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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Liebster Award

Ok! goes nothin'! I've been nominated by Emily who is another lifestyle blogger over at 

I'm just becoming acquainted with Emily recently, and I'm so flattered that she has nominated me. I've been sort of daunted by this whole experience wondering how I'll get through writing this blog, so I've decided to Just do it like I usually do. If I put too much thought into it -something I tend to do- I wouldn't do it, so here we go!

    1. Thank/ link the person who nominated you
        Thanks again Emily!

    2. Answer the 11 questions they have written for you

      1. If you could be any animal, what animal would you be and why?

I would be a cat. I would be a cat because they're pretty smooth in the way they move, always landing on their feet (my only wish because I'm such a klutz lol!), and the best part is they can sunbathe any time they choose. This is partly why I blog. I can stay home and wait for the sun to shine on me :)

      2. Which country would you most like to live in?

Anywhere warmer than here really... I've been called a gypsy my whole life because I move a lot. For now, lets say Australia!

      3. Why did you start blogging?

Ooo! I like this question! I started blogging because I LOOOVE to write! I never thought anyone would want to read my words, and before I started blogging I thought "who reads blogs anyways? Who reads about other peoples lives?". But in all truth, I was doing that. I just didn't see it in the cards for myself until I just decided "you know what? who would this hurt if I tried?". The answer? No one! And I love every minute of it.

      4. What is your blogging goal?

Another juicy question! I like it Emily! My blogging goal is to become a monetized business, and live a lifestyle where I don't have to worry about money or wanting to travel. 

That being said, I want to share more travel blogs, and I'd like to get into fashion and beauty in the future, but- at the moment- with a toddler I can barely get a slick of lipstick on! He's a handful, but a lovely one and I enjoy teaching him things everyday. Raising him is the most important to me right now so this is partly what I'll share amongst life adventures with my family.

      5. If you could go to a different time period, which one would you go to?

I am obsessed with the Gatsby time period! The lavish style just has me hooked! I would've been very happy there dancing the nights away in amazing dresses :)

      6. If you were on a deserted island, what 3 items would you bring with you?

I would bring my computer so I could blog about it, a blender to make margaritas with, and sunblock. I don't burn, but sun protection is the key to life...and is the main item for a sunbather to bring to the beach.

      7. What do you want the future to hold for you?

Continued and unending happiness with the 2 loves of my life; my fiancee and my baby boy. May the future bring continued success and happiness to us all!

      8. What is your favourite film and why?

Ooo, this ones a toughie. My fiancee will tell you that I'm so bad with names and titles. I never remember anything! I am however, a movie buff, and the last great movie I saw was "Rise of the planet of the apes". Great cinematography! I highly suggest seeing it in theatres if its not too late.

      9. What is your biggest fear?

One of my biggest fears was deep, dark water. My dad watched one too many scary films for a young child's liking when I was little! I (embarrassingly to this day) still think there are underwater lake monsters, and sharks all over the ocean lol! But I just recently went to Mexico and snorkelled with sea turtles! Best experience of my life! 

      10. What is your wardrobe must have?

MY wardrobe must have?....hmm.. a good pair of skinny jeans :) 

      11. If you could change one thing about yourself, would you? And what would it be?

What would it be.. It would have to be my hyper sensitive body. Anything I put in or on will have a dramatic effect on my health. I would change that in a heartbeat, but I am an incredibly thoughtful person because of it... so now I'm stuck.. yes I would change I wouldn't lol! Ah! I'll leave it at that!

     3. 11 random facts about myself

      1. I'm a lover of the sun! Put me in a floaty on a lake, or on a white sandy beach and I'll be happy forever!
      2. I've been engaged for 3 years...enough with it already! Its time to get married! :)
      3. I'm an introvert.
      4. Secretly, not so secretly I want to move away from Canada and blog about my travels
      5. I still need a new engagement ring lol! Yes, a NEW one! Wanna come shopping for one with me? I keep putting it off!
      6. I'm a perfectionist
      7. I've gone back to university and college a total of 3 times for 3 different careers (completed every single one), not once to become a writer though, but here I am writing for a living :)
      8. I don't regret anything. All life experiences are made to help us grow into the person we are today. Remember that!
      9. I'm a nerd. A book nerd. A life nerd. I love learning!!!!!
    10. Now that I'm blogging I sometimes forget to eat...yes, I do.
    11. I cannot lie worth a damn!!! If you suspect I'm lying, watch my face. I'm probably cracking a smile! 

     4. Nominate blogs with under 200 followers, who you believe deserve this award
     5. Leave a set of 11 questions for those blogs to answer, and let them know they've been nominated

      1. What is your all time favourite food?
      2. What is at the top of your bucket list?
      3. What does the perfect date look like to you?
      4. What is your current favourite outfit?
      5. Do you like cooking? If so, what is your favourite meal to cook?
      6. What does your apartment look like right now?
      7. Have you travelled? If so, what was your favourite destination, or where would you love to go?
      8. Are you a cat, or dog person?
      9. What do you do on a rainy day?
      10. What is your favourite type of music?
      11. Are you living your dreams? If so, why, or why not?

Emily, thanks again for the nomination! This wasn't as hard as I assumed it would be, it took some thoughtfulness, definitely worth it to nominate some other rad bloggers who deserve it ;)

Come learn more about Emily here. She has some really great sights and experience she shares on her blog!


Emily Johnston said...

I was the same as you when I heard about this award- a little bit daunted by it all- but its great fun, and I love your answers, I'm not the best with asking questions but your answers are all very thoughtful and I love hearing a bit more about you. Thank you for the links, and I'm so glad I found your blog <3 xx

Alyssa Coon said...

It really was! I sat with the thought of it the day you nominated me and was thinking "...this seems hard, how will I come up with all this content???". But in reality, it was a piece of cake, and FUN at that!

Hayley- Eszti said...

Congrats on your award! I was nominated for one last week so I need to get my butt in gear and answer all the questions! Have you got a date set for the wedding? Blogging about travels would be amazing, I envy those that can do it!

Alyssa Coon said...

We've had 3 dates set which all have obviously not come to fruition. We're working hard to make it happen though! Having a toddler in the mix of planning has proven to be difficult.

I have a few adventure/ travel blogs and I just enjoyed them so much- HOOKED!!

I'll watch for your blog on the award :) I figured if I didn't do it right away it would never get done.