After being too disorganised in November, I am happy to introduce Katrina of 'the demure muse' as the December Blogger of the Month. I stumbled upon Katrina's blog a few weeks ago and was constantly hooked, spending the next hour or so reading through the archives. Katrina has a beautiful classic style and is such a friendly lady. I love that she jumped at the chance to take part in this project straight away, thanks so much Katrina.
Blog: the demure muse
Location: Seattle, WA
Describe your self in five words? funny (or so I'd like to think!), crafty, nerdy, optimistic, chatterbox
How would you spend your perfect Sunday? My perfect Sundays start off with a matcha green tea latte (or gingerbread latte, if they're in season)! I'm not a huge fan of caffeine, but I like to treat myself once a week to something yummy to start off my day. Sundays are the one day that I have a lot of "Me time" and I like to spend as much of the day possible outdoors. I love to check out different parts of the city. Sundays are also usually the days that I start new craft projects, so I spend my Saturday night planning out craft shops that I want to check out on Sundays to pick up all my supplies. :)
What is something you are loving right now? (It can be a blog, a fashion trend, something happening in your life etc anything you like) Right now I am obsessing over the holiday flavoured lattes. As a former coffee addict (I used to drink 3-5 cups a day! Yikes...), I now treat myself to only one latte a week, at most. During the week I will stick to my English Breakfast teas, but come Sunday morning, I get all giddy thinking about a yummy latte! In October and November, I was all about the pumpkin spice latte. Nowadays, I always have trouble trying to pick between the gingerbread and peppermint lattes. They're both so delicious and such a treat for the brisk Seattle mornings. If you have never tried one before, I highly recommend it!
Why did you start blogging? And any tips for bloggers just starting out? I started blogging when I moved Seattle back in 2010. I've always been a pretty big food nut and I loved taking photos at all the interesting places that I ate at. You'll notice that a lot of my earlier posts are strictly food photos and nothing much else. It wasn't until I returned to Toronto after a few months in Seattle that I started style blogging. I had been following a handful of personal style bloggers for a couple of years already and always wanted to start my own but I was nervous about putting myself out there. One day I just took the leap and posted an outfit photo and it just continued! The best piece of advice I could give to any blogger just starting out would be to blog about things that you love. Don't just blog about popular topics because you want to get noticed and have readers/comments. The views, followers, and comments go hand in hand when people see that you are passionate about what you blog about :)
What are you looking forward to this holiday season? I'm really looking forward to seeing my family and friends! A lot of my friends (myself included) moved to new cities in the last year or so. We're all planning on going home for the Holidays and meeting up.. I cannot wait! Good food and good company are my favourite things to combine for the holiday season!
And final words of wisdom.... "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson