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Sunday, 13 January 2013


Well guys, this has been an amazing week. Busy doesn't begin to cover it....BUT, there have been some pretty amazing things that have happened this week. I've been approached by a very large publication who wants to feature And Who Says You Can't in their Homes Section!! This is ridiculously huge and I am flattered and scared all at the same time!!! More deets to follow ;-) 

Secondly, the lovely Audra from Reduce, Reuse, Renewed has nominated me for the Liebster Blogger Award. I really appreciate the nomination as it comes from the blogging community itself. Here's what it's all about: 

Don't know what the Liebster Awards are?   It's an fun "award" passed from blogger to blogger as a way to network and acknowledge some of your favourite blogs.  A receiving blog must have less than 200 followers.  
To participate: 1. Thank and link back up to the one that nominated you (Me). 2. Answer 11 question asked to you by me. 3. Tell us 11 things about yourself. 4. Nominate 11 of your favorite blogs that have less than 200 followers 5. Ask them 11 questions.

11 Questions to the above Bloggers if they choose to accept: 
1. Are you a Pinterest Junkie? 
A: Does a bear poop in the woods??!?!?! Of course! I have a tonne of pins on my "Things I'm Gonna Do" board. Come check it out here.
2. What is your favorite part of blogging? 
A: Well, I guess it would be meeting new people online and sharing projects, thoughts and ideas together. 
3. Which cause is closest to your heart and why?
A: The future is the cause that would be closest to my heart. I am so very conscious of the things we're all doing now and what kind of world we're leaving for our kids. 
4. What books/literature do you like to read most? 
A: For Christmas I got this fantastic book called Doodle Stitching. I can't wait to get really stuck in to some of the projects in there. 

5. Have you had a crafting "epic fail?" Feel free to share a pic. 
A: I guess I have had a few Epic Fails with crafting and DIY but I try to never give up and so I try again until I get it right. However, I did try Nutella cupcakes (recipe that I pinned) with peppermint frosting and crushed candy canes before Christmas. It was the first time in history that I brought something that I had baked into my work and I had to throw them out a few days later. I think they were being polite having one....the rest were thrown away. They look nice though, no??? 

6. Do you have a favorite quote? 
A: Be so good they can't ignore you. -Steve Martin
7. What is your favorite crafting tool? 
A: A toss up between Modpodge and my staple gun.
8. If you could win an all-expenses-paid-trip to anywhere, where would you go?
A: This is really tough. My heart says "back home" to Montreal or New York 'cause I miss my family so much but then there's Italy....
9. Who would you take with you? 
A: Hubbers and Theo
10. Do you use any "green" items in your home? What? 
A: All the lightbulbs are energy savers, we have a compost bin, we recycle and I upcycle furniture.
11. What is your favorite thing about yourself? 
A: I try not to give up....ever. If I can't afford something, I make it. If I don't know how, I try anyway. There is no reason you can't get to where you want. Just don't give up. 

Okay, so now I have to nominate 11 Bloggers on my reading list with under 200 followers. This is the most exciting part. This is how you find new blogs that become part of your reading list. Here are my nominees:

1. Alison at Heavenly Handmades
2. If You've Seen My Mind I'd Love it Back
3. Isle of Tea
4. Annie at AnnieFloribunda
5. Arahbella's
6. Kerri at Mummy and the Monsters
7. Vicky at Rescue and Revive
8. Michele at Sew Sweet Vintage
9. Jude at Pots and Paint
10. Precious Parcels - The Blog
11. Raising Kids and Crafting Too

Go and check these bloggers out, its worth it.

My 11 Questions to my nominees:

1. What made you get into blogging?
2. What is your favorite project / post?
3. What are you most proud of in your life?
4. Do you have any major determinations for 2013 that you would like to share?
5. Who is your favorite person in the world, and why?
6. When is the best time of the day for you?
7. What's your favorite recipe?
8. What is your favorite pin on Pinterest
9. Why is that your favorite?
10. Have you ever used ModPodge?
11. What craft / project is on your "to do list" right now? 

On a different note, I'm working on some kitchen related projects....Proper post to follow.

Thanks for reading peeps x


  1. Well done on getting the award and thank you for passing it on! I will do a post about it soon :)


  2. I loved reading your Liebster post! And congrats on the major publication seeking you out! What a great way to start off the New Year!

  3. Thank you so much for nominating me! I will definitely join! I'll post soon :)

  4. Thanks for the nomination :) I'll get a post up soon! x

  5. Congratulations, Helen! I'm so excited for you and your future ventures!

  6. Thanks you so much for the nomination! :) Congrats on your upcoming ventures! YAY! So exciting! I'll get a post up soon!:)

  7. Hey! thanks for the nomination Helen! This sounds like fun and something I definately want to get involved in -looks like a great way to meet fellow like minded bloggers _ I'll get onto it this weekend - thanks again Helen and good luck in your new ventures Annie xxx