One Lovely SPAM Award ;)

I am really not big into giving blog awards, it reminds me of the whole chain letter system, back when we were little, we used to do it all the time. I guess nowadays we can simply call it SPAM 😉

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But when Thirteenth and Hudson nominated me (thank you ladies!), I thought – why not? It’s a great opportunity to share more facts about me, so you can learn more about me, the person behind this blog!

So, the rules for the award are as follows…

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Add the “One Lovely Blog” image to your post
  • Share 7 things about you
  • Pass the award to 7 nominees
  • Inform the nominees chosen by posting on their blog

So here are a few things about me…

One – I love thrifting and freecycling for clothes! I will go to weird places to find clothes, but always end up with amazing finds!

Two – Even though I lived in Russia for a long long time, I feel really distant from the Russian community in the US, and I feel like my mentality is more American than Russian.

Three – I have pooped my pants once! The day before my Appendix surgery! That’s a legit reason, right?

Four – Sam and I met at church camp in 2006, I was his counselor! The no purpling rule didn’t apply to us! Needless to say I almost got fired from the same camp in 2007 because of him!

Five – I love my job at daycare, but I would love to work in Social Media or be a full time blogger one day, or…. as you can see I haven’t decided yet!

Six – I really want to be on TV! Hopefully soon 🙂 I was on TV in Russia with my mom when she got a makeover on the What Not To Wear show back in 2006

Seven – I never thought I’ll be in my 20’s and own a house, and be married, and have this amazing life in the US! I am a very happy person, I love waking up in the morning, I love going to work, I love life and I am very very grateful for it! And even though I have been staying away from all shapes and forms of organized religion, I am thankful to God for every second of my life!

Now I would like to nominate these lovelies:

Kate from Clear the Way – she is quirky and fun, and I think her and I would be friends in real life!

Nensi and Natasha from FreeUrCloset – they do a lot of personal style, DIY and plenty of lifestyle posts!

Naturally Stellar – she is a beauty/fashion/style guru! You ask her she’ll probably give you the answer off the top of her head!

Jennifer from Just one Chick

Loren from Lo’s Stylebook 

Nadine from Sage Atelier 

Roselinde of Roselinde

Alright, and here you have it!

Love you all ladies, keep spamming, I mean spreading blog love!

Xo,

Z

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