Monday, May 6, 2013

The Name Game: Owen's Olivia


I'm so happy to have Nancy here from Owen's Olivia.

How did you choose the name for your blog?

When I  decided that I would start blogging, picking a name was a bit tricky and difficult.  I knew my blog would not be for my family to keep up with the going ons in my life, and I knew it would serve a purpose to share with others my creative adventures.  I had just begun to sew, and I did not realize that almost two years into blogging I would take such a focus on the craft.   I dreaded home economics in middle school!


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owen's olivia is unique.  I share with readers sewing projects and home projects.  They are the two most important crafts in my life.  I cannot watch enough HGTV (when it's available) or browse enough interior design magazines,  but I also cannot stop buying or drooling over quilting cottons! On my blog, most of the time the two are not related, as in I am not sewing something specifically for my home.   I knew I could not choose a name like "Sew Trendy" or "Nancy's Interiors" that reflected specifically what I was doing because I was doing both!   I have always been fond of the name Olivia.  It's my middle name.  (I'm actually Nancy-Jean Olivia.) I've never enjoyed having the name Nancy, and I always dreamed of changing it to Olivia.  Owen is my three year old son's name, and when I was figuring out names for my blog, I worked with our names.
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Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?


Owen and Olivia, Olivia and Owen,  and Olivia and Kate  (Kate being at that time what I wanted to name a daughter)

Honestly, I just wanted a cool name that was easy to remember.  Something with words or names that just fit well together but left it open to interpretation like Skinny laMinx, Westwood Acres, Lulu DK, or Zak + Fox.  I'm not sure if I accomplished that with owen's olivia, but I just lack creativity in the naming department.

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Now that you are recognized by your blog name, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
Maybe for the first year I was little unsure about my name.  Some days I like it, some days not.  I cannot tell you how many times people have called me Olivia.  (I guess my wish is coming true :)  


I think now that I am becoming more known, I feel this is the name that will stay with me for the duration of my blogging time, and I am okay with that.  I would definitely like to change my business name into something more like I mentioned above, but I am terrible at coming up with names!
I am so thrilled that I started blogging.  I have many friends, maybe even some family members, who do not take my blogging (or my sewing) seriously.  It is so nice to be able to connect with those who understand this crazy life of blogging and respect what I am doing while I stay at home with Owen.  I have met so many wonderful people through blogging, and the internet has really helped me to showcase my talents.  

Thanks for having me today!  Feel free to follow along with me as I share my sewing and home projects.  You can find me on Facebook, Bloglovin', Etsy, and of course on my blog.


peaceout 
Thanks so much, Nancy, for sharing with us today.


Coming up: Live a Colorful Life.

Yes, it's true. Next week I am playing the Name Game!  Simply Miss Luella will be hosting and there might even be a little giveaway. I hope you will check it out!
Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to have you visit again soon.
Cindy



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LeAnne said... #

My go-to colors again: blue, turquoise, and purple.

eva said... #

my faves at the moment are lime green and orange..
beautiful set of fat quarters..
xo
eva

Linda in PA said... #

I'm liking navy with lime right noe.

Victoria M. said... #

Right now my favorite color combination is brown, rust and cream. Thanks for having this giveaway.

roxanne said... #

Working with grey and blue with a couple of pops of bright yellow. Thanks for the giveaway.

ikkinlala said... #

Right now I like the black/white/red combination.

pupton said... #

Blue and yellow like forget-me-nots is my favorite combo!

JADE1712 said... #

My all time faves - purple and green, sometimes with a little yellow thrown in for good measure!

Jodi Godfrey said... #

I love neutrals!

Cara said... #

Turquoise and Lime is a fav right now

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B Greene said... #

What a wonderful giveaway prize!! I love gray and orange together right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

atabanana29 said... #

I am loving nautical colors right now! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

Renee said... #

Purple and grey.

KRubin said... #

I love purples and greens together!

Nikita said... #

purple/pinks/greys/turquoise and teals.. and some yellows

Rachell said... #

I just did a quilt in yellow and gray, and I'm loving it.
but I like just about any color with yellow...I love quilting yellow stars on dark backgrounds. right now, I'm finishing up Happy Quilting Melissa's Starburst quilt along, with purple star and yellow background.

crazyestonian said... #

I am working with soft blues and grays and white right now. I love how peaceful this combo is :)

Jeneta said... #

Grey, light blue and orange.

GranChris said... #

I really like blues so I can put just about anything with them or they can be left alone.

Melanie Sim (Heart and Homemade) said... #

Lilac and mint for me! Thanks for hosting this giveaway :-)

Nina said... #

Purple-Green it's the perfect combination for me.

Catskill Quilter said... #

I love aqua and orange together! Thanks for the chance.

Patricia said... #

I like a range of blues from cobalt to aqua. There is a quilt in those colors perking away in my brain.

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said... #

Wow, what a really hard question, I love autum colours together, but I think if I had to pick just two it would be purple and turquoise... or maybe teal and brown... see what a hard question.

Sarah said... #

I love pastels at the moment, particularly green, blue and pink together. Thanks for the chance to win!

Molli Sparkles said... #

Navy and chartreuse ... but Lordy, it changes by the day!

Mystica said... #

Pink with lime green!

Patti said... #

Aqua, red and pink!

Kelly G said... #

I am really keen on Aqua and Red at the moment - I am planning on making s string block quilt.

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JoyceLM said... #

Green, blue & purple are a favorite combination now. Thanks for the giveaway.

Thrifty Finn said... #

Right now, navy with white and hot pink.

Szamóca said... #

Right now it is yellow and grey (reading the comment above, I will try gey and coral too:))
ehodasz at yahoo dot com

Patty said... #

i love blue and tan. Thanks!

Emma said... #

I'm loving lime green and navy at the minute.

Unknown said... #

Aqua and anything!

Jessica said... #

gray and mustard yellow! thanks for the giveaway!

Andie D. said... #

Orange and pretty much anything!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

pink and orange! bright and cheery!
I love Nancy's makes, especially those cool shorts!!

And this would be . . . . said... #

Blues and greys!

Mandinga said... #

greens - spring!

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said... #

i love turquoise + grey + yellow!

JLVerde said... #

I'm all about orange today. Pair it with any other color and I'll be happy.

sherry said... #

liking pink and orange

Nikki said... #

I love purple and right now I am enjoying pairing it with green, in light and dark varieties if possible.

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Jolien said... #

Right now I'm "slaving" on a gray & orange cardigan, so those are the only colors I see. If only my sewing machine would cooperate better and making me unpick less, haha. ;-)

A Time for Stitching said... #

My favourite colour combination has been autumn colours of oranges, greens and browns for many years now.
Teresa x

Jayne said... #

My favorite color combination right now is cantaloupe, honeydew, orange and teal!

Anonymous said... #

Yellow and blue -- just about any shade/combo looks great!

Lori’s Loops said... #

Orange and aqua or yellow and gray

Fran said... #

I'm loving orange & charcoal at the moment. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Unknown said... #

Orange and teal

Cheryl said... #

I love red and aqua together right now

thehappycrochetchic said... #

I love charcoal and yellow right now!

Vernon said... #

At the moment, I'm into the combination of blues and yellows.

Cheri the Quilting Nanny said... #

Right now... purples are my fav...with greys and yellow and black! Have I made a quilt in those colors? No. Why? Cause it is spring and I want to make a bright cheery colorful quilt! Thanks for the drawing, they fabs are beautiful!

Cheri the Quilting Nanny said... #

I just joined to follow via email. I want to read NOW, not filter through Facebook! Your blog is inspiring!

Rhonda D. said... #

Right now I like lime green, gray and cream. Thanks for the chance to win!

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annette said... #

favorite color is green

Joyce Carter said... #

WOW! You are so generous with your giveaway. Thank you sooo much! I enjoyed meeting Nancy and reading about her adventure into the world of blogging,too. My favorite color combo is pink and green. Thanks again.

mvink said... #

I'm lovin' orange and purple! Thank you!!

Michelle said... #

Grey with anything neon!

Michelle

boldax at gmail dot com

Cloud 9 said... #

I love blue and cranberry.

Unknown said... #

purple and teal!

Unknown said... #

I like greens. Thanks for the chance to win.

sntbosch said... #

yellow and grey
sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

Purl Buttons said... #

I like turquoise, orange, yellow, brown and golden tan

Linda said... #

Right now a favorite color combination is tangerine and khaki. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said... #

I really like the combination of red and aqua...thank you for the chance to win!
Tami

tamiquilts (at) att (dot) net

Britt G. said... #

My favorite combo right now is blue, green and yellow!

KT said... #

Loving blue and gray at the moment. Thanks for the chance

m hoch drei said... #

I love green and purple and blue togehter.
Have a sunny day and thank you for the chance !

CMEH said... #

i love gray and yellow combo right now... it is my fave

Cat G. said... #

I love blue/aqua right now. Thanks! racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

Sheila said... #

I love greens at the moment, acid green with turquoise is yummy.

Laurel said... #

navy and coral...

Renee said... #

Grey and blue!

kristyn said... #

Right now my favorite color combo is a really saturated purple (somewhere between a violet and maroony color) with a light sage green color but a close second is yellow/gray/teal combo. Thanks for the giveaway!

Martina said... #

I love red and aqua at the moment!

Lou said... #

Orange and lime green or Grey and Turquoise are my favs right now:)

Unknown said... #

I love aqua and red

Danielle said... #

Aqua/green/yellow

doctordestiny_22 said... #

I am planning a quilt in various shades of purple with a little blue mixed in too. thanks for the chance to win! :D

CraftyHourMom said... #

gray & blue, gray & white, grey & coral!

Thanks for the chance - I have two giveaways happening too: www.craftyhour.com

Kathy H said... #

My favorite is red and white.

Sal said... #

Great giveaway!! I like grey with blues or greens. shelly sal4qtatgmaildotcom

Kim said... #

I love light aqua, red, green, yellow and pink right now.

All Set said... #

Emerald green and navy... So beautiful!

Sarah said... #

gray and mustard

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noga quilts said... #

My favorite colors are all shades of red. Thanks for this great giveaway!

Catherine said... #

Love, love, love seafoamy green and coral pink.

Mia said... #

I love aqua and red.Thanks for the giveaway!Many greetings from Spain!

Ms Nora said... #

Rainbow colours matched with black

Alison V. said... #

eggplant and coral!

craftykaren said... #

Slate blue with deep navy has always been a favorite.

Karen said... #

turquoise and orange. Wonderful giveaway, thanks so much.

leigh7911 said... #

Yellow and... anything. Grey and navy are tied right now. :)

LalaLand said... #

What a giveaway! I'm really pulled towards bright colours lately, am currently quilting our new sofa throw in deep pink, orange, green and brown - sounds weird but it works!

Debora K said... #

My favorite color combo right now is yellow and pink.

LalaLand said... #

What a giveaway! I'm really pulled towards bright colours lately, am currently quilting our new sofa throw in deep pink, orange, green and brown - sounds weird but it works!

Steffie said... #

Grey and peach.... or teal and anything.

Stacy said... #

I like gray and teal.

Kellie Staton said... #

Love red and aqua right now. Red is my favorite color anyway so the thrown in aqua is just an added bonus.

Little Ella Lu said... #

I'm loving aqua and bright pink.

Rachel said... #

I'm liking grey, yellow, and aqua. I also like teal and red together. So hard to pick a favorite combination - it can change in the amount of time it takes to leave a comment! :P Thanks for the chance to win.

Robin said... #

Teal and gray are working for me right now. Thank you for the fun of the giveaway.

Kathy said... #

I want to do a quilt with pink and black. Giveaway day is so fun - thanks so much for the chance to win!

Heather A said... #

I can never resist blues/greens/turquoise.

EG said... #

Oh my goodness, love that two zipper pouch!

I like Navy with almost anything. Mustard, coral, red, white, green.

Pre said... #

Aqua, Grey, Navy, Teal

Thanks!

Evie H said... #

Oh, my, what a fabulous giveaway! Thank you. I really like red, black and cream (almost always!).

Tanya said... #

I like turquoise and browns together. Thanks for chance to win.

Anonymous said... #

I'm really into navy and coral this Spring!

Mrs.Pickles said... #

thank you for the chance to win. I like blues and browns

Jo said... #

Cranberry, pink and gray are doing it for me right now. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

Allison said... #

My favorite combo is purple and blue, especially light blue

Anya said... #

Pink, brown, and white. Thanks for the chance!

Angelia Lanouette said... #

Beautiful fabric! I love blue, green and purple. Thank you for such a generous giveaway! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said... #

Gray and mustard

Becky said... #

I'm combining lots of blue and tan. Thanks for a super giveaway!

Katie said... #

Grey and orange

Sharon Aguilar said... #

purple and gray.

Tammy said... #

Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. What a gorgeous and generous giveaway. I am loving greys with yellows & mustards and also I love teh aqua, red, pink white & yellow combination as well.

Heather said... #

I know it's so two years ago, but I still love grey and yellow!

Bethany said... #

pink and aqua!

Jusmom1 said... #

My favorite colors are aqua, pink, red and violet

Binks said... #

Monochromatic purple with gray.

wooLynn said... #

Grey and yellow right now...

Allison Sews said... #

I'm really into mint and grey. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sheryl said... #

I'm loving a range of purples/pinks/blues as a combination. Right now I'm working with green, brown, blue and orange so a softer palette is rather appealing.

stitchingandbacon said... #

I am in love with bright pink and low volume gray. Thank you for the give away!

Libby said... #

I love purple and grey.

Sue said... #

I'm a blue and green girl.

Amanda said... #

I've been enjoying grey with a bright color.

Katie said... #

I'm currently loving pink and green. Thanks!

Unknown said... #

White, grey and orange. Thanks for the chance, what a fantastic giveaway! hayleymstephens@gmail dot com

Dawn said... #

my fave combo is turquoise, yellow and gray. Thanks!

Crystal said... #

I am loving turquoise with white and pink!

Jill R. said... #

Love blue and grey

Shanny said... #

I love teal, red, and orange. The quilt you have up there has turned my head too. Teal, black, white is lovely.

Moowee said... #

I have been collecting orange, green and yellow Batiks. I think it is a fun summer combo.

Jodi - usairdoll said... #

Great interview. I'm liking yellow and gray.

Thank you for an awesome and generous giveaway and a chance to win.

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MizMccrerrand said... #

Green and beige right now! Thank you for the giveaway!

Bj said... #

Favorite of all time is Red and White, I just love how they compliment each other, Thank You, Bj.

Blythe said... #

I am inspired by sage green with yellow and tans because they remind me of the desert wildflowers I've been seeing this spring around Las Vegas. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway! cherney.b(at)gmail

Vicki H said... #

I love green and purple. I have my fingers crossed for your great giveaway. Thanks.

Jodi said... #

I am loving grey and soft yellows for me at the moment.

Sasha said... #

I like coral and grey at the moment. I thought it was a bit different but reading the comments i think i might be a bit fashionable! Well there is a first time for everything!

Unknown said... #

I love blacks and whites, especially the "text" fabrics

Anonymous said... #

I like teal & coral together and aqua & yellow right now. Thanks for the chance!

quilary said... #

Blue and white are my favourite

Loree said... #

Right now I like ocean colors -- blues & greens :)

Jill said... #

I love marigold and gray.

Carla G said... #

I'm loving grey & teal or aqua at the moment! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

adriprints said... #

I love teal + red, chartreuse + grey, and aqua + brown. You have a really lovely blog here! It's nice that the giveaway introduces people to so many new places.
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Jacqueline said... #

I really like black, red and white at the moment.

Oddbjørg said... #

The autumn colours are my favourites.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Gill said... #

Navy and green!

Seraphym said... #

Hi! Obsessed with all shades of blue at the moment, with greys and whites

elflyn said... #

Blue and grey at the moment.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said... #

favorite color combination is grey and teal. hadas_a1@yahoo.com

Valerie said... #

Love blue and grey right now, especially with pops of lime green :)

Michelle said... #

My favorite color combo would have to be purple and green together. Love it!

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Laurel said... #

Blues and greens. But since I have almost no blue in my house, I'm trying to change! :-)

principeta said... #

Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.So many fabrics,this is s o generous of you.My fav colors are teal,blue and soft pink and rainbow.Have a lovely day.

Margaret said... #

I am liking brown, orange and lime green.

Unknown said... #

I love blues with anything - but I am really liking the aqua and teals with black right now! Thanks for the super opportunity to win!

Sandra said... #

Purple and Aqua in the right tones and they are striking together.

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robin said... #

I like red and aqua. :)

Keri S said... #

Loving pink and grey right now! Thanks!! kerihag at yahoo dot com

Mom C said... #

I made an aqua, soft red and cream chevron quilt. Absolute gorgeousness. Unfortunately it wasn't for me, it was a wedding gift but I loved the color combination and want to make that next. Thanks.

Dee said... #

I am crushing on red, teal and white - such a happy combo.
thanks for the give away.

Leo said... #

purple with either red or orange

Sandra said... #

I love a red combo or even a gray black combo. Yes, I totally agree with this is a great way to add some basics to my stash. I just need to become the winner. It is so much fun when you have a wonderful squishy box in your mailbox. Thank you for being a part of this SMS giveaway and the chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Brittney said... #

It's red-orange and orange-red for me, lately. Maybe because I was sunshine starved during winter?

Katarina said... #

What a great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win. I still love red and aqua :)

Jennifer said... #

I recently made a baby boy quilt in lime green, grey, royal blue and yellow. I'm surprised how much I really like that combo!

CarrieM said... #

Mint Green and Sky blue!

CurlyGirlMom said... #

Right now, it's navy, yellow and orange.

Anna said... #

I been eyeing alot of black, white,re and turquoise combos.

Anna said... #

I've partial to red,black,white and turquiose

Carolyn said... #

What a fantastic giveaway! I had decided that I would like to collect tone-on-tones so surprise surprise. I love all colors particularly the autumn colors of rich reds, oranges, golds and greens. Thank you sooo much for this giveaway and for a chance to win.

Georgia said... #

I like navy with pale green!
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Madeleine said... #

I love greens and blues!

Stephanie said... #

teal and navy!

Christine said... #

I like aquas with beige and tan shades

Amy said... #

Gray and orange or navy at the moment! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

joanold said... #

I'm loving pink combined with grey at the moment.

Anonymous said... #

I love navy and white, with a pop of hot pink or aqua

kathyleblanc78@gmail.com said... #

I am loving grey and plum. I use a pale grey and dark plum.

ipatchandquilt said... #

Tangerine, coral, light blue and grey

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danielle said... #

Pink, a not-too-bright orange, and navy blue.

Katy said... #

I love blue and green. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Anonymous said... #

I love purple and green - especially in saturated jewel tones.

ThreadCatcher said... #

I like aqua, red and gray right now. Thanks for the chance at your amazing giveaway.

Rachel Martorano of Ravens Rascals said... #

I love green and brown. Thanks for participating! :)

Beth said... #

Plum, gray, and orange are my current favorite combo, although I suspect that the bright sunny weather will change my preferences.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite color combo is grey with anything

Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said... #

I am working with dark grey and lime right now and I really like it.

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MoniqueB said... #

Loving greens and purples. monique.belmer at gmail.com

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