Monday, June 13, 2011

25 Random Things

I love it when bloggers do "Random Things About Themselves" posts, and thought it would be fun to put together a (random) list of random things about me, the blogger behind The Creative Place.

1. I love sugar. Like, it's not good how much I love sugar. My hubby and I are on a venture to try and stop drinking soda (at least for awhile). We won't talk about the Mountain Dew I purchased at the Target Cafe this morning. Bah.

2. I hate flying. I have flown to Europe, to the Caribbean, to the west coast, to Mexico. But I hate it. I cry before flying, I dislike it that much. I have major issues with anxiety over it. Working on it. Lots of prayer.

3. I get so excited to flip the calendar to a new month each month.

4. We have "Clean Sheet Night" every Friday night. I take all of the sheets and blankets off all of the beds, wash them and put them back on. There is nothing like climbing into bed all nice and clean with crisp clean sheets to start off the weekend.

5. I shower at night. I have to be clean before going to bed. Weird, I know.

6. I love to do laundry. Well, at least the washing and folding part. Getting it all put away? Not so much.

7. I love to make lists. I have 10 or so lists on my desktop right now on the Post-It note app.

8. I love crossing things off my to-do lists even more.

9. We love to have people over to our house, to hang out or to share a meal. Everyday my son asks "Who's coming over today?" No joke.

10. I love the smell of rain.

11. I used to run cross country (or at least tried to run ;)) in high school. Working on that again with Couch-2-5k.

12. I still don't know how to use my Twitter. The website that "Anonymous" left on my Twitter post the other day was super helpful (thanks!), but I'm still getting the hang of it.

13. I had food poisoning REALLY bad my freshman year in college. Like, the paramedics had to be called and I went to the hospital in an ambulance. I was on an IV for several hours and lost about 10 pounds. Hands down the sickest I have ever been in my entire life.

14. Growing up, every Halloween I was a princess, a fairy princess, a ballerina or something of those sorts. Anything where I could wear pink, frilly and a tutu.

15. My first cavity I ever had (my freshman year in college....quite a big year health wise ;)), I had to have a root canal for it because it was that bad.

16. I strive to have one of every food group at every meal I prepare (dairy, fruit, veggie, meat, grain, and of course a sweet ;)).

17. I have to clean my kitchen and family room every night before bed. I think I can count on one hand the number of times I haven't cleaned/picked up at night. It really just helps the next morning/day to be smoother, so I can get right to cooking and playing with my sons (and making more messes :)).

18. My favorite color is green.

19. I never, ever thought I would like having a laptop computer more than a desktop computer.

20. Or that I would like a Mac more than a PC. I love my Mac.

21. I do not like having wood floors. I know, I know, everyone else on the planet loves them. I despise them. Our wood floors magically create dust/dirt/crumbs every day. No matter how much I sweep. I tell my hubby at least once every other week how I really do not want wood floors the next place we live. Maybe this will all change. Maybe not.

22. My favorite meal is my mama's homemade spaghetti and meatballs, a salad, and fresh garlic/parmesan bread. We are having this tonight.

23. Coming up with 25 random things is a lot harder than I thought it would be.

24. I love how it looks outside right before a thunderstorm.

25. One more random thing: I love magazines. I have so many subscriptions, I need to count them all up. I have received them as gifts or super cheap through tanga or with a discount coupon code.


  1. I think I was a princess on Halloween for 3 years in a row. I'm a huge fan of lists too and I really like idea of "new sheets" night.

  2. #4 is cool. I wish I was that organized. I totally relate with #5. I love especially when I take a shower and get into a bed of clean sheets :)
    #21 I totally agree!! I use to have carpet and tile, so the next place I wanted hardwood floors. I hate them! Ours are just old enough that on top of the dirt issue, we get splinters every once in a while.

    What a fun list :)

  3. We have a lot in common. I can't get on the plane without taking valium, I LOVE the color green, love my MAC and the smell of rain, and flipping the calendar. I also take showers at night -- it helps me relax. I didn't think I'd like my laptop as much as I do, but here I am reading blogs outside on a sunny day!

    And of course, being a magazine publisher, I love magazines! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great Post. I had planned a similar post over at my blog ConfettiStyle.wordpress for later this week, with only 10 Random Things but your post inspired me to up the anti.

    Love your blog and your Etsy shop. Your projects have inspired me greatly.

  5. I just found you and I am so glad I did! I too love the smell of rain, and did you know that the smell of rain actually has a name? The term Petrichor was coined in the 60's and comes from the Greek words petro (stone) and ichor (the fluid that flows through the veins of the gods). Knowing that just makes the smell - and the word for the smell - even greater!

  6. i can relate to many of the things you've mentioned: green, the smell of rain, tidying before going to bed, clean sheets... those little details make us happier than we think.

  7. I have an incredible tip from everyone I've ever seen in Germany....

    Don't use a broom; use a vacuum. It's the ONLY way to go; you're not pushing dust around. You're actually picking it up. Since the day we got married, Martin and I have never owned a broom.

    hope it helps