Alphanumeric Blog Hop

I love the letter “i.” How can you not? I mean come on … without “i” there would be no I .. or me if you want to be grammatically correct. I’m super-duper excited to be participating in my very first blog hop. A few weeks back I took Shimelle’s online class “Blogging for Scrapbookers.” In the process, I made lots of virtual connections and discovered some cool crafty blogs. One of those oh so cool crafty ladies organized a hop and I gladly jumped on the train!  So welcome to all you readers who have hopped on over … Make sure you keep reading all the way to the end, there is a giveaway at the bottom! 

Now, back to the letter “i” and more about me! Here are two i-words that make up a huge part of who I am.  


My favorite brand of ice cream .. as
well as one of my all time
favorite flavors!

 Ice Cream: If I could only eat one more thing for the rest of my life, it would be ice cream — rocky road ice cream to be more precise. There are many mornings I wake up and want to eat nothing but a huge, heaping bowl of ice cream. And there are lots of mornings I let myself! I eat ice cream when I am happy. I eat ice cream when I am sad. I eat ice cream when I am lonely, frustrated, anxious or just bored. It’s a bit of an addiction if I were to be completely honest about it. But there are worse things to be addicted to, right? 

Independent: Being independent is never a bad thing. But there are times I consider myself independent to a fault. I crave spending time alone. With my job sending me to all points on the globe, I have an abundance of alone time in hotels, taxi cabs and restaurants. Coming from a big family I have always assumed I was independent because each child had to pitch in to get the work done. Now, as an adult, I think I’m independent because in an attempt to escape the chaos (happy chaos, by chaos none the less). I wanted to be able to function all on my own, enjoy quiet time and escape the madness. Now, I’m almost need, more than crave, the alone time. I rarely ask for help, which can be bad. My poor husband is all about quality, couple’s time, and I personally can only handle so much of that. It makes me feel like I’m locked up in a very small room, with no way out. But I’ve also accomplished some pretty amazing things because I’m so strong willed and independent. Not bad, if I do say so myself.

The next stop on the hop is This Little Life Of Mine. But before you go, leave me a comment. Tell me what you favorite “i” word is. And if you do, you’ll be entered to win a box of scrapbooking goodies. I’ll be stuffing a flat rate box full of crafty goodness and I’m happy to ship it anywhere in the world. I’ll pick a winner sometime late Monday night (April 18). If you get lost or missed one of the blogs in the hop, here’s a link to everyone who is participating. Enjoy!

I Speak Melsh
BE Glorious
Captured On Film
Chatty Crafty Arty Pig
Creating Room
Curiouser and Curiouser
Daily Life – Bits and Pieces
Deb’s World
Den’s Crafty Diary
From High In The Sky
Gallo Organico
Ginger’s Life Of Spice
Handmade By Kirsty
Havoc and Mayhem
Heather’s Scraps
Helena’s Creative Maven
Holaday’s Happy Hearts
Just Jimjams
K’s Crafty Corner
Life…As I See It
{Life Behind The Purple Door}
Lisa E Design Blog
Living Life One Blessing At A Time
Mary’s Musings
Michelle Loves…
Obstinate Pursuit
Over At Our Place
Paper Turtle
Peonies and Pennies
Random Reflections
Rosalind Revival
Scrap Dreams
Scrapworthy Lives
Staring At The Sea
Surefiredaisy Says
This Kalil Life
This Little Life Of Mine
Xnomads’ Blog


P.S. Today my daughter is officially seven. Though we celebrated her birthday last weekend, I wanted to tell her today, on her “real” birthday, that I love her. She’s the best girl ever and I’m so lucky to be her mama. We’ll be lunching with Ariel today at California Adventure!

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35 Responses to Alphanumeric Blog Hop

  1. Melissa says:

    I really like the idea of ice cream for breakfast! :>) A favorite “I” word is incredible, such an interesting word to describe an interminable amount of incidents! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  2. helena says:

    Totally agree with both of your I words

    another favourite I word is ideas – they always excite me

  3. K says:

    mmmm, ice cream!
    My fav I word is igloo, I have such fond memories of my dad building them outside the house in the 80’s when we’d got a decent amount of snow on the ground … its such a shame theres no photos of them 🙁

  4. debs14 says:

    Rocky Road ice cream….. yum!
    I’m going to choose ‘irresistable’ for my I word!

  5. Xnomads says:

    If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be ice cream! That question comes up a lot in our family because we are always doing those quizzes and 4 out of 5 people answer ice cream! It is the best! Happy blog Hop Sunday! : ) My favorite ‘i’ word is imagination!

  6. Miriam says:

    My favourite ‘i’ word is inclusive. I loved your post, interesting and funny.

  7. Jinnag says:

    I love your post, it says so much about you – I just love your spirit of independence. I think my favourite I word is “imagine” because it can take you anywhere you want to go. Jen x

  8. humel says:

    Happy birthday to your girl! 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining in my hop, love your post xx

    PS I think I’d have to pick ‘imagine’ for my ‘i’ word – it’s such a starting point for all kinds of exciting opportunities!

  9. jillconyers says:

    Great read. I’m participating in the the 52 week project too 🙂

    Happy birthday to your daughter.

  10. furrypig says:

    I love Icecream too! I also enjoyed your I post and wish your DD a happy birthday. For my favourite word, I am going to choose ‘invent’! xxx

  11. Sian says:

    My favourite I word might be “improbable” because then I start thinking about how to change it into “probable”. I like a challenge 🙂

    Happy Birthday to your daughter

  12. akilli melek says:

    think my favourite word would have to be Irrepressible.
    great post

  13. Karen says:

    Ice cream for breakfast–I never considered it, but when I was in high school one of my favorite breakfasts was a chocolate brownie. Hadn’t thought about that in years! Happy to find your blog. My favorite i word is imagination—you can go anywhere with it.

  14. scrappyjacky says:

    Love ice cream at any time.

  15. Tracy says:

    That icecream looks gorgeous. My favourite I word is igloo. I have always been fascinated that you can live in a house made of ice and actually be warm, lol.

  16. qwiksave says:

    I too love icecream but haven’t ever thought of it for breakfast… I like the word ‘Inspiring’ as I am constantly inspired by so many fabulous bloggers on the internet.

  17. Cheri says:

    I like ice cream and independent. I agree with many others that imagination is a fabulous “i” word. But I’m going to go with Internet because I’ve met so many Interesting people and get so much Inspiration and so many Ideas there!

  18. Jo.C says:

    After getting a bit too much sun today Ice s definitely my favourite word :0)

  19. Beverly says:

    Great post. Happy 7th to your daughter!!! My favorite “I” word is inspire…because so many things can inspire me but more importantly because I hope the choices I make and the actions I take in this life inspire others.

  20. Heather says:

    great post! I think impish is a lovely word – conjures up some naughty little person!!

  21. What a great post, mmm ice cream yummy. But I think my favourite word would be imagination. Because I need that word so I can create the next good thing. ~c~

  22. Angelfish says:

    Mmmm…ice cream!
    My favourite ‘i’ would be be iridescent:)
    Fiona x

  23. Wonderful post!… & ice cream for breakfast…such improvisation!!! I think that’s my favourite ‘i’ word…IMPROVISE!! sandi 🙂

  24. Jimjams says:

    Happy 7th birthday to your daughter 😀

    I think I’d have to go for “Illuminate” – it has so many meanings: to brighten or decorate with light(s), to clarify, to celebrate, to decorate – and it rolls around your tongue as you say it!

  25. Amy says:

    Life without ice-cream is not life is it? 😉

  26. Lisa Echerd says:

    Oh, I so agree with both your “I” picks! If I had to choose another it would be…Inventive. I always admire people who create new things based on their own or an Improvement on another person’s Ideas. – hey, I used three “I”‘s

  27. Ginger says:

    Tiger ice-cream and pizza, two of my favorite things, and I like the word Incredible 🙂

  28. Well, ice cream is pretty hard to beat, but I also really like indulgence an a quaint little inn.

  29. cate says:

    I think ice cream is a great “i” word – and ice cream for breakfast sounds like a great treat!

  30. I love ice cream and am very independent too – sounds like we’ve got some things in common! 🙂

  31. Michelle says:

    Gr8 post! Ur blogs cool and bright too! Love it! My fav I word has to be Iphone atm!!! I couldnt live without mine… {Ice cream is a very close 2nd place 😉 }

  32. Louisa-Jane says:

    I love the word indigo. It is a lovely colour and such a cool word to say…rolls off the tongue. 🙂

  33. Carrie says:

    Mmmm…icecream – I can’t think why I have never had it for breakfast before! My favourite I word would have to be “Interesting” – I use it a lot, and my aim at the moment is to make my blog more interesting!

  34. Denise says:

    Ice cream – yum – I like Indian – food! am late in posting as i’ve been away since the hop

  35. Clair says:

    I too could happily eat ice cream for every meal. Love it!

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