Monday, June 28, 2010

What an Honor!

I'm touched. I'm speechless. I'm honored!

My friend, Courtney, over at Honeycomb Creative Co just bestowed on me the Beautiful Blogger Award! If you want to see some adorable, thrifty, uniquely awesome ideas, crafts, and home-decor, buzz on over and enjoy a real sweet treat! {One too many puns, huh?}  But in all seriousness, I'm constantly inspired anytime she posts a new blog :) Thanks, Courtney!

So in order to receive this award, I get to post seven fun facts about myself, then pass it on to a few other bloggies!  So here goes :)

1.  Three of my favorite words when it comes to decorating are vintage chic antique.  I feel like I'm just getting the hang of it too.  When we first moved in our house, I was into the crisp clean lines found at places like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware.  And while I would most definitely not turn down a shopping spree at either said place, I'm finding more and more excitement and inspiration through thrifting and antiquing.  These are a couple of pictures that have inspired my current bedroom redo. 




I promise {myself} that sometime in the near future I will get this bedroom project done, and blog all about it.  Then I can start on the baby's room!  Unfortunately, while we are getting this whole "unemployment budget" figured out, everything superfluous is on hold :)

2.  My favorite movie (at least in the drama/romance department), is The Story of Us.  


I love how "real life" it is.  Marriage isn't the walk in the park that Hollywood has made it out to be.  I love how the majority of the movie is a married couple going through a really rough time. And a bawl every single time at the ending scene when Katie (Michelle Phiffer) begins - 
"...because we are an us. There's a history here, and histories don't happen overnight. In Mesopotamia or Ancient Troy there are cities built on top of other cities, but I don't want another city, I like this city. I know what kind of mood your in when you wake up by which eyebrow is higher, and you know I'm a little quiet in the morning and compensate accordingly, that's a dance you perfect over time. And it's hard, it's much harder than I thought it would be, but there's more good than bad and you don't just give up! And it's not for the sake of the children, but God they're great kids aren't they? And we made them, I mean think about that! It's like there were no people there, and then there were people and they grew, and an an an I won't be able to say to some stranger Josh has your hands or remember how Erin threw up at the Lincoln Memorial. And I'll try to relax, let's face it, anybody is going to have traits that get on your nerves, I mean, why shouldn't it be your annoying traits, and I know I'm no day at the beach, but I do have a good sense of direction so I can at least find the beach, which isn't a weakness of yours, it's a strength of mine. And God your a good friend and good friends are hard to find. Charlotte said that in Charlottes Web and I love how you read that to Erin and you take on the voice of Wilber the Pig with such dedication even when your bone tired. That speaks volumes about character! And ultimately, isn't that what it comes down too? What a person is made of? That girl in the pin helmet is still here 'bee boo bee boo' I didn't even know she existed until you and I'm afraid if you leave I may never see her again, even though I said at times you beat her out of me, isn't that the paradox? Haven't we hit the essential paradox? Give and take, push and pull, the yen the yang. The best of times, the worst of times..."

Alright, I almost teared up just reading that... Okay, okay, I did tear up :)

3.  My family is my life.  More specifically, my parents.  
I would be completely and utterly lost without them.  Their countless hours of therapy, wisdom, counseling, encouragement, being the rags that soak up my emotional verbal vomit... I'm thankful there's no keeping tabs in parenthood, because there's no way in my lifetime I could repay them.  I love you Dad and Mom.

4.  I love design, in any way, shape, or form.  I could most definitely sit at a computer all day with a design software and photographs and be in utter bliss. I could also spend all day at the fabric store - without a budget of course - dreaming up everything I could do with all of those amazing textiles. Throw pillows, curtains, and blankets, oh my!

5.  I have been writing this blog for the last two days.  Seven things have been hard to come up with! 

6.  I wouldn't consider myself girly, but I love wearing skirts and dresses.  I love a skirt with a white tee and fun jewelry.

7.  My absolute favorite flower is Gerber(a) Daisies.  I also love the color red... Hence putting the two together for my wedding flowers.
{my wedding bouquet}

So I now get to pass this award on to these awesome bloggers! :)

Any fun things about you that you'd like to share? :)

1 comment:

  1. Ginny! Such a cute post! I loved your seven things! It took me for-e-ver to write my seven things too...way harder than you think. And you know what, I have never seen that movie! I will most definitely rent it asap. I'm glad you enjoyed your award and can't wait to see more of your pretty inspiration photos and your master bedroom redo. I'm sure it will be amazing based on your other house pics. I'm so glad we're blogging friends! : )