Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Belated Awards

I've been a very bad blogger.  I was lucky and privileged to be awarded three times over the past few weeks, but because of my new job and finishing school, I've let them go unacknowledged.  So without further ado, the awards!

One Lovely Blog Award
Awarded by Anna from Going to the Showing


Awarded by Iroshi from It's Just a Hobby!

List of 7 Things About Myself
1.  When I went with my grandmother to her manicure appointments when I was little, her manicurist always polished my nails in neon orange.  I don't remember choosing neon orange,  but I remember loving having my nails done.

2.  I'm completely freaked out by the thought of ghosts but I love ghost stories about historical figures and events.  When I'm bored, I even try to find info about them on Wikipedia.  Don't judge, it's better than Facebook.

3.  I'm currently looking for a quilted leather jacket.  I think I found one I like at Zara, but I haven't been bothered to go and check it out yet.

4.  I dislike the color yellow.  I always find myself gravitating away from it.

5.  I wish I looked better in headbands.

6.  I literally just learned how to curl my hair.  For years, I could do nothing to my thick, slightly wavy hair but straighten it so I feel more accomplished than when I graduated college.  (I kid.)

7.  I'm obsessive about checking my email and will even do it in my sleep.  The phone checking has gotten so bad that I realized last week that I actually bid and won something on eBay in my sleep.  Thankfully, it was on $10.

Blogger Appreciation Award

Awarded by Marisa from Polish Obsession

Answer 4 Questions
How long have you been blogging?
How many months has it been since September?  So like 7 months...I think...?

What are 1-2 reasons why you started blogging.
My friend Carrie suggested I get into blogging since I followed tons of nail and beauty blogs religiously.  I was unemployed at the time and needed something to keep me occupied.  I never expected to love it this much.

 What types of blogs do you like to follow/read?
Because my job and degree is very cerebral, I read and follow blogs as an outlet.  I have always loved fashion, beauty, and all that girly stuff so anything that's well-written, has a point of view, and personality, and exposes me to products that I can use (and afford!) has my interest and helps me to relax at the end of the day.

What is 1 thing you would like to improve on as a blogger/on your blog?
I'm still trying to find my space.  While I feel that I have a "voice" on my blog, I hope to get stronger in my photography and branding to push me forward somewhat more.  I think beefing up on technical skills, including how to redesign my blog, would make me feel greater ownership of my little piece of the internet.  I'm also excited to announce that I've decided to branch out into more fashion related posts, beginning with bags and accessories!  We'll see how you ladies take to that!

Anyways, that's all she wrote!  Thank you to the lovely ladies who were kind enough to think of me for these awards.  They truly make my day when I see these and just because I have been horrendously neglectful in acknowledging these does not mean I don't appreciate them.  So thank you, thank you, thank you!

I tag the following girls for all three (or two?) awards:

Bethany from a Plethora of Nails
Nicole from Hello Miss Niki
Rach from Stuff I S(w)atched


  1. Thank you tagging me, Amanda! That was really nice to come home to. :)

  2. My pleasure.  I love your blog!

  3. YOU ARE THE SWEETEST!!! thank you so much!!!

  4. Thanks, I love your tips! Plus, we NY/NJ girls have to stick together ;)

  5. Until recently, I wasn't a lover of blue(ish) polish.  You are changing my mind!

  6. Here is my post with my awards :)

    Thank you again!