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I`d Like To Thank The Academy…

Versatile Blogger Award

I am so honored to have received this award twice! First La Cartera nominated me, and now Amazing Star. I have such good blogging friends! It is so nice to see all of your posts, and what`s going on in your minds. To talk to my blogging friends that apparently live next door to me, and chat with bloggers across the globe. I blog for this community, you know?

Enough dragging it out. “Im late, Im late, for a very important [blog friends] date!” -Alice and Wonderland, the White Rabbit


  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Thank and Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts

About Me

Well, you already know some about me if you have ever read my About page. However, I guess I can share a few little extras! Here are my top 7 things you didnt know about me.
<li>I am <em>obsessed</em> with the color yellow. Really. It makes me feel happy and cheerful, and reminds me that it takes a choice to appreciate something, no matter how small, and feel happy every day. I actually have a yellow map shirt collection. No, really! I have seven shirts that either have a map or a design that is sort of mappy. This doesn
t include my other six yellow shirts, or my other 15+ shirts in different colors. And that just the short sleeve section!

  • Im a bit of a green freak. I spend hours every Spring clearing up local parks, and I run through the park behind my house when Im stressed or sad. The trees really are a comfort source, like a grown up teddy bear, so I want to take care of them. I grow these little miniature roses that I bought from the grocery store at $5 each, and I love them. They actually do better in my yard with no upkeep than the one expensive designer ‘disease free’ rose that gets fertilized and coddled!
  • I am a skirt girl. I love skirts. My go-to ‘I dont know what to wear' outfit is a pair of bright tights in one color, a skirt in another bright color, and a differently brightly colored shirt. I guess I like to dress like a parrot! Sometimes I wear calmer colors. My friends can tell Im having a terrible day, though, if Im wearing jeans. It just doesnt happen.
  • I wear my hair up. Always. I use bobby pins, or clips, or decorative chopsticks when Im lazy, but my hair is always up. I have curly hair, so I take hours making each curl look perfect the few times I let my hair down. I let it go wild and free and curl however it likes when its up, and people say I look so fancy when I was being so lazy!
  • I love rainy days. People never notice it, but all the colors of the flowers and leaves is so much stronger when it is rainy! It feels so dreamy to me. And fog! I love the fog! It feels like anything magical or special could happen on a foggy day.
  • I have a nail obsession. I feel a little naked if I leave my house with unpainted nails, so I always have at least clear nail polish (lazy days) or normally a plain color. I dont go into the designs so much mainly because I dont have any good brushes or tools to use for it, and I dont want to do a crummy job!</li>
    <li>When I die, I want to be cremated, not buried. I just think bodies are so gross, and I don
    t want to hog a piece of land for five centuries as my body takes forever to just go away. Id be fine having the ashes dumped in the trash, but Im ok with being stuck in a rose garden or something. Just not the ocean. Ashes were meant for land, not further dirtying our water.


Because nomination is a confusing term, at least to me. It sounds like you are up for an award, when in reality, if someone says you are nominated, it just means youve won. Just a little instance of word usage that sometimes drives me crazy! (Well, Im a little crazy anyways. But you get my point, right?)

Im sorry if I repeated a few names from last time, I tried to avoid it! I want to spread those fuzzy feel good feelings to as many people as I can, Im just not that good at preventing overlap. Im so sorry to anyone who reads this and wanted to be nominated, I didnt skip you because I dont love your blog, its just because Im not as put together a person as I might wish!
<li><a href="http://genkikitty.wordpress.com/">Genkikitty</a></li>
<li><a href="http://styleoverstress.wordpress.com/">Style Over Stress</a></li>
<li><a href="http://eggyolkdays.wordpress.com/">Egg Yolk Days</a></li>
<li><a href="http://sensitiveflour.wordpress.com/">Sensitive Flour</a></li>
<li><a href="http://iamthespoon.wordpress.com/">I am The Spoon</a></li>
<li><a href="http://rabbitcancook.wordpress.com/">Rabbit Can Cook</a></li>
<li><a href="http://diygeekery.wordpress.com/">DIY Geekess</a></li>
<li><a href="http://northleadstohome.com/">North Leads To Home</a></li>
<li><a href="http://studio18art.com/">Studio 18</a></li>
<li><a href="http://djdblogginghere.wordpress.com/">djdfr Blogging Here</a></li>
<li><a href="http://notesfromdawn.wordpress.com/">An Uncommon Girl</a></li>
<li><a href="http://cilliandervan.wordpress.com/">Cilliandervan</a></li>
<li><a href="http://lifeisbutalabyrinth.wordpress.com/">ArgentumVulgaris</a></li>
<li><a href="http://sofreshnsogreen.wordpress.com/">So Fresh
n So Green

Who would you nominate? Share the name of your favorite blogger, so we can all find more reading material!


20 comments on “I`d Like To Thank The Academy…

  1. mel
    March 20, 2013

    thank you again :) I love what you came up with for your “about me” – the way you described the rain and fog, in particular, really was beautiful. Where do you get your skirts? Or do you make them?

    • TheGreatZambini
      March 20, 2013

      I mainly get skirts from clearance at the department store. I tailor them and sometimes modify them so they look cuter, but that`s about all. I haven`t sewn my own skirts yet as I`m currently working on a dress.

  2. laurenkron
    March 20, 2013

    Thank you so much for the nomination! I am honored and truly appreciate it.

  3. diygeekess
    March 20, 2013

    Sweet! I might not have time to blog about it for a little while but I really appreciate the nomination :) One of my favourite aspects of blogging has been meeting awesome folks…

    • TheGreatZambini
      March 20, 2013

      It is really cool meeting all of these new people! I mean, I`m always meeting people no matter what, but it`s not considered weird to walk up to random strangers and chat with them in the blog world. I mean, I do it anyways in the real world, but it`s nice to have a spot where that randomness is appreciated! Don`t worry about posting quickly, it`s hard to get a post and choose nominees quickly!

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  5. an uncommon girl
    March 20, 2013

    Thank you for the award, for the opportunity to check out the other bloggers you nominated, and for the interesting things about you. We have several in common. I love rainy days too, especially the stormy kind with the rumblings of thunder.

    • TheGreatZambini
      March 20, 2013

      My favorite day ever was when I got to see a raging storm on the beach from my window one of my trips to Ocean City a few years ago. It was gorgeous to see the raging purple and green streaks, and the ocean in all its fury!

  6. Marisa
    March 21, 2013

    Congrats! And it was great finding out a little more about you with these fun facts!

    • TheGreatZambini
      March 21, 2013

      Ah, thanks for stopping by! I`m glad it was interesting to read about me :)

  7. Carolyn Hughes
    March 21, 2013

    I love yellow too! Congratulations on your award. Great to connect with you!

  8. argentumvulgaris
    March 22, 2013

    Thank you for the award, I have written my ‘lap of honour’ post… :-)


  9. shellakers
    March 22, 2013

    Congratulations! Well deserved! I loved reading the facts about you. You, my friend, are a very interesting person!

    • TheGreatZambini
      March 22, 2013

      That`s what a lot of people say, but it`s usually with more of a grimace… Thanks :)

      • shellakers
        March 22, 2013

        Hahahaha! I’m sure that’s not true!

  10. sensitiveflour
    March 25, 2013

    Thanks for the nomination! I’ve been a bit slack recently and not worked out who to nominate myself to pay it forward. But I appreciate it a lot! I will sort myself out… eventually… Thanks again – I really appreciate it :-D

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