ABC's of Janell: Isabella & Max Rooms

Janell from Isabella & Max Rooms is my guest today and I couldn't be more thrilled.  You would have to be living under a rock not to know and love this talented blogger, magazine editor and DIY extraordinaire, just to name a few of her many hats.  I don't know how on earth she does it all, but she does, and does it with effortless style. 


Be sure to subscribe to her fabulous online magazine, House of Fifty.  You will be so happy you did!  
The next issue will be up on August 1st!



So my friends, let's get ot know more about the lovely Janell...

Age: 50. The first time I saw this number associated with my name in print I literally gasped. But it's all good, the alternative isn't.
Best vacation: New Zealand, nearly 10 years ago. Isabella took her first steps there, simply gorgeous country and the food...amazing!



Chore you hate: Emptying the dishwasher. I'm training the kids.
Dogs or Cats:  Dogs.


Essential start of your day: A big cup of coffee, black. 
Favorite flower: Peonies, any available color makes me happy!


Greatest film: Amelie, adore this movie!

Height: 5' 7"
Instruments {you play or have played}: Piano & Flute, at one point I'd thought I'd study music.
Job you'd love to have: I pretty much have it, but if I couldn't do this I'd probably want to paint.
Kids: Isabella and Max, they keep me jumping.
Live: Portland, Oregon
Mom's name: Carole
Nickname: Shoot, never got one...wonder what that says. 
Overnight hospital stays: Tonsils, Appendix, Labor times two. That's enough. 
Pet peeve: Smacking gum. 
Quote: 


Right or left handed:  Right
Siblings: Two brothers, an older and a younger. Negated the middle sibling syndrome, that's my theory.
Time you wake up: 5:00 a.m., I know. Hence the need for that big cup of black coffee.
University attended: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Vegetables you dislike: Love vegetables, I believe I have yet to meet one I didn't like.
What makes you run late: Trying to fit in one last task before leaving.
X-rays: Teeth, Chest...they aren't very fun are they?
Yummy food you make: "You don't make yummy food." Husband's quote.
Zoo animal: Koala Bear!
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Thank you so much for being here today, Janell.  I loved getting to know you better!  I must say, New Zealand sounds amazing and I'm putting it on my list of places to visit.  And, I am sure you are a good cook, even if your husband says otherwise!  xo

Marianne SimonABC's