Sarah: if you could have a dream house anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Family notwithstanding: Hawaii, hands down. The weather is perfect, it is near both beaches and mountains, and is the most wonderful place I've ever visited. (And I've visited a LOT of places.) I could continue gushing. But I'll stop.
bFlat: I've been dying to know how the CSA worked out. Were the veggies good? Were you able to use them all? Would you recommend it to others?
Short answer: yes, mostly, and YES!
The vegetables were amazing. I've never tasted such great sweet corn or watermelon. Yum. I miss it a lot. It was a bit of work to make sure I used up as many vegetables as possible - I'd make a stir fry instead of a PB & J sandwich, for instance. But: The vegetables were local, so they lasted much longer than grocery store vegetables which have been shipped across the country (or world!) Plus, forcing myself to eat more fruits and vegetables is always a wonderful thing.
I would recommend a CSA to anyone and everyone. You can always share it with another person if you're afraid it will be too much. And now is a great time to start looking for one!
(A CSA is community supported agriculture - we paid a lump sum in May and got a huge bag of fresh fruits and vegetables every week for 16 weeks. Find a CSA here.)
Jimaie: 1. how tall are you?
I am a teeny tiny five-foot-one. Just don't call me a shrimp. I still hate that nickname.
2. what size shoe do you wear? ( hah! i sound so stalkery ALREADY! ;))
Six or six-and-a-half.
3. What is your all time favorite comfort food, one you could not live without?
Potatoes! Mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, fries, oven baked potatoes. When I was in high school and ate fast food, I'd get a baked potato and french fries from Wendy's.
4. Tell us your idea of a perfect day :)
One spent in Hawaii on the beach, reading.
Or, realistically, one of the days over Christmas break when we were just lazy all day - playing Wii and dominoes, watching Scrubs, cooking, and hanging out with my family and my husband. It's perfect because I can wear yoga pants and a long sleeve thermal t-shirt all day and no one judges me. Plus, I like those people.
Ashley D: If you could have dinner with one person, who would it be and why?
Right now, Michelle Goodman, who wrote The Anti 9-to-5 Guide. I'd love to pick her brain and get her advice. Oh wait! No, I'd eat with the Readymade editors and convince them to feature my wee little Etsy shop. That would rock.
If money were no issue, where would you go on your next vacation?
Definitely a tour of Asia and Southeast Asia. I lived there for five years, and would LOVE to show Mike around. It's a big part of me that kind of gets buried. I'd eat roti canai, visit my high school, go shopping at KLCC (even though we still couldn't afford it), go see a $5 movie in a movie theater with Lazy Boy recliners, and savor the humidity. Sounds good to me.
FYI: There are a million Ashleys on the Internet (and everywhere! Even though my parents named me after a boy when the name wasn't even popular. Annoying.), so to distinguish myself, I combined my Etsy name and my real name: Ashley.Star. So when I leave comments, that's me!