Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Filled With Inspiration

 I have a box filled with journaling paper products, gathered together from far-away friends letters. Pretties just waiting to used and created with-. I'm a journaler, always inspired, and always ready with new ideas. {If you watched my room tour, you may have noticed this box which held letters before now holding inspiration lovelies.} <3 Where do you keep ephemera?

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Elegant Blogger Award

My dear friend Sarah recently awarded me the "Elegant Blogger Award". I haven't ever filled out one of these so I decided to share this today. Thank you so much Sarah, you're so sweet and it made my you do a lot. ;)

  • When you receive the award, link back to and the blog that nominated you 
  • Display the award button in the post
  • Answer all of the 12 questions given in this post (Do not make your own questions)
  • Nominate 12 bloggers
  • Notify them that they have been awarded


1. What made you decide to start blogging?

My mom has followed the same blogs throughout the years and I always wished I would find someone my age who wrote a blog sharing my interests. The first blog I followed was one of my dearest friends, Liz. I always thought it would be fun to create a blog and make it my own, that's where  the blogging journey began for me. Over at : Hannah's Day Of Discovery It's funny to look back on my first blog and see how much has changed. :) 

2. What is your fashion style?

I would say classically modern with a touch of vintage. American Eagle style with a touch of Talbots. Part of me is a total girly girl that also loves a nice pair of jeans and a cozy sweatshirt. I love fashion, accessories, and makeup. I enjoy fashion while still being modest. 

3. What is something none of your followers know about you?

I am deathly scared of spiders. Like it doesn't matter the size. I can't let it live. Someone must come and get it. I just can't let the thing go walking. One less spider in the world is a happy thing. :p Oh and If I ever had to be in a room with a tarantula I think I'd pass out. Just the thought about being near such a thing would make me sick. 

4. What are some of your blogging goals?

To be open and honest, being me, rather than trying to be like others. Grow in photography, and share my writing.

5. Where is your favorite place to shop?

Definitely Anthropologie. I love everything in the store from the stacks of books about traveling and baking,  lovely stationery and paper products, delightful candles and lotions,  fresh colored coffee mugs and beautiful kitchenware, to the darling clothing. Sadly my taste is more than my paycheck.  It's a good thing I'm a drive away from one. :) The lovelies I have from there are collected and I love them all. :)

6. What would your ideal amount of blog followers be?

I don't really have an amount I'd like to reach. I wouldn't say no to new followers  but I'm very thankful for the 44 I have. ;) To think 44 people actually want to read my blog makes me happy. :)

7. What are your talents?

When I think about a talent or gift I think of something that comes naturally and brings great joy. I think of being creative. I'm always dreaming of a new idea. I also love organizing. People always tell me I'm kind and supportive. I guess that's it. It's hard coming up with things about yourself. 

8. Are you a leader or a follower?

I think both. I don't want to be a follower of certain things so I'll go about it my own way. I like to be different and be me. :)

9. What is one of your favorite quotes?

10. Do you have a favorite book or book series?

My favorite book series is definitely the Christy Miller series. The moment I opened up to the first page, Christy felt like one of my dearest friends. I went through the complete series including extended series within a few months. I haven't found a book since (besides Hunger Games) to capture my attention completely. I was glued to the books and couldn't do anything else.haha 

11. Out of all of the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart - stylish - dressy - graceful - dainty - fine)?

I don't feel very dainty or graceful. But I'm definitely not a brute either. I think I'd choose stylish. 

12. What is your favorite flower?

Favorite flower. I like 

Now for the part where I nominate 12 others. :)

1. Grace @ Graces Garden Walk
2. Katie @ Flightless Bird

I have some other people I'd like to pick but they don't have blogs. If you'd like to take part, then I nominate you. :)