Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart

It's that time again. Time for the One World One Heart Blog Mingle. It will be from now (Jan 31) to Feb 17, 2011.

Hello all new readers, I am a 27 year old female living in Iowa, USA. I work part-time at my local library, as well as at local basketball games.
I live on the 3rd floor of a Victorian house built in the 1800's. I live in the downtown area of my town, where I'm close to everything I need.
I love reading, watching movies, playing with my guinea pig, hanging out with my boyfriend, being in nature, walking, going to garage sales, making art (you can visit my art blog if you like).

I found this questionnaire online today, and figured it'd be a good way for you all to learn a little more about me:

1. What is your favorite household chore? And what is your least favorite? I love vaccuuming, I love hearing everything get sucked up into my vacuum cleaner. I also love doing dishes, love getting my hands in the hot water. I don't like cleaning my bathroom, or my floors. I'm sort of a slob. I am the person that brings their stuff in the door, and then plops it on the floor.

2. What is your favorite city? I like New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., I loved walking around those when we went to them on vacations, so many neat and cool things to see.

3. Have you found real love yet? I've found a love, but I'm not sure about if it's a lasting one.

4. What's one thing you eat almost everyday? I don't have a thing I eat everyday, I'm trying to eat sandwiches for lunch and dinner to stop me from splurging on less healthy things. I'm trying to make sure I drink a glass of milk every day.

5. What was your last thought before falling asleep last night? I honestly don't know, probably something about not being comfortable.

6. What's the worst injury you had as a child? I didn't get anything more serious than skinned knees, I did just slice my hand open on a glass this past December, and am still dealing with things that pertain to that.

7. Will you/have you worked out today? I have not yet today, unfortunately, since it's winter, my 'working' out consists of walking the 4 blocks to and from work. Of course, we're supposed to get some snow today, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so I will be working out scooping that.

8. Do you tweet? If so, what's your name? I have a twitter account, I never use it. I have enough to occupy my time as it is.

9. List three things you wouldn't want to live without: 1. music. 2. my computer. 3. my art. They all keep me sane, if I don't listen to music, I get very irritable, the computer for the internet and keeping in touch with my friends, and my art again keeps me very sane.

10. How old were you when you had your first kiss? 24. I never had a boyfriend until after I graduated college, and that's the one I have now.

Does that interest you or drive you away? I hope it interests you. I'm not that great at getting pictures where I want them in blogger, so if you're interested in seeing some of my favorite garage sale finds, please go here, to see some good pictures.
Last summer, I started garage saleing, I have found it so much fun. I have started a few collections, one of mini tea cups, one of vintage hankies, one of cute little vintage glassware, and silver pieces. Right now, I would say garage saleing, as well as going to antique malls and thrift stores is huge in my life.
That being said, I'm giving away a few things I found at garage sales last summer:

A pair of elbow length crocheted (?) gloves, a square doily, a shell necklace, 2 pairs of earrings, a crocheted (?) pink cross, and a Christmas ornament.

Like I said, you need to be an active blogger and just leave me a comment. If I can't find an email on your blogger profile, I will need one in your comment.
I will pick the winner at 9PM on Feb 17th. I will put a post up here the next day (Feb 18th) with their name, as well as email them. If I don't hear from the winner in 48 hours, I will pick a new one.

I hope you learned a little about me, and are interested enough to come back.

Thanks for reading, enjoy your trip.

Wendy W


ziggy stardust said...

hope i win! i dont like being first! lol! what a great giveaway! please add me to the draw and, if you have a chance, please swing by my blog...


Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

fortuitous faery said...

what charming finds!

greetings from snowy new jersey!

Homemaker Honey said...

Love the crocheted gloves.

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

lee said...

Wow! Such a fabulous blog! I've enjoyed taking a look around and getting to know you a bit.
Love those gloves and lace!fabulous! I will be back!
Enjoy OWOH and please visit me at

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful prize!!!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a great giveaway.
Please include me in your drawing.
Thank you.

Mallory said...

Neat! Count me in :)

goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

WindandHoney said...

Ooooh love those gloves!
Come visit me too #68

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. What a great selection of goodies you've gathered for your gift. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

Mimi said...

What a wonderful variety of goodies!

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net


Tara... said...

Aren't those gloves beautiful! You might think we odd...but they're totally my style! Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

The Altered Paper said...

Hello from Ky! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona USA. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

BLISS angels said...

Hi from blissangels and my doggy friends Willow and Acorn...It is wonderful to met you and see the beautiful BLOG...well more OWOH posts to see. When you get time popped over to see me,#364 the kettle is on. Hugs Wendy

Grace Wong said...

Thanks for the giveaway, the prizes are lovely! Hope you're enjoying the event :)

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Pleasanton, California
Please enter me in your lovely giveaway
If you have time to visit me

I am giving away 7 different things 

& if you want, please join my blog too!

Thanks for the entry & consideration.
Blessings ♥ tere

(")_(") "Kung Hei Fat Choi!"
happy chinese new year!

BabesbyBarb said...

Love your giveaways, I also love to go to sales and see what I can find. I love thrift stores as well. I enjoyed my visit here, I hope you can come to my blog for a visit too

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Jingle said...

What a pleasure to meet you! Vacuuming, huh? I HATE to vacuum, but if I have to do it I put on my favorite red pumps and my apron so I feel all cute! LOL! Thanks for a great giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

PEA said...

Hi Wendy, so lovely to meet you! It's funny you should mention vaccuuming because that's what I just finished doing before getting on the computer! lol Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your delightful tissue cases:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Healing Woman said...

Nice meeting you Wendy. I love the variety of choices you made for your door prize. Certainly something for everyone. I like the gloves. Please add my name to the draw and come over for a visit to number 92.

Mervi said...

Hi, beautiful giveaway, hope to win.

Greetings from Finland, travelling on the wings of
OWOH, number *451*, welcome to visit;-))m

leikkaan AT

Regina said...

Thank you for visiting my blog in your OWOH journey. It was good to meet you.

My muse is many wonderful things hidden in your generous giveaway.


Aimee Jeffries said...

Great treasures! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you!

shawkl said...

Your doily and cross bookmark are in deed crochet...the gloves appear to be lace, but not crochet...LOL! (just trying to be helpful)

Your site is quite interesting and I enjoyed my visit.

I'll be following along on your blog adventures!!


Micki said...

What beautiful prizes and thanks so much for the chance to win!

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is beautiful.
Please count me in.
Please come visit me on my blog too,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Karen said...

Enjoyed my visit.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

jane p said...

I love vintage items. Thanks for the chance.

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!

Deana said...

Great giveaway!!

be sure to stop by my blog for the OWOH giveaway!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Such fun things you're giving away; also elegant as in the gloves. When you've time,please visit Thistle Cove farm.

artworks_studio said...

Ciao Bella!I'm from Iowa too! This is my first trip with OWOH and the ride has been amazing! I am so excited to meet you and to see what you create. Thank you for inviting me. if you have time please wander over to my blog and say hello.

Rusted Wings said...

great junking finds!!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list,
warm hugs & blessings from Montana.

Mom of 3rd Culture Kids said...

Hello from Thailand! Oh, I enjoyed learning a bit about you your from the questionnaire. And just so you know, I had my first boyfriend at the age of 23 and he's now my husband.. ;)

Those in your give aways are great finds! count me in!

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

Danielle said...

garage sale finds can be so fun!
binafan at hotmail dot com

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Cameron said...

How cool to live in an old victorian! Those creaks and groaning sounds of the eerily cool!

Nice to meet you,
Cameron #83


Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

Belinda said...

your blog is beautiful .please visit mine #425
my giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby

Sherry Edwards said...

It’s lovely to meet you Wendy and hear all about you from your questionnaire answers. Thanks for the chance of winning your prize.

Thanks also for already stopping by my giveaway - good luck.

Sherry from England, UK (OWOH#133)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hi Wendy,

It's good to see a familiar face in the crowd. I would love to win anything you offer. I'm number 11 and hope you'll drop by. My contact information is on my profile page.

Gracie "Neky White" said...

What a generous giveaway! thank you so much for the chance to win these gorgeous prizes!

come to enter mine if you have time!


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Wendy,
Happy OWOH!!! What a fabulous giveaway--please put my name in the hat. It is so nice to meet you and I just became a follower on here. I hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for joining OWOH and allowing us to peek around in your blog and join in the fun of trying to win your giveaway. What an eclectic group of prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.
I would be pleased if you could find the time to come by my blog and enter for mine.
:) Gale OWOH #473
gizmo01 (at) charter (dot) net

Ksenia said...

Wow! Your door prize is wonderful!
I’d love to be a lucky winner!

Oxana from Moldova
fancyscrap at

Dianne said...

Nice to meet you. I love going to sales-the lace gloves are really pretty!
Please toss my name in the hat for your door prize and come to my blog and do the same there-#348 if you wish. Thanks!

Connie said...

what a lovely giveaway- the gloves are wonderful! please come enter my giveaway too!

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Just Jenn Designz said...

I love to go garage saleing as well. It is sooo much fun. Please throw my name into the hat for a chance to win your awesome goodies.

I would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

Digital Misfit said...

Hi from a fellow garage saler! I love finding treasures and look forward to the season starting every May. I have scored some really fabulous goodies over the past couple of years.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Shar said...

Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Awesome prizes! Thanks for the chance to win.

I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

Lezlei Ann Young said...

I am determined to stop by every blog! Glad I made it to yours! Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Beadwright said...

Hello from Florence, Oregon it is nice to meet you. Please count me in on your giveaway.

Donna said...

Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you. I enjoyed stopping by your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

~Donna #792

Wendy said...

It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your lovely little part of blogland. I would love to enter your OWOH giveaway. How wonderful. Please drop in for a visit during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
WeNdy from WonDErLand

Anonymous said...

I hope you are having as much fun with One World One Heart as I am this year!
Thanks for the opportunity to come and visit your blog
If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
I am number #25
trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

JoAnne said...

Hi Wendy,
Welcome to the world of blogging and garage saleing-both passions of mine!
Love how you introduced yourself and would love to win thse garage sale goodies.
Stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway too.. Happy OWOH!

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Rayna said...

Oooo LOVE those gloves. I love rummage saling, but unfortunately I'm going to have to curb it a bit until we get a bigger house LOL. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway, and I think I'm going to post that little fill out thing on my blog too, I like it :)

Rayna - Minnesota
northstarshetlands AT
OWOH blogger #836

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Please include me in your give away!
-Kim :)

SLucy said...

Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

Gina said...

Hi Wendy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Truly, more people are tatting than ever before. I even know of at least ONE in Iowa who is in my bloglist.

Love your garage sale finds. I didn't have time to visit any last summer and I'm so looking forward to them this summer!

:-) Gina #299

Susan said...

Hi Wendy, thanks for visiting, haven't seen or heard from you in a while. Are you still on Sum of? Anyway good luck in my draw, and please include me in yours.
thanks, Susan (Pieces of Fate)

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too. #215 on the list.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Singtatter said...

Greetings from a tatter in Singapore :) Please include me in the drawing! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello! i love garage sales as well! thank you very much for the chance to win your giveaway. if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. hugs and blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy, thank you for stopping by my blog ( to say Hi. I love your blog and giveaway and am glad you decided after all to participate in OWOH - after all it is the last year *sigh*
I hope you are enjoying school, I am so done with school, except for art classes :D of course!! Well, I will be back when the hop is over and I can leisurely look around all of your blogs :D
Hugs from just as cold New Hampshire,
Beth P

Marie S said...

Hey there Wendy, greetings from Southern California.
Thanks for popping over,I am #442.
Good luck and please enter me in yours.
Hope you are having a great time on this OWOH journey!

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Linda said...


Love your blog and your giveaways are cute! Please count me in to win!
Thanks for stopping by my OWOH!
Best Wishes,

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. What a great blog you have - and so many fun things to see.
Thanks for participating in OWOH...Isn't this fun! Please enter me in your drawing for the vintage goodies.
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Teri said...

A great collection of items that your offering!
I enjoy scrapbooking and creating altered art
jewelry. Please include me in your doorprize giveaway.
Thanks for sharing your blog. Come visit me at


LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA

I'm glad to meet you. I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer!

I'd be please to have you follow my blog.

Cool offerings! Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

HelenFern said...

I love your questionnaire! You sound like a fun gal! Please add me to your give away list and thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Helen Fern
OWOH #594

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely giveaway; thank you for the chance to enter!

Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaway.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)

mitz said...

...I want to ** shop ** in your neighborhood.. such a great give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunity

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Wendy, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted crocheted gloves and jewelry art projects. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Hi Wendy, I had fun reading you Q&A. I know you will find your true love. You will know it's him when your hands start sweating when you see him walk through the door. I've always thought it would be fun to live in a town like yours. I live on the central coast of California, not to bad a place either. My son's class had a field trip to the tide pools today. Weather was nice, I feel a little sun on my face tonight. My son found this big dinner plate size heart shaped rock. My favorite valentine. Come say hi, Cindy

Sunshineshelle said...

Hey Wendy, well I'm sucked in, you fascinated me with your intro & honest chat about yourself, so I'm a new follower ;) I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) OOOOh I forgot to say how much I loved your goody pack too, it's the sort of thing you could give to a writer & they make up an entire novel based on the contents of your gift! If you have time (I don't think I've seen you visit, but could be just dazed from dancing around the world LOL) I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) There's lot's more blogs, I feel like I'm in a marathon LOL!! Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!

RosA said...

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. I like lucky vintage finds too so your door prize is very appealing! Happy OWOH!

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
Best, Holly
My blog:

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at)

Mapi said...

Hello dear thanks for stopping by my blog.
Greetings from the Netherlands.

ByLightOfMoon said...

I adore your garage sale finds! I love to shop also, anywhere unusual! Never the mall! Your questionaire was nice! You sound like to honestly answered it! LOL!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Your blog is beautiful!
I am # 267 on OWOH and I would love to win!
Smiles, Cyndi

Downunderdale said...

thanks fro visiting my blog - great work

To Sew With Love said...

lovely person, lovely blog and lovely door prizes! hoping to win..

Novelda said...

Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine earlier. I can only imagine what I would do with assortment of things. Possibilities! It's so nice to meet you.

To Sew With Love said...

it's nice to know you thru OWOH! I am so glad I joined this year!

Cat & Cricket said...

Great way to present this post... love it!
Count me in girl on this magic carpet ride!

Stephanie said...

I would be honored to win.

isastephanie at yahoo dot com

I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway at


New End Studio said...

Hi Wendy, Thanks for stopping at my blog on the OWOH event. It's been great finding all of you out there, where I've not been before. I think your collection of hankies is sweet! I have a few, but don't really go looking for them, maybe I should before they become extinct. Hope your finger will heal up and be good as new. I used to volunteer at a library, loved it!

Thanks for the entry to your giveaway, beautiful items. So long for now.

Leslie H. said...

Cool prizes, Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. I'll stop by your art blog too. Come by for a visit Leslie

Mandy said... lovely giveaway...please count me in ...thanks for popping by my blog too...

Magic Gypsy said...

Hello, nice to meet you! Great giveaway stuff - I crochet Bible markers for gifts.

stampdiva said...

Wendy, Greetings from Scotland. I am probably too late to have my name added to the hat (DRAT!!! lol) but anyway I wanted to visit and say Hi and also thank you for visiting my Blog, Adorn #798.
Warm Wishes