Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award! (And our exciting announcement!!!)

On Friday, I was blessed to receive the Stylish Blogger Award from Virginia over at Sweet Carolina Girl.  If you don't follow her blog, you definitely should!  Make sure to check her out - you will love her blog.

1. Link back and thank the person who gave it to you.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Award 5 stylish blogs you read.

4. Contact them and tell them about their award!

Since I am still so new to blogging, it really means a lot to me to receive this award and know that there are people who appreciate what I write! Haha!  

Seven things about moi:

1. I am, unapologetically, southern and I love almost all of the typical "southern girl" things.  Monograms, sundresses, Lilly Pulitzer, the beach, boating. Both sides of my family have lived in South Carolina for generations so this was really unavoidable.

2. Despite my love for all things southern and warm weather, I am moving to Hoboken, New Jersey in August after I finish my master's degree. As much as I love the south, I love Corey more and am tired of long distance! (Applause for other long distance couples.)

3. My favorite color is pink and I'm obsessed with it. Think Elle Woods obsessed (excluding anything fuzzy or the lingerie bunny costume).

4. I treat my puppy like he is my child. Riley is spoiled beyond belief and has an assortment of clothes and jackets. When I am out of town he stays with his "grandparents" and I will call to talk to him on the phone. He is a picky eater so sometimes I have to cook him a chicken breast and rice to mix with his dog food. Yep - he's spoiled. How could I possibly resist this sweet face?

5. I graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Home of the Paladins! Luckily I earned academic scholarships and had some scholarships from my pageant winnings because the annual tuition is more than the starting salary for a teacher. (Seriously, teachers deserve more money!) Despite that fun fact, I met some of my best friends there and had a great time there with them! 

6. You may already be starting to realize this from my blog but I am obsessed with shoes. I think of them like pieces of art and I see a new pair that I have to have all the time!

7. I am so, so happy with my life right now!  (Get ready for the big announcement!)

Now, I need to pass this award on to five of the blogs I read.  So many of your blogs are so deserving and obviously, I love them all since I follow them! I am passing along the award to these Stylish Bloggers - make sure to check out their fabulous blogs:

Rebecca at Southern Charm

On to the exciting news that I alluded to yesterday!  I am working for a full post of all the details I know you'll be craving for tomorrow or Thursday.  All of a sudden, this week has exploded with business!  As you know, I visited Corey in New Jersey this weekend and we stayed at the luxurious Crystal Springs Resort.  After a delicious eight-course dinner and with the moonlight falling on the beautiful mountain view from our suite, Corey proposed!  

We're Engaged!

More details and the full story to come tomorrow or Thursday!!!


  1. OMGGGGG!!! CONGRATS!!! :) How exciting :)

    P.S Thanks for the award :)


  2. Congratulations girl, your ring is beautiful! It sounds like your life is about to get even more exciting! :)


  3. Congratulations on getting engaged! Being married is great!!

  4. First CONGRATS on your engagement! That is beyond fabulous! and Second THANK YOU so much for giving me the stylish blog award! You ROCK! You just made my day :) Thank-you so much

  5. Such exciting news! Congratulations!

  6. Your ring is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Congratulations what wonderful news!!!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS! Your ring is fab!!!!

  8. Congratulations! Your ring is beautiful! Married life is the best :)

    Thank you so much for The Stylish Blogger Award! Seriously, it just made my day!

  9. Congrats to you! How exciting... looking forward to sharing blog posts about wedding planning!


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