Spotlight Saturday

My dear friend Ange from The Blooming Hydrangea chose me to participate in a game of blogger ‘spotlight.’  I’m supposed to answer the 11 questions Ange came up with and then choose 11 bloggers who have to answer the 11 questions I come up with.  Sounded like fun to me.

1.   What are your favorite pizza toppings?

I like vegetarian pizza…so mushrooms, olives, onions, tomatoes etc.



2.   If you could swap lives with someone for a day, who would you choose and why?

That’s a really good question…I’m not sure who I would trade with or if I would want to.

My Husband said: “I would trade with you so I could see what it was like.”

My youngest Daughter said: “I would trade with big Sis,” with a giggle.

3.   Do you drink coffee?

No, and let me tell you after spending time with my friend who does, I’m pretty sure we save a LOT of money by not drinking it.

4.   If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?

This is another hard question.  I have yet to visit Australia or Hawaii, but have always wanted to go there.  I also would love to go to Europe.

Source: via Gloria on Pinterest


5.  What was your favorite book as a child?

Mom, can you help me out with this question, please.  I don’t remember one in particular.

6.   If you were a color crayon, what color would you be?

First I have to tell you what my Son said to this question, “That is NOT possible so I’m not answering.” lol  I LOVE ALL colors, but right now I’m really into blues.



7.   Best thing of 2011?

Beach in Puerto Rico.

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8.   Are you an early bird or night owl?

NIGHT OWL, NOT a morning person!

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9.   Do you prefer a bath or a shower?

Depends, if I want to relax I like to soak in the tub.  Otherwise I’m a shower girl.

Read more about taking time for yourself here













10. What is your favorite childhood memory?

Ange, you are making me really think here…hmmm.  I would say family vacations and Christmas.  I foresee a heart warming post in the future about this. 😉











11. What do you want to be when you grow up?   😉

I want to be a Mother who can look back on her life and see the fruit of her labor.  I want to be the best Grandma possible for my grandchildren.  I hope I can visit my kids often and that my children will have close ties.

Source: via Wendi on Pinterest



Thank you Ange for ‘spotlighting’ Family Brings Joy.  If for some strange reason you have not visited Ange’s blog, you are missing out.  She is so talented in her home and will provide hours of inspiration.  I have a new found respect for her as she openly shares her battle with Anxiety.  You can read part 1 here and part two here.  I adore how her bedroom is coming along too!  I never would have thought of painting furniture that color but is is stunning!  Recently her Husband joined in and wrote a post for her blog…it is hilarious!  I could go on and on, but I won’t.

Bloggers I’m choosing to play Blogger Spotlight are:

Carissa from Brown Eyed Fox

Amy from Coffee With The Mrs.

Jen from Waiting for the Circus

Maria Hoagland from Maria Hoagland, LDS Novelist

Courtney from Courtney Kirkland

Jenna from Made More Beautiful

Mellisa from Getting all my Ducks in a Row

Julie from Dutch Being Me

Stephanie from This One Click

Angela from Button Bird Designs

DKL from Daddy Knows Less

My Questions:

1. Canon or Nikon?

2. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

3. What is your love language? {Acts of Service, Gifts, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time or Touch}

4. What do you love best about your spouse or child? {I’ll let you choose who you feature}

5. What movie has impacted you recently and why?

6. Is it possible to have too much money?

7. What would you do if you were invisible?

8. What value is most important to you? {Examples: Commitment, Compassion, Courage, Gratitude, Honesty, Patience, Responsibility, Respect, Work etc.}

9. How would you feel to be all alone without any family?

10. Do you think the Olympic games encourage peace?

11. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

**You must post the rules
**Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you; then create 11 questions to ask the people you’ve tagged
**Tag 11 people and link them in your post
**Let them know you have tagged them

How about you, my fabulous readership…want to answer any of the above questions?  I would love to hear your answers as well! 😀

Your Family is Always in the Spotlight HERE,


  1. I agree with your answers…especially that veggie pizza. YUMMY!
    Shasta Farrar recently posted..What I Did To My Big Blank Wall…Part 2

  2. oh how neat!
    i always love these!

    i had veggie pizza last night. 🙂
    love it too!

    thanks for the tag… it’ll be fun.
    carissa… brown eyed fox recently

  3. YAY SHAN! I’m so excited to be included in this!! How fun and delightful that you thought of me! It could take me a few days to get it together, but I will for sure! 🙂
    P.S. I too like veggie pizza! Have a great weekend!
    Jen DZ recently posted..I Can Do it All on my Own!

  4. I loved reading your answers and learning more about you! thank you for tagging me!

  5. Cheryl Beaty says

    I can’t remember a specific name of a book but I think it was probably a Dr. Seuss book. I remember reading a lot of Dr. Seuss books to you. Sorry, my memory is fading. Love, Mom

  6. Shan!! Thanks 🙂 Here’s the link to my responses, though I took a little liberty. Boy, you ask tough questions. At least you made me think, even if I didn’t answer out loud 🙂


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