Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Best Blog Award!

Hello Gorgeous! A little over a week ago Teresa from Teresa - Life and Style awarded me the with the best blog award, but I'm just now getting around to posting it. I was super flattered that she forwarded this award onto me, and I'm glad she was given it was well, because she really does have one of the best blogs around (a must read for me)!

As usual, I must reveal 7 facts about me, so here they are!

  1. I think Gibbs (Mark Harmon) from NCIS is pretty good looking for an old guy (shh...don't tell the finace). ;)
  2. When I was little I loved to play with Barbies and always wanted to go over to my friend's house because she had an entire Barbie city in her toy room!
  3. I took dance lessons for 13 years and learned everything from tap to hip hop and acrobats to riverdance!
  4. I really love nail polish, but hate wasting it, so I always have an internal struggle when I see a new color I like in the store (I already have more than I could use in the next two years).
  5. I will NOT buy anything full price. Ever.
  6. If I weren't in my current career path, I would love to either be an FBI/CIA agent, a bakery owner, an interior designer, or a full time jewelry designer. :)
  7. I think baby wombats are some of the cutest animal babies of all. If you've never seen one, here's a picture so you know what I mean:
Definitely one of the cutest animal babies ever, right?!
Ok, so now I'm supposed to forward this award to 15 other blogs:

Finally, I have to fill out this Q & A:

Favorite Color: All of them, but maybe coral, cobalt blue, and turquoise a little more than the rest. :)
Favorite Song: I'm such a big music lover. I could never limit my favorites down to one, but my favorite Led Zeppelin song, "Fool In The Rain," has been in heavy rotation lately.
Biggest Pet Peeve: Impolite people. If I help you with directions, say "thank you." If a blind girl is walking in behind you (or anyone for that matter), hold the d*** door for her/them (I've seen this happen). If I just had shoulder surgery and my arm is in a sling so I can't hold on to the hand rail on the bus, give up your seat you lazy frat boy (this has also happened to me)!
When Upset I: Cry. :) Sometimes I don't cry, but I want to. In that case I usually just sit quietly and think or take a walk.
Favorite Pet: Sneaker was definitely one of my favorites, as is my current cat, Noodle, but I really love(d) all of my pets. I also adore Sadie, who is my fiance's family's dog.
Black or White: I love to wear black & white together!
Biggest Fear: Snakes, large spiders, scorpions, and large bugs (especially those that are large and have stingers). Ick!
Best Feature: My loyalty and love for my friends and loved ones. Also, I have pretty awesome legs. ;)
Everyday Attitude: Laid back. I am usually in a pretty good mood.
What is Perfection: Non-existent. Many things are close to perfection, but nothing is ever truly perfect nor would I want it to be. Life's little imperfections are what keeps things interesting. :)
Guilty Pleasure: Ice cream!!! I also love this drink at Nordstrom Cafe that's called the Mocha Cookies & Cream Ice Storm (it's made with espresso, chocolate, and oreos...awesome)!

Thanks to Teresa for giving me this award! I hope you all have a fabulous day!


  1. Congrats on the award! I think all baby animals are super cute :)

  2. Congrats & Thank you for passing it along to me!!! You are the best!!!

    I am impressed that you have learnt dance for that long .. it has always been one of my dreams to learn but haven't gotten around it YET! I feel the SAME way about nail paints. Also the same way when I am upset!!!

    Have a wonderful day doll!!! And Thank U again!!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

  3. so fun! i too would love to own a bakery.

  4. Congrats Tara. You do have the best blog!!! I love reading it each day!

  5. Fun post, darling!
    Congrats on your award!
    And yes, Mark Harmon is HOT!


  6. this is so fun. i love learning about you Tara. i think i would have died if my best friend as a kid had an entire barbie city.

    and i love all the different career paths you like--so different and creative.

    thanks so much for passing this award to me luv!

  7. You totally and completely deserve this award.
    Mark Harmon is super hot for an older guy. Sometimes, I sneak a peek at "NCIS" just for him.
    I think you and I could be total bad-asses if we went into something like the FBI/CIA.
    Thanks for passing it along to me!!! <333

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  8. Congratulations on the award! And thanks so much for passing it on to me :) Impolite people are one of my biggest pet peeves too, and I tend to cry too when I get angry and upset, and then get angry at myself for crying! I'm looking forward to answering these questions and passing this award on!

  9. Congratulations on the well deserved award! I am always glad to discover fellow Chicago bloggers! I like indulging in fantasy careers as well! Hope you'll stop by and perhaps we can follow each other?

  10. Loved learning more about you! Cobalt is definitely tops with me!

  11. Awh well done! Sorry for the late reply, got a new post up! Hope you visit back, Izzy xo

  12. Congrats on the award! Just found your blog & love it - and your fabulous Etsy store! Love that you want to be FBI/CIA or a baker :)

  13. THANK YOu!!! I am so flattered! I have a best blog award post in a draft form for ages... I think you gave me another one months ago and I need to properly thank you. Will get to that... eventually. You are the best; feel so honored and lucky to have met you. So glad I have your FAB friendship bracelet as a reminder. xoxo

  14. Aww- thank you all so much! Alyson, I am totally honored to have met you as well! :)

  15. thank you for entering our giveaway, i loooove your header!
    looking forward to reading your blog :)


  16. Thanks so much for including me in the awards! I have a confession: FBI/CIA agent has ALWAYS been a dream of mine, too. We could be partners on the streets!!


  17. Thank you for the award!!!! You're so sweet! And if you ever want to take a dance class again, you have a buddy to go with!