Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Liebster Award for me? Why thank you.

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Hope everyone is having a fine day and getting along marvelously. I've been in a bit of a funk the last couple of weeks. I think it's this darn hot weather. I was pleasently surprised when Sean from The Fictionista
nominated me for the Lieber Award. Thanks Sean. So without much further ado, here are the eleven questions I have to answer
  1. Besides what you blog is dedicated to, what are some of your other interests?  Well as you know I really love sewing knitting, cooking, baking and crafting in general. I also really love to play video games and watching movies. My husband always says that I have a knack for liking B movies. What can I say campy movies are the best.
  2. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money? Wow that is a great question. After paying taxes (boo) I would first pay off our credit cards, car loan, hubby's student loan, and any other debt we may have. I'd then buy my mom a nice little house where she could do whatever she wanted. I'd give my younger siblings a nice college fund (willing they only spend it on college). I'd love to build a nice house with a couple of acres and a beautiful green house. I'd make some donations to charities and possible set up a scholarship or too. Of course it goes without saying that I would go on a HUGE spending spree. Lol. I love to shop.
  3. What made you want to start a blog? Pretty lame but to keep track of my thoughts. It's also a place where I can have the positive aspects of my life in print. It makes me feel good that I see progress in things that I love to do.
  4. What took you on the journey to embrace vintage? I've always liked "old" stuff ass I used to call it as a kid. I grew up loving the Batman show, I'd buy old tea sets from the thrifts stores and I loved my long whirly twirly skirts. As I got older I never really felt that "modern" clothes fit my personality all that well. I still feel more feminine in skirts and blouses then I do in a pair of shorts and tee shirt. I love my casual wear but sometimes it's not enough.
  5. Have you met any kindred spirits through the world of blogging? I've met a lot of wonderful people in the blogosphere. It's so great that we can connect to people around the world. I love it that more women and men are enjoying the beauty of yesteryear.
  6. What does your SO/family think of your vintage lifestyle/blogging? My family loves it. Especially my mom. She's always telling me that she loves that I dress up and do my hair. She also tells me I look like an Old Hollywood actress. Lol, my mom's funny like that. My husband likes it too. Although he says I should show more cleavage.
  7. Do you have a favorite decade in fashion and/or history {or both}? I love the Victorian era and 1950s the best. I love the Romanticism behind the Victorian bustle and corsets. Although I'm pretty sure I would never be able to dress the part. I do like to breathe after all. The 1950s fashion tends to fit my body type better. I love the mounds of petticoats, beautiful dresses and accessories. Not to mention it was one of the most influential eras for music. Elvis, Johnny Cash and Little Richard just to name a few.
  8. Who is your biggest inspiration and why? My mom. She is one of those women that other men/women were envious of. She's a great cook, a great mom and a great wife.Since I can remember, my mother has always dressed nice. She always wore nice clothes even if she was doing errands around the house. She doesn't even own a pair of sweats. I hope that I can be a lot like her in every respect.
  9. Dresses or separates? I love dresses but tend to wear more separates. I tend to wear separates more simply because I don't have as many dresses as I want. 
  10. Your favorite item currently {does not have to be vintage}? Hmm this is a toughie. Lately I've been favoring vintage tooled leather shoulder bag. It goes with everything and makes sure that I don't carry too much in my purse. It hurts my shoulder if I do.
  11. What is your favorite quote?My favorite quote was from my grandmother "Solo los locos le hacen caso a otros locos." Translated "Only the crazy people listen to other crazy people." In other words ignore people who sounds crazy or you'll end up just as crazy.  My grandmother had a lot of wisdom and awesome stories. Too bad I didn't record them when she was alive.

Remember that if you are nominated you have to answer the 11 questions, nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and make up your own 11 questions. Have fun!

Now here are my nominees:


And my eleven questions are:

  1. What type of weather do you like?
  2. What's one of your hidden talents? 
  3. Is there a go to outfit that you love to wear when you don't know what to wear?
  4. Do you have any pets?How many?
  5. Do you still write handwritten letters? 
  6. What is one of your proudest moments/achievements?
  7. If given infite money, where would you travel and what would you do?
  8. Have you every had any supernatural experiences? (Ghosts, UFOs, things that you couldn't explain)
  9. Can you drive a car?
  10. What's one thing one your bucket list?
  11.  What's your favorite book?


    1. Thank you so much for including me in your list! I'm so glad to have found you. I'm looking forward to reading your posts. Leisa. Xx

      1. Your welcome! I love reading your posts even if I don't always comment.

    2. Yay it's lovely to read through the answers...I love the reason for starting a blog and your mummy sounds amazing.
      Love V

      1. My mom is pretty awesome! I miss her so bad sometimes.

    3. I completely agree with your answer to number 7! If only the two era's could be fashionably combined. Thank you so much for including me in your nominations!

    4. Oooh, happiest congrats on receiving the Liebster award, dear gal! I really enjoyed reading your answers and getting to know you even better (my family loves my vintage look, too - especially my mom and husband).

      Wishing you and your DH a resplendently lovely 4th of July!!!
      ♥ Jessica

      1. Thank you Jessica. I love learning about fellow bloggers also.

    5. Really enjoyed reading your answers, Mariela! :) I'm so happy you participated. A lot of your answers have a lot in common with my own life. :)

    6. Congrats on your award! =D
      Good plans for your lottery winning plans.
      I have my plans for if I ever win too. *LOL*

      1. Thanks! Winning the lottery is every persons dream. It's just some people would do good and others not so good.

    7. oh you have a wonderful family! my mum too loves the vintage style and says every time it makes her happy to see me all dressed up and experimenting with vintage hairdos;) and i loooove the quote from your grandmother;) tiene razon ella ;)
      love and kiss,mary

      1. Thank you! I think moms always want their daughters to look pretty and dress nice.

    8. I really like the point you made about why you blog Mariela and that's to keep track of the positive aspects of your life. That's one of the best reasons! xoxo

      1. Thanks Desiree. It really keeps things in perspective.

    9. Sorry for my late reply, I have been trying to figure out how to transfer everything over to bloglovin (a few different attempts and have been unsuccessful each time...boo!). Thank you so much Mariela for nominating me for the Liebster Award! Also thank you for following my blog.