A Dainty Blog Hop!


Hello dolls, I hope the weekend was bliss for you. It was so gorgeous here outside, amazing. I spent Saturday by the water & Sunday at a Vintage fair (more on that another day). Today I'm doing a blog-hop for the first time, but I like new things, so I am happy to join in. 

The beautiful Anya nominated me. She blogs over at Anya Adores Design, she's a absolutely gorgeous gal, I do believe her blog was one of the very first blogs I started reading & she was one of my first subscribers too (long time ago now) I've greatly enjoyed how her blog has changed and evolved over that time as well. Adding more of her own photography work (she's a marvellous photographer) and I always enjoy seeing her sweet beautiful family too. She always makes me want to visit Copenhagen as well :)

Anyways, for the blog hop, I was asked 4 questions, here's my answers!! My photo above is also joining in Share In Style for trousers or skirts, so feel free to join in on Sacramento's blog

Have a sweet day dolls :)
Loves & Loves
xoxoxoxo


Why Do I write? 
I started my blog years ago with no real direction as to what I wanted to write about. I just posted here and there randomly. Then I was going to just delete it as I didn't really think it was interesting. I left it for a bit, people started commenting and following my blog, then I got inspired to keep going with it. I began writing about things that interested me, Art, music, world issues. I then decided that I didn't just want to write a blog, I wanted this to sort of have an entity of it's own, be more like a place - 'A Dainty Dolls House' to come to, daydream in, create and maybe make a difference. Usually when we don't feel well, we go home. Home is meant to be the place that makes us feel good, so I wanted to radiate that. A place where I could talk about women's issues, being a feminist, showcase different women from around the world and what they do, share my love of art, positivity, love, things I felt were being left out. Blogs when I started (and even still now) are overly saturated with clothes and fashion, but not necessarily in a positive way. I often see the same looking girls on each blog (and promoted by shops) so when I decided that I needed to feature other bloggers or women in general, I wanted to find the ones that were different or those I felt were being ignored due to age, looks, size, race or whatever else. This blog is a complete champion for the underdog, the ignored, the ones that don't feel they measure up to society, 'misfits', because I feel they do, they just have to believe in themselves or have someone believe in them! And from time to time I try and take a step out from behind the curtain myself :)

What am I working on?
At the moment, now that I have conquered potty training with my youngest & she's in school for half days, I'm crazy busy making things, love crafting. I've been making brooches, I made a fascinator or two for the first time, I want to make cute rings - all kinds of different things, might have a shop, will see. I just enjoy creating and being creative, as that's what is in me to be. Might get back into my photography as well when I can too :) 

How does it differ from others in it's genre?
I have no idea, haha! I guess I don't really have a specific genre, I don't tend to stay in one box of topics or ideas, I pretty much like to bounce around and post different things here and there. I know there are a lot of blogs obsessed with only blogging about the things that will make them popular or their numbers go up, but to be honest, I'm not really bothered about all of that. I can honestly look at my blog and say, 'yes, this is me'. I am giving my readers me in essence. I have no fronts or agendas to hide behind, I wear my heart on my sleeve, so maybe that is how it is different in some way, haha. I can't really say, I'm just me, so that is what people get, haha. 

What is my writing process?
Hmm...I get ideas when I'm asleep about everything in my life, I carry a notebook with me everywhere. I've been that way since a child. I get inspired by the slightest thing, so I just tend to see where it takes me. I sometimes have like 5 posts ready to go because I create them as I think of them. Sometimes, I do a post just before it's published. I prefer it that way, just write what comes to my mind, what I daydream about, what I see in my head. So it's never forced, everything is natural.

I also have to nominate two people to do this as well! So I nominate:

My 1st nominee is Kim from A Very Sweet Blog - Everyone already knows that I love Kim, she's just a fantastic person, very genuine and kind. She's one of the people that make blogging fun, a darling she is! 

My 2nd nominee is Jenny from She Loves Dresses - like Kim, she is one of those friends I'll have for the rest of my life. We have so much in common, we could be twins in a way, haha. We're both passionate about the same issues of the world and crazy for vintage dresses like no one else! 


71 comments

  1. It is always such a present to know more about you, my dear Kizzy.
    Always beautiful, creative and inspiring.
    Sorry I have been away from commenting, but I am looking after Paloma and baby. She hurt her knee, so little time left.
    Tons and tons of love
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  2. What a wonderful post! I started my blog in much the same ways as you did...I really didn't have a plan (certainly no agenda behind it) and what matters to me is that I can look at it and say- I'm happy with this...it reflects my interests, I still write about the things I care about and so on....and I'm always happy to read your blog and anything your write and especially this kind of question and answer posts because you always do it so well!

    I really do like your outfit, perfect pants (love the pattern<3) and adorable flats and black shirt wit bow ( I love bows!). I like how you added a bit of glam with you sequin clutch!

    This time I won't be able to join in the Sacramento's share in style, I have an interview with someone special on my blog and I want to keep it there for a few days minimal!

    btw I'm really happy to hear you're doing creative stuff....you have a great eyes...and rich imaginations so I'm sure anything you do (fascinators, rings, etc) will be amazing!!!!

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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  3. Really love your boog, so glad I found it through share in style, and your outfit is amazing too!

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  4. Dear Kizzy,It is always such a present to know more about you,Always beautiful, creative and inspiring. I started my blog in much the same ways as you did.I really didn't have a plan. my blog reflects my interests, I still write about the things I love. I'm happy that my readers love my blog and care about me. I'm also glad that my blog has given me such fantastic friends like you.
    I'm always happy to read your blog and anything your write because of your honesty and beauty of writing. Oh you look so pretty in jeans doll, looking very different. Wish you a happy Monday my friend, many kisses and hugs <3

    rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.blogspot.in/

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  5. Wonderful to get to know yo better Kizzy. Very excited for you to have some extra time on your hands - I am sure that you will create much magic.

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  6. Dear this troursers are amazing! I love the blue color and the bag is a dream.... Kissssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  7. I loved reading the meaning of your blog, it is also evident from what you write kizzy!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
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  8. Morning Kizzy! Have no idea what a blog-hop was till now, how nice! And let me tell you, I really like your answers. Luckily you didnt delete the blog but kept it on, you are a very creative blogger and this space perfectly reflect it. Oh, nights brings lots of ideas also to me but Im lazy and keep them in mind instead written in a notebook, thats why maybe I thend also to forget them then!:P But I like also to create the post just before put it online. You look marvelous in the first pic!:) Many hugs Kizzy, have a great week! xo

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  9. Such a great casual look. Awesome pants!!!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com

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  10. Lovely clutch!

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  11. kizzy , i love you for who you are and taht u have the courage to be yourself in front of everybody , when you write it totally shows that its directly from heart
    i am very passionate about craft and creating too
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
    www.indianbeautydiary.com

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  12. nice girl!!! so chic!

    following you now!! kisses

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  13. What a delight indulging in this piece of writing, leisurely absorbing it all! I sincerely enjoyed this post, and share your sentiment about so many blogs representing exactly the same content from the same sponsors, much to my horror, and most of them rendered lifeless with the focus on trends and fast fashion. Your blog is interesting, colourful and your writing most enjoyable.
    Your outfit is super cute!

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  14. beautiful as always! i'm in love with your shirt!
    happy monday!

    <3, Kathrin
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  15. I'd liked to know something new about you, darling :)
    I love soooo much your black shirt, is so romantic *O*

    .Estelle.

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  16. Happy Monday Kizzy!!! I had no idea what a blog hop was until now. I have checked out Anya's blog and holy moly the photos are fabulous. I have to learn a lot more about photography or I'll blame it on my camera haha. I'm glad you didn't delete your blog back them. I really love and yes yours is different than all the others (in a good way). I love that you feature the "misfits" and I'm a feminist too. I wish that the women would stick together more instead of fighting each other. Omg I almost forgot. You look rad. Love the cool pants. I have a similar pair (in light blue) :D Yes we both should pay that silly gal a visit haha :)

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  17. Interesting Answers <3
    Love the blue Pants ,also the Clutch looks amazing!

    kisses :)

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  18. I love the prints of your pants and clutch. Congrats on your nomination and hope you have a great week ahead.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  19. A very nice read, and...
    great pants!!! I love animal print in different colours!!!

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  20. hey i really liked your black lace top....hope u enjoyed in the vintage fair....

    keep in touch
    www.hairfashionbeautyblog.blogspot.in

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  21. I love that you feature so many different women on your blog! And I love your style and your words. xx

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  22. Hey lovely Kizzy, thanks for the lovely words, I adored reading your blog-hop so fun. Thanks for taking part, happy happy week to you my friend and many hugs A xxxx

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  23. Kizzy, it's always wonderful to get to know you better. And I love how you express yourself here and how you always stand up for what you believe in. Have a lovely week!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  24. pretty in flats
    fashionitazbybuiti.blogspot.com

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  25. It was really interesting to read your answers Kizzy, I find your blog really special and original. You always dazzle me with your amazing outfit, which are always so fancy and charming:) I think your blog is one of a kind!
    Blog is a wonderful way to express yourself, it's a good hobby and a really nice motivation:) Keep it up!

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  26. Wow! You are such a fascinating person. Potty training, huh! Please don't remind me. My daughter was good at it, but my sun left hot messes everywhere for me to clean up. Happy Monday, doll!

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  27. Blog hop? Great idea Kizzy, so lovely to feature different women on your blog!!!!
    I love your look, cool pants!!!
    Kisssssssssss
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  28. it is nice to feature different women on your blog Kizzy, you are so pretty and beautiful person

    ciao
    Mywishstyle

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  29. Potty training....oh my daysss - Rings a bell in my ears. Lol! Things mothers do! God bless our hustle. Great post and love your pants. Have a blessed week doll. :)
    xoxo

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I love your outfit and you look stylish and comfy. So you are a master at potty training? Do you know that not many of us mothers can carry that title. Thanks for inviting me into your garden and I look forward to more. . .

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  31. Interesting question, and interesting answers. And I have to say I'm REALLY proud to be one of the misfits you've written about on your wonderful blog! :D It took a while for me to understand how wonderful it is to be a misfit - i e "different" - from other people. I hope I'll never fit in anywhere. That would be far too boring! ;) xxxxxxxxx

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  32. I love the way you blog! Nice pants dear!

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  33. I love to know more about you, dear Kizzy!!!
    Have a good week!!! my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  34. I loved reading your answers and getting to know a little more about you - especially why you started blogging to begin with! Have a wonderful week ahead! :)

    http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk
    - I follow back on Bloglovin' -

    x

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  35. I love your blog you know, and I like discover new things about you thanx my dear!!
    kisses!!!
    paolasophia.blogspot.it

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  36. I love this prints, your blog is wonderfoul :))))

    http://lamodestieaveclestyle.blogspot.com/

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  37. You are so very special Kizzy! For starters you most unexpectedly wore trousers (you rock by the way).
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  38. You look so nice! Is good know a bit about you, Happy momday!

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  39. I love seeing girls in flats Kizzy! I cant wear heels because of my disease, so I enjoy looks with shoes that arent high. The black lace top is so pretty on you!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  40. Love those fun paints!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  41. yet another outfit that i absolutely love! and i'm so glad our paths crossed in blogland ... you are right, there are so many blogs that feature the same fashion + sponsored post and i'm happy that you are a welcome change from this! keep being inspired and sharing your thoughts, creativity, fashion, and love for the world! xo

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  42. I carry a notebook too to write down my blogging inspirations and ideas. You look great wearing pants. I seldom see you wearing pants here on your Blog. Have a fantastic week.

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  43. Kizzy, I am loving those pants girl! Thank you for nominating me! I will definitely do this. You are unique and that's so refreshing in this cookie cutter world. You also embrace all! It doesn't matter what color or creed you are. That's why others flock to you! You're simply a blessing to many. Beautiful post!

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  44. Beautiful outfit! The lace and leopard are wonderful together.

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  45. I love your blog and whatever you write, if you're passionate about it, people will read it! I love your bag btw too!
    xo
    Sharon

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  46. Lovely feature Kizzy, the bold pants are my favourite, and it's always nice to read more about bloggers with these awards.
    /Madison
    Fashionary: Visual Style Tokens

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  47. That was a good read, interesting and insightful.
    Love your clutch.

    http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  48. Great post dear Kizzy!!!!
    The photo of you is absolutely beautiful!!!!
    I have always loved writing!!!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!
    Love & Hugs,
    Shannon

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  49. Such an amazing post & thank you so much for stopping by!

    X
    http://subhamrai.blogspot.in/

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  50. This is such a lovely post. It actually inspires me to keep going with my 'misfit' blog that doesn't fall into the beauty or fashion category but discusses things that I feel are more important or interesting. I can't believe you make your own brooches and even fascinators! That last one must be harrrd. Especially in England (or Scotland) where it is so windy you need to make sure that thing is screwed on to your head tight otherwise it will blow away. Saying that, will you vote in the referendum? Which way do you think/want it to slide? Rosemary x

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  51. What a gorgeous pair of pants I absolutely love it! And yay for potty training your youngest, I'm sure that is not an easy task! :)

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  52. I love how you see this blog as your home - a place that is comforting and wonderful. I definitely see your blog as a site where I can discover new artists, learn a bit of history, and see something cool!
    I don't know how you manage to write with your little ladies at home. I'm still trying to figure it out while just taking care of one little one! Enjoy your extra time for creative endeavors!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  53. I'm so glad you didn't give up blogging like you almost did! It is always enjoyable and uplifting to stop by and read your posts. :) The best bloggers are those who are being themselves which indirectly inspires other women to be themselves. Your outfit is adorable by the way!

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  54. Dear KizzyDoll,

    I've been seeing your name on Carole's (Mademoiselle Poirot) page. Carole recently did Bloghop and I thought it would be lovely to check out the names/blog pages of the ladies who've been been admiring Carole's page as I do. I'm glad to have checked out yours. You'll see me every now and then here if you don't mind :D Great to know a bit more about you. Have a lovely week :)

    Chinwags and Tittle-Tattles
    msmadge.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. this lovely the pants is very cool!
    Kisses

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  56. What a great post darling! I love how you explained the feeling you want your readers to get when they come visit your blog :) I feel very identified with it! Thanks for sharing :)
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com
    ONE DAY LEFT - $50 INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY WITH WHITE PLUM!

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  57. Hello from Spain: congratulations on the award. I enjoyed reading your answers. Keep in touch

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  58. I love reading this tag. I love the reason for why you write and how you started out! You always pick very interesting bloggers to highlight that have a unique style which I adore.

    I'd love to see some of your crafts you've been doing now your little one is in half days!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  59. Hi, Kizzy. You look great in those pants.

    I am kind of like you. It is so hard to pick one genre/topic to post about when there are so many fun things I love.

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  60. Hi my dear doll!!! Sorry to not being here in those days but I was so busy!!!
    Congrats for the nomination and great answers!!

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  61. I'm so glad that you blog - your blog is filled with inspiration and beauty, whether it's posts of what you're wearing, or things that give you happiness and inspiration! There aren't enough words for me to share how happy I am that you never pressed delete on your blog - you're a lovely soul, and clearly many of us feel that warmth from you wherever we are in the world!
    I'm excited to see more of your crafts (I still love that headband you made!) and honestly, anything! You have incredible taste of what to post, and it's always brilliant. xox dear friend!

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  62. You are so gorgeous and lovely! Thank you so much for nominating me! I do feel a special sisterhood kinship with you and know that we will be friends for life. :) I carry a journal around with me everywhere too! Also started when I was young- it was my way to escape bullies and get all my many thoughts out of my busy brain. :) I love that this place is a nice and warm home for so many hearts. :) You've created a magical dolls house! <3 <3 <3

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  63. I hope your week is being pure bliss my love!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  64. So great to know so much more about you. Your writing speaks to me because you are so honest and it's like talikng to a best friend. I inspire to be as open, even though it's hard sometimes. I do my best to always stay true to myself on my blog and in life. Truly inspiring!

    Love,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  65. I love to read your blog, it's very inspiring!
    P.S. Lovely outfit, you look stunning!

    ELEGANCE OF LUXURY
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