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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

18 Aug

Thank you so much to the incredible bloggers at both Act Like A Lady, Eat Like A Man and My Student Struggles for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blog Award! The wonderful young ladies who write both of these blogs are smart, passionate writers and thinkers whose blogs encourage me to infuse every drop of creativity that I have into each of my blog posts. Sara Ann of Act Like A Lady, Eat Like A Man posts wonderful recipes, work outs, and style tips. She writes such honest, passionate posts that reading her posts makes you feel happy inside, as if you are talking to a childhood friend. My Student Struggles is a blog full of fascinating research and personal musings that you can count on to make you really think!

Award Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3.  Nominate 15 other bloggers that you admire or inspire you.
  4. Go leave a comment and let the people know you have nominated them.

About Me:

1. I recently switched my major from Architecture to English, with the goal of becoming a high school english teacher

2. The only tv show I really watch is How I Met Your Mother

3. I drink about 3 cups of green tea daily, I’m addicted!

4. My full-grown teacup poodle weighs just 3 pounds.

5. I am obsessed with all types of fruits, especially peaches and berries.

6. I am in the process of growing out my hair to donate for locks of love, hopefully next summer it will finally be long enough.

7. In just 4 days I move into my dorm with my 7 lovely suitemates.


Genuine Blogger and Sunshine Awards

8 May

I know that many people turn to tv or movie-watching to reward themselves for a long day’s work, but for me, I always find the greatest comfort in reading blogs. It never fails to amaze me how many immensely talented and genuinely kind people fill the blogosphere. Whether it’s seeing a new post from one of the bloggers I follow appear on my blackberry screen, reading a sweet comment on one of my posts, or getting a notification that another reader liked my blog enough to start following me, the wonderful world of blogging continually brings a smile to my face.

Hiba from Cloud of Lace, who nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award a few months back, has been kind enough to nominate me once again for the Genuine Blogger and Sunshine Awards. I can’t thank her enough for her thoughtful comments, insightful posts, and touching award nominations. Make sure to check out her incredible blog with lovely decorating, DIY, and travel posts!

Here are the rules for the Sunshine Award:

  1. Link the award to the person who gave it to you.
  2. Answer the questions that come with it.
  3. Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it.

The questions are:

  • Favorite color: Yellow
  • Favorite number: 15
  • Favorite Non-alcoholic drink: Green Tea
  • Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
  • My Passion: Traveling
  • Favorite pattern: Florals
  • Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday
  • Favorite Flower: Sunflowers

The 10 Bloggers I’d like to nominate for both the Genuine Blogger & the Sunshine Awards are:

  1. Turn Towards the Sun
  2. As Is Home
  3. Sugar To Glitter
  4. Belopotosky
  5. Love and Cupcakes
  6. Make Something Mondays
  7. Sensual Appeal
  8. Roam and Home
  9. Movita Beaucoup
  10. Baker Bettie

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:)