Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Friendship Relay

A little bird sent me a lovely surprise a few days ago!
I want to thank Ana*, from The World Through My Eyes, for choosing me to be a recipient of the
baton of the Staffetta Dell'Amicizia Friendship Relay!
It means a lot to be listed as a blog that has inspired her.

Now, I will do the same, answer the questions and pass this award along to bloggers who I happily follow and reap an abundance of inspiration!  Thanks ladies, you are lovely.

Kara Lynn of Life in Technocolor

Stephanie of The Crimson Owl

Tricia of Baby Night Night Boutique and her creative crafting blog

Joyce of I Love Pretty Little Things

Bonnie of Daily Cupcake

Jen of Pasquali Rumpus

Amber of A Little Bit Biased

Brittany of Davis Ink

If you've been chosen as a recipient for the friendship relay,
I'd love for you to answer these questions for yourself! 
I look forward to reading your responses!

1. What did you first want to be when you grew up?

I was born to sing.  I wanted to be a pop star, and I sang everywhere.  I even sang while rollerblading around my garage.  My parents often had me sing for the guests in the house.  I would mic up and belt her out.  The memories are slightly embarrassing.  I sang in choir all throughout grade school, took voice lessons for four years, sang in various competitive choral groups and a jazz ensemble, and was awarded an alternate position for the Washington State Soprano competition.  Unfortunately, I let that passion fade over the years.  Mainly, I assume, because of the tremendous insecurity issues that I let get the better of me when I was a teen.  It is hard to reckon this ridiculousness. 
But today, I am reclaiming that gift.  I am self-teaching the guitar and enjoy very much singing loudly in the car.  God gave me a voice for singing.

2. Favorite childhood game?

Barbies!  I spent many many hours of my younger years playing Barbies.
My friend, Tricia and I owned enough Barbie items to cover my entire pool table.  We even extended our surface with a 48x48 inch chalkboard that we'd use as a parking lot and area for shopping.  On at least one occasion we took our imaginations to the backyard and played jungle Barbies in the grass.  I'm not sure if we even took breaks to eat throughout the day!

3. Most favorite birthday?

The details of my life before my children, are hard to remember.  I very much enjoy spending my birthdays today, worry-free, with my family, wearing a cute frock, and indulging in a divine dessert. 
I am easy to please.

4. Something you've always wanted to do and haven't done yet?

Take a creating course from Sabrina Ward Harrison and/or Christine Mason Miller.

I also have a strong desire to visit Ireland.  The desire is so deep, that I have a hard time not feeling as if there is something wonderful that will meet me there~an epiphany of sorts?  Do you ever have such feelings that you can't explain?


5. What was your first love?

Singing, with writing a close second.  I have journals dating back to phonetics, and I am proud of them.

6. First musical idol?

Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. 
I am sure attempting to sing along to these ladies was hard work and full of passion!

7. Favorite gift?

So far, I'd have to say my Laccase cowboy boots.  I received them last year for my 27th birthday and each time I slip them on, I wear them with fondness.
Here they are.

8. If a theme song played for you everywhere you went, what would it be?
Vintch was spot on with Blessed by Martina McBride. 
Another Martina song that I find applicable, is Anyway.
The theme song for my marriage is something along the lines of Trace Adkins, Ladies Love Country Boys.  A friend mentioned how appropriate this was for me and Husband, and I had to smile when I heard it.

9. Favorite city to visit?

Portland!  How blessed I am to have such a fantastic city just a hop, skip and a jump away. 

Ana* thanks again for the fun!  What a great way to get to know more people!


Tricia Lee Riggio November 27, 2010 at 9:42 AM  

I love you cass! Us and our barbies are usually the first thing I think of when I think about childhood.. I miss you tons!

pink cupcake vintage November 27, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

So happy you are singing again! You are right that you have a gift from God and he wants you to use it! Good for you!

Ana* November 27, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

I loved barbies as well. Still love them, I kept my favorite one to give it to my first daughter someday. Oh Cassie, I feel like we met after reading your answers. Love love your blog!!

A Serenade for Solitude November 27, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

Trish- Such fun youngster memories we have! Miss you!!

Pink Cupcake Vintage- I believe so much we each have gift that God wants us to use! We just have to use them!

Ana*- Yes, so nice to finally meet. ;) Thank you for all of your kind, sweet comments. They mean a lot.

Happy weekend!

Bonnie November 27, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

Hey Sweetie!

Thanks so much for the luv. :) Since I'm stuck at home on Monday and the hubby will be out of town all day, I'll have some time to fill this out - never participated in them before and I probably won't send any out, but I'll post it on my blog for you. :) Hahahaha and I have to laugh about barbie... all I ever did to her was cut her hair and melt her toes on a light bulb (please don't hate me!!) I was waaaaay more into My Little Ponies. :)

Talk to ya soon!


a little bit biased November 28, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

Fun times Cass! I remember doing circle laps in the garage too! What a blast! I'll be thinking of some of my answers and try to answer on my blog soon! Hope you had a great turkey day. We missed you!

Stephanie November 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM  

Thank you for including me Cassie!! <3 I'll have to think on my answers to post!

Shelley November 28, 2010 at 7:32 PM  

LOVE the boots!!!

b davis November 29, 2010 at 7:07 AM  

So glad you shared all that. I have to say me & my sister played barbies like crazy people. It was a sad day for me when she decided she was too old to play with barbies. But I did what I had to, AND I found someone else to play Barbies with :)

I loved learning more about you. I've been thinking of my answers - just not so sure about some of the questions. A little self reflection and I should be on my way.

A Serenade for Solitude November 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

Bonnie--you have the best childhood memories ie. the turkey hunt and melting Barbie's toes. Ha!
Can't wait to see your thoughtful answers.

Stephanie, Amber and Britt-I'm keeping my eyes peeled for your responses as well! I know they'll be good.

Shelley-Thanks! I LOVE my boots!

Bonnie November 29, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

Ok! I posted my responses and even included embarrassing old photos! Only for you. :) Enjoy and thanks again!


Hearthandmade November 30, 2010 at 4:34 AM  

IM in ireland! Its freezing. and a bit boring.. and in a lot of debt lol..

i like ur other answers. I love SWH and i never heard of the other artist!! I love discovering new things :)

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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