The Creative Fox Den is under renovation

The Creative Fox Den is under renovation

Hello my lovelies! You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit MIA lately. Well, first off, the holidays were crazy busy and I had family staying with me. Everyone who has had family staying with them or hosted big Christmas parties knows that there is nothing better than being surrounded by your loved ones but it can be a little stressful. Needless to say, I had a great Christmas this year but now I’m ready to get back on track with The Creative Fox Den.

I’ve decided to change things up a bit and do a redesign here so that’s been taking up some of my time as well. I’m really looking forward to the direction that the blog is going in and I think that you guys are going to love it!  Until the “reno” is done (only another week or so), I’ll be re-posting some old favourites.

A big part of these new changes is that The Creative Fox Den is going to be focusing on DIY and food going forward. Don’t fret, though! Friday Night Movie Recommendations will live on! They’re moving over to That Moment In where you will also be able to listen to The Random Chat Show, a weekly podcast that David, Kim and I do and I’ll still be doing 2 Movies 1 Moment with David too. So there are still lots of movie posts on the way!

I’m really looking forward to the new years and the changes that are taking place and I’m so happy to have all of you with me for these exciting times!

So, keep posted, thanks so much for all your comments and staying with me all this time! The best is yet to come!

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The Versatile Blogger Award & The Creative Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award & The Creative Blogger Award

Big thanks to Vinnie over at vinnieh and Zoe at The Film Fetishist for the nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award and Candice over at Ccosmetic Chaos for the Creative Blogger Award. They are awesome people with incredible blogs and I am really thankful that they nominated me.

I’ve decided to combine these two awards into one post because the rules are very similar. Give 10 facts about yourself and nominate 10 other blogs.

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Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Hello again! I know I recently did a post very similar to this called The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award so bear with me, I’ll keep it short and entertaining. Big thanks to Leni at A Dragon Slaying Pen for the nomination! Very much appreciated! 

The Rules 

  1. Each nominee must have under 200 followers.
  2. Thank and link to the nominating blog.
  3. Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees.
  4. Nominate 8 blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated.

My Answers

  1. Why did you start blogging and what’s the story behind your blog name? I wanted to be able to creatively express myself and share some of my thoughts with other like-minded people. I also needed a new hobby and blogging was the obvious choice. My husband and I are both redheads (that’s where the fox part comes in) and we’ve just bought our first home (our den). I also think of myself as pretty creative. I’m kind of a big deal. People know me (name that movie reference!). Put it all together and you’ve got The Creative Fox Den. Also, foxes are pretty awesome. 
  2. What is your biggest fear? Superficially = spiders. In a deeper context = being irrelevant. Being forgotten. Not doing anything of value. 
  3. Who do you think reads most of your posts? My hubby.
  4. What is your favourite meal and what would be your last meal? I love all the food. I have different favourites according to mood, time of year, geographical location, temperature, the list goes on and on. Some foods that top the list are steak, pizza, wings, french onion soup, cheesecake (especially the white chocolate cheesecake from Milestones), summer salad, pepperoncinis, enchiladas… if I don’t stop now, I never will. 
  5. Dog or cat? Dog. Hands down.
  6. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Introverted extrovert. It’s a thing. Look it up. 
  7. What is the best time of day for your to blog? Early in the morning before I go to work and evening into night when I get home (Honesty moment: I’m bad with slang but I wanted to write, Everyday I’m hustlin’, but I didn’t know if I would be using it in the right context so I just looked it up on Urban Dictionary and apparently it’s getting money by illegal means so I decided to exclude it).
  8. Where is the strangest place you’ve been in the last year? Umm… in my own mind? I went to a restaurant that was pitch black so you couldn’t see anything while you were eating, I guess that’s pretty strange. 
  9. Would you rather travel by plane, train or automobile? All of them if I can hang out with John Candy (RIP) and Steve Martin.
  10. What are you doing after this post? Probably going to sleep. How lame is that? Don’t judge me! Or, I could just be saying that I’m going to sleep but I’m really going to be saving the world from imminent danger. You pick.

My Questions

  1. What’s your favourite movie?
  2. What’s the last thing you read?
  3. What’s your favourite post that you’ve written?
  4. What’s your favourite food to make? To eat? (In my world, these are two completely different things)
  5. If you could host a dinner party for five people (fictional or nonfictional, dead or alive) who would they be?
  6. What would you serve at this dinner party?
  7. If you were stuck in a movie (think Last Action Hero) which movie would it be?
  8. What’s your favourite room in your home?
  9. What are you most proud of?
  10. Name something that always makes you unabashedly happy.

In the spirit of full disclosure, you might notice that these question are the same as the ones from The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. The nominees are all different though, so it’s all good.

My Nominees 

  1. Ccosmetic Chaos
  2. Monster’s Movie Mayhem
  3. shitdrjohnwatches
  4. My Weblog
  5. Fly Me to the Clouds
  6. with love gitana
  7. Chopping Block Quilts
  8. Sweet Potato Seamstressing

Keep doing what you’re doing cause you’re all pretty fantastic.

The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

So, I got my first award nomination last week! I’m so incredibly thankful to Candice at Ccosmetic Chaos for the nomination and really excited to pass it on to some other ladies that are doing such a great job putting up posts and keeping me entertained. Read more

Who am I? I’m a walrus

Who am I? I’m a walrus

I realize that I never fully introduced myself. Sure, I have a short blurb in my About section and I talk a little about myself in each post, but you don’t really know anything about me. I could be some crazy axe wielding psychopath on a quest for vengeance or, better yet, world domination. So here it is, the low down on who I am, what I’m doing here and where I’ve come from. First thing to know about me: I have a flair for the melodramatic.

I am a twenty something graduate from York University where I took a Fine Arts program called Creative Ensemble. It’s a program of less than twenty students who work together in groups to devise works from different source material.  It’s a great program and I created some shows that I am incredibly proud of.

I left that program and had dreams of being an actor. I got myself an agent and went on auditions and then I changed my mind. I went to one too many auditions where the director was asking me to “be as sexy as possible” or “give this guy a really seductive lap dance, kiss his neck and pull his hair.” I also kept getting asked if I would go to auditions for soft core porn or roles that involved nudity and I wasn’t comfortable with that.

I decided to fire my agent and I told myself that I would go back to it in a month, I just needed a little break. And then I never went back to it. I guess I was scared, I didn’t want to go through those uncomfortable situations anymore. I still love performing, I love being in front of a crowd and sharing my soul. I just felt like I had so much to offer; I had potential and talent and I wasn’t able to share any of that because all I was being asked to do was shake my butt. I do feel like I gave up a little. I didn’t push as hard as I should have, but we make our decisions and then we live with them.  Sorry, this is starting to feel like a pity party.

Good did come from it.  I got engaged, then married, and we just bought a house (yay!). I wouldn’t have been able to do all that if I was still running around to auditions and working part time. But something was missing. I’m not the kind of person that can work all day, come home, watch TV, go to bed and repeat. I needed something more. I needed to do something, I needed to share that something with other people. Enter The Creative Fox Den.  I love to write, I love to cook, I love art projects and I love movies. So I figured, let’s put all that together.

I had actually been thinking about it for a while but the wedding kept me busy and then there was Christmas (where I always go a little overboard) and now I have no excuses.  I can be indecisive; it can take me a while to commit to an idea and I’ve decided to throw that part of myself out the window. I’m committed to thinking of something and doing it, no matter how big the project is.

I will be doing everything from remodelling my kitchen, to building a new deck this summer, to covering my walls in creative art projects. That, along with movie recommendations and some (if I do say so myself) pretty delicious recipes and you’re in for one heck of a good time. I can’t wait to connect with other like minded people and see where this takes me.

So, follow me on my journey.  I promise you won’t regret it.

 

PS – For those of you that didn’t get the reference right away, the title of this post is a line from The Breakfast Club. Maybe my favourite line, said by my favourite character, Brian. I have a thing for nerds. Nerds, robots and aliens.

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