thank you, and you're it!

a big huge thank you to

 Janelle of Ramblings of a Redhead who gave me the
Kreativ Blogger award last friday -
I'm honoured to be in such good company :)
and once I read that you were a fellow leftie, I understood why we get each other!


the ever-sweet Carol of The Design Pages has tagged me in a game
 where you answer 11 questions about yourself... 
wish we lived closer because I think we'd get on quite well in real life...

The rules are simple, post answers to the 11 questions Carol laid out for me, then tag 11 other bloggers, 
and give them 11 questions to answer (and let them know they were tagged, of course!)
We all get to learn a bit more about each other this way..


1.  What did you do last Friday night?

I picked up my parents and brought them up to our house for the weekend 
(it was Cam's 10th bday, and we had 3 parties :)
Along the way we took a wee detour to Ikea
 to pick up a couple of the new Storsele chairs for the family room.
A bottle of red wine, prosciutto and cheese was shared over cupcake decorating....

2.  What is your specialty in the kitchen?

Well, my real love is baking. Cakes, pies, squares, cookies, basically anything that qualifies as a sweet!
Since I've been told that you can't live on pastry alone (although I'm not sure if it's true),
one of the goals for this year is to get more creative with dinners -
the kids may just stage a revolt if I serve them chicken, rice and broccoli again :)

3.  What is your favourite nail polish colour?

Only clear on my fingernails, because I am constantly working with paint, or glue, or a staple gun....
my toes, however get done each week, usually in the most saturated colours I can find!

4.  Dogs or cats?

Oh, dogs, always dogs. We have two of the most mental chocolate labs you'll ever meet! Truly mental.

5.  What is your favourite computer or phone app?

hmm... I use the Carpenter app all the time, but my favourite app's are Etsy and Pinterest.
Etsy may cost more, but I get lost in pinterest. For a long time. Must. Exit. Pinterest.

6.  Who inspires you the most?

My clients. I love finding that unique solution that works for each particular client,
it's like fitting together pieces of a puzzle, and that moment when it comes together is sweet perfection.

7.  If you and I were going to spend a weekend together what would you plan for us?

 When I read your answer for an ideal sunday, Carol, 
I thought, "hmm, break out the hunters!" because that's pretty much my ideal sunday as well!
(sleeping in, cruising markets for vintage finds)
We may have to add in some type of craft - 
you're a diy wonder and I'd like to learn some of your tricks :)
 And some patio time - nothing like an evening on a patio in the summertime, is there?

8.  What was the best book you read last year?

It's a bit old, but I finally read Memoirs of a Geisha. 
The strength of this woman throughout her struggle to control/accept her life was inspirational.

9.  What's your biggest accomplishment of 2012?

I got my on-line consultations going, and it changed my business completely. 
It's brilliant to be able to work with people I have gotten to know through blogging.

10. Do you like to dance?

That's our family mantra around here!
One day it struck me that our initials spelled out D.A.N.C.E,
and right now I'm working on a piece of art for the house that says,
"there ought to be more dancing".
One of the first things we do every morning is put on some music...
and then it's a common sight to see someone dancing in the kitchen :)

11. Which is your favourite, must read blog? 

I don't think you can beat apartment therapy for fantastic original content,
and I love design sponge for diy.
But the main reason I read the blogs I do is because I have made a personal connection to the bloggers, 
and I try to get in a visit to the all the blogs on my blogroll at least every couple of weeks, 
just to see what everyone has been up to.

Personality trumps content every time.


So... now the fun begins...

Tag! You're it!

A Delightful Design
Because It's Awesome
Cardigan Junkie
Inspired Lines
Project Gadabout
Rambling Renovators
The Crafty Bee
The Enchanted Home
The Fabulous Design File

Here are your questions...

1. What is your day job?
2. Why did you start blogging?
3. What is the best thing that has come from blogging?
4. How and where do you find inspiration?
5. If you could live anywhere, where would you be?
6. Who is your favourite artist?
7. What's playing on your iPod?
8. How do you spend your day off?
9. Who would you most like to meet?
10. Best childhood memory?
11. What is your favourite colour?

You know I had to throw in that last one! Looking forward to reading all of your posts - x

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Anonymous said...

I loved reading your answers! We seem to be quite alike!

I have been wanting to read Memoirs of a Geisha ever since I saw the movie and oh my gosh...yes, the struggle! I can only imagine what the book would be like.

It's great to be able to get to know a little more about you, Anne-Marie. Thanks so much for sharing and thanks also for tagging me!! : ) : )

I will answer your questions and post on my blog on Monday : )

P.S the images of the food made me hungry!! xo

Beatrice@craftybeeblog.com said...

Thank you so much for the tag. It is fun to play tag, isn't it.
It is always so so lovely to get to know more about someone and loved getting to know you better. From your answers I can see we have many things in common. Thank you again, Anne-Marie!

The enchanted home said...

OK looks like I better get busy! Thanks for passing it along, fun game. I loved reading your answers, also enjoyed Memories of a Geisha and sounds like 2012 is off to a great start for you, Anne Marie!
Will let you know when I do my post, sometime next week. Thanks!

Sam said...

I just found your blog and I'm enjoying it very much. Though, I must say, the centered type becomes difficult to read. I know you were debating whether to change that to flush left in another post, and I vote YES! As a graphic designer, I love that you're breaking out of the mold, but as a reader, I adore flush left for functionality and ease. Anyway, I'm looking forward to delving deeper into your previous work. Keep up the great blogging. :)

Barbara Matson said...

FUN game! I was tagged by Carol as well. My post will be up next week!

We love to dance as well! And I have ONE mental chocolate lab!

Screen Door Prep said...

Memoirs of a Geisha is one of my old favorites. =)

InteriorGroupie said...

Great answers! Memoires of a Geisha is also one of my all time favourites - it is just a beautifully written book!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

that was so cool to read darl, and just confirms my suspitions, you're a pretty cool chick!! love those mental labs, so true about labs!


The enchanted home said...

Hi just finishing up my 11 questions..you asked some good ones! Hope to post it on Friday or Saturday. Will let you know..thanks for thinking of me, it ws fun!


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