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I've Been *tagged*

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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I've been tagged by a couple of folks, so I thought I'd play along.

First, Angie wants me to answer these eleven questions:

1.   How did you get started blogging & what keeps you doing it?
I started blogging after major surgery because I was bored.  I continue blogging because of the friendships and because I learn so much from y'all!

2.   What do you think makes you unique?
My twisted sense of humor!

3.   What's your favorite thing about yourself?
I'm fiercely loyal.

4.   Where do you see your blog in 5 years?
I have no idea.  I hope that it's about the same, but I want to focus a tad more on art.

5.   What's the best tip you've ever received about blogging?
Turn-off word verification!

6.   How does blogging affect your real life and vice versa?
Blogging rarely ever affects my real life.  Sometimes reading other blogs does because sometimes I'd rather do that than watch horror movies.  Real life impacts my blog because I usually blog about whats going on in my real life.

7.   What is something you're actively working toward and how are you getting there?
I'm working on getting my youngest daughter prepared for college.  I'm getting there through placing her in a good school, tutoring, and giving her opportunities to compete in horseback riding at a higher level.  She wants to ride for a college team.

8.   What is your absolute beauty must have, and why?

  I wear Clinique's CC Cream for the sunscreen and light coverage.  I don't wear any base with it.
I can see an improvement in my skin!

9.   If money wasn't an issue, what would you run out and buy right now?

A greenhouse!  :D

10.   What is one beauty tip you feel that everyone should know?

I have used the Clinique Three-Step System since I was thirteen.  It includes soap, then a chemical exfoliant, and moisturizer.  There is a system for every single skin type, and I started both my girls on it when they turned thirteen.  We all have pretty complexions because of these products.  They aren't cheap, but they last a very long time!

11.   Who's your freebie (if you're married-the one person/celebrity you can cheat with without it being cheating) or you're single, your number one celebrity crush?

Let me preface my answer by saying that I would never, under any circumstances, cheat on Mr. Art @ Home.  But I will say that my number one celebrity crush is:

Bruce Willis  ;D

Mary also tagged me with A TO Z questions.  

Attached or single?

Best friend?
I have several: Susan, Ellen, Barbara, and Ainslie

Cake or pie?

Day of choice?

Essential item?

Favorite color?

Gummy bears or worms?
worms, the sour ones!

Birmingham, Alabama

Aveda body lotions
I love the rosemary one and the lavender one

January or July?
July.  Definitely.

2 daughters, Shanley Belle, 20, and Shelley Angèle, 16

Life isn't complete without?

Marriage date?
March 19, 1988

Number of brothers and sisters?

Oranges or apples?

Being underground

I have several, but since there were beauty questions in the eleven questions, I'll leave you with this quote:

Reasons to smile?
Mr. Art @ Home's shenanigans.

Season of Choice?

Tag Five People.
Please, my lovelies....please answer these will be so much fun for us to read them!
Jolene, Patty, Beth, Andrea, and Grace
No pressure, if you want!

Unknown fact about me.
Although Alabama is my home, Arizona is the home of my heart.

lady peas

Worst habit?
frowning while reading

X-ray or Ultrasound?
I've had both

Zodiac Sign?
Taurus, but I don't put any faith in it....I think that you make your own destiny....

Today is Mr. Art @ Home's birthday.  I'll post some photos later.  I'm going to the studio this AM, and then coming home to bake treats and cook a fabulous dinner.  

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Happy Birthday Mr. Art @ Home!

    Bruce huh? :)

  2. LOL! Yeah I'd never be a cheater either, I hope that it didn't come off horribly, I just hear lots of married couples say "That's my freebie" and it's a person you know they'd NEVER actually have a chance to be with so they have no intention of cheating lol.

    I need to try the Clinique products, seriously. I've been very curious about the CC Cream. Thank you!

  3. I really enjoyed getting to know you better...I would still like Bruce Willis if he still looked like that!

  4. so fun to learn more about you
    Happy bday to Mr Art at Home :)

  5. Ricki Jill this was so fun reading.
    I agree about the Clinique Line It is a must to keep us younger, :)
    Fun fun Fun

  6. It was fun getting to know more about you! I like your choices and please, yes, turn off word verification everyone! Brenda at Cozy Little House helped me set up my blog--actually she set it up--and she had me do my settings on no anonymous comments and limited to 2 weeks within the post and I have never had a problem with spam being posted in those 2 weeks. I hate word verification. I go along with it for those who have it that are on my blogroll but if I fail it the first time, that it's.

    Happy July to you. I too am glad it's not January but can't wait until Autumn!

  7. I really enjoyed getting to know more about you. This was a lot of fun. I concur on Bruce Willis. I've loved him since Moonlighting. :) And Dolly's quote is so perfect! Have a great day, Ricki!

  8. We learned alot about You and I think we have to fight over Bruce now. I wish Your Hubby a Very Happy Birthday.

  9. Happy birthday to your hubby!
    I like apples better too!

  10. What a wonderful way to get to know you! I would totally get that gorgeous greenhouse too if money wasn't an issue!

    I just spent some time poking around your blog and it is so lovely! I am amazed at your paintings - you are so talented. I wish my studio was as clean as yours, my photography studio perpetually looks like a bomb went off in it. Oh well it gives me something to strive for! :)


  11. Aw, I love your answers! (Bruce Willis, eh? I can see the appeal)
    You're a Taurus? No wonder we get along! I'm also an Earth sign. :)

    Thanks for tagging! :D

  12. What a treat to hear more about you! I'm an ardent Clinique girl too. Everytime I try something else, I go right back C:

  13. It was so nice to meet you yesterday! I have hung the painting in my kitchen lounge area where I can look at it all the time. I think it is just beautiful.

    You certainly do have beautiful skin, so what you are doing is working!

    Hope your husband had a nice birthday.

  14. Oh- I LOVED all your answers. It is so fun to read these and I know most of us don't do it anymore. We may be missing out on something. lol Happy Birthday to your hubby-he shares it with MyHero. xo Diana

  15. Loved reading that Arizona is the home of your heart! Happy B-Day to the other Bruce!

  16. It's always fun to learn more about you!

    Happy Birthday to your husband!

  17. Got to say happy B'day to your other half, Bruce Willis made the name Bruce not gay for me..........just Great answers to some interesting questions............

  18. Oh, this was fun to read! Hey, Bruce is a good looking guy. I will answer this weekend. You really had some great answers.

  19. Alright, I played along. BTW... sour gummy worms are a must for long road trips in our house. ;P


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