Old School Blogging ~ March Edition

So I opened up Twitter yesterday afternoon and saw that I was tagged by Theta Mom and of course I followed the link to see what it was all about.

Old School Blogging! Yup… getting back to some fun basics. Stuff that we all used to do when we first started this blogging thing many years ago. Fun stuff like silly memes where we’d answer all sorts of questions about ourselves and then tag a bunch of other people in them and bounce around from blog to blog to see what their answers were.

Well, Heather from Theta Mom and Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life are bringing some fun back to blogging old school style and I am so very happy to say that I was one of the first people tagged! Pretty cool, right? They plan on having a monthly meme complete with a linky so we can all share a little bit of bloggy love.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #OSBlog on Twitter!

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?

Let’s see… 10 years ago was 2003. At that time I was the mom to 3 girls (8, 4, 1), working in retail, and never heard of blogging.

girls & I

This is the oldest pic that I could find of the girls & I that was halfway decent.

2. What 5 things are on your to-do list?

  • Pack for Florida
  • Clean the house
  • Figure out how to entertain a 3 yr old on an airplane
  • Find a good blog designer who won’t charge me an arm & a leg
  • Lose 10 more pounds

3. What are 5 snacks you enjoy?

Hmm… healthy or not healthy?

  • Cookies – preferably homemade chocolate chip
  • Cucumbers with garlic salt & pepper
  • Triscuits
  • Hummus
  • Brownies

4. Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire:

This one is easy!

  • Pay off my school loans and consider going back again
  • Set some aside for my kids college education
  • Buy a new house
  • Take a vacation

5. Name some places you have lived:

I have never left the great state of Michigan!

I’ve moved around the state a lot though. I was born in the metro Detroit area and lived in Taylor until I was 2 or 3, from there my parents built a house North Branch, and then once they got divorced the moving began. Holly, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Swartz Creek…. I finally gave up the moving thing and went to live with my dad in Lapeer and I stayed there until I was 19 or 20. After that I decided that Traverse City was a good place to live and I was there from 20 until 24. After that I moved one more time and I’ve been here ever since.

6. Name some bad habits you have:

I have a lot of bad habits! Geesh…

The one that I’ve had the most difficult time kicking is my love of Diet Coke… or Diet Dr. Pepper.

7. Name some jobs you have had:

Waitress, Jewelry sales clerk, Restaurant manager, Cake decorator, Baker, Bakery/Deli manager at Meijer, Systems Monitor, Tech support, UX designer, and Product Owner (similar to project manager).

8. Name those you are tagging for #OSBlog:

Jill, Jessica, Jen, Gigi, and Lauren.




12 Responses to Old School Blogging ~ March Edition
  1. Elaine A.
    March 8, 2013 | 11:38 am

    Oh, I love that photo! And you’re going to Florida? For pleasure I hope. And I love chocolate chip cookies too. THE. BEST.

    Thanks for linking up and so glad you tagged some people! Let’s keep OSB goin’! :D

  2. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired
    March 8, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    What a great idea! I love getting know to know people better through these types of things.

    How exciting that you are going to Florida! I hope your 3 year old ends up loving the plane ride and you have a great trip!

  3. Leigh Ann
    March 8, 2013 | 3:44 pm

    I think it’s so interesting how many people have stayed in their home state (me too). Kind of like we all just live our lives in our respective regions while everyone else does the same. I’m getting deep here.

    And yes, cookies.

  4. Andrea
    March 8, 2013 | 5:01 pm

    How fun! I did get away from memes last year, but do miss the fun and the visits from my blogging friends. 10 years ago I didn’t know about blogging either. It is amazing how big a part of my life and my family’s life it has become.

  5. Lolo
    March 8, 2013 | 6:24 pm

    I miss doing the OSB! Fun meme!

  6. Kerri @SavvyMomNYC
    March 8, 2013 | 9:44 pm

    Glad to know more about you! What a great idea!

  7. Lady Jennie
    March 9, 2013 | 5:38 am

    I love that picture of you and the girls, all in white. You know, not everyone can pull that off without looking all washed out, but you can.

    Do you really need a blog makeover? I do like your look, but I can understand if you want more oomph, I guess. I suppose mine needs it too, but I just don’t have the funds to do an overhaul, and I’m not even sure what I would want if I did.

  8. Robin | Farewell, Stranger
    March 9, 2013 | 9:54 am

    That’s a great picture!

    You’re the second person whose list includes packing for Florida. I’m jealous!

  9. Jen
    March 9, 2013 | 10:38 am

    You know, I too have never lived outside of the great state of Michigan.

  10. Kimberly
    March 11, 2013 | 8:32 am

    I am so jealous of you going to Florida! Enjoy and have fun!

  11. Emmy
    March 11, 2013 | 6:16 pm

    That picture is cute! And crazy for how much you have moved that it has all been in the same state.

    Do you have an iPad or phone? That is how we keep our kids happy on plane rides :)

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