Saturday, July 24, 2010

Say WHAT?? An award for me!!! YES

 If you haven't already realized, I love me an award!!

So, clearly, you know I was very excited when Cherry Chanel awarded me this INSPIRING blog award! I know why she received it.....because she has inspirational fashion style! She is new to the blogging world, but is already one of my must reads!!  Go check her out. 

The Rules:
1) Post this award on your blog.
2) List things/people that inspire you.
3) Award 5-10 other blogs that you believe are an inspiration for others.
4) Let these bloggers know they won this award.

Can I? Should I? Dare I mention him again?? OK, I have to say I have been inspired by.............none other than...........William Shatner.  Not because I have a crush on him and not because he was Captain Kirk. NO, I have been inspired by him because, although he totally lacks any singing talent, he will, without fear, sing on national TV and in front of anyone who will listen.  But not only that.....he has also had a recording contract and an album (which I own, of course). How can that not inspire you!!

My mother was and is a huge inspiration for me. She came from the poorest of backgrounds, born in a foreign country where girls were not appreciated, and her father was killed when she was just a little girl. Any one of these items could crush your spirit, but not my mother. She was strong and determined. She fought her way through the poverty and made her OWN way to America where she worked hard and long to build a life for herself and her family back home. She had no formal education, but was able to learn our language and work hard to give her daughters (yup, she had all girls) a rich life (both monetarily and through experiences). She was strict, but taught us to love each other, stick together, and be strong females. To her, women were definitely NOT the weaker sex and she instilled that in all of us. She died of cancer almost 3 years ago, but she continues to be a huge inspiration to me.

I would like to pass this awesome award to the following blogs. If you haven't been to them, click them and visit them now. Go on!! You will be very glad you did.


  1. Congratulations on the award, my love!! :)

  2. Congratulations on the award! And thank you for awarding me!! You are just too sweet!!! Thanks again!

  3. Congrats on the award and thanks for sending it my way. Very inspiring and touching.

  4. Congrats :) William Shatner is great! I think he is so funny!
    Thank you so much for the kind comment!

  5. aw thanks so much!!!! your william shatner one made me laugh - that's awesome

  6. Congrats on your award darlin'!

    xo Lynzy

  7. Fab post! Congrats on the award. :)

  8. Congrats on the award. And wow, your mom is really a great inspiration, its always good to hear stories about people starting off with nothing and then making something out of that.

  9. Yuppiee:) Thank you soooo much sweetie:) That makes me sooo happy!!!! You are so sweet:) Also congrats to you my lovely and wish you a great day:)

  10. Hi! You are so welcome to get an award!:D You really deserve it in my opinion.
    Thank you for your sweet recommendation to my blog!:) Owh and funny you have also Vans!


  11. congrats! i love your posts!

  12. congrats on your award, you most definitely deserve it!! =)
    I'm so sorry to hear about your mother, she sounded amazing and very inspiring.
    Let me know if you do find the make-up remover and your thoughts on it? lots of love <3

  13. I saw your blog and I wanted to invite you to follow my blog.
    Check out my blog @

    With love, Samm

  14. congratulation on your award! it is so nice to have inspirations, I am sorry you lost your mum but it's so amazing she was your inspiration!

  15. Woo Hoo for you! Congrats on the inspiring blog award.

    p.s. Your love of Shatner cracks me up!!

  16. Congrats on your award, darling!
    Love that your mom was an inspiration!


  17. Congrats on the award! I loved learning more about you, Taylor! XO!

  18. Congrats!!

    PS Your Summer Snapshot is going to post on my blog tomorrow afternoon :)

  19. Congrats on your award :)
    Loved learning more about you and your history! I sounds like an amazing story and journey!
    gi gi

  20. Congrats on the award. So nice to meet someone who lived in NZ. Following you now!

  21. congrats on your award! :D

    <3, Mimi

  22. congrats on your award. :) what a sweet story about your mother. it's nice to hear the perspective of a woman who emigrated here, and became the architect of her family's life in america.

  23. Nice work and congratulations on your award!! ♥

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  24. Congrats! Your Mother sounds like a wonderful woman. Glad she raised her daugthers to be the same!

  25. OK YAH!!!!!!!!!! :)
    i just heart you so much, thank you :) i'm going to post this right now

    k 1. i always crack up at your Shatner obsession, so hilarious
    2. that is such a sweet little post for your mom, i'm sure she is so lucky to have you for a daughter :)

  26. Thank you so much! :D I'm really really honoured! ^^ Will definitely be posting this soonly.

    Its great to hear about your mum too. She sounds like a really amazing woman, I'm truly glad you had a great life with her! (: With her strength, its no wonder her daughter would be turn out the same too! ((:

    Thanks for sharing it with us, and also for the award! :D

    Love ya!

  27. Awwwww. I read what you had to say about your om and I almost cried. I love the love and inspiration in there. Can I give you a hug?? :)

    I love that your Mother had daughters, who are growing to be as strong as her. May her light be upon you always.

    Thank you so very much for awarding me and calling my blog "inspirational". I am so touched!

    Thank you, my girl.

    Hope you have a beautiful day. :)