Tag - Teamed! I'm it.

Home Stager with RE:STYLE Home Staging

I've been tagged by both Marianne Sweet and Sheron Cardin. Thank ladies! I just want to say that I've really enjoyed reading everyone's memes. Very interesting answers out there!

1. Favorite Musical Artist: My favorite has always been the band Led Zeppelin. I wasn't ever a stoner or devil worshipper; I just really enjoyed their music. My husband says that the reason he decided to go out with me was because he saw my cassette tapes in my car and figured I must be pretty cool.

2. Favorite Artist: I've never studied or invested or "got into" art. I just know what I like when I see it. My favorites are landscapes that look like you are going somewhere; down a path, on the road to a town in Italy etc. Take me away!

3. Favorite Blogger:  I swear Elaine Manes makes me laugh in every post or comment she writes!

4. If you could meet anyone dead/alive who would it be/most interesting about them: I would like to have a long one on one with David Packard and William Hewlett from HP. I love their Rules of the Garage:

  • Believe you can change the world.
  • Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever.
  • Know when to work alone and when to work together
  • Share - tools, ideas. Trust your colleagues.
  • No politics. No bureaucracy. (These are ridiculous in a garage.)
  • The customer defines a job well done.
  • Radical ideas are not bad ideas.
  • Invent different ways of working.
  • Make a contribution everyday. If it doesn't contribute, it doesn't leave the garage.
  • Believe that together we can do anything.
  • Invent.

They make sense don't they?

5. What I wanted to be when I grew up: I actually wanted to be a teacher and a writer. College changed my mind. Funny how becoming a home stager actually led me to fulfilling my dreams... now I stage, train and write everyday!

6. Most interesting trivia I know: I may only be trivia to me but... I found out yesterday that the baby is going to be a girl!

7. What point in history would choose to live:  I think that is so cool that we live in a generation that has seen the invention of the internet, DVR and so much more. But I think it would have been even more exciting to be witness to the first man in space and the invention of the TV.

8. Most interesting job I ever had:  My previous life career was being the Manager of a children's toy store called Zany Brainy and Noodle Kidoodle. I hope some of you remember them. I loved my job more than anything else. My days were surrounded by toys that I grew up with, amazing new products, Puff the Magic Dragon playing on the stereo overhead and we had a theater that we played Disney and other movies from open to close. The biggest joy was seeing the innocent smiles on the faces of those kids when their Mom said "Yes". We suffered demise when Wal-mart started selling toys below cost one year... We couldn't compete, and so I moved on to this new stage of my life (pun intended).

So enough about me...let's hear from Kimo Stowell, Kathleen Garvey and Carole Provenzale. For some reason, I think they will be very interesting to hear about.



Comments (9)

Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales

Hi Cari!  CONGRATS on your news that it is a GIRL!!  We LOVE 'Girl Power' around here! (No slight to the manly men here either!)  How fabulous!  I think that is one of the greatest 'secrets' which is revealed in a person's life! Finding out the gender of an unborn bambino...that is wonderful!  I see the tag...a few people have tagged me so I need to get on it and play catch-up with the game! Thanks! Regards-Kathleen G

Jun 04, 2008 02:06 AM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

BABY!?!  That's wonderful!  Love the garage rules - we all need to print them out!  Thanks, Cari - Julie

Jun 04, 2008 02:26 AM
Elaine Manes Gage
Home Staging Online Services - Denver, CO
Staging done ONLINE!

Cari- Well, I never stop being surprised by everyone's answers! From Led Zeppelin to Puff the Magic Dragon!!! Congrats on your little girl. My daughter is a joy, at least five days out of the week! ;) I'm honored by the mention!

Jun 04, 2008 02:48 AM
Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend!

Oh dear Cari - I am afraid I did live in a time in history when the first man went into space and the invention of the TV." What would you like to know...? Congratulations on your baby!

Jun 04, 2008 09:42 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Cari, What a wonderful way to get that information out--in a MeMe.  Congratulations, I am thrilled for you!  What an amazing time for you.  I am a Led Zepplin fan as well, saw them way back in the 70's...and thank you (I think) for the MeMe but I already did mine--and it had WAY more then 8 questions.  Again, a huge congrats to you!

Jun 04, 2008 09:58 AM
Marianne Sweet
Home Sweet Home Staging - Rochester Hills, MI
Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI

I remember Zany Brainy!  We had one here on Rochester Rd. until it closed a few years back and became Pier 1. 

Congrats on your baby girl........I'm partial to girls myself. 

Thanks for "Getting the Led Out" and playing along!

Jun 04, 2008 10:34 AM
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Led Zepplin? You are bringing back memories. First man in space? I watched it on TV. It was wonderful and exciting and everyone was glued to the radio or TV set. Congratulations on your little girl. She is a lucky, lucky child.

Jun 04, 2008 11:52 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Those are really good garage rules - and just sort of general rules actually! 

Congrats on the baby girl.... I know you are excited!

Jun 04, 2008 11:53 AM
Marianne Sweet
Home Sweet Home Staging - Rochester Hills, MI
Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI

And how about those Red Wings??  Woohoo!!!

Jun 05, 2008 12:34 AM