Sunday, July 26, 2009

caution: kreativity at work

A big thank you to Jennifer of I know, Right? for tagging me with the Kreativ Blogger Award! You should definitely check out her blog, it's one of my favorites :)



This award requires the blogger to list 7 interesting things about herself and then pass the award on to 7 other "kreativ bloggers." Alrighty!

1) I collect hotel cards. A weird hobby I guess, but it's easy cause I can knock out two birds with one stone -- traveling and hotel-card-collecting!


2) I have an obsession with sugar cereal. I'm a health nut most of the time, but my sweet tooth never fails to kick in for Froot Loops.
Lucky Charms or Froot Loops? Tough choice.

3) I drink exactly one gallon of water a day. I relabeled an old milk carton and washed it out, and every morning I fill it up and finish it by the end of the day. And yes, I drink right out of the container.
Water gallon!

4) I'm a grammar freak. Every year I go through my school's yearbook and put tabs everywhere I find a grammar or spelling mistake. There are generally lots (I didn't even go through the whole thing this year, and look at the picture below!) It makes me think that maybe someday I should be a newspaper editor.
My yearbook was really ugly this year, FYI.

5) I paint shoes, but you already knew that. This is my favorite pair, and they're really worn out. Comfiest things ever, and I wear them basically everywhere. I also have huge feet (these are a size 11 MEN'S. I generally wear a size 12 women's.)
Comfiness :)

6) I went to the Scripps National Spelling Bee (the one on TV every May). I was in 8th grade, and it was awesome! TONS of work though. I tied for 45th out of 285 kids, and I worked really hard to achieve that. You should've seen how much some of the top placers worked, though--those kids literally memorize the dictionary. This picture of me is lovely, really.
EMBARRASSING CANDID.

7) My favorite bag I own is the Capri-Sun bag I made (also pictured is my Tootsie-Roll-wrapper-wallet.)
I want to make a Skittles wallet next.

I'll pass this award on to the following 7 bloggers (you guys are awesome!)
ela
nicola
morena
demi
ru
lottie
claire

reminder: if you're from the USA and haven't entered yet, enter the giveaway three posts down to win a pair of fabulous Current/Elliott jeans!!

54 comments:

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

I collect hotel cards too. Plus, I take photos of the hotels I stayed in, just so I could look back and say "Oh this is where I stayed in Amasdterdam." Haha..

You once joined a spelling competition? Awesome!!!! :)

Congrats on the Kreativ award, by the way!

Jessica said...

Oh, I meant: AMSTERDAM. I just felt like I had to correct that before a spelling competition winner does. :P

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Yay, congrats on the award! I tried drinking lots of water once, but i had to go to the bathroom every 5minutes!! Which got annoying...

Damsels said...

thats a very healthy habit . of driniking the gallon of water .
its so great for your skin . ihear its the best healthy thing you can do and the easiest

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Lottie said...

thankyou for awarding me!
its great really, i thoroughly enjoyed reading your post:)
xxx

DaisyChain said...

Love sugar cereals!

As far as I know covert candy is UK only,
however there are probably some USA sites (try googling clothes swap maybe?) I'll have a hunt around too

Ela said...

Aw, thanks so much for the award! Congratulations on yours - much deserved!
I love that you were in a Spelling Bee! After Spellcheck it's all been downhill for me. Hope you had a fabulous weekend :) xx

Isabel said...

Ahh, you're amazing! I'm such a spelling nerd, but I come from a really small town and didn't know anything about national spelling bees so I never entered any. I could have kicked so much ass! Damn.

Those shoes you painted are super wicked.

Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

thank you very much for the award/tag!! its great! :)
i love all your answers!!
hope you are well.
:)

ONiC said...

i just found your blog, know from lottie :]
i'm following you now cause you got a very cute blog.

Alyssa said...

Ah! I have huge feet too, size 11 womens... it is so annoying trying to buy cute shoes.
You'll be lucky if your dorm has plain white walls, mine are an icky yellow color!
On a happy note -- Congrats on the award. :)

Sabrina ♥ said...

hahahah i collect hotel cards too ! and i'm addicted to sugar cereals (x

Style Bird said...

I love the shoes you painted! I paint shoes too!

Cap'n NikNak said...

Love the shoes!
And the grammar mistakes page marking lol that made me crack up!
But it can be sooo irritating sometimes right? I mean they could have re-read but no one bothers to proof read! ;)
love ur blog! x

alexis said...

aw, thank you! i'd love that :)

Lexie said...

wow! and i thought going to the fourth grade county spelling bee was a big deal!! that's awesome.

esther said...

that's a really good idea about the water! i should do that...i don't drink enough of the stuff.
that's cool about the spelling competition! congrats!
i love spelling too...i won my school spelling bee in 4th grade, but that's small potatoes. very small potatoes.

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I love yours too. It is so great. Those are some interesting facts about you. Have you ever stayed in Pinehurst,NC? One of you cards looks like my card from the hotel there.

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

totally agree on the sugar cereal, i used to binge on cocopops so much, now i'm all for cheerios, even though they're abit less sweet :D

Thank You so much for dropping by, love your blog, linked it !

sparkly stars (: said...

hello there (: thank you for your lovely comment. im glad you did beacause it brought me onto your blog which is amazing. i have an obsession with sugar cereal to. whenever im hungry i munch on a bowl of cereal. the shoes and bag are amazing! your very creative.
samantha x

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Congrats darling!
fun lists...admire how much water you consume & of course the Spelling Bee! ...hope I have no typo here~hee*

xo*

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Tori said...

Love the shoes you painted! Very interesting facts. =)

Hadley said...

Mmm, I'm a grammar freak too. But, I have to say, as former editor of the highschool yearbook for two years in a row, I know the difficulty of a grammatically perfect book.

Love the shot of the hotel cards!

Annie Spandex said...

Oh wow you have my sympathy over those feet of yours... My mom wears 11 in women's and has a hard enough time..! I wear 9.5/10 which is usually as big as they get. Ah, you have my sympathy! xx
PS lots of models have big feet too :)

notebookdoodles said...

you collect hotel cards? that's awesome :) i've always wanted to do that..

Amelia said...

You have such fun quirks! I love that you actually mark the mistakes in the yearbook with tabs, hehe. It's really cool that you made it to the national spelling bee, too. I just felt lucky to make it past the class spelling bee to the school spelling bee.

Style Porn said...

Please please tell me you've seen Spellbound? If you were a spelling bee kid you would find it very interesting...though hopefully not biographical.

Sophie said...

Great post thank you!
Nice name too!
Sophie x

Diary of a Young Designer said...

Way cool, collecting cards! I seem to not get rid of them too. For some reason I like to carry them around. Love that capri sun bag, I'd love to try and make one sometime soon. And it's awesome that you got so far in the Spelling Bee, that is cool.

xo
Sophie

Andie said...

oooooo, that capri sun bag and tootsie roll wallet are too cute! loves it! question: do you ever smell it?

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Twobreadsplease said...

I love sugar cereal so much! Congrats on the award :)
P.S. I've added you to my links. x

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Great list! I can't believe you drink one gallon of water a day! Your skin must be flawless. :)
I had no idea you were such a good speller. That's awesome. You placed really well that year. You should seriously look into journalism/editing as a career. Not many people have that talent.
Do you have an etsy site? I really think you could be making a small fortune off your shoes/bags you make. They are so fab!

Egle said...

thanks for the comment.Nice blog!

yiqin; said...

I wish there are spelling bees in Singapore. Seems so fun.

rachel said...

thanks!
cute little things to know about you
and I got the blazer at this vintage store last week for £20 ($40?)

STARR said...

wow so interesting. I should definitely follow your example with the water!

please sir said...

Oh I love sugar cereal too - YUM!

Omg Lia said...

That water jug is super cute! And what a good idea.

erin said...

oh my goodness number 4 is the funniest thing!! i have NEVER heard of someone doing that. i guess you are a fellow nerd (which is a good thing :).

also number 5, that painting is gorgeous! you have some skillz.

:) erin

torigabrielle said...

I do the same thing to my yearbooks and this year I'm just going to freaking join yearbook already so I can help prevent them from spelling "because" "beecuz". Who even DOES that?!

Selina said...

wow
those selfmade bags look awesome!

joshidaniel said...

loved your water bottle :)

Fashlynable said...

That's a pretty cool collection, actually. You could write something about it on each one and have something really nice to look back at!

Kumiko Mae said...

I don't know where to coment (fast) hahaha so I just clicked the nearest coment link i got to bring myself to. I was reading your profile and was psyched about your penpal thingy. I love writing! but do you do email? I do snail! hahaha it's so sweet! i write all over the world. Do u wish to be one of mine? :p Let me know @ http://kumiwants.blogspot.com

Erina said...

That's soo awesome that you were in a spelling bee! I always wanted to be in one when I was younger and I'm still a grammar dork to this day. I tagged you in my most recent post; check it out if you get a chance!! -Erina

Mi0umii said...

i love your shoes =)

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