Saturday, May 8, 2010

Amber's (Blog Award Winning) Story

Thank you to JEM (Aqua Bride)  for selecting me for "The Gorgeous Blogger Award!" That was a nice surprise. I've been following her blog for a while now for inspiration, and now her wedding is less than 3 months away.  Very exciting!

The rules:
  • Accept and thank the person who gave it to you
  • List 10 things about yourself
  • List 5 additional things you DON'T like
  • Then pick ten people to give this lovely award to
So this post will take a break from the typical wedding planning process.  Allow me to (further) introduce myself!
  1. I teach fourth grade.  I've been at this school for 4 years, and this is currently my most difficult year at this school.
  2. I have 2 cats who hate each other and fight all the time but I love them both.
  3. I live on a coastal city in Massachusetts and I love it here.
  4. My fiance's name is Adam, and he lives in England (more on that here).
  5. I bought my own home before I was 30, and I'm proud of that :)
  6. I was a lifeguard for years and taught swimming.  That's what made me decide I wanted to be a teacher.
  7. I can draw (I drew my avatar).
  8. I am obsessed with Glee.
  9. I'm half Portuguese and I look the part.
  10. I spend WAY too much time on the internet!
I don't like:
  1. Having my time wasted.  Like meetings where we are required to meet but there's nothing that needs to be said.  (And yet 3 days later, we find that we need to discuss something but there's no meeting scheduled then.  GAH!)
  2. Living 3,000 miles away from my fiance.
  3. Wine.  I wish I did, because people look so sophisticated drinking it, but there's very few I can even tolerate the taste of, never mind enjoy.
  4. Driving.
  5. Only being able to choose 10 bloggers for this award.
I'm awarding this to:
  1. Amour, Amour:  Great fashion inspiration, since I'm still looking for ideas on bridesmaid dresses (I want to give my maid of honor some choices) 
  2. Confessions of an Indecisive Bride:  Her fiance lives in England too! 
  3. Anne Ruthmann Anne was very kind to me, and pointed me in the direction of some day-of-wedding coordinators.  Her wedding photography is beautiful too.
  4. Cake Journal:  As you can guess, gorgeous cakes! 
  5. Globetrotting Bride: Great inspiration for all things wedding and travel.   
  6. With This Ring:  Pretty inspiration photos
  7. Burning River Bride:  Good common sense advice for wedding planning 
  8. Snippet and Ink:  More daily inspiration 
  9. Dog n Bird:  She was one of the first people to comment regularly on my blog.  I really appreciate the support she gave me when I was a new blogger. 
  10. Red (Her wedding is TODAY!  Wish her luck for a beautiful day!)
Thanks again, Aqua Bride.  It's really nice to know that people are not only reading my blog, but also enjoying it.  It's great to be part of a community of brides who share their ideas about all the little details that tend to bore family and friends who are NOT planning their weddings.  This way I can still indulge myself without the guilt!


  1. Fun facts !!!
    I am also Portuguese descendant.

    **check out my blog to participate of the CNS Stores giveaway**

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Hi, Amber! I am flattered to be included on your list. Thank you for reading and for mentioning me, it means a lot. I wish you and Adam all the best!

  3. Thanks so much!!! I'm sooo flattered!!!

  4. @ Darci + Globetrottingbride, you're both welcome :)

  5. Thank you so much Amber!! You're so thoughtful and generous!

  6. It was lovely to learn about you! Congrats on your upcoming wedding. {and on owning your own home!} xo

  7. @ Anne: you're welcome :) I haven't forgotten how you helped me, I really appreciate that.

    @ Ms. Chouette, you're also welcome :)

    @ Dandelion and Grey, thanks :) I do feel pretty lucky, on both counts. :)

  8. What about bubbly? I'll take champagne over wine any day!

  9. Oh totally! Champagne is lovely.


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