One :: SEWING
I have been sewing since I was a little girl. The first thing I remember actually making was a stuffed teddy bear for my BFF back in elementary school when she was moving away. I took pictures of us and ironed them onto the paws and belly. Now thinking about it, I should probably ask her if she still has it. I’d love to see my handiwork. I took a quilting class with my Momma back in middle/high school and I went to college with a sewing machine. But I didn’t “really” get heavy into sewing until the last few years. I’ve really found a stride with sewing clothing for me and my family of three. It’s been super awesome and liberating and I love putting a needle to some newly cut fabric.
Two :: COFFEE
In particular, iced coffee. I have an addiction to Starbucks Venti iced coffees, black, with cinnamon dolce flavoring. It’s so good. The flavor changes by season (because pumpkin spice or caramel brulee RULE) but the drink remains. I like hot coffee for my first drink in the morning and after that, I prefer a cold drink. Out of a straw. And if it’s not water or beer, it’s iced coffee. It’s a habit I cannot seem to break.
Three :: CROCHET
I actually started into the Etsy world by posting a white owl hat that I crocheted. Basically the first time I successfully made a hat. When someone bought it right away, the taste of making-for-money became too sweet…and I couldn’t stop. Without that first sale (thank you Jamie!) I wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m sure of it.
Four :: MARVEL
Before marrying Bennett, I never knew that I would become the super hero junkie that I am today. Before you get all angry and call me out on not being a big enough fanboy like you are…deep breaths. I’m not pretending to be the biggest fan ever. But I certainly do love me some Marvel characters. Louis does too. Last night, we went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron in the most packed theater I’ve been to in a long time. We even got a babysitter so we could go see it. And I made shirts for the both of us. I’ve seen so many shows and read so many books at this point that I know origin stories and political issues between so many fictional character it’s crazy. But I love it.
Five :: NSYNC
If you didn’t love the original boyband from the 90’s…you and I probably can’t be friends. Not joking. I have loved NSync forever now and am still holding out for a reunion tour. A little piece of me died when they didn’t have a skit/appearance on SNL’s anniversary show this year. But it’s all good, because I blast their Christmas album from November 30 until the day after Christmas every single year. I make sure to get a full blown amount of teen crooning. It feeds my soul.