Aug 24, 2009

Winner Announced + Blog Awards!

Congrats go out to Nadia of We Were Damsels who won the eryn briniƩ giveaway! Enjoy your new necklace, scarf, and clutch!

Also, I am honored that I was chosen by Freeteyme for the Cute's Blogger Award, as well as tagged by Gunbarrel Butterfly! Thanks guys! Of course, now I have to list 10 random facts about myself and pick 10 blogs that I think are cute to pass the award on to, so much pressure! Well, here goes nothing...
1. I am completely and utterly addicted to the beach, even though the only beaches remotely close to where I live are man-made and lake-front. My dream is to one day live in a house on the beach and have bonfires and beach parties every weekend.

2. I went through a phase in my pre-teen years when I was an *nsync fanatic - once I stayed in the same hotel as them and my friend and I spent all night trolling the halls for Justin Timberlake. No luck.

3. This blog was actually started as a Winter Term Project to learn HTML and CSS. I still don't know how to write any codes, but the blog stuck!

4. I have a weakness for ridiculous pageant hair. I still really love the way my hair was done for my senior prom, I wish I knew how to style my own hair like that!

5. I love TV shows on DVD, especially the teen-drama ones from my youth like Dawson's Creek and Gilmore Girls. And I especially love that you can watch every episode of Friends on youtube!

6. I'm not sure I've ever swooned over a pair of Louboutin's - I've just never seen a pair I had to have! However, feel free to send Louboutin's to me and I'll give them a try :) lol!

7. I used to take ballet classes 7 days a week, hours at a time, and I really thought I was going to be a dancer when I grew up. But I burned out in high school, decided to take a year off, and never really got back in to it. I'd really love to start taking classes again, but I'd feel so old!

8. I also was a cheerleader freshman year of college, I was a flier so I got thrown in the air all the time. It was terrifying, I'm not sure why I wanted to do that?

9. One of my favorite college memories is the night Obama won the election and everyone ran to the town square and started celebrating. There was a makeshift marching band and dancing and drinking and it was just incredible. And no one went to their morning classes the next day!

10. I love dogs in costumes. I took this picture at the "Doggie Doo Pooch
Parade". I kid you not, this festival actually exists in the town where I went to college. I swear, that town was the real-life Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls.
And now for the 10 blogs I pass this award on to! In no particular order...

Enjoy ladies! Can't wait to read your 10 random facts!


Arushi Khosla said...

Awww thanks for the award! You're such a sweetheart!
Your hair looks gorg there and the pooch is so adorable!!
Haha, we all have our boy band obsessed days. Not that many of us have the courage to admit it :P
And aren't the beaches the shizzy?
I love them :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the award that's so nice of you. You help kick my monday off to a great start. Have a great day {:-).


Bahrain Fashion said...

Dogs in costumes are the best!

freeteyme said...

Congratulations to the winner! and your random facts are so much fun! I love Gilmore Girls and Dawson's Creek and I always thought Stars Hallow was a charming little town and wondered if one ever existed for real. I guess it does!

P.S. I dress up my pooch too =) she has her own luggage (insane I know!)

COCAMIA said...

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Your on my favorite blogs.

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Congrats to the winner- what a great giveaway!

I can totally relate to your #7- I danced as well for 8 years and stopped as a junior in high school. I want to take it up again too, but I feel old too!

Couture Carrie said...

#3 is so cool!!
Thank you for thinking of me, darling ~ I am honored!
And congrats to the winner!
Fabulous post :)


Caroline Robianto said...

that dog is a real cutie!

Nini's Style said...

Hi Ashley,
How are you love?
Thank you so much for the blog award and it's so nice to read more about you.
have a nice day,

KP said...

that pic cracked me up!

DS said...

congrats on the award! That doggie picture made me laugh outloud, I love it!

Ela said...

Congratulations and thank you for the award, Ashley! I loved reading your 10 things and how jealous am I that your college life was in a real-life Stars Hollow??? LOL, did it have Kirk or Luke??? I love Luke :)
Funnily enough, I'm pretty good at doing pageant hair - did so many GFs hair for prom.
Happy Monday!
p.s. sorry for the delay - I schedule my posts and don't often get to read my comments and/or other blogs till much later.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the award and tag! Thats so cool that you wanted to be a ballerina, I have always thought that would be a cool profession!

Nubiasnonsense said...

lol very cool top 10 things to read. Congrats on your award you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the award!! xoxo

Love + Cake said...

I used to take ballet too and I loved it! I want to start again, but I also feel too old, lol!! Maybe I will anyway, like, join an adult class or something.

Sheena said...

That's awesome on how you started your blog, and it has definitely stuck. Great story. Loved reading your 10 facts.

What is Reality Anyway? said...

haha, that doggie rules!!!

modediktat said...

Dearest Ashley,
how are you, sweetie? I hope you're feeling better, you sleepless soulmate dvd girl ;)
THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOUUUUU so very much for giving me a blog award!! YAY YAY YAY!!!
I loved reading your 10 facts about you!!
Yes to No 1 - I love beaches, too!
I had to smile about your No 4 :)
And you know I'm your girl when it comes to watching long DVD-nights with our favorite shows, hehe....
Shake hands, partner to No 6. They're gorgeous, but I'm not swooning from the left to the right...
Another WOW to 7 and 8 - that's so amazing!!
I can only imagine HOW gorgeous it must have been during the election time!! :-D
Hehe - have you seen pictures of dogs in following costumes: baseball champ and lobster??? Hilarious! I'll try to find them for you if you didn't see them before!
WHAAAAAAAA??? A real Stars Hollow?? I have to end now, must pack and prepare everything for my move.... I <3 Stars Hollow....
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday, darling!! xoxo sofie

Fashion Trend Guide said...

Thank you for the award, I have to agree with you about the dogs in costumes :)

Val said...

ahaa, I admit i was crazy addicted to nsync as well. I had the hugest crush on lance bass :P Oh, those were the days

mode.ulation said...

That hairdo is fab!! And I love ballet too, you should start taking classes again =]

Damsels said...

can't wait to get the package :)

Dream Sequins said...

Loved your ten things! Especially the pageant hair comment. LOL.

Robinisms said...

I love this post because there's so much about you!

Anonymous said...

That dog in the wedding dress is ridiculous. But adorable.


Melanie Feutrine said...

Lovely Dog !!!