New Friend friday: Introducing Gillian!


Name: Gillian

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What is your blog about: Craftzilla Conquers the World is a blog where I share fun tutorials, thrifted finds, recipes, snippets and photos from my life (I won’t lie, there may be a lot of cute dog photos of my dog Jesse) as well as sneak peeks from my Etsy shop, Craftzilla Conquers.

Lately, I’ve also been posting a 30 days of creativity challenge to keep myself inspired, some thoughts on blogging, as well as working my way through the goals on my 30 before 30 list.

What makes you unique: I’m one of the many people with random degrees working in the software industry (English and Women’s Studies relates to software testing, right?)  I don’t wear anything but sandals all summer if I can help it, I usually make someone else take the cotton balls out of the top of a new bottle of aspirin and  I make a super tasty apple crisp! I have such a weird glasses prescription (near-sighted in one eye, far-sighted in the other) that the last time I ordered glasses online, they emailed me to ask me if I’d written the prescription down right. Overall, I think I’m pretty quirky and funny and hope you all come over to my place in the internet to say hi!


What are the things you love most about life: I love what I always end up calling the “small things”:  dog walks, a cup of tea with a friend, the beauty you find out on a walk in the neighbourhood. I love spending time with my dog Jesse and my boyfriend Zen or with my gaggle of ladies at my LYS (Local Yarn Store) tackling a particularly fun or difficult piece of knitting. If there is also eating tasty food or chocolate somewhere in there, you can colour me a happy girl!

Why do you blog:
I started  my blog to challenge myself to write more often, and to have somewhere to share my ideas, thrifted things and crafts at a point when I was feeling like I was losing the best parts of myself to my 9-5 job. Blogging has provided me with way to keep myself actively engaged with the things I like to do, to focus more on my photography and crafting skills, as well as allowing me to meet some awesome new friends!

Etsy shop

Three of your favorite blogs: So hard to narrow it down to a few, but I’ll do my best!

  • MimiSmartyPants is a hilarious blog about the little things–annoying gangstas blaring their tunes on the subway, the antics of her daughter Nora (which include things like dressing up as Darth Vader) and general observations on personal preferences and foibles that are either calmly amusing or roll-around-on-the floor and snort while you’re reading-it-at-work hilarious.
  • House of Humble is a sweet blog following the adventures of Katie and Reuben on their pursuit of beauty and the simple life in Australia which is written by both of them. Definitely worth a read!
  • A is for Ampersand is an adorable blog that features Amy’s fabulous thrifted finds ($5 Thrifted Thursdays anyone?), fun tutorials, and pretty and fancy things of all kinds. Her apartment is full of her fabulous finds and looks how I’d like my apartment to look one day!

Where else can we find you:

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  1. I love Gillian! She is one of my favorite Twitter friends! She always keeps me laughing. Glad to see her featured here!

  2. I know Gillian in real life and can back up that she's awesome. Nice post!

  3. Yay for Gillian! :)

  4. Thank you so much for the shout out! Yay Gillian! <3