Monday, February 7, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Okay, I'm going to geek out a little right now because Vanessa from {nifty thrifty things} nominated me for a Stylish Blogger Award. How fun!

I love blog awards, because they are fun to receive, but even FUNNER to give! So here's the delio, the "rules" of receiving the award:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
If you haven't seen Vanessa's blog, you should really check it out. She's got great style and has a ton of fun projects to share! Thanks again, Vanessa!

2. Share 7 things about yourself.
Uhm, okay here goes:

1. I bought my wedding dress exactly 1 week before I got engaged. It's the Type A in me, I knew it was going to happen and I just HAD to do something to prepare for the wedding. =)

2. I have 2 gorgeous sisters and 1 incredibly handsome brother, and they are by far my best friends in the whole wide world!

3. I occasionally enjoy smoking a pipe. I know, it's shocking. By occasionally, I mean like once a year. It can give you mouth cancer, after all.

4. Before my hubby and I started dating, I had a crush on him and called him my "work boyfriend." I didn't know this at the time, but he also had noticed me and thought I was cute and Russian (seriously, he thought my name looked Russian and the first time we met he asked me if I was an immigrant! Haha!).

5. I'm not Russian, in fact I am 1/4 Scottish and 1/2 British (and 1/4 mutt, if you must know).

6. The budget for my wedding was $5,000, which included everything from my dress to the dinner for 200 guests. Can you tell I love being thrifty?

7. And because it's just not complete without an embarrassing story... At my high school open house, I tripped on a tent peg and fell flat on my face in front of 200 people. My dad said to me later, "Less people would have noticed if you hadn't screamed so loud." Thanks Daddy.

SOOO, moving on:

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
Yay, this is the part I LOVE! Some of you I have been following for a while, and some are newer, but here they are in no particular order:

1. All Things Jane
2. The Beautiful Details
3. Close to Home
4. Hennessey House
5. Home Says Hello
6. Peas and Crayons
7. Take the Side Street
8. The Cape on the Corner
9. The Joyeful Journey
10. This Thrifty House
11. Keeping Up With Kristi
12. The Flipping Couple
13. Minnesota Mom
14. Polish the Stars
15. The Victorians Didn't Even Like Pink

Whew! That's a lot of work! The last one is:
4. Contact all of these bloggers to let them know they have been nominated.
I'm off to do that right this very second!


  1. Aw, thanks! I just stopped by from "Take the Side Street" and here my name is on your list! I'm honored.

  2. Thank dollface! So fun to learn a few new facts along with the old fav facts about ya =) I still giggle about the work boyfriend story but OMG -- a pipe! You're such an old soul ;) hehe in good way! I didn't realize you had two sisters and a brother! I have two brothers and a sister =)

    thanks so much for the award love!!!!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  3. Your wedding dress is so gorgeous!!

    And thank you for the award! Wow!

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  5. Thank you!! You're wonderful and for some reason the idea of you smoking a pipe amuses me to no end! You're hilarious!

  6. So nice getting to know you better and I love that you smoke a pipe sometimes. Throw them a curve every once in a while, that's what I say. Congrats on the award.

  7. your wedding dress looks so perfect, you would think you spent days scouring for the one that was most "you." thank you so much for this award-i appreciate it so much! i have to compile a nice post...all i need is a day in the office to do so! that's when i do most of my blogging...but don't tell my boss! hehe.

  8. Thanks for the wedding-dress love! It did take me a long time to find a dress... but I was so happy with it! =)

  9. You're so sweet! And I love that wedding dress, by the way. It looks very vintage.

    I was actualyl jsut given a stylish blogger award a couple of weeks ago, so instead of doing the full bit again, I think I'll just post the award soon and direct people to your blog from there. Does that work ok?


  10. Aw, I am honored! Thanks! And I agree with the above commenters...your wedding dress was gorgeous!

    And if you don't mind my asking, what part of Minnesota do you hail from?

  11. Val- No problemo! It's totally your choice if you want to do the whole thing or not. =) Thanks for stopping by!

    Minnesota Mom- Thanks so much! Of course I don't mind you asking- I'm from the St. Paul area, born and bred! =)



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