Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Sunshine Award

I am very excited.  Erin, of the very lovely blog Truffles n Ruffles, has given me The Sunshine Award.  I want to send her my undying appreciation through the blogosphere.  I am so thrilled to receive an award that is all about positivity and creativity.  It feels great to know that I am (possibly) inspiring others.  

The Sunshine Award is awarded to a blogger whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogging world. The Sunshine award is given by bloggers to bloggers as a way to spread the bloggy love!

- thank the person who gave you this award
- write a post about it
- respond to the questions below
- pass it on to 10 8 (you know I like to change the rules) bloggers who you feel really deserve it

Here are the questions:
1.  Favorite color?   Purple, without a doubt.  Left to my own devices, I would have nothing but purple flowers planted in my yard.  Husband has threatened to stage an intervention.  As a compromise, he let me pain the guest room the purple of my choosing.  The sheets match.  

2.  Favorite animal?   This is a hard one.  I am what you call an animal lover.  Growing up, I was really into unicorns.  My family always had a lot of animals from cats to horses.  I guess at this point in my life, I am really into dogs.  I worked at a puppy store when I was in college, and just fell in love, especially with pugs (but I promise, I love all of my dogs equally).  Whew, long-winded answer, Erin.

3.  Favorite number?:  I am partial to the number 4.  I really like writing it.  No real reason.

4.  What perfume am I wearing now?:  I went to Sephora today and sampled Jennifer Aniston.  I have a general rule where I let husband give his opinion on anything before I purchase it.  As a side note, I have been wearing Amazing Grace a lot this summer, and husband does not really like it (but everyone else does).  The jury is still out on Jennifer Aniston's scent.

5.  Something you always wear and identify yourself with?:  My engagement and wedding rings.  My engagement ring belonged to my grandmother, and I was honored to have it passed down to me.  When it was time to get engaged, I knew there as no other ring that I could even consider.  It is beautiful and old and no one else has anything similar to it.  I will have to post a picture one day.  My wedding ring was the first one that husband and I looked at.  It fit perfectly with my engagement ring, and had the same  a kind of almond shape to it and scrollwork.  It was meant to be.  

6.  What's your passion?: My family and friends and living life to the fullest.  Because at the end of the day, what else is important?

7.  Giving or receiving presents?: Oh gosh, both!  I love spending hours tracking down something that I think someone will love as much as I love receiving something that someone picked out for me.  I love the whole gift exchanging process.

8.  What was the last eyeshadow you used?:  I am not much of an eyeshadow person right now.  I use Stila Smudge Pots as eyeshadow from time to time though.

9.  Favorite day of the week?:  Saturday.  I didn't have to get up early that morning, and I don't have to go to bed early to get up for work the next day.  It is the perfect day.

10.  Are your nails painted right now?:  Yes.  My toenails are pale yellow with black flowers and a little pink rhinestone.  I will even be brave and show a picture (does anyone else think their feet look ridiculous in pictures?).  My fingers are Essie's Mademoiselle (kind of a natural pink).  It varies all the time.

And now to pass this award on to Bloggers that are currently inspiring me.  My list changes all of the time.  If I don't mention you here, it doesn't mean I don't adore your blog (promise).  Your time will come.

Hazel and Mare- Her daily haikus make me laugh every day.  How does she come up with this stuff?
High Heels & Good Meals- Killer food and fashion.  Two of my favorite things.
Jess Cause- This up and coming blogger has fantastic fashion sense, along with some amazing hair inspiration.  
Gawgus Things- A Brit living in Paris and dressing Gawgus-ly.  I have a huge weakness for all of these things
Elle Sees- Great style and beauty inspiration.  Plus, I just adore her monthly resolutions. 
What Makes Me Happy - Fashion, life, recipes, and lots of great ideas.
Cruisin' Over Sixty- Lots of interior design, fashion and garden inspiration.  I love all of the beautiful flowers she takes pictures of.
J&K- Katie blogs about her life and faith, and I find that very inspiring.  

Thanks again to Erin from Truffles n Ruffles, one of my favorite blogs (and favorite named people).


Ana MF said...

Congrats on the award! I really love purple too! Every shade of it :)

xo, Ana

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Congratulations!!! I loved your answers. That's great the he let you paint the guest room purple, I bet it's awesome. Also great toe-nail polish :)

Kristina said...

YAY! Congrats. What a great way to keep the positive vibes going!!!

Adele said...

Congratulations! Well deserved. I love finiding out more about you xoxo

yiqin; said...

awesome photos :)

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Congrats on getting the Sunshine Award from one of my favorites Truffles n Ruffles. Well deserved. Thank-you for honoring me, too. I am humbled and flattered.

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

yey well done on the award :)!! xxxxx

NRC♥ said...

I loved reading this.
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MM said...

Congratulations on the award! You deserved it!! Loved your answers!!


B.Inspired said...

Hi There! Congratulations on the award and I can't wait to see the Engagement Ring passed down to you from your grandmother. Thank you for stopping by Bravoe Runway and commenting!

Jamie said...

I've always loved the number 4. Most people think it's strange but I'm glad you don't! You absolutely deserve this award.

ajg-jane said...

Much Deserved! It was great getting to know you a bit and I was love to know about blogs I'm not familiar with! I'm gonna check them out. Congrats!!!

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Congrats on the award! You definitely deserve it! I love your blog too and thanks so much for passing it on! I'll be sure to post about it next!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog
love it

Check out my new post: Red Lips
Would love to have you as a follower

Elle Sees said...

Congrats! And thank you. This totally made my day.

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