February 22, 2010

10 things: getting to know City of Dionne

This blogging community is full of some pretty lovely women. Their blogs - woven with thoughtful words and beautiful images - inspire me to create, to bake, to write, to make and most important, to appreciate. All this on a daily basis. And it seems that the more I read, the more charmed I am.

So I've decided to add a new series... it's all about getting to know some of my favorite bloggers just a bit better. In 10 new ways.

Up first? The very talented and super sweet Dionne of City of Dionne. I'm a huge fan! It's easy to see that she appreciates the sweet side of life. Her writing, sketches and photography are whimsical, full of spirit and leave me feeling like I have a little spring in my step.

Let's see how Dionne answers her 10 Things...

The last thing I do before sleep: Floss like crazy and brush my teeth. I hate to admit, but I wasn't really a big flosser until I got married. I would floss once a week at best, but now I floss once or twice a day! My husband Brian has the most emaculate movie-star teeth ever, so now I am putting extra effort into taking care of my teeth, because in photos with him I feel like I have ugly teeth compared to his perfect teeth!

I could spend the whole day: Playing boardgames with my family. I have always been really close to my family. My parents are my best friends - I can tell them anything. Growing up, they were always the 'cool parents' - me and all my friends would always hang out at our place. Now that I am almost 30, my friends still stop by to have dinner with them - even if I am not there!

You'll always find in my pantry: Flour and sugar. I love to bake, so these two ingredients are constantly well-stocked in my pantry for my spur-of-the-moment baking frenzies.

I feel most like a kid: when I am with my younger brother Symon. He's 20, and has Downs Syndrome, so he is more like the age of 12. We have such fun together!

My dream kitchen: A big open space with lots of storage space, big windows and a big island in the middle. And I've always wanted one of those copper-pot hanging things to be above the island. I love those!

When I grow up, I want to: Have an event planning business. At the moment I am loving Graphic Design, but some day it would be nice to delve into the world of wedding planning. I love weddings!

I feel my prettiest: When I wake up in the morning, and my husband is watching me, smiling.

My signature dish: I am known for my desserts :) Anything sweet!

I never tire of: Frank Sinatra. He's one of my faves. I could listen to Fly Me To the Moon over and over and over and never get sick of it.

On my coffee table: A Donna Hay magazine and a custom flower arrangement by Christina at Flores Del Sol.

Thank you so much for sharing, Dionne! Your photos - as usual - are gorgeous. And your sweet tooth? I knew there was a reason I liked you! ;)

In case you haven't already, be sure to check out D's etsy shop, too!

PS - feel free to comment with any of your answers to the above 10 Things. I'd love to hear what you have to say! And check back next week for our next blogger.


Carmie - the Single Nester said...

I have "met" some great bloggers and thank you for sharing this interview.

Summer said...

This is a FABULOUS idea!!!

VivatRegina said...

I love Dionne! She's on one of my Etsy teams and I just love how sweet and compassionate she is. Thanks for a great post! :)

mulberry and marie said...

This is such a nice post! I'll have to check her blog out.

Summer said...

Okay, that comment above was supposed to be for a different post!!! What the???


I LOVE that your parents are your best friends. Tell me what they did so that I can do the same for my kids!!!

Little Miss Tiara said...

I LOVE Dionne ;D and oh my oh my, as a total romance fool... I love her answer to the "I feel my prettiest" question. *heart attack* haha... gotta do this kind of thing later soon, ha! This seems so fun ;D

the Lost Earring said...

What a sweet interview! Dionne has been a very kind fellow blogger--she was one of the first to come around to my humble blog. I drool over her desserts and daydream over her illustrations :) Cheers!

Jen said...

Aw, Dionne is such a sweet blogger and a beautiful soul. So inspiring! I love that she feels her most beautiful first thing in the morning when her husband smiles at her! Lovely.