Thursday, April 28, 2011

[100 facts about me.]

Part 4 of 4.

1. My favorite flower is the daisy. As, Meg Ryan says in You've Got Mail, "Daisies are such friendly flowers." And, they are. You can't help but smile when you see one.

2. I love snow globes!!! I have been collecting vintage ones and ones from places that I visit for years. They make me smile BIG. :)

3. I kind of want a tatoo, but I kind of don't. I think the whole fear of needles thing and pain involved will probably keep me from getting one. I know. I'm a wimp. Who knows. Maybe I will get up the courage one day.

4. I really enjoy watching birds. Our backyard always seems to have lots of birds. (Maybe that has something to do with the bird seed that I periodically put out there. hee hee.) My favorites are cardinals and hummingbirds. So fun to watch.

5. I {heart} old typewriters. If I could, I would own several. But, I don't have the space for a large collection. So, I enjoy the one that I do have and use it often in my creations.

6. Whenever I go hiking or am near a lake or just out in nature I always look for heart shaped rocks. I have a bowl of them in my bedroom. When I find one, it's like finding a love note from God. Makes me happy.

7. I broke my right collar bone in high school when I rolled my car. Sad, sad day.

8. I learned how to crochet this year and I would like to learn how to knit, but it kinda intimidates me. I have dreams of all of this wonderful stuff I would like to make.

9. I love vintage/retro decor. I love how warm and welcoming it all is. I would love to redo my house and have brighter colors with lots of fun vintage and retro furniture, accessories, etc.

10. One of my regrets is that I wish I had written down and paid attention more to the stories that my grandparents told me when I was younger. They had so much to share and I didn't appreciate that enough.

11. I collect pieces of junk mail, envelopes, cardboard, tags, parts of boxes and packaging, etc. and recycle them into art.

12. GiGi is not my real name but a nickname given to me by my niece Ali. When she was little she couldn't say Gina, so she called me GiGi. I love the name GiGi, but don't really like the name Gina. So, thankful for Ali!!! :)

13. I have never been on a mission trip and really really want to have that experience.

14. I don't like coffee or tea at all. But, I really want to!!! I would love to enjoy a coffee with my husband or a cup of hot tea with my daughter. I have tried and tried and can't get past the bitter taste. I keep trying though.......

15. I can NEVER remember a joke that has been told to me. I literally have to right it down or read it right before I try to tell it or I will forget it completely. It's like I have a mental block or something.

16. My second home is in Powder Springs, Georgia with the Newlins. I can spend large blocks of time there and feel completely at home.

17. Owls are my favorite. :) Which may explain my much used phrase "HoOtiE hOo!!"

18. I am part of a small group that is redefining church family for me. I have never been a part of a group of people who are so real and willing to share the struggles in their lives. Everyone is so encouraging and uplifting. There is an intimacy to this group that is unbelievable. I have learned so much from them and have been encouraged in ways that I could not have imagined.

19. I could watch the movie While You Were Sleeping over and over again and never get tired of it. Love it!

20. I have never been to a dance of any kind. Ever. I sometimes wish Brett and I would get all dressed up and go dancing. But, then I remember. I don't know how to dance.

21. I really don't like texting. I know it's convenient, but I would rather talk to you on the phone so that I can hear the tone of your voice. Talking is more personal to me. I like personal.

22. Nothing has touched me in my life like God's answers to my prayers. He always has a much better plan than I do and I am so glad He is in charge.

23. I love seeing things through the lens of a camera. I {heart} taking pictures!!! I would really love to take a photography class so that I could learn more about my camera.

24. I don't really watch sports on TV except for golf (my husband's favorite and I enjoy it too), but I love watching sports live. Particularly, basketball, football, hockey and golf. Basketball is my favorite though!!!

25. One of my all time favorite verses in the bible is Zephaniah 3:17: "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."


Lisa Howe said...

Awesome Gigi! I think this was a fun (but hard) exercise!

Danna said...

I loved reading these. :o)

nellie rae said...

1. mine too!

2. I love your collection!! I look forward to seeing it on your mantel every year! (and you MAKE the best snow globes too!!)

3. don’t do this until you are certain! But, I LOVE mine!

6. now I have to start looking for them!

11. you are the BEST at this! you always notice the cutsy-ness in EVERYthing, and make it into something AMAZING. Love the way your mind works!

13. I have more than once seriously thought about abandoning everything I own to go on a mission trip!

15. SAME HERE!!!

19. OH MY GOSH! are you serious??? How did I not know this??? this is MY ALL TIME FAVORITE CHICK FLICK!!! My favorite part is when he walks her home and they slip on the ice. *sigh* love love love love love love love that movie. Let’s have movie night!!!

21. im the opposite. I LOVE TEXTING and HATE talking on the phone.