Thursday, 15 March 2018

little things you may not have known about me...

 Hello lovely friends...
It is a beautiful rainy morning in my part of the world.
Autumn has arrived in all her glory and I am delighting in the cooler weather and rainy days...

I have something a little different to share with you all today...  My sweet friend Elizabeth from Ponderings From the Inglenook (one of my very favourite places to visit by the way...) recently shared this delightful Q & A with her readers and I thought it would be fun to do it too!

Oh...and you may have noticed my lovely new blog design...{{Smiles}}  
Elizabeth very kindly offered to create a beautiful new design for me and oh...what a wonderful job she did!  I love how femininely simple it is...and of course all the flowers make my heart sing! 
Elizabeth also did my previous blog designs for me too...she has a way of creating something that really reflects my personality and interests... And she is such a precious friend too!  {{smiles}}

And now without further ado...here are a few little things you may not have known about me... 
{The blue indicates my answer to the question...}

DOG | CAT
ICE CREAM | CAKE
MORNING PERSON | LATE RISER
BEACH | CITY
INSTAGRAM | TWITTER (I have neither)
COFFEE | TEA
SWEET | SAVOURY
BOOKS | MOVIES
NIGHT IN | NIGHT OUT (I enjoy both...)
PIZZA | PASTA
SUN | SNOW (Snow is not really something we experience here in South Africa...but I generally hide from the sun...)
SUMMER | WINTER
AUTUMN | SPRING
BREAKFAST | DINNER
CITY | COUNTRYSIDE
NUTELLA | PEANUT BUTTER
BATH | SHOWER
PANCAKES | WAFFLES
DINE IN | TAKEAWAY
SUNRISE | SUNSET
SATURDAY | SUNDAY
FLATS | HEELS
CAKE | CAKE POPS
NAVY | BLACK
SCARY MOVIE | HAPPY ENDING
STRIPES | POLKA DOTS
SWEET TEA | UNSWEET TEA
HUNTER BOOTS | BEAN BOOTS (Neither...)
EARLY BIRD | NIGHT OWL
SNEAKERS | HEELS
LEFTY | RIGHTY
SWEET | SALTY
SMOOTHIE | SODA
NEUTRALS | COLORFUL
ONLINE SHOPPING | IN-STORE SHOPPING
VEGGIES | FRUITS
TV SHOW | MOVIE
AIRPLANE | ROADTRIP

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS?
Ireland, Italy, China, Austria, America
FAVORITE CITY VISITED:
I actually don't have a favourite...but I am quite enjoying living in George...{{smiles}}
PLACE YOU'RE DYING TO VISIT: 
Ireland...
NEXT TRAVEL ADVENTURES:
My hope is to visit my dad in China in June... 

 
 NAME AND AGE: Kelly-Anne, 21
WHERE I WAS BORN: Cape Town, South Africa
AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: I am really shy but usually hide it pretty well.  Once I get to know someone and feel comfortable around them...well, then I am far from shy!  {{smiles}}
DREAM JOB: Wife, Homeschooling Mother, Owner of a gift/decor/baby shop
CURRENTLY LOVING:  Being able to drive!  I got my Driver's license on Monday and oh my...what a joy it is to have my own wheels!  {{Smiles}}
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My family.
SOMETHING YOU WANT TO LEARN: I would love to be make all my own clothing...there are so many beautiful patterns I want to try but require skills and techniques.
 A TREND YOU REFUSE TO TRY: To be honest...I don't keep up with trends! 
FAVORITE COLOR: Pink and Mint
FAVORITE SMELL:Vanilla, Rose, Coffee
FAVORITE MUSIC GENRE: Celtic
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Hot would be coffee...cold would be water.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: English
BIGGEST PET PEEVES: Cliques...
FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD:  Probably homemade pizza topped with basil and avocado...
FAVORITE SWEET FOOD:  Something I seldom indulge in...waffles and ice cream
FOOD I CAN'T STAND:  Oysters. I can't imagine actually eating one...  That and sushi... 
FAVORITE TAKEAWAY:  I actually don't really eat take away food...
MY SPECIAL TALENT: I have a phenomenal long term memory...  But my short term is terrible...especially if it happens to be a dreaded chore!  {{Winks}}
FAVORITE HOLIDAY: Christmas!
FAVORITE MOVIE:  Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightly.
CHILDHOOD DREAM JOB: I wanted a stud farm - my dream was to breed warm blood horses. 
FAVORITE TV SHOW: When Calls the Heart
FAVORITE FAST FOOD:   I don't really do fast food...
FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SNACK: I really try not to snack at night...if I do, probably a home baked cookie and a cup of tea...or a bowl of popcorn...
FAVORITE FLOWER:  Rose or Antirrhinum

I'D RATHER LIVE WITHOUT: 
WIFI | COFFEE (Seriously...I have to choose?  NEITHER!!)
PHONE | COMPUTER
WEEKENDS | HOLIDAYS
SUGAR | BREAD
EMAIL | INSTAGRAM
MUSIC | BOOKS

ALL ABOUT YOUR MORNING ROUTINE:

I USUALLY WAKE UP AT: 6am...sometimes 6:30am depending on what time I went to bed the night before...
AS SOON AS I WAKE UP, I: Go into the house and make coffee for Mom and myself.
MY GO-TO BREAKFAST IS:
THE TIME IT TAKES ME TO GET READY: Depends whether I am staying home or going out.  If the former, about 15 to 20 minutes...if the latter, more like 45 minutes...
THIS PUTS ME IN THE BEST MOOD:  Listening to music...
PRODUCTIVE OR UNPRODUCTIVE?: Very productive

ALL ABOUT YOUR NIGHTTIME ROUTINE:

STAY IN | GO OUT
EAT IN | EAT OUT
FAVORITE NIGHTTIME ACTIVITY: Watching a good series.
HAVE TO DO BEFORE BED:  I like to read a Psalm before I switch off the light.
GO-TO SNACK: I prefer to stay away from snacks after 7pm.  But if I really need a little something...a cup of tea and a homemade cookie.  Or a bowl of popcorn if I am watching a movie.
USUALLY I GO TO BED AT: Between 9 and 10pm
PRODUCTIVE OR UNPRODUCTIVE?: Usually unproductive
GOOD READ | GOOD SHOW (That said, should get into a really good book...I find I cannot put it down...)

THE LAST THING...

I LISTENED TO: I can't actually remember...  But probably Lord I Need You by Matt Maher.  I have this song playing several times a day.  A current favourite...
BOOK I READ: Oh dear...it has been awhile since I read...  It was Where Hope Prevails, a Christmas gift from my sister.
THING I ATE: Does coffee count?
SHOW I WATCHED: When Calls the Heart
TRIP I WENT ON: A two night stay in Greyton in the Overberg while my dad was out from China...

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I would love to see your answers to these questions, sweet friends!  Feel free to share in a comment below or in a blog post...  {{smiles}}

Blessings to you, sweet friends...  

13 comments:

Olivia Bell said...

Oh, dear friend your new blog design is lovely! {{smiles}} It's so pretty and feminine, your friend did a superb job! And I loved the post and hearing all of your answers, some of them I didn't even know, hehe! I love your new photo as well, you are so pretty. {{smiles}} Many hugs to you,sweet friend!

Delvalina Wright said...

Dear Kelly - Anne,

What a beautiful blog you have - I love floral watercolor! Thank you for stopping by, it's very interesting that your last post helped me to know you little bit :D
I started the show but since them I never finish even the first episode haha :D but it seems intersting, I just don't have time to watch by myself, I usually do with my husband.
It was nice to come to your blog and it's always nice to meet people around the world through blogging.

I hope you have a beautiful day!
Love,
Eva

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I enjoyed getting to know you better through this fun questionnaire! Sweet Elisabeth! I've gotten to know her better on Instagram, and she shares the loveliest thoughts and pictures. What a gorgeous job she did of your blog page! I just love the flowers, and design! I see we share a lot of similarities, coffee being one of them, ha! I don't care for take out food either. And being in the country is my favorite place to be. Blessings to you sweet friend, and congratulations on getting your driver's license :)

Margie said...

First, congratulations on getting your driver's license! I'm also liking your simple, but elegant blog design. I enjoyed reading your fun Q & A and learning something new about you.

Mari said...

This was a fun one! I enjoyed getting to know you better.
You are beautiful, inside and out - and I love the new look here too!

Paige said...

This was such a fun way to get to know you a little better! :D And now I want homemade pizza...;) You new blog design is wonderful; Elizabeth did a great job. I like this picture of you too. ^_^ Hope you're having a lovely weekend and enjoying plenty of coffee!

Bonnie Smithies said...

I loved reading your answers to the questions. And your blog design is just so beautiful! <3
Congratulations on getting your drivers licence! It's amazing being able to drive here and there!
Hope you are doing well, dear friend!
Hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the list. Marion drinks coffee,Marilyn drinks tea. We both love to read and collect books. We love music,especially Irish and 50's and 60's music.We are interested in genealogy. We watch "When Calla The Heart"and enjoy the old television shows. Marion's favorite color is blue where as Marilyn prefers pink.
Marion and Marilyn

baili said...

you have stunning place my friend and what hold my eyes was your beautiful face and lovely smile,
i did not find much difference between both photos your's and the rose below :)

Sylvia said...

Love this, Kelly-Anne, It's good to know you better. Hope you get to go to China to visit your father in June.
Have a blessed day!

Sylvia

Teri said...

Dear Kelly-Anne ... You have a beautiful space here. How sweet of Elizabeth to help with your blog. It is very, very pretty. Thank you so much for your visit to Homespun Cottage and for sharing your kind words. This was such a nice way to meet you with all that you have shared here. I hope that your weekend is filled with sweet pleasures and simple blessings. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

Ida said...

That was a lot of fun to read.

Red Rose Alley said...

It's nice to get to know you better, Kelly-Anne. A lot of your likes are mine as well. You have a pretty new blog design, and this is a sweet picture of you.

Wishing you happy May days.

~Sheri