Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I've Won... Stylish Blogger Award

Wooohoooo.... the fabulous Doreen over at the always inspirational blog, Style Maniac, just made my day with a Styish Blogger Award!

Along with the award comes the request to pay the compliment forward as follows: {1} Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award. {2} Reveal seven things about yourself. {3} Bestow the award on ten great bloggers you have recently discovered. {4} Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award.

So here it goes... along with a picture of me and Bry super exited about the Tacky Sweater Party we were off to...

7 Things You Don't Know About Me:

1 ~ When I was little, I had bronchitis and told everyone that I had a brontosaurus by mistake (oopsies!).
2 ~ I collect bar coasters. Love them.
3 ~ My favorite sport to watch is boxing, especially the old tapes of the great fights... Rumble in the Jungle... Thrilla in Manila.
4 ~ My favorite karaoke song is Tina Turner's "Private Dancer." Despite a less than stellar voice, I rock it!
5 ~ Speaking of music, the first concert I went to was The Judds at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. You put on one hell of a show to this 8 year old!
6 ~ I was Santa Claus in my kindergarten's production of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and had everyone fooled into thinking I was a little guy... until my Santa hat fell off with my closing line, unveiling my ponytail!
7 ~ When I have a big meeting, I channel the confidence of an arrogant James Spader character from the 80's... my friend and I now use "to Spader" anytime something important is on the line. Example: I just Spadered that presentation!

10 Stylish Bloggers:

Whitney over at a toast has quickly become a favorite blog of mine. Her adventures in NYC... and soon Nashville... provide a great backdrop for her stylish life.

I don't know what I would do without the music recs from the ladies over at Miss B and Hustle... they are seriously responsible for some of my favorite bands at the moment. And the blog exudes cool without being too cool.

Deanna chronicles life with her gorgeous young family on an apple farm in upstate NY with wit and love on Silly Goose Farm.

Amazing artist Amanda Stone Talley chronicles life and art over at The Big Easy Life. I definitely feel like I'm in NOLA when I look at her gorgeous picks.

M Crooked Letter is all about the things that inspire a Southern Gal living in DC. Allison touches every topic in this fashion, design, and lifestyle blog!

Janis over at Navy Bean provides endless inspiration for any paper and decor fiend... which I am! Her beautiful calligraphy and well-trained eye, make this blog a must-read. And her adorable Frenchie, Navy, is often featured as an added bonus!

Hip, Hip, Gin, Gin has such a fantastic name, it is no surprise that Em finds amazing things to share with us readers. And I always appreciate her cocktail recipes!

Looking for vintage recs and organizational inspiration? Check out Liz's blog, Octavia & Brown!

Louise writes about her amazing personal style over at Thrive on Novelty, and I always seem to find something new to lust after when reading about her fashion picks.

Chic Geek is the perfect balance of preppy finds and stylish DIY projects to beautify your home and life. A great prepped up twist on design!

Hope you enjoyed!


Thrive on Novelty said...

oh wow thank you so much! :D I love how you've included photos. You're the best xx

Chic Geek said...

You're the sweetest! Thanks so much for adding me to your list of ten blogs! I can't wait to check out all of the others listed!

Prippy Handbook said...

SO happy you ladies liked it!

Style Maniac said...

Glad the award made your day. Love the pic of you and your guy at top! And can't wait to check out all of your stylish blog choices.

Navy Bean said...

Thank you so much! I'm totally flattered and can't wait to check out the other blogs!

Prippy Handbook said...

These blogs are great. I need to share more new finds on the reg as well as update my "Reading List," but it's always great checking out the new blogs in this great big old bloggy world!

miss b and hustle said...

yay! you're so sweet for including us! :) thanks so much! i'm checking out these other blogs now! xo