Diary | A one-day MINI Adventure

A sponsored post. 

Owning my own business means every day is an adventure. And right now every day is a…MINI Adventure. So what does that day look like? Well, it all depends, but the other day it started at Perry & Co. where I picked out French gray paint for the stools I upcycled as part of the Vancouver Home and Design Show Upcycle Challenge benefitting Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.

Then it was off to the new(ish) Splendid store at Pacific Centre to check out the bright, colourful space and pick up a little something cozy c/o Splendid (love the displays they had in store — would make a cool bookshelf DIY, no?).

Then to Nelson the Seagull to meet Courney McGeever who was in from New York to share Lush’s newest line of handmade, animal-friendly, eco-friendly haircare products (in stores in November).

Then to my new favourite fabric shop/sewing studio Spool of Thread to pick up fabric to re-cover those once-ugly stools (not as tough as you’d think — I’ll post a little how-to soon).

Then it was off to pick up my sister in my MINI Roadster (sun’s up, top’s down even in the middle of October — thank you, heated seats!).

And that was only one day. Want to win a year-long MINI Adventure from MINI Richmond? (Of course you do!) Click here to enter to win and up your chances by sharing your entry on Facebook and Twitter @MINIRichmond  (#MINIadventure). Good luck!

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  • Reply anon October 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    These advertising posts are a total turn off. Used to enjoy reading your blog!

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon October 27, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear “anon,”

    I’m surprised to hear that. As outlined in my post about sponsored posts (http://the-anthology.com/2010/09/sponsored-posts-advertising/) , I’m very particular about which sponsors I work with — and the brands that I do are always a great fit for The Anthology’s brand.

    Which means I dig them.

    You’ve got to hand it to these brands for being savvy and realizing that they can reach their market through niche blogs like this one rather than just mainstream media (which I also write for).

    That makes me dig them even more.

    You see, “anon,” this blog and the opportunities that arise from it — be they speaking engagements, art directing ad campaigns, contributing articles to major publications, running workshops, giving lectures, guest blogging for other sites, teaching courses or featuring sponsored posts on The Anthology — are my livelihood. So in between editorial content will occasionally be sponsored content, which will always be labelled as such.

    It enables me to keep up this blog I love so much.


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