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.

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.


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AnnieK said... #

I'm loving greens, blues and yellows together right now.

KathySue said... #

I love aqua and bright orange.

LisaT said... #

I am working on a quilt using reds, greens, and golds that could be used year round or at Christmas time. Beautiful! Thanks!

Rina Mason said... #

Today it's aqua and peach. Who knows what it will be tomorrow.

Christine said... #

Greens and blues and browns. And orange.

Anonymous said... #

Anything with aqua! Mostly red and white!

Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said... #

My favorite color combo right now is either aqua and red or aqua and creamsicle orange!

Marcia W. said... #

purple and aqua

Marcia W. said... #

purple and aqua

Karrie said... #

red, white, teal, and pink

Passion to Create said... #

I love teal and apricot!!! so beautiful!

Shannon said... #

I'm all about shades of purple right now

Jeannie D said... #

Grey, yellow and aqua with white.

Cassie said... #

I'm all about neon these days!!

Darlington Delights said... #

I am loving yellow and gray right now. (Tomorrow it may change though!). Thanks for the giveaway!

佩仪pueyyee said... #

I love red, orange, yellow. they are warm colours.

Saraccino said... #

Turquoise combined with a fresh green. For example Pistachio 2 (I love this colour so much, we even painted our fridge and the splash screen in the kitchen in this colour! ^^)

Carin@Ullhärvan said... #

I love teal and aqua!

Anne said... #

I love aqua and orange/coral and aqua and red.

Lisa said... #

Right now, I'm sewing a quilt with various shades of purple and green. I've never sewed with these two colors together before and it looks good. :)

Susan said... #

I am working with grays and oranges right now. thank you

Mitzigunde said... #

I like aqua, citron, grey, and dark blue right now. I am working on a quilt in these colors. Thanks for the giveaway!

charelise123 said... #

I love green, I really enjoy working with all bright colours :-)
Thank you for offering the giveaway.

A Joyful Chaos said... #

Gray and burgundy is a favorite combination of mine.


Unknown said... #

Royal purple with either turquoise or grey is one of my current crushes. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize!

Peggy said... #

I like blues and greens.

Jaime said... #

I love turquoise and grey!

Eema-le said... #

I'm really into purple and orange right now, sunset colors.

Anonymous said... #

My favourite at the moment is orange, warm yellow and cream...

Lisa said... #

I like rainbow, all six colors in order.

Michelle said... #

Green seems to be my color of late but Purple is my all time favorite color.

Karen said... #

I have lots of grey and yellow stashed but recently have been working in springy pinks, greens, blues and yellows. Thx for the chance ;o)

Dede said... #

My current favorite combo is navy & citron. Thanks so much for the chance at your giveaway!

Anonymous said... #

I am loving orange and grey right now.
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Anonymous said... #

I can't choose ... I love lime and turquoise, pink and green, orange ... Thank you so much for sharing those beautiful fabrics - fantastic colour bundle! x Teje

Bossymamma said... #

I really like random colours in crazy patchwork rather than a specific scheme.

Nancy said... #

I'm working with blue and orange but turquoise and white are next up.

Nancy said... #

Loving blues and greens.

Erika said... #

Right now I'm loving turquoise and grey. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Pippa Parsons said... #

fab giveaway im loving aqua, lime green and citron yellow

Pegerella said... #

Teal and greys are favourites right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jan said... #

Teal and coral is so bright and cheery. Thanks!

Lindsay said... #

Gray lime and navy!

Rocksteadyemme said... #


I'm loving grey as a neutral with anything!

Toye said... #

I am hording some blue, green, yellow and white fabric right now just waiting for the perfect pattern. It reminds me of bluebonnet season here in Texas. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

jana277 said... #

I like browns and greens.

kt said... #

I love blue and green together--makes me think of green trees against a blue sky, or overlooking a crystal clear lake. Thanks for the chance to win!

Four dogs and one quilter said... #

I love blue, yellow and white.

Lynn said... #

lime, teal and corals. thanks. love your blog!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said... #

Purples and greens!

Jen Barnard said... #

Red and cream.

Unknown said... #

I love orange & anything!

Jen said... #

Grey and pale yellow and then again, fall colors -rust, dk green, gold, maroon, and orange. Orange is just my all time favorite color though!

Caryn said... #

I love aqua and red at the moment. Thanks for the giveaway

Lia*s Handmades said... #

I currently like pink and aqua, as well as grey, black and white :)
Many thanks for the chance on this amazing bundle!

Lori said... #

Grey and Pink

Anonymous said... #

I seem to be into blue fabrics lately. With the arrival of the spring/summer season, I dream of blue & yellow and blue & white (nautical) color combos. This is a very nice giveaway, thank you very much!
And I enjoyed reading your Name game interview. I'm new to your blog so I didn't know the game, neither did I know Owen's Olivia, but it was a nice read. :)
My email: lholy_chan [at] yahoo [dot] fr

Deb said... #

Purple and green has always been my favorite.

redzshadow said... #

Black, white and grey.

Laurel09 said... #

grey and purple, or teal and orange.

Kabagirl said... #

hmmm yellow, grey and teal

Melanie said... #

Natural essex. Thanks so much for the chance!

Kali said... #

Currently I cant get enough of purple and teal! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa E said... #

That rainbow bundle is beautiful. I'm loving red/aqua right now.

Sarah said... #

I'm seeing aqua and red everywhere these days and I'm actually quite liking it. It surprises me because I'm not usually an aqua girl, I prefer more of a cornflower blue usually.

Just Quilt It said... #

I like greens and purples right now.

janequiltsslowly said... #

Right now it's yellow & grey.

cyn said... #

I was working on a quilt, and wearing the same colors-green & purple.

Kelli Fannin Quilts said... #

I'm making a project with grey and light citron right now. I like all colors and combos for the most part, so I'll go with whichever one I'm working on at the moment. Thanks for the chance to win, Cindy! xoxo

Mara said... #

RAINBOW colors! or yellow with black and white.

Valerie said... #

Fuchsia and purple.


contentncm said... #

Turquoise and raspberry
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FlourishingPalms said... #

My favorite color combination changes with the trends. Right now, I'm still stuck on Tango Tangerine and aqua. And I like lotsa yellow too. Our move to Florida really changed my color palette! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaway.

Abby said... #

I'm loving grey and teal. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Unknown said... #

I have 2 color combos that are catching my eye right now. 1 is pink/black & white, 2 is aqua and brown/tan.

Tracy said... #

I'm working with raspberry, turquoise and lime, calmed down with grey.

Rhonda the Rambler said... #

My current fav is yellow and gray...thanks for the introduction to a great blog and a giveaway!

tlcala4me said... #

greens and purples [reminds me of vining clematis]

Kendra said... #

coral and gray!

Mitzigunde said... #

I love aqua, citron, gray, and dark blue at this time!

barb said... #

I love bright purple and bright green

Ellen said... #

Turquoise, gray and white. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Jacklynn Grimm said... #

My favorite combination right now is purple and teal.

Diann said... #

I'm loving blues and greens.

MoeWest said... #

I like aqua and orange. Thanks for the giveaway.

Brenda said... #

I have always liked fall colors but have recently gotten into pastels! Go figure! Maybe it's because there are 2 new baby girls in the family!
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Sue H said... #

I still love the aqua/coral combination. Planning a rainbow quilt when I finish a Converging Corners in aqua/coral.

Nanbon44 said... #

my current colors are peach and cream

Jill Dorsey || Made with Moxie said... #

Hot pink and orange. And red with teal.

Anonymous said... #

I like lots of color combinations but my favorite currently is Blue and White. So clean and crisp.


Kylie Carlson said... #

Orange and grey.

Calikisses said... #

I love purple and gray together

Anonymous said... #

I always love rainbow colors, especially green. Right now I have a great fondness for the aqua trend

Marie said... #

grey and yellow

CaroleM said... #

I've been liking purple and gray!

toffeepops said... #

Loving the rainbow! At the moment my favourite colour combo is pink, green and blue. Spring has finally sprung, and the fresh leaves on the blossoming cherry trees are so vibrant. If only we were getting a bit more blue sky to go with it.... Thanks for the chance!

Patty Poe said... #

I love coral, pink, and green right now.

Liz, Quilt Adventurer said... #

love blues and greens...and love your giveaway!

Janet said... #

I'm into purple and yellow right now - must be the warmer weather!

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