Happy St Patrick's Day! This is a big day of celebration for Peg, who is Big Daddy's grandmother. A true and proud Irish woman. To read more about Peg, read The celebration of Peg's spirit. A post about the spirit and the disease that robs one of self. My hats off to the Irish and to Peg. Also, in light of St Pats Day, be sure to visit my recipe blog for some Irish Grub. Finally, my Thrifty Thursday?Tablescape post will also be in the spirit of the Irish, so join me for that!
I asked if anyone had any questions for me, after being inspired by Mari's post on the same premise. (Thanks Mari!) Below are some questions answered. If you have not had a chance to propose a question, it is never to late! Leave your question in the comment box.
And thank you for asking!
Here is my question:I'm amazed by the great deals you get thrift shopping, because I never seem to do well. I'm wondering if this is something your family did when you were young or something you started when you got married. Also - how often do you try to hit the thrift stores?
Mari, Thanks for the inspiration to do this post! And thank you for your question! Interestingly enough, as a kid, I loved to go to garage and yard sales with my childhood friend and her mother. I think that is where the love of thrifting was seeded. As a teenager, I would go to the thrift store from time to time with friends and see what kind of "hippie" clothes we could come up with. It was cheap entertainment, I guess you could say. Antiquing was something that I have also always enjoyed to do. It has always been something my mother and I have done together. We once even had an antique business. I think antiquing and thrifting are a good marriage.
The thrifting just seemed to blossom, if you will, into the obsession that is it today. It's the thrill of the hunt. My trips to the thrift store vary, depending on kids after school activities, $$$ and the day of the week (I never go thrifting on Saturdays-it is to picked over and crowded) and if there is nothing good on TV in the evenings. Generally though, I will try and drop by my local thrift store about two-three times a week. It is very convenient to my house, which is a double edged sword.
I haven't gone back and read all of your blog, so I only know about the last 6 months of your life, so I'd like to know how you started your photography business. You can just direct me to a previous post if you'd like. I think you are quite gifted when it comes to your photography. I love looking at it.My husband and I have started and stopped a few million businesses and it always fascinates me how people get into things.
Kirby, the photography business grew from a hobby, that I was very passionate about. I can credit both Big Daddy and Oprah for the idea. And I credit my friends and family for a good dose of encouragement. I have always loved photography. I did a post on my obsession, that I had even as a child, right here. Later in life, my family and friends all knew that I was very passionate about it. They began asking me to photograph their families for Christmas cards, then it was annual photographs, parties, etc. My husband said, "You love it. People want your services, make a business from it." I saw a Oprah show one time in which she said, so many people hate their jobs. Her advice was to think about what you love to do in life...and make a career of it. I thought that was great advice. Finally, if you beleive in something, and are passionate-you canmake it work. Don't give up. Try and Try again. You should love and be passionate about what you do in life. You can read more about my photography by clicking here as well as here.
I'm new to your blog but enjoy it very much. I'll definitely be back! Ignore my question if you've already blogged it (maybe just direct me to the post that answers it?) but how did you and Big Daddy meet?
Hi Kim!Thanks for the kind compliment. I really appreciate it. I first laid eyes on Big Daddy when I was 11 years old. From that moment on, I was smitten-and still am. You can read the entire mushy love story right here.
Bama Belle said...
How fun! OK question for you....Where were you born?
Thnks Mzzz Belle, for the question. I was born in Birmingham Alabama, at the hospital that once was Montclair. Now it is Princeton.
I do have a question for you:"How long have you enjoyed a pole in your bedroom, and would you recommend it to the rest of us?" (In reference to this post)
Dear Keetha, Now surely you jest? A pole certainly isn't practical for a bedroom. It would be a nightmare to decorate aROUND.
Finally, I have had many of you comment that you were not aware that I had other blogs. You can find all of my blogs listed on my profile, as well as on my sidebar on the right, not far from the top of the page.
Still can't find them, here is the short list:
Plates & Places-recipes and the stories behind them
Photographic Memories-My Photography Blog
Smug Mug-a collection of my Photographs for purchase
Baby Gone SHoppin-My online garage sale
Photography Web site- though mostly outdated o such things as pricing, you can still get a jest for my photography.
Thanks again, for the questions. If you have additional questions, leave them in the comment box. I heart y'all!
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