Thursday, November 1, 2012

7 Quick Takes, Vol. 20: 7 Random Facts

Thanks to Jen for hosting!

I decided to do something a little different this week - I thought I'd share seven random facts about myself, so here goes!

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I really like cookbooks, especially from the 1940s-1950s. I think I may have written about this before, but it bears repeating - I don't know anyone else who has four plastic underbed boxes filled with vintage cookbooks under their bed! I always know where I can find a good recipe, and I have recipes for a lot of things most people don't even think of making from scratch (and I've made some of them!)

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I actually love vegetables, and most healthy food. I am sure I was the only first-grader who wrote "spinach" as her favorite food. I definitely enjoy desserts, and these days I find myself eating whatever's handy more than I used to, but dinner at our house always includes a vegetable or two (or three!).

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I've been writing since I was a little kid. I used to write and illustrate stories with my dad, and he got me my own toy printing press with little rubber letters (yes, toys used to actually make you do things) so I could print my own newspaper. I was hooked. I've been writing ever since, and I went on to major in journalism. These days, I write about our fun-filled life as a newly made family of four!

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I like grocery shopping. Yeah, I know, sounds a little weird, but it's my favorite thing about being a "grown-up". I love to cook (see #1) so getting the ingredients is naturally something I enjoy

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I like to make things. While I wouldn't call myself crafty, I have a lot of fun with Pinterest-style projects, and I think there is a lot of value in something homemade. I have big plans to make Christmas presents this year - stay tuned for some upcoming gift-themed blog posts!

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I also like to fix things around the house. Hey, I work at a hardware store. My mom told me when I was pretty small that her mother (my grandmother) had told her it was important for her to know how to fix things around the house, since her husband would either be at work or be too busy or too tired to fix it for her. To me, this rings true even 50-some years later. It's important to know how to fix things! She taught me how to do simple fix-it projects myself, and when we got married I got my own tool set. It's served me well so far!

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I really love going for "coffee walks". In case you aren't familiar with the concept, we like to get a cup of coffee (or bring a travel mug) and go for a walk. Sometimes we walk to get the coffee, sometimes we get it on the way, but it's definitely the best kind of walk. Emily and Erin's stroller has cup holders, not just for kiddos but for Mommy and Daddy, so they can join us in this tradition. If you've never tried this, you definitely should!

That's all for this week. Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a great weekend!

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  1. I love grocery shopping, too! There is something very relaxing to me about it.

  2. I am a veggie lover too! Ever since I was little, I have enjoyed eating them. That's so awesome that you have vintage cookbooks! Have a good weekend Sarah! :)

  3. I love that you have vintage cookbooks! That's so awesome!
    I think I get more stressed than most people when grocery shopping. I feel like I'm going to make a bad food decision!

  4. That is so cool that you like vintage cook books! I have never heard of anybody with that interest, so you are definitely unique. Do you make the food from them? You'll have to post a recipe- sounds like there might be some good stuff in there! Just found your blog and have loved getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

  5. Coffee walks sound fun!

    I love grocery shopping too, especially in nice grocery stores.

    I don't think I've ever seen any vintage cookbooks. Most of the cookbooks I'm attracted to have beautiful pictures. I like to know what a recipe looks like before I make it. ;)

  6. Coffee walks sound great! I need to remember to bring my coffee with me. Maybe then I'll get to finish a cup?! I collect cookbook...not vintage...but cookbooks! I love them!