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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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    Read the Comments +

    1. Love the necklace from your cousin, it’s amazing! Congrats on all the awards you have received, you deserve them! Love your blog!!!!

    2. Stacey says:

      I love the necklace and the colours of the butter polish, they look great together!


    3. I’m planning to pick up a bottle or two of Butter nail polish. Wow, you’re on a roll. Lots of presents and prizes. You lucky girl!

    4. Thanks for the sweet into Sam!
      It seems you are vey much loved by your cyber friends! Me, including!

    5. Mica says:

      Oh love all these items – beautiful, especially the nail polish. You are so sweet it’s good to see you have won some lovely giveaways! :)

    6. Kenya says:

      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

    7. 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!

    8. Melody says:

      Awww…thank you Sam. It’s so so sweet of you! *hugz*

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