Thursday, March 6, 2014

Liebster Award!


Winter Fashion 3

Winter Fashion 4
Cardigan c/o Sears

I was nominated by Aine Beauty for a Liebster Award.  I am so flattered and excited to answer Aine's questions!  I answer Aine's questions, give 11 questions to the people I tag, and then provide 11 additional facts about myself.

Let's start with the facts!  These might be redundant for some of my readers, but since I have some new peeps I thought I'd start with bare bones fact about me.

1.  My husband and I have been married for a little over 7 years.
2.  We have three kids ages 6, 5, and 3 (boy, boy, girl).  They keep our hands and hearts full.  Pics: 1, 2.
3.  I had a small stint in grad school in 2012-2013.  I'm itching to go back, but don't have the time.
4.  I love to read, and you can find me on Goodreads here.
5.  I've lived in 5 states -- Mississippi, New Hampshire, Florida, Alaska, and North Carolina.
6.  I love traveling and hope to travel at least once with our family this summer (NC zoo, here we come!)
7.  Knitting is one of my hobbies and I opened an Etsy shop for my hand-dyed yarns and fibers.  It's been pretty neglected since last June, but I still love dyeing yarn (& fiber).
8.  I also love to sew.  This is the first garment I made for myself.  I hope to make more this year!
9.  My favorite skin care brands are Ren, Caudalie, and L'Occitane.
10.  I'm getting back into yoga, starting this week!  #yay
11.  My top 3 movies are, in no particular order, Amelie, Roman Holiday, and You've Got Mail.

And Aine's questions!

1. What made you want to start blogging?

I've been blogging privately since for 12 years and decided to start blogging publicly in 2011.  My friend Eliza had introduced me to Kendi's blog when Kendi used to do the 30 for 30.  I was hooked and found more and more fashion blogs to read.  Previously, I had only read one blog, The Yarn Harlot.  In 2011, I had just graduated with my bachelor's degree and was done nursing our youngest, who was just under a year.  I found myself at a point where two phases in my life converged -- I hadn't had time to think about fashion (although I've always loved clothing and making outfits), and suddenly I had a body that was changing (re: shrinking a bit) and more time on my hands (in a way.  heh).  It seemed natural to put my energy into a fashion blog, slowly culling out the unwanted items from my closet, and finding ways to afford the clothes I love.

2. What keeps you motivated to blog?

I've always enjoyed writing and I love connecting with people who are interested in the same things as me.

3. What makes your blog stand out for the crowd?

Most of the time, I don't think my blog stands out.  I do love thrifting and makeup, and those seem to be the things that people remember about me the most.

4. What's your favourite thing about beauty?

My favorite thing about beauty is that it can be whatever you want it to be.

5. How would you describe your style?

I'm going to borrow Julep's style for my nails, and that is "Classic With a Twist."  I enjoy classic shapes, styles, and colors.  But, I also love to mix it up with trendy items every once in a while.

6. Do you make beauty videos?

I do!  My channel is The Rebecca Lately.

7. What's your best beauty advice?

Take care of your skin, don't wear too much makeup, and play up your best features.

8. If you had to wear one piece of makeup for a month, what would it be?

Mascara.  Definitely

9. What product have you used the longest?

Face powder was the first cosmetic product I ever used, so it would be that.

10. How do you find new blogs to follow?

Basically, through other bloggers or in the comments sections of other blogs.

11. Do you tell people about your blog or is it a secret amongst the community? 

I tell people about my blog.  No secrets here!

I tag:

Eleven Shakes of a Persimmon Tree
French Pemberley
NCsquared Life

And I'd like to ask you some of the same questions that Aine asked me and a couple of my own:

1.  What made you want to start blogging?
2.  What keeps you motivated to blog?
3.  What makes your blog stand out in the crowd?
4.  Where do you see your blog a year from now?
5.  How would you describe your style?
6.  Do you actively grow your blog or do you blog for fun?
7.  What's your best beauty advice?
8.  If you had to wear one item of clothing for a month, what would it be?  (this would obviously be part of an outfit ... you wouldn't be wearing just one piece of clothing for a month)
9.  What beauty product have you used the longest?
10.  How do you find new blogs to follow?
11.  Do you tell people about your blog or is it a secret amongst the community?

Linking up with Tara.


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