Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Going Around...

Have you noticed The Stylish Blogger Award making it's way around blogland lately?  Lucky me - my blog friend Barbara of hodge:podge passed the award on to me.
Thank you Barbara!
If you aren't reading hodge:podge, head on over there and say hello to Barbara.  Her posts are always beautiful and inspiring.  You will leave her blog with a whole list of things you want to make for your home!
And then, I was also given the award by:
Chihuahua Girl of Park Avenue Chihuahua
Suz + Sarah of well-to-do
Nanniepannie of Nanniepannie's Blog
Megan of Homemade Ginger
Thanks ladies - you really made my day!
The rules say you need to list 7 random things about yourself and then pass on the award.  A little about me:
1.  My friends and family all call me Ali.  I go by Alissa @ work and on my blog.  Strange, right?  My Mom really liked the name Ali, after Ali MacGraw.  But my parents thought I needed a full name so they decided on Alissa.  Actually, my close friends don't even call me Ali - they just call me Al!  Just like the Paul Simon song.
2.  I love getting mail and love a "good mail" day.  Seriously.  You know how there are lists where you can remove your name so that you don't get catalogs?  No thanks!  I love my catalogs, thank you very much.
3. I am exactly 1/2 Polish (my Mom's side) and 1/2 Italian (my Dad's side). The best part - great food on both sides!
{ Capri, Italy; August 2008 }
4.  I'm left handed.  I don't know why but I've always loved being left handed.  Even though it's sometimes awkward - try using a can opener or cork screw as a lefty!  The only person in my family who is also left handed is my 10 year old brother.  Not my parents, sister, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins.  Isn't that weird?  I noticed really early on (maybe @ 6 months?) that my brother favored his left hand.  And sure enough - he's a lefty!  He golfs left handed, but not me.  My Dad taught me right handed.  Left handed kids clubs were pretty rare when I was a child!
{ Lefty brother on the course; Summer 2010 }
5.  In January of 2005, my sister and I went to the Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush.  We even got tickets for our state's official ball.  It felt like such an honor and once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a moment in history.  It's something I will never forget.
{ At the Inaugural Ball; January 2005 }
6.  As a child, there were only three things I ever wanted "to-be" when I grew up - An artist, architect, or interior designer.
7.  I love to grow things - house plants or annuals, or perennials.  It doesn't matter, I love them all.  My Grandparents had a huge garden with lots of vegetables and flowers and some of my earliest childhood memories involve that garden.
{ My peony bush; Spring 2010 }
I'm passing the award on to:
Kari @ Adventures of One Crazy Lady

Emily @ Frilly Details

Dana @ Bungalow '56

Jenny @ Anything Pretty
I always love reading the posts from these four ladies and I think you will too!


Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I always love posts like this... fun, random facts! Love good mail days. I am also 1/2 Polish and love me some homemade perogies! How neat to attend the Presidential Inaugural Ball!

natasha said...

Congrats on the awards! Love your pretty peony...they're my favorite! :)

Lisa said...

So fun to get to know you better Alissa! Congrats on your award!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

So fun to get to know you better! I'm not surprised you received the award as many times as you did. Your blog is amazing and your talent really shines through. Thank you for giving the award to me!! It really means a lot.

Kari said...

How incredibly sweet are you?! Thank you so much for thinking of me and passing this award on - it's such an honor coming from you because I love reading your blog :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love your list of random things, Alissa. I love a good mail day, too! Catalogs are the best:)

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Love this! I am left handed too!!! I am not half Polish though, but 100% Czech, that's close???? Funny, my really good friend is half Polish and half Italian and hails from Chicago, she lives in Vancouver now.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

You are definitely stylish, Alissa. Well-deserved!

LOVE that ball photo.

Our Beaten Path said...

Congrats on the award! Awesome pictures too! You know they say lefties are actually known to be more intellectual. Our president is a lefty...The CEO of my company is a lefty....Just sayin.. :)

Holli said...

I love getting catalogs too! :)

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Well deserved! I'm new to the blog world, so these awards are a great way to get to know other bloggers! Keep up the great work!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Congrats on the award! And thanks so much for passing it means a lot!

Val said...

You are awesome! I love knowing more about you. Congrats, on the award!

LindyLouMac said...

Yes I have seen this award doing the rounds! Great fun learning more about you. I am also left handed yet play golf (well never more than pitch and putt)right handed.

Rene said...

Congratulations Alissa. You deserve each and every award. Wow! That ball must have been an experience of a life time.


Danilo Sergio Pallar Lemos said...

Excelent blog.
I am follow.
I ma from Brasiliam

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Thank you Alissa, I just returned home from a five day vacation with the girls and was thrilled to find the word stylish and Bungalow'56 used in the same sentence. How wonderful! I will be sure and write an Oscar nomination worthy speech, just because I've always wanted to.
Hmm... now to just narrow down all the weird little facts i could possibly share with people.


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