Thursday, April 23, 2015

Liebster Award: Discover new blogs!

I've been nominated! Thanks so much Sylvie from Little Corpgoth Girl for nominating for the Liebster Award! The Liebster is given out to new blogs who have less than 200 followers. The following rules apply.

1. Post the award on your blog. 
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog. 
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself. 
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have fewer than 200 followers. 
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.

11 Random Facts about myself: 

1- I am an avid MountainBiker and volunteer with my local bike club teaching kids and women how to mountain bike. However this by no means makes me an expert Mountainbiker! I just enjoy being out in nature and helping others. 

2- I dote on my dog Bella. She is a beagle and requires a lot of attention, love, and snacks! She likes to snuggle and tries to eat everything she can get her paws on. So she is quite chubby and adorable. 

3- My husband and I own a classic muscle car. We have have a 71 Camaro and like to go to the local car shows and cruises.  I've always loved cars. I love how the Camaro has crank windows. I feel transported back to a simpler time when we go for a drive. 

4- I started sewing in high school. I've made my own clothes since then. I took a break from sewing for a few years but now I am back at it more than ever before! I also did craft shows in the late 80s and 90s. I used to make dolls, bears, and quilts for sale. Now I make lots of gothic dresses.

5- I love to read! I read blogs, fiction, nonfiction, and magazines. If only there were only more hours in the day I would finally be able to catch up with all my books! 

6- I am a huge Horror Fan. You might have guessed that since my other blog is based solely on Horror Movies. I go to horror conventions, movie premieres, and will talk endlessly about my favourite films with other fans whenever I get the chance. However, I've lost interest in the newer films lately which is why my horror blog is sorely neglected. I have a huge collection of over 1000 horror movies on VHS and Dvds. 

7- I read tarot on a regular basis. I read for my friends, family, and myself. I started reading tarot as a teenager but I only recently started offering readings for friends and coworkers. 

8- I had a 4.0 grade average in high school. I was a smarty pants in high school and I still enjoy reading and studying as much as I can. I love to take classes and learn new subjects. Most recently I'm taking classes on Wicca and Tarot at the Cat, Book, and Candle store. 

9- I grew up in a small town south of Seattle in Washington right on the Puget Sound. I love going to beaches and being around the water. But I hate sunshine! I wish I still lived near the gloomy west coast rocky beaches with their overcast skies.  I would walk there daily if I could! 

10- I own way too many shoes and they are mostly all black! It's shameful how much I spent on shoes over the years. I've cut that bad habit down recently. Maybe I will do a post on it one day...

11- I'm vegetarian. Have been for over 18 years. And before that I really only ate chicken or fish. However, during my pregnancy I craved McDonald's cheeseburgers like crazy. That is the only time period that I ate red meat on a regular basis. I'm vegetarian because I don't want to eat animals not because I'm trying to eat healthy. So I'm a terrible vegetarian. I eat way too much junk food. 

11 Questions from Little Corpgoth:

1.  When and why did you start blogging?
I started out in the blogging world with my movie blog but I soon became bored with the single subject matter and wanted to create a blog that I could discuss anything and everything that was interesting to me.

2.  With MP3s and internet streaming, do you still buy CDs or DVDs?
I still buy both CDs and DVDs. In fact I even still buy VHS!

3.  How would you describe your style  of dress?
I am pretty much a Romantic Goth most of the time. I sometimes throw in a Rockabilly dress or two also.

4.  What religion or philosophy do you ascribe to?
I have never been very religious but I am spiritual. I am a practicing Pagan.

5.  What are your favorite TV shows on the air right now?
Game of Thrones! I love TV shows that are supernatural. My faves right now are Doctor Who, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Merlin, Walking Dead, Once Upon A Time, and Penny Dreadful. We are in a magical period of time right now that the TV shows are actually better than most movies.  And supernatural ones seem to be all the rage right now. Yay! I also love a good historical TV show.
6.  What other hobbies do you participate in, besides blogging?
Sewing, Reading, Mountain Biking, Writing, Tarot

7.  If you participate in the arts, which ones do you participate in?  Are you a hobbyist or a professional?
I'm a dressmaker. If that counts towards the arts? My son is gifted in music though. He plays guitar, bass, and drums.

8.  If a movie was being made about your life, which actor/actress would play you?
Christina Hendricks. If only I had her figure!

9.  Choose one: Coffee or tea?
I drink coffee most of the time but I love tea as well. Coffee gets me going in the morning but I drink tea the rest of the time. 

10.  What colors have you dyed your?
Every shade of red known to man. I am a natural redhead so I tend to stick with that. I've also had pink, dark brownish red, and black before. I think I look the best in the bright red I'm using now. It's Vampire Red by Manic Panic. 

11.  Introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?
I'm definitely an Extrovert but sometimes I need a day or two by myself to recharge. I've been told I'm an Empath and a Healer by a few experts. So I enjoy helping people with their problems. I just get overwhelmed by negative people sometimes and need some time alone to recharge.  Then I'm ready to go help others again. 

Nominate 11 Blogs to follow:

I am going to take this opportunity to mention a few fellow bloggers that I love to follow and read on a regular basis. I'm not completely sure if these blogs all have under 200 followers (in fact I'm sure some have quite a few) but I'm going to list of a few of my favourite bloggers anyway.  

1- Madame Mari Mortem   A great blog to follow if you are a fellow sewing enthusiast. She posts about sewing, fashion, and some DIY. And she has a great sense of style. 

2- Goth Gardening  An entertaining and well written blog about everyday goth life. A pleasure to read! 

3- Little Corpgoth Girl  Sylvie is a Goth mom trying to survive in a world full of Muggles. She is charming and a delight to read. 

4- Gothic Soulflower  I've only recently discovered this blog but I love her style and her enthusiasm for life! 
5- The Curious Professor Z  I can not stress enough how much I enjoy reading about what Franny is up to. She is a beautiful lady inside and out. 

6- Coffin Kitsch  This lovely blogger has loads of retro style! She seems to put together outfits effortlessly. 

7- Bones and Lilies  This blogger posts amazing outfits on a regular basis. She is always perfectly put together.

8- GIY Goth It Yourself   I've followed this blog for a long time. She is also a fellow sewer and very crafty as well. I love all her GIY posts. I just wish she would post more! 

9- Vintage Vixen  Oh how I wish I had this blogger's closet. She loves 70s fashion and has great taste in clothes. 

10- Through The Looking Glass  Here is another blogger that I wish would post more often. I love her style and the photography. We have very similar taste in clothes, books, and music. 

11- This is Corpgoth  I've been following this blogger since she was the Gothic Martha Stewart. She still posts great every day work outfits and she is a very talented costumer as well.  

11 Questions For Nominees: 

I think the original questions posted by Sylvie and Gothic Sunflower should be used.  So I will not add anything new at this point. Thanks so much Sylvie! And I hope this post might direct you dear readers to some new blogs you haven't discovered yet! 


  1. Ha! Thanks for nominating me! It was fun to do! Great choices for the nominations too.

  2. Congratulations on your nomination, it was lovely learning more about you :)

  3. Aw, thanks for nominating me! :D MUAH!

  4. Dressmaking is definitely an art and your stuff is gorgeous! And you inspired me style wise too (mutters about sending you clothing bill :P