Monday, June 11, 2012

liebster love

This past week the very kind and generous Margo at love | luck | bliss nominated this little space for a Liebster Blog Award. Thank you Margo! I didn't know much about this initiative but from what I can gather, it's a grassroots, pay-it-forward type of thing. Although it's akin to a chain letter in structure, it does result in something positive: support and benevolence among small scale bloggers. I was tickled to have been thought of, and I think it's worth keeping the love going.

The rules are pretty simple: 1) choose 3-5 blogs with less than 200 followers to share the Liebster Award with, 2) leave comments on their blog so they know about the award, 3) show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them, 4) share 5 random facts about yourself people wouldn't know. Now, during my research not everyone had the "random fact" rule but it was the one rule that made for fun reading so I've decided to do the same.  Here goes:

1. I take the same lunch to work every day: PB&J on wholewheat, a cold can of Coke and a ziploc baggie of Spicy Doritos (sorry environment).

2. When I was 17 we moved to Vancouver Island where a guidance counsellor told me flat out that I wasn't university material. The straight-A geek in me was livid, but to her credit she was basing this opinion on my performance in their sewing class. I couldn't transfer into the same classes I'd been taking in Ontario so I joined a sewing class mid-term and proceeded to earn two full credits because I completed so many projects. So this guidance teacher was suggesting a college fashion program. Because I was angry, I rejected her suggestion and went on to get a BFA in Ontario. Considering this whole blog documents the clothes I knit and sew...perhaps she had a point?

3. Even though I love clean and sparse design, I'm a very untidy person. My desk at work is atrocious, as is my sewing table. And my closet. And my drawers. You get the idea.

4. My parents liked to move (and often just down the street) so I have lived in 14 homes. The house we have now is actually the longest I have ever lived somewhere - 10 years and counting.

5. My biggest secret here has always been my day job. So for this one post I will share that little unknown fact: I work as a creative director of an in-house advertising and design agency for a television company. It's quite demanding but wonderfully creative and the people I work with are family to me. Basically, I love it.

And then the 4 smaller blogs I am currently inspired by (or, I think they are smaller, but I could be wrong) and hope you will be inspired too:

Typically Red
Cirque Du Bebe
Life Set to Words
Brooke Schmidt

Blogger love, definitely worth spreading around.