We have t0 thank the lovely and talented Luciane at Home Bunch for presenting us with our very first internet accolade… the Stylish Blogger Award! What an exciting way to start the week!

After receiving this award you have to pay it forward and follow the rules:

Rule #1) Thank & link back to the person who awarded you.

#2) Share 7 things about yourself.

#3) Award 10 great bloggers that you recently discovered
#4) Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award


In the spirit of following the rules, we have picked 10 bloggers who we think are altogether fabulous, whose blogs we visit frequently, who most definitely deserve this award:

Slim at Slim Paley.

Julia at Belle Vivir.

Helen at Whitehaven.

Doreen at Style Maniac. This is not one of her gorgeous photos, but it’s so great — especially at the start of a new year — we had to put it on here!

Mary Ann at Classic Casual Home.

Monvi at Mochatini.

Now… Seven interesting things about us:

1. We are a mother and daughter who live in two North Carolina towns, three hours apart, but do this blog together.

2. Several months ago, when we decided to do this blog, Mom (Beth) literally could not attach a document to an email, which goes to show that technology can be learned very quickly! (Sorry, Mom, but it’s true.)

3. We decided to start this blog when I quit my “real” job to write and Mom wanted a new hobby. It has given us the inspiration to decorate two houses and me a brain break from writing two novels.

4. We both wish that we could paint but are seriously lacking in the art area.

5. Hydrangeas are both of our favorite flower.

6. Mom, Dad, Will (my husband) and I all graduated the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in four separate decades. Mom was a business and econ major who now has a design blog. Dad was a chemistry major who now owns a dry cleaners. Will was a history major who is now a dentist. I, boringly, was a journalism major now writer. Formerly, however, I was working in finance.

7. In my 25 years of life, I have never missed a summer at the beach with Mom, her parents, her three sisters and my five cousins. (And Dad!) Those weeks contain some of our very best memories!

Thanks again, Luciane, for this sweet award! It has given us something fun to do on a freezing, snowy North Carolina day!