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)
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...:
the 217 blending brush,
(especially the blushcremes),
(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
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!
(via: Charles Demuth)
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: