Today is a special day for Confetti and Glimmer! Yesterday I was honoured to see that my dear Instagram friend and fellow blogger Kelsey from The Young Wild Wife, nominated me for a Liebster Award! Now before yesterday I had never heard of this award but once I read up on it, I was hooked! It is an award passed around between bloggers, small bloggers with less than 3000 followers in hopes of encouraging these new bloggers to share more about themselves and what they are all about! It also gives these newbie bloggers an opportunity to be showcased to newer readers and have their work passed about via social media! Once you have been nominated, you must answer 11 questions, then nominate other bloggers to do the same! So here we go!
1. What was the inspiration that led you to start your blog?
I love fashion, but never really felt like I was apart of a specific niche. I like to change up my style on a daily basis and dress based on how I am feeling. I have always been incredibly creative, never choosing the most practical or logical route when expressing myself. So two years ago I decided to give blogging a shot, to give myself a big of an outlet to express myself whether it be through fashion or just writing. I got a little bit weighed down by school and took a break but came back late last year and started Confetti and Glimmer. This time, I have much more of a vision and know exactly what I want. By starting this blog it has given me the confidence to try out styles and trends that I otherwise would have been too scared to try.
2. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
My favourite aspect about blogging.... whoa, that's a hard one! I am not sure if I am able to narrow it down to one sole aspect, but I will do my best to narrow it down to the fewest! I love, as I said, being able to have confidence in my style to try new trends and see what works and what does not work. I love being able to seek inspiration from other bloggers and hearing about what inspires their style. Lastly, I love meeting new people and friends through instagram and blogging. It's amazing and so uplifting to see a bunch of women coming together to inspire one another through their common passions!
3. What is one of your New Year’s Resolutions? How are you doing so far?
One of my goals this year was to spend less money in order to save up for all the travelling I will be doing. I was doing really great until this Saturday when I dropped my phone and it completely died causing me to have to pay for a brand new phone... My bank account cried yesterday... hard...
4. What inspires you?
I am not sure how to answer this question. So many things inspire me. I am a pretty impulsive person to be honest (hence the reason I decided to be more intentionally wise with my money this year..). I love colours, different prints, I love foods and pastries. Confidence and grace inspire me through their elegance. But mostly, I would have to say that true and raw beauty is what really inspires me. I find that on a daily basis in all of the things I mentioned above and also through the love I feel and receive from my partner and my family. I live a very blessed life, and the Lord has inspired me each and every day through every struggle and every success.
5. What is your favorite place you’ve ever visited and why?
When I was in grade 10 I went to Greece and sailed to many islands and toured around the country. It was absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to go back now that I am older and see if I remember it the same. The beauty of the islands was heart-stopping. I will never forget standing on the shore of Mykonos looking at all of the windmills, watching the sun set (also, being pleasantly interrupted by the island flamingos, no joke!). For some reason, I have never been able to put into words why I loved Greece so much. It will always have a part of me.
6. What, besides blogging, are you passionate about?
I love fashion obviously and I am passionate about my job (I can't really disclose too much, but I work for a Children's Entertainment company which specializes in Disney performers and making the dreams of little kiddos come true!). I am absolutely passionate about my faith, God is good. So good. I am passionate about love, love for my boyfriend, my family, my friends and for my fur babies! I also LOVE musical theatre and the whole world of performing arts (fun fact- my first degree is in musical theatre!)
7. Where have you travelled lately?
haha, no where to spectacular unfortunately. If we are talking in the last few months, I can say Kissing Bridge and Ellicottville for skiing. But I did go to Punta Cana in August for a vacation. Maybe it would be more exciting to talk about where I will be travelling? I am leaving for Ethiopia in 24 days! Then in May I will be travelling to Mexico for my good friends wedding! And then in August I will be going to British Columbia for another wedding!!
8. Muffin or donut?
Donut. no question. And it better have sprinkles and a hole in the middle!
9. What is your favorite book?
Currently, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant!
10. What is your favorite piece in your closet?
Oh Gosh... I am going to say... My black Thea Tory Burch Slouchy Tote. It is always my go to bag that I choose to style or grab when heading out the door. I love it because it is easy to be dressed up or down, not to mention, Thea is just sooo prety! (yep, i call her by her name haha!)
11. Where is your favorite place to shop?
Oh no... umm.. let me think on this... I am going to take SUCH cop-out here.. Probably.. Nordstroms.... well, because you can find so many different brands there ahah! I am especially loving Madison and Berkeley this season, their cowl neck sweaters have been my go to top this winter! But, I also really love to go deal hunting at Old Navy, Dynamite and sometimes H&M. I don't like spending too much on clothes because I rotate out my closet a lot, but I also never buy really cheap items that I know will basically waste my money due to poor quality!
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I would LOVE to know....
1. What made you decide to start a blog?
2. What is the most rewarding aspect of blogging to you?
3. What is your favourite thing to write about?
4. What is your favourite movie?
5. Pasta or Burger?
6. White wine or Red?
7. Who is your biggest inspiration in your life?
8. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
9. Favourite song currently?
10. What could you never, ever give up? (your answer cannot be a) coffee or b) your cellphone)
11. What is your dream for your blog?
Can't wait to read all about your answers!