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Monday, September 24, 2012

Have y'all met Jolene @ With A Little Help From My Friends?  I love her blog, and she is a very neat, sweet person.  Plus she knows how to do everything.....

Anyway, she won a blog award, and although I don't normally accept blog awards, I thought it would be fun to tell you eleven random things about me and answer Jolene's questions.  :D

Eleven Facts About Me

1.   I change my hair color all the time.  From very light blonde, to dark red, and everywhere in between, but never dark brown.

2.   I love to read, and I have loved it since I was a little girl.

3.   I have always hated shopping unless it involves a book store.  My friends refuse to shop with me because I'm so impatient!

4.   Mr. Art @ Home thinks that I could open a restaurant centered around my egg recipes.  ;P

5.   I have always wanted to live in Tuscaloosa my entire life.  I especially want to move there now since it's where my daughter goes to college...

6.   I would love to go back to school and get my MFA in book Tuscaloosa....

7.   I am thinking about making drastic changes to my blog.

8.   My friends think I am a witch because I am always predicting stuff.  They always say, "Don't say it because it will happen."  :/

9.   I miss Arizona, and although Alabama is home to me, I will always be a Zonie in my heart!

10.   Olives make me gag.

11.   I love riding bikes.

Now for the fun part...the Q & A

1.   What is your favorite color?

2.   If you had a song that would fit your life, which song would it be?
      Mr. Art @ Home has traveled quite a bit in his career, but not so much in recent years.  When he was away last week, I kept thinking about this song:

Owl City Vanilla Twilight

3.   Do you eat breakfast in the morning?
      Yes, it's my favorite meal of the day.  My oldest daughter is also a morning person, and one of our favorite things to do is going out for breakfast.

4.   Dresses or pants?

5.   Favorite Artist? (this would be music, performer, or actual art.)
      Abbott Handerson Thayer


The Virgin, 1893

6.   Where is one place on earth you have always dream of going to? 

7.   Dog or Cat?

8.   Do you believe in Angels?

9.   What is your favorite flower?


10.   What book would you recommend people to read? 
        The Book of John from the Bible if you've never read it.  Every word is so precise, it's amazing.

        I have so many books I love, it would be difficult to recommend just one, but if you've never read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, you are truly missing out on a great story.

11.   What is your favorite season and why? 
        Summer because everyone is happy!

Pop over and say hello to Jolene and read her answers!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Absolutely love the artist and the Book of John.

  2. loved this post, we are very similar!!

  3. I thought I noticed a hair color change in one of your profile pics! Daring lady!

  4. Drastic changes to your blog? As long as you are yourself, I think many readers will love it!

    Outlander is a great book too.

  5. Love your blog, not to drastic on your change I hope! After reading this I see we have a lot in common.

    Enjoy the evening.
    The French Hutch

  6. I'm so interested in Book Arts - what is this?? You'd be fantastic at it by the way! Outlander is one of those series that I've had on my list. I'll have to pick it up. Have you read "The Chaperone"? Reading it now. Can't put it down. I think you'd love it.

  7. That was fun to learn something new about you! By the way, I am currently reading Outlander because of your suggestion a while back & am really enjoying it!

  8. Thanks for the thoughtful words about me. I loved reading the 11 about you. Wow from Arizona to Alabama what a difference!
    I have never heard Vanilla Twilight but loved it. The painting you included...simply breath taking. I can see why this is your favorite artist. Thanks for participating.


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