Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Girl Crush: Zooey Deschanel

Can't get enough of Zooey these days. Loving New Girl. Do you watch it? I think a lot of us see our own quirky habits in Jess. I'm definitely guilty of turning everything I'm doing into a song.


On another note, I wanted to say thank you to the lovely Heather of Lost in Arles for giving me these two blog awards: Blog on Fire & Liebster Blog Award. If you haven't been to Heather's blog please do. She is a marvellously talented travel writer, once actress, now living in a small town in Provence (how dreamy!).

So as part of receiving these awards I need to tell you 5 things about myself, hmmmm.....

1. I could live on chocolate, cheese & coffee. Well, I wish I could. Unfortunately I have recently found out that my body doesn't like any of these 3 things that I love & so starting today I am attempting to cut them out of my diet for 3 weeks (along with other things) to see if it makes a big difference. Grrrrrr!

2. My husband and I met when I was just 14 years old & he was 15. We have now been married almost 5 years.

3. My Dad & I were both born on Friday the 13th & I grew up in house number 13. I like to think it stops me from being superstitious...

4. I am currently reading "Anne of Green Gables." I forgot just how much I adore this book!

5. I forever have my head in the clouds. I've been like this my entire life & people comment on it all the time. I can't help it, I'm a dreamer!

Now I shall pass these two awards onto 5 other blogs that I love with under 200 readers (ok, so some may have just over 200):

1. Iced Vo Vo's - What can I say? I'm an Aussie girl & iced vo vo's are true to my heart! Marina now lives in London. She's an interior designer with an amazing eye for colour but would you believe she actually studied & worked in the biochemistry/microbiology field? She's an inspiring woman.

2. T like BubbleTea - A stylish nomad. Tania was born in Moscow, brought up in Spain, studied in London, and currently resides in Hong Kong. A thoughtful fashionista. She currently posts about new designers each week that are sustainable, eco-friendly labels.

3. Grayson: a different shade of grey - I have followed Callie for a long time now & love the quirky inspiration she constantly posts. An interior designer from California, she currently resides in Chicago. We share a love of beautiful abandoned places.

4. Ivy Clad - I not long ago discovered Ivy Clad & I must say, I have fallen in love with Keri's style. She finds the most inspiring home decor images that I could just sit & drool over her blog all day.

5. It's Party Time! - Marianna & I became fast (blog)friends when I had not long ventured into blogging. She is not only one of the sweetest lady's around, she's absolutely gorgeous too! Marianna loves a good party & is always posting the awesome outfits that her & her hubby dress up in. She's definitely a party gal.

The Rules for the Winners
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog
2. Choose five blogs to nominate with under 200 followers and let them know by leaving a comment
3. Request that the chosen blogs pass the Award on to their favourite five
Copy and paste the award on your blog post
5. List five things about yourself

Wishing you all a delightful week!

~ Clare x


  1. First of all, Zooey D., making it legit for all of us "goofy" girls. And secondly, thank you for the new blog suggestions. I, too, am a big fan of Ivy Clad and I'm a big fan of yours. You definitely deserve this award. Congrats!

  2. Love, love, love those Zooey D photos–I adore her!

  3. Who doesn't have a crush on Zooey, love her to bits!!
    Thank you for the awards. I am super excited! You are so sweet to pick me in your five:)
    Have a wonderful week. Now the tough part picking only 5, and I can't pick you back. You are a daily read of mine.

  4. Firstly congrats on your awards ... and thank you for including me on your list ... you're such a doll!
    I must check out the other gals too!
    Have a great day hon ... oh and I just saw Zooey on the side of a bus this morning and thought of you.


  5. :) Thank you so much for this awards and for you kind words my dear friend. You are so sweet! I hope everything is fine. A big hug to you with love, Marianna

  6. You are so kind!! Thank you so much for the award. You've made my day.

    Your images in this post have me wanting to head to a warm beach in a vintage swimsuit! Have a wonderful day. :D


  7. My post is scheduled for tomorrow on the awards you gave me!! Thank you!!!!


Thanks for sharing on Soulful Mama ~ Clare x