Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!!!

I was surprised (WOW!!!!) and so honored when Eleni at My Paradissi nominated me for the stylish blogger award.  Thank you so much for this honor!!! I just recently connected with Eleni who is an architect in Crete, Greece.  Check out her beautiful blog.

Since I received this award, I now need to :

* Thank and link back to the person that awarded me.
* Share 7 things about myself.
* Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
* Contact those bloggers about the award!

So here we go...

1.  I have a near obsession with travel.  If I'm not traveling I am thinking about the next trip I want to take.
2.  By day, I am a history teacher - Modern European History and U.S. History in Portland, Oregon.
3.  I am new to the blogger world and love it - connecting with people all over the globe.
4.  I have loved interior design all my life and have been an antique dealer and designer in my free time.
5.  I love to read - especially biographies and spy novels in faraway places.
6.  I love British detective shows and watch them obsessively.
7.  My daughter is Caitlin over at Sacramento Street . We are always planning trips together - so much fun!

Now, enough about me, it's time to pass this award to the following bloggers {and daily sources of inspiration for me}:
6.   greige 

All of those mentioned above have had a great influence in my design.  Many are in other countries including the Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain, and Australia. I love that I know I can find inspiration out there just by looking.  There are so many other amazing sites so... pass it on!


  1. Aw, thank you so much! What a fabulous list to be included with! I hope you have a wonderful week... this is such a nice surprise to start off with! :)

  2. MY FIRST BLOG AWARD!!! Awwwww! Im in tears here! And on top of all, it came from one of my favourit foreign bloggers. I am so honored! I will start working on it on thursday. This week my childrens school is having its 150th anniversary. That is a BIG event here in Oslo, as the school is the oldest one in town. Hmmm, I should make a post about it!

    But first, my award-post!

    Thank you so much Julie <3

  3. IM SOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, what a wonderful surprise :)

    I will do my best to live up to this, and I can't wait to share with my readers!!

    Northern Light

    PS. shhhhh, but I am also working on a redesign of my blog, perhaps I will introduce the two together.... hmmmm.

  4. thank you so so much!! and congrats too of course xo