Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Bloomin' Madly!
Thank YOU Thrifty Gal for this Blogger Luxury Award

Charming, fun and Thrifty, Debbie of Thrifty Gal included me in an award she recently received called Blogger Luxury Reward. Debbie I am honored! Now I am to share 7 things about me, and pass the award along. 

In a nutshell, here are 7 things about me you probably don't already know:
  1. My favorite color is blue and my favorite word is "BISCUIT."
  2. The last book of fiction I've read was Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy
    I read the sci-fi novel over Christmas.
  3. I am most definitely a cat person.
  4. You may not guess this, but I'm actually shy. At least with strangers. 
  5. I love to use Google Translate. So..Ekki líður illa ef þú getur ekki lesið þetta.
  6. I am a huge fan of Glee. I can't explain it- it just happened. 
  7. I am also a huge fan of Daniel Craig. That I can explain:
holy-fucking-hey-zeus- is-this-man-steamy-or-what?
I am feeling luxurious enough to reward this award to THREE bloggers. They are: 
  1. Luxuriously Gorgeous Christine of Un-Stitched
  2. Satin-smooth Tracy of The Closet Shopper
  3. Like Water for Coco-puffs Steph of The Loudmouth
So ladies with prizes comes priviledges, and responsibilities. Those are:

1. Link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 7 random things about yourself
3. Award 3 blogs (I changed it from 15 to 3. 15 is too many to be luxurious!)
4. Drop them a line and tell them about it

I've been feeling pretty lucky lately. Recently some sweet souls have been spilling ink about me. 

I love the feature recently done by lovely Cameron of 33 Avenue Milquelon. You can read it here.

The Bon Bon Rose Girls honored me some time ago by making me their Freshly Picked Rosebud! I love how they described me as the "Ultimate California Girl." You can check out their post here.

And more sweet words: Kirstin Marie added me to a wonderful post of inspirations. You can see me along with a handful of ah-mazing bloggers here.

And last but not least, Mrs. Bossa Does the Do puts out a brilliant post from her series, Dressing For Your Shape  and does a brilliant turn at mixing some great reader quotes with their pics. Here I am jumping for joy at the mention: 

There is quite a number of GREAT bloggers and quotes, including the stunning Ann of Annimal House, Steph of The Loudmouth and Vix of Vintage Vixen.  I hope you take a moment to check 'em out here: Dressing For Your Shape #3


Helga said...

I love finding out little titbits!!
Daniel Craig makes me moist.What a fine choice to play Bond!
Glee is awesome,my 10 year old niece got both G and I into it!
Interesting that you are quite shy,mot of us seemingly extroverts can be!
I just love that pic of you jumping.It makes me smile!

Vix said...

Congratulations, Bella! I loved finding out more about you.
I'm with you on cats and the delicious Mr Craig. Can you do a vlog and say "biscuit" for us, please?
Love that picture of you jumping, you are adorable. xxx

A BRIT GREEK said...

Congrats B! Am also a secret Glee fan, it came out in Greece, finally! My love for Glee just happened too!

Great shot of you jumping and the first photo too.

Have a fab week!

Lisa-Marie said...

Hurrah Hurrah!

Daniel Craig *drools* *drools a bit more*

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love the flowers....they match up great with the beauty of Bella!! I also love that your favorite word is BISCUIT! So cute....I like the word much better than saying Temperamental.

dcresider said...

Yes I love Glee too and make hubby watch it, so he's a Glee liker too. Heck, aren't we all shy so that's why post on our blogs? :) Plus, I'm a total anglophile so bring on the Craig-ster. l love me a Brit (although I think he's Irish).

Reddest Roar said...

Thanks for the shout-out for me and your fellow beautiful bloggers!! I bloody love that photo - you have some corking ones, but when I saw that one I knew it summed up the whole ethos of enjoying what you wear.

I like Google Translate, too - I love me a bit of Finnish!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE that your favorite word is biscuit. It puts a smile on my face. Thanks for the shout out, love!


Shybiker said...

I am surprised! I would never have guessed you're shy. Your clothes are so bold and outgoing.

We share shyness but, from my name, you might have figured that out already...

Sweet said...

Congratulations on everything Bella...I love how bold and fun you always make everyone feel so good around you...

You are a breath of fresh air....


Unknown said...

Congrats on all of your acknowledgements; they are very well deserved!

I love learning the tidbits! I would've thought your favorite color is red (it's so your color), I LOVE biscuits, and who would've known you are a glee fan!!

Stephanie Loudmouth said...

Oh yay! Thank you SO MUCH for this award! What a sweetheart you are... I probably won't do a post revealing 7 things about me but I'll definitely be linking out to this under my "features." I'll tell you 7 things right now though! :)

1) My favorite colors are pink and green but my favorite colors to wear seem to be blue and black...
2) I've been vegetarian for almost one year now!
3) I'm into scrawny white dudes or big black guys. No in-between here.
4) My favorite meal of the day is breakfast!
5) My favorite holiday is New Year's Eve... I love fresh starts.
6) I'm deathly afraid of heights but I like rollercoasters...
7) I feel like I was always meant to be a California girl!!!

The Closet Shopper said...

Thank you so much for giving me this award. I'd like to thank the academy and everyone who voted for me......whoa, sorry.

You are just too freak'n sweet and kind. I've just uploaded my blog entry with selected winners. I only chose 3 as well. 15? really? Wow.

Glee and Daniel Craig! I'm with you!!!

Come see what I wrote.


Stephanie Loudmouth said...

PS: The blogger luxury drawing looks like Anne Hathaway.

Ofelia said...

Congratulations and it's very nice to find out things about you!
I also love Glee and I introduced the series to my youngest daughter.
I adore and lust after Daniel Graig for years before he became 007! I've seen all his movies and all the miniseries and tv movies that he has done.
Please check Daniel and Catherine Tate 2007 sketch for the BBC, you will laugh a lot.

My Heart Blogged said...

Congrats on your award, and all your features! I love cats too, and I am super obsessed with Glee. I really liked Mrs. Bossa's post. I was happy to see so many women's views.

Debbie Baker Burns said...

I love Glee...I believe we should all break into song randomly as we go through our day. Wouldn't that make the world better and more fun? It's nice to learn more about you (biscuit, love that). You were smart to change it to post took forever! Debbie

JTWisdom said...

Hi Bella,

Nice to know more about you. Congrats on your award and features.


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Thanks for the link love! And #3 made me heart you even more!

Casee Marie said...

My favorite color is blue, too! And my favorite word is "Subterfuge" for no particular reason except that my sister used to pronounce it "Sutterfudge".

Oh, and Daniel Craig. I agree. That's all.

UN-stitched said...

Thank you so much, Bella! I'm so excited to be mentioned and even more so to pay it forward.

I've been seeing your beautiful face everywhere and am loving it. Congrats on all the recognition!

DC was gorg in Casino Royale!


Unknown said...

That flower is so pretty - its petals look like tissue paper. Congrats on the award - is that Anna dello Russo in the drawing? Most writers are introverted - seems to be the nature of the beast. Who else could sit for hours alone to work?

Jenmarie said...

I would have never guessed that you were a shy person!

I'm assuming you've seen Daniel Craig's Bond movies? I LOVE the first one!


I love this. I'm so behind I forgot to do mine when she sent me an award Friday.. opps! I love your little random things about you especially BISCUIT! I'm with you on Daniel Craig. lol

Congrats lovely! xxoo

annimal said...

Kudos well deserved!! I'm so glad you like cats because when we're hangin on the deck tomorrow my cuddle biscuit Goldielocks will be all over you! Can't wait!! MWAH!!

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda obsessed with Glee too! And I love blue! But I'm not shy... lol

I love the last photo of you jumping with the quote. So honest and real.

Congrats on the awards and features.

Elaine said...

Loved learning a little more about you!! I am a newly cat person :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

look at all the love you're getting lately dear--all much deserved.

my fave color is also blue and i also love Glee! but i find myself to be a dog person. :)

congrats on your award!

Helga said...

Darl,I finally remembered that you were asking about my black/white striped tights! Sarah (Misfit) sent them to me,I don't know where she got them from,though.They ARE awesome!

Anupriya DG said...

Hey! Congratulations girl on the award AND all the features!!! :)

P.S.: Daniel Craig is quite dishy......I second you there! ;)