I mentioned in my last post that I was honored by Monika, over at Splendid Willow with a Beautiful Blogger Award. I started my blog as an experiment nearly 1 year ago. It’s been a wonderful outlet for me to define, clarify, and hone what inspires and drives me. To know that creative, inspiring, and supportive readers are following the blog…it’s so rewarding! Monika was the first fellow blogger to reach out to me in cyberspace and she’s taught me how great it feels to build a community within this crazy blog world!
So my job now is to tell you 7 things about myself that you may not know and then pass the honor to 15 blogs that inspire me!
1.) I love to live near the ocean. I enjoy spending time in San Francisco and Santa Barbara soaking in the sun and fresh sea air!
2.) Mister, the pug, is my biggest fan. I love this dog…to death. He is such a nice pal. Here he is “helping” with the laundry…
3.) One of my favorite things to eat is toast…preferably made with really great bread and fresh butter. YUM!
4.) I just love and collect vintage Halloween decorations. Something about them makes me smile.
5.) Finding inspiration through travel and architecture make me happy. Here are some of my favorite travel/architecture shots:
Vis, Croatia 2004
Los Arcos, Spain 2006
Toledo, Spain 2006
Eze, France 2007
St. Paul de Vence, France 2007
Santorini, Greece 2007
Bangkok Thailand, 2008
6.) I am in a cooking club. We get together once a month to cook dishes based around a theme. It is a great way to learn new recipes and practice our hostessing skills, but mostly we enjoy support, camaraderie, and sharing our life stories. We’ve been at it since February 2003! Here’s the gang at our last “cooking club wedding”!
7.) My parents mean the world to me! I thank them for their love, encouragement, and friendship.
Now, its my turn to tag 15 blogs that inspire me. Without knowing if they’ve already been tagged and in no particular order:
- Beadboard UpCountry
- Belgian Pearls
- Cote de Texas
- Emmas Designblogg
- French Essence
- French Kissed
- Habitually Chic
- Paris Apartment
- Patricia Gray
- Plaisers Simples
- So Haute
- Verdigris Vie
- Vicente Wolf Blog
- Willow Decor
Thank you again, dear Monika, for honoring me! This was fun to think about.