This past weekend I found that the lovely and talented vintage diva, Shermy from http://www.shermette.com, nominated moi for a Liebster award!
What the heck is the Liebster Blog Award you ask….
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that lovely?
The value behind this award is for us to get to know other bloggers who might not be well-known, yet have a lot to share. Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.
Thank you Shermy for the nomination and kudos babe! Especially nice to know that in the extremely short time I’ve been apart of the blogosphere, you – the collective ‘you’- You like me! You really like me! 🙂
Shermy’s questions for me were the following in bold, my answers beneath each:
1. What is your favourite non-vintage related hobby?
Dog-walking or ‘urban hiking’. Can’t wait for the warmer weather to get here already so I can really explore my new hood and surrounding neighbourhoods of West Toronto.
2. Do you plan your blog posts far in advance, or do you post on a whim?
It’s a combination of both. Sometimes when I’m in ‘the zone’…I find writing multiple posts so easy. I try and save them as drafts and publish them sparingly so that I don’t bombard my followers inboxes. Also, when I’m less inspired to write, I’ll always have something pending to update and share.
3. What is your favourite place that you have ever visited?
Oooo that’s tough. The most recent trip tends to trump the last, likely because the memories of the most recent are still sitting in the front of my brain. This past October I explored Peru for a week on an organized tour group. Never done one of those before – and was pleasantly surprised at how many friendships that were developed that week, many of them have carried on via regularly Facebook chitchats and some even made it to Christmas Card exchanges this year. The trip itself was one that challenged me both physically and personally. Climbing Machu Picchu…thought I was gonna die on that mountian…alttitue is no joke, let me tell ya. The trip resulted in some major self-discovery and made me re-evaluate the types of people and friendships I’ve chosen to keep in my life.
4. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
Yikes! That’s a toughie. It’s taken me a long time to really embrace who I am…personality flaws, waistline, crazy upbringing and all. But I can honestly say, now, today I truly do like who I am! My most favourite thing about me is my ability to shine regardless of what cards are dealt to me. It may take me a minute to lick my wounds, get myself on track and back on my feet. But I always do. Um, I also like my eyes…and I have a fantastic rack too! 🙂
5. Do you have any pets? If yes, what are they?
Yes! I’ve got a beautiful 12-year old Pomeranian pup named Bert aka The Berto! He is by far the best well-behaved dog ever, and is a total flirt. Can’t go out for a walk without people stopping to ooo & ahh him. Can you blame them really…they’re only human. He’s my heart! These pics were taken two summers ago at Toronto’s Woofstock – a festival for dogs. A photographer insisted Bert be his muse…yup…that’s the kinda of attention this pup elicits from strangers. How can you not fall in love with that face.
6. What is your favourite makeup product?
To be honest, I’m not big into make up. I’m a press-powder, eyeliner and lipgloss type of gal. Occasionally I’ll find a fab shade of blush and eye-lash extending masscara that I’ll devour. But once it’s gone, I tend to pick up whatever’s on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart. Typically Cover Girl and Maybelline products. Easy peasy. That’s me in the makeup department.
7. Are you an early riser, or a night owl?
Over the last year I seemly have given up sleeping at night. My body just doesn’t want me to sleep anymore it seems. Afterall, I’ll sleep when I’m dead. I do seem to get my energies, gusto, enthusiasm to write and get work done in the wee hours of the AM. So I’d say these days’ I’m more of a night owl type chick.
8. What is your favourite piece of clothing?
Well lately I’ve been all over this circle scarf I picked up back in November from Aldo. It’s a light-weight simple beige toned bird patterned scarf, that I find myself adding to any and all outfits I whip up, especially on the weekends for running errands or impromptu meet-ups for brunch, drinks and the like.
9. If you could go back in time and attend a party (think Cinderella), whose party would it be?
Hummm….so Disney Princesses…I’m thinking Little Mermaid’s Ariel. She, by far, scored the handsomest prince of them all in the Disney sagas. Yup. Def wanna party with that fishy chick! 🙂
10. If you could erase one fashion faux-pas from your teenage years, what would it be?
Hair Crimping! It’s awesome! It’s always been awesome! For thin-dead-straight-haired girls like me….the giant full-bodied crimped crazy hair is da bomb!
11. Favourite movie?
Princess Bride. Hands down! Can watch that flick (and do!) multiple times a year…especially if I’m sick. And I can recite it word for word with the movie on mute. “inconceivable!” “Anybody want a peanut?” “Hello. My Name is Inigo Mantoya. You Killed My Father. Prepare To Die!” “I’m Not A Witch! I’m Your Wife!” “As You Wish.” Classic!
I now have to nominate 11 other up-and-coming bloggers/blog sites and come up with a series of questions for them to answer. Give me time friends…I’ve got to do more reading and exploring on the blogosphere before I can complete this step. Stay tuned…xo