Monday, December 12, 2011

The Name Game: Charm About You

I love Lucy. Really. She is charming. Her blog is charming. She is from Manchester, United Kingdom. I'm a complete sucker for all my good friends in the Unified Kingdom. So of course I was thrilled when Lucy agreed to play the Name Game.

So here is the very charming Lucy.

How did you choose the name for your blog, Charm About You?

I wanted to pick a name that meant something to me and had a positive association. Although the reason is a bit cheesy, I chose Charm About You because every night since my son was born I have sung 'Cheek to Cheek' (sung by Fred Astaire) to him at bedtime. Sometimes now he even sings it to me! 'The charm about you' is one of the lyrics, I love the song and it always makes me smile. It also helped that it had a link with quilting because of those little charm squares, which also make me smile!
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?
Originally I had set up a blog called 'Living Off Pasta and Love' but I never wrote anything!! I knew I wanted to share my quilting/sewing and wanted to blog but I felt so nervous. One day when money was tight I told my husband that for the rest of the month we'd have to live off pasta, to which he replied 'We'll be living off pasta and love'. He's such a romantic!! That sparked the name. I really liked it and it made me smile because I know as long as we're together we can get through anything. It didn't stick though because I realised it would be a better name for a food blog, which mine definitely isn't (really, pasta for a month? no one wants my cooking advice)! Also who wants to be reminded about being broke!
 If I'm honest I spent ages thinking about a name, I asked my friends, sister, husband, anyone that would listen! I came up with lots of options but Charm About You won out in the end. 
Now that you are recognized by Charm About You, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I love it! I'm happy that it makes me think about my family and the hobby I love. I'd also like to think that people smile when they read it, all the bloggers I've 'met' have plenty of charm (well, most of them!) and I'm charmed to have become part of such a wonderful bloggy community :)
Please stop by Charm About You, say hi to Lucy, and spend some time looking around.

If you want to enter this giveaway, I'd still like to hear about your favorite holiday treat. 


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Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Thank you Cindy, it was fun playing! Since I'm the first to comment and I was featured I don't know that my chances are very high for winning but I can always use more charm (packs)!! :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said... #

What a great post! I don't know if this counts but my best holiday treat is having all my children home at once:)

Patti said... #

Charming interview with Lucy!It's always so nice to learn about other bloggers. My favourite holiday treat is eggnog. Too lazy to make it from scratch anymore, so the store bought stuff is good enough for me!

Unknown said... #

Lovely interview! Nice to know a little more about lucy :-)

Toni said... #

Lucy is completely awesome, so I'm so glad to see her featured here! Favorite hard to choose because I love them all. How about chewy ginger cookies or peppermint ice cream?

Anonymous said... #

My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin pie...for some reason I only eat it in November and December! Thanks for the opportunity!

Quilt Genius said... #

My fave holiday treat is cookies. Oh, the cookies!


Anne said... #

My favourite Christmas treat is mulled wine.

Mary said... #

Lucy is most definitely charming! And what a talent! THanks for sharing more about Lucy. My favorite treat around the holidays is fudge, but I am also one of those rare people who actually likes fruit cake too!

Michele said... #

my favorite holiday treat is white fruit cake (no candied peels for me, just lots of cherries, pineapple and pecans)

Nancy said... #

would love to be able to indulge in holiday sweetness, but alas cannot...

I do miss a good fruitcake..

Nicky said... #

Lucy is so lovely - and there is certainly lots of charm about her !

My holiday treat is no school runs! Yahoo! We can all just hang out and get on with the things we enjoy!

LJ said... #

These days I've been tipping the BAILEYs in my coffee. To me, that's a treat!

Pat Merkle said... #

Everything about Lucy is charming! Love her blog!

Nat at Made in Home said... #

What a great post about Lucy!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

What a great post about Lucy - she's lovely!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Lucy is great! Wonderful profile, Cindy and Lucy!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said... #

You are such a charmer Lucy!!!

Amanda Jean said... #

Lucy herself is charming! I loved reading this post. :) the name game is so much fun!

Erin @ Once Upon a Donkey said... #

You rock Lu!

Linda in Arkansas said... #

I've loved reading Lucy's blog and it's fun to see her here. My favorite treat is mincemeat cookies. Yum Yum!

Letterpress said... #

I really enjoy this series you've got going, and how you introduce us to new people. Thanks for letting meet another one!

Kritta22 said... #

I so love the name game.
What a fun blog name!