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 Clare, ELK 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!)
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