Wednesday, July 22, 2009

For me?

I've gotta say how surprised and excited I am to have been given my first ever blogging award by Christen at La Vida Lista!

Here are the rules/instructions that go along with the award:
-Thank the award giver (Thanks Christen! Your blog is too cute!)
-Copy the logo and place on your blog
-Link back to the award giver/s
-Name 10 things about you that people may find interesting
-Nominate and link up to 10 other blogs for this award
-Comment on each blog to tell them about the award!
Because Christen is a teacher, and I'm a school librarian, it seems like a good idea to pass this award on to another teacher and school librarian with very awesome home decor blogs!
1. Tracy @ close to home is one of my best friends and an amazing writer, photographer, and librarian! She and her husband are moving into their first home, so watch for some great before and after shots coming soon to her blog!
2. Julia @ open hand living is a teacher with a great knack for furniture transformation. I've just recently discovered her blog, and I'm in awe of the amount of projects she accomplishes each week!
OK, on to the 10 (semi) interesting things about me.

I really, really love tea. I have at least two cups everyday. If you've been to my house, you know I always have about ten different kinds of tea on hand. I even made almost free graphic art from old tea wrappers.
I'm a Harry Potter nerd. You know, the person who was there at midnight to buy the last book. The person who claps when they show the trailer for the next movie. The person who lists all the things they left out of the movies that made the books so much better. Yeah, that's me!
My husband proposed to me in the parking lot of a movie theater. It's a long story, but basically I kept unintentionally ruining his proposal plans, so he was running out of time to get that ring on my finger before our date ended. I was still super excited and cried and all that good girly stuff.
My most favorite band of all time is Carbon Leaf, a local band with a national following. I've been to too many of their concerts to count, but I still get giddy when they announce a show in the area.

I was named after my great grandma. When I was a kid it always bummed me out that I couldn't find key chains or jewelry with my name on it. For some reason, a lot of children's book feature characters with my name, so my mom started finding those for me. I have all the Hattie Rabbit books, and my mom found Hattie Bakes a Wedding Cake for my bridal shower.

Speaking of books, as a member of the high school book review committee, I read a lot of books. I was pretty shocked to figure out that I read about 60 YA books last school year! The Hunger Games was one of my favorites.

I love Christmas, and tend to go a little nuts-o with the retro Christmas decor. Be prepared for the frenzy to begin in November.


I really love games! I'm also super competitive. I think this might be a result of lacking any athletic skills whatsoever. To make up for this, I get a little crazy about winning Taboo, or Apples to Apples, or Uno, etc. etc.
I'm a big fan of camping and hiking, especially in the fall in the mountains!

Audrey Hepburn is my style icon. I think she was one of the classiest ladies ever. There is something timelessly beautiful about her!
OK, that felt like waaaaaay too much about me! I hope y'all weren't too bored - I promise to go back to home decor land for my next post!
p.s. I would love to know one interesting thing about all of you! I only know who about 5 of you are, so please come out of hiding and let me get to know you a little :-)


Julia said...

Wait - I'm in shock. Do I do the ten things about me and all? I guess I'm confused because I can't possibly believe I got a blog award. You are too sweet, and I don't deserve the shout out. Thank you & God Bless! P.s. Audrey is my favorite too...

Strand Family said...

Christen also picked me as one of her favorite blogs. Your blog stood out to me and ahem...I pretty much read the whole thing. I am also a lover of all things blueberry. I plan to make that bread this week. And your coop is so adorable! It makes me want to get nice flower arrangements in my house even though I have a pile of diapers to throw in the washer, a stack of dishes, and half painted kitchen cabinets (how is that project taking months?!) Anyways, I look forward to reading your blog...maybe it will inspire me to dust and maybe even make cute newspaper baskets.

Christen said...

I am also a HUGE Harry Potter nerd!! I watched the trailer on YouTube for the most recent movie about a bazillion times, and have also been to the Barnes and Noble book release waiting for my copy until 1:00 in the morning (with a lightening strike sticker on my forehead, courtesy of my sis..)

Anonymous said...

Carbon Leaf is a great band. You would probably like the band No Justice...they are a Texas/Oklahoma band with a very similiar sound.

Tim and Tracy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you sweet friend of mine for passing along the award. :) You make me blush- my blog is nowhere near as awesome as yours, but I'll do my best to keep the postings coming even though at this point we are spending some really late nights working on the house before we move in Sat. And I loved reading the 10 interesting things about you- you are a cool chick! The only thing is, your list could be almost identical to mine (surprise) so I'm going to have to work hard to come up with 10 new things for me. :D