Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Happy Award

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments regarding my friend's death. I'm still trying to make sense of it all...

The past week has been miserable for me, but I did have one little glimmer of happiness. My dear friend Barry, from Life in Quotations, honored me with the Happy Award. He is one of the most awesome people I have ever met (online or offline) in my life. Please check out his blog!

The rules for this award are:

1. List 10 things that make you happy.
2. List 10 bloggers that brighten your day.

Ten things that make me happy:

1) Barry's blog (seriously, go check it out)
2) getting off work early
3) good hair days
4) shopping for clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry
5) compliments from a cute guy
6) writing my blog
7) my friends (yes, you)
8) Chipotle
9) sleeping in on weekends
10) getting along with my parents

And ten blogs that brighten my day to receive this award:

1. Getting Fit and Loving It
2. Fashion Layne
3. Minute By Minute
4. Extra Dressing on. the. Side
5. English Rose
6. As I Wrote One Day
7. French Charming
8. Tia Cherie
9. OceanDreams
10. Social Climbers

If you head over to Barry's blog you will notice a really cool project he is working on called "Bloggers Over Borders." It is basically a way to connect bloggers beyond the screen. I encourage everyone to participate, as it will bring our community closer together!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Please forgive my absence this past week. It has been a struggle. I will catch up with all of you soon, I promise! xoxo!


Leah said...

Congrats on the award Jen... that's something to smile about right?

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Congratulations!!! You really deserve it :)
-The Trendy Fashionista

Tink in My Closet said...

My heart is breaking for you and wish you all the best with the mending process. Life is utterly cofusing but you my dear are beautiful!

dotie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your lost..hopefully this award will be able to cheer you up :)

eclectic du jour

Nina said...

Yey! Something to be happy about!

Merci, Barry!

Style Artisan said...

Congratulations on the award, Jen! You deserve something uplifting after what happened this past week.

Take good care of yourself and hold your head up high. You are awesome!

Beth Dunn said...

You make me happy! Thank you. xoxo


Couture Carrie said...

Congrats on your award, darling!
And yippee for good hair days!


Imogen said...

Congratulations on the award. You totally deserve it and your blog brightens my day too. Thank you so much for passing this onto me, I am very honored and it was a lovely surprise for me. I will post it soon.

Phiephie + Minnie said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. Thanks for your lovely comment and stopping by...we're following you now too :)

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

give me a chipotle flavored bag purse and I'm so with you.

Feel better.

daisychain said...

congrats on the award lovely x

Barry said...

Jennifer, I'm so glad I was able to lift your spirits if even a little. You know you're never far from my mind and I care about you a great deal, you're a great friend and meeting you was one of the best things that happened to me last year.

Thanks so much for mentioning my "Bloggers over Borders Project". (I still need you to send me a mailing address).

Sandy and I are thinking of you through these trying times, and always. ♥

Savvy Gal said...

Congrats on the award. Happy weekend!

AudreyAllure said...

congrats on the award! :)

Tom Bailey said...

I am going to visit the blogs that you have awarded. I like your blog so I should like blogs that you like....

Thank you for sharing,
Tom Bailey

Cafe Fashionista said...

Congratulations on the award my love - well-deserved! I too adore compliments from cute boys - there is nothing that makes me happier!! :)

Style Bird said...

Congrats on the award..I hope you are feeling better!

Liya said...

i truly hope you can recover from losing a friend :(. that is an unimaginable tragedy

congrats on the award though! well-deserved

MJ said...

Cheer up, everything will be ok. It's so weird to see you down!

Sandy said...

Thanks so much for the award hunny! I'm a little behind on my blogging. I still have to finish my award from Barry. But I'll get there.
I hope this coming week is better than last ... wouldn't be difficult ...
Love ya girlfriend!

Treacle said...

I'm just now catching up, but wanted to offer my belated condolences for your loss. It's hard to understand why people make the decisions they make, but I think the best thing to do right now is be supportive of his wife and child and the tremendously difficult journey they have to face right now. You're in my thoughts.

Kristin said...

Congrats on your award lovely!! And sleeping in...I did it today and it was amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats dear!

Mouthwash said...

Aaah Chipotle!!! love.



Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!! You are always so nice and sweet. By the way, I also love Chipotle :)

P.S. I already signed up for Bloggers Over Borders. I think it is a great idea. Imagine if I get to send you something. lol

Well, thanks again. I will post this award this week.


Inspiration in Italy said...

I'm not sure how I have missed your recent posts!? I am sorry to hear of your loss - certainly never can be expected :( Congrats on your awards - you so deserve are amazing!


FIAN said...

wew,,so happy too for the award.. :)

just check my blog,,i'm tagging you for something dear! <3

Sogni e Sorrisi said...


my wonderland said...

Thats a really happy award, I bet the people that receive them are as happy as the face

kpeach said...

you totally deserve this xoxo

betz said...

You deserve this award Jen... you deserve to be happy. just so you know, your blog always makes my day.


Dream Sequins said...

Hi sweetie-- I totally agree with the list of your happy things... :) Visiting your blog makes me happy, too.

Elaine said...

Congratulations!!! I'm sorry you have to go through a hard time. At least you were able to identify the things that makes you happy! Some people can't even do that. And you know we, all your readers, are here for you!

A Perfect Peach said...

So sorry about your friend! and congrats on the award - nice to have something make you smile at a time like this!

ARANXA. said...

congrats hun :)
you totally deserve it 100%.
wish you the best of the best for the upcoming future

Couture Cookie said...

Congratulations on the award and sorry your year is starting out so rough. Hope you'll have a fantastic day tomorrow!


Melanie's Randomness said...

Congrats hun on the award!! I love your list. If I could get a good hair day I'd be omg beaming from ear to ear. I hope your feeling better & that everything is going okay. Sometimes its too hard to understand things & things happen. I hope girl you get some glimmer of happiness this week. =)

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Congrats on the award!
I am sorry about your friend and, as you said, for his family. Hope you have a good support system around you, dear. Take care.

Rachel said...

Congrats on the award, dear! :)

OceanDreams said...

Thanks love - I love the happy award, it makes me happy, he he! Chipotle and good hair days make me happy too. ;)

Ela said...

Congrats on the award, love!
I wish you so many good things that really would bring you all the happiness!

Thank you for passing onto me - I love visiting you over here (breaks my heart when you don't have good news to share) and of course I love whenever I hear from you :)