Two Awards One Post

The Friday post is going to be all about giving back, or as we call it in the Blogger world – featuring. And I am going to do this through an amazing tool, called blog awards. I have received two over the past 3 weeks, and since I never found time to blog about the first award, by the time I got the second one, it was so overdue, well you get it…

Anyways the two awards that my blog got were the:

1. Sunshine Award

2. One Lovely Blog

How exciting is that? I really appreciate all of my blogger friends, and would love for you to go check out their blogs as well.

I was nominated for the first award by Konstantina, and this award comes with this super cute picture of a flower –

And the rules are the following:

° Include the Award’s logo in a post on your blog

° Answer 10 questions about yourself

° Nominate 10 other bloggers

° Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs letting them know they have been nominated

° Share the love and link the person who nominated you

1. My favorite color: Black

2. My favorite animal : Bunnies and Dogs

3. My favorite number : 8

4. My favorite drink : Wine, Frozen Margaritas, or tea

5. Facebook or twitter : both

6. My passion: DIY, thrifting, especially when it involves going to the Goodwill outlet!

7. Prefer giving or getting presents: Giving!

8. My favorite pattern: Houndstooth! Yes, I am obsessed!

9. My favorite day of the week: Saturday

10. My favorite flower : tulips, lavender, roses

And now on to the nominees, aka the blogs I love to read:

1. http://joliluja.wordpress.com

2. http://findingyourblessings.wordpress.com

3. http://frenchtippedwanderlust.wordpress.com

4. http://katespadegirl.wordpress.com

5. http://niftynotcool.com

6. http://denimeveryday.wordpress.com

7. http://acertainshadeofblack.wordpress.com

8. http://aprettypennyblog.com

9. http://charitychic.wordpress.com

10. http://beautyandthebestoftherest.com

And now on to the One Lovely blog award, which was passed on to me by Kristin from

http://bliss-athome.com/ Thank you so much Kristin, I really appreciate it!

The rules are as follows:

-Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

-Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.

-Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.

-Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

So the seven things about me that you probably don’t know (yeah that’s a hard one)

1. My Russian accent kicks in on certain words, like vodka, cookies, and some others, we constantly make fun of the way I say those words at work!

2. I love free stuff, and sometimes hoard fabrics, cosmetics, make up, etc. I’ll let you know if and when it’s going to get dangerous.

3. I think one of the best gifts you can give another person is a book, or gold!

4. I still have nightmares about Russia, going back, someone taking away my passport, and me not being able to come back to the States.

5. I secretly think Target is evil, but I shop there anyways.

6. I really don’t care that much for AC.

7. I love to watch my husband play video games!

I honestly hope these facts were good enough 🙂 Now on to the nominees in this category:

1. http://effortlesscool.wordpress.com/

2. Bargain Beauty http://estefanixo.wordpress.com

3. http://into-mind.com

4. http://householdartsandscience.wordpress.com

5. The Whimsy Papers http://kassiastclair.com

6. http://knittingisawesome.wordpress.com

7. http://anjouclothing.com

8. http://thewindowshopper.org

9. Cardis Parties and Bacardis http://cpandb.wordpress.com

10. http://sleepeatgymrepeat.com

11. http://kittenhood.wordpress.com

12. M&J Blog http://blog.mjtrim.com

13. http://threadtheneedlethrough.wordpress.com

14. http://buttonsandyarnohmy.wordpress.com

15. http://catchofmyday.com

 

Whew, now I can check this post off my list! To give you an idea of what’s coming up on my blog next week, here is an approximate list of posts, which are of course subject to change 😉

– outfit that i wore to my friends wedding and recap of the wedding itself,

– outfit with the cardigan I upcycled with lace applique last week

– DIY color block bag – part 2 – yes, I am planning on finishing that!

– a vintage skirt refashion

These are just a few, I can’t wait for next week, have a fabulous weekend everyone!

xo,

Z

Blogs I Read…

Some of you out there probably think that all I do is write my blog, well I do that, but not just that! I also read other people’s blogs! And today I wanted to share the ones I read the most. How and where do I find them? Honestly, all over the place, sometimes on WordPress, sometimes through Twitter, or Facebook. So here is a list of some of my favorite blogs, that I think you would enjoy reading too!

1. http://spencerandjana.com

This is a blog written by an engaged couple, and their names, as you may have already guessed, are Spencer and Jana. For those of you lovers of romantic stories out there I highly recommend reading their engagement story! I really like the He says/She says idea, you can easily distinguish who the posts are written by!

2. http://nattynook.net

A blog written by 3 (correct me if I am wrong) wonderful girls, one of which I have the privilege to know in person! I love the design ideas published there!

3. http://upperweststyle.wordpress.com/

A blog about UWS (where I used to live, but which I love, sigh) written by Cheryl. I have more of a personal connection with this blog, nostalgic, if you want to put it this way! Very often images of streets stand in front of my eyes, I start remembering my time there, and miss it even more.

4. http://www.sammydvintage.com

Also a NewYorker, just like the previous author, Sammy blogs about vintage fashion, but not vintage fashion alone. She has great inspirational, motivational, and other types of -ational posts, which I love. Also check out her YouTube channel! The Thrift Wars are a BLAST!

5. http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/

I just had to throw this one in here. Not because I love UO, but also because they have some great posts, really worth reading! I loved the one about Annie Novak, and her roof top organic farm in Brooklyn! Intrigued? Check that blog out!

I will be updating this list, and will definitely create a blogroll, so that you can access these awesome sites directly from my home page!

Love,