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  • SECRET SISTER 2010 QUESTIONNAIRE

    Okay, Sisters!  I've spent a bit of time gathering up the questions from previous rounds and compiling them, editing them, etc.  You will find them in my next post on this thread.  My suggestion is that you copy and paste the questions in your word processing program, take time to answer them, then copy and paste into this thread.  That way you won't feel stressed to hurry through them and will be able to give the questions some serious though.  This will ensure that you and your SS have the best time ever!

     

    Love,

    Santa's Elf

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    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS

    Married?  Tell us about your husband!

    Do you have children or grandchildren?  Tell us about them!

    What fun things do you like to with them?

    Would you like anything sent for your husband, kids or grandkids?

    Do you have pets?  What kind and how many? (Don't forget to include names!)

    PERSONAL/PAMPERING   

    How do you like to pamper yourself?  (By listening to a CD, watching a movie, reading a book, etc.?)

     

    What is your favorite flower?


    What is your favorite color?

    Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gels, or lotions?

    What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)?

    Favorite perfume?

    Are there any scents you really do not like?

    Do you use lip gloss?  What flavors/shades?

    Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike?

    Do you paint your nails?  Any colors of nail polish that you want?

    DÉCOR

    Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? 

    Do you decorate for Easter?

    Do you decorate for any other holidays?

     

    Do you like seasonal/decorative flags?  What size, small garden or larger porch/house?

     

    Do you like sun catchers? What type would you like? 

    Do you like candles?  If so, what scents? 

    Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? If so, what scents? 

    What are your favorite scents?  

    What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following?

    Kitchen –

    Living Room/Family Room –

    Bedroom –

    Bathroom - 

    Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size?

    Would you like a wreath? Indoor or outdoor and what theme would you want?

    Do you collect anything? 

     

    FOODS

    What do you like to snack on?  

    Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate?  Other favorite beverage?

    Do you visit any coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc?

    What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these?

    Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

    Nuts or no nuts?

    What is your favorite cuisine?

    What is your favorite meal?

    What is your favorite dessert?

    What is your favorite soup?

    What is your favorite appetizer?

    What is your favorite sandwich?

    What is your favorite bread?

    What are your favorite fruits?

    What do you dislike as far as food items go?

    Would you accept homemade food items?

    In the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery?

    Do you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.?  

    What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)???

    ENTERTAINMENT

     

    Do you use iTunes?

     

    What kind of music do you listen to?

     

    What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette)

     

    Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.?

     

    Do you watch movies?

     

    Do you have a DVD player? A VCR?

     

    What kind of movies do you like?

     

    Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own?

     

    What do you like to do for fun?

     

    What do you do to relax?

    Do you like going on family outings/day trips?

     

    Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon?

     

    Do you have a ladies night with friends?

     

    Do you have a family night?

    Do you like to read?

     

    What kind of books do you like to read? If so, who is your favorite author?

     

    Is there a book you have on your wish list?

     

    Would you mind a gently used book?

     

    Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different?

     

    What magazines do you subscribe to?

     

    Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like?

     

    Are you a gardener?

     

    Do you like sports? If so, what kind?

     

    Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support?

     

    Do you ever go fishing/hunting?

     

    Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc)

     

    Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other)

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have?

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you DO NOT NEED?

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    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS

    Married? yes Tell us about your husband!  He is currently taking a deisle tech program at the local community college, he loves to hunt, fish and on line game

    Do you have children or grandchildren? yes 2 Tell us about them!  DS is 11 and autistic in 5th grade, DD is 6 and in kindergarden, both love monster trucks and cooking

    What fun things do you like to with them?  we love to cook, read watch movies, sing and play games

    Would you like anything sent for your husband, kids or grandkids? sure  will leave it up to SS

    Do you have pets? yes What kind and how many? (Don't forget to include names!)just one toy poodle named Bo

    PERSONAL/PAMPERING   

    How do you like to pamper yourself?  (By listening to a CD, watching a movie, reading a book, etc.?) i LOVE to read,  listen to music and watch movies

     

    What is your favorite flower? roses and carnations


    What is your favorite color?
    blue

    Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gels, or lotions? shower gels, nothing with aloe please as i am allergic

    What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)?  rose, peach, honeysuckle, cucumber

    Favorite perfume? don;t ware perfume, prefure body sprays

    Are there any scents you really do not like? vanilla, anything musky or heavy scented

    Do you use lip gloss?  What flavors/shades? yes love Avon lip glosses in any shade

    Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike? no vanilla please nothing heavy or musky

    Do you paint your nails?  Any colors of nail polish that you want? no i don't  polish won;t stay on

    DÉCOR

    Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?   not really

    Do you decorate for Easter? no

    Do you decorate for any other holidays?  just christmas

     

    Do you like seasonal/decorative flags?  What size, small garden or larger porch/house? no  no outside to put them up

     

    Do you like sun catchers? What type would you like?   yes love them  prefure unicorns, butterflys or angels

    Do you like candles?  If so, what scents?  LOVE candles, any sent but vanilla

    Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? If so, what scents?   no

    What are your favorite scents?  

    What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following?

    Kitchen –  red and black with apples

    Living Room/Family Room – nutural tones

    Bedroom – blues

    Bathroom -  blues

    Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size?no thank you

    Would you like a wreath? Indoor or outdoor and what theme would you want?  no thank you

    Do you collect anything?   Unicorns, Barbies ( pink lable and up collectable) webkinz toys,

     

    FOODS

    What do you like to snack on?  pretzles, popcorn, dried fruit,

    Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot cholate?  Other favorite beverage? love gormete coffees, carmel or irish cream, peach teas, and hot chocolate

    Do you visit any coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc? only have starbucks here, not a big fan

    What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these?  chocolate, caramel, hot tamales, peach rings,taffy

    Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? either

    Nuts or no nuts? no walnuts or pecans  but everything else ok

    What is your favorite cuisine? italian

    What is your favorite meal?  lasanga, or prime rib

    What is your favorite dessert?  creme burle

    What is your favorite soup?  clam chowder

    What is your favorite appetizer?  spinich artachoke dip

    What is your favorite sandwich?  pastrami, hot with swiss

    What is your favorite bread?  100% whole wheat

    What are your favorite fruits?  peaches, strawberries,star fruit

    What do you dislike as far as food items go? PEAS, bell peppers, liver, my mothers cooking? ( just kidding)

    Would you accept homemade food items?  yes

    In the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery? we love 31 flavors baskin robins

    Do you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.?  yes  we love Mc D's, taco bell, wendys jack in the box, KFC

    What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from  (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)???  Applebees, Dennys, Sherries, Grannies, Outback, olive garden,  Stetsons( local place), Hamleys( local place)

    ENTERTAINMENT

     

    Do you use iTunes? no

     

    What kind of music do you listen to? anything but Rap

     

    What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette) CD

     

    Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.? yes we love games

     

    Do you watch movies? yes tons

     

    Do you have a DVD player? A VCR? DVD

     

    What kind of movies do you like?  action, comedy, adventure, family, sci fi/ fantacy, horror,psyco thrillers

     

    Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own?  farscape series, fraggle rock series, muppet show series

     

    What do you like to do for fun?  read, cook scrapbook

     

    What do you do to relax?  read

    Do you like going on family outings/day trips?  yes when we get the chance

     

    Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon? no

     

    Do you have a ladies night with friends? used to

     

    Do you have a family night?  no

    Do you like to read? no  LOVE to read

     

    What kind of books do you like to read? If so, who is your favorite author?  mostly sci fi / fantacy, paranorma romances, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alex Archer, Piers Anthony, Carrie Vaughn, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Kerrielynn Sparks

     

    Is there a book you have on your wish list?  way to may to list

     

    Would you mind a gently used book? would love one

     

    Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different? sure, would like to read more historical fiction or psyco thrillers

     

    What magazines do you subscribe to?  everyday with Rachel Ray, TOH, Autisum DIgest

     

    Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like?  not that i can think of at the moment

     

    Are you a gardener?  NO  i have a black thumb

     

    Do you like sports? If so, what kind? FOOTBALL, hockey, ice skating, gymnastics

     

    Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support? no  not really

     

    Do you ever go fishing/hunting? no but DH does

     

    Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc)  yes when i have the chance, just basic things ( am not very good)

     

    Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other)  scrapbooking, paining ceremacs, embrodery,

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have? i own a cricket so anything for that would be appreciated, anything for scrapbooking

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you DO NOT NEED?  can always find use for something  love to take old cards and use them in scrapbooking

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    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS

    Married? yes  Tell us about your husband! Wonderful guy who loves to grill, work around the RV and and drive his car.

    Do you have children or grandchildren? yes Tell us about them! 30 year old son with 1 daughter and 27 year old daughter with 3 girls.

    What fun things do you like to with them? They do not live near me.

    Would you like anything sent for your husband, kids or grandkids? Hubby like hats.... ball caps style

    Do you have pets?  What kind and how many? (Don't forget to include names!) Cody is our 4 legged son, a toy rat terrier. He is so spoiled,does not play with toys and loves Benefil treats or liver treats from Wal Mart

    PERSONAL/PAMPERING   

    How do you like to pamper yourself?  (By listening to a CD, watching a movie, reading a book, etc.?) Wow not even sure

     

    What is your favorite flower? Roses


    What is your favorite color?
    Burgandy today

    Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gels, or lotions? Have plenty

    What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)? Have plenty

    Favorite perfume? Have plenty

    Are there any scents you really do not like? many

    Do you use lip gloss?  What flavors/shades? Have plenty

    Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike? Have plenty

    Do you paint your nails?  Any colors of nail polish that you want? No

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    Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?  Yes, need window clings and small garden flag

    Do you decorate for Easter? Yes needs windows clings have PLENTY of flags

    Do you decorate for any other holidays? yes

     

    Do you like seasonal/decorative flags?  What size, small garden or larger porch/house? small garden flag

     

    Do you like sun catchers? What type would you like?  yes and not sure of type

    Do you like candles?  If so, what scents?  Yes, Yankee candle in Rose, buttercream and vineyard

    Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? If so, what scents?  no

    What are your favorite scents?   rose, vanilla gardenia

    What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following?

    Kitchen – burgandy and black and silver

    Living Room/Family Room – black and silver

    Bedroom – medium blue

    Bathroom -  burgandy

    Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size? only placemats

    Would you like a wreath? Indoor or outdoor and what theme would you want? sure but not sure where to put it as I live in an RV

    Do you collect anything?  6 to 8 inch nutcrackers

     

    FOODS

    What do you like to snack on?  cashews, trail mix, candy

    Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate?  Other favorite beverage? Only hot chocolate

    Do you visit any coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc? Yes but none here

    What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these? Chocolate

    Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Dark is there any other kind?

    Nuts or no nuts? nuts is fine too

    What is your favorite cuisine? Italian

    What is your favorite meal? varies

    What is your favorite dessert? varies

    What is your favorite soup?  varies

    What is your favorite appetizer? varies

    What is your favorite sandwich? ham and swiss on jewish rye or monte cristo from WDW

    What is your favorite bread? jewish rye

    What are your favorite fruits? all

    What do you dislike as far as food items go? spicy, hot, mustard, most veggies, thai, indian, wow it goeson and on I guess I am picky

    Would you accept homemade food items? sure

    In the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery? Yes but Dairy Queen is what is around here

    Do you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.?  Wendys, KFC mostly

    What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)???  Olive garden, Carrabas, Outback, local joints you may know of .....

    ENTERTAINMENT

     

    Do you use iTunes? es

     

    What kind of music do you listen to? Country mostly

     

    What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette) neither

     

    Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.? no

     

    Do you watch movies? dvds

     

    Do you have a DVD player? A VCR? dvd

     

    What kind of movies do you like? romance, comedy and some thrillers

     

    Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own? nope

     

    What do you like to do for fun? visit places, computer, crochet

     

    What do you do to relax? tv or computer or crochet

    Do you like going on family outings/day trips? yes

     

    Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon? yes short 3 day trips

     

    Do you have a ladies night with friends? no

     

    Do you have a family night? no

    Do you like to read? sometimes

     

    What kind of books do you like to read? If so, who is your favorite author? varies, type of book. Like CLive CUssler

     

    Is there a book you have on your wish list? no

     

    Would you mind a gently used book? that is fine

    Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different? sure

    What magazines do you subscribe to? RAchel Ray

     

    Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like? no

     

    Are you a gardener? no

     

    Do you like sports? If so, what kind? none

     

    Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support? no

     

    Do you ever go fishing/hunting? no

     

    Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc) have quilted in the past

     

    Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other) crocheting

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have? no, I have hooks

     

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    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS

    Married?  Tell us about your husband!

    I am married.  Have been since I was 18!  My husband is a TV repairman, working mostly side jobs now that he is retired.  He was my high school sweetheart. 

    Do you have children or grandchildren?  Tell us about them!

    I have one granddaughter who blessed me last year with my great-grandson.  Ginny is my best buddy.  We hang out and just have fun together.  She keeps me young!

    What fun things do you like to with them?

    We used to go to a lot of concerts, but now with the 10 month old, that doesn’t happen as frequently.  We so all kinds of things together—shop, take walks, have long talks.  She and her husband and their child live with us so it is  easy to spend lots of time with her.

    Would you like anything sent for your husband, kids or grandkids?

    Not necessary, but appreciated if you see something you think would be cool.

    Do you have pets?  What kind and how many? (Don't forget to include names!)

    Cookie is our 1 ½ yr old hound mix.  She is a SPCA rescue, and a very sweet dog most of the time.  I also have 1 parakeet (Frodo), 1 cockatiel (Bumper), two aquatic turtles (Dunkin and Donuts), two cats (Tiger Lily and Snackers – also SPCA rescues). 

    PERSONAL/PAMPERING   

    How do you like to pamper yourself?  (By listening to a CD, watching a movie, reading a book, etc.?)  I love to read big juicy books.  Mostly enjoy books that would be considered beach reads.  I love to get pedicures to pamper myself as well.

     

    What is your favorite flower?  Gosh, I never thought about this one.  I love all flowers.


    What is your favorite color?
      Red, without a doubt.

    Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gels, or lotions? Yes, love them!

    What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)?   Lavender.

    Favorite perfume?   I don’t wear perfume.  Just lotions.

     

    Are there any scents you really do not like?   No, I like most scents.

    Do you use lip gloss?  What flavors/shades?  Just regular lip moisturizer. 

    Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike?

    Do you paint your nails?  Any colors of nail polish that you want?  I do in the summertime.  I like subtle colors—nothing neon.

    DÉCOR

    Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?   No

    Do you decorate for Easter?  Yes

    Do you decorate for any other holidays?   Christmas and Halloween

     

    Do you like seasonal/decorative flags?  What size, small garden or larger porch/house? I don’t have any, but would like to.    I would like either size.

     

    Do you like sun catchers? What type would you like?    Love sun catchers.  Especially ones with birds on them.

    Do you like candles?  If so, what scents?    I am a candle addict.  All scents except for ones that smell like food  (for example, sugar cookies).

    Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? If so, what scents?    I’ve never used them but would like to try them out.

    What are your favorite scents?   Lavendar, vanilla also.

    What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following?

    Kitchen –  Blue and off white.  I have penguin pictures in there and am hoping to expand on the theme.

    Living Room/Family Room –  blue, tan, off white.  No theme really.  Whatever catches my eye ends up there.

    Bedroom –  Blue and white (I like blue walls, can you tell?)  Again, no real theme.

    Bathroom -    Am working on a rubber ducky theme there.

    Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size?  Placemats, yes.  Table runner—got a very nice one from my last SS that I use all the time, but another would be nice.  No table cloth.

    Would you like a wreath? Indoor or outdoor and what theme would you want? Yes, either and any theme that my SS chooses. 

    Do you collect anything?    I am beginning a penguin collection.  Not much there yet, so any penguins would be appreciated. 

     

    FOODS

    What do you like to snack on?    Fruit, crackers.  Trying to not eat much junk this coming year (the operative word here is “try”) 

    Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate?  Other favorite beverage?  Love coffee!  McDonald’s and Starbucks are my favorites.  Herbal teas and high on my list.  Not crazy about hot chocolate.

    Do you visit any coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc?    Yes, Starbucks! 

    What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these?

    Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Dark chocolate

    Nuts or no nuts?  No nuts

    What is your favorite cuisine?  Chinese

    What is your favorite meal?  Any seafood is way up there. 

    What is your favorite dessert?   Home made caramel cake.

    What is your favorite soup?   Corn and shrimp chowder that my friend makes.

    What is your favorite appetizer?   Battered and fried mushrooms!

    What is your favorite sandwich?   Panera Bread’s tuna on whole grain.

    What is your favorite bread?   Any whole grain bread

    What are your favorite fruits?   Strawberries, watermelon

    What do you dislike as far as food items go?  Snails and okra !  eww

    Would you accept homemade food items?   Which pleasure

    In the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery?   No, we don’t have either of those here.  I do like Dairy Queen.

    Do you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.?    Really don’t do fast food.

    What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)???   Ruby Tuesday, TGI Friday, Applebees

    ENTERTAINMENT

     

    Do you use iTunes?   Yes

     

    What kind of music do you listen to?   A variety—most anything really.  I love old country (Willie Nelson, etc)

     

    What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette)   CD

     

    Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.? Yes, with the grands

     

    Do you watch movies?   Yes.

     

    Do you have a DVD player? A VCR?   DVD player

     

    What kind of movies do you like?   Chick flicks, drama

     

    Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own? I would like to have “The Big Easy” on DVD.  I own it on VHS but we don’t  use that any more

     

    What do you like to do for fun?   Read, I used to quilt and am giving thoughts to gong back to it.  I am an avid bird watcher.  Have multiple families of Eastern Bluebirds in the summers.  Am working on being able to identify birds by their calls. 

     

    What do you do to relax?   Read.  Play on the computer (Farmtown on Facebook)

    Do you like going on family outings/day trips?   Yes, we go to the beach every summer with family.  Have been going since I was 5 to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, missing an occasional year to go someplace like Disney world.

     

    Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon? Sadly, no.

     

    Do you have a ladies night with friends? No.

     

    Do you have a family night? No, every night is family night.

    Do you like to read?   Love to read.

     

    What kind of books do you like to read? If so, who is your favorite author? Diana Gabaldon and Cassandra King are my favorites at the moment.

     

    Is there a book you have on your wish list?   The Help by Kathryn Stockett

     

    Would you mind a gently used book? No, I loved to have someone share books with me.

     

    Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different?   Yep.

     

    What magazines do you subscribe to? Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day

     

    Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like? Not that I can think of

     

    Are you a gardener?   No, we have a hard time growing anything in this old red Virginia clay.

     

    Do you like sports? If so, what kind? No—I watch the Olympics when they are on, but other than that, no.

     

    Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support?  no

     

    Do you ever go fishing/hunting? no

     

    Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc)   Want to get back to quilting.  And I really want to learn how to make the crocheted or knitted dish rags that so many of the Sisters seem to be making.  I have some, but would really like to be able to make my own.

     

    Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other)   No

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have?   Crochet or knitting how to  book and supplies.

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you DO NOT NEED?   I would be willing to try any new craft.

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    Paula aka Peacelover1950



  • Re: SECRET SISTER 2010 QUESTIONNAIRE

    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS

    Married?  Tell us about your husband!  I AM A WIDOW

    Do you have children or grandchildren?  Tell us about them!  DAUGHTER AND GRANDSON LIVE IN MINNESOTA. GRANDSON IS 12 YEARS OLD

    What fun things do you like to with them?

    Would you like anything sent for your husband, kids or grandkids?

    Do you have pets?  What kind and how many? (Don't forget to include names!)  NO PETS

    PERSONAL/PAMPERING   

    How do you like to pamper yourself?  (By listening to a CD, watching a movie, reading a book, etc.?)  LOVE GOOD CDS, ALSO LOVE TO READ

     

    What is your favorite flower?  ROSES, LILACS, MINATURE CARNATIONS


    What is your favorite color?
      BLUES, LAVENDARS, AND PURPLES

    Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gels, or lotions?  BATH AND BODY SHOWER GELS AND LOTIONS. I LIKE THE CHERRY FRAGRANCES AND VANILLA BROWN SUGAR.  I USE THE BODY BUTTER AS A GOOD FOOT CREAM.

    What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)?   CHERRY  FRAGRANCES AND THE VANILLA BROWN SUGAR

    Favorite perfume; CHERRY VANILLA OR NAVY COLOGNE AND LOTION

    Are there any scents you really do not like?  CUCUMBER MELON

    Do you use lip gloss? I WEAR AVON LIPSTICK IN A WINE COLOR OR RAISEN SHADE   What flavors/shades?

    Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike? 

    Do you paint your nails?  Any colors of nail polish that you want?  I DO IN HOME CARE WORK SO KEEP FINGERNAILS VERY SHORT AS I WASH MY HANDS A LOT.  NO NAIL POLISH.  JUST USE A LOT OF HAND CREAM.

    DÉCOR

    Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?  YES

    Do you decorate for Easter?  YES

    Do you decorate for any other holidays? 4TH OF JULY

     

    Do you like seasonal/decorative flags?  What size, small garden or larger porch/house?  SMALL GARDEN FLAGS AND I FLY AN AMERICAN FLAG AS MY HUSBAND WAS A VETERAN.

     

    Do you like sun catchers? What type would you like?  YES, YOU CHOOSE.

    Do you like candles?  If so, what scents?   VANILLA CANDLES, APPLE CINNAMON.

    Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? If so, what scents?  NO I DO NOT

    What are your favorite scents?  

    What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following?

    Kitchen – SIMPLE IN BLUES AND WHITES

    Living Room/Family Room –  I LIVE IN AN APARTMENT AND SEEKING SENIOR HOUSING SO AM NOT LOOKING FOR MUCH RIGHT NOW.

    Bedroom – I HAVE A FLEECE BLANKET WITH WOLVES ON IT.  I ALSO COLLECT NATIVE AMERICAN ITEMS

    Bathroom -  BLUES AND PURPLE TOWELS AND WASHCLOTHS

    Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size?  NONE

    Would you like a wreath? Indoor or outdoor and what theme would you want?  NOT AT THIS TIME AS I AM THINKING ABOUT MOVING INTO SENIOR HOUSING.

    Do you collect anything?  NATIVE AMERICAN THINGS, THINGS WITH LIGHTHOUSES AND GOOD BOOKS

     

    FOODS

    What do you like to snack on?  WOULD LOVE SOME HONEY ROASTED CASHEWS.  I LIKE THE LAYS KETTLE CHIPS IN THE PLAIN FLAVOR.  ALSO LIKE KETTLE POPPED POPCORN.  BEDTIME I OFTEN EAT AN ENGLISH MUFFIN WITH EITHER ORANGE MARMALDE OR STRAWBERRY JAM ON IT.  I PREFER OROWHEAT EXTRA CRISP ENGLISH MUFFINS.Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate?  Other favorite beverage?  HOT CHOCOLATE, DIET COKE, ICED TEADo you visit any coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc? What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these?   SALTED NUT ROLL, ONLY PLACE YOU CAN GET THEM IS MINNESOTA.   HERSHEY’S SYMPHONY BAR WITH ALMONDS AND TOFFEEDark chocolate or milk chocolate?   MILK CHOCOLATENuts or no nuts?  NUTS, I MENTIONED ABOVE ABOUT THE HONEY ROASTED CASHEWSWhat is your favorite cuisine?   MEXICAN FOOD, WITH MILD SALSA, BARBEQUED RIBS, SOME ITALIANWhat is your favorite meal?  BARBEQUED RIBS, WE HAVE A GOOD BARBEQUE PLACE HERE IN MY CITYWhat is your favorite dessert?  LEMON PIE, LEMON CAKE, ANGEL FOOD CAKEWhat is your favorite soup?  GOOD CHICKEN SOUP.  GOOD POTATO SOUP WITH NO SOUR CREAM.What is your favorite appetizer?  CHIPS AND MILD SALSAWhat is your favorite sandwich?  SUBWAY TURKEY AND HAM SANDWICHWhat is your favorite bread?  HONEY WHEAT BERRYWhat are your favorite fruits?  BANANAS, WATERMELON, CANTALOUPE, STRAWBERRIESWhat do you dislike as far as food items go?  CANNOT EAT REALLY SPICY FOODS AND AM ALLERGIC TO MUSROOMS, CRANBERRIES, AND AVOCADOWould you accept homemade food items?  YESIn the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery?  NONE OF THOSE HEAR ME.  WHEN I WANT ICE CREAM I GO TO MACDONALDS FOR A CONEDo you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.?   BURGER KING, MCDONALD’S, TACO BELL.What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)???   BLACK BEAR DINER, SUBWAY,

    ENTERTAINMENT

     

    Do you use iTunes? NO

     

    What kind of music do you listen to?  COUNTRY, WILLIE NELSON, RAY PRICE, GEORGE STRAIT, DESPISE GARTH BROOKS, TAYLOR SWIFT

     

    What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette)  CD

     

    Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.?  PLAY GAMES ON FACEBOOK

     

    Do you watch movies?  JUST ON TELEVISION.  I LOVE TO WATCH NCIS, NUMBERS, AND THE FOOD NETWORK.  ALSO LIKE TO WATCH DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER.

     

    Do you have a DVD player? A VCR?   VCR

     

    What kind of movies do you like?  ANY KIND BUT HORROR MOVIES AND SCIENCE FICTION. 

     

    Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own?

     What do you do to relax?  READING.  MY FAVORITE AUTHORS ARE BRAD THOR, VINCE FLYNN, AND ROBYN CARR.

    Do you like going on family outings/day trips?  I SOMETIMES TO UP TO OREGON AS I LIVE CLOSE TO ASHLAND AND MEDFORD

     

    Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon? NO,

     

    Do you have a ladies night with friends? NO

     

    Do you have a family night? NO

    Do you like to read? ABSOLUTELY

     

    What kind of books do you like to read? If so, who is your favorite author?  CHRISTIAN ANTHOLOGIES, MYSTERIES, POLITICAL THRILLERS.  ENJOY NORA ROBERTS, ROBYN CARR, AND OTHERS MENTIONED ABOVE.

     

    Is there a book you have on your wish list?  NOT AT THE MOMENT

     

    Would you mind a gently used book?  NO

     

    Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different?   YES.  NO STEPHEN KING OR ANY OF THAT GENRE.

     

    What magazines do you subscribe to?  ROMANTIC TIMES BOOKCLUB MAGAZINE.  THEY GIVE INFORMATION ON NEW BOOKS COMING OUR AND DIFFERENT AUTHORS

     

    Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like?  TASTE OF HOME AND HEALTHY CHOICE MAGAZINE

     

    Are you a gardener? NO    

     

    Do you like sports? If so, what kind?  NASCAR

     

    Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support?  IF THE VIKINGS GET INTO THE SUPERBOWN, I WILL FOLLOW THEM

     

    Do you ever go fishing/hunting? NO

     

    Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc) NO

     

    Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other) NO

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have? NO

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you DO NOT NEED? NO

     

     

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  • Re: SECRET SISTER 2010 QUESTIONNAIRE
    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS Married? *Yes Tell us about your husband!: I have been married to Johnny 22 years. It’ll be 23 yrs March 21st. He is my best friend and the love of my life. Johnny enjoys fishing; camping; riding his Harley; photography and is getting ready to graduation with a BS Business Mgmt having returned to school later in life. I am so proud of him!! Do you have children or grandchildren? ** No children, currently. We are going through adoption now. Would you like anything sent for your husband? * Sure, if you want. You do not need to do this though. He is fine. Do you have pets? *Yes What kind and how many? 2 Dogs: Mandy (15) Buddy (13) they are our senior citizens. Mandy is almost blind with catarax (?) and Buddy is deaf. PERSONAL/PAMPERING How do you like to pamper yourself? *By reading a book and drinking a tall glass of iced tea or a nice mug of Hot Tea. I also enjoy going for walks. What is your favorite flower? *Daisies What is your favorite color? *Purple Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gel or lotions? No, I have so many. What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)? * Anything Herbal Favorite perfume? *Beautiful by Estee Lauder Are there any scents you really do not like? *No Do you use lip gloss? *Yes, I love lip gloss. What flavors/shades? All flavors and summary shades. *Roses & Peaches Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike? *I love Herbal fragrances – I like them all Do you paint your nails? *Yes, Reds DÉCOR Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? *Yes, Hearts and Cherubs Do you decorate for Easter? *Yes, Bunnies Do you decorate for any other holidays? *No Do you like seasonal/decorative flags? *Yes, I have a large pole. Do you like sun catchers? *Yes, surprise me Do you like candles? **Yes, Herbal and the caking scents. Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? I haven’t tried these. What are your favorite scents? *Herbal and cooking What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following? Kitchen – Teas & Herbs Living Room/Family Room – Eccletic Bedroom – Hearts & Cherubs Bathroom – A) Mooses & woodsy B) Leaves with Autumn colors Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size? *No, I have lots Would you like a wreath? *Sure, surprise me Do you collect anything? *Teas; Tea cups, saucers and Tea pots. FOODS What do you like to snack on? *Cheese & crackers; fruit; fresh veggies; Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate? *Yes, I enjoy my Columbian Folgers in the mornings, sometimes a pot of hot tea; Iced Tea drinker all day; enjoy cups of hot tea during the day. Do you visit any coffee shops? *Starbucks What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these? *Plain M&M’s; Dark Chocolate; Mint whipped 3 Muskateers Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? *I like both, I love Dark Chocolate Nuts or no nuts? *Nuts What is your favorite cuisine? *Italian and mexican What is your favorite meal? *Cheese Enchiladas, Pork Chops What is your favorite dessert? *Hot Fudge Sunday or Hot Apple Crips. What is your favorite soup? *Tomato What is your favorite appetizer? *Spinach dip with Sourdough What is your favorite sandwich? *Tuna Fish What is your favorite bread? *Squaw or a dark sweet bread What are your favorite fruits? *Bananas, strawberries What do you dislike as far as food items go? Beets; fish Would you accept homemade food items? *Yes, I would love. In the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery? *Yes, Cold Stone Creamery, Dewar’s, Baskin Robbins Do you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.? *Yes, McDonalds, Wendy’s, KFC, Del Taco, Jack in the Box, El Pollo Loco What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)??? Applebee’s, Hungary Hunter; Chili’s ENTERTAINMENT Do you use iTunes? *No What kind of music do you listen to? *All kinds What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette) *Neither Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.? *Yes, we love games Do you watch movies? *Yes, on Showtime Do you have a DVD player? A VCR? *Both What kind of movies do you like? *Drama’s, Musicals, comedies Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own? *No What do you like to do for fun? *Go for walks; explore; museums; drives; travel; read; movies; photography What do you do to relax? *read, go for walks Do you like going on family outings/day trips? *Yes Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon? *No Do you have a ladies night with friends? *No Do you have a family night? *No Do you like to read? *Yes What kind of books do you like to read? *I love local authors; series, history, true crime; Sci Fi/Fantasy’ witty books If so, who is your favorite author? Anne Rice; Diana Gabaldon; Anne Rule; Janet Evanovich; Joanne Fluke; Roger Zelazny; Terry Goodkind (I have lots) Is there a book you have on your wish list? *No Would you mind a gently used book? *Not at all, would love it. Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different? *Yes, I would love this. What magazines do you subscribe to? *TOH, Psychology Today, Time, Better Homes and Gardens Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like? *No Are you a gardener? *Yes Do you like sports? *Yes, If so, what kind? College Football Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support? *No Do you ever go fishing? Yes, to take photo’s and read while hubby is fishing Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc) * I try Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other) * Try crocheting, candles Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have? *No Are there any crafting supplies you DO NOT NEED? *No
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    Susie  Paradise

  • Re: SECRET SISTER 2010 QUESTIONNAIRE

    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS

    Married?  Yes

    Tell us about your husband! Wonderful man and my soulmate and best friend!

    Do you have children or grandchildren?  Yes,

    Tell us about them! Two! Oldest is 8 youngest is 5.

    What fun things do you like to with them?  We like to bake cookies together and the oldest one likes to help in the kitchen with cooking too.

    Would you like anything sent for your husband, kids or grandkids? Not really.

    Do you have pets?  Yes

    What kind and how many? 3 kitties Cyrus age 17, Katiekitty age 5 and Nellie Mae age 4(Don't forget to include names!)

    PERSONAL/PAMPERING   

    How do you like to pamper yourself?  (By listening to a CD, watching a movie, reading a book, etc.?) Read a good book or read cookbooks and play on the computer

     

    What is your favorite flower? Yellow and pink roses and wild daisies


    What is your favorite color?
    Hunter green and white

    Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gels, or lotions? Yes, but I have alot of them.

    What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)? Vanilla

    Favorite perfume? Emeraude

    Are there any scents you really do not like? I can only wear Emeraude or I will get a severe sick headache

    Do you use lip gloss?  What flavors/shades? No

    Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike?

    Do you paint your nails?  Any colors of nail polish that you want? No

    DÉCOR

    Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? No

    Do you decorate for Easter? No

    Do you decorate for any other holidays? Just Christmas

     

    Do you like seasonal/decorative flags?  What size, small garden or larger porch/house? Anything with black bears on them.  Either size.

     

    Do you like sun catchers? What type would you like?  Don't use

    Do you like candles?  If so, what scents?  Can't use because of my kitties

    Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? If so, what scents?  No

    What are your favorite scents?  

    What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following?

    Kitchen – changing color in the spring Not sure but probably off white with black bear decor

    Living Room/Family Room – Linen white black bears is the theme

    Bedroom – Off white black bears theme

    Bathroom -  Country white black bears theme

    Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size? Table cloth 60 x 84

    Would you like a wreath? Indoor or outdoor and what theme would you want? Would be great if it had black bears on it!

    Do you collect anything? Anything with black bears on it

     

    FOODS

    What do you like to snack on?  Fruit mostly

    Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate?  Other favorite beverage? Decaf Coffee and Fat Free hot chocolate

    Do you visit any coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc? No, there isn't any locally

    What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these? Any good chocolate SF, I can eat regular too, just have to be careful, any SF hard candy

    Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Both

    Nuts or no nuts? Nuts

    What is your favorite cuisine? Italian

    What is your favorite meal? I don't have a favorite meal; but my favorite food is scalloped potatoes and mac and cheese, and spaghetti

    What is your favorite dessert? elderberry pie

    What is your favorite soup? homemade vegetable beef soup

    What is your favorite appetizer?  Stuffed mushrooms with lobster

    What is your favorite sandwich? bologna or a hot dog

    What is your favorite bread? low fat white

    What are your favorite fruits? All

    What do you dislike as far as food items go? Sardines!!

    Would you accept homemade food items? No

    In the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery? No

    Do you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.? KFC and Wendy's 

    What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)??? Local restaurants - Iron Bridge, Primo Barone's and Hoss's Seafood and Steakhouse, also Red Lobster

    ENTERTAINMENT

     

    Do you use iTunes? No

     

    What kind of music do you listen to? Gospel, and music from the 50's and 40's

     

    What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette) CD

     

    Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.? No

     

    Do you watch movies? No

     

    Do you have a DVD player? A VCR? VCR; but rarely use it

     

    What kind of movies do you like? Musicals

     

    Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own? I have them:  GWTW and Oklahoma

     

    What do you like to do for fun? Relax outdoors in the summer ride in the country

     

    What do you do to relax? See above

    Do you like going on family outings/day trips? Yes

     

    Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon? Possibly

     

    Do you have a ladies night with friends? No

     

    Do you have a family night? No

    Do you like to read? Yes

     

    What kind of books do you like to read? If so, who is your favorite author? mystery, historical fiction and books about the Amish

    Favorite authors:  Phyllis A. Whitney - mysteries

                                 David A. Thompson - historical fiction

                                 Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter - Amish

     

    Is there a book you have on your wish list? A Sister's Test and A Sister's Hope by Wanda Brunstetter

     

    Would you mind a gently used book? No

     

    Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different? I do not care for romance at all.

     

    What magazines do you subscribe to? Almost all of Reiman publications

     

    Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like? No

     

    Are you a gardener? Used to be but not anymore

     

    Do you like sports? If so, what kind? NASCAR

     

    Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support? No

     

    Do you ever go fishing/hunting? Used to hunt but not anymore

     

    Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc) No

     

    Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other) Embroidery, crewel and counted cross stitch

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have? Any prestamped embroidery would be nice

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you DO NOT NEED? No

    Nancy

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    Proudly serving as a Taste of Home Field Editor since 2002, Grand Prize Winner, First Prize Winner and Honorable Mention

  • Re: SECRET SISTER 2010 QUESTIONNAIRE

    Are you married?  Yes, married to my soul mate for almost 25 years.  Our silver anniversary will be July 12, 2010.  Kids or Grands?  Yes, 2 stepkids & 4 Grands.  My only biological child passed away in a very tragic manner on July 15, 2008.  He was 25.  My DH's Grands are the only ones that I will ever have & I love them dearly.  I call them my "Heart Grandkids".  Do I want anything sent to DH Or Grands?  DH loves chocolate candy with nuts.  Do I have pets?  Yes, I have 2 Mini Dachshunds that are my 4 legged children.  Their names are Little Bit & Tater Bug.  They are very spoiled.  LOL!  How do I pamper myself?  I curl up with a cup of hot white tea & a good magazine or book.  What is my favorite flower?  The sunflower--"In one of God's flowers the sun always shines."  What is my favorite color?  Purple.  Do I like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gel, ect.?  Just shower gel in any scent except cloying floral scents.  What is my favorite perfume?  I have several--Imari by Avon, Diamonds & Emeralds by Liz Taylor, Beautiful by Estee Lauder.  I am out of Beautiful.  I love Safari by Ralph Lauren but it is hard to find--out of it, too.  I do not wear lipstick.  I do like lip gloss like Burt's Bees or Avon.  I do not care for overpowering floral fragrances.  I love to paint my toe nails in the warmer months & wear open toed shoes.  I like the dark burgundy type colors.  Do I decorate for Valentines?  No.  Easter?  Yes.  Do I like flags?  Not grden type, but I like the US flag & fly it becuse my late Father was a WWII Vet.  Do I like Sun Catchers?  Yes!  Angels, sunflowers, horses, weenie dogs.  Do I like Candles?  Yes!  My favorite scents are sugar cookies, cinnamon apple, caramel apple, mulberry, peach, sandalwood, patchouli.  I do not use reeds.  I have a diffuser that uses wax tarts.  I also have a candle warmer that warms the jar candles.  What is my kichen color?  My kitchen is black & white checks with sunflowers.  The Living Room is rustic with Native American decor & horses.  My upstairs Bath Room is beige with western & horses theme & the downstairs BR is mauve, blue, & cream with a sealife theme(shells, lighthouse).  Our Master Bed Room is beige with no theme.  Would I like placemats?  Yes.  Table runers or table cloths? No, thanks.  Would I like a wreath?  Yes!  Indoor grapevine type with sunflowers or seasonal flowers.  What kinds of things do I snack on?  I love microwave popcorn, Nacho Cheese Doritoes, Seneca Apple Chips(can't get these in my area!), nuts, Skittles, Starburst Original Flavor.  Do I drink coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?  I do not drink coffee.  I drink alot of Lipton White Tea with Mango & Peach, & Celestial Seasonings Green Tea, & their Blueberry Tea.  I love hot chocolate.  I do not visit coffee shops.  My favorite candy is Goo Goo Clusters Supreme with Pecans, 3 Musketeers, Smarties, Skittles, Star Bursts, Butter Fingers.  I LOVE milk chocolate with nuts, like Hershey's Kisses with Almonds.  My favorite cuisine is Mexican & Chinese.  I like Italian food, also.  My favorite dessert is peanut butter pie, mile high pie, & pecan pie.  My favorite soup is Campbells' Oyster Stew & I always add extra smoked oysters to it.  I am fond of clam chowder.  My favorite appetizer is shrimp dip(my recipe), crab dip, lobster stuffed mushrooms.  My favorite sandwich is Philly Cheese Steak.  My favorite bread is cheese bread.  My favorite fruits are bananas, grapes, apples, navel oranges, & strawberries.  Are there any foods that I dislike?  I can not stand boiled okra(slimy! ICK!), mayonaise, onions, hot peppers(cannot eat anything real spicy!), cabbage, aligator meat, frog legs.  I would love to receive homemade items!  I do not go to ice cream shops.  My favorite fast food places are Taco Bell, Penn's Catfish, Hardees, KFC.  I would love a gift card to Chili's, O'Charley's, Red Lobster.  Do I use I tunes?  No.  What forms of music do I use?  CDs & Cassettes.  What type of music do I like?  Southern Gospel, Country, Old Gold Rock & Roll.  I do not play cards, dominoes, or board games.  I love to play Chess, but do not have anybody to play.  Maybe I will teach my 9 year old Grandson. :)  I love to watch good movies.  My favorites are ANYTHING with Charlton Heston, old war movies, Westerns.  I do have a DVD Player & a VCR.  Do I have a vacation planned?  So far, just my annual mission trip to Nicaragua in July with my church.  Do I go out on Ladies Nights?  No.  I love to read true accounts of NDE & angel encounters,the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.  I would like to have the new Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul-2nd Dose.  I would not mind a gently used book.  What kinds of magazines do I get?  LOL!  Too many.  Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, TOH, Guideposts, Angels on Earth.  I am going to have to cut back because of the economy.  I am somewhat of a gardner.  I really do not care about sports teams, but I am excited about how well the New Orleans Saints have done this year.  My step Daughter collects Saints stuff.  I do not hunt or fish.  I love to bead fitted T shirt type tops & put sequins on them to jazz them up a little.  I love anything that sparkles & shines.  I would love to receive glass & real gemstone beads.  Thank you!  ~Jeanne

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  • Re: SECRET SISTER 2010 QUESTIONNAIRE

    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS

    Married?  Tell us about your husband! Yes, 25 years this past June. He is a quiet, kind man. Spoils me rotten.

    Do you have children or grandchildren?  Tell us about them! I have 3 children, 42, 38 and 21. 5 grandchildrem, 18, 11, 6, 3 and 2 1/2.

    What fun things do you like to with them? Different things with each child.

    Would you like anything sent for your husband, kids or grandkids? No Thanks You.

    Do you have pets?  What kind and how many? (Don't forget to include names!)A yellow Lab named Jelly Belly, and a 15 yr old cat named Misty,

    PERSONAL/PAMPERING   

    How do you like to pamper yourself?  (By listening to a CD, watching a movie, reading a book, etc.?)Be by myself taking a bubble bath or watching my shows.

     

    What is your favorite flower? Sweet Peas, athough I never see them anymore.


    What is your favorite color?
    Purple, Lavender.

    Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gels, or lotions? Yes, but only certain smells, no vanilla.

    What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)? Love Spell By Victoria Secrets

    Favorite perfume? Dior My Cherie.

    Are there any scents you really do not like? Vanilla

    Do you use lip gloss?  What flavors/shades? No.

    Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike? No Vanilla.

    Do you paint your nails?  Any colors of nail polish that you want? No

    DÉCOR

    Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?  Yes.

    Do you decorate for Easter? YEs

    Do you decorate for any other holidays? All.

     

    Do you like seasonal/decorative flags?  What size, small garden or larger porch/house? No.

     

    Do you like sun catchers? What type would you like?  No.

    Do you like candles?  If so, what scents?  Yes, no vanilla.

    Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? If so, what scents?  ???????

    What are your favorite scents?  Apple Cinnamon, Cherry, etc. 

    What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following?

    Kitchen – Hawaiian

    Living Room/Family Room – Really know themes,

    Bedroom –Purple or Lavender things.

    Bathroom -  Purple or Lavender,

    Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size? No.

    Would you like a wreath? Indoor or outdoor and what theme would you want? No.

    Do you collect anything?  Nothing really.

     

    FOODS

    What do you like to snack on?  Chips, Friotes, dips, popcorn etc.

    Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate?  Other favorite beverage? Tea, no green tea.

    Do you visit any coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc? Starbucks for there ice tea.

    What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these? All chocolate candy.

    Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Milk Chocolate,

    Nuts or no nuts? no nuts.

    What is your favorite cuisine? Mexican.

    What is your favorite meal? Chicke, Steak and rice. salad.

    What is your favorite dessert? Pie

    What is your favorite soup? Beef Barley

    What is your favorite appetizer? Artichoke Dip.

    What is your favorite sandwich?  Pastrami

    What is your favorite bread? Wheat

    What are your favorite fruits? All.

    What do you dislike as far as food items go? no fish stuff.

    Would you accept homemade food items? Depends what it is.

    In the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery? Sometimes, don't care for Ice Cream that much anymore.

    Do you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.?  Yes

    What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)??? Applebees, or anything.

    ENTERTAINMENT

     

    Do you use iTunes? No.

     

     

    What kind of music do you listen to? Country

     

    What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette) CD

     

    Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.? No

     

    Do you watch movies? Yes

     

    Do you have a DVD player? A VCR? DVD

     

    What kind of movies do you like? Comedy, Roamnce

     

    Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own? No.

     

    What do you like to do for fun? Casinos, Movies, quiet time with my husband.

     

    What do you do to relax? Watch TV

    Do you like going on family outings/day trips? Sometimes.

     

    Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon? Next Year, Disneyland with all the kids.

     

    Do you have a ladies night with friends? Once in awile, they all work

     

    Do you have a family night? Yes

    Do you like to read? Not anymore, unless it is a cookbook.

     

    What kind of books do you like to read? If so, who is your favorite author?

     

    Is there a book you have on your wish list?

     

    Would you mind a gently used book?

     

    Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different?

     

    What magazines do you subscribe to? Lots.

     

    Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like? No

     

    Are you a gardener? No

     

    Do you like sports? If so, what kind? Football

     

    Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support? SF Forty Niners.

     

    Do you ever go fishing/hunting? No

     

    Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc) No.

     

    Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other) No

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have? No

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you DO NOT NEED?No

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    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS

    Married? Yes  Tell us about your husband!  Ron loves tractors, working on them, riding on them and has an extensive

    collection...Ron loves woodworking and is very handy with making things....Love carving too.

    Do you have children or grandchildren?  Tell us about them! 3 married children....6 Grandchildren. Rons family lives

    in WI, which we do not see as often as we would like too... My oldest GS is going to be graduating from Penn State

    this spring and moving to  La in the spring to work for Shell oil.

     

    What fun things do you like to with them?   Anything!!! Just being with them and seeing how happy they are makes me

    very proud and happy.

     

    Would you like anything sent for your husband, kids or grandkids?   That is up to my Sister...it is not expected...

     

    Do you have pets?  What kind and how many? (Don't forget to include names!)  I have a new puppy names Miss Molly.. She
    is a doxie... We lost our beloved Dakato, Dec. 12th....
     

     

     

    PERSONAL/PAMPERING   

    How do you like to pamper yourself?  (By listening to a CD, watching a movie, reading a book, etc.?)

     

    I love Bath and Body. I enjoy reading...Like magazines, cooking and short stories

     

    What is your favorite flower?  I haven't met a flower, that I didn't thnk was beautiful!!


    What is your favorite color?   Blue, hunter green, red, white, tan

     

    Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gels, or lotions?  Yes

     

    What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)?  Moonlight Path, Cucumber, Sweet Pea

     

    Favorite perfume?  Tommy Girl,  Estee Lauder

     

    Are there any scents you really do not like?  Nothing real strong.

     

    Do you use lip gloss?  What flavors/shades? no

     

    Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike?   Strong scents.....love floral or food scents

     

    Do you paint your nails?  Any colors of nail polish that you want?  No...I am in water too much,

     

    DÉCOR

    Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?   A little

     

    Do you decorate for Easter? yes

     

    Do you decorate for any other holidays?  Yes

     

    Do you like seasonal/decorative flags?  What size, small garden or larger porch/house?  Yes...I have a large flag holder

     

     

    Do you like sun catchers? What type would you like?    Yes...surprize me

     

    Do you like candles?  If so, what scents?  Yes...nothing strong...most scents

     

    Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? If so, what scents?  No

     

    What are your favorite scents?  

     

    What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following?

    Kitchen –  hunter green, tan ,white

    Living Room/Family Room – burgandy, hunter green tan

    Bedroom – white walls tan rugs

    Bathroom -  blue

    Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size? YES to all three...I use placemats alot and table runners...Love pretty tablecloths

     

    Would you like a wreath? Indoor or outdoor and what theme would you want?   YES...Either

     

    Do you collect anything?   I love pretty serving pieces..dishes, bowls, birdhouses, angels

     

    FOODS

    What do you like to snack on?   Pretzels..LOL  Like SF candies, most things

     

    Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate?  Other favorite beverage?  YES to all three... I love tea too....I love green tea, peppermint and white teas

     

    Do you visit any coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc?   No, none in our area

     

    What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these?  anything SF

     

    Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?   Dark chocolate............yum

     

    Nuts or no nuts?  No nuts..

    .

    What is your favorite cuisine?  Pa dutch, Italian

     

    What is your favorite meal?   Shrimp, most seafood...love turkey

     

    What is your favorite dessert?   Pie, cookies

     

    What is your favorite soup?  Veggie, split pea, noodle..most soups Seafood chowder..yum

     

    What is your favorite appetizer?  Shrimp cocktail

     

    What is your favorite sandwich?   Subs, and steak hoagies..

     

    What is your favorite bread?   Whole wheat, Beer bread, white Italian...  Love bread..LOL

     

    What are your favorite fruits?   Most fruit

     

    What do you dislike as far as food items go?   Can not think of anything off hand

     

    Would you accept homemade food items?  I would love it

     

    In the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery?   Yes, but those resturants are not in our area

     

    Do you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.?   Yes

     

    What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)???

    Red Lobster, Hoss's, Pizza hut

     

    ENTERTAINMENT

     

    Do you use iTunes?   no

     

    What kind of music do you listen to?

    country

     

    What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette)   no 

     

    Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.?   nio

     

    Do you watch movies?  yes...Lifetime

     

    Do you have a DVD player? A VCR?   no

     

    What kind of movies do you like?  Mystery, real life drama's

     

     

    Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own?  no

     

    What do you like to do for fun?  WE are fairly confined right now with taking care of Mom who is handy capped.. A big treat for us is

    to go out to eat and having some time to ourselves.  I enjoy yard sales and often buy things I don't need, but I am hooked on them and

    go anyway...LOL We like flea markets, going for a ride,  and going to different areas to sight see.

     

    What do you do to relax?  I like to read, decorate

     

    Do you like going on family outings/day trips?   yes

     

    Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon? no

     

    Do you have a ladies night with friends? no

     

    Do you have a family night?  no

    Do you like to read? yes

     

    What kind of books do you like to read? If so, who is your favorite author? mystery real life

     

    Is there a book you have on your wish list? no

     

    Would you mind a gently used book?  no not at all

     

    Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different?  sure

     

    What magazines do you subscribe to?  Paula Deen,

     

    Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like?   Any TOH...maybe a Healthy eating magazine

     

    Are you a gardener?  yes

     

    Do you like sports? If so, what kind?   No really

     

    Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support?  no

     

    Do you ever go fishing/hunting? no

     

    Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc)   no

     

    Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other)  Scrapbooking, some paper crafts

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have?  no

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you DO NOT NEED? not off hand

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  • Re: SECRET SISTER 2010 QUESTIONNAIRE

    Married?  Yes.  Bob and I have been married 6 years.  We both work at the same place.  That's where we met. 

    No children.

    If you would send something for Bob, he loves chocolate, but nothing with peanuts or peanut butter.  He isn't allergic, just hates it.  Also, you would have to specify that it is for him, otherwise he won't eat it and I will.

    We have a dog, Sydney (she's an austrailian cattle dog/beagle mix) and a cat, K.C. (orange Tabby that looks like Morris the cat).

     

    How do I pamper myself?  Right now, it's by taking time soaking my feet.  My feet have been bothering me lately.

     I do not have a favorite flower.  I think they are all so pretty.

    Favorite color?  As far as clothing, I wear the winter colors.  I just don't care for pastels.  And I don't wear browns.

    I like bath salts, bubble baths and shower gels.  I have a ton of lotion, so I would like to use that up first.

    Favorite scents?  I like pretty much anything but vanilla.  I lean toward the more refreshing types of scents.  Not much into fruits.  Although I love cucumber. 

    I do not use lip gloss very often.  I do have enough.

    I do not need any perfumes.  I don't use it very often and I have more than enough.

    I do not use nail polish very often.  I have factory hands and nails, so I really try not to draw attention to them.

    Yes, I docorate for valentines day, and pretty much for all the holidays.

    I do not use decorative flags.  We have and large American flag and two very small NASCAR flags.

    I do not need any suncatchers.

    I like candles.  Any scent but, vanilla.

    I've never used wick/reed diffusers.

    Colors for Kitchen-it will be yellow soon with some red accents.  I think it will be red atleast.  I decorate with antique or antique looking things.  I have a rooster and chicken theme going on.

    Livingroom-we have a very small living room that really doesn't have a style yet.

    The bedrooms really do not have a style to them either.

    We have a 100 year old victorian house.  Although we aren't decorating it all victorian, we do go for antiques and old vintage looking things.

    No placemats, or tablecloths.  I wouldn't mind a table runner. 

    No wreaths.

    Collections-I'm into occupied Japan items.  But we have so many collections going on at the moment.  When we go antiquing, if it catches our eye, and in our price range, we get it.

    Snacks-I unfortunately will eat pretty much of anything.  But, I'm trying to lose weight.  So if you send food, unless you say it is for DH, I will eat it.  I do not have alot of self-control when it comes to food.

    I like tea and hot chocolate.

    No coffee shops.

    I like all candy.  Please try not to send any.  Unless it's for DH.

    No nuts.

    I do not have a favorite cusine.  I like most food.

    My favorite meal is any one that someone else makes.

    I like all desserts!

    Favorite soup?  Anything that isn't too spicy.

    I don't have a favorite appetizer.

    Favorite sandwich-peanut butter and jelly or BLT.

    Favorite bread?  I've been eating those Anold bread rounds.  I'm not sure what they're called.  They're very good.

    I do not have a favorite fruit.  I like them all.

    I'm not a picky eater.

    I'd accept home made food items, but since I'm trying to lose weight, I'd prefer not to have any.

    We do not go out for ice cream.

    The resturants that are around here are Noodles and Company, Charcoal Grill, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Subway.

    No i Tunes.

    I like country music, rock music from the sixties and 70's and older country music.  I like some new age type stuff or anything that can help you relax.

    We use CD's.

    I enjoy playing games, but DH thinks you have to have more than two players for everything, so we don't play.

    I enjoy movies.  I have a ton of videos.  We have a dvd player, but for some reason we can't figure out how to hook it up right with the the dvr box.  So we have very few dvd's.  I like anything that isn't scary or science fiction or too syrupy romantic.

    We go antiquing for fun.  We enjoy overnight trips but don't do those too often.  We also want to get back into hiking.  We used to go all the time in some of the state parks. 

    For relaxing, I just like to read a book without feeling too much guilt.  I always have something to wash or dust, and sitting down reading really makes feel guilty.

    No planned vacations yet.  In July.

    I used to go linedancing once a week, but it was cancelled.  Now , the group of ladies that were at my table, we're trying to get together once a month for game night. 

    I love to read.  I read most anything.  Nothing too scary or science fiction, or fantasy.  I tolerate romance.  They always seem so predictable. 

    I really don't have a favorite author.  I do like Fannie Flagg books.  I have all of hers.

    I wouldn't mind a gently used book.  Most of my books come from rummage sales or thrift stores.

    I wouldn't mind a change in direction of my reading material.  I'm open to most things.

    I subscribe to Good Housekeeping magazine.  I haven't had time to read much of them though lately.  My dad gives us Reader's Digest and Reminenice (sp) when he's done with them.

    I'm a flower gardener.  We love our flowers.

    The only sport I follow is NASCAR.  Jimmie Johnson is my guy and DH likes Kasey Kahne.

    I'm not a big Packer fan, but I will watch a game if we're invited to a party.

    I'm a wannabe sewer.  I have so many patterns, but I'm pattern challenged.  I find them so hard to understand.

    I enjoy painting plaster/ceramic things.  I have a bunch of plates and easter things to paint.  I also plan on painting a Christmas village one of these years.

     I do like embroidery and stamped cross stitch.  But, right now I can't work on them.  Everytime I try, the cat has to be on my lap!

    There aren't any crafting supplies that I need.

    I just want my new SS to know, that please do not spend alot of money.  I appreciate cards, just knowing that someone thought of me is really pretty cool.

    Janet

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  • Re: SECRET SISTER 2010 QUESTIONNAIRE

    BASICS/FAMILY/PETS

    Married?  Tell us about your husband!  Yes, my husband, Carlton, and I have been married for 11 years.  He is a nurse working for a mental health facility for developmentally delayed, severely emotionally disturbed teenagers.

    Do you have children or grandchildren?  Tell us about them!  We have 2 boys - Ian (7) and Collin (will be 4 on 4/18/10)

    What fun things do you like to with them? Play at the park or wherever there is room to run and climb

    Would you like anything sent for your husband, kids or grandkids?  That would be fine but is definitely not necessary 

    Do you have pets?  What kind and how many? (Don't forget to include names!) No, no pets at this time.

    PERSONAL/PAMPERING   

    How do you like to pamper yourself?  (By listening to a CD, watching a movie, reading a book, etc.?) Music, movies and books & the occasional pedicure and/or massage

     

    What is your favorite flower? Tulips


    What is your favorite color?
    Red, green and dark blue

    Do you like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gels, or lotions? Yes.

    What is your favorite scent (for bath/shower products)?  Floral and/or fruit.

    Favorite perfume? No preference.

    Are there any scents you really do not like? Strong, musky scents

    Do you use lip gloss?  What flavors/shades? Yes, no preference re flavor, I like coral & red colors

    Are there any fragrances that you really like or dislike? I don't like strong, musky scents.

    Do you paint your nails?  Any colors of nail polish that you want? Only the occasional pedicure at the salon, so no polish needed.

    DÉCOR

    Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?  No.

    Do you decorate for Easter? No, but we do like to have an egg hunt.

    Do you decorate for any other holidays? Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

     

    Do you like seasonal/decorative flags?  What size, small garden or larger porch/house? No, thank you.

     

    Do you like sun catchers? What type would you like?  Sure, no preference re type.

    Do you like candles?  If so, what scents?  Yes, but I have plenty.

    Do you use Wick/Reed Diffusers? If so, what scents?  No

    What are your favorite scents?   No

    What is/are your Color/Colors/Theme for the following?

    Kitchen – painted white, any colors will be great.

    Living Room/Family Room – Taupe

    Bedroom – Red, dark blue

    Bathroom -  Painted white, any colors will be great

    Would you like Placemats / Table runner / Table cloth - what size? Sure.  We have an oval table that seats 4 (not sure about actual size).

    Would you like a wreath? Indoor or outdoor and what theme would you want? Sure - outdoor, holiday-theme (any holiday).

    Do you collect anything?  - I love cookbooks.

     

    FOODS

    What do you like to snack on?  Just about anything.

    Do you enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate?  Other favorite beverage? I love tea, cocoa & hot apple cider.

    Do you visit any coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc? No. 

    What are your favorite chocolates, candy, or all of these? I love chocolate with nuts and/or caramel and peanut butter. 

    Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Either or both 

    Nuts or no nuts? With nuts, caramel and/or peanut butter

    What is your favorite cuisine? Italian

    What is your favorite meal? Manicotti, garlic bread and salad (and prime rib on special occasions)

    What is your favorite dessert? Anything 

    What is your favorite soup? I love beef stew and butternut squash soup

    What is your favorite appetizer? Chips, salsa and guacamole

    What is your favorite sandwich? Roast beef with horseradish and cheddar cheese, or turkey with Monterey Jack.

    What is your favorite bread? Whole grain 

    What are your favorite fruits? Apples, berries

    What do you dislike as far as food items go? I'm not a fan of brussels sprouts, probably because I haven't had them cooked the right way.  I'm also not a fan of lamb or eggplant (probably for the same reasons as the brussels sprouts).

    Would you accept homemade food items? I would love them!

    In the summer, do you or your family enjoy going out for ice cream at any shops such as Friendly's or Cold Stone Creamery?   Cold Stone Creamery.  We also love Baskin Robbins, but all of the ones that were close to us have closed.  :(

    Do you or your family like to visit any of the fast food restraints such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.?  McDonald's and KFC occasionally.

    What restaurants would you like to receive a Gift Card from (This includes restaurants you might go to celebrate a birthday / anniversary / accomplishment, just go to relax, or enjoy a 'date' with your significant other)???  Chevy's, Claim Jumper, Elephant Bar, any steak house.

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    Do you use iTunes? No

     

    What kind of music do you listen to? Anything but rap.

     

    What forms do music do you want (CD, Cassette) CD

     

    Do you play cards, dominoes, Bunco, board games, etc.? I love playing card and board games but have never played Bunco.

     

    Do you watch movies? Yes.

     

    Do you have a DVD player? A VCR? DVD player (Blu-Ray and regular)

     

    What kind of movies do you like? Comedies, romantic comedies and suspense thrillers

     

    Is there a specific movie that you've always wanted to own? Any Christmas-themed movies.

     

    What do you like to do for fun? I love to bake and get pedicures and/or massages, and shop in fun kitchen stores. 

     

    What do you do to relax? Pedicure, massage, bake

    Do you like going on family outings/day trips? Yes.

     

    Do you have a planned vacation coming up soon? A day trip or weekend to the snow this winter and hopefully to Disneyland in December 2010.

     

    Do you have a ladies night with friends? Yes.

     

    Do you have a family night? With 2 young children, every night is a family night at this time, thankfully.

    Do you like to read? Yes, time-permitting.

     

    What kind of books do you like to read? If so, who is your favorite author? I like just about anything.

     

    Is there a book you have on your wish list? No particular ones at the moment.

     

    Would you mind a gently used book? That would be fine.

     

    Would you be willing to try different kinds of books (gently used), i.e. if you like romance, would you like to try suspense, to get an idea of what your SS is reading or just to read something different? Yes.

     

    What magazines do you subscribe to? TOH magazines.

     

    Are there any magazine subscriptions you would like? Food Network magazine.

     

    Are you a gardener? I'm trying to become one.

     

    Do you like sports? If so, what kind? Yes, football, baseball and college basketball.

     

    Are there any specific sport teams you follow/support? Football - Indianapolis Colts, baseball - St. Louis Cardinals, college basketball - St. Mary's College of CA (my alma mater) and Duke University.

     

    Do you ever go fishing/hunting? No.

     

    Do you sew? If so, what kind of sewing do you do? (i.e., quilts, crafts, aprons, clothing, etc) No, but I would like to learn to knit or crochet.

     

    Do you do any crafts? If so, what? (i.e., scrapbooking, card making, painting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, other) See answer to question above.

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you'd like to have? Crocheting or knitting for dummies books.

     

    Are there any crafting supplies you DO NOT NEED? Not that I can think of.

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