Sunday, July 13, 2014

Future Blogger of America Learns to Pose

Time for the easy-peasy blogging Sunday link-ups.  Answer a few questions.  Show What I Wore Sunday.

First here's what I wore.    Elsa is learning how to pose for What I Wore Sunday pictures as well. FBA (Future Bloggers of America). 

Don't know why I'm leaning weird.

Shirt: Super old...maybe even from my aunt's closet which means it's from the 70's!
Skirt; Old Navy
Belt: Old
Shoes: Given to me
Elsa's Dress: Given to us
Elsa's shoes: ThredUp

1. How did you get your name?

I was named after my maternal grandmother. And, I have TWO first cousins who have little girls (one is still in utero) that have the middle name "Amelia" named after that same grandmother.  When I was growing up, I knew NO ONE named Amelia.  No One.  However, in the past 15 years or so, the named has really gained popularity.  I'll never forget the first time I ran into a little kid named Amelia.  It was over 10 years ago, at the playground, and I kept hearing a dad calling his little girl "Amelia."  It was pretty surreal, because I've NEVER heard anyone say the name "Amelia" and not be calling ME.  NEVER. Since then, I've ran into a few other Amelias and it's still weird.  I can't get used to not being the only "Amelia" around. 

My middle name is Marie, and I was named after the Blessed Mother. 

2. Do you have a set time for prayer in your day?
We say prayers at night with the kids.  Otherwise, not so much.   I've been trying more to pray throughout the day.  Usually if I need something  Dear Lord, please don't let me kill anyone today or St. Anthony, help me find the wallet (St. Anthony failed us, we never did find it and are in the process of replacing everything).    And, I tend to read a lot of prayer requests...on blogs or facebook, so I try to say a quick prayer for the person right then and there (otherwise I will forget). 

3. Did your mom work or stay home (or both)?

She stayed home.  Although she worked at home as a writer.  She published this book when I was in middle school and this book when I was in high school.  And, she has since published several more books

4. Do you vote?

Most of the time, yes.  I'm not crazy about the voting push that everyone does though.  I hate it when people are all, vote, vote, vote, it doesn't matter who you vote for, just vote.   First of all, it DOES matter who you vote for.   

I tend to think that people should only vote if they are generally informed.  I've skipped voting for questions on polls because I didn't feel like I could make informed decision. Oh...and if you're voting for the wrong man or woman, STAY HOME.  <wink>

5. What's your favorite drink?

Water is what I drink 99% of the time...but I really enjoy a good glass of wine, a frozen latte or a good cup of coffee.  I drink those  rarely.  I'm not a huge fan of things like soda, lemonade, iced tea, juice, etc. 

6. How are your photography skills?

I think they are fairly decent for someone who only owns a simple, point and shoot, digital camera.  I do know some good photography tricks (using light, angles and distance that help take decent photos).   But, I don't have a fancy-schmancy camera so I haven't put too much time into learning.   Someday I would like to. 

So..that's all for now.  Happy Sunday!

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  1. I have ALWAYS loved the name Amelia. I totally get where you're coming from with the hearing your name when you're out!

  2. I hear my name all the time, but not because people name their children my name. Everyone my age was named Christine or a variation of it, so people didn't use it for their children. Perhaps there will be lots of us in the next generation, when our kids are naming our grandkids. :) Amelia is a beautiful name.

    Gotta say, knowing about fancy schmancy photography is overrated. I know about it since I had a photography business, and you can take lovely photos with a point and shoot or a phone. I rarely, as in a couple times of year, use my fancy camera manual settings. I mostly leave it on the automatic setting. Kids will simply appreciate having their photos taken, regardless of the quality.

  3. Amelia is a great name. I love your skirt - it looks super good on you.

  4. Amelia you look so great! This is my favorite wiws on outfit of yours. :) (hmm that's a little weird I think but I'm going with it...) I am the same way on voting. :)

  5. Oh and I went to college with a girl named Amelia and I had never met one before so that stuck with me. But you'e right, now it is everywhere. :)

  6. Ah, Elsa is the funniest! What a winner :)

  7. I have a little niece named Thisbe Amelia, but other than that, you're the only one Ive known! TB

  8. I've always like the name Amelia. My name is not rare if you spell it with an E. But my name is spelled Aileen. All my life I've gotten weird variations on spelling and pronunciation. It's a pain but I do like it spelled with an A.

    First time commenter, btw. :)


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