Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

Blogging can be a tough gig, but the one thing I’ve learned is that you can never have too many blogging friends, and no matter how far apart you are, you always have the internet to help keep you connected. I’m so very grateful for my blogging friends, because without them I might not have kept plugging away at Alexie RicRac. One of those people I have to thank for supporting me is Taylor from Dear Friends. Taylor has just nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award. I’m so thankful for the nomination, and excited to share a little more about me with you.

Here are the rules for the award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site
  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer the 10 questions that the blogger sent you
  • Create 10 new questions for nominees to answer
  • Nominate 10 bloggers and notify them!

Q&A: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

Here are the questions from Taylor along with my answers to help you learn a little more about me:


  1. Do you often wear your hair up or down?It really depends on the day. If it’s freshly washed, usually half up, half down.
  2. What is the last movie you saw in a theatre?Straight Outta Compton
  3. Besides blogging, what do you like to do in your spare time?Spend time with my husband, watching vintage films, period dramas, be creative, and op shopping.
  4. Toilet paper. Are you on team over or team under (for further classification, how do you position it on the holder)?Team over, but I’m a convert. I used to be team under.
  5. Do you say any words differently from your significant other (or anyone else you know if you are currently single)?You bet. I say ‘char-nce’, ‘car-stle’, ‘dar-nce’, ‘Frar-nce’, ‘ar-nswer’. He says them without the ‘r’. I also say ‘yog-hurt’ and he says ‘yo-ghurt’.
  6. Currently, what is your favourite beauty brand?In terms of cosmetics, it’s a tie between Chi-Chi and Australis.
    In terms of skincare, I’m loving Sukin and Lush.
  7. Favourite TV show?Nope, no favourite TV show. I watch a lot of Netflix now though, and I’ve seen some TV in my time, but I can’t really pinpoint a favourite.
  8. What’s one make-up palette that you can’t live without?This doesn’t apply to me. I can live without make-up.
  9. What is one thing you have learned from blogging?Don’t let distractions get in the way of hard work and dedication.
  10. Summer will be coming to a close next month…are you sad to see it go? Or, are you over it and really looking forward to the new season?I’m not in the northern hemisphere, so our seasons are reversed. I’m glad to see the end of winter, and even happier to have summer on our doorsteps!

Short and sweet answers from me today. I’m not sure why, usually you can’t shut me up, but I think the heat wave this week sapped my energy, and therefore my brain cells.


The Nominees

Blogging is definitely something that unites people all across the globe. As such, my nominees are spread far and wide. There is no pressure to answer these questions, I know that everyone is busy or Q&As might not be your thing, but I love learning more about the people behind the blogs.

  1. Laura from cookwineandthinker.com
  2. Akram from akramsideas.com
  3. Lisa from retrohousewifegoesgreen.com
  4. Carla from tinyangrycrafter.blogspot.com
  5. Barbe from fashionistainsuburbia.com
  6. Zoe from aquirkybird.com
  7. Georgie from atomicgeorgie.com
  8. Erin from veryerin.com
  9. Trisha from thehamandcheeseofit.com
  10. Liz from ispyplumpie.com

The Questions

  1. What is your favourite meal to cook?
  2. Can you sew?
  3. If you could live in any time in history, when would you live?
  4. Where did you go on your last holiday?
  5. If you were told you could only do one thing for the rest of your life, what would that be?
  6. Polka dots or stripes?
  7. Do you make new friends easily?
  8. Would you prefer going to a live theatre show or a live concert?
  9. How many people live in your current abode?
  10. Do you prefer the city, the country, or the ocean?

Reading the About pages on blogs is something I do with every blog I visit, I’m looking forward to learning more about each and every one of you. If you’d like to do this Q&A and I haven’t nominated you, please feel free to do so, and to let me know in the comments!

  • Lisa

    Thank you so much!! I have already filled this month’s editorial calendar and I don’t want to wait so I’ll answer here. 🙂

    What is your favourite meal to cook? I can cook well and I enjoy it but my passion is baking. I like meals that allow me to bake, like homemade pizza! Yum.

    Can you sew? I have a sewing machine and I can sew in theory ha. I don’t know how to read a pattern and basically I can sew semi-straight lines. I can hand sew enough to mend holes and such. This is a skill I want to work on.

    If you could live in any time in history, when would you live? Now honestly. I LOVE the 40’s and 50’s for many things but there are also many disadvantages to those times, especially for minorities and women.

    Where did you go on your last holiday? I went to a blogging conference in Dallas, Texas, does that count? Other wise my husband and I had a little mini-vacation to Oklahoma City several weeks ago. We are starting to plan a little trip for the fall and we normally go somewhere around Christmas time.

    If you were told you could only do one thing for the rest of your life, what would that be? That’s tough, anything done forever would end up being terrible haha. Does spend time with my family count?

    Polka dots or stripes? Polka dots! Stripes don’t do my curves any services and polka dots are so much fun. I’m wearing a purple polka dot dress right now and about half of my wardrobe is polka dots ha.

    Do you make new friends easily? Close friends no but otherwise yes.

    Would you prefer going to a live theatre show or a live concert? Theatre, I love music but I really love theatre.

    How many people live in your current abode? 4, myself, my husband, and temporarily my in-laws.

    Do you prefer the city, the country, or the ocean? Gosh, I think country for living. I love visiting the beach but I’m a country girl at heart.

    • Thanks so much for answering straight away Lisa!

      It’s funny, you’ve answered a lot of questions the same as I would have, over half our answers are pretty much the same (4, 8, 9 and 10 are different!).

      We’re having homemade pizza on Saturday night, a stove top recipe actually!

  • The best thing about blogging is the friends you make – it’s what keeps me coming back to my keyboard every time.

    ETA> I meant to say that I’m looking forward to visiting some of the blogs you nominated. It’s always exciting to find new blogs. 😀

  • Very much looking forward to reading your answers Laura xox

  • Thank you! <3 I think I can squeeze the answers out finally this week, or next, so stay tuned!