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Favorite bloggers

The fabulous Marisa of Stream and Stone was kind enough to nominate me for a Liebster Award recently!  The Liebster Award is basically a tag that bloggers use promote one another and build a community. For anyone who hasn't as yet, you really MUST visit Marisa'a blog.  She is an amazing writer and her posts, particularly those about her son, make my heart sing.  Thank you so much for sharing this with me Marisa!

First up - the rules:
1. Thank and link the person who nominated you
2. Answer 11 random facts about yourself
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator
4. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers who have 1000 followers or less on their blog
5. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer
6. Let the nominees know that your post is up

11 Random Facts About Myself

1. I have never had them nor been vaccinated but I am immune to the chicken pox. 
2. My father is Chinese and mother is part British/part Indian.  Both my parents grew up in India.
3. I hate posting photos of myself on the internet.  Ironic right?!
4. I hate talking on the phone!
5. I am the middle of three girls
6. When I was little I wanted to grow up and live in a penthouse apartment in New York with amazing art. A renovated bungalow in YEG is practically the same right?
7. Once, while daydreaming with a friend about our future mates, I decided I wanted to marry a chef who was a massage therapist on the side.  I married an occupational therapist who loves to cook!
8. There is a 10 year age gap between my younger sister and I.
9. I am a certified make up artist
10. I'm a serious foodie (even though I hate that word!).  From Michelin star to street food, I'll eat it!
11. I work from home, so most days I don't even get dressed. LOL!

11 Questions From Stream and Stone

1. What do you find the most difficult about networking?
Ummm, the networking part?! LOL.  That awkward moment when you run out of conversation!
2. Favorite tv show to binge?
Downton Abbey, although it's over now so I guess I have to find something new! :(
3. What do you do for a living? Are you in school?
I work for a company that does home inspections for insurance purposes. It's pretty dry but I get to work from home so I can't complain!
4. What are 3 of your favourite blogs and why?
I have a post coming up about my favorite non-fashion blogs, so here are my three favorite fashion blogs:
1. Wendy's Lookbook. Her story is amazing! The stuff of fairy tales but in reality just a lot of hard work on her part.
2. Tsangtastic. I just find her style and photography so inspiring.

3.Alterations Needed.  When I first started blogging I wrote Kelly an email.  Not only did she respond but she gave me some really great advice that I still keep in mind to this day.  I am also super inspired by her style.  It's so clear and comes through in every post.  I really admire that.  More than that though her kindness has made me a loyal reader for life!
5. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
My sister had a little door sign that said "Life's too Short...Buy the Shoes".  For some reason when I sat down to start my blog that sign immediately came to mind and I just knew that was it!
6. Have you made any significant connections through blogging and networking?
I have to say no.  I can be super shy at times and up until recently I haven't been very committed to blogging so the idea of networking and meeting new people scared the bejeezus out of me!  But I feel like I am starting to make some really great connections with some real, authentic, amazing ladies, including that fabulous Marisa at Stream and Stone, who nominated me for this! I am really looking forward to getting to know more YEG bloggers better!
7. Your favourite topic to blog about and why?

My favorite posts to write are posts that encourage others to experiment with fashion.  I am not a fashion expert by any means.  I just like to play around and have fun, and I want everyone to understand that they can do the same.
8. How do you spend your days (or nights) off?
Ummm...blogging? hehe.  Between work, the kid, the hubs, and the blog I don't get a lot of nights completely off but when I do a big bowl of pasta, a glass of wine, a quiet house, and some time to catch up on my favorite shows alone is the way to go for me!
9. What is your go to social media site?
I am an instagrammer all the way!
10. The 3 things you can’t live without?
1. Lip chap.  My fave are those little vaseline pots!
2. Group hugs with Q and the hubs
3. My morning coffee
11. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received as a blogger/writer?
I recently read a post from Vickie of Adventures in Fashion about advice she would give her younger blogger self. She spoke about how for the longest time she never told people about her blog or promoted it.  This is me to a T!  Reading that post is what really inspired me to start connecting with other people in the blogging community and to start focusing on my blog as more than a hobby.  I still have a really hard time telling people I have a blog and god forbid handing out business cards but baby steps.

11 Questions for The Nominees
1. What/who inspired you to start your blog?
2. What's your favorite post you've done to date?
3. Do you have a day job and what is it?
4. What are your hopes and dreams for your blog?
5. How did you come up with your blog name?
6. Have you made any significant connections through blogging and networking?
7. What advice would you give someone who wanted to start a blog?
8. What is your biggest blogging challenge?
9. What do you do to relax?
10. What 3 things can you not live without?
11. Favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

So here are my nominees!

I also have two honorable mentions.  Both are ladies that I follow on instagram who are planning to launch their blogs in the future.  Check out their instagram and stay tuned for their blogs.  I know they are going to be amazeballs!

Thanks so much for reading!

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  1. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

    1. Thanks so much! Hope you like my favorite blogs!

  2. thanks for posting this interview, it was very interesting to read!

  3. With the help of your questions in the article, I was able to select several interesting topics for their further development.


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