Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Lately, I've been getting some "sugar" in the blogosphere, and I couldn't wait to share it with you all! The other day I happened to click on Nesting Newbies press page, and lo and behold, who was listed in their link list??? Umm...that would be ME!!! I couldn't be more excited to be included in their impressive list of blogs! If you have yet to experience the amazingness, Nesting Newbies is a cross platform experience featuring a quarterly digital shelter magazine, online cooking segments, and informational blogs aimed at showing those who are new to nesting how to cook, entertain, and decorate. Everything in the magazine is linked and clickable, making shopping for the items you're lusting over, a breeze! Pay them a visit and see what I'm talking about. You'll wish that every magazine was in this format!

 Aside from the Nesting Newbies feature, I've also been given some fun blog awards. 

Katie of Fashion's Maven gave me the I Heart Your Blog award.

Thank you so much Katie! You know how much I heart your blog right back!

I'm passing this award along to some very talented bloggers:
Amanda of A.Co. est. 1984

And, Shawna of Poppies and Sunshine gave me the Sugar Doll award.
I think this award perfectly describes you Shawna! Thank you so much!

With this award, the rules are to share 10 things about yourself, so let's get to it:

1. I'm a total night owl. It's not unusual for me to be up til 3am, which can be a problem if you need to wake up at 4am. 
2. I love the Fall! I love the cooler weather, dressing in layers, and the return of the PSL. (Pumkin Spice Latte)
3. I'm obsessed with my cat's heart shaped nose. (please excuse her messy face)
4. I don't mind going to a restaurant, a movie, or even traveling, solo. I'd much rather do things by myself, than miss out because I don't have someone to go with. I also find that I'm open to meeting new people when I'm alone.
5. I think the Bachelor/Bachelorette is SO beyond ridiculous, and yet I watch every episode. I don't know how I get sucked into the madness, but they've got me...hook, line, and sinker, everytime!
6. I can't wait for Bachelor Pad to start! (August 9th)
7. I love Jelly Belly's, but I don't like buying the assorted pack. I only buy them from a candy store where I can pick out the flavors I like. (green apple, very cherry, peach, pear, pineapple, red apple, grapefruit, and tangerine) I don't buy them often, because once I start, I can't stop. I literally make myself sick, like a 5 year old.
8. I'm obsessed with bed linens. Duvet covers, pillow shams, and sheets galore! I like keeping my  bedroom pretty neutral, so I can change the look with different bedding. I've got a collection of duvet covers in all sorts of colors to keep things fresh. Oddly enough, I'm not using any of them at the moment. My down comforter is naked.
9. I'm dying for a pair of sparrow Miu Miu's, but sadly they're nowhere to be found.
10. Which is fine, because I live my life in Havaiana's.

I'm passing the Sugar Doll award on to some amazing girls:


  1. Congrats on these, Bren. You totally deserve it.

    xo Marcie

  2. I'm a night owl as well! Except that I've been so exhausted from the nanny kids lately... Congratulations on all of these honors, my dear -- no one deserves it more than you! And thanks for passing one along to me; you're such a doll!
    xo Josie

  3. I'm a total night owl too! and I'm right there with you on those Miu Miu sparrow clogs. I want them!

  4. Congrats on the award, you totally deserve them!!!

  5. Awww, thanks for the 'sugar doll' award! how cute :) I LOVE fall, your kitten's nose is seriously adorable and I can't believe you can stay awake until 3am! Yikes! I'm a grandma when it comes to my sleep schedule!! haha

  6. Aw, thanks for the award Bren! You totally deserve these :)

  7. Congrats on all the bloggy love Bren! You deserve it! Thanks for my award too! And I think I'm with you exactly on 4 thru 8. And your kitty cat's nose? Adorable!!! Too bad I'm allergic!
    Oh and on the Aniseed skirt - I've been thinking a bright yellow or orange tank or tube top might be cute with it.
    OK - sorry for the long comment - off to check out Nesting Newbies!

    xx Vivian @

  8. Congratulations on your awards, Bren! And thank you for passing one to me!! I'm dying laughing over this. You and I are exactly the same on #s 4, 5, 6, and 10. I'm a total loner, a closet bachelor watcher (even though I know it's ridiculous), can't wait to see Bachelor pad, and LIVE in my havaianas. Yes, we need to meet up soon for some sweet treats!


  9. So exciting your on Nesting Newbies!! And thank you so much for passing the award on to me!! So so sweet of you!!
    How you feel about watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette, is the same way how I feel about True Beauty! These shows are so addicting.
    Your cat's nose is too cute!!