Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

It’s been a few days since I’ve signed into my blog (I was getting a little too ‘stats’ obsessed) so I’m just finding out now that this lovely lady has nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!  Thank you so much HC!

I didn’t know too much about this award so I had to do some research, but just the name suggested that it would mean a lot to me.  I am a big fan of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books (and movies) so to be a part of a real life sisterhood must be great!  And besides being weirdly obsessed with the fictional characters of the aforementioned novels, I feel that we ladies should band together more often.  It has been observed in girls-only schools that in the absence of their male counterparts, female students tend to take on more leadership roles and voice their opinions more frequently, making for more active learners and better personal development.

So in order to accept, I have to post the award, tell you a few things about  myself and nominate other bloggers that inspire me.  A few things about myself:

1.  I wake up with a different random song stuck in my head every morning

2.  Breakfast is my favorite meal, but I’m not a morning person

3.  I don’t enjoy shoe shopping as much as I’m “supposed to”

4.  I’d much rather read or scrapbook on my Friday and Saturday nights than go “out”

5.  The Fourth of July is my number one favorite holiday (love fireworks!)

6.  I have been satisfied enough to call only two pieces of art “complete” in my entire life: one was given to my sister as a gift, the other was auctioned off at my high school to raise money for a friend’s sibling.

7.  I can’t see an animal without talking to it.  In a really weird voice (obviously).

And lastly, a list of bloggers I just can’t get enough of!  I’m not very vocal on all of these blogs but it’s important that they know I love their style!  I hope you’ll accept, and if not, no hard feelings.

1.  Make Something Mondays

2.  The Thread Affect

3.  Coco J. Ginger Says

4.  {Dream, Create}

5.  Olivia’s Opinions

6.  365 til 30

7.  The Educated Derelicts

8.  Commander in Chic

9.  My Thin Eats

10.  Her New Leaf


Don’t you love it when…

This morning my alarm went of at 6:00 AM, as it does most mornings.   But anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not, by any means, a morning person.  I allow horrible things to happen to me in the mornings:  I decide that I locked my keys in my car, only to find out that they were just hidden underneath yesterday’s mail… after taking a ride from the boy, I leave my research paper at home… the one that’s due in ten minutes, I chose to wear sandals and remember hours later that it’s a lab day (for any science major knows from day 1: if you wear open toed shoes or anything cute you will be kicked out and recieve no credit).  These types of things have been happening to me so consistently lately that I just don’t want to get up any more.  What’s the point?  Everything’s going to go wrong.

So I snoozed until 8:00 AM, disregarding the fact that I couldn’t figure out my lab calculations and I promised myself I would do it in the morning.  I knew I had a group project meeting after my chem lab, and I knew that both group members were trying to ditch.  Another group solo project. Snooze.  Snooze. Snooze…

But I did get up, and experienced the best luck I’ve had in the longest time.


I signed into my email to find that my friend Kristen (the one with the scary ESP) had emailed me her calculations from lab because she asked the professor for help and knew she got them right.  I didn’t even tell her I was having trouble with them!


My friend Diana came into class with the beautiful Starbucks cup pictured above, in all its grande-iced-green-tea-half-soy-half-skim-with-two-pumps-of-vanilla-latte glory.  And it was for me!  So happy!


My chem lab was a bore but Kristen and I were done in about an hour and a half and were the first to leave, which meant it was project time.  Both of my group members showed up… with excuses including “last minute work meeting soon,” and, “have to pick my car up from the shop in half an hour”,  but we busted it out and it’s done!

Don’t you love it when life surprises you?  In a good way?