Lovely Things

Those around me know that I have certain tendencies, some good and some bad.  One, in particular, that I am constantly working on is my punctuality.  Some friends and relatives may have received their Christmas/ New Years cards within the last week.  Some friends may get birthday presents a couple of months late.  Better late than never?

Just wanted to say a late thank you for some lovely things I have received within the past months lately.

Thank you to my cousin T* for the gorgeous birthday present.  {Robyn Rhodes necklace}

Thank you to my cousin I* for the super fun laptop bag!!  Who doesn’t need one like this?!  {Fluff Laptop Bag}
Thank you to my girlfriend E* for sending me a pajamagram when I was in the hospital.  The nightgown was perfect!
Thank you to Katherine of Feather Factor for holding an amazing giveaway, and Gramercy & Co for sponsoring it.  I won this gorgeous lacquer box.  Find more gorgeous items at Gramercy & Co!
Thank you Bessie of Bravoe Runway for hosting a fabulous giveaway, and to the super talented Regina {Bessie’s mom} for making this awesome cross body camo bag!
Thank you to Nini of Nini Style for hosting a giveaway of Butter London nail polishes!!  It came right when I found out about my Uncle being ill, so it was a wonderful pick-me-up!!
As I mention all these lovely items and objects, I am reminded of a plaque that my friend F* has in her kitchen.

That is such a true saying in life!  {I need to remind myself of that when I’m hoarding my clothes.}  I’ve been blessed with wonderful family and friends.  And blogging has been such a wonderful journey and learning experience.  And now I want to thank some lovely ladies whom I’ve met through the bloggosphere!  I’ve been honored with some blog awards and way behind on giving credit!
First, Kim of A Very Sweet Blog awarded me The Best Blog and The Versatile Blogger awards last November.  In case you haven’t met Kim, she is the sweetest thing ever.  I mean it!  She is a Louisiana gal with a lot of creativity and love.  Her new blog name is just so fitting!  {This award was on her previous blog Sassy Uptown Chic!  Just goes to show you how late I am on some things!}
Next,  Nelah of 52 New Days awarded me the Cute Blog award!  Nelah is a fellow Texan and mother of a beautiful girl.  She started her blog after having her daughter and realizing that she had lost herself in motherhood.  I really admire her honesty on her blog.  She stays true to herself and is a strong female role model.

And Jeannie of Gracefully 50 awarded me the Versatile Blogger award!  Jeannie is a loving wife, Christian, mother of two, and FIFTY!  I exclaim fifty because she does NOT look her age.  Believe me, Mr. S said so!  She started her blog as a hobby after her children left for college.  I truly hope I can look as good as her when I’m fifty.  Her posts are so much fun and she usually ends them with a happy something that will leave you smiling for the day!

Finally, June of Stylish with a Budget awarded me the Liebster Blog award!  June is a New Yorker with an affinity for Isabel Marant clothes.  I love her carefully edited closet and edgy style.  She is a wonderful remixer and great example of how it should be done!  

Since I’m a little behind on the awards, I’m combining all the rules!  Is that cheating?

    Award Questions
    • What is your go to make-up brand?  Bare Minerals.  I really like so many of their products and have tried everything from their foundations to lip glosses.  However, lately, I’ve been on a kick with Le Metier de Beaute!
    • What was your favourite fashion trend of 2011?  Sequins!  Although I am still kind of afraid of sequins, I really love bling!
    • What is your favourite dessert?  Tiramisu
    • Favourite colour?  Pink 
    • What is your middle name?  I don’t have one.  I asked my mom why I didn’t get a middle name {because both of my brother’s have one}.  She said that I’m supposed to use my maiden name as my middle name when I got married!  I think they just forgot it since I was the first kid!
    • What’s the last song you listened to?  Video Games by Lana Del Rey
    • Cats or dogs?  Dogs even though I have 2 cats!
    Random fact I haven’t told anyone:  I snore when I sleep!  It’s so loud that it wakes Mr. S!  I know, it’s not very glamorous!

    I’m awarding the following blogs the Liebster Blog award.  Liebster in German means dearest, beloved, or favourite, and it’s for bloggers with under 200 followers.

    The rules: 

    1. Thank you Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. 
    2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you. 
    3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog. 
    4. Revel your 5 blog picks.  
    5. Let them know you chose them by leaving a comment on their blog.

    These blogs add a some happiness to my day when I visit them!  They aren’t all fashion blogs, but I love the inspiration, crafts, or smiles that I gain from them.  {And yes, I can count but I couldn’t cut it down to 5!}

    Sarah of Living Goldie
    Melody of Chicology
    Cara of I Dabble 
    Justine of Girl on a Mission

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    12 thoughts on “Lovely Things

    1. Wow Thanks for the gracious award! Can you believe I read this post last week, but did not recognize my name, lol! Keep up the great work Sam

    2. Sam, you are the sweetest girl! I heard about those pajamagrams! They are so nice. Love that butter of london nail polish. I still haven’t tried it yet! LOL It’s on my list. Love your cupcake laptop bag! Now that is fun :) Congratulations on all of your bloggie awards. You are so deserving and MORE!

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