September Designer Feature Part 1 – LJS Designs

Wow is all I can say. September already. It’s the beginning of my favorite time of year. I was married in September 27 years ago and it’s the beginning of all things Pumpkin.

This month we have TWO fabulous designers and I am going to split their interview into two posts. Look for Part 2 on Wednesday, September 9. I will be talking with Lorie from LJS Designs and Dani from JB Studio.

Today I’m chatting with Lorie of LJS Designs.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Without a doubt, I would go to Paris. I have had a fascination with and desire to see Paris for as long as I can remember.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

“Do not mistake my kindness for weakness.” I try to be kind to everyone, and I think most people respect and appreciate it, but there are those people who try to take advantage of it. When that happens, I am not afraid to show my tough side and put them in their place. I don’t enjoy it, nor do I apologize for it.

What is one thing you will never do again?

Run. When I was a lot younger and thinner I loved to run and averaged 5 miles a day. Now I am old and fluffy and have a bad Achilles Tendon, so running is out of the question. From here on out, I am a walker.

What’s your favorite movie?

I don’t actually watch a lot of movies, but I have loved the Sound Of Music since I was little. Having said that, I doubt I would sit still and watch the entire thing. My attention span for movies and tv is pretty short, so anything I watch better be commercial free, or I get up to do something while the commercial is on and never come back.

Do you love or hate roller coasters?

Neither, but I am not getting on one. I am afraid of heights, going fast and falling so a roller coaster is out of the question for me. (Yes, basically I am a big chicken.)

Do you believe there is intelligent life in outer space?

I believe there is a possibility that intelligent life exists in space, but I question whether or not we would recognize it if it were not a direct reflection of us.

What was the last thing you ate?

Burger King, cheeseburger and onion rings. It is Friday night and I don’t cook on Fridays.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?


What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Dirty dishes in the sink. We have a dishwasher. Rinse and load, people. (It’s not complicated or hard, but my family just can’t seem to do it.)

Pirates or Ninjas?

Ninjas, because black is slimming.

Country or City?

Some where in the middle. I don’t want to live in a city, but I don’t want to live in the middle of no where either. I prefer Small Town, USA.

Morning or Night?

Night. I worked 3rd shift while my son was in school, kindergarten through the first half of his Senior year, so I am definitely a night person.

Indoors or Outdoors?

Indoors. I don’t care for bugs and most of them are outdoors. At least they better be!

Chocolate or Vanilla?

I’ll take half and half in a sugar cone with the candy coating you get at DQ, please.

Cats or Dogs?

Both. I currently have three rescue dogs and two rescue cats, so I am open to both. But I am not taking any more in at this time, as the ones I have keep my hands and heart full.

Who did you look up to as a kid?

My Dad. He has always been my superman.

What is the one thing that makes you happy despite any mood?

Music. I love music so hearing and singing along to a favorite song always makes me happy.

Do you have any tattoos? If yes what and where are they- If no do you want any and what would you get?

I have one, a tiny butterfly not more than an inch wide that is just below my collar bone. I like it, but I have no desire to get any more.

Name one television character that you simply adore?

I love Shemar Moore, so I am going with Derek Morgan from Criminal Minds. I’d be his Baby Girl any time.

Thanks to Lorie for playing along. Make sure to check out her GS Store, Facebook page, and her blog.

Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday for my chat with Dani.