Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blog Awards!

Hey y'all,

I have recently been blessed with some Blog awards while I was out and celebrating Thanksgiving with my Family. So here are my awards and the rules regarding them. I nominate ALL of my followers to choose one of the awards and leave a comment with their post so I can read all of their answers.

Versatile Blogger Award thanks to The S Chronicles

The Rules
If you are nominated, you've been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to their blog.

Answer the 15 questions the nominator left for you.
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award with a link to their blog.
Ask those bloggers 15 questions.
1. What are your beauty must-haves?
Hairspray (unruly hair), my GHD flat iron, nail polish to brighten my day, and I am sure a million other things as seen my my bathroom cabinet.
2. If you could go anywhere for a holiday, where would you go?
I would still go to my paren't house. No doubt about it. There just means family and food and fun to me. Yes I would love to visit NY around Christmas time but I would love to experience that for maybe one holiday the rest I enjoy my parent' cooking to much to miss out. :)
3. What's on the top of your Christmas wish list?
Well, thanks to my parent's I already have my "big" christmas gifts. There was some early Christmas going on during my Move-In day to my first "big-girl" apartment. I was blessed with a TV as my big ticket item and it has been wonderful to have something to make my apartment a bit less quiet and lonely.
4. Why did you choose to start your blog?
I originally began my blog as a way to continue my Tumblr account in a format where I could write a little more and document my final year as a Carolina student. Well, it became more of an online picture scrapbook so I decided to transform and begin a blog on the adventures of life after college. This is more my style, random things in my life and the adjustment of not knowing what comes next is scary and interesting.
5. Name one class you wish you would have had taken or want to take in college/university.
There were a few classes I wanted to take at UNC before I graduated including an Art History course on Irish Art and Cultures and an English course focusing on the works and adaptations of Jane Austen.
6. What's your favourite way to relax after a busy day?
I would say that I love either a nice long bath or curling up with a great book. Add a candle and some music and I will be very content. Either way is the best way to wind down after a busy day.
7. Which part of the holiday season are you most looking forward to?
I love the holiday season especially getting to see my family and friends. Not to mention the great food. My family are hysterical and I love being near having lots of laughs, eating wonderful food and not worrying about anything. This year for Christmas it will just be my little sister and I at my parent's house but I can't wait to decorate the tree, drive around and see people's Christmas lights, and baking lots of yummy Christmas cookies.
8. If you could go to any game, which sports team would you see & who would they be playing against?
UNC! I would want to go to any football game in Kenan Stadium or I would love to go to a Duke/Carolina basketball game at the Dean Dome since the one my Senior year ended with a Duke win thanks to a last second shot. It was very painful as my last basketball game in the Dean Dome as a student.
9. What is your favourite quote?
This is probably the hardest question for me since I am in LOVE with quotes. I have a large Pinterest board devoted to them and I think a small quote can make a whole difference on a bad day. I am in the process of planning out a quote wall for my dining room in my new apartment.
10. Which blog(s) do you make a point of reading every day?
This is really hard now that I do not have internet at my apartment, but I do have a list on the top of my Blog with some of my favorite reads (however I do need to update that list.)
11. Who would you have lunch with if you could choose absolutely anyone?
Hmm. This is really hard. I would probably say a wonderful author (English nerd), or most likely my best friend, aMl or my sorority Big, sCa, since we barely get to see each other and we always have lots of fun together.
12. What's your usual order at Starbucks?
Iced Hot Chocolate. I don't drink coffee so I either have hot chocolate or chocolate milk labeled as iced hot chocolate.
13. If you've volunteered before, what was your favourite volunteer experience?
I taught Pre-K and nursery school children Sunday School for three years. Teaching little kids about God, Jesus and all the wonderful stories of the Bible was so rewarding especially since there was usually a craft or Veggie Tale movie involved.
14. Where do you order stationery from?
 I order from all over. There is a store in my hometown that I tend to drift towards if I need something formal but I also love finding notecards at Marshall's & T.J. Maxx, or even Michael's dollar bins.
15. iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?
I am still in the dark ages without a smart phone so I can't pick one. In June though I am taking over my cell phone plan and will probably make the large leap into this century.

Liebster Blog Award thanks to Sweet Peach Couture
If you receive this award, there are a few rules that you must follow:
1. Each blogger nominated must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Then answer the 11 questions the tagger has asked.
3. Create 11 questions of their own to ask the bloggers they nominate.
4. Choose 11 nominees with less than 200 followers and link them on their blog post.
5. Finally, the bloggers must be notified of their award!
6. Oh, and there are no tag backs.
1. What is your favorite place to travel?
EUROPE! I loved living in Germany for three years and I am dying to travel over there again. The food and culture are great plus this Irish girl will not burn constantly compared to if I traveled South to a beautiful island.
2. Who is your favorite fashion designer?
I love a lot of different designers but currently I am obsessed with Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade NY.
3. Diamonds or pearls?
Pearls. I tend to wear them constantly. But I would never be opposed to a diamond ring in the future.
4. Are you in a sorority? If so, which one?
I am an alum of Phi Beta Chi! We were actually mentioned today in USA Today College!
5. Which season is your favorite?
I am too indecisive to answer that. I would probably split between spring and fall.
6. What is your #1 most played song on your iPod?
This varies constantly since I will have a song stuck in my head and will need to play it about a hundred times. Currently, it is probably Taylor Swift's song 22 from her album RED
7. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
When I was little I constantly wanted to change my name since it is so common but now I love my name and my perfectly balanced monogram. :)
8. Sky dive or bungee jump?
I am super afraid of heights so neither. I didn't even go to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
9. What are your hobbies?
Reading, crafting, shopping, blogging, and a bit of yoga/jogging.
10. What is at the top of your Christmas List?
I have already received a TV, microwave, and pots and pans for Christmas so currently my list is things like the DVD of Disney's Brave, flannel sheets, a clock for my living room, and liquid measuring cups. Exciting I know.
11. Favorite current fashion trend?      
I am a big fan of nail art currently going. Other than that, I love the prevelence of monograms and preppy touches going on right now. Not to mention lots of bold colors to mix in with all the winter neutrals.
For my random facts feel free to read my past blog award posts or my about me section!
My Questions
1.What does your blog name mean?
2. If you could attend any college or university where would you attend?
3. If you were a kitchen appliance what would you be?
4. If you could name a crayon or nail polish color what would it be?
5. What kind of sandwich do you make for lunch?
6. If you could have any item for Christmas what would it be?
7. What are your go to jewlery pieces?
8. What did you major/are planning to major in, in college?
9. What is one thing that people reading your blog would be suprised to learn about you if they met you in real life?
10. What is your favorite thing to cook/bake?
11. One thing you suggest I should get for my new apartment?
12. Favorite Pin on Pinterest?
13. Least favorite food?
14. One book suggestion?
15. Dream car?
I can't wait to read all of your responses and I hope that you are all having a wonderful week recovering from the mass amount of food you ate last week (I still need to find some time today to hit that gym!)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you answered all of my questions! I don't think I would be able to pick a favourite part of the holiday season either.



Thanks for the sweet note!