Jul 062012

Hello everyone! Can you believe it’s already Friday? This week felt so weird after having Wednesday off…like it was its own mini-weekend. I could use a break like that in the middle of every week haha. But now it’s Friday and the weekend is almost here! Hooray!

Plus that means it’s time for another Fashion Friday, so here’s what I’m wearing today!

Dress: Nordstrom

Cardigan: J. Crew

Sandals: Target

Now I don’t know about you guys but it is HOT again over here! This dress is perfect for the heat because it’s nice and breezy and I can wear it without the sweater as I am walking (and dripping) to work. Gross!

It’s brutal outside right now and tomorrow is supposed to be 105. Seriously? What am I supposed to do in 105 degree heat? There go my hiking and walking into Georgetown plans. Maybe there will be some shopping or movie-watching instead? What do you guys do to beat the heat on weekends? Last weekend I retreated the pool but now that I have power maybe I can stay in and relax. That would be nice!

Now that Fashion Friday is out of the way, I wanted to talk with you all about these two awesome blogger awards I was nominated for recently. The first was the Beautiful Blogger Award, which the wonderful Ashley at Hudson on the Potomac nominated me for. Thanks Ashley!

Here are the rules:

  1. Copy theย Beautiful Blogger Awardย logo and place it in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

You know what’s interesting about this award? Iย  nominated for a very similar version of it from Stephanie at My Freckled Life. This one is called the One Lovely Blog Award.

Here are the rules:

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some other blogs you like for this award.
  • Post a comment on each of your nomineesโ€™ blogs telling them about the nomination.

Hmmm. Interesting huh? Methinks these things are becoming a trend? Anyway, I’m honored that Ashley and Stephanie both thought of me for these two great awards and I’m thrilled to participate! So without further ado, here are 7 random things about me…

I had sheep when I was little. Yes, like Bahhhh sheep. My mom’s house has a huge back yard with an even bigger hill, and cutting the lawn would take her two whole days. So when my step-dad came into the picture, he built her a fence, threw a few sheep in there, and let them go to town “cutting” the grass. While they ate mostly grass, we also fed them grain or hay in the winter. And my mom never had to cut the grass in the backyard again!

Please disregard the awkward matching Limited Too tank top, shorts, and jelly sandals. Ugh.

I am obsessed with animals. In addition to my obsession with my dog (don’t pretend like you haven’t noticed…) and the way I am suffocating snuggling the sheep above, I have been known to make friends with any animal I see, be it a bird, pigeon, bug, or mouse. I don’t discriminate!

I used to play the flute. From fourth grade to eighth grade I played in the school band and had dorky concerts where we played medleys from musicals. I was second chair and was actually pretty good at playing, although I stopped before high school.

I was a cheerleader. (Part of the reason I stopped playing flute!) I started cheering in middle school for a little league team and then continued all throughout high school. While I liked cheering for our (pretty good) basketball team and our (even better) football team, competition was by far my favorite! I loved the routines, high energy, and nervous feelings that I got during a competition. I definitely miss it!

I chew gum and ice all day long. When I am working I have to either sip a huge glass of water with plenty of ice for chewing, or I need to be chomping away on gum. I think I must not have ever passed that Freudian phase where you satisfy your mouth (or something like that) because I always find myself chewing on random things. To avoid chewing the back of my pen (yep, I am guilty of this) I have to have gum or ice. And yes, I know ice is terrible for your teeth, but I can’t stop!

I crack my knuckles. I started cracking my knuckles in high school when a boy I liked at the time would come over to me and crack my thumb knuckle (quite the charmer ๐Ÿ˜‰ ha). After that I started cracking them throughout the day, and now it is a regular habit that I don’t even notice anymore. I know it’s not great for my hands, but myth busters proved it doesn’t make your knuckles swell…so there! lol.

My family is really small. Although I currently have a little sister and a half-sister, I grew up as an only child without many cousins. On my mom’s side, I am the only grandchild and on my dad’s I am one of five. Out of my five cousins, one lives in California, one lives in Florida, and three live in Georgia, so I don’t see any of them very often. Growing up I learned how to be independent and entertain myself, which I have found are very valuable skills to have!

So there you have it, seven random things about me ๐Ÿ™‚

So now it’s your turn! I nominate the following bloggers for either the Beautiful Blogger Award and/or the One Lovely Blog Award (you choose!). Forgive me if any of you have already seen this and happy blogging!

Health Inspirations

I Heart Vegetables

She Let Them Eat Cake

Sawdust and Embryos

Jessie Loves to Run

Jersey Girl Cooks

It’s a Harley Life

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  14 Responses to “Fashion Friday #12 & Blogger Awards”

  1. Thanks for the nomination ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You are so sweet!!! I’m honored ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to be a cheerleader too!! That’s an adorable picture of you with the sheep, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Thank you so much Chelsea! You’re so sweet – and I am excited to check out your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. this week felt soooo long to me!! I’m very thankful it’s Friday…love your dress! I’ve been obsessed with sun-dress shopping at Nordstrom Rack.

  5. Thanks so much for the nomination! You are too sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

    Loved reading your list. I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who HAS to chew gum all day. I can seriously chew a pack a day.. it’s such a weird obsession!

  6. That dress is adorable!! Im not a good girly girl, so I have a TON of dresses, but I never wear them! It drives my husband insane lol

  7. I was a cheerleader too! Nothing better than competitions! I did high school, all-star, and college, and I miss it SO much. Why don’t they have adult cheer leagues?

  8. I had sooo many Limited Too outfits like that, paired with jellies! Love your throwback pictures! Congratulations!!

  9. Haha, nothing wrong with being a band dork! Also – I totally crack my knuckles all the time too! It drives my fiance nuts, but I dont even notice I’m doing it!

    PS – having a sheep is like the coolest thing I’ve ever heard of in my life.

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