I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I'm back today playing 20 Questions with another small business owner. Today's victim is Jenna Hines of Call Her Happy. Jenna and I connected over Instagram a couple years back. I fell in love with her delicate hoop art and no-nonsense personality. She's fun, creative, and a fellow lover of lipstick. You can visit her shop here and follow her in instagram here! Plus she's got some really exciting news on her insta today so you should totally head over there and give her a follow. Now without any further ado....20 Questions With Jenna Hines! Enjoy!
1) How did you get started in hoop art?
Welp, I've always loved creating and doing. Once I had kids, it was harder to pull out all of the supplies for my projects; I needed something contained. I gave embroidery a try, and it just loved me and I loved it right back.
2) When you were little, what did you want to grow up to be?
Ha. I actually wanted to be president...until I learned what assassination was. Is that not weird?
3) What is your favorite book of all time?
That is a horrible question! How do I choose? What if I just pick a book that had an impact on me? The first book I ever read that stuck with me was The Giver. I read it in middle school, and I was hooked. The most recent book I finished was Gap Creek, and I find myself thinking about parts of it most days.
4) Name your favorite movie from the 80’s. Why is it your favorite?
I'm going to have to go with Little Shop of Horrors. It was something we quoted all the time growing up in our family. Feed me, Seymour!
5) How do you take your coffee?
I actually don't drink coffee :::ducks::: It gives me the jitters. But I do love it when I can sneak a taste here and there. Is that redeeming at all?
6) Favorite deceased celebrity?
I am so bad with celebrities. But, I will say, when Robin Williams died, it really had an impact on me. I'm not sure why other than perhaps I was being called to pray for his soul. So I do whenever I think of him.
7) What are three things you'd want while stranded on an island?
A loaded Kindle Paperwhite, crushed ice from Sonic, and all of the seasons of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
8) What was your favorite song/band your freshman year of high school?
I was SUCH a Dave Matthews Band girl. I would say I saw them upwards of 20 times in my life. And I do still like them.
9) Star Wars or Star Trek?
10) What is your favorite way to unwind?
I have to read a book every night before bed. Even if it is just a sentence or two before I conk out. It is just a comforting habit.
11) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Maybe the most boring answer - I don't know, but I really want to see places like the Grand Canyon and Mt. Rushmore. I don't know. They're just these Americana destinations that I feel like I need and want to see one day. And they are relatively close compared to other parts of the world, so why not?
12) If you could pick one song to sum up your life (currently) what would it be?
Definitely Here It Goes Again by OK Go. Now I just need to learn how to dance on a treadmill.
13) Favorite color?
White! White has so many possibilities. It's clean. It's fresh. It is a blank canvas. It is ready for ideas or stands alone. I love white!
14) What's currently on your playlist?
I have been listening to podcasts while I am at the gym, and in the car, I am a radio flipper. But, when I do take a minute to put on some music for myself, I listen to the Ladysmith Black Mambazo station on Pandora. I've also been throwing it back with some Ashlee Simpson, Lily Allen, and Mika.
15) Beach house or cabin in the woods?
Hm. Can I choose option C? Mike and I want to take a big risk and buy a working farm. Do I think it will happen soon? Probably not. But I just love the idea and beauty of the hard work of farm life. Getting your hands dirty and your brow sweaty is so good for the soul.
16) What is your favorite way to “treat yo’ self”?
ThredUp. And Kindle Books. Always.
17) What is your favorite bible verse?
I think this changes depending on my current situation in life. I like to repeat the words "be still" to myself often because I have a tendency to go full throttle all the time. But, more specifically these days, I like, "Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope."
18) Which do you prefer, online shopping or in store shopping?
Online. In the store, I get flustered because of kids and indecision and I'm usually hungry, so I end up just buying something without thinking it through. Once I bought pleather pants. Mis-take. Online I get to put things in my cart and think about it for the afternoon before clicking awayyyyyyy.
19) Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
If my life was exactly how it is now in 10 years, I would be totally content. But, if God wants us to live in a tropical climate with an ocean view, I wouldn't fault Him for it. Realistically though, I hope we will be homeschooling our brood, and I will be creating something.
20) Who is your current inspiration/role model?
I get so much inspiration from everyday people. I might look at a mom and appreciate how she grows as a mother. I will look at an artist on Instagram and use her business model as inspiration for my own shop. I see people going through terrible hardships, and I admire their prayerfulness and redemptive suffering. I'm a people studier.
And there you have it! Seriously, go check out her easy shop and pick out something to "treat yo' self" with! Have a great day peeps!
Full Hands, Full Heart,