Sunday, October 24, 2010

One Month Later...a Blog Award!

So before I let a whole 'nother month go by (& where on earth has this month gone, I ask you?!)...I must thank Katie at Southern Style&Living for sharing an award with me! If you are looking for class&style w/ a Southern accent, Katie is your girl! Go check her out!


*Share seven things about yourself.
*Tag three blogs with the award.

(via: One by the Beatles)

(Reagan Chair in Cinnabar at Pier 1 Imports)

When I was a kid, I loved finding new little "nooks" to curl up in & read. The more hidden away, the better. For a period of time, I got to sit under the desk of one of my favorite teachers.

But perhaps my all-time favorite spot was behind my pawpaw's recliner, in a corner. His recliner was placed catty-corner in my grandparents' living room; & I would curl up behind it with a pillow & a book, & just "hide." Of course my grandparents&mama knew exactly where I was, but it felt like such a



Now that I reflect back on it, I wonder if that was the subconscious inspiration for my insistence upon catty-cornering my "grown up reading chair," which is my beloved cozy oversized armchair that is upholstered in an almost-madras-in-style fabric. It is in our living room today.

Now that Bobbi Brown is available at Sephora (yippee!); the only beauty brand that I must have, that I cannot buy at Sephora, is MAC.

"What is it that MAC does so much better?" asks my gal at Sephora one relatively recent afternoon. Well, since she asked...:

(especially the blushcremes),
...& their nail lacquer is the only nail lacquer I buy that deviates from my rampant OPI addiction
(93 colors in my personal OPI collection & counting!).

Oh!, & MAC does the most fun collaborative collections each season!

I can't quit



I've been reading them since I was a kid. The first magazines I remember reading were my granny's&mama's copies of:


I remember buying a few copies of Tiger Beat here&there in about the sixth grade (mostly for purposes of decorating my very first locker), but I preferred Sassy & Seventeen magazines (at what was probably "too young" of an age).

Then in high school I "graduated" to InStyle magazine after my best friend & I spent a week in Florida with my best friend's cousin Merry, who seemed too cool to really be an adult. Merry had about eight shelves in her home office devoted to her carefully organized magazine collections.

(She also had the coolest house&job ever!)

The magazines of hers that intrigued me the most were Architectural Digest & InStyle, but I had a hard time finding AD after returning to my small mountain town in Alabama.
Now, my must-have subscriptions are:
Um, & I've actually edited my subscriptions in the last few years. Clearly it may be time to address another edit.

Reading so many

& magazines

means that I don't have time to watch much television at all.

Not that I mind. I've never been a big television-viewer.

Nowadays my only real "must-watch" programs are:
Wow, perhaps those need an edit, as well! ;) But really,

those aren't all on during the same season;
& I generally DVR them,
& watch maybe an hour of television at night.

So, doesn't feel like much...& is not much when you look at it that way!

Drawing back on my sorority rush days, I sometimes sing the Greek alphabet to myself when I need to calm down or get my mind off of something...

...& I can't help but end it with, "Gooo Greek, everybody now!"

I have been inexplicably drawn to any&everything patchouli-scented for as long as I can remember. I have also been inexplicably repulsed by any&everything raspberry-flavored or -scented for as long as I can remember.

I don't listen to mainstream radio of any genre, but I find new music by

browsing iTunes on my own,
finding music from commercials & movie soundtracks,
& listening to the singer-songwriter channel on SonicTap.

(I am always a bit smug when some song that I've been listening to for months suddenly "hits it big" on mainstream radio. ;) Silly, I know. But I get my kicks where I can, ya know?)

Blogs I tag:
(& to be perfectly honest, I might be blogging more often these days if Blogger was auto-saving like it is supposed to...this is the *fourth* day I've had to work on this one post!)


  1. I had no clue that Bobbi Brown arrived at Sephora! Thanks for the update :)

  2. thanks so much for the award! It's my first one!

    blogger keeps messing up my posts too, and on my home computer will not upload. frustrating.

  3. Ah, I'm a raspberry addict too! I really enjoyed getting to read more about you and your interests!

    x M.

  4. Congrats!!! oh I'm a Canadian version of #3 ... Mr. G. just shakes his when he comes from the mailbox.... but I love looking at the latest fashion , decor, health related etc...

    Happy Sunday.. HHL

  5. TIGER BEAT!! bwahahahaaaaa
    talk about a blast from the past!

    Ok, I think today things are slowing down some.
    Whew,,,,,,I'll grab ya on FB-

    Have a blessed Monday Girl!

  6. I figured Real Simple would be on your magazine list - it seems super preppy to me! ;)

  7. congratulations!! You deserve it!! :)

  8. Congratulations and thank you for passing this award along! I am home today with the eye of the pink so maybe I'll have time to post.

  9. Congrats on the award sweetie! I love that last image.

    I would like to invite you to join my **Interactive Halloween Party**, come, come, I promise I won't bite, I'm not a vampire... or am I ...? eery music....

  10. cute list, we like the same TV!

  11. Congrats on the award! It always amazes me how much I remember the Greek alphabet and various sorority songs!

  12. Well hello my darling girl, how are you sweet Sara?! Always so fun to read more about you, these answers were so fun! Oh how I wish you and I could just have a total girly weekend and read our fave mags and watch fun TV together, would be parfait!! I know we are way overdue on our phone date, hopefully very soon, things are just so crazy around here, there is hardly any spare time left in the day. I've been traveling a lot for work and have a new boss, so the stress factor there went up times a million right after everything else happened...just downright craziness these days!! A big smooch to you and PLBF, I really can't wait to hear your voice again soon. I'll email you and we can pick a day!! LOVE YOU ALWAYS!! Thanks for being such a dear friend!! xoxoxo