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Happy Almost Spring – I’m Blog Partying!

March is coming in like a lamb around here {the lion showed up Sunday, a little early}.  I really do enjoy all of the seasons – Spring & Fall are probably close to a tie for my favorite, with Winter close behind.  My sister is hosting a Blog Party this week, so I’m linking up!! It’s always fun to “click” around and check out some other bloggers you might not have come across before.

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Lynnette has $500 worth of fabulous prizes to give away too…woo-to-the-hoo!  Here are my answers to some of the many questions she posed to get us started {I limited myself to 10}.

I guess I should start with a little background: My name is Lisa {duh}, I’m married to an Associate Pastor, mom to an 18-year old daughter {what?} and we are hopelessly enamored with our Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Riley.  We live in a suburb in a little house I like to call Buttercream Cottage….and thoroughly enjoy serving the Lord, DIY projects, college sports, playing games & otherwise hanging out together while & when we can.

How would people describe your personality? (If they could only use ONE word.)  Are they right?
Sarcastic? Noooooooooooo! Actually, my mama calls me her “reserved” child…and maybe I am on the outside – but if you could see the party in my brain, ha ha!
Be brave – tell us something very random and weird about yourself.
I rode an ostrich – and then I ate one {no, not the same one}! Well, I didn’t eat a whole ostrich, just a little bit, along with goat & alligator tail during a visit to Kenya. {I think I may have used this answer before, hmm.}
Do you have a strong desire to do something you’ve never done? What is it?
I think I should have learned to play the cello!
Books: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Biographies, True Stories, Self-Help, Devotional/Study? What are your favorite types of reading material?
YES! I like it all. In fact, I just realized I have started waaaaayyyy too many books and need to start finishing them off before starting any other new ones.
Music: Funk, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical, Film Score, Blues, Classic Rock, Crooner, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Techno? What are your favorite types?
Once more, YES! Although “Alternative” always cracks me up…isn’t every style/genre an “alternative” to the other ones? Screamo Rock & Rap would be my least faves.
If you could live anywhere at all (and take all your loved ones with you), where would you go?
A place where we could have mountains with beautiful fall leaves and lakes and lots of snow in the winter, beautiful flowers & gentle breezes in the spring, and a beach that gets nice and warm, but not too hot in the summer – is there such a place? {Oh, and when it’s not snowing, it has to rain at least 1-2 days per week}. Maybe my make-believe place is a cop-out.  Really, I can adapt many places, but dry depresses me and hot oppresses me, ha!
What’s something you consider yourself to be good at? (Don’t worry, it’s not bragging, it’s acknowledging a God given gift).
Cooking – I don’t make up too many of my own recipes (except out of necessity because I’m allergic to onions & garlic), but I’m pretty good at knowing something is going to taste great by just reading the ingredients!
What is one of your favorite things to catch a whiff of?
Fresh citrus!! I close my eyes and take “a moment” every time I use it in my kitchen.
If money wasn’t a factor, what stores would you shop in?
I’m tall {& curvy}, so any clothing store where things would fit me!!!! Furniture & Design Stores, Cooking Stores, The Apple Store {as I type this on my PC}, Car Dealerships & Travel Agencies :)!
What are your favorite animals?
Dogs and…giraffes {except I saw 2 male giraffes fight recently on tv, it was shockingly brutal!}
There! Now I can go link up and check out sissy’s other blogging chums…come join in if you want, let’s party!!
Update @ 11:39 AM: Now I’m going to answer an 11th question…Confession about a weakness that I have??? Perfectionism!  I expect excellence from myself {and fail so often}, and so I often expect way too much from others, also.  Case in point: I have edited & reposted this post at least 5 times.  I am a very visual person and it was visually boring me with no pictures.  So, I changed it up a bit. {I shall not touch it again! – Okay, so I lied….I found some pictures finally :)}

Have a Beautiful Day {especially if it’s Crazy}!

26 thoughts on “Happy Almost Spring – I’m Blog Partying!”

  1. Hello my "reserved" daughter…with the "party going on in your brain!" I loved your answers to these questions.You know I still cannot believe you have traveled so many places…and done so many things! Riding the ostrich…and then eating one! That was so funny. The look on your face in the picture was priceless! You really should have posted it.Yes, you are a very good cook! And gifted in so many ways. And a talented decorator and so very stylish.Ministry is high on your list, as it is with your hubby..and you have been blessed with a daughter who loves to help people too. May God bless you all in His service, as you impart grace to others and share His love.You definitely have your wild side…and have brought lots of fun to our family gatherings. And I love all of your silly comments and statuses on Facebook. You light up my life….and I love you very mucho!Genuine is a good word to describe you! You are the real deal Lisa LaRee! You never have been fake in the way you present yourself to people. Genuine…through and through. (:>)Love,Mamasita.

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  2. Hi there Lisa!Oh corgi's how do I love thee! I had two a lonnng time ago and they are right at the top of my most favoritist doggies in the world:) Your perfect place sounds perfect to me! Will you tell me if you find it and I'll return the favor? 🙂 Have a crazy beautiful day!MichelleFaith on Fire

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  3. Hey Lisa! I am so glad to stop by here.. I don't know why I have never really been here before,,, being friends with Lynnette and all! Hmm?Anyhoo… I really enjoyed your answers to the Party questions..although… I do have one of my own for you…Did you eat the same Ostrich that you rode? :)Such a fun gal you are!Blessings,September

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  4. Hi there!Started to blog hop and found you.May you have a sweet Spring!I am so ready for this Spring.God Bless,d from homehavenPSYou have a sweetie for a Momma!

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  5. I love your blog and you are a delight! I loved reading the humor and heart throughout your Thoughts of Spring blog post. Thank you, ever so much, for sharing!

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  6. I got bit by an ostrich once. We were at a ranch feeding many exotic animals. The ostrich I was feeding "missed" the feed bucket and nibbled on my hand instead. It is one truly unique thing I can say. But I've never ridden one.

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  7. Hi Lisa! I'm blog hopping and enjoying the party going on! Your answer to the first question was by far the best I have seen! Love the "party in my brain" comment!

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  8. Woo-hoo, what fun answers to Lynnette's questions! I had never thought about an osterich being food, but in other cultures they see animals a bit different than we do. It was a joy to meet you and will continue to look forward to getting to know you, your sister, and yes your mamasita. =D~Cathy Kennedy, Children's AuthorThe Tale of Ole Green Eyes

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  9. Thank you for visiting and for the advice about promoting my birthday. Haha. I am the oldest child in my family and I am also considered the 'reserved' child.

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  10. I love it! 🙂 I also love rainy days and have never understood why people think they are depressing – I think they are cozy! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and saying hello – blessings!

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  11. I too am a perfectionist about some tings. Thanks for stoppiby by my blog. It's been nice to get to know Lynnette and her family a little better.

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  12. Okay, commenting again. I think I wasn't logged in last time and then I x'ed out thinking the log in screen was for something else. I've been brain farting a lot lately. ha!I think it's totally cool that you went to Africa. I'd love to do that – photographing a safari sounds like a BLAST! I would love it if a lion would chase us or something – (but then our super hero guide got us out of there). Sounds like an exciting adrenaline rush! ha!!!So, did ostrich, alligator and goat taste like chicken? I'm guessing the goat didn't. I'll bet it tasted more like beef – or venison. Yes? Sounds fun! I'd like to try them all!BTW, you look adorable on that ostrich! I can't believe a person can ride an ostrich. They seem to have such fragile legs – like they would instantly break. Well, better run! I'm going to try to visit everybody who links up which means I better get on the ball or I'll get overwhelmed. ha! Nah, it's all good. I'm enjoying meeting people.Love you sis.LynnettePS I'll make sure I don't delete this comment. :)PSS I did delete it so I could edit it because I said that I wanted a lion to "change" us instead of "chase" us. I wonder what lion would change me into? There's another Brain fart.

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  13. Thanks for commenting on my blog! You know, Southern Cali has almost all your qualifications for the perfect place to live.. except for the rain part. And you'd have to drive to get to the mountains (snow) or the beach, but it's all within an hour! And lots of citrus smells too!

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  14. Ha!..that's interesting that in Brieana's comment she said she thought your perfect place sounded like Southern California!…(since that is where you are from!) (:>)Love, Mom

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  15. Southern Maine sounds a little like your dream place to live. Although there aren't huge Mts. there are Mts. near by and the ocean is beautiful in the summer. And, snow is never a problem in Maine.

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  16. love the blog hop and loved reading your post….fun getting to know bloggers better…TeresaGrammy Girlfriend…For some reason blogger is not letting me comment

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  17. Starting books is a problem here too. I have tried really hard to finish more and recording my list on my blog really helps me do that.You did a good job on your final edit (which is the only one I saw)! :)Amy @ Missional Mama

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog. I had to go back a few pages to see your Bailey but it was worth it. She is beautiful! Must be the name 😉 Looking forward to following your blog!

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  19. That was so much fun to read! Thanks for the comment on my blog…. Your blog is awesome, I love the design!Have a blessed week!~Natalia

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  20. How cool that you rode an ostrich…and have also eaten one. Enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Blessings to you,KellyThe Beauty of Sufficient GraceP.S. Are you Lynnette's sister? If so, that makes you my adopted sister according to Mama Linda. =)

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  21. Your blog is soooo pretty! I love the design. In fact, I haven't seen many blogs that are this pretty! O_O Thanks for visiting my humble little blog- this party is just too much fun. You rode -and ate!- an ostrich. That's wild. And a good story to tell more than once! ;D Lovely to meet you!-Brianne

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  22. I {adore} giraffe's as well and I think riding an ostrich would be tons of fun! Glad I discovered your blog. Blessings~

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