well, hello there (Q&A pt.1)

it's Monday... i am having a bit of a sick day today (gross!), so it's the perfect time for me to hang out for a few hours and try to put a dent in these questions (over 200...whoa!) this should be fun...

 

 

Q: I would like to know other than  sushi what else is some of you fav foods? What do you snack on when you scrap? Thanks!!
A: mmmm. this is a fun little question.
I've mentioned these before... i LOVE Lara bars. any food with only 3 or 4 ingredients gets an A+ in my book! My favorite flavors are "cashew cookie" and "banana cookie"... "key lime pie" is good too.
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Green apples are my favorite. Raw or baked with cinnamon... yum!

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Coconut water...

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Coffee and tea...

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(my drink...)

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(Jeremy's...)

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we go to Starbucks (maybe) waaaaay too much, and all of the local places (mostly big momma's and the coffee ethic).

Speaking of, i have an embarrassingly LARGE collection of these,

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(thinking of building a pirate ship out of them?)

and last, but certainly not least... my very favorite pleasure food!

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Q: Have you ever been to Iceland?
A: Nope, but i would *love* too. love love love love.

Q: Are you a good singer?
always wondered... hmmm :]

A:haha... nope. not at all. i only sing in my car... alone! :D

Q: Alright here's one!  Where do you find all of your fun, funky vintage clothing??  You always look amazing!!
A: Well, thank you. That is so kind.
I like to take a break (usually if i am having a stressful day) every few weeks and go to a few thrift shops (here in Springfield, my favorite is "Thrift Haven" on Glenstone... Commercial street has some great Vintage shops too!) Also, it's always fun to shop online... here are some recent "good finds"...

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from etsy...

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i wanted these so bad, but they sold... bummmmer dude.

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i love this one. 

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I've been lusting badly for a pair of these... they are for a great cause too! 

some summer dresses..... and i am think i need to order these....

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you can never have too many pairs, right?

oh... and i almost forgot, i steal clothes from my sister! ha! :D

Q: What is your favorite accessory at the moment?

A: bandannas!

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Q: I am curious how you got your own scrapbook product line?
A: well, it was a process... at the time i had just written my first book, i was contributing to Creating Keepsakes, designing fonts and teaching classes. i took my time to find a company that was a good fit for my style and most importantly who i could really trust. It wasn't a rushed thing at all and i have been very happy working with KI Memories. We have had a lot of fun together the past almost 2 (wow!) years.

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That said, I will admit that I work a *lot*. I love staying up late, obsessing over new ideas and having more side projects than i can keep up with. I think that really loving what you do is the most important step. To absolutely love the things you spend your time on every day is (to me) one of the most valuable things you can experience in life!

Q: Where do you get most of your inspiration from?

A: oh my.... this is going to be a long one. :)

let me first say that i *adore* the feeling of being inspired. when i first hear a new song or see a new film, or whatever... best feeling in the world.

here are the current ones...

i love High Fructose...
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and swindle...  
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and Juxtapoz

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a few (newish) favorite artists and photographers....

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the lovely miss lulu... 

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Linzie Hunter 

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Jim Houser

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hmmm... i could go on and on and on forever.... :D
music:

I've been listening to this soundtrack with you know who...

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jenny...

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and my favorite band (probably for the rest of 2008, yessss i love them that much!)

the flaming lips

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and it would be silly of me not to mention this boy...

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he  comes over to my house and immediately  walks over to my painting table to see what's new every day. most days we work together in some way. it's really inspiring to me how much he loves to create. it's a great way to live.

other random things that inspire me:
peter pan
outer space
Emma's stories
Doren's drawings
Rachel's journals
pretty weather
Commercial street
my favorite website
and making things for my etsy shop

OK... off to meet Nessa for dinner. i hope your Monday was lovely!
more Q&A soon! loves, Elsie

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