First Things First Fun

I'm linking up with my blog buddy Halie for a fun link up she does each week called First Things First.

The Topics:
1st magazine subscription
1st piece of real jewelry
1st time you stayed home alone

ok so let's talk about magazines.
i wish i could be cool and say it was seventeen or something remotely trendy.
but no, not me.
i'm pretty sure my first magazine subscription was Ranger Rick.
it was a racoon (ranger rick) and it was all about nature.
picture national geographic on a very elementary level.
lots of fun pictures and neat stories about animals.

moving on to the jewels.
i believe i was 4 when my granny bought me a ring from service merchandise. anyone remember those stores?
it had the most tiny diamond in the middle, but i considered it an engagement ring.
i'm pretty sure i thought i was engaged to country singer randy travis.
don't judge...he was a lot different 25 years ago haha!
no, seriously, i was convinced i was going to marry him...that's a story for a different day.
i still have that little ring to pass on to my little girl (hopefully) one day.

home alone.
i don't really remember the first time i stayed home alone.
i think i was around 11 or 12, and it was just for a couple of hours.
as a general rule, and this holds true today, all doors were locked and windows closed. i would hide if anyone came to the door. such a baby.
still am!


  1. Oh my gosh, i was left alone when i was 7 but with my neighbor friend the same age. Both our moms thought it was ok if were together.
    my first magazine was a cool dancing mag.

  2. Oh I remember Ranger Rick! That was a good one too :) And that tiny little diamond ring just sounds so adorable! That's great you have been able to hold onto that ring for so long, so you can hopefully pass it on your daughter as well! That's precious :) So glad you joined in and linked up with me this week friend!