I Would Like to Thank the Academy

Yesterday, Nuha tagged me this Stylish Blogger Award!  I must say, I feel pretty much the same way towards her as well since she also revealed that she has the same boots I bought for my Merchandise of the Month for January!  We're like style sistas!

This is such a sweet, kind honor!  Especially since I once wore this:

And really, really believed I looked as hot in this ensemble as I'm acting like.  Oh, 2005.  Such different times.

As the tradition of this award goes, here are seven little things about me you might not yet know from reading my blog.
  1. I have been a redhead, a blonde, and a brunette at some point in my life, but all naturally!  I've never dyed or highlighted my hair, not even temporarily.
  2. I lived in England for a semester while I was doing my student teaching on an Air Force Base, and will forever say to anyone considering living or visiting overseas for an extended period of time:  do it.  You will not regret it.
  3. When my sister and I were little, we used to read so much (Sweet Valley High, Babysitter's Club, and Nancy Drew were some favorites), that if we ever got in trouble for anything, we would get grounded from reading.
  4. I played the trumpet for 4 years in school band and 3 years after that in church band.  I once played all 12 major scales in less than 60 seconds.
  5. I have never had a pet in my life (except a puppy for 5 weeks in college, which doesn't count because I had to give away because I wasn't home enough to take care of it).  However, I did get to take the class hedgehog, Spike, home for Spring Break in 5th grade, but he caught the flu at my house and all his spikes turned green, and everyone in my class got really mad at me.
  6. When I was 20 years old, I got a new retainer, and willingly chose for it to be zebra-striped.
  7. I love the Backstreet Boys.  Oh wait, you had already heard that?  Oh, well!
Also in the tradition of this award, you are to pass it on to another blogger.  I can think of one blogger (who is actually my friend in real life!) who really deserves to be called "stylish" today, because she just did her first all-fashion post!  Yes, Sam at Love Never Fails, this means you.  Go check out her sassiness in the snow and high-five her for her moxie.


  1. Oh my God! We are even more alike now!! 3,5, &, 7 are all applicable to me haha!

  2. 1. congratulations, stylish blogger!

    2. i absolutely remember the denim on denim worn in college. perhaps we were off to the tumbleweed? and i was gumbi? who knows.

  3. congrats to you miss stylish blogger ♥ and i see that you handed it over to a very lovely lady as well :)

    i'm digging that 2005 outfit by the way totally classy and hip ♥

    grounded from reading?!? who does that :)

  4. you guys are all too sweet!! thank you soooo much Val :) congrats on your award as well!! as i said, you are going places.. hope you got your seat belt on!

    and just fyi... you still are gorgeous even in the denim on denim. pure beauty right there folks!

    and kendra... gumbi? that's a must tell right there.

  5. Love this and I am oh so glad you tagged Sam- she is definitely stylish! I loved your facts...is it weird that I think you look cute in that outfit, though?!

  6. hey i recognize that hallway! *sigh*

  7. Yes. Grounded from reading. That's the only thing that really upset you. No outside play! "Big deal." No TV! "So what?" No friends over! "Okay." No reading! "Aahhh, no fair! Please--I'll never do that again, Mommy." Thank goodness it hardly ever happened--being grounded, I mean.