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{Reflection of You} 5 Fact Friday & a Give Away


Hello lovelies,

Fun stuff today... a new link-up party, hosted over at Reflection of You!! Today is our first! We'd love to have you play too!! Pretty please... It's super easy to join in... simply write a 5 Fact Blog post or even post a 5 Fact Flickr picture....and link up. Any facts you wanna share .....all in the name of fun!

Xanthe and I are playing twice.... 5 Facts each on our sites...and we are also sharing 5 Facts over at ROY (Reflection of You).... via a little skype convo....

Pop over and play if you like.... ROY is a brand new blog...that we hope to nurture and grow......and we'd be thrilled to have you stop by... 

So I best get to .....

Fact #1. look up at the top of this post... See the lovely book..... Oh my...It's my latest inspiration.... drool-worthy on every page.....The Natural Home by Hans Blomquist with amazing photos by Debi Treloar.

Fact #2. I'm a serious stationary junkie....I found these sweet little journals at Winners (among some other fab treasures)...just today.... so dear sweet fellow Canadian friends.... run to Winners...if you wanna grab a few...I'm sure they will disappear in a flash... Love the inspirational words on the front covers... Seriously... LOVE.

Fact #3. Daisies are my FAV flower. I especially love gerberas.... Yes please....

Fact #4. I love books.... books...and more books.....Another fav, completey mind blowing the War of Art by Steven Pressfield.... You gotta read it.... Beyonders and BTS'ers... You already know this. Have you read it yet? If not... you must!

Fact #5. I love to share books.... and today...I'd love to send a copy of The Natural Home to one of you. To enter, simply leave a comment below .... double your chances by joining the 5 Fact Fun at Reflection of You.

That's it for me.....

To play along with 5 Fact Friday.... click HERE.

To enter for a chance to win a copy of The Natural Home.... leave a comment below. Double your chances by joining the link-up over at ROY. The winner will be announced on Sunday, August 4th. Good luck!


p.s. The Skinny-Mini begins on Monday. Click HERE to sign up.

p.s.s. I haven't forgotten Film Friday...  I should be back with another next week...  :)

Reader Comments (43)

That is a gorgeous photo of your good self Kim. A self-portrait? Well done!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue McB
Beautiful photos, especially the portrait one of you!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynne
Lovely photos and fun facts!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
I have enjoyed your 5 facts. I have to agree that Gerbera daisies are the best!! Love them!! Thank you for all you do to encourage and inspire.
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
Thanks for the chance to win this book, Kim - it sounds like a beautiful one. I love your self-portrait - this is an area that is still excruciatingly uncomfortable for me. And I am also a bookaholic! *lifelong member* :)

I will definitely attempt the Five Things...sounds like fun. Have a great weekend~
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
Oh Kim! You look lovely! So so beautiful! I love that shot of you :)
You know I had this pretty photo that I wanted to link up for Beyond but I couldn't think of what to write.. I was mulling and mulling over it and then I read about 5 fact Friday!! Yayy, thanks for the inspiration :)
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergeetlee
I wish we had Winners in the States (never even heard of it). Those journals are darling!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
How fun! Looking at that book just makes me want it! Just because I just got a Kobo doesn't mean I am going to abandon paper altogether!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
aaaaaahh... gerbers are my favorite flower too. That does look like an awesome book.
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoxi
photos are wonderful - and that book does look enticing! would love to link up with 5 fact friday but my day is already overbooked - hoping that I'll have another chance in the future! have a fabulous weekend Kim
The book does look very interesting! I love your bw pic:
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmalia Ferreira
This is beautiful. I love your posts, Kim! I'll see if I can post my 5 Fact Friday. Now I have to try to think with my right side of the brain, while spending the day using my left side, lol! I will add the new blog to my list to follow. I wish I could have taken your new course. Too many on my plate... I've been a bad Beyonder lately... gotta get back on track. Thanks for the inspiration, you are absolutely AMAZING! But you already know I think that! xoxo
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne Michelle
That looks like a wonderful book. Just got a new Mac and am adjusting to it in regards to blogging and photo editing as I couldn't afford the computer and new photo editing software. I miss being involved in Texture Tuesdays!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
Ok, I couldn't stand it. I signed up for the class. I decided I'm in desperate need of inspiration and went for it. I'll see you in class! It's like going back to school for a semester! I'm free-falling now...
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne Michelle
What fun facts, love the images you chose to share too. What an amazing giveaway.
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Dyche Dechairo
Loved your facts and the photo of you is gorgeous. I'm going to check out those books right away!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristina
Gorgeous book Kim . I am also a stationery addict, notebooks, pens, sticky notes yummy.....
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterViv Halliwell
The book looks gorgeous!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranita
What a great photo of you! Glad I popped in and saw this Fact 5've inspired me for my blog today! You inspirational devil, you...

Denise xo
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Powers Fabian
Oh, I would love to win!!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
I absolutely love the picture of you at the end. Great capture!!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Lovely photos! And the book looks like one I would love, too. Thanks for offering the chance to win a copy!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterseabluelee
ooh, that book - drool! crossing my fingers and now I'll go post a blog post with 5 facts - love this and ROY!!

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstefanierenee
Loved reading your five facts! Headed to ROY now!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine
Kim, what a wonderful post and lovely offer. I especially love the selfie--sooo becoming!! It seems to really reveal "you." I'm a serious bookophile too. Oh, I know the proper word is bibliophile. Honestly, sometimes I think I just like collecting them. I am guilty of reading the first third, then jumping on to a new one. I love how you are generous to the cellular level. ;->
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaf @ lafcustomdesigns
I haven't been able to participate much lately in Beyond Layers or Texture Tuesday, but just couldn't pass this up and I'm so very glad I didn't. LOVE your post, especially your self portrait, so good (as you'd say).
Would dearly LOVE to win that book. It looks like something I'd LOVE.
See ya over at ROY!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl M
So lovely... you. I just requested The War of Art from the library, but I honestly have a stack of about 20 books (I love them too!) and I must get to reading... it's so hard to separate from the computer. :)
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi
Kim, I LOVE this pic of you!!!!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Love this post Kim .. Omg another class I'll have to take and I'm not caught up yet on my other two. How do you do it. I think I'm going to need a bedroom at your house. Do you think Ben will mind a little white 5 pound poodle for a roommate.
Happy Saturday to you. I'll be trying to organize my office.
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
Gerbera are one of my favorites too! The book looks yummy! Thanks.
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
Where do you find all your amazing quotes? I am a collector of quotes, and many of the quotes you use to enhance your pictures I have added to my stash of quotes. Thank you for the beauty you add to the world.
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
Gorgeous shots!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMama Zen
I love your photos and facts. Beautiful!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie
love to win your book give away!
August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShari Adkisson
Photos and words!! Yay! I love listing random things. I also love books and paper, and boxes (empty ones). We have a running joke around here about my phrase, "That looks like a good box," which means I have to keep it from getting into the recycling bin. Thanks for the reminder that I want to read "The War of Art".
August 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMadelin C. Wolf
first time here... very inspiring pics..
August 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdriana
I love Steven Pressfield. I wish that this book was around when I was young, because it says so much about getting to the right place. I have had many false starts at creativity and always quit because I thought I was not good enough. But push on.
August 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRadish
fun facts...great pics...i too am a daisy lover...thnx for the chance to well....
August 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershelley in bigsky
Kim, that is such a great photo of you! Your smile made me smile :-) I am working on my five today.
August 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Wade
Sounds like a great book. I am a book lover too!
August 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara McGee
inspiration is true!
I also love books! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy :)
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfro
Oh I am such a stationary junkie too! I buy it all the time and now living in Singapore I am telecom obsessed with all the Asian cartoon stationary. Especially the ones from Japan. What a fun post. Thanks Kim!
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercathy @ ma vie trouve

Thank you for recommending the War of Art by Steven Pressfield again – I downloaded it yesterday and I LOVE it! You are so right – it is mind blowing.

I love your self-portrait too – awesome!
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

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