OMG I’m a finalist. THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

Succulents and peace.  Two of my favorite things.  (FYI, that’s my guy’s hand.  The biggest glimpse I’ve granted yet!)

Alright.  A little overwhelmed here.  I feel like I have nothing of value to say.  All I can conjure is “thank you so much,” and “what an honor” and other sappiness like that.  Here’s the deal: you guys nominated me, and now THIS IS HAPPENING: I’m a flippin’ FINALIST in the Best Real Bride Wedding Blog category.  Say WHAT?!!  My excitement over this is beyond measure.  But, as I sit here trying to come up with something worth reading, my mind just keeps spitting out “duuhhhh.”

Point is, I’ve pulled up to this weird place called “a loss for words.”  You freaking people actually touched me so much that I don’t really know what to say.  Obvs., this morning’s post is going to be sort of brief, because I’m actually a little choked up right now.  I realize I’m being ridiculous – it IS just a blogger award.  But it’s like THE ONE I want, so badly.  So it gets me, it gets me right heeaaahh (points to heart).  Ok, getting on with it… I’m going to ask you a little favor: would you kindly vote for me?  If you already did, I appreciate it like crazy.  I couldn’t ask for anything more.  But if you haven’t… would you?  Each and every vote makes a serious difference.  You’d be surprised.  It’s nothing at all like American elections.  Just click here, or on this wee badge, below:

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart you guys!

-♡-

In other news, my sister’s pwecious wittle babies are coming into town tonight, so to celebrate becoming a finalist… but moreso general family togetherness, which is far too rare since they live across the nation, I’m planning for us all to hang in the backyard and do a little o’ this (we’ve got heaps of leftover sparklers to burn up):

Also, I’d love to try on a few of these, wouldn’t you?

And I’d love.love.love.love.LOVE to go here:

{sparklers: Elizabeth Messina / Lovely Bridal dresses: Sweet Little Photographs / beach: 20×200}

I’m gonna leave you for now with one of my favorite quotes of pretty much ever, which has nothing at all to do with anything.  It’s from my little book of everything I’ve ever loved enough to jot down.  But before I’m through, let me once again say thank you, everyone, for visiting the blog, reading the blog, leaving your incredible comments and generally ruling as humans.  If not for you, I wouldn’t be doing this thing I do every day.  (:

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”
Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.
~ Hafiz

xoxo!

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19 comments

  1. TenThouBride on July 7, 2010

    WORD! you totally deserve it little miss! You're doing an excellent job, and we sooo love coming to your corner of the blogosphere every day. Congrats! love that photo of the dresses btw!

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  2. brancoprata on July 7, 2010

    SO Happy for you!! And so very proud!! You totally deserve this… it's such a daily joy to stop by and read your amazing posts and see all the inspiring images you choose… You certainly BRIGHT MY DAY, YOU GORGEOUS HUMAN ;)))) luv you!!!!!

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  3. jen {miss pickles press} on July 7, 2010

    congrats!

    p.s. that beach shot…tulum, mexico, right? have been on that beach and it is stunning!

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  4. Heidi@TrulyEngaging on July 7, 2010

    Yay! Congratulations… it is as it should be! Have fun with your family & those wee ones :)xo

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  5. Postcards and pretties on July 7, 2010

    super duper congrats on being a finalist!!! knottybride kicks a$$!!! i love reading your blog you ALWAYS make me laugh!! have fun with your sister’s “pwecious wittle babies” {see that makes me smile}!! xo

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  6. Amanda on July 7, 2010

    Congrats!

    Is that beach photo El Matador Beach in LA?

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  7. Bret Turner on July 7, 2010

    Congratumalations!

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  8. Labellebride on July 7, 2010

    holy moly! congrats!

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  9. Naomi on July 7, 2010

    Umm you better believe it is! I mean really!!!!

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  10. goodlifeevents on July 7, 2010

    Yay! You have both of our votes! :)

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  11. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on July 7, 2010

    Yayyy! Congratulations:) I'm so excited for you!!!

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  12. Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper on July 7, 2010

    Congratulations! woot woot! I totally voted for you! :)

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  13. Kate Holland on July 7, 2010

    My vote is in!!! You're an amazing writer and make me giggle every day! Congratulations!! (sorry if I'm repeating myself – first comment disappeared on me!)

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  14. Sanebrides on July 8, 2010

    Congrats, you got our vote at Sanebrides!!!

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  15. forget.me.knot.weddings on July 8, 2010

    Congrats and I voted for you!! Xo

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  16. Jessica Bishop on July 8, 2010

    I voted for you!! :) I'm a relatively new reader but I have really enjoyed your posts. Keep up the great work!!

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  17. jacin - she said yes! on July 8, 2010

    congrats to you too!!! sooo exciting – just to be nominated and one of 6 is pretty amazing! and you can bet i threw a few your way too (firefox and internet explorer, baby!) :)

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  18. BonafideBride on July 9, 2010

    Vote for The Knotty Bride… check! Done. (Why can’t the rest of my to-do list be that easy?)

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  19. BonafideBride on July 9, 2010

    Vote for The Knotty Bride… check! Done. (Why can't the rest of my to-do list be that easy?)

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