Spring is right around the corner! It’s time to inject some vintage style and charm into your warm weather wardrobe!
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This blog was nominated for a Liebster award by http://fitnessduo.wordpress.com/ – Thank you!!!
Liebster means ‘Dearest’ in German and is an award given to newer bloggers and for readers to branch out and find new blogs that they may love. If you like what someone is writing, you are sure to find someone else you’ll like referred by them. The recognition is from bloggers to bloggers and is like you are giving a ‘virtual hug’ to an up and coming writer, saying “I see & understand you & I want others to see what I see”. It’s the best compliment you can give a blogger, by stating that their writing is ‘worth’ the read!
1) Thank the Person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2) You must answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3) Nominate 10 of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers and notify them of their nomination.
4) Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
My responses to the 10 questions posed to me:
1. What made you start your fitness journey? I love to move and do things – never have I stepped into a gym with the goal of “losing weight”. It has always been a desire to stay healthy and enjoy myself.
2. What’s your biggest fitness/health accomplishment? Going vegetarian is actually the biggest accomplishment – I can’t think of a better thing to do for my health!
3. What’s the best advice you have for others on the path to health and fitness? Find food and exercise that makes you happy. I feel bad for people who don’t enjoy what they eat or their fitness – I wonder how productive their exercise is when they are just going through the motions. Also, don’t try to compete with others – compete with yourself!
4. What’s the toughest thing you face on a day to day basis in regards to your health and fitness? Finding healthy food at prices I can afford. I spend a lot of time looking at labels to make sure I’m not drowning myself in sodium and sugar.
5. What’s your favorite healthy food? Avocados and coconuts.
6. What makes you not give up? I have no desire to be unhealthy – healthy feels good and tastes good.
7. What was the hardest thing to give up when you started on your health and fitness journey? Cheetohs
8. Why did you start blogging? As a way to connect with others.
9. What are your fitness and health goals? I would like to have a diverse diet where I am not eating the same things over and over again. I want to have a balanced diet where I am getting the right nutrients. I would like a bit more muscle without too much bulk.
10. Have you gotten a lot of support for your goals or have you gotten any negative feedback? As far as going vegetarian I have some great supporters…people I don’t know usually just ask how I get my protein…some people think I’d be healthier eating animal products, but I continue to research and see a lot of good support for my decision.
The blogs I chose are all blogs that focus on health and fitness.
My 10 Questions for My Nominees:
1. What made you start your fitness journey?
2. What’s your biggest fitness/health accomplishment?
3. What’s the best advice you have for others on the path to health and fitness?
4. What’s the toughest thing you face on a day to day basis in regards to your health and fitness?
5. What’s your favorite healthy food?
6. What makes you not give up?
7. What was the hardest thing to give up when you started on your health and fitness journey?
8. Why did you start blogging?
9. What are your fitness and health goals?
10. Have you gotten a lot of support for your goals or have you gotten any negative feedback?
We arrived around 4:30 Hawaii time and arrive at our resort, Hilton Waikiki the Lagoon Tower after 5:30. We wander over to the food court and discover beautiful restaurants galore. We sit down at New York Delicatessen and I order the “Sadie Loves It!” a vegetarian sandwich. Red pepper, eggplant, tomato, cucumbers, cilantro etc…it was hearty and delicious. Their menu is vast! They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all day long. We also stopped at the ABC store for a few grocery essentials. We stop in at the beach and then back to our beds. I had consumed coffee on the flight and adrenaline raced through my body…fireworks exploded outside. I don’t think I got more than an hour or two of sleep, but that is okay if I am tired I will rest on the beach or by a pool.
Crawling to Paradise…ND to Hawaii
I tried to get some sleep before leaving for the airport at 3am, but my attempt was futile. The temp was brisk as we walked up to the doors, possibly below zero. We shivered from the cold and the excitement. Boarding the plane in ND was a breeze. We arrived at Minneapolis and were greeted by what may have been our coldest airport experience. Going down the jetway felt like walking through a deep freezer. Now we arrived in SLC, toasty at around 40 degrees and beautiful. This is where we took our first photo…our suffering was young. 🙂
These neck pillows are a must and are a common site at the airport. We wore ours with pride. The next flight to Honolulu was delayed approximately an hour. On this flight I perused the SkyMall catalog and decided I needed one of everything. The Delta video on safety was quite clever and kept me watching. The couple in front of my husband and I put their seats back to full recline pretty early on. Jerks. Around four or five hours into the flight and turned to my sister and said “At this point, we merely exist”. This was our view across the aisle:
Long flights are not our thing. We do not become immersed in books or movies-my attention span is too short. I do not fall asleep and if I do my head bobs forward and wakes me or there is a loud ruckus. We watched our flight on the screen in front of us counting down the hours and minutes. Minutes became hours. Finally after 6 hours and 34 minutes or so we arrived!!
Vintage clothing is not easy to sell. There is no quick and easy money in vintage items, unless you get super lucky, but you won’t always get lucky. There is a definite learning curve and you have to invest your time to get to the knowledge which leads to the profit. So why does anyone bother? I’m sure there are many good reasons, here are mine:
1. I enjoy the thrill of the hunt. It is exciting to pull a piece of vintage out of a place it is not appreciated and allow someone who will love it find it.
2. I wear and use vintage in my own life and want to share the experience with others.
3. I love learning the history of clothing and history of people.
4. Most of all I like the process of selling – from finding to cleaning to mending to photographing to measuring to describing to answering questions to finally packaging each item for its new home. It is amazing how this is an outlet for my creativity, my love of organization and a bit of socializing. I enjoy keeping records and preparing for taxes.