Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

The sweet and adorable Leslie from Lemon Sweet Life honored me with The Beautiful Blogger Award last week and I'm so thankful! The rules are to list seven things about myself and then pass it on to other fabulous bloggers.

1. I love the library. People give me funny looks when they see me reading library books, but I don't care. I absolutely adore the entire experience of going to the library, browsing all the wonderful books, choosing practically as many as I want (I still haven't figured out if there's a limit to how many books you can check out) and bringing them home to figure out which one to start reading. And all this for FREE! It's one of my favorite activities. Also, I love the smell. (Carrie Bradshaw)

2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off has always been my favorite movie. I can literally quote it from beginning to end. On one of my first dates with my husband I asked him what his favorite movie was and he said "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" without any hesitation. I was in love.

3. When I ask for your opinion on something, I almost always do the opposite. I'm not trying to be contrary, I just know what I wanted you to say and you said the wrong thing. Don't be a baby and let it hurt your feelings.

4. I'm a morning person. Most days I'm up by 4:30am and in bed by 9:00pm.

5. I love smiling. It's my favorite.

6. I hate surprises. I like to know what I'm getting myself into at all times. It took a while for Gabe to believe me on this one.

7. I met my husband on Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas when I was in college. At the time he lived in Denver and I lived in Los Angeles and although he visited me a few times after the trip, we lost touch soon after. I ran into him 5 years later in Venice Beach (he had moved to LA) and we've been together ever since.

Now I'd like to pass this award on to the following beautiful bloggers. Check them out!

Bren at Chasing Beauty
Marcie at Lemons and Laundry
Jessica at Aberrantmoda


Jaime [SWHHW] said...

I love the story about you and Gabe, what are the chances of seeing each other on Venice beach? Lovely!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

You definitely deserve it girl! Love your blog! :)

A.Co said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the award! Well deserved!

OMG I cannot BELIEVE you met your hubs like that - whaaaaat are the chances?! WOW!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

PS - you really ARE a morning person ;)

Marcie said...

That is a crazy story about how you met Gabe! Talk about fate. I love it :)

Thanks for the award. I am so excited!!


ceo said...

Lovely..... thanks for sharing.......


Im following you now

Jen said...

Yay on the award!! You so deserve it! But girl, 4:30 each morning?? How do you do it? Lots and lots of coffee?

Gabriel said...

These are a few of the reasons I love you so much! It definitely took me a while to believe the part about hating surprises(now she picks out her own presents).

Anonymous said...

Aw, great story about how you met your husband! I hate surprises, too. I'm too much of a control freak to enjoy them!

Josie said...

What a very much deserved award! Love, love, love your blog! That is a lovely story about you and your husband... And I know almost every line to that movie as well! Plus, I cannot believe you get up that early. I wish I was a morning person!
xxoo Josie

Iva said...

Congratulations on your award!!

Jessica said...

aw you are so sweet! thank you for the award, i will post that in my next post! (ha!) i loved reading about you! <3


Kate's Rant said...

Congratulations Valerie!! AND....here you go..... "I am very young, I am very cute, and I am VERY PROTECTIVE OF MY BODY!! I DO NOT WANT IT VIOLATED OR KILLED!!!" ;)

Walk The Sand said...

Congratulations - and I love your flat sandal picks in the post below!

Marie said...


Leah said...

Congrats on the award... so the "Day Off" sealed the deal? Love your love story. And I love that you love smiling too. Great to know another positive person. Have a fabulous day! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

i love smiling too! it is the best!


Danielle Barbe said...

congrats on your award! i'm a library girl, too. there's nothing like it.

Bren said...

Congrats on the award Valerie, and thank you so much for mine!!! You're SO sweet! I'll be passing this along just as soon as I've caught a few Zzzz's. At this point, I can't think of 1 thing about myself! LOL!


junghwa by amy stewart said...

I totally agree with you on #2 but not so much on #4. I am not a morning person at all!

Congrats on your award!

gotmilk said...

haha at point #3. i now know how you make your decisions at Ralphs at lunch! btw, best story yet about a husband and wife. it was obviously meant to be!