Monday, June 1, 2009

You Like Me, You Really Like Me

I'd like to thank the Academy, my mom and dad...oh, sorry--just practicing my acceptance speech, as our humble little blog has received its first award...well, award *nomination*, but let's not dwell on the details.

Abundant thanks to the lovely and stylish Rebecca June for the Splash Award nomination.

What is a Splash Award, you ask? I didn't know myself, and for all I know it could be the blog equivalent of a chain letter, but regardless, it's a great place to tout my favorite reads and elaborate on what makes them special to me.

The Splash Award is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and inspiring blogs. (I am happy to be any of those, btw.)

When you receive this award you must:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let your nominees know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you have received your Splash Award.

As I am an inveterate rule follower, here goes (in no particular order, other than that in which they occur to me):

1. Rebecca June, who is so sweet and cute it a good way. We would have listed her even if she hadn't nominated us. Every image she posts is a keeper!

2. Jen West Design and her side-splitting blog jentrified, which incidentally gets my vote for best blog name ever. Not only is Jen's style impeccable but she could moonlight as a stand-up comedienne.

3. The incomparable isuwannee, both for its awesome southern name and Jamie's wry and honest style. Her "looking at on eBay" is a perennial favorite, and she will forever be associated in my mind with fabulous bookcases.

4. isuwannee's more caustic but equally hilarious cousin, Decorno, where we can read people's brutal truths on everything from zebra rugs to the economy to bedroom advice. What more could you want in a blog? It doesn't hurt that she gives us shout-outs every now and then.

5. Pink Wallpaper, whose posts are exactly what I would write about, and images I would show, if she didn't do it first, and more than likely, better.

6. What Is James Wearing, to which I was introduced by my #2 candidate above, Jen West. James is completely fabulous and I wish more than almost anything that I could go shopping with him.

7. Beachbungalow8, for her fantastic images and not-everywhere posting topics, all viewed through a style lens I love.

8. Michelle at M.A. Belle for her generous spirit, her admirable production mission, and her fresh, colorful style.

9. Joni at Cote de Texas. Though our styles are quite different--mine of the color and lacquer, hers of the neutrals and linen--Joni's passion for what she writes about shines through in every post and makes for great reading.

Obviously these are only a fraction of my favorite blogs. Here are some others I think are great and read regularly (and incidentally, I know I am not reinventing the wheel on most of these...though they're popular, I figure it never hurts to give credit where credit is due.):

Kelley Moore Creative (the namesake of the second half of "Coco & Kelley")

Anne Bryant Creative (world's best graphic designer!)

....and about 25 others, but my fingers are getting tired.

Happy reading! I hope I may have led you to a new discovery or two that will inspire and delight you.


Pink Wallpaper said...

y'all are too sweet!! thanks a million for the award and for making my day!

Rebecca June said...

You are too funny!

I am so happy to have made a wonderfully stylish friend in the blogging world!


Rebecca June

anne bryant said...

Thanks for the compliments Leah! I don't know if I'd say world's best—maybe Washington's best—but you know I'm modest. :)

If anyone wants to find me, my blog address is:

Jen West Design said...

Stop it!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

This post made me laugh! Thanks for the links.... I know a lot of these blogs, but there are a few that I haven't been to yet! Heading there now!

So Haute said...

Hey Leah! Thanks so much for mentioning my blog! Yours is one of my faves too:)

Brilliant Asylum said...

Congrats and thank you! Good stuff.

Cote de Texas said...

hi! this is so cute!! I just saw this tonight. love it. thank you so much for naming moi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha!!!

thank you- you like me, you really like me!!!!

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