stylish blogger award & friday faves

Thursday, January 13, 2011

it has been an exciting week here in S:C:F as our little blog received a few recognitions from some of my favorite blogs! i am humbled and honored for this nomination and i hope to continue to live up to this award, being a stylish blogger!



a BIG THANK YOU to the following blogs and their authors for the nomination. i share this award with you guys (*me holding up my little oscar statue*)  :

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now here comes the fun part where i get to share 7 random facts about me and my life :
 

  • i was almost named "Constituta" by my parents in honor of my dear uncle greg (RIP) who was named one of the delegates to the Philippine Consitution Convention in the 70s (Lili sounds way better, dont you think?)
  • i have been married to my dear hubby for 10 yrs last september. little guy aston joined us in our 7th year together
  • i grew up in a loving family (5 kids - 3 girls and 2 boys) with a teacher mom and a banker dad. growing up, i have fond memories of our long drives to the beach on saturdays (and stopping by the local farmers market on our drive home) back in the Philippines
  • some of my odd jobs in the past before becoming a registered nurse ~ a) "hand" model for TV commercials/ads; b) flight attendant in the 90s
  • as a registered nurse ~ i had worked as a pediatric clinic nurse, hospice nurse, home health nurse, nurse at a nursing home/rehab hosp and a lymphoma cancer research nurse
  • as a little girl ~ i was an avid collector of stamps, stationary, sanrio, sweet dreams pocketbooks (do you guys remember those? maybe not. revealing my age much? yes). i was a tomboy too who loves to ride the skateboard and motorcross bike (i would steal my little brother's bike) and who almost made it to the girls high school varsity basketball team 
  • i was only 96 lbs in college (i wish i can turn back time)

I now award this STYLISH BLOGGER AWARD to the following blogs i follow and admire *drum roll please* (they are my FRIDAY FAVES today too)
 
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
 
CABBY CRAFTER
 
HANGING WITH THE HEWITTS
 
PURE JOY EVENTS
 
BON VIVANT CONTESSA
 
MOMMY AMOUR
 
DESIGNER BAGS AND DIAPERS
 
PLAIN AND FANCY LIVING
 
PAMPERS, PLAYDATES AND PARTIES
 
THE WEEKEND GOURMET
 
KRISTEN ELLIS DESIGN
 
i hope i didn't bore you with some of my life details but seriously, this is awesome. blogging was just a personal journal for me which stemmed from when i was prepping for our son's birthday party last year. i am happy to say that it has grown more than what i expected it to be and i'm happy that i'm just able to share this experience with you.
 
HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL!
 
 

14 comments :

Cat said...

so cool! I saw this on another blog, too! that is neat. I love Mommy Amour, too! :)

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

Totally deserved - love finding out more about you too!
Rachie xo

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jandjhome said...

I love your list! It's so nice to find out about our fellow bloggers. Have a great weekend.

JC's Loft said...

SO fun congrats : ) Have a fabulous weekend!!!!!!!!!!!

Paula

Roxy Te said...

Oh, lil! I adored the Philippines flash backs! And thank goodness Constituta was a no go hahaha Oh crazy filipinos! Do your relatives have the silliest nicknames too?!?! Mine are seriously across the board- pope, yen, dukz, eng! ha! I loved Sanrio as a child too ;) Congrats on the award!

Cabby Crafter said...

Congratulations on your award! I love your name - Lili, better than "Constituta." Thanks for sharing your personal random facts with us. Oh, we have more in common now than just blogging: stamp collection, stationary, sanrio and sweet dreams pocketbooks (my favorite was "P.S I love you", what was yours?) :)
Thanks for the award too. I am so thrilled... you made my weekend all the more special as I will also celebrate my 2nd wedding anniversary.

PartyMom said...

Congratulations on the award! It is so totally deserving! And I'm so humbled that you passed it along. This is turning out to be the best weekday in a long time! Have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend!

Larae (SadPanda on Flickr) said...

Ok this is just too weird! You mentioned you used to be a research nurse for lymphoma in your past professional life...I'm a research nurse now for sarcoma! =) I'm guessing you worked for MDACC as well?

Anyway, I love your blog and hope to run into you and FINALLY introduce myself sometime!

The Weekend Gourmet said...

Thank you Paz :) so kind of you to
Include my blog :) have a happy weekend!

Amy R. said...

You are so, so sweet! Thanks for the award, this is my first:) I am so glad we are blog friends. xoxo

Amy R.

GabbyRM said...

Awesome facts. Congrats and thank you!

Colleen said...

WOW!! I am so flattered! Thank you so much! You're a sweetheart and have a fantastic blog! Congrats to you and thanks again!

Kristen Ellis said...

Wow!! Thank You Lili for the award!! You are very sweet and a fabulous blogger! Congrats to you as well! So glad we are blog friends! Happy Blogging!!