Versatile Blogger Award

25 Mar

Two days ago, I received the tremendous honor of having the amazing Hiba, of Cloud of Lace, nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Hiba write one of the most versatile blogs I’ve come across, with posts about beauty, crafts, fashion, cooking, and life in Lebanon. It’s incredible to have a blogger friend on the other side of the world! Her posts amaze me because through her breathtaking photographs and sophisticated language, she shows both the tremendous similarities and the massive difference between life in the Middle East and life in America.

So here are the rules for accepting this award:

  • Thank the person who nominated me, and add a link
  • Tell 7 things about myself
  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers

So here are some tidbits about me…

1. I was a dancer until I was about 16, and at one point I was dancing over 10 hours per week. Since then, I’ve turned to yoga instead because it allows me to maintain my strength and flexibility, while adding more serenity to my life.

2. One day I hope to become certified as a yoga teacher. I want to do this not because I plan to teach, but rather because I want to be able to enhance my own practice and help the people in my life adapt yoga to meet their personal needs.

3. I prefer Emily Dickinson’s poetry to Shakespeare’s. I think that Emily Dickenson’s unique, passionate analysis of provocative subjects is far more interesting than Shakespeare’s ceaseless arrogance and desire to praise himself in his sonnets and other work.

4. I try my hardest to go to my local farmer’s market every Sunday, unless there is a free Lululemon yoga class that is too good to pass up. I love continuing this family tradition by going and picking out produce for the week’s upcoming meals with my mom and stocking up on fresh berries with my dad. Going to the supermarket cannot compare to the experience of seeing the faces of the farmers who grow your food.

5. If I could live anywhere in the world, I would move to Paris. French art, culture, and food always has held a special place in my heart. I’ve always regretted learning Spanish instead of French in school, because the French language is unsurpassably beautiful.

6. My favorite living artist is Mark Ryden and my favorite artist of all time is Claude Monet.

7. I would always rather walk or take my bike for transportation than drive. Parallel parking scares me.


There are so many incredible bloggers on the web, so here are just 15 of the many that I enjoy reading:

  1.  Turn Towards the Sun
  2. Hilary Makes
  3. Urban Living
  4. areyouchanging
  5. Prada for Breakfast
  6. Kelsey (To Be Determined) 
  7. Love + Cupcakes
  8. Our Humble A{Bowe}d
  9. Lovely Little Blog
  10. As Is Home
  11. Eventsbyi
  12. Do It (Y)ourself
  13. Commander in Chic
  14. Sugar to Glitter 
  15. The Purple Spoon

There are so many other talented bloggers who I cannot wait to acknowledge in the future. You should check out these 15 for now, because they all write incredible posts with breathtaking photos!

Thank you again so much to Hiba both for inspiring me with your fantastic posts and for believing in my ability to write my own. I so appreciate all of the support that I have received from my friends, my family, and my fellow bloggers!

Until next time:)


15 Responses to “Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. Donna June 2, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Sara, wow! I am blown away by your blog. You are an incredible woman, and I am so happy for you and all your accomplishments. Can’t wait to see what you write about next, and can’t wait to hear your graduation speech.

    • ModernAlice June 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

      Thank you so much Donna! Your thoughtfulness and support means so much to me!

  2. cloudoflace March 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    1. I’d like to deeply thank your for your kind words 🙂
    2. This is by far one of the most BEAUTIFUL award-posts I’ve ever came across!
    3. You are so full of talents girl!
    4. You definitely make your loved ones proud 🙂 &
    5. I’m so happy that I got to know your blog, and know more about you now 🙂
    6. Best of luck for your number 2 fact. I totally agree with facts 3 & 5. Adore Monet’s work, and going to check out Ryden now 🙂
    7. Keep blogging!


    • ModernAlice March 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

      Thank you so much! Your support and encouragement mean so much to me!

  3. robert March 26, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    congratulations, Sara !!!!

  4. Julie Kendall March 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Congrats!!! You are so interesting, and so talented. I just love reading all of your blogs. I always learn something new; something that enriches my life.
    You are amazing!!!

    • ModernAlice March 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks Julie! I so appreciate all of your amazing comments:) I can’t wait to give you a big squeeze the next time you come visit!

  5. Cindy N March 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Congratulations on winning another award for your fantastic blog! I really enjoyed reading all the tidbits about you and I look forward to checking out the other blogs that you nominated.

  6. Jo March 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Cool! Thanks for the kind words! 🙂

  7. Sarah March 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    That’s wonderful! And well-deserved too. Congratulations! I loved your list too, it’s fun getting to know you 🙂

    • ModernAlice March 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      Thanks so much Sarah! I loved reading your blog list for the award too!


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