Friday, April 15, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I was flattered to see that Rebecca of Southern Charm nominated little old me for the Stylish Blogger Award! I wondered if I should conjure up an acceptance speech... or should I just gracefully accept the award and move on (knowing full well that inside I wanted to proclaim "I'd like to thank the academy...")?

Fortunately for myself (and for my readers ;)) I didn't have to decide. There are a small set of rules that come along with this award...
1. Link back and thank the person who gave it to you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 5 stylish blogs you read.
4. Contact them and tell them about their award!

Sounds easy enough! I've linked back to Rebecca (check out her blog right now - it's adorable and fabulous all in one!) and plan to nominate 5 of my favorite blogs. All that's left are the 7 facts about myself. Here we go...

I'm fairly obsessed with Disney World. At first it may sound juvenile but it's far more than the rides and the giant rodent mascot. It's all about the FOOD. I'm such a foodie and there's no better place to flex my foodie muscles than Disney. When Mr. TL and I went for our honeymoon way back in 2009, I fell in love with the different types of fine dining experiences they had available and vowed to go back enough to try every high end restaurant they offered just once. We're headed back in just over 4 weeks and I cannot wait to ride Rock N Rollercoaster and eat lots of incredible food.

(Myself and Mr. TL in Epcot in October 2010 for the International Food and Wine Festival)

I have a shopping addiction when it comes to handbags. Particularly Vera Bradley, Coach, and Longchamp. I have 4 giant rubbermaid containers in my basement that are full to the brim with handbag and small accessories (because you can't have a great bag without a great wallet, cosmetic case, checkbook cover...)

There's something about a hand written note that makes me warm and fuzzy. I love sending and receiving hand written communication and wish our society valued it more. I love shopping for cute note cards that I can use as thank yous or just because sort of cards.

On my first date with Mr. TL, I wasn't "sold" and in fact, probably didn't plan on accepting his second date invitation. What changed? Well... My car actually wouldn't start when I went to leave at the end of the night and he insisted on staying with me until AAA came. Once they did and Bessie (my sexy 1996 Ford Escort - be jealous!) was running, he asked if he could follow behind me in his car until we reached my street (we both lived in the same city) so that he could make sure it didn't break down again. Ahh chivalry. Allowing relationships to bloom since the dawn of time. :)

(Mr. TL & I during the first few months of dating at a Patriots game)

I love all things girly. Makeup, nail polish, glitter, the color pink, jewelry. You name it, I covet it. Mr. TL always jokes that we'll never have any little girls, all little boys then we will just have to adopt a little girl so I can get my girly fix fulfilled.

Photographing boudoir has been a dream come true. It's something that, given the opportunity, I would do every. single. day. There is something magical about capturing a woman's beauty normally but it's so amplified when she REALIZES just how beautiful she really is. Hearing my clients gasp when I show them a preview image on my camera screen makes me giddy with excitement.

I love being me. I know that sounds a) snobby and b) cliche but it's true. My parents raised me to always be confident and respectful and to realize that the world is mine for the taking. Within that lesson my parents provided the platform for me to thrive and grow and truly accept and love myself. It's something I hope Mr. TL and I can instill in our children as well.

Here comes the tough part - awarding only 5 blogs as "stylish". Obviously I read all the blogs that I do because I love something about each of them but if I had to pick the most stylish (in my opinion, of course!)...
--> Kori @ Blonde Episodes
--> Jennie @ A Girl in Pearls & A Boy with Toys
--> Kindra @ Keeping Up With Kindra
--> Samantha @ Life is Better Blonde
--> Michelle @ The Vintage Apple

If you're smart, you'll hop on over to their blogs and you'll soon understand why I find them to be tres chic! ;)


  1. Thank you!!! I'm so excited and flattered! You are awesome! Have a good weekend!

  2. Thank you soooo much!! How awesome! Have a good day!

  3. OMG Thank you so much for the award honey! I'm so honored...congrats on yours! Kori xoxo

  4. congrats on your award! I think it's so great that you gave your man another chance. How sweet of him to make sure you were safe!

  5. Swoon to #4. :) Have a good weekend!

  6. Two and three are some of my faves too! You are too cute, I Love that last pic of you! :)