’ve also been scientifically proven to be one, haha. (Myers-Briggs test anyone?)

6. I love making people laugh. (It tickles me pink to bring a smile to someone’s face so I really appreciate when you guys let me know you love my goofy links :D)

7. I didn’t move out of my parents’ house until last year when I moved to the condo with Ale. I commuted to college(60miles roundtrip) everyday.

8. I’m the librarian who hates books, as Ags likes to say. I have no qualms about “destroying” a book to make stuff like this:


It probably doesn’t help that I’ve never felt a deep connection to a book. I don’t read much anymore and even when I read “heavy” texts, I’m not moved. She says I have no soul 😛 (probably true, haha)

9. I don’t like papayas. They taste the way flowers smell, if that makes sense, and it’s totally a strange experience eating them.

10. I wear 2 layers at a time, 95% of the time. Like, it could be 100’F outisde and it’d be a safe bet to assume I’m wearing layers, whether it’s a tank underneath a polo or a tee underneath a long sleeve shirt. And I’ve been known to wear cords in the summer as well…yeah… -_-*. Maybe it’s a unconscious habit of trying to hide my layers of pudge 😛 (And yes, I’m wearing two layers right now)

And that’s it. Hopefully you learned something new about me, chuckled about it, shook your head and said, “Oh, Maria,” because I get that, a LOT.

Alright, tell me something new about you, go!

P.S. The wreath picture is from apartmenttherapy.com (click image to see post) but you can find a great tutorial here if you want to make one for yourself!


Oh, hunny

My fiance makes me laugh.  We went to Harris Teeter (local grocery store) after I picked him up from the metro.  I got a roasted chicken for dinner and took advantage of some great deals like buy 1 get 2 strawberry crates for free.  Using our discount card, we saved $10. Andy (FI) was like,”Wow! That’s amazing!” His excitement made the cashier chuckle.  As if you couldn’t guess, he doesn’t do much grocery shopping…okay fine, he doesn’t do any grocery shopping.  Which is cool, I don’t mind as we split the chores according to our strengths.  For instance, I do the shopping, cooking and bathroom cleaning, and he pays the mortgage, vacuums, and cleans the kitty litter.  It’s only fair, as he makes a heckuva lot more than I do. It works for us.

In other news, remember that wreath I wanted to make? At first glance, I didn’t realize the tutorial was for a little baby wreath (whoops).  I really wanted a full-sized fall wreath for my front door so I went to A.C. Moore (craft store like Michaels) armed with my 40% off coupon and purchased an oversized maple leaf paper punch  and a booklet of double-sided scrapbook paper that was 50% off (woot!).  Once I got home, I punched the heck out of some paper at my dining room table.  Andy, upon seeing what I was doing, said, “Wow. That’s kind of cool,” which totally caught me off guard.  I never know what will fascinate him.  Whenever I try to show or tell about something I think is cool, he usually gives me a blank stare. Oh, hunny 😛

ANYWAY, point is, I finished the wreath! Take a look:

Do you like it? Hate it? Think I’m crazy because I’m ready for fall and it’s not even September yet?

It’s almost here

Like Michelle over at Life With A Crazy Pup, I’m so ready for fall! And I’ve got the crafting bug like whoa! (Especially when I see so many great projects people are doing for their weddings)

So since fall is almost here, I think I want to tackle this(click for full tutorial):

BudgetSavvyBride featured it recently and I hope I can get started on it soon. Doesn’t it just scream lazy Sunday afternoon project? Okay…so maybe it will take me a little more than one Sunday, haha.  We shall see, wish me luck!