Liebster Award

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I got nominated for the Liebster award, woot, woot!!

Anika from Little Free  Monkeys found me and nominated me! Thanks Anika!

WHAT IS THE LIEBSTER AWARD?

It is an online award that is given to new bloggers with around 200 subscribers or so. It isn’t some grand affair, but it is a way of acknowledging other like-minded individuals who are working hard to make waves in their own areas of interest. Also, it is a great way to get to know the newbie blogger and of course, make new friends!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Once you accept the nomination, you answer questions given to you by the person nominating you. Then you nominate another 3-5 bloggers and give them 8-10 questions to answer as well!

I would like to nominate:

Amelia from You Can Always Start Now

Rachel from The Essential Girl

Sarah from SarahSteckler (creative self-love coach)

Here are my questions for my nominees:

  1. How long have you been blogging?
  2. What is your favorite thing about blogging and your least favorite thing about blogging?
  3. How did you chose the niche(s) that you have chosen to blog in ?
  4. What’s the biggest mistake that you’ve made blogging that you’re comfortable disclosing and what advice would you give to other bloggers so that they could avoid it?
  5. What is your most successful media platform?
  6. How long on average does it take for you to write a blog post from concept to publication ?
  7. What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
  8. What do you do in your spare time?

MY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER FROM ANIKA ARE:

1. Why did you start blogging? Has it turned out to be what you expected?

I started blogging when I moved across country to start a new life. It was an outlet to keep me busy because I missed my family so much.  It is more than I expected it to be, I enjoy sharing ideas with like minded people.

2. What is your goal for your blog in 2016?

My goal for my blog in 2016 is to increase my subscriber list and to make sure I stay focused on building my brand.

3. If you give anyone advice about starting a blog, what would you say?

Do lots of research, set realistic goals and purchase a blog theme.

4.What are the 3 songs that you can listen to anytime?

Taxi by Harry Chapin, Working Man by Rita MacNeil and Bad Timing by Blue Rodeo.

5. What 3 words describe you best?

Determined, resilient, stubborn 🙂

6. What is your favorite movie and why?

My favorite movie is Princess Bride. Why do I love this movie – because it is a fairy tale and has something for all ages, it always makes me smile and believe in true love. It is a transcendent, magical experience, that makes you feel good on the inside.

7. Whats the favorite place you have visited?

I had the pleasure to visit Stonehenge in England a few years back.

8. What is your favorite food?

Pretty much any type of shell-fish but I particularly enjoy lobster and scallops.

9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?

I would live on the top of Kelly’s Mountain (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) overlooking the ocean.

10. Give 5 random facts about yourself that you think are unique and fun?

1) I did not drink coffee until I turned 50  2) I got knocked out boxing 3)I love Mustangs and Motorcycles 4) I collect sea glass and l have lots of it 5)I love amusement parks, especially the roller coasters

Thanks again ANIKA for nominating me and I’m thrilled and honored to nominate some pretty awesome bloggers, please be sure to check them out!

It’s A Wandaful Thing!

 

 

Best of 2015: My 15 favorite posts from 2015

 

best of 2015I have been blogging under the name “A Wandaful Thing” for slightly over a year now and it’s been a lot of fun.

The following posts are my top 15 favorites for 2015.  These posts (and those responsible for them) inspired me, helped me, challenged me and impressed me.

Without further adieu…I hope you enjoy them as much I as did.

  1. Farmhouse Master Bedroom redo from Prodigal Pieces – so many vintage pieces – LOVE IT!!

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2.  DIY Bathroom Vanity by Shanty 2 Chic – this post comes complete with downloadable building plans.DIY-Bathroom-Vanity-Shanty2Chic I simply adore this idea as my “only” bathroom is about this size and it has been hard to find a small vanity that will fit. I hope I am able to try this project in 2016.

3. This inspiration board from is from my friend Amelia at You Can Always Start Now I am envious of how full her board is but also inspired to make one of my own.

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4.  Old rusty bucket turned into a flower-pot from Petticoat Junktion – this woman makes so many cool things from vintage and flea market finds – you just have to check her out.

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5. Under 30  minutes, easy, gorgeous Spring Wreath from the Bold Abode.

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6. DIY coasters and tutorial from Gretchen at Boxy Colonial – she has them entitled coasters for Christmas but you could make them for any occasion –  adorable.

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7. I have been a BIG fan of Donna at Funk Junk Interiors for a few years now and she has a been an inspiration for some of my own projects.   She actually gets two spots on my list this year. This toilet tissue holder made from a crate and an old license plate and (see #8) 🙂

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8. Apple Farm Sign with rustic twine also from Funky Junk Interiors – I purchased the stencils and have this on my 2016 project list.

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Continue reading Best of 2015: My 15 favorite posts from 2015

Day 11: Reindeer Noses in a Jar

Welcome to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas

If you are doing a cookie exchange or need to do some baking for your child’s class Christmas party, these Reindeer Noses in a Mason Jar are sure to delight. I think these are adorable and so much FUN!

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I first saw this idea on the blog From Rookie to a Rock Star.  It was so unique, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  The recipe I used for the cookies can be found here.  The icing I used was a simple powdered sugar icing, that recipe can be found here. Continue reading Day 11: Reindeer Noses in a Jar

DIY – Easy Projects I Love!!!

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It seems like forever since I shared some of my favorite DIY projects.

I must confess, working a full-time job, running a part-time vintage sale business and tying to squeeze in all those projects on my “to-do” list, I haven’t had much time to read my favorite blogs or check out some of my favorite sites and share what I’ve discovered.

I changed that up this week and got all caught up on my favorite blogs/bloggers and visited some of my favorite sites and I’m anxious and excited to share a few of my new favorite things. Continue reading DIY – Easy Projects I Love!!!

DIY: Sleep Deeper…….

If you read my post on November 07, 2014 you know that I crave a good night’s sleep (I have been practicing what I preach and am up to almost 4 hours in a row now…woo hoo).  Sorry I digressed. When I was reading my fav blogs this week and came across this at The Chic Site well I knew I would have to try it and do a post.

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Continue reading DIY: Sleep Deeper…….

Super Easy Mason Jar Air Freshener

How pretty is this and oh so super easy to make yourself…..read on!!

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This was my favorite project  from the blogs I was following last week, it is from LivingChicontheCheap.comContinue reading Super Easy Mason Jar Air Freshener

Blog following update for November

Welcome to November! I have decided that for this month instead of giving you 5 blogs to follow, I am going to share each Monday favorite projects from the blogs I follow each week. I think on other sites they call this Weekend Party Link.

As I promised in my first post regarding 5 blogs to follow, I am listing in my new category (link can be found on my home page)  “My Favorite Blogs” all the blogs I am following to date and of course as that grows it will be updated – so make sure to pop on over to that section to see what’s listed. Continue reading Blog following update for November