Thursday, January 13, 2011

My first blog award!

Kendall at Our Neu Life presented me with the "Stylish Blogger Award" and I’m super excited! I’ve never received a blog award before, so thank you so much!

There are a few things I have to do now since I won the award, which are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

7 Things about Me
I started brainstorming what 7 things I would share about myself. Everyone has their own idiosyncrasies, and sometimes I think mine are weirder than others. So while I was brainstorming, I started thinking that maybe it would be more fun to ask those closest to me to name some unique and random things about me, and their answers were great! Here’s what they came up with:

1. “You do handstands and the splits just for fun.” – My friend Kathryn. Let me qualify this by saying I was a gymnast for 14 years, so this isn’t weird. Her comment reminded me of something else I discovered about myself my senior year in college.

I don’t know how this came up, but my girlfriends and I were talking about shaving our legs and I mentioned that in the dorms it was really hard for me to put my leg up on the wall to shave because our showers were so tiny. All of my friends were like, “Umm, you do what?” I have always (and still do) just hoist my leg up on the wall to shave. It never occurred to me that there was any other way to shave. Apparently normal people just bend over.

2. “Your lovey is still on your bed.” – My friend Patty. I was confused and asked her, “What is a “lovey”?” She told me, “Your little bunny friend you rub.” Hahaha!!! My “lovey” (as she calls it) is my little stuffed animal mouse (not a bunny) named Squeaky I used to soothe and suck my thumb with as a child. I remember when I left for college my mom said, “You aren’t going to take Squeaky?” I do still have him, but he’s not on my bed … he’s in my nightstand.

3. “You always tilt your head just perfectly for pictures.” – My Mom. Everyone tells me how photogenic I am, which only means I’m uglier in person. They claim that’s not true, but I know better. I took horrible school pictures growing up with crooked smiles, so I used to practice my smile and my head tilt in the mirror. They say practice makes perfect.

4. “You eat olives out of the jar.” – My friend Kristina. I do eat olives out of the jar, but I think that’s perfectly normal. I think what she’s referring to the fact that as a kid I used to eat entire jars of green olives in one sitting and then sip on the juice. Yum.

5. “You’re a crazy cat lady” – multiple friends. I’m really not sure how I’m a “crazy cat lady” when I don’t even have a cat! Well, I have a cat (Nicky) but he lives with my mom in North Carolina because my ex-bf was “allergic” to him aka he hated cats. Anyway, isn’t Nicky the most precious thing you’ve ever seen all cuddled up on my leg?? I miss him! Maybe I am a crazy cat lady.

6. “You were editor of the Texas Tech yearbook.” – My friend Liz. So Liz and I have known each other since we were 11, but we went to different colleges. Literally she asks anyone she meets that went to Texas Tech (where I went) if they know her best friend Lindsey. “She was editor of the Texas Tech yearbook, you may know her?” Most students at Tech didn’t even know we had a yearbook. I think it’s hilarious that she asks every one this because every time she asks they’re like, “Uhhh, no … sorry.”

7. And the last one I will do myself. I’ve never seen Pulp Fiction or Top Gun. People think that’s weird.

15 New BloggersI don't have 15 new one's so I'm going to do what Kendall did and shorten it to a few blogs that I love or just discovered!

1. Jonalynn @ Turn Up the Rad
2. Meig @ Fredericka Rose3. Kristen @ Honestly Kristen4. Lindsay @ Bella Cene
5. Erin at Erin Tagle {Design}

Thanks again Kendall!
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  1. aw fun! i just got awarded one too! congrats! xx

  2. OH MY GOSH I've never seen Pulp Fiction or Top Gun either!!!! People do think that's so weird!

    Thanks for the award :)

  3. Congrats on the much-deserved award. Thank you so much for the shoutout! It made my day!

    I feel the need to mention how hilarious you carrying the boxed wine on the beach in Oregon was.

    P.S. I still have my two teddies from when I was a child. And they do sleep on my bed. :)

  4. I just found your blog, its super cute. New follower :)
    Havem a great weekend

  5. I was just about to follow your blog after mmy last comment and I cant figure out where to follow you on your blog. help!!

  6. Thanks for tagging me! :) And re: #1, I shave the EXACT SAME WAY. Always have. I was a gymnast too (8 years). Must be a correlation there...

  7. congrats on the award!

    I love reading these facts about people :) So fun!

    Now, in response to your comment... I wish I could see into your closet! If you're set on a blazer then why not go for the classic skinny jeans, cute top, killer high heels combo. It's appropriate for any situation!

    Were you hoping to wear a skirt? (email me at if you want to continue the convo haha)

  8. Uh, ya mean eating olives out of the jar and hoistering your leg on the wall to shave aren't normal? Uh, they are to me. LOL

    And now I've got to come up with a list?! :)

    Happy Friday! Thx for the award!

  9. Congrats! I just got one too- I was really excited :) I love to read everyone's 7 facts... that was so cool that you were yearbook editor!

    *Claudia* x
    Molto ❤ Fashion

  10. I LOVE to eat olives and drink the juice straight out of the jar!! I do that for pickles too! I just so happened to stumble across your blog and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I live in the Dallas area so it's always nice to find bloggers in your area!