January 12, 2011

Blog Love: Award + Gifts

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you're having a fantastic week so far and that 2011 is off to a spectacular start! I have another snow day today thanks to the recent storm that came through last night. Millie is one happy pup to have Mama home with her!

 This week has been a great one here at the blog thanks to you sweet people! I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by a few lovely ladies this week. Thank you, Chelsey from Deep in the Heart of a Texas Girl, Globetrotting Gamine,  and Jana from A Doctor and a Nurse for acknowledging me as one of your favorite blogs! You all are wonderful!

The rules are, as usual, list seven things about yourself then pass the award on to 15 stylish blogs. I want to do something a little different and I've decided to do a list of seven 'favorites,' just to mix things up a bit!


1. Favorite Fashion Ads: Kate Spade


2. Favorite Magazine: ELLE

(Katie Holmes for Elle US Feb. 2011)


3. Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Gossip Girl


4. Favorite Little Thing: Sending hand-written notes to friends


5. Favorite Simple Luxury: Fresh flowers


6. Favorite Dessert: Cupcakes or Apple Pie


7. Favorite Accessory: Funky clutches

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Now I'm bestowing this award to these very stylish ladies:

Christine at Bijou and Boheme
Christine at Bun & Borough
Mary Jo at Trust Your Style 
Michelle at Books 'N Shoes
Stephanie at Prepfection

Hope you'll play along, lovelies!


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Now for some extra special blog love. I received the most incredible package from my sweet Summer B. this week! Lady, I love you oh-so much and you make me a happy girl!

Check out my loot!

(All photos edited by Julie using picnik)

Among the treasures were cute socks, gold fleur de lis, fun paper clips, whale-printed koozie, 'Keep Calm' desk calendar, chandelier stamp, diamond ring sticky tabs, cupcake liners, yummy Creole seasoning, silver framed cross, photo album and a precious note that read Laissez les bon temps rouler! designed by K. Law.

Thank you so much, Sum Sum!! 


Again, happy Wednesday and I hope today is positively fabulous!


Michelle Branch ft. Santana- "The Game of Love (Live)"


I'maNolaGirl said...

You are the sweeetest!!! It has been freezing here in Nola but I have been keeping warm with my lovely scarf all thanks to you!!!

Enjoy your snow day!

carrie1 said...

Ehh.. you all up North are soo.. lucky! All we got here at the beach was rain. =)

Happy Snow Day To You!!!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Thank you very much Julie! Enjoy your second snow day. :)

Unknown said...

Julie, you are the sweetest- thank you so much for thinking of me and congrats as well on most certainly being one of the most stylish blogs around- xoxo

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Summer is such a sweetheart!! How nice of her to send you some goodies! :)

Suburban Princess said...

Congratulations on your award!
Thank you for passing it on to me!

I love the socks! I have the same whale koozie - and stationary! Oh so preppy!!!

Kerr said...

great idea to mix up the blog award. happy hump day!


Thank u so much sweetie!!! You totally did brighten my day. Thank u for all of the love & support. Luv ya! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Congratulations, Julie! So deserving, darling! xoxo

Stacey said...

Congrats-well deserved! Beautiful pics too! XX

beckylbranch said...

okay I love those cupcake liners??? And that was so sweet of Sum Sum!!! You are loved! Hope you are doing well sweet friend! <3 Becky

Nuha said...

so so cute!! I love the katie Holmes picture! And I'm a huge fan of Blake Lively! xoxo

Unknown said...

Thank you Julie! I'm so honored. Loving your picks, you definitely hit the essentials! Hope that you are safe and warm from the storm today!

xoxo Mary Jo

Anonymous said...

Thanks for passing on the award, Julie! I am so with you when it comes to Gossip Girl and cute clutches!

p.s. got your guest post... love it... can't wait to use it! xo

Kori said...

Lucky!!! Mimi La Rue would die if I got to stay home with her...congrats on your award! Kori xoxo

*** said...

Thanks for passing the award girl. You made me smile on this snowy freezing day here in Boston.

Happy Wednesday!

Kori said...

New award for you over at my blog honey! Congrats! www.blondeepisodes.com

Kori xoxo

Marie said...

Congratulations on the award and these are great gifts.:D

Happy New Year!:D

***** Marie *****

PaisleyJade said...

haha - love your loot!!

Pink Champagne said...

Thank you so much for the birthday love - you are just the sweetest! And can I say that I second ALL of your favorites on that list? ;) XO