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(ABOVE) My first Q&A video, where I answer everything from why I don’t color my hair to where I met my husband.


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WHAT I WORE:

SHIRT: J. McLaughlin, Past Season / MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100% Pure Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color Vibrant Pink / LIPS:  ZuZu Dollhouse Pink and 100 % Pure Peach / EYELIDS: 100 Percent Pure Eggplant / EYEBROWS: Gabriel Color Charcoal with Gabriel Color Brown / EYELASHES: 100% Pure Black Tea.  (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)


April 18, 2016 / Video Post Notes:

I filmed this video several weeks ago.  Just about a week later, I began receiving quite a few questions from viewers and readers.  That was and is fantastic–thank you!  It’s also why some of those questions are not answered here.  I’m so sorry!  If you would like me to answer those, too, in a video (and any other questions you might have) in the coming weeks/month(s), please let me know.  In the mean time, I hope this video helps you get to know me at least a little better.

Thank you again for reading my blog and watching my videos!  ~Janis Lyn Johnson 

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(ABOVE) Among the questions I’ve been asked is whether I like to collect anything.  The answer is, “Yes!”  I love collecting china, especially chintzware and tea sets.  Examples of fine bone china chintzware include this 100 Years of Royal Albert 1920 Spring Meadow three-piece set (ABOVE) and this New Country Roses Rose Confetti five-piece set, also by Royal Albert (BELOW).  Note: If you would like me to do a future post on some of my own china, let me know.

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My favorite book?  “Coming Home” (ABOVE), which also is available in a DVD (BELOW).  I have read the book twice and watched the DVD countless times!

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(BELOW) My favorite movie, “You’ve Got Mail”.

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(ABOVE) This is the British mini-series version of “Pride and Prejudice,” starring Colin Firth. I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. It’s available at Amazon as DVD, VHS Tape, and Blu-ray. (BELOW) Items similar to favorites I own. (On a smart phone? To see all eight items click side arrow.)


YouTube Video of My Q&A

143 comments on “(Video) Get To Know Me Q&A”

  1. Thank you so much for inspiring me and so many others. Your taste in clothes is similar to mine but through your videos I have learned to piece outfits together a little differently which makes a big impact not only visually but also mentally. I feel much more confident in my outfits now. There is one small favour I would like to ask. Would you kindly make captioning available on all your videos? I am hearing impaired and was not able to fully appreciate your latest posting. Thank you again for sharing yourself with us.

    • Lillian, I’m so happy you have found my videos helpful. Thank you for letting me know that! I’m not sure how to make captioning available on videos, but I will definitely look into it. 🙂 Have a great week! ~Janis

  2. Rose here 🙂
    I saw very very very happy when I saw this video,cause of I were suggested to you Q&A video 🙂 thank you so so much!
    And about your hair,all kinds of very nice on you,cause you’re so beautiful,so smart,unique lady dear janis,believe me I am just telling the truth.When you were said you love pink roses you put me smile on my face cause ROSE 🙂 rose here again 🙂
    I forget the mention I’am from turkey living with my hubby.I saw you so random on youtube,I am happy I found you.Cause youre the great person with best heart,my feelings.I am %100 sure for that! Please make moore Q&A videos,vlogs and make monthly favorites video,show on cam ur fav lipstick,tops,jewelry,powder,bags,something favorites you got for different months.It would be nice.I love pink roses too and hibiscus,they remind me of my dream places like hawaii,florida,you know inspiration everywhere.Now like we re drinking tea,we re togather 🙂
    İf you want one of my best novel is here
    http://www.amazon.com/White-Gardenia-Belinda-Alexandra/dp/1476790310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461153474&sr=1-1&keywords=belinda+alexandra+white+gardenia

    white gardenia by belinda alexandra,read for me please and tell me do you like? Cause I am so so sure you ll love so much!
    Difficult to leave from your smart blog,have a wonderfull day janis.Stay more happy!

    • Rose, oh my goodness, how exciting that you are from Turkey and found my videos. I love all of your video ideas. Thank you so much for offering them. I love the title of the book. It sounds wonderful. Thank you for telling me about it. I hope in the future I will have some time to read books again. Right now I am so busy with the blog and YouTube channel–and learning about how to do everything–that I don’t have any free time. I so appreciate your following my blog and channel, Rose. ~Janis

    • Hi, Elizabeth! For quite a few years now I have been making my own organic fragrance. I place drops of my favorite organic essential oil (patchouli or lavender) in a base of organic coconut oil. The more drops I add, the stronger the fragrance. When it comes to commercial perfumes, I don’t buy them anymore for myself since I prefer to wear all-organic products on my skin. But my mother loves perfume, and I picked out a lovely scent for her that I do really like a lot. I spent an afternoon smelling fragrances and, hands down, found this one was my favorite. It’s quite expensive but lovely. It’s Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. A very pretty floral fragrance. I’ve bought it for her twice. Thank you for commenting! ~Janis

  3. Well janis
    Please do TMI TAG video like her here is the link
    http://youtu.be/SRwGfGD8MEU

    For tips&video ideas,good womans and fashion lookbooks video tips here the links,check and watch cool youtubers about fashion like you.
    http://youtu.be/nX5bVPjr_ns
    http://youtu.be/ErchH9yYDFU
    http://youtu.be/gD3dJf4X-IM

    http://youtu.be/0I_srogh-w0
    http://youtu.be/0XZ7ldn1SoM

    http://youtu.be/lrwr1FQwn5s
    http://youtu.be/Rs5-pmGrw3E

    Hope you like them.Have a good day.

    • Janny, thank you for the links to the videos. I’ve not seen them before! Definitely had not heard of the TMI tag. So fun to watch hers. I really appreciate all these inspiring video links. They offer some terrific ideas for my own videos. Thank you so much!! ~Janis

  4. Another Q&A video please
    Here is the questions if you need janis
    1-best color for clothes
    2-what is your dream
    3-what is your best countries,which countries have you ever been
    4-Flats or wedges?why?
    5-What is your best quote for life
    6-Are you cat or dog person ?
    7-Do you like shopping with friends or alone?
    8-something you miss?
    9-the reason you joined YouTube?
    10-what is your fears?
    11-where do you go when youre sad?
    12-who is ur celebrity crush woman and man?
    13-what is your favorite thing to do outside?

    Stay happy!

    • Kate, I’ve never found anyone quite like Rosamunde Pilcher. I wish I could! But there is an American novelist I do like. You might like her, too. You can always look her up and see what you think. Her name is Anne Rivers Siddons. Her wonderful stories take place in the American south. Love her books, too. ~Janis

  5. I really enjoyed “meeting” you! I, too, had the same comments made to me when letting my hair go gray instead of continuing to color it. I didn’t have the confidence to continue growing it out, however, it’s been on my mind to let it return to its natural state. Currently I use a rinse so I can easily let it return. Thank you for sharing! You are beautiful and an inspiration.

    • Oh my gosh, I’m sorry you went through that, too! It does make it even more challenging, doesn’t it?? I hope you come to a decision for yourself, one way or the other, that makes you truly, peacefully, contentedly happy. Please let me know how it’s going and what you decide. And also, please know that I’ll be your cheerleader/supporter–whether you decide to keep coloring or not. And thank you for supporting me by watching my video, Sue! ~Janis

    • Hi, Carmen. Thank you! The answer is: Moisturizer. That’s it. First I apply my facial moisturizer all over and let it dry. Then my powder makeup and any blush and eye makeup. (I put nothing but moisturizer under my eyes.) Lastly, after I’ve finished applying all my makeup, I dab under my eyes a little organic shea butter, too. Just before I walk out the door, I dab it with dry fingertips to remove any excess. The skin under my eyes has always been quite dry, so this is what I do. I don’t wear any makeup in that area because it emphasizes my wrinkles and doesn’t do much for covering up the dark circles anyway! Thanks for watching my video! ~Janis

      • in your video under your eyes looks like,you use white eye shadow?cause seem white bright,I am curious what is this?

        • Hi, Carmen! I wear a moisturizer, 100 percent organic shea butter, under my eyes. I don’t wear powder, foundation, or concealer because they tend to emphasize the fine lines and be too drying. Thank you for asking! ~Janis

    • Carmen, until you shared the names and links, I’d never heard of them before. I will definitely have to look into them. Thank you for telling me about them. So far my favorite organic/natural lipsticks have come from the 100 Percent Pure, Gabriel, ZuZu, and Honeybee cosmetic lines. ~Janis

    • Hi, Ruth. Thank you! This particular top came from a store called J. McLaughlin. My favorite shops for clothes/tops are Gap, Talbots, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Land’s End, Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom, Vineyard Vines, Polo/Ralph Lauren, T. J. Max, Marshalls, J. McLaughlin, Lilly Pulitzer, C. Orrico, Zara, Anthroplogie, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdales. I hope you have a great week. ~Janis

  6. I just discovered your blog, and I’ve bookmarked it! What a terrific blog! There are so many fashion blogs for and by the young (and I read many of them, too) but as we get older, there are different concerns, e.g., as you mentioned, our legs (and arms) are no longer the same. Also, once I stopped coloring my hair (and what a wonderful sense of freedom that gave!) I could (and needed) to begin wearing a whole new range of color. For what it’s worth, I think your hair, long and grey, is beautiful.

    • Thank you, Judi, for saying my long and gray hair is beautiful. I do appreciate it. And I’m thrilled you like my blog. Thank you for telling me! Janis

    • Hi, Hannah. I started out using an iPhone 5 for my videos and vlogs and Nikon 3300 for photos. I now use a Canon 70D for my videos and photographs, and I do my vlogging with my iPhone 6s. I also can get some fairly good photographs from some of my videos by doing screenshots. Thanks for you question! ~Janis

  7. Please answer these questions,on your new Q&A video
    For your new Q&A videos:
    -What is your best sweet taste?like cake?or pie’s?
    -Any tips for being happiness?
    -Which season is your best?
    -Do you live being at home alone or not?
    -What makes you more happy in generall?
    -What is your best fruits?
    -Are you outgoing or shy?(for me you seem little bir shy 🙂 and thats good )
    -Do you believe luck and miracles?
    -What good things happened this spring/summer?
    -Favorite part of your daily routine?
    -What do you do when you wake up?
    -Would you rather with youtube or tv ?
    -What are your favorite stores to shop in?
    -What language do you want to learn?(I think french so good on you janis cause ure smart 🙂 )
    -What are some good things to ask someone you just met?
    -Do you like sleep with darker or little light?
    -Do you trust people easily?
    -What have you thought of trying?
    -If today’d be the end of the world,what’d you do?

    Hope you like janis 🙂 Stay more happy!x

    • Rose, these are great questions. Thank you! I will definitely keep all of them in mind when I do another or other Q&As. I appreciate you taking the time and care to list so many for me. It’s so kind and sweet of you!!!! I hope you are having a great week. ~Janis

    • Thank you, Annie. I’m so glad you liked my Q&A and my vlogs so far. Thank you for taking the time to let me know that!! ~Janis

    • I used to have both sugar and milk in my black tea. But I went off all sugar and sweeteners four years ago this June. Now I drink green tea without anything in it. Thank you for asking!! 🙂 ~Janis

    • Rose, this coloring book looks beautiful. Just the title had me excited. What a wonderful idea for a book. Thank you for telling me about it!! ~Janis

    • Oh my goodness, Catherine, how sweet of you to notice! My computer began dying last week, slowing things down considerably. Then died completely. Spent the weekend looking for new computer. Bought one. Spent two days back and forth on phone with computer company and internet provider as each blamed the other for it not being able to pick up my wifi signal. Finally got wifi Sunday night and now having to learn completely new computer programs, completely new video editing program, and photo editing program. I hope to be back to posting on my blog and YouTube channel next week. Fingers crossed!!! Thank you for commenting!! Be back soon I hope!! ~Janis

  8. For new Q&A :
    Best thing to eat your breakfast?
    Is christmas stresfull for you?
    Are you patient?
    What is your best car ?

    • Alice, great questions. Thank you. (Patience is something I am NOT good at, unfortunately. Aaarrrggghhh. I work on it continuously.) I appreciate you leaving your comment! ~Janis 🙂

  9. Hi Janis, I have just found your blog and am so excited. Finally, a soul sister! I am 50 and just going grey. I am looking forward to it because I genuinely like the colour. I know people will judge me and see me as old, but I’m OK with that. It’s about time that older women got a better rap, in my opinion. The only problem with my hair going grey is that it is not coming in evenly, so I am highlighting it to help even it out. I am going to start writing a blog myself and I will be quoting you, if OK.

    • Della, that’s terrific that you’re going to do a blog and share your journey with going gray naturally. Please keep me (us) posted!! ~Janis

  10. Have you ever use burts bees lipsticks? theyre amazing perfect and %100 organic,no tested on animals!its super important for me!Both important.Theyre super smooth feels like mousturizing your lips,and pretty with little color.
    My bests,you should try janis heres the links
    http://www.amazon.com/Burts-Bees-Beeswax-Shimmer-Assorted/dp/B001QN7FHG/ref=sr_1_sc_6_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1461836205&sr=8-6-spell&keywords=bursts+bees++lipstick

    http://www.amazon.com/Burts-Bees-Tinted-Lip-Balm/dp/B0166R76G6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_194_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=311bkRQwaeL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR320%2C320_&refRID=1AQ92RQRFYYZ80GHCX7Q

    Try and tell me what do you think.Stay happy!

    • Rose, it’s just my personal opinion, but my concern with their lipsticks is that they have quite a few ingredients on the label that I don’t recognize (or appear questionable in terms of how healthy they are). I prefer fewer ingredients and ingredients that I know what they are (and I know they aren’t harmful). ~Janis

      • Which ingredients janis?your advices important for me I trust you,cause I am using everytime because of %100 organic

        • Hi Rose. There are several items on the list that are not explained in parenthasese (what are they or what are they from?), so I am uncomfortable with them. Especially since I already know I don’t like all the ingredients that have numbers. I will put up with an iron ixide, for example, if everything else looks ok if not perfect. ~Janis
          This is their full list: diheptyl succinate, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, cera alba [beeswax], candelilla cera [euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax], helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, behenyl alcohol, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, C12-18 acid triglyceride, lanolin, hydrogenated vegetable oil, cera carnauba [copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax], moringa oleifera seed oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, sorbitan tristearate, glyceryl caprylate, aroma [flavor], tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, lauroyl lysine, citric acid, linalool. May contain [+/-]: mica, CI 77891 [titanium dioxide], CI 75470 [carmine], CI 77491•CI 77492 •CI 77499 [iron oxides]
          Read more at https://www.burtsbees.com/Lipstick

    • I’m not sure. Probably will wait at least a month or more since I just did one. Not certain everyone would want another too soon.☺️ Thank you so much, Julian for your wonderful encouragement and support! ~Janis

  11. For next Q&A:
    -İf you have one wish,what would it be?
    -Any bad habits?
    -For next christmas,whats on your christmas list?
    -Cutes thing anyones done for you?
    -Do you like tattoos and piercings?
    -Worst thing that ever happened to you?
    -Best thing that ever happened to you?
    -What is your biggest fear? animals etc.
    -What is your best fruit?
    -Best planner for you? (show on cam please)?
    -Do you believe ghosts?
    -Do you believe miracles?
    -Flats or wedges,why?
    -Which season is your best?Autumn,winter or summer?Why?
    -Lucky number?

    Janis have you ever know about Q&A journal from amazon,you should get
    http://www.amazon.com/Day-5-Year-Journal-Potter-Style/dp/0307719774/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462277015&sr=8-1&keywords=q%26a+journal

    • I have never heard of a q&a journal. I will definitely have a look! And thank you for your wonderful questions, Julian! ~Janis

  12. I love your lipstick so much in this Q&A video,general so beautiful on you.
    I’am still searching about great organic lipsticks,I’ll tell you if I find different beautiful.
    Amazon in this regard is very good for me,wide choice isn’t it ? 🙂
    I forhet to tell you,I’m doing a collection about coffee cup,like you lol,I think we different from other people janis,most people do not like.I’am so glad I found you,very nice to talk with someone similar.Do you have a personal e-mail ?Maybe Sometimes I will write from there about personal matters.Do monthly must haves video,monthly favorites video,new planner video,lookbooks and vlogs please,you can look under this title on youtube,I mean search on youtube monthly favorites video,monthly must haves video,videos about fashion+makeup.But vlogs are my best of yours,cause beautiful florida you show us,like going on a short vacation.As it takes a new breath!!!THANK YOU JANİS!
    Stay more more happy!Great day or night wherever you are!

    • Hi, Emily! During our winters (December-Late February), the coldest (nighttime) temperatures are usually in the mid- to high-30’s (degrees Farenheit), although I don’t think it did this year, since it was quite a warm winter. During the summer, the highest temperatures are around the low 90s (degrees Farenheit). Hope that answers your question. 🙂 ~Janis

  13. I love how soft spoken. Inspiring and amazing motivational as always.!You really seem like,Youre my future age,Youre my best!!!!!!
    Stay more happy!

    • Rose, you are so sweet and kind. Thank you. May I ask, how old are you? I know you said you are younger than I am. If you aren’t comfortable sharing that, that’s perfectly okay, too! I just wondered. 🙂 Cheers! ~Janis

    • Amanda, thank you! I’m so glad you liked it enough to want to see another. I will definitely do one some time in the coming months. I appreciate you watching the video and also commenting, too! ~Janis

    • Thank you, Rose!! Yes, thats true, my iMac did come with iMovie. And the Apple support people have been fantastic at helping me through the learning process, definitely. I am just slow at it!! 🙂

      • I love macs.Cause of very strong,Just it takes a few days to learn,but it’s worth it,isn’t it?.Looks so elegant.And important is virus does not enter,I read on the internet.This is very good.
        I trust Apple’ products so much!.Enjoy it your new computer lovely janis.
        Happy days.~

  14. Hello Janis, I just discovered your Youtube channel and I love your style. I am your age.
    You look beautiful with your grey hair. Often women look older with coloured hair, especially with dark colours. But many women just don’t feel good with grey, i can understand this as well.
    I am looking forward to more films. I am from Germany.

    • Trudy, I’m so glad you found my blog/channel! I’ve never been to Germany. It looks lovely in pictures. Thank you for your sweet comment about my hair! ~Janis

  15. Please do monthly favorites video sweet Janis,do monthly favorite video for this month.Show on cam whats your bests for this month,makeups,jewelry,clothe,shoes,journal or planner…etc
    Have a lovely day or night wherever you are~

  16. What a lovely video,upload Q&A video and monthly favorites for this new month lovely Janis,and do whats on my iphone video please.Happy Days~

  17. I really like your blog and vlogs. You have a beautiful voice. I found you through Susan from Fifty not Frumpy. I can relate to your style and make-up while I am living in Luxembourg (Europe) and being Italian. 🙂 Please allow me to explain – Susan is dressing less colorful (French way) and you use colors very tastefully (this is my Italian nature). 🙂 I don’t how your hair looked before, the only thing I am saying is “don’t change anything as it’s perfect”. Thank you for sharing. Catia

    • You are so sweet, Catia! I appreciate you saying that about my hair. Some people do NOT feel the same and are quite vocal about it!! 🙂 I’m so grateful to Susan for mentioning me. Thank you for letting me know. Cheers! ~Janis

  18. You are so lovely. Thank you for sharing your journey and your perspective on living a beautiful, elegant life. On the gray hair … I have tried three times now to go to my natural color and each time my friends and family stage what I call, an intervention to keep me from “ruining” my appearance (their words). Some day I hope to have the courage to see it through. Perhaps if I spend a year on a desert island. Lol Looking forward to seeing your posts and videos.

    • Anne, I am so sorry you’re having to go through that with family and friends. It’s interesting how much people who care about us do want to help but can inadvertently sting us a bit, too, while they’re at it. They don’t mean to, of course. They’re just trying to keep us safe. When and if the time is right for you, it will hopefully feel less difficult. It definitely took me some time to finally make the decision. Please, please keep me posted!! And if you decide not to color it, that’s terrific, too. What matters is what’s right for YOU. 🙂 Hugs ~Janis

  19. I just started following your blog and I also follow you on Instagram. I think you look lovely with your beautiful, grey hair. You are an inspiration to me who recently started growing out my grey hair. I am 45 years old and after 20 years of highlighting my hair it is about time to stop. Best regards Mette from Denmark

    • Hi, Mette from Denmark! Thank you so much for following both my blog and Instagram sites, and for taking the time to let me know. I’m so happy you have reached a place where you are comfortable with your grey hair and are now growing it out. That’s so wonderful. Best regards to you, too, and thank you again!! ~Janis

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