Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stylish Blogger

As a new blogger, I am so appreciative of all the positive feedback & support that I have been receiving.
It's so fun to connect with a community of like-minded souls...and I can honestly say I'm hooked!
Yeah for the Blogosphere!!!

This week I received my biggest compliment yet from an amazingly talented blogger...
Lee Ann was so gracious to send me a Stylish Blogger Award!  
Thank you so much Lee Ann!!!
In order to receive the award I am supposed to share 7 things about myself.  Oddly, I realized that I actually haven't shared very much about me yet, as I've been so focused on sharing my fun thrifty finds & art musings. So here goes nothing...a little more about me!

First...A quick introduction! 
 I realized that most of my new blogging friends don't have a face to put with a this is me with a big yummy glass of wine in Santa Barbara last week.
Hi, I'm Lara!
Cheers to you for visiting my blog :-)
Guillermo Bert - Statue of Limitations

I dream of being an Art Collector, and all of the proceeds from my Etsy shop are being applied to a Contemporary Art Collection in addition to my Thrift Art Collection.  I'll be making the first purchase from my Etsy earnings in the upcoming weeks (I have a goal of 2 per year) and I've really been researching contemporary artists I want to invest in.  The lead contender right now is Guillermo Bert as his work is not only amazing, but ties emotionally to one of the biggest transitions in my life...moving to CA.  In addition, I've had an opportunity to meet this amazing man & like the idea of investing in someone so accessible.

When I'm not on my Etsy shop NowSoLA & not blogging, you can find me on my other online endeavor...the Facebook page for Long Beach Mardi Gras!  Last year I began volunteering with the wonderful folks who coordinate the event as the Social Media & Marketing Director.
LBMG is a fun filled all-day Celebration for the entire family.
This years celebration will be March 5th, 2011!
Hope to see you there!!!

I may be a Cali Gal now, but I'm a KY Girl at heart!  I grew up in the Louisville & Oldham County areas and still have so many close friends and family there.
Plus, everyone knows that home is always where your Mom is!
I'm allergic to shellfish.  Not so odd I suppose, other than I worked my way through college in Florida at a seafood restaurant, love to scuba dive, and graduated college with a degree in Marine Biology.  Thankfully I only have reactions when I eat the stuff!
Nathaniel Mather  - Sisters

I seriously think that in my former life or in some parallel universe I must have been a bird.  Crazy I know, but I tend to make random bird noises without even realizing that I'm doing it.  I love to draw/paint birds & even looking back at my childhood art I was amazed to find I drew them then too.  I knew I had rubbed off on my better half Tim when we woke up one morning & he looked at me and said
 (insert parrot voice) 
Oh my goodness, it was priceless!

And Finally Seventh...
I have to introduce you to my sweet Baby Stella!  
She's such an amazing old gal, and I know she loves living in CA as much as Tim & I do.

Hope you enjoyed hearing a little more about me & thanks again to Lee Ann deeming me worthy of a  
Stylish  Blogger Award.

Now here are 10 other AMAZING blogs I've found recently that deserve this award way before me.  Check them out & follow if you can as I'm sure they would love to hear from you too!

1. Selena at Apron Thrift Girl

2.  Ana at Rearranged Design

3.  Sarah at Simply Sarah 

4.  Alison at Alison Travels

5.  Carol at Found Vintage Style

6.  Amanda at Tall Glass of Water

7.  Amanda at Prim & Propah

8.  Cheryl at Artsy Fartsy

9.  The great gals at Whatcha Find

10.  Tiffany at Ramblings of a Girlie Girl Housewife

Just to recap the award rules:

1.  Thank and link back to the person that awarded you.

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3.  Award 10 great bloggers that you've recently discovered.

Have fun visiting some new blogs!


  1. YAY for you!!! Your blog is AWESOME! And I LOVE this one!!! You're the best and I will definitely post your website on my page! :)

  2. Congrats on your award. Thank you for mentioning Ramblings from a Girlie Girl. It's always flattering to know someone is reading. LOL


  3. Lara,
    I'm so pleased to award you, and look forward to lots more fun posts! Don't you love learning about the bloggers you follow? You are adorable, and so is that sweet Stella! And that bird thing...hysterical!
    Congrats! You deserve it!
    --Lee Ann
    PS--the photo from my blog is actually my Grandma Sadie taken in the early 1930's. She is my muse!

  4. Awww, thanks so much! Stella is just the cutest. I like Guillermos work, the small pieces one with the diamond is my favorite. Thanks for sharing yourself with us!

  5. Lara I am so glad we have found each other haha! I think your dream of being an art collector is amazing! Not only is it attainable (as proven by your being close to your first purchase) but it's also great that your thrifting is making it possible. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    Thanks so much for the shout out! I look forward to keeping up with your blog and I thank The Thrift Collective for introducing us ;-)

  6. What a sweet surprise, thank you Lara!
    Blogging is such a great way to connect with people, I love it. Vintage thrifting is a passion so many of us share- I will be sure to follow you here and at your shop; hope you have a super year!

  7. Thank you so much for the award. You know it's funny that you talk about being a new blogger, I never would have guessed it when first stumbling upon your blog (followed a little path from twitter). I think your blog is one of the most refreshing and inspiring that I've seen in ages.

  8. That is super sweet of you, thank you! Sorry this note is late, my darn computer sends a lot of my email to my spam box-- ugh!!


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