A Girl and Her Pugs

Hello! If you are a new reader, thank you so much for joining me on my little space! That makes me so happy! :) It's been a VERY long time since I did an "about me" post (have I ever done one?), so I thought I would share a little bit about myself today. This was made easy by the fact that the cuties over at Guppy & Whaleshark nominated me for a Liebster Award!

"Liebster" you say?!

"The Liebster award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

I thought this would be a great way for you to get to know me better, and hopefully, I can get to know you, too! I am so happy to be finding new friends, new amazing blogs, and always, always inspiration from all of you lovelies.

1: Whats your favorite color?
My favorite color of the moment is pink. I realized that this week at our softball game when I came wearing a pink t-shirt, pink all stars, and carrying a vodka-spiked pink lemonade. Cannot get enough of pink lately!

2: Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging as a way to promote my little vintage shop. But now it's my way to keep in touch with my blogging friends, mostly.

3: What is your favorite hobby?
That's an EASY one! Treasure hunting (i.e., estate saling, thrift shopping, and generally digging through junk for gems)!

4: What state do you live in?
The land of 10,000 lakes -- Minnesota. I have lived in Minneapolis for the last 6ish years, and it is seriously the most beautiful, magical place on earth. We are the #1 biking city in America, as gay as gay can be, and I can't imagine living anywhere else! You can find me in the water on the weekends.

5: Who inspires you the most? (In the blogging world)
I would have to say Amy, Lisa, and Adrian inspire me on a daily basis.

6: If you could choose one thing to wear forever what would it be?
A maxi dress and Saltwater sandals. It's like wearing pajamas.

7: Cats or dogs?
Dogs! Pugs to be specific. I'm a PROUD pug mama to two pugs, Scarlett (aka, Little Bits, Bitty, Princess, and Pretty. I think she thinks her name is "Pretty.") and Parker (aka, Monkey, Handsome, or Fat Boy as Cayla calls him).

8: If you could be a video game character who would you be?
Um, I don't play video games? I have no idea on that one!

9: What is your favorite movie?
Here are my top five in no particular order: High Fidelity, Eternal Sunshine, Rushmore/The Royal Tenenbaums (tied), Annie Hall, and anything by Pedro Almodovar.

10: What is your favorite item you own?
This sounds weird but I would have to say our couch. It's wear I read, watch lots of netflix, eat dinner, cuddle, tag for the shop...It's the most comfortable couch in the world and it's sort of our family's nest.

11: What is your biggest goal for 2012?
Our family's biggest goal right now is for my partner to get a job. She just graduated, and is on the hunt for a teaching job. For me, personally,  1) I would like to keep growing my vintage business and 2) see my best friend, Alex, who lives in Ohio because it's just been too damn long and I miss her so much.

I now officially tag these beauties with the Liebster Award:

My Life in Lavender // Jorgia Peach // Bethie the Boo //  Gypsy in Jasper // Little Red Bowtalk // Lauryn Green // The Bicycle Diaries // My Lovely List // Pro-Soup Propaganda // Swell and Stylish // Olive Meets Hazel

Here are your questions!

1. What is your favorite summertime activity?
2. Favorite holiday and why.
3. Top Five favorite movies. Go.
4. Salty or Sweet?
5. If you could live in any previous decade, what would it be and why?
6. Do you have pets? What are their names? Tell me about them.
7. Dream job?
8. How did you come up with the name for your blog?
9. First blog you read every day?
10. What's the latest recipe you've found that you really want to try?
11. What's one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?




  1. Aww, you're so sweet! Thank you! I had so much fun reading your fun facts, you listed three movies I adore - Eternal Sunshine and Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums (love Wes Anderson!!) I am so excited to do a post with your questions! I've been having writers block this week so this will help immensely!! :)

  2. I really enjoyed reading this post and I'm SUPER flattered that you listed me as inspiring! :) A maxi dress and saltwater sandals does sound pretty comfy and I'd choose dogs over cats any day of the week!

    xx Adrian

  3. Hi, there! It was nice to learn more about you :). And that's so cool that you like Almodovar. I've never seen his movies with subtitles in English.

    Happy midweek!

  4. SQUEE!! I got tagged!!!! :oD I shall write a post to make you proud, missy!!

    That picture of Scarlett and Parker is ridiculously cute!! As is that photo of you on the raft! (It has been HOT -to me- in Portland lately. I am melting. A raft sounds really, really nice.)

  5. We have the exact same taste in movies! Hurray!

  6. Howdy!
    I saw your blog briefly a while back when you were involved in a group post talking about your love of cardigans, but I have just found my way back through your comment on Amy's blog.
    Basically, you seem like a real neat lady, and it looks like some of our inspirations and fav movies are in line. So kudos on that!
    Anyhow, I'm new (to your blog, and to my own (not counting an ancient livejournal, HAH)), so I thought I'd just say hi!


  7. Yoooou are amazing. I miss your guts. And THANK YOU for your comment this morning. You are my favorite human being on the planet and always make me feel so empowered. Keep it up, girl. KEEP IT UP.

  8. I love that you called your couch your family's nest, such an awesome way to see it! YOU are inspiring lady- thank you so much for that! I loved reading this :)

  9. Aww thank you for tagging me! And you have perfect taste in movies, I can't top those! xx

  10. Awwww! Thank you so much for tagging me! :) I am also just graduated and am on the hunt for an accounting job! It's so hard! Good luck to you and your partner on the job hunt!

  11. you're the bomb.

    anddd you have impeccable taste in movies.

  12. Oh my goodness, you're far too sweet! Thank you so much for the nomination! I loved reading this, and how did I not know you lived in Minnesota too?! Crazy!! Thanks again! :) X,Rachel