Tuesday, July 21, 2009

So Like Candy

Photo courtesy of JUNKMARKET Style

I must confess. I get a bit giddy whenever I see my name somewhere...maybe it stems from childhood. All of my friends had "normal" names like Jennifer, Amy and Melissa. We'd go on field trips for school or Girl Scouts and while there, would enter the doors of gift shops, always in search of the most impressive of souvenirs. Keychains. Not just any keychains, but ones with our names on them.

Amy always seemed to find hers first, most likely since her name was at the beginning of the alphabet and pretty easy to spot. Melissa snatched hers up pretty quickly too. But I was most envious of Jennifer. Jennifer always had a choice to make. Hmmm...she'd say "should I pick Jennifer, Jenny or Jen?" Then came my turn. Candy. My friends were always nice and helped look for my name, periodically squealing "I found CandACE!" Unfortunately, I'd have to say "but I'm a CandICE". The rack could only spin around so many times before I resigned to buying yet another Cool! or Cute Girl keychain.

Photo courtesy of JUNKMARKET Style

So, although the ridiculous thrill I feel whenever I see my name could stem from childhood, it cannot be proven. I suppose it's as good of an excuse as any.

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As always, take care and keep on junking!


  1. You poor thing...sounds like you had it rough in the personalized souvenir department... You know I'm going to have to find something for you now - :)

    BUT...look at all the great "CANDY" bars with your name on it!

    Now you have a name tag though, right??? And it just might be waiting for you in Minnesota!

    Smiles, Kathy

  2. I know how it feels...my name is Gari-Ann. Yep, try finding anything personalized with that name! ha!

    That tag is cute...would be easy to make!

  3. I felt your young pain! It wasn't until Cher Bona came about that I saw my name in print...then it was all over the place!

    The Texas Woman

  4. Oh so understand as a Mandy, you rarely see it any where and sorry no Amanada as much as it is a very pretty name, is not the one my mum picked.

    You have so many lovely things going on in your blog space, think i need cup of tea for a nice long visit.

  5. I just found your blog... I'm in love! :) I saw your typewriter project on JunkMarketStyle... now I'm on the search for one! LOL
    And as an "Amy"... let me say this.... yes, I had the keychain, pencil, license plate... etc... but, oh how I wished for an exotic name such as yours! :)
    I'm a new follower and fan of yours!!!

  6. Joli feels the same way....she did have the peel and stick letters for the plastic license plate on her bicycle when she was little though :) Your name is just as beautiful as you are! - Lisa

  7. What an adorable post Candy....so funny about the keychain names. I, too, can relate as Janis is always spelled J-A-N-I-C-E!!!! Too funny!!

  8. Great post! LOve your blog!! We'll be back for sure!

  9. Thank you all! It's nice to be able to commiserate with some of you. ;) And thanks Lisa. When do you want your money?

    I must admit, I am loving seeing the faces of old friends...some blog...some IRL, as well as all the new faces! Hope to see you back!

  10. Candy, I know your pain! There were never any Lanette's. Really great post, it brings back childhood memories. And aren't Sue's tags the cutest. She is one talented girl! See you in a few weeks!


  11. You aren't the only one sharing blog news with their husband. When I told my husband Chris that I thought your maiden name was "Candy Kidd", I said what a great name for a kid to have. He replied "Yeah...unless you're a fat kid!" (He's always been a bit on the big side and is a bit sensitive about that stuff). I assured him you weren't. I think your name is adorable.

  12. Your husband makes a good point! Thank goodness I didn't have to worry about that as a child. But now, on the other hand, that's another story. ;)

  13. You totally make a valid point. I could never find my name either. My Brother, Scott, always found his name. Lame.
    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who suffers from lack of personalized keychains. :)


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