Saturday, 16 November 2013

leibster award :)

i was nominated for a liebster award by the beautiful abbi at 'below the waist' (check out her blog for great hair care and beauty tips!)
i'm not gonna lie, i had no idea what a liebster award was but after a quick google search, all was revealed.
so, enough with the lollygagging.

here are eleven "interesting" facts about me...
one - i am a fount of useless information.
for example, did you know before peter pan was written, the name 'wendy' never existed?
or that dr. seuss coined the term 'nerd'?
hey girl, hey!

two - after watching the miniseries "the jacksons: an american dream", i wanted to have a bunch of children so that they could start their very own band.
but i've since come to my senses and now would like 3 or 4 kids.
they can still start a band though if they'd like.
stop,  the love you save may be your own... #chune

three - i used to run track back in high school but i don't trick off the track right by school
those bangs though, lol.

four - when i was seventeen, i did a summer exchange to france.
i almost died on my way home but made life long friends, so it was worth it :)
sarah (who is a super talented artist), moi et virginie a montreal octobre 2012.

five - je parle fran├žais, oui oui.

six - "more times", i'm just looking for that 'corey & topanga' kind of love.

"topanga, if i had to dream up the perfect woman,
she wouldn't even come close to you."

seven - i love me some musicals and was actually in a production of 'hairspray' a couple years ago.
lil' inez and the 'nicest girls' in our dressing room.

eight - i am celine dion's biggest fan.
hashtag WERK!

nine - that "haunted mask" episode of goosebumps gave me nightmares for years.

ten - my childhood dream was to become an olympic figure skater.
i wanted to be the first person to ever land a quintuple lutz - that's right, FIVE revolutions.
i had my whole routine choreographed to celine dion's "power of love" - ♫ cause i'm your (quint lutz and lands) ladayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ♫ - and had actual dreams of people chanting "vanessa, vanessa" as i received my gold medal...

but then my parents recalled this incident with figure skater surya bonaly and decided it would be best to stick with track as it was less subjective, if you know what i mean...

maybe in another life, young vaness.

eleven - i know this entire routine by heart.

♫ by the way, what have you done for him lately?
ooooooooh yeah

now, to answer abbi's eleven questions:
one - what's your goal (length or otherwise) for your hair?
ultimately, i just want to be completely self-sufficient when it comes to doing my own hair.
the prices salons in toronto charge are ludicrous and i'm never satisfied, so i would love to be able to take matters into my own hands.

two - what do you love most about your hair?
the color - it's naturally a lighter brown with goldish (?) highlights.
it makes shopping for hair extensions a nightmare but i love it just the same.

three - what's your favorite deep conditioner?
carol's daughter moisturizing hair smoothie in black vanilla - it works and smells delicious!
four - what's your hairstyle at this very moment?
my hair is currently in a high bun.

five - what's number one on your bucket list?
get married and have kids.

six - how many blogs do you follow?

seven - what's on your christmas wishlist?
i really want to redecorate my room, so i'll say gift cards to ikea!

eight - how will you spend this christmas?
with my lovely family eating yummy food :)

nine - name an interest besides blogging.
i quite enjoy acting - i'm fairly boring in life, so i find it's fun to pretend to be someone else for a bit.

ten - one place (country or city) you'd like to visit.
bali or bora bora.
hell, i'll take florida just to get away from this chilly toronto weather.

eleven - have you ever been to jamaica? would you like to go?
i've never been to jamaica but would love to go!
i've had friends who've been to resorts in ochos rios and negril, and their photos look beautiful!
i mean, i'd be fine waking up to this every morning:
plus, there's the love i have for jerk chicken...

now, for my nominations...
i'd like to nominate:
jennifer of future lawyer girl
elle of elle mejia
josie of straightNOchase
faith of
georgina of notes on lifestyle

* i thoroughly enjoy reading each and every one of these blogs.
whether it's becoming a wife, mother, lawyer or author, these ladies are all working extremely hard to achieve their dream and i find that so inspiring.
so, i thought i'd pick their brains a bit, haha.

the rules:
- link back to the blogger who presented the award to you

- paste the award on your blog
- choose 5 blogs to pass this award to (they must have fewer than 200 followers)
- let the recipients know about their nomination by leaving a comment on their blogs
- write 11 interesting facts about you
- answer my 11 questions

my questions:
one - which person, dead or alive, would you like to have dinner with and why?
two - what is your favorite memory?
three - what new technology have you found most helpful in life?
four - what new technology have you found most annoying?
five - what is an important lesson you've learned, thus far, in life?
six - if you could go back and tell your teenage self anything, what would it be?
seven - what world event has impacted you the most?
eight - is there anything you have always wanted to do but never have?
nine - what's your favorite quote or motto?
ten - who is the person who influenced your life the most?
eleven - how would you like to be remembered?

well, this was actually quite fun to do :)
i'm looking forward to your answers!
and, if someone wasn't tagged but would still like to participate, please do!
i love talking to new learn so much.

hope you're all having a great weekend :)


  1. oh mon Dieu, hilarant! I laughed so hard while reading this. Thanks for accepting Vanessa, I really enjoyed.

    Abbi of

    1. haha, thank you again for nominating me :)

  2. thanks for the nomination ! can't wait to get started lol :)

  3. bahaha...what a great idea! I also loved Sister Act and Boy Meets World and was so scared of Goosebumps in general that I would run to the TV when it started to turn it off!! lol :)

    1. haha, i'm glad i'm the only one who was frightened by goosebumps.
      that slappy ventriloquist doll was another one i couldn't do.
      now, i watch them and laugh - definitely not scary, lol.

  4. Just when I thought that my hubs was the one person that could recite Sister Act 2...Ha-ha! It was great getting to know more about you Vanessa!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. haha, your hubby sounds like a cool guy :)

  5. i love hairspray the movie and one of my favourite song has got to be the new girl in town. what part did you play btw out of curiosity ?

    1. i was lil' inez, seaweed's little sister.
      new girl in town is a great song but it wasn't in the play :)
      it wasn't until the first day of rehearsals that i realized that the play and the movie are not the same.
      at the end of the play, inez doesn't have a dance number with link nor does she win miss teenage hairspray :(

  6. Thank you so much! These pictures of a younger you are too adorable I can barely stand it! xo

    1. thanks georgina!
      i had to dig in the vault for those gems, haha.

  7. Thank you so much for nominating me! I'll be sure to answer these very soon on my blog!

    And I'm the biggest Celine Dion fan too! I use to annoy my sisters with my attempt to sing like her!

    Loved getting to know more about you. The flashback pictures are the best!

    1. of course!
      i'm excited to see your answers!
      and girl, my sisters felt the same way - memories of me trying to hit that high note in "river deep, mountain high" haunt them to this day, i'm sure, haha.