Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Award Time!

I was so excited & honored to receive a few blog awards over the past few weeks from a bunch of wonderful ladies.

Thank you sooo much ladies! I'm really so flattered. Sorry that I'm just getting around to it now...I was busy with the recaps for a while there. But I figured now was a good time for a little recap break and time for a little fun :)

So here I go...

Tina from We Wed 09.19.09 gave me the Kreativ Blogger award. And she wrote such a sweet message that I had to share with you guys. It seriously made me well up!

Dawn @ Alternative Bride is the epitome of a FABULOUS blogger. It also makes me want rally against prop 8 even more. Her blog is not only creative and fashionable but really defines true love. Her planning to the alter has been an amazing journey that i can truly say i felt blessed daily to be a fellow blogger along for the ride. Her sense of style and vision for her big day is well documented and truly inspirational.

I also received the Kreativ Blogger award from the wonderful Cyn City from Confessions of an Obsessive Planner & Amy-Jo from the ever inspiring Bride Chic.

And the fun didn't stop there. One of my alltime favorite blogging buddies Chic 'n Cheap Living gave me a choice of awards...the Kreativ Blogger or the Sugar Doll award. I think I'm going to take the Sugar Doll since I already received the Kreativ Blogger. The more the merrier, right? :)

So here are the rules...

Kreativ Blogger
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know be it fun, interesting, or even embarrassing.
5.Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated .

Sugar Doll
Tell everyone 10 interesting facts about yourself & pass the award onto 10 other bloggers.

I think I'm going to combine the two because I don't know if I can come up with 17 things to say! So I'll just settle on 10 :)

1 - I'm a hockey fanatic. I just can't get enough of the sport. Most people find it strange that #1- I'm such an avid hockey fan & #2 - that I don't care about other sports. I mean I live in NY and we have a bunch of great pro sports teams and hockey is definitely the least popular of all the sports so why would I even pay it any attention. Well, it started way back in the 80's when I was a young girl growing up on Long Island. It was the Islander dynasty years and I was hooked right from the start.

I've traveled to cities throughout the US & Canada just for the sole purpose of seeing a hockey game at a new arena. I even got Ranger season tickets this year...I had them for about 6 or 7 years but gave them up for the past 4. But this year I was weak and bought them again...I figured I could use a distraction from the post wedding haze.

2 - I have a ridiculous oral fixation. I must always have a piece of Dentyne Fire (recently renamed Spicy Cinnamon....I don't know why, was there a negative connotation with fire or something???)in my mouth and you'll find me constantly reapplying my Bigelow Mentha Lip Gloss. It's a problem...


3 - I adore soup. Can't get enough of it. I could eat it for lunch and dinner every day of my life. I've even been known to eat the same exact soup for a few meals in a row. Oh and not cold soup. Soup needs to be hot.

4 - And I guess this goes along the same lines as being a creature of habit. I can listen to the same song or playlist over and over again without getting bored. It drives J crazy. I've ruined many a song for her. Sorry babe....

5 - I have an irrational fear of cotton balls. Like I seriously get goose bumps & my ears burn when I see them. Forget feel them. I have to wet cotton balls and qtips before they can touch me. You should have seen the state I was in searching for a picture to post!

Oh and I also have the same reaction to Smart Cars. I can't explain it...something about the size & shape drives me crazy in the same exact way! And I can't explain why I never had that reaction to cars in Europe....

6 - Ok now here's a big one...my dirty little secret...I've been doing it for probably about 25 years now. I compulsively rip pages out of magazines and keep them. And I file them in some weird order but I never ever go back to re-look at them. Horrible compulsion! It's really overwhelming. I'm surprised that I've been able to keep a mate all of these years. I used to be the same way about taping things on tv. Happily I can say that I broke that habit...now it's time to break this one.

7 - Foot massages are one of my greatest pleasures in life. Don't worry...I don't have a foot fetish. I won't even post a photo of a foot because I know some people are sensitive about such things :)

8 - My job has enabled me to meet & work closely with a bunch of "celebs" - Kimora Lee Simmons, Dr. Robert Rey (Dr. 90210), Joan Collins, Joan Rivers & Adrianna Lima to name a few. And surprisingly, for the most part, they've been really super sweet and some of them have been pretty normal people...i played with Kimora's kids at her house & she even made me try on some her rings as I sat next to her on her couch. She's really approachable & cool which I found surprising. It's kinda interesting to get to see a glimpse into their lives. But I have to say, as glam of a life that a celeb lives, I would never in a million years give up the normalcy & anonymity that I have in my life.

9 - I have naturally curly hair but most people would never know it. You only know my secret if you've seen me on the beach ;)

10 - I have flat feet but again you'd probably only know it if you've seen me on the beach. No orthopedics for me. I love shoes too much!

So now it's my turn to pass the torch! I know a bunch of my favorites have recently been awarded either of these two awards so I'm awarding the prize of choice, Kreative Blogger or Sugar Doll award to the following:

And Stanley Makes Three

Honey My Heart

The Professional Bridesmaid

The Bowie Bride


Anna and the Ring

Dustjacket Attic


A Cupcake Wedding

Westside Wedding


BEL said...

thanks for the award!! i love love love hockey (and the red wings!)

Bowie Bride said...

thanks dawn!! I loved reading all your personality quirks. #4 made me laugh. mike will play the same daft punk song for hours and it drives me insane! love daft punk, but damn! haha! i can totally empathize with J ;) and hands down, shoes and foot rubs are the greatest two gifts on earth.

Cupcake Wedding said...

Thank you so much! Nice to know more about you. I love soup, too, cold or hot ;)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh first congrat's on the awards. Well deserved for sure.

I just adored your list, the cottonwool ball one was so funny, not for you, sorry ;)

Mmm I'm a bit like you with magazine page hoarding .. it's a problem and I just love foot massages, yes please.

Thank you SO much for the award,

Westside Wedding said...

Thanks for the award & for sharing things about you! I also do the thing with magazines, during my last spring cleaning I threw a bunch a way, since I realized I never go back & look at them but since then I have already accumulated more!

Wheresmydessert said...

Awww, thanks for the award! I'll have to think hard for this one - not sure if I can come up with 10 random or interesting facts about myself! :)

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

THANK YOU!!! You are too sweet. I also save magazines and never look at them again. hehe. And ditto on soup being hot.


i'm so glad that i'm not the only one who has the magazine problem! finally i don't feel alone! :)