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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Five in Five - and the return(?) of my blog

Some of you parents out there may be unsurprised by the fact a new baby is partly responsible for my absence from this page. I have missed it a lot, and life has settled down enough where I'd like to start up again.

Kate of The Suddenly Kate Show has nominated me for the Worth Casing Blog Award, and that and her generous giveaway has helped kick my butt in gear.


Fortunately, Kate had a great explanation of what I need to do now:


  • Answer our Five in Five questions via a blog post.
  • Link back or mention the blogger that nominated you.
  • Nominate and inform five of your favourite worth casing bloggers.
  • GRAB the Worth Casing Blog Award for your blog post.
  • Head to Mystery Case and link up your Five in Five posts


  • Five in Five Questions:

    1. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?

    This took some research. I didn't set up my own blog until very late December 2011 in order to join the Crazy January Challenge 2012. For some reason, that blog was hacked without mercy, so I eventually started this one. 

    2. If your wardrobe could talk what would it say about you and tell us about your favourite or most worn item?

    Definitely jeans. I have a few pairs and prefer dark jeans to blue jeans. I always have; whenever I had the chance to buy black jeans instead of blue in the same type I'd go for black. I was happy when the style went towards dark jeans, I'm accidentally in style, or was at one point. 

    My wardrobe would probably say I need to hang things up more neatly so I don't get creases in everything and have to throw it in the dryer to dewrinkle before I go to work! 

    3. What's your idea of the perfect date night?

    It's been awhile, but probably a movie and maybe supper at the theatre like DH and I used to do at the big movieplex in Montreal. If we're talking fantasy date, then ice skating! 

    4. What's on your Worth Casing list?

    I've been checking out some paleo recipe ideas on Pinterest. We've been practicing a different way of eating which has had an impressive effect on the waistline. Every Day Maven had an amazing paleo mug cake that tasted delicious and since it was microwaved, it was fast and easy as well. 

    On the book front, it's worth reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I just re-listened to Outlander, the first novel after I finished Written in My Own Heart's Blood and I'm looking forward to diving into the rest. I haven't really watched the new TV show. 

    5. If you had a theme song what would it be and why?

    In the days before Facebook there was a site that listed quizzes, and the song quiz gave me "Walking on Sunshine" as my life theme song. I think that's still true. Bad things happen, good things happen, and I get through the bad by thinking the good will come again. It's been true, and I believe that if you worry about something bad happening then it likely will. That's from bitter experience. Things can always be going better, but they could also be worse, so if given a choice, I'll take the positive side. Unless you catch me on a bad day, which is not today. 

    Five of My Favourite Blogs
    Random Ramblings by Joysze
    Keebles World by Keiley (her current Disney reviews are fantastic!)
    This and That by Evalina Maria
    Sew Dance by Katie

    Hope you enjoy their blogs as much as I do, and Kate's as well. 

    Happy Stitching,

    Tiffstitch