Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Keeping it real.

Today I had a thought… what are blogs??? I’ll keep it real… I had no idea when I started one! I think they are supposed to be an outlet for yourself and a tool for communication with an immense virtual world full of compatible people… I still don’t really know. I think many people use them for a variety of reasons… some personal, business, social maybe??? Well… I think I want mine to be a bit more than just for crafts I make and it’s taken me almost a year to figure that out. LOL I realized my dearest blogs are the ones I connect to on an emotional level as well as a creative one… So I’m personalizing mine. This is me in all my glory ;) Fun facts: I HATE cougars… not like anyone would love them, but I just moved home from 4 years in Central Oregon and I was completely convinced that I would get attacked sooner or later. I’m a candy addict… only the sweet and sour ones. I’ve been married to my husband for 11 years and with him almost longer than with my parents… He’s my BFF! I call him my { boy toy }! There is no place more magical to me then the beach. This is the second home I’ve owned. I read every night without fail. I'm a Sci-Fi junkie! I have two sons and my youngest has autism. I’m a HUGE activist and pro-Charity individual. I believe a person either grows bitter or understanding… being a Mama with a child with special needs… I choose understanding. I ALWAYS give someone the benefit of the doubt first... until they prove me wrong. I live by the golden rule. I’m a generation X and proud of my Alternative roots. I’m a hippy at heart and have a serious crush on VW’s even though my husband has always worked for Mercedes. I have a long haired Chihuahua… named Georgia. I’m a smart mouth who suffers from extreme sarcasm disease. I truly adore my virtual friends. I LOVE my family!!! My bestie Sissy-in-Law, Carrie!! I have 3 tattoo's and ones on my toe. I also hold a real estate license and a CPR certificate... which means I can save your life after you have a stroke from sticker shock on a home. This is my hobby not my job. Take me or leave me… I will always keep it real with all my friends and I hope my sharing shows you a little more about me! How about you.... Have a great Tuesday!! XO, Heather

38 comments:

  1. A great post Heather and so lovely to see more of you!

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  2. oh, what a sweet post!! and how fun to read some new things about my BFF! :)

    i'll do a post about me tomorrow.

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  3. ooh how exciting to learn more about you! LOVE this post. I need to do an about me. We have a lot in common ;-)

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  4. love the real...it is good to get to know you.

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  5. Your dog has a great name. ;-)

    What a lovely family you have!

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  6. What a lovely, refreshingly honest girl you are, Heather! I like you already :-)

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  7. So awesome to learn more about you! I am inspired to do one on myself as well!

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  8. Thanks sooo much! I seriously hope all of you do similar posts so I can get a glimps of you too!!! :)

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  9. Thanks for the post! It is fun to catch a glimpse into who you are. Me likey. ;)

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  10. You don't look old enough to have kids that big - love seeing a bit more about you!!

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  11. Love this post Heather! I'm almost kinda shocked by how much we have in common! You're making me want to start a blog! I hear ya on the cougars too;)

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  12. Loved this post...keep it up...it's nice to connect on a more personal level. I may take a leaf out of your (virtual) book.

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  13. It is lovely to learn more about you, and don't tell anyone, but we're real, too! I don't know who you thought you would scare off. Looking forward to meet you at Fabric Depot/Don Pedro's. And now I can recognize you!

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  14. great post Heather! I like the keeping it real and fun to learn a bit about you. Hum, a chihuahua? Just kidding :) -that's coming from a Labrador lover.

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  15. I don't often comment, but I really like reading blogs that not only showcase amazing things people have done, but - yeah - that I make an emotional connection to as well. You and I have a lot in common, not the least of which is children with autism. My oldest daughter is 6 and has just been downgraded (upgraded? It's a double edged sword) to Asperger's. And I always mean to tell you - I love your glasses.

    And now see? I'll be watching your blog even more carefully now. I bet you have a thing for Airstreams, too.

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  16. thannks for the insight into your life :) My oldest son too has autism! My hat goes off to you, it's hard work finding time to craft in between therapies :)

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  17. UUUuummm... yeah Cricket... bullets ROCK!!! LOL.. So glad to meet another who loves someone with autism ;) His innocence has taught me more about the world then the 22 years before him!

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  18. Hey Heather, great post. I've been thinking about blogs recently too and a change of direction. I think it's nice to share a bit more of life than just tales from the sewing room :)
    nova
    x

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  19. Hi Heather :)))
    I loved to know you a little better:)))
    and hope to be among your virtual friends, because we are a little too far, so we can´t be friends present, in person :))
    about your "hobby" as you already know ... I'm your fan
    a huge kiss from Portugal
    Isabel

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  20. oh, hello! What a sweet post!(I think I may have to try a post about me, too) We actually have quite a few things in common, too. :) Jessica

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  21. Really a great post Heather! I'm just like you, I like to connect with people via my blog while still showing my crafty projects. I really loved this post, and it was so nice to learn more about you!

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  22. Loved your post Heather. I totally agree with your point about some of the best blogs are the ones you have an emotional connection with. That's why I enjoy reading yours so much. You're not afraid to put yourself out there.

    Thanks for telling us a little more about yourself and your family. I feel so inspired! And I see Kerri was too!

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  23. This was a great post. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Alright, you've inspired me. I just posted my own "Keeping it Real."

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  25. That was great, thanks for sharing....and by the way, generation X rules!!! as does VW's and pearl jam!!!

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  26. I think I'll take ya!!! I stopped by after reading Ryans post and decided I had to read what inspired him. I'm all about real....and blogging gives me an outlet for "me" without having to answer to anyone but me!! The connections blogging has given to me has kept me feeling more alive than before I blogged.

    It was a pleasure reading about you!!

    Smiles,
    Kelly
    www.IHaveANotion.blogspot.com

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  27. Loved the post and your blog is great! Thanks for sharing some of yourself with us. I follwed your lead and posted a similar post on my blog. Just wanted to let you know I mentioned you :)
    Jen

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  28. Man you all are cracking me up with your personal stories... best blog reading I've done in quite awhile... keep them coming!!! LOL

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  29. yay! I've learned so much and loved your post! Keep it real, girl! xo

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  30. Great post Heather - thanks for laying it all out there.

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  31. Heather, that was a great post! Do you watch Anderson Cooper, hehe, he's always saying "We're keeping it real". You are the greatest and brave! Sometimes I'm afraid nobody will like the real me. :)

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  32. thanks for opening up... i get what your saying about blogging... so far mine has been much more about quilting & less of my personal life... but who knows where it'll go over time!

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  33. That was a great post- You're on the other side of the world to me but we have alot in common (except for cougar threats!).

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  34. it's good to be real...thanks for sharing. it's not easy to put yourself out there sometimes. i always knew we were simpatico...especially since you suffer from that sarcasm disease too.

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  35. Heather, I appreciate what you said here.
    SO often I felt like I shouldn't share personal stories and that perhaps I should try to hide a bit more of who I am. Thank you for reminding me to keep it real.
    Life has handed me so many lemons lately that I have made everything from lemonade to lemon squares and everything lemon in between.
    I've avoided all of my favorite blogs and my flickr friends.

    Well here I am and I've missed you all so much.
    Life is life and we are who we are. Thanks for the kick in the rear.
    It's nice to "meet" you.
    BTW...I have had an irrational cougar fear for about ten years.
    A few days ago our neighbor caught one eating his chickens.
    I run to my car and I run to the mailbox.....but we know cougars like it when you run. LOL.

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  36. Wow, I needed that! Hard day for my son (who has autism) and I needed to feel surrounded somehow to ease the day away. You did it, thanks from Georgia! Your blog is a great escape and connection all at once.

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