Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy { Blog Loving } Weekend

I'm a little behind in getting to this, but last week I received a couple of awards from some fabulous bloggers, and now it's my turn to spread the love.

Shawna of Poppies and Sunshine gave me the Over the Top Award, and she could not be more deserving of this herself! I fall in love with every one of her blog posts! They're so pretty and inspiring. Please give her a visit. You don't know what you're missing!

I'm passing this award along to these well deserving bloggers:

Thank You Shawna!

The second award came from the very sweet Valerie of Red Vines for Breakfast. She gave me the Beautiful Blogger Award! You really should check out her blog to see her amazing style, and hear her adorable stories about her husband.


The rules with this award, are to list seven things about myself and then pass it on to other fantastic bloggers.
Here goes:

1. I despise cheese! I don't know how people get it past their nose and into their mouth?! I sometimes wish I liked it, because it's in so many things. The only time I can tolerate a little is on pizza, and I always order "lite cheese." I'm not sure why this is different, but it just is. Maybe it's the combo of ingredients???

2. I feel most like myself when I'm in NYC, but I'm dying to go to Paris!

3. I still miss Felicity. Yes, the tv show.

4. I carry my Starbucks insulated cup with me everywhere I go, only I'm not drinking coffee. It's always Diet Pepsi.

5. I secretly want to live in a Jane Austen novel, but only if I can bring my iphone.

6. I wasn't always a makeup artist. I coached competitive gymnastics for many years, training state and regional champions. I also worked for an Accounting firm preparing taxes.

7. I didn't go to school for makeup, but instead interned for two years, networked and took a couple of workshops. Although, I've essentially been doing makeup for as long as I can remember, and have been reading Vogue since I was 11. I also learned theater makeup in my high school acting class, which was a great foundation to build from.

So, there you have it.  I'm now passing the Beautiful Blogger award along to: 

Jamie at Glam Latte

Thank You Valerie!

And one last thing before I go...

A couple of weeks ago Jessica at Style Obsession was doing a giveaway  for some Thomas Paul tea towels.

 I decided to enter, and didn't think about it again until  Jessica emailed me to say that I'd won!

I was so excited, because I never win anything! Anyway, just wanted to share my good news and encourage you all to enter those giveaways. You never know when it's going to be your lucky day! :)

I hope you all have an amazing weekend! 



  1. Congrats again! I received an order confirmation from CSN for your towels, but it seems they haven't left the warehouse yet! If they send a shipment notification, I'll let you know!

  2. Wow! Congrats to you on ALL your winnings! :)
    You should be glad you don't like cheese...I would be so much slimmer if I felt the same!

  3. Thank you so much for the kind words and for the award!! Soooo nice of you! Both awards describe your blog very well! Congrats on winning the towels, too...they look cute! Have a lovely, relaxing weekend!

  4. Congratulations on all your awards, Bren! Very well deserved. And thank you for the sweet words and the award you passed to me, I'm honored! It's fun to hear more about you. Have a wonderful weekend!


  5. Congratulations on all of your awards! No one deserves them more :) Have a good weekend!
    xxoo Josie

  6. You definitely deserve all these awards. Congrats!!

    Have a great weekend.


  7. aww, thanks for the award bren! you're so sweet! :) great facts, it's fun to learn more about you! i can't believe you don't like cheese?!!!!!

  8. Thank you so much Bren, I appreciate it :) Congrats on all the awards and winning - you're right, enter lots of those contests and maybe you'll win something fun! Have a great weekend!

  9. eeeeeep, just saved the pic of the pretty heart lights, so pretty! Great blog, definitely be back! Come follow TBAG if you fancy.

    Happy Monday! x

  10. Thanks for answering my question, very interesting background.
    Really! No Cheese? So no Lasagna, Mac and Cheese, Quesadillas, Cheese cake, Nachos,or Enchiladas? Well I'm sure you have found plenty of very good substitutes over the years. I would go crazy without it. : )

  11. Yay for your giveaway win! I never win anything either so I know how exciting that must be!

    Thank you SO much for the award! I will def. pass it on this week. Just got back from NYC yesterday so I am behind on stuff. The 18th is open for me so keep me posted on that.

  12. You are so sweet! Thanks for giving me the award! I was out of town all weekend - with no access to a computer- so I hadn't even noticed that you gave it to me!