Helloooooo! Its time for another - Ask the Housewife Series - .. thank you for sending in your questions.
Here they are!
I love your hair. I love bobs. Do you plan on keeping it short or growing it out?
Thankyou! I can’t really tell you if it will stay short or if I will grow it out. I like how easy a bob is.. but I miss a ponytail! So right now.. I am growing it out but a lot of times I cut my hair in the spur of the moment!
What was the last book you read and loved?
I hope cookbooks count!!
I have been reading and loving this cookbook my mom got me for Christmas. I think we are going to have a Election Night Dinner.. from some of the recipes in this book!
Does all your cats run free in the house? Don't you have problems with the hair?
Yes.. at this time, all the cats run free in our house.. and yes we have a lot of hair. So we do vacumn a lot. But we love the animals so its worth it to us!
Who did your blog design? I love the designs on all 3 of your websites.
Thank you ! I did it myself. When I first started blogging, I really had a cluttered looking blog. So as time went on, I decided that something more minimal and clean would look better. A lot of people love it and if you are interested in what I used.. just email me and I will be more than happy to help you. If you want me alone to do it.. then I will be more than happy doing it for a small fee.
I love to cook and wonder what is your fast go to meal?
Pasta.. always pasta. I ALWAYS have the items to make a big pot of speghatti with meat sauce with Garlic Bread. And most of the time we have everything needed for a salad. I can make a bang out pasta dinner in 25 minutes. I think its good if you keep little bins of products that you will need to make a meal in your pantry. Such as stuff for a pasta dinner, a taco dinner bin, and even a pancake bin that not only holds your pancake mix, maybe your maple syrup, and even a can fruit topping. It makes it really easy for nights when you are in a hurry.
I stumbled across your blog the night you talked about loosing your dad. It touched me. What has helped you cope with the pain?
Time and maturity. The older I get, the better I get at learning to cipe with everything. Prayer helps too. Its hard still but I still talk to him like he is still right here beside of me. It might make me look like a crazy person but I truly believe he can hear me.
Are your eyes really that blue or are you wearing contacts?
No, I don’t wear contacts. I have some reading glasses but I don’t even wear them most of the time. My dad has the exact same color eyes as I do. Guess its genetic.
What kind of camera and video camera do you use?
My camera broke and I still haven’t got one. I have been using my phone which works ok.. but really need to go out and get a camera soon!
What is your favorite all time foundation?
and for a little more high end foundation my favorite would have to be.
What is your favorite android app?
What Cds are currently in your car?
I have Kenny G, Christina Aguilera, Brittany Spears, and Pink in my cd changer
I want to maybe breed cats. Would you mind sharing how much you make with your at home business?
I am not sure if you are asking what I sell the kittens for or how much I make over all. But your right.. I really don’t want to discuss that on here. I don’t do it for the money though.. I do it because I love the cats and love making people happy by blessing their homes with an adorable kitten!
What is the hardest thing about blogging and being in the public?
Its not hard at all except for this 1 crazy woman who stalks me. But there is a big group effort going on to end her miserable online existence. I have made a ton of great friends through this blog and I wouldn’t change anything. I highly recommend blogging! =)
What is your normal nightly routine?
Once I am ready to head to bed.. I spend about 10-15 minutes picking up the living room.. make the coffee, make sure the doors are locked and the alarm is set. Then I normally enjoy a hot bath… when I get out, I get the clothes ready for the next day and then I normally give the kittys their late night meal. After that.. its time for bed!
How did you and your husband meet?
We met through our mutual friend Jeff. I was in the relationship from hell, and he kept asking if I was happy. I lied each time he asked.. He told our friends he was going to marry me long before our first date. He finally asked again if I was happy.. I told him no.. and from that point on.. my life changed and now I am so happy that I have to pinch myself sometimes to make sure its not a dream!
I am an old friend from Indiana, will you ever move back?
I hate to say never because that’s a big commitment.. But I will say.. I seriously doubt it. I grew up there.. I still have some family and friends there but its just not for me. A lot of people always say they hate it in their home towns but never leave.. I knew it was best for me to not stay in that environment.
What was your favorite subject in school?
I liked English and Language a lot but my absolute favorites was Government and Art.. What a combination huh!
I have the cat from hell who tears up my house with its nails. Any suggestions how I can stop it? Otherwise I am going to have to find another home for him?
I don’t really recommend declawing cats. Its very painful for them and I am just not a fan.. A good scratching post and a water bottle will do wonders. But I understand you can’t always be there.. so you can use alumin foil on the areas you don’t want them scratching on and eventually they will learn to not use that as their scratching post. Also trim their nails where they are not so sharp!
Are you really French? Do you have an accent?
Yes, I am really French. My grandfather was so proud that you could trace our family back over 250 years. I do not have an accent.. being I was born and raised here!
Do you really think its right to put your political thoughts on your blog? I bet in doing so, you loose readers.
If I lose a reader because I say I am voting for PRESIDENT OBAMA, then so be it. That’s my feelings and since its my blog.. I feel I can say it.
I really wanted to win those lip glosses. When is the next giveaway?
Well the current giveaway is the $500 Cash Bounty Giveaway. Check it out if you good at detective work.. I could really use all the help I can get. I am also starting another giveaway up within a week or so. Sorry you didn't win the lip glosses.. I wish I could just give one to everyone but I can't do that! Good luck with the next one!
Why is some of your Perisan Cats Flat faced and the others look like regular cats?
Because some Persians are flat faced and some are doll faced. I have a mixture of both.
Do you enjoy being a stay at home wife and mother?
Yes, I love it! I love home more than any other place on earth!
How do I start saving money with coupons as you do? I don't have a lot of income and need to start saving money on food. Any suggestions?
Get your Sunday Papers and start buying what’s on sale. That means planning your meals from the flyers in the paper. At the same time, start clipping coupons and then start matching the coupons to the sales. It takes a while but you will get the hang of it. I was using this huge binder but I really got tired of lugging that thing around the market with me. I still clip coupons but I do it at a smaller level now. If I save $15 on my weekly trip to the store then I feel good about it!
Why do you need someone to help you clean your home, when as a stay at home mom with only one child, that is your job? Isn't that a little indulgent and selfish?
This question came in from Stalker Girl.. I wasn’t going to put it on here but what the hell.. I’ll answer it.. My husband and I were having the discussion about it and with our budget.. we can afford it if we want to do it. It might be selfish in your eyes but to the family that I get to spend more time instead of cleaning.. its not so selfish. We haven’t hired anyone… yet.. and if we do.. its our decision not yours.
I love your blog!!! What is the best tip you can give to a new blogger like myself?
Be yourself. Write what you love about. Interact with other bloggers. Don’t worry about #’s on readers and stats. That will all come in time. And you should blog often!
Is your house full of decorations or is it minimal?
A little of both. We keep moving to bigger house to bigger house and this house needs more decorations but I like it the way it is!
Are you still being bullied by that person you use to always talk about or has it calmed down? My daughter is bullied all the time by her boyfriends ex girlfriend. I am really worried about her and don't really know what to do.
Yes.. Crazy Stalker girl is always lurking around.. bothering other bloggers.. writing mean and evil stuff about me.. but I am thinking its about to come to an end for her.. That is what the $500 Cash Bounty Giveaway is about. And I am amazed at the amount of feedback I am getting. Amazed. For your daughter, I say.. make police reports, document everything, get a restraining order and teach your daughter about self protection. Its awful when someone won't leave you alone and getting a lot of the support will help. Really sorry for your family.
My husband works a lot of hours like yours does. Its hard on our family and I see its hard on yours too. What are your thoughts?
\My thoughts are is that is SUCKS. I am thankful for a husband who has a great work eithic.. He is amazing at work but I miss him. I try my best to deal with it in a loving way. We talk a million times a day.. so we always know what is going on with each other when we are not together. Its just something you have to learn to live with.
Are you moving? I think I read that you and your family are moving soon.
No not yet. I keep thinking we are getting close to Florida but we are still here in the Carolinas till further notice! We will get there when the time is right!
Will you allow me to make payments on one of your cats?
I don’t generally take payments on kittens. For the right family I would consider it but its not the norm.
Thanks for sending in all your questions! I love them.. and in a month or so I will do another!