The blogosphere is actually such a cool community. You connect with so many other creative minds that have a passion for sharing! Sharing ideas, virtual hugs, stories, fashion, recipes, products and decorating; just to name a few. The last week or so my Instagram (@castleavenueblog) has been getting some major traffic (I’m almost halfway to my stated 1000 followers goal within one week!) and with that I’ve had the pleasure of coming across some other awesome bloggers. So much support is present for all these dreams. Specifically so, someone (I actually don’t know who) started something called the Liebster award. This award is passed from blogger to blogger to help new bloggers, like myself, get noticed and grow. The awards purpose is to allow bloggers (and their audience) to get to know more about one another. This is done by answering 11 questions that the nominator asked you and then asking 11 questions to 11 other awesome new bloggers (under 1000 followers). It’s kind of like a chain letter but all in good spirited fun! Heck, if it helps someone get to a goal or dream, i’m all in.
Jessica from My Brunette Adventure included me in her Libestar Award nominations. I am so grateful as I now have a new friend in the blogging world and a new blog that I love. She has such a cute and easy going take on Fashion and Home Decor. Here are the 11 questions she asked about me.
1. What three pieces should every lady have in her closet?
A black cardigan for sure! (Matches pretty much anything and is great for those who are always cold like me).
Blazer (a blazer can dress up any look).
A Pair of good fitting Black Jeans (again good for casual, business casual or dressed up).
2. Which do you enjoy more: cooking or baking?
I am so terrible at baking. I burn the outside when the inside is still raw. Everytime. Without Fail. I’ve learnt that appetizers are my specialty.
3. What is your favorite room in your home and why?
Living Room. This is where my family cuddles, entertains and takes it easy. It also has the most effort put into it with decor.
4. If you were to be dropped off at the airport today, told to go anywhere in the world-no cost involved-where would you get on a plane to? And why?
This one is so hard for me. I’ve probably been pondering this question for over 15 minutes. I’ve jumped from the thought of Ireland and Italy, to Australia, Hawaii and Bora Bora. In all honesty, I think I’d want to go somewhere that isn’t common. Although a trip to Europe (anywhere with Castles) would be AMAZING with the romance, the valleys, food and castles (did I mention that already). I’d want something so beyond the usual travel destination. A place that isn’t “popular” or traveled to so often.
5. Which do you prefer a small or large handbag?
LARGE! Wallet being the main reason. I hate having to take pieces out of my wallet as when I do, without fail, I always want to buy something that I have
a discount card for!
6. Why did you start your blog? And what inspires you to keep going?
I’ve wanted to start one for a few years now (took the plunge a few times without being passionate about what I was writing/sharing). Then during my time of loss I noticed myself frequenting many other blogs that talked about loss and healing. I found it quite therapeutic to be able to relate to others. I was also trying to journal to expose suppressed emotion and in doing so, I now had a story to share. One that tends to either be a secret or a big elephant in the room. It has been quite a healing journey.
7. What are 5 products you wear/use daily? (to get ready)
Coconut Oil (I use it as full body moisturizer)
Eyeliner (I feel “naked” without it)
Blush (I love blush)
Pearl Earrings (I feel SO weird without them or with different ones. I never change them).
My Ring (You may see it in my photos and assume I’m married or engaged but it is my baby ring. Beau bought it for me on Mother’s Day when we were
expecting Liam and I also never take it off).
8. What hobby/activity do you wish you had more time for? Explain.
Yoga (I do truly find that it strengthens both body and mind. I only like warm or hot yoga though. I find traditional yoga to be quite boring. Something about feeling all the toxins leaving the body makes it much more enjoyable). This reminds me I have some class passes I need to use.
9. What is your favorite pattern?
Girly (I like airbrushed designs, florals, polka dots. All things girly).
10. Is there something you learned late in your blog journey you wish you knew before?
Pre plan posts for big events (Christmas etc).
11. What is your favorite season? Why?
Summer! First off I hate the cold (but love the romantic look of falling snow). I just find that summer brings people out of hibernation and is the season
for more gatherings and celebrations.
1. Why did you start your blog?
2. How did you pick your blog’s name?
3. What is your dream career?
4. Describe yourself in one word.
5. What is your favourite quote?
6. Who is your dream date?
7. What motivates you?
8. What is the one thing that you do each day without fail?
9. When not blogging, what do you do for fun?
10. What is your favourite blog post you’ve written?
11. Who is your favourite blogger?
Looking forward to reading all your answers!
Photography: L.B Photography