03 November 2011

new bird on the block

In my effort to stalk bloggers who are cooler than me grow my blog, I have finally given in to peer pressure at joined twitter.  Might I entice you to follow me?  If only to help me figure this whole thing out.  I took to Pinterest like a fish to water {no, this is most certainly NOT a shameless plus to have you join me over at Pinterest as well}, but I'm taking to twitter more like a fish to...some situation that fish don't do well in.  So please follow me and make me feel special and allow me to learn from all of your masterful tweets.  I'm begging you.

On a separate and much less desperate note, sweet Tina from The Enchanted Home awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award a few weeks ago.  If you're not reading Tina's blog, you must hop over there immediately.  Tina is building my our her dream home and sharing all of the juicy, behind-the-scenes details with her readers.  Think French chateau, de Gournay wallpaper, marble EVERYWHERE, and Ralph Lauren fabrics.  Be still my heart!

In accepting this award, I'm supposed to list 7 things about myself and pass it on to 15 other bloggers.

1.  I don't have much of a sweet tooth at all, but I recently discovered pretzel M&M's and I am OBSESSED.  I think it's the salty/sweet thing.  Have you tried these?  They are SO good.

2.  We have officially entered my favorite time of year.  The time period between Halloween and New Year's is the best.  As much as I adore Christmas, I refuse to listen to Christmas music, watch Christmas movies, decorate, or drink any peppermint Starbucks drinks until after Thanksgiving.  Christmas needs to chill out with trying to butt Halloween and Thanksgiving out of the way too soon.

3.  I won my first marriage victory this week.  The beau has awful taste in clothes {sorry, honey, it's true!} and I have been making fun of his jeans for ages.  They are poofy and one step away from acidwashed.  I call them A.C. Slater jeans.  This week, I managed to get him two non-awful pairs of jeans, one pair of khakis, and a V-neck merino sweater.  Granted, I had to pay for them.  But still...baby steps.

4.  I scored a pair of snakeskin Gap ballet CityFlats this week for less than 5 dollars.  I am now on a mission to fill my closet with more.  They are SO comfortable and look so much chicer and more expensive than they are.

5.  My ultimate dream is to have a sprawling, slightly delapidated farm in the English countryside where I have sheep and chickens and horses and nothing to do but eat scones and clotted cream, wear Barbour and Hunters, and giggle with my BFF, the Duchess of Cambridge.

courtesy of orangette
6. My sister and I accidentally developed the most amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe using half whole-wheat flour and half all-purpose flour and for the life of me, I can't remember how we made them.  I think it's a version of Orangette's recipe, but I'm not sure.  It's killing me.

7.  I've just started a blog design with Marina at Penny Lane Designs and I couldn't be more excited.  My blog design has never really come close to accurately reflecting my aesthetic and I can't wait to see what loveliness Marina creates.  Stay tuned!

Instead of tagging 15 other bloggers {I'm just too lazy}, I'd love to see anyone list 7 random things.  I always think it's so fascinating to read what you come up with.  Have fun with it.  Thanks, Tina!


Lauren Chestnutt Coburn said...

hi! i am lauren from souls to squeeze hopping over from kellys korner! i am anxious to see your new design. i am researching different design companies and i was excited to see how your new design unfolds! :o)

Legallyblondemel said...

Item #2 - enjoy the husband wardrobe editing privileges you now have as a Smug Married! As you noted, it's a baby steps sort of process, but you'll get there.

Item #5 - obvs. Isn't that everyone's end game life?

Item #7- excited to see what fabulous Marina comes up with for you. She is the jam, as is that AC Slater photo in #2 above.