Saturday, March 26, 2011

Yippee!

I'm so excited! I've been given my first award, the Stylish Blogger Award, by Patti over at The Young and the Prepless (be sure to check out her wonderful blog!)



Recipients are supposed to share 7 things about themselves. I've only been blogging for about a month now, so this is a great opportunity to share some things about me that you probably didn't know:


1.) I have never, ever played a sport on a team.
I am pretty much as girly and athletically-challenged as it gets, unfortunately :(! I wish I was good at sports, because I'm very competitive and think I'd have lots of fun if I wasn't so wimpy. I'm attempting to start golfing with my mom, though, and we'll see how that goes...

Me at the driving range  yesterday, trying in vain to remember all of the things Mom taught me about a proper swing...

2.) I have a job where I dress up as characters at kid's birthday parties.
 If you have been to a kid's party in the NYC/Westchester/Fairfield area and a princess was there, it might have been me! I sing and play games at kid's birthday parties dressed up as various familiar characters/princesses. It's fun but super-stressful: I never know what might happen!
 
                                         yours truly^

3.) While I may dislike most sports, I LOVE watching NY Rangers hockey.

I'm  a big hockey fan...random, right? My good friend who I used to date is a big Rangers hockey fan (and a hockey coach at a private school in MD) and he succeeded at getting me hooked on the sport. Something about it makes it more appealing to me than any other sport...I'm actually sitting here watching a Rangers game right now...

4.) I hardly ever buy anything full price.
After realizing how easy it is to buy something for a discount price, I usually manage to avoid paying full price for anything! Whether it's using coupons, waiting till sale weekends, using my student discount or relentlessly searching the internet, I'll always try some method to avoid spending lots, and almost everything you'll see featured on my blog will have been purchased with a discount.

5.) My favorite book/movie is Gone With The Wind.

Everytime I was sick in high school, I would stay home and watch Gone with the Wind. I've probably seen the super-long (yet amazing) movie at least 30 times! I got the book a few Christmases ago and now I can't decide if I like the book or the movie better, since they're both so great...and yes, I swear I'm a Yankee!

6.) My entire family is short.
Here's a family picture from my high school graduation in 2008:
Now, 3 yrs later, my little brother's the tallest at 5'5.


7.) I was first introduced into the blogging world when I came across the blog Extra Petite.
 

As a very small 20-yr old, I've struggled a great deal when it comes to shopping, and not being mistaken for a high-schooler. I was THRILLED to find a blog written by Jean, a 20-something young petite woman who is almost the exact same size as I am! From there, I found a whole community of petite young women who have shared their wisdom and tips. I also found my way into a blogging community that shares a similar love for classic/preppy style, and decided to make my blog a combination of the two.
 
And now, I'd like to share the award with 5 wonderful blogs that I've recently discovered:

1.) Town and Country Prep
2.) To Brighten My Day
3.) Proudly Petite
4.) Preppy Perfection
5.) WhatMissLoves
 



Check out these great blogs if you haven't already. And recipients, you're welcome to participate if you choose! 

Here are the rules:
1. Link back and thank the person that gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 5 recently discovered blogs.
4. Contact them and tell them about their award.

*ShortBlonde*

8 comments:

Maddie said...

My family is all petite too and I have a little brother, such a cute photo! I am impressed that you actually tried out golfing...I need to get out there. I have a lot of cute golfing skirts and polos but my skills are lacking. Thank for you the nice comment, I will be stopping by regularly!

Cee said...

Congrats on the award! And thank you for tagging me :) I'm a sports junkie, but oddly enough I'm not really into hockey. My brother is a HUGE Capitals fan. I guess I've sort of jumped on the bandwagon as a result since they've been doing pretty well.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

cute blog! i just found it! i'm short (5'3) and blonde, so i was attracted to your title

Only Prettier said...

such a sweet post!

Town and Country Prep said...

Thanks so much! You are too sweet :)

curls-and-pearls said...

OMG you're a REAL princess!!!!!

thanks for sharing all these cute facts about yourself ;)

Patti (youngandprepless.blogspot.com) said...

Thanks for the shoutout!! That's really cool that your learning to play golf! You'll have a lot of fun with it, I've met so many new friends through golf!!

Aubrey said...

Congrats on the award girlie! How sweet of you to think of me :)

I LOVE THE PRINCESS PICTURE!! How freakin cute are you?? Okay, I'll tell you something I've never told anyone else ... (and only because no one has ever asked me)... I have the Gone With The Wind movie, but I've yet to watch it...!! I DON'T KNOW WHY. But I totally will now.