Friday, March 2, 2012

[ tag! I'm it! ]



SO YOU may have seen the game of Tag circulating around blogland and I've been tagged by Jalon over at Design is...All in the Detail {if you haven't visited her blog, be sure to stop by and check it out}


The idea is that a blogger "tags" another blogger and gives them 11 questions to answer in a post, then that blogger "tags" another 11 bloggers and comes up with 11 questions for them to answer and so on.

And so without further adieu, here are my answers to the 11 questions I was given...

1. What is your favourite place in the whole world? Why? This is easy! Pedalling our Hobie tandem kayak down the Muskoka river on a gorgeous sunny day, passing by the little ducks, looking out for our resident "Justin" beaver. The ultimate in relaxation with no Blackberry!



2. Would you prefer to eat in or eat out? I'm at home a lot so I always love to eat out, but not on a busy day like Valentine's Day ~ then I'd rather have a cozy meal at home with my guy.



3. Which would you choose: a good book or a good movie? Hmm... probably both. I love a good book that you just get sucked into and can't put down, but then a really good movie with a bit of a twist is always a fave. I generally don't like reading a good book and then seeing the movie ~ I'm typically disappointed.

4. What is the favourite thing about your home? Well, since I'm only in a temporary apartment for now, I will answer as though we were still in Muskoka ~ definitely my kitchen with the big island with the apron-front sink, carrera marble top and nickel faucet. We spent a lot of time planning it out when we were updating the kitchen and my guy did such a great job with the installation. I want to replicate that kitchen in our next home.



5. What characteristic do you look for most in a true friend? I think we've all had friends come and go but I do have a couple of really good ones and to me, sincerity is the most important.

6. Tell me something about yourself that you don't think anyone else knows. I can spread my toes really far apart {I call them my Flintstone toes}.



7. What would you like to change about yourself? I wish I could speak in front of people without blushing and worrying about getting verbal diarrhea!

8. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? When I had to leave a job to relocate and my boss handed me a letter as I left. It was the most kind, heartfelt note about how much I was appreciated, what a wonderful work ethic I had and how dearly I'd be missed. I was so touched and it still brings tears to my eyes when I think about it.


9. Do you have one all time favourite item in your home? I have a lot of things that I love, but my all-time favourite item is the antique armoire I purchased when I was in college. My grandmother had left me some money when she passed and when I received it in college, I bought this beautiful 1850s armoire and I think of her every time I look at it.

10. What is your dream vacation? A long road trip across America to hit all of the fantastic antique markets {with a van big enough to bring home all of the treasures I find}.



11. How would you describe your decor style? I think French seaside. I love pale, casual spaces, but with pieces mixed in like antique French chandeliers, Louis chairs, embroidered linens and rustic painted pieces.


Thanks Jalon for "tagging me. It's always fun to learn some random facts about fellow bloggers!



Rules of the Game
** You must post the rules
** Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you; then create 11 questions to ask the people you have tagged
** Tag 11 people and link them in your post
** Let them know you have tagged them and they should acknowledge that they have been notified.

Here are the 11 Bloggers I'm tagging:

West Family Adventures
Veranda Interiors
Pinecone
Pinecone Camp
Modern Country Style
Life Begins at Thirty, Right?
Strictly Simple Style
Inspired Design
Marcus Design
Happenstance Home
Fern Creek Cottage

Here are your 11 questions:

1. What is the last DIY project you completed?
2. What do you love most about yourself?
3. Dog person or cat person?
4. What made you choose your current home?
5. If you were single and could go on a date with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
6. What room in your home would you most like to redo?
7. What is your favourite childhood memory?
8. What is the most embarrassing thing you've ever said or done?
9. Who has been the most influential person in your life?
10. If you won the lottery today, what's the first thing you would buy?
11. Describe your dream home.

lisa
[ 2, 4 mine; all others Getty]

11 comments:

{Adventuresindinner} said...

Great to get to know you better C:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

For some reason my comment posted twice and then I saw there was a big typo, so that's why there are two deleted comments.
It was really fun learning more about you! I've never been tagged before. I'm having fun trying to figure out the answers to your questions. :)

Pinecone said...

How fun - thanks for the tag!!

I love learning new things about people - the flinstone toes comment is great - I have those too!

I love the picture of your kitchen in Canada - you must miss it - so gorg!!

Have a great weekend! xoxo

Design is... All in the Detail said...

This was so great....enjoyed getting to know you better.I think I peed my pants when I saw the picture of the Flintstone toes!. This was wonderful. Glad you participated and passed it along to another wonderful group of bloggers..... Hope you have a wonderful weekend - Jalon

Pinecone Camp said...

So nice to learn a bit more about you Lisa. Your number 1 sounds sooo perfect. Do your toes really do that? You're lucky! Mine move all together and only together.
Thanks so much for "tagging" me....I guess I better start thinking about those questions. ;)

Formerly known as Frau said...

Okay kinda freaky about your toes...lol !Just jealous my feet are my least favorite part and would rather not draw attention to them! Love the letter your old boss gave you, something to be cherished for sure. Great questions and answers...always nice to learn more about you. Okay off to think of my answers! Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Thanks for including me Lisa. Can't wait to check out some of the other blogs that are new to me on the list.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Hi Lisa! Thank you for thinking of me and including me in your tags! I will do my best to post my answers! Lots to think about! Have a great weekend!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Well I was literally here to tell you that I was tagging you but I guess I won't do that to you:) I'm always happy to learn a little more about my fav bloggers!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Fun post! I love reading these, and I never get tired of looking at your old kitchen :)

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

yup, muskoka! It'll all still be here when you get back :)

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