So, a very kind blogger somehow stumbled across my blog and then that blogger somehow liked what they were reading on my blog. This one. The one you’re reading now. They liked it enough to nominate it for a Liebster award, which is basically blogger-speak for “I like your blog and you’re new here so I’m going to give you an award to encourage you.” Which is actually super nice. Thank you, My Knotted Life! You are too kind!
The way it works is I answer 10 of her questions and then I pay forward the Liebster kindness by nominating 10 blogs below. Feel free to check them out at the bottom of this post. But first: it’s question/answer time.
1. How long have you been blogging?
Ehhh I blogged for about 7 months around a year and a half ago. Then I got a boyfriend and a dog and forgot how to have time for anything else. But I’m figuring it out again! This time around I’ve only been blogging for about three weeks.
2. What or who serves as your blogging inspiration?
Kind of a multitude of things. I like to be creative, I like to share my interests/projects with people, and I enjoy playing with the interwebz. I know in 30 years we might equate blogs to scrapbooks and roll our eyes at everything we wrote, but right here and now it’s fun for me.
3. If you’re not in front of your computer writing a post, what could your fans find you doing to enjoy your free time?
Walking my dog, making my boyfriend watch Scrubs with me, getting dinner with girlfriends, chatting on the phone with my family non-stop, attempting to make my house look cute.
4. Has there ever been a project or idea that didn’t go as you planned? AKA, any DIY disasters?
Ferrr sure. Senior year of college I wanted to paint our upstairs bathroom. We lived in a house that was built in the 1940s and I swear the bathroom hadn’t been repainted since then. The walls were a dingy white, so I wanted to clean it up with some fresh, soothing, green paint. I went for a subtle light green that turned out neon. I kept thinking “it will dry differently” or “the second coat will make it look better.” HOURS later after cutting in around a pedestal sink, toilet, shower, mirror, etc., it looked AWFUL. But at that point, there was no turning back. I now knew exactly how long it would take me to repaint it and that was NOT gonna happen, so my poor roommates and I had to live with it all year.
I maintain that it looked better than the dingy white.
6. Where do you see your blog in 1 year?
In a year I should be in a new place with new design projects to tackle, so I’d love to keep writing and have more than 3 readers. 🙂
5. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
In this exact moment: 1) congested 2) procrastinating 3) hongry.
7. If you could have anyone play you in a movie, who would it be and why?
Meg Ryan when she was cool. If that is not an option, I’ll take Kate Hudson or Reese Witherspoon because I luff them.
8. What’s your favorite home purchase/project you ever made?
Either my super-sale duvet from Pottery Barn, my Craiglist-steal Expedit, or my prints from We Are 1976. (below)
9. Any travel plans this year?
Going to Steamboat Springs, CO in July to visit my brother and trying to get to Vegas in September for my sister’s 21st. Nothing too crazy!
10. What advice would you give to any other new bloggers out there?
I’m definitely not wise enough to offer any advice, so I’ll just say good luck! And have fun!
Here are the 10 blogs I’m nominating:
- lb style
- bonnie interiors
- A La Place Clichy
- Holly Beals
- The Mix
- Home Sweet Life
- The Cheerio Diaries
- Not Your Average Dairy Queen
- Maddy’s Lil Corner Blog
- The Interior Design Style Blog
Thanks again to My Knotted Life for the nomination!