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Monday, November 10, 2014

My best life...November

Another great feature in O Magazine every month is My Best Life, when the editors question a celebrity on some of the best things in their life. 

This month, the editors interviewed Amy Poehler, fresh off the launch of her first book, Yes, Please




Here is how I answered the same questions. 

Best collection...
My best collection is my Christmas ornament collection. Our tree becomes a representation of the places we have been, who we are, and what we love. It's fun to pick out ornaments and it's fun to put them on the tree and recognize the lovely life that we have. 


 Just a sample of our many ornaments. 


Best indulgence...
Travel. I will never be sorry for the places I have seen. Perhaps it is an indulgence; but for me, it feeds by heart and soul. 




Best hobby...
Writing and photography. 
Regardless of the domain, writing and photography have become treasured hobbies that allow me to experiment, reflect, and share pieces of me. 

Best escape...
The beach. It makes me happy. 




Or a walk in the woods. Another happy place. I guess I'm more of an "outdoor girl" than I once thought. 




Best mistake
Trusting. I always try to assume positive intent, and occasionally that leaves me disappointed. But, I prefer my rose-colored glasses; my bubble is a warm and happy place. The jaded life is not for me. 


How would you answer the same questions? 

34 comments:

  1. Oh, I like that! Best Mistake is one we all need to look at!

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    1. I agree...everything is either a great memory or a great lesson...it's all a matter of perspective. Thank you for stopping by, Annette.

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  2. Great post! Here is how I would answer some of those questions. Best collection: My dishes, they give me a smile everytime I play with different sets on a table for my family. Best escape: When I lived in Florida it was definitely the beach. There is definitely something about the sand and smells that is so calming. Living here in yankee territory now my best escape is my front porch during warmer seasons.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Florida is a great escape, for sure. I used to live in South Florida, and in the winter, I miss it terribly. Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. My best collection is tiny boxes in all shapes and designs and best escape is a bench in the back of the property facing the sunset.

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    1. Sunsets always win. Great collection and fabulous escape. Thank you for stopping by, Jeannie.

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  4. I collect Christmas ornaments from all the places I go too! It's one of my favorite collections :)

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    1. Mine too. It makes decorating the tree (and even taking it apart) a fun time.

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  5. Love this post! I would answer the questions pretty close to the same as you but my favorite collection would have to be my books.

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    1. Thank you, Jess. I am a bibliophile as well. I understand completely. :-) Thank you for stopping by.

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  6. We share the same trust issue that's for sure. Great post! I love your Christmas ornaments!

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    1. Thank you, Carolann. I love looking for new ones to add. It is a fun collection, for sure.

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  7. I love Amy Poehler! I actually really want to get my hands on that book.
    I've had some silly collections over the years, especially as a kid. I used to have quite the troll doll collection! Haha. However now that I'm an adult I don't think I've collected anything recently! Hmmm time to pick something up :)

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    1. I am going to read Amy Poehler's book as well. Troll dolls...what a blast from the past. I used to spin them in my hands to make their hair stand on end. Silly, but fun for a kid. Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. I love your Christmas ornament collection! My best collection is my postcard collection. I get postcards from places I've visited and put them in a photo album, but I also hold onto postcards that my friends have sent me. One friend in particular started sending me post cards when she was an exchange student in India, now she's lived in many different countries and she wrote to me about each place on the card and what she experienced there. It's very special.

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    1. A post card collection is fabulous! And what a great keeper. Your albums must be gorgeous! Thank you for stopping by, Rachel.

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  9. Love this simple post--especially Best Mistake. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. It was fun to think about.

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  10. I love this! I think my best collections would be my magnets, but I LOVE the idea of Christmas decorations. I will be doing that starting this year!

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    1. We have a magnet collection as well. He enjoys that more because he sees it everyday. But Christmas ornaments have their own magic. Thank you for stopping by, Mandee.

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  11. Best hour: Making dinner for my husband and me. Cat in his basket watching me, classical music, glass of wine, sun going down, fire on, book to the side. A little party for the senses.

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    1. Love your best hour. Sounds like perfection! Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  12. Love your answers to these, mine are quite similar across the board.

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  13. I love this. If this is a monthly questionnaire thing, I may start doing it myself!

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    1. It is a monthly feature with a different celebrity each month. Fun to think about, for sure.

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  14. I love the ornaments...our tree is like that and I look forward to putting it up every year

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    1. I do too, Michelle. It makes decorating (and taking it apart) more fun. Thank you for stopping by.

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  15. 'Yes, Please' is on my reading list for fall. :) I love that you travel so much. It's inspiring. It's something my husband and I want to do more of.

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    1. Thank you, Suheiry. We are blessed, for sure. Now, if I could find a way to do it full time...

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  16. Travel is definitely my indulgence as well! But I think it is worth it for the experiences. I am so jealous of your ornament collection, I have just moved in with my boyfriend and we have just bought our first tree! So time to start the collection I think :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I think it is time to start your collection, Jasmin. What fun! Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  17. I Such pretty ornaments. I would much rather trust than be jaded!

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    1. I like my happy bubble too. The world is jaded enough. Happy Tuesday!

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