Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My First Blog Award

I am still quite new in the blogging world, but it didn't take me long to recognize the wonderful sense of community that exists here. After blogging only a few posts, I had lovely comments appearing and a few people even followed me (I'm still waiting for more =) ) . As the weeks have worn on, I have received so much positive feedback and it truly warms my heart. I started this blog just for fun, and to give myself a reason to write every day. However, I have quickly discovered that I also enjoy taking and editing photos, styling my outfits, and of course reading other fabulous blogs!!

 I am very excited to share that I have just been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by my fellow blogger, Allie, at   The Vanity Lair. I am so honoured that someone who writes such a wonderful blog actually reads mine too!! So, as part of receiving this award, I had to put a link to Allie's blog (Just click above on the vanity lair), tell you seven things you may not yet know about me, and feature seven blogs I think you should check out. 

I am going to feature five blogs-- they are all people who have made an effort to comment on my blog, follow my blog, and rope me into this wonderful little blogging world :) They have very wonderful, creative and engaging blogs and I urge you to check them out right away!! 

Now, onto my seven things:

1. I have two degrees- an honours bachelor of health sciences and a bachelor of education. I hope to have three soon (a masters in education or school psychology).

2. I lived in Trinidad and Tobago where I was a teacher at a local elementary school. I taught grade three.

3. I currently have four jobs...

4. I have a serious fear of heights, but I love rollercoasters. I also went bungee jumping in Acapulco to attempt to overcome this fear... it didn't work.

5. I love to read!! I just finished "The Flying Troutmans" and it was sooo good! Some of my other favourites include The Prisoner of Tehran, The Glass Castle, House Rules, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Three Cups of Tea, and my guilty pleasure books: anything by Nicholas Sparks.

6. My favourite stores are Zara, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Aritzia, and Spank.

7. I never broke any bones or had a major injury as a child... but since my eighteenth birthday I have: broken my toe, torn all of the ligaments on the top of my foot, fractured my wrist, and broken my nose. I seem to become more clumsy as the years pass...

That's it :) Hope you enjoyed learning something new about me, and be sure to check out the blogs I mentioned! Until next time...

xo, allie


  1. Congratulations on your first award! You deserve it.

    Thanks so much for awarded this to me, I appreciate it! I will feature this in an upcoming post with the Stylish Blogger award I received.

    Thanks again girl! Have a great day.

  2. Hey Allie! Congratulations on this award, and t hank you for the mention, it so lovely of you! It was fun to read the 7 things about you too ;)
    xo Cara

  3. Allie,
    you are such an inspiration to me! i admire your two degrees (you go girl!), i admire that you lived in Trinidad & Tobago (and taught 3rd grade), i admire that you went bungee jumping in Acpulco, and I admire that you actually finish reading books! lol. Thank you for this award<3 It's so cool that you thought of me :) I really enjoy reading your blog and I'm excited to keep on reading and to get to know you better. You rock! xo!

  4. Thank you so much for the award! you are too sweet. I can't believe you are going to have 3 degrees!! I almost have one and I'm exhausted :) really impressive girl!

  5. Congrats lady - I too have only been blogging a short time, but it is quite the fun community :)

  6. Trinidad and Tobago that's amazing!

    How do you have time for blogging with four jobs?! Quite the accomplishment :)

  7. Allie, Congrats on your award. That's really cool, and I know what you mean...blogging is fun. I'm new too.
    Nice work!
    xo Dale

  8. Hey lovely, thanks so much for the visit, and congrats on your award too! Blogging while holding down four jobs?? I salute you! Keep at it :)

    x K
    -An Aussie girl's fashion musings.

  9. Awww congrats on your degree, and thank you for passing this on to me! You're so cute. I can't believe you have four jobs! You must be one busy lady


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