Friday, January 21, 2011

the stylish blogger award

Thank you to my friend Elizabeth for picking me!!

Here's the dealio:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

So, seven things about me. Let me try and think of some interesting things here that may not be so obvious. Or just really distinguishing Rachel things.

1. I absolutely love peppermint. I put peppermint oil in the water I spritz my hair with every morning, I wear Burt's Bees peppermint chapstick, I ate all the leftover peppermint white chocolate Hershey's Hugs my nana hated and wanted to get rid of, York Peppermint Patties are my favorite candy in the world, and I use peppermint lotion and body wash. Overkill? Never.

2. I am a little obsessed with my hair. After straightening it on and off for 5 years, I discovered it is actually very curly when I finally decided to quit my ceramic iron addiction. I love "experimenting" with it and I love that it is a unique quality about me. And it is definitely a lot healthier now!

3. If the show is still going on by then, I'm gonna try out for Project Runway after I graduate. Never hurts to try.

4. I sort of want a million different careers. I go through phases with them, but its the same few that always reappear for me: a culinary career, a medical career, and then just being a housewife. These things are not instead of fashion design, they are to be on top of it.

5. My guilty pleasure is anything plastic surgery related. It's a little creepy, I know, but I'm fascinated by it. Part of it is the medical procedural aspect, and the other part is the fact that people wake up and decide they want to manipulate their bodies to satisfy the pressures of society. Reconstructive plastic surgery is beautiful to me, and then cosmetic plastic surgery has a human-psychology appeal - it's just odd, and disturbing, but people think it makes them better. Trashy plastic surgery TV shows? Yes please! Googling doctors' online files of before-and-afters? That's been done too. You can judge me if you want.

6. I aspire to own a rabbit someday. My first stuffed animal was a rabbit and it was a match made in heaven. They make up the largest percentage of my stuffed animal population back home. But I want a rabbit. Like, a "large cat" sized rabbit.

7. I really, really hate the color green. The day everyone freaked out over the zodiac shift I almost died of an identity crisis cause it meant I was now a Taurus (their color is green). After learning it only applies to those born after 2009, my mind was settled. I am a spitting image Gemini, from loving the color yellow, to the asthma, to the figure, to the eye color, to the skin color, and all the other eerily similar things in between. But green and I have always had an issue, and I really don't know why. In addition to green, I dislike the letters e, M, m, N, and n; and the numbers 4, 8, and 9. To me they are "green" numbers or letters. All other letters are blue and purple and yellow and red and orange. Don't ask me to explain this; it's just how it is.

I, like Elizabeth, won't be able to come up with 15 bloggers. But the few that I can think of deserve it!

Mallory Makes Things
Milk and Mode
Eat Make Read
Erica B's DIY Style!
Do they collide?
An Apple Pie from Scratch
Style Bubble

Now to pass along the news.


  1. 2. I love your hair curly, it's amazing
    3. I would watch you on project runway, that would be so entertaining, and you would wipe the floor with the other contestants
    6. huge rabbits are way better than wimpy little ones

  2. 2. Hehe thank you!
    3. Hahahahaha I'm picturing that literally now! :)
    6. I KNOW RIGHT!! But the little guys are so cute.


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