Friday, June 8, 2012

It's all happening

 Happy Friday friends!  Exciting things going on in Beth world today!  First of all, you may have seen on my Twitter or FB yesterday that I have a new blog URL!  You can still use the old Blogger URL and your bookmarks will still work, but if you want very simple access to my blog, you can now just type and you will be here!  Many thanks to the Pants Monkey for not only buying me my domain, but for helping to set it up!!  It makes me smile to see that up in the address line!

The second exciting thing going on is my fun new top from Forever 21.  It is the epitome of cute - ruffles, polka dots and bows?  Yes please!!  I paired it with this jean skirt since it's going to be 90 today - yikes!!

The third exciting thing is the sweet Kezzie of KezzieAG gave me this lovely award!  

Kezzie is such a sweetheart, one of my favorite blogs from across the pond in England.  I often wish there wasn't a huge ocean between us so we could get together and hang out because I think her and I would have lots of fun together!  Anyway, the rules state that you are to nominate 15 blogs you love and share 7 facts about yourself.  Truthfully I love too many of you to nominate 15 of you, not to mention Kezzie already gifted this award to a couple of my favorites anyway.  So, I'm cheating and saying that all of you who take the time to come here and read my blog each day and leave comments and share in my life deserve this award!  I am going to share my 7 Random Facts and you should all feel free to play along and share 7 about you too!

1. I am an only child.  It was a chore for my parents to actually get pregnant with me, so once they had me they decided to not try for any others.  I am extremely close to my parents for that reason and actually work only five minutes from their house, so I have lunch with my mom every day.  She is my best friend.

2. I drink plain coffee most of the week and not that much of it - but enough that I do need it. My weekly treat is Saturday mornings (occasionally Sundays) going to Caribou Coffee (MN version of Starbucks) and getting a vanilla latte.  If it's hot out, like it will be this weekend, I get it iced.  So yummy.

3. I like odd smells - I love the smell of gasoline, permanent markers, oil, my dad's printing shop, all those toxins that are soooo horrible for you and the environment.  Yep, I'm weird!

4. I played the flute for nine years but sadly do not anymore.  I wish I had time for it, I miss it.  I have been singing for 22 years.  Music = life in my world.

5. I haven't flown anywhere since before 9/11.  It isn't because of 9/11, I just haven't had an opportunity to do so.  But, the idea flying scares the snot out of me, it always has and now it's just that much worse.  I have become quite afraid of heights in general in my "old" age.  We went up in the Arch in St. Louis last summer - I couldn't handle it.

6. My favorite animal is a penguin.  Bet you thought I was going to say cat.  Of course I love cats and I love my cats, but if I could actually have a pet penguin?  Oh man, that would be awesome.  Instead I settle for cats who look like penguins.  Tuxedo cats for the win.

7. I have never broken a bone, required stitches/surgery/hospital stays other than wisdom teeth or been stung by a bee in my 30 years so far.  The older I get the more I fear the first time one of these things happening, but I don't dwell on it!

Woo, that's a lot of stuff!  I hope that you perhaps learned something new about me!  Many thanks once again to Miss Kezzie for the award!  Thanks to all of you for reading and I hope you have wonderful weekends!  

Outfit rundown:
Tank top - Old Navy
Blouse - F21
Skirt - LOFT (thrifted)
Necklace - Thrifted
Bracelet - Charming Charlie
Shoes - Duck Head, from mom


  1. Yay! COngrats on that cute award, Beth! Wishing you a fabulous weekend!! xo

  2. Congrats on the blog award dear! <3

  3. Congrats on the new domain and the award! Happy Friday!

  4. Congrats on the new domain!! Love your pretty top:) Have a fantastic weekend!

  5. Congrats and you look fabulous! (: xoxox

    1. congrats! i loved reading all of these facts. i am so scared of heights, as well, and have tried, unsuccessfully, many ways to get rid of the fear! have a great weekend!

  6. Yay- congrats on your new url!! How exciting! I have broken my ankles 3 times. Yup!!

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  7. I like the new top. I wish I could drink plain coffee, but I need lots of half and half in mine.

  8. Love the girly look on you! (I would totally do this, if I remember next week I will, but things have been crazy over here).

    I used to love the smell of gasoline. I tend to be the scent hater - I cannot stand cinnamon, barbecue sauce (smoked meat okay, no sauce), beets! Ugh so many smells make me gag.

    I also used to play flute! I stopped after I broke my arm. I miss it sometimes. I'm not particularly musically inclined, but I really did enjoy it, and was a decent player - it just isn't my passion.

    Awww penguin cats.

    Knock on wood! I had never broken a bone until I was in my mid-teens and basically broke it in the next-to-worst way.

    Congrats on the award and the new domain!

  9. I love reading other people's random facts! I live across the country from my Mum so I'm green with envy that you see yours everyday! I love penguins too (but pigs and cats are my fave!) MMM gasoline is one of my fave smells too! Love this flirty top on you- so sassy!

  10. Congrats on your award! I really love this look on you. It's so very girlie :) So happy to hear that you got your own domain. Your hubby did good!

  11. So nice you got your own domain and that it makes you happy. :)
    Very pretty polka dot top.

  12. This is so fun that I think I'll have to do this too! I'm with you on liking some odd smells, so you're not completely alone. :) I like the smell of matches after they burn out. It reminds me of my dad I think, although smoking is the one habit I wish he'd quit!



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