Friday, April 27, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award~

The Liebster Blog Award promotes blogs with less than 200 followers, as a way to get their names out there.  Liebster means, 'beloved or dearest', but it can also mean 'favorite'.

Say what?!  My little ole blog was granted an award for the very first time!  I'm so flattered that Lauren from Simply LKJ thought of me when she was passing on this award.  Thank you very much, Lauren!!  For anyone that doesn't know Lauren yet, you really should go meet her.  She is such a sincere, genuine person.  Just by reading her blog, you can feel the warmth and how heartfelt her words are.  I've really enjoyed getting to know her better by chatting through comments and exchanging e-mails, and I'm so glad I found her blog and her!
I'm still very new to this big bad blog world, but so far it's been such a great experience.  I've met and made connections with such wonderful people, like Lauren, in such a short amount of time and even more than writing my own blog, I look forward to reading the blogs I follow and hearing what's going on in their world.  I have many things I want to do with my blog as it grows, and honestly, I don't always get to work on it as much as I'd like since I work long hours and somehow the blog gets shoved to the back.  I would like to make it more of a priority, and I so much appreciate those of you that have helped me and reached out to offer suggestions or advice as I've gotten started.  I also love that you feel like you have a whole support group to reach out to when needing ideas or advice about shopping, home decor, recipes and nutrition, where to eat or go on trip, or even more personal experiences or hardships.  It's really amazing that through a little blog so many opportunities and friendships can develop!  I look forward to continuing to make these connections and for those that already follow me, THANKS for sticking by me and reading my blog! I'm really flattered to say the least. :)

And with that said, here are some of my favorite blogs that I'd like to pass on the award to and introduce to you:

In order to accept this award, the recipient must do the following:

1. Thank the person that presented the award.

2. Link back to that person(s) blog.

3. Copy and Paste the award to your blog.

4. Present the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers (bloggers who you think deserve this special recognition).

5. Let those deserving bloggers know by leaving them a comment, or emailing them.

My Fab New Five:

1. Brittany - Fun With the Fullwoods  She has such great style and is a fellow Houston girl!

2. Tara - A Brew of Blessings  Beautiful girl, and well a beautiful name too! :)

3. Aja - It's a Strange and Lovely Ride  Her little girl is absolutely adorable.  You'll love getting to see pics of her.

4. Lindsey Anne - Pinklet and C  I just stumbled across her blog recently when I fell in love with a bedroom design board she put together and had so much fun going through her decor posts!

5. Jill - A Beautiful Life She's just stunning, has great taste, and is still a mom of 3! wow!

Go check out these fabulous blogs!  I hope you love them as much as I do, or even more!

As for this weekend, I'm off to have a girl's weekend with my husband's family.  They host an annual all girl's weekend at a lake house every year and this will be the first year I'm attending, and I can't wait.  Here's a peek at what my bed looked like last night as I packed. 

I plan to soak up some sun and enjoy the weather before it gets too terribly hot here in Texas.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well!!  XO


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Fashion

Spring is definitely here!  I love driving and seeing everything so green and all of the wildflowers spread along the roadsides.  Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it's time to break out the colorful tanks and summer dresses.  Here are my recent purchases that I've added to my closet to brighten up my outfits for this spring and summer:

via Bauble Bar

Yes, I did! I finally purchased these Stella and Dot earrings that I've talked about a few times on here already.  Now I can quit obsessing over them. 

by Splendid

I purchased this top at Anthropologie, but found this image via Piperlime.

OH, and speaking of Spring, our backyard recently got a makeover and is ready for the warm months now as well. I'll share the before and afters with you real soon. 

Have a lovely day!


Sunday, April 8, 2012



I rarely buy fresh flowers for the house, but I did recently and was so happy every time I looked at them.  Tulips are one of my all time favorite flowers, and I especially loved how they looked against the backdrop of the sunlight streaming in.


Friday, April 6, 2012


Hope you are all enjoying this lovely Friday.  We are heading to my mom and step-dad's new house back here in Texas!! They moved back from Colorado, and we are excited to again have them within a few hour's drive.  Hope you all have the day off and are getting an early start to a wonderful Easter weekend!

Oh, and just to make this Friday even better, the COLOR ISSUE is hosting an awesome giveaway for this amazing camera bag and gorgeous ring. YES, both of these items!!  Go enter for your chance to win!