Hey guys, I am so excited!!! I am really really excited! (insert ridiculous happy dance here)
Last week I got a nomination for the lovely Rebecca Wadlington from How Do I Grown Up blog for the Creative Blogger Awards.
I am very humbled by this amazing nomination, mainly for two reasons: one because I have not been blogging for that long, and more importantly, because Rebecca is a brilliant and funny blogger that I really admire. She has a great inside into people and her own language that sounds very similar to that of my Chaotic Monkey – I’d say they would understand each other pretty well.
I never win anything. Really, nothing. So to get this nomination feels very special. Very damn special! I feel like my efforts and my time are going somewhere… I am getting slightly emotional.. I’ll stop now…
When you get nominated for this award, instead of getting all dressed up and going to a party (which, by the way, I am totally having) there are different rules, which are:
1 – You thank and post a link to the blog that nominated you : How Do I Grown Up, check it out, you’ll love it!
2 – Share 5 facts about yourself to readers
3 – Nominate 10 blogs and link to them
4 – Notify nominees via social media/blog
5 – Pass along the rules
6 – Carry on being kind to one another
So here we go: 5 FACTS ABOUT MYSELF
My full name is Itziar
Although noone has ever called me that, well, except my mother when she was very cross with me. It is a Basque name and I love it. I can spell it in my sleep as I have been spelling it for the last 15 years I have been living in Ireland. I am originally from a small village outside Bilbao, in the north of Spain where I lived until I met the love of my live, a lovely Irish long-haired boy and after many adventures we ended up settling up in Limerick, Ireland
I love second-hand shops
I love hunting for bargains. Anything vintage, old and pre-loved is always welcome in my house. I particularly love vintage pillow cases. They make the bed so much more comfortable and prettier.
I am quite shy
Whenever I say this to someone they always laugh. I find it hard to meet new people, to start conversations, the first steps. Once I’m in though, you can never get rid of me. Or keep me quiet. So they say, anyway…
I love travelling
Before we had kids, Mr B and I took 14 months out and went travelling around the world. I loved it. I loved Peru and Bolivia, I would move into Argentina in the morning and retire to South East Asia any day. I am already planning our next trip when the boys are in college – the Transiberian from Russia to China. Only another 10 years to go…
Agatha Christie and Star Wars are my Sunday comforts
I love all the “Who done it” but Miss Marple and Hercules Poirot are my favorites together with Sherlock. They are my Sunday afternoon lazing on the couch with my blanket guilty pleasure, on the rare occasions where I get to do it. As for Star Wars, I mean, what is not to love? I. Can’t. Wait. Till Christmas
AND THE NOMINEES ARE… (drumroll)
- Found This Painted That – For anything up-cycling and simply various cool stuff
- Two Bears in a Cave – The thrifting queen
- The Sewing Nook – My sewing hero and what I aspire to be
- A Whisk and A Spoon – For super delicious recipes
- 104 Homestead – To inspire you to be more self-sufficient
- MollyMoo Crafts – With amazing crafts for kids – they will be busy until they move out.
- The Boo and The Boy – Brilliant for all interior design inspiration.
- Green Inspiration – Shares my passion about plants, and then takes it to another level
- Conor Bofin – will make your mouth water even when you are full.
- Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers– for a dose of reality and keeping your own mental health in check.
Make sure to check them out, you will surely adore them as much as I do.