Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Award and Seven Things About Me


I was nominated for this award yesterday from the lovely blog Brunette and Blessed. Go and check her out if you get a minute, she's super sweet and I love what she pin's!

Official Rules of The Award:
- Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
- Tell your readers 7 things about yourself.
- Give this award to up to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
- Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news.

So, this is a food blog and I try to keep most of my content about and relating to that topic, but since "my life" is part of the title, I am taking it as an "out" to subject you to 7 things about myself because the official rules of accepting this award say I have to. Plus, it's my blog and, to quote my sister, I do what I want!

1) I really like to read. Mostly, I like biography's and autobiographies because I like reading about what is real and what someones life looked like. I love character studies and pondering how someone lived their life and saw things. My favorites in recent years have been: Tina Fey's Bossypants, Pioneer Woman's Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, Ruth A Portrait (about Ruth Bell Graham) and Elizabeth (about Elizabeth Taylor). I also enjoy a good made-up story once in a while (like Little Women and A Reliable Wife, which was incredibly scandalous!) Also, I'd just like to say, I read Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and didn't really care for it. No, I didn't, don't try to tell me I did!

2) I love roasting chicken. I don't know why. I don't get to do it often because we don't really eat chicken. I get envious of other people who get to roast chicken on a regular basis. It's weird.


3) Lulu Lemon workout gear and J Crew. These stores are basically my uniform. Now if I only loved to work out and owned a yacht, or traveled to Italy a lot, or ran a magazine, or lived in NYC, or the Hamptons because I'm pretty sure that's the image the crew puts out.

4) My favorite flowers are ranunculus, peonies, roses, lilac, sweet peas and hydrangeas. I can't narrow that down.

5) I love Kelle Hampton. LOVE. If you don't know who she is you need to. Mostly what she does is inspire. She leaves you feeling uplifted and always has such an interesting and reflective look at life. She makes you want to be better, somehow. If you do visit her blog you should start with Nella's birthstory. Nella, her daughter, was born with down syndrome and they didn't know before hand. The story is touching, honest, real, raw, and beautiful. Have tissue handy. You will fall in love with her heart like I did, I just know it.

6) When I was 13 my dad got in a terrible car accident outside of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He used to be a model and surfer. He shouldn't have lived, or walked again, but he did. Anyway, you are going to think I'm a horrible person for admitting this, but see, my dad falls when he walks, A LOT. His balance is no bueno. He sort of does this tuck and roll thing when it's happening (so as not to hurt himself further) and totally bites it, hard core. This sometimes happens in public, like when I was visiting him last in California outside a Verizon store, you know the ones that are all windows? He was walking in and totally tripped. He went down and his legs flew up and he rolled right in front of the windows and everyone inside saw. And me? I started laughing hysterically. Could. Not. Stop. I do this every time he falls. I'm awful, I know. But if you knew my dad, you would probably laugh too. He laughs sometimes, and other times he looks at you bewildered that you're laughing, which makes you laugh harder, but then always eventually laughs himself, so It's okay in the end. My dad...

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7) I sorta, kinda have a girl crush on Jennifer Aniston.

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That's it for me! The seven blog's I would like to recognize and pass this award along to are:

1) Stephanie from Mcfarland Higgins Family - She is funny, spicy and sweet, people! She's also the mother of five who likes her wine.

2) Ms. Molly from Stilettos and Diapers - She is a hot momma currently pregnant with her second child. Her first son Cooper makes this Madagascar face in every picture. It's hilarious.

3) Katie from Keep Calm and Carry On - She posts the most interesting finds from clothes to products to recipes to just pictures of her weekend with her cute hubby, Billy and fur-child, Rocky.

4) Aileen from Happy Little Southern Nest - Aileen is a sweet nurse living in the South with her husband who write about her happy little life.

5) Amy from Love in Long Beach- She is a crafty beauty who lives with her German husband in Long Beach, Ca. She's also my good friends cousin!

6) Ashley from In This Beautiful Life - She's my new favorite read and I look forward to getting to know her.

7) Kel from Then There Were Five- Kel is one of my besties and the most talented photographer. She is funny, quirky, dramatic and insanely talented.

For some reason blogger keeps removing the actual award from my post. To pick yours up, go visit brunette and blessed and get the button. I just copied and pasted. Link above.


  1. thanks for the award girly! I would just like to say I can see how your Dad was a model...and I love the fact that he {and you} can laugh at himself. I find that so refreshing in such a horrible situation. Just shows you what kind of family you have!!

    Alright, can Billy and I come visit you all now so we can feel inspired?! lol

  2. Thanks for the award! I am so excited to get to know you too! :) I feel so honored ...

    I also have a slight girl crush on Jen Aniston ..shes so pretty and seems down to earth.

    Also, I love roasted chicken. I make it in our house once every 2-3 weeks .. its easy and delish!!

    Thanks again for the award, you are too sweet!


  3. YAY! I love awards and I love your seven things about you post! I love to roast a chicken, too, and we toss the dark meat. Such a waste, but I feel so june cleaver popping that bad boy on the table!

  4. Saweet!!! Holla Holla!!! Thanks for the award! I love me some blog bling! You know, when my hair is long, everyone and their mother says I look like Jenni Aniston.......a little weird Krysta. :) Now, to think of 7 things about myself...hmm......

  5. This post was awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about you. Thanks for introducing us to your friends and giving me more things that I :)

  6. you know.
    i'd probably be the person to laugh if it were my dad too. so, don't worry! you're not awful!
    i LOVE ranunculus too!
    sooo pretty!


  7. Stumbling upon your blog for the first time, I enjoy reading story about you. Thank you for sharing. #2 I love chicken as well!

  8. Thanks so much for the award!