Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Little Love

Last week had my head spinning at the amount of love that came my way from some of my very favorite bloggers.  First Natalie, an adorable mom with equally adorable children, who just happens to be a talented photographer, nominated me for a Trendy Blogger Award.  Just as my blush started to subside, the amazing Tezzie, another very talented photographer, who along with her adorable children are surviving a very snowy winter in Sweden, nominated me for the same award.  Since I pretty much ooh and ahh over both Natalie and Tezzie's blogs on a daily basis, I'm completely honored that they thought of me.

Then the sweeter than sweet Cindy, whose photos of NYC (especially of the Botanical Gardens) blow me away on a regular basis, nominated me for the I Love Your Blog Award.  This award comes with a request that you answer a few questions, since I loved reading Cindy's answers I thought I'd play along.

1. Why did you create the blog?
I was moving to India and wanted a way to stay connected to friends and family.  I never expected I'd end up making new friends or falling in love with photography thanks to blogging.

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?
I follow hundreds of blogs (seriously) a little of everything: design, photography, music, news, technology, travel, lifestyle, etc.

3. Favorite make-up brand?
Stila, Benefit and Jane Iredale.

4. Favorite clothing brand?
Don't know that I really have one - just clothes that make me feel good and are in my budget.

5. Your indispensable make-up product.
In my teens and twenties this would have been long, but now as long as I have at least a swipe of mascara and lipgloss I'm okay (and yes, I recognize I have this backward, I should worry more now than I did back then.)

6. Your favorite color?
This changes daily and depending on what we are talking about, but for the last year I've been in love with turquoise.

7. Your perfume?
I've been wearing Carolina Herrera, but I still miss Hanae Morae

8. Your favorite film?
Another really hard one for me.  The list is long, but I love Sabrina, If a Man Answers, Pride and Prejudice and Roman Holiday.

9. What country would you like to visit and why?
Italy is my dream.  I keep swearing I'll go, but when I do I want to be able to spend weeks so I can explore it slowly.  Frankly I wouldn't mind living my own little version of "Under the Tuscan Sun" (and yes, I want my story to end with an equally hot guy.)

10. Make up the last question and answer it for yourself.  What's your favorite way to relax?
For me, it is with a good book and some good music.

Just yesterday the lovely Natalie sent me the Stylish Blogger Award.  I'm giving credit for this one to Designer Blogs and their snazzy update of my blog a couple of months ago.  Since I've spent the last couple of months working from home in yoga pants there is nothing stylish about me personally.

Here's the deal - I'm not great with passing these awards on - mostly because I read so many incredible blogs I have a hard time choosing recipients.  So, if I read your blog - and odds are you know I do because I try and comment regularly, consider the awards passed onto you.

And - if you don't think I read your blog, but you are reading this, do me a favor and comment so I can find you - I love discovering new blogs and blog friends.

I also want to thank ClareELK and Tammy for the very sweet blog shout outs - they made my day.

Today's song is one I discovered thanks to Cindy (who has a great record of turning me on to new artists!)

Do you love a band or artist you think I should hear about?  Please share! Pin It


The Felix Family said...

I love your answers. Those are the little things we don't know about you. Congrats on the awards. You are definitely deserving!!!

lisa said...

Congratulations Jamie, and truly so very well-deserved!
I so enjoyed reading your answers.

~Kristina said...

absolutely awesome! Congratulations on the very cool awards.

Karen said...

Jamie, You so deserve the awards! You do so much for all of us with your wonderful music selections.
Congrats and enjoy...

Laloofah said...

Wow, Jamie, you must feel like Meryl Streep probably does most years when the Oscar nominations are announced! :-) Congratulations on all the fun and well-deserved awards and kudos!

Tezzie said...

I'm so glad so many people showed you some blog love! Your space here is's so nice to come for a visit :D

(and, oh...not that it really matter AT ALL, but for information's sake, my kids and I are actually surviving our winters in Finland...a Swedish speaking part of it...kinda like how Quebec is a French speaking part of Canada...but not actually a part of France ;D)

Sam said...

Congrats on all the blog awards, your blog is fabby and you deserve them!! Loved reading all those things about you! x

Clare B said...

I was wondering if you did the blog design yourself - it looks great. Congrats on the awards!

Miss Becky said...

yes, I love reading your responses to the questions. congratulations on receiving so much love, but it really isn't surprising as you are most deserving of it all.
thanks for the tune - it's really wonderful. I think it may be a keeper for has it all.

justine said...

congratulations so well deserved! I loved reading your answers

sheara121 said...

congrats!! your blog is AWESOME (and, honestly, the only one i seriously try to keep up with anymore). and your answers give me stuff (like makeup... what's that?) to look into!

cindy said...

wow that's a log of blog love and you deserve them all. glad you like the band!

Erin Wallace said...

I always enjoy reading these question and answer blogs. You can generally tell when you have something in common with a blogger when you follow their blog; this confirmed it! Yes, yes, and yes to all of your answers, and congratulations on your awards!

xo Erin

urban muser said...

congrats. i love your blog and these awards are well deserved.

Krystal said...

I loved reading all of your answers, congrats on the award, they are def well placed!

Natalie said...

You are so sweet Jamie! I look forward to your sweet comments ON a regular basis and I felt that you deserved BOTH the awards you've gotten there! I hope you have a wonderful weekend friend!

genial said...

Ok.. i have no idea what am i supposed to say.. but.. congratulation for the award, anyway.. awesome!!!

Gilding Lilies said...

Congrats on the awards, well deserved!

Courtney said...

How nice! Italy is my dream too, girl. Maybe we'll just meet up there one day. =)

blue elephant photography said...

i love your this Q&A thingy and now I know more about you! I would love love love to go to Italy too! You are awesome and I often wear yoga pants in the house too =)yay for all your awards, you deserve it!

blue elephant photography said...

oh and did i tell you that i like this young singer/musician Kina Grannis? i think she is pretty talented you should check out her youtube page or website =)

maureen said...

Yay! for blog awards. I love learning a little bit more about you. Have a great week Jamie.

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