among very stylish company

Yesterday I was thrilled to find that the lovely Chanee of {me}longings passed me the Stylish Blogger Award! I'm totally honored to be in such good company. Thank you, Chanee! If you haven't discovered Chanee's blog yet, you are in for a treat! Her motto is vintage + sustainable + style. Who doesn't love that? She has such a natural, simple, honest take on home and life. You will be charmed.

Of course, one of the most fun parts of receiving the Stylish Blogger Award is that I'm asked to share seven things about myself. What don't you already know about me? Welcome in. Let's talk.

Alison Womack Jowers

1. My favorite days are when I don't have to leave the house. I like just puttering around, taking stock of things, getting organized, putting things away, and taking the time to a make a great meal in the evening. And must have wine. My grandmother, every day into her 80s, had to have her 5 o'clock cocktail. I love that.

2. I own way too many flip flops, in a variety of colors and materials and styles. And don't get to wear them enough because I live in Boston.

3. I was an English major in college. Which makes all my typos on this blog even more embarrassing.

4. I could spend, and sometimes do spend, an entire day reading. Mostly fiction. And if I'm reading outside, in the sun, by the pool or ocean, even better. This is heaven to me.

5. When I was young, I was all about gymnastics. I practiced 6 days a week, lived and breathed it. I wanted to go to the Olympics. While that was a dream, I did get number 1 in the state at one point. Those days are long over (I'm pretty sure if I attempted a cartwheel I might hurt someone) but I'm still pretty flexible and still love to keep fit. I have a Pilates reformer in one of my upstairs rooms.

6. My musical tastes are all over the map, from old school jazz to Radiohead. Did you know Radiohead is perfect listening for cleaning, running, and doing nothing?

7. I love to laugh (and am known for always smiling). And it's so easy to make me laugh. In fact, in grade school, I got in trouble more than once for my outbursts in class when I could not resist the stupid antics of the boys in class. What can I say, I was an easy target and their best audience.

As now, as a lucky recipient, I get to pass along the Stylish Blogger Award to 15 recently discovered blogs. These charming bloggers are all so smart, talented, and inspiring, I know you'll fall for them as quickly as I did.

As part of accepting the award, they'll...
+ Thank and link back to the person that awarded them {me}
+ Share seven things about themselves.
+ Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
+ Contact those bloggers about the award!

Casa Brasi
Green Street
Bryn Alexandra
The Girl and the Cupcake
Parlour Home
City Southern
Pewter + Sage
Armas Design
In the Tweeds
Project Shannon
Chic Modern Vintage
Design Esquire
La Buena Vida

Congratulations, stylish bloggers! And to all you dear readers, enjoy these blogs!


Fran said...

Casey, so great to learn more about you!! You make me laugh! I think your grandmother and I could be good friends! And, I didn't know you were an English major - ugh - how many mistakes have you found when reading my blog? And, thank you, thank you for the award!! My first one and completely surprised & flattered! You're so kind....thanks again!

René said...

Congratulations Casey! You are so deserving of this award and it was a treat to learn more about you. The English major in you must cringe when you read my blog, unless of course you read it after cocktail hour :) Here's to 5:00.


Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Congratulations Casey.... xx

Tonia Lee Smith said...

Congratulations! Its wonderful when your peers notice you. I'm seriously surprised. I'll work on getting this done sometime today! Again, thanks!

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Nichole Loiacono said...

Awww, well done to you, and thank you for passing it along to me. Very sweet!

Shannon @ Project Shannon said...

Thanks for the award!! I'm honored to be a part of such great company. I will have to start thinking about my 7 things....

Kate said...

Congrats Casey!!! Well deserved!

Sarah said...

Congrats!!! Definitely deserved. I'm totally with ya on the not leaving the house and reading:) And wow, thanks so much for honoring me, I'm flattered! Hmm, I'm not that interesting, I'm going to have to put some thought into this! Thanks again so much.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Thanks for nominating me Casey. What a fun way to learn more about our favorite bloggers! Also, I've added you to my blogroll, don't know why I didn't do it sooner!!

Anonymous said...

You are a doll. Thanks so much for the award! I'm blushing. :)

And here's to 5'o'clock! May it come quickly today...!

Samantha said...

I love staying home all day, too. (And I live in NYC in a tiny apartment.)

Erica @ Decorica said...

Congrats and thanks for the nomination. Things have been super busy with the new job, but I promise to pass along the award soon :)

Debra said...

I love staying at home all day. When I was still working a regular 8-4:30 I loved weeks where I didn't even dart out of the house I would leave the house until Monday morning at 7:30 and some week ends I would run around doing things but my favorite were the weekends where I just stayed in reading, creating artwork or jewelry, taking one of my favorite things to do take a nap, eating and just rejuvenating from the hectic work week and now that I'm at home everyday I love it!