Tuesday, 8 March 2011

7 things about me

stylish blogger award
My dear friends, thank you so much for this award. I have been reluctant to accept because I am not very good at speaking about myself. In true Canadian fashion, I am somewhat modest :)
So, if any of you care enough to read on, here are 7 things about me that you may not know.
1. I am a homebody.  After working all day, I love coming home. I often don’t answer the phone. My friends don’t usually just come over. They know that I love my alone time and have learned to love me with my quirkiness.
2. If I could do any job in the world, it would be decorating homes for marginalized people. People that often don’t have the resources to make their homes comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.  I am currently helping out a young mum with two wee girls. She needs everything and I’m scraping together bits and pieces here and there. After I get her the necessities, I want to create a great bedroom, just for her. She is the sweetest girl and a great mum to her little one’s. She tries her best every day. She is my niece.
3. I don’t like to cook
4. I love making things with balloons and I love face painting. I can be found twisting and painting at parties in the greater Toronto area. It has taken a back seat to my love of decorating and crafting, but it is still a true passion of mine. I hope to revive my business this coming summer.
5. I grew up in the projects. Yes, we have them here in Canada :)  I couldn’t wait for the day when I could kiss it goodbye. I have created a life for myself far removed from how I grew up and I am thankful for it.
6. I would love to spend another day with my maternal Grandmother. She loved me like no one else did, encouraged me and saw potential that others did not. She was beautiful. She loved to sing, but honestly, she wasn’t very good at it. LOL. I never told her that.
7. When I retire, I hope to move somewhere warm for 6 months of the year. I absolutely hate the cold.  Unfortunately, retirement is still a long way off.
So there you go. Not very interesting, but it’s me. 
I pass this on to all of the warm and wonderful blog friends I have met over the last year.  No pressure, but if you do decide to write about yourself, be sure to let me know.


  1. I found it very interesting Mel! I love what you're doing for your niece!

  2. mel, i like oyu even more now. you have strngth of character, integrity, and are so caring, loving, and humanitarian. i, too, would love to have a job decorating charitable rooms such as in women's shelters or for those just "graduating" the foster system and getting set up in the real world with probably not much to start. i do not believe in socialism, but i do believe that we should all try to be a little more socially responsible, and treat each other as we would want to be treated.

  3. I can relate to some of those : )

  4. I love just being home and totally ignore the phone. Sometimes that quiet is so nice. Balloons eh? I have to say I wish I knew how people twist and tie and come out with a creature or a sword. It's an art form. The 7 things about you are just that, about you! Don't try to show us any bells and wistles just the real Mel!

  5. Mel, you are beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside.

  6. Every time you do one of these, I find out things that just make me like and admire you more.

  7. It's nice to know you better, and you sound like a perfectly wonderful person. We have #1 and #7 in common.

  8. Aha! I, too, would love to help people decorate and furnish their homes, particularly those who are coming out of transitional housing. I'm so glad to find someone else who shares this passion!...Diane