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Seven Secrets

Glossing Over It is thrilled to accept the Stylish Blogger Award. Thank you to The Chick Lit Bee for the nomination. I am an unabashed lover of chick lit, as well as many other kinds of fiction, so I enjoy the honest and thoughtful reviews over at The Chick Lit Bee, run by four fabulous writers.

Along with the award comes the request to pay the compliment forward as follows:  {1} Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award. {2} Reveal seven things about yourself. {3} Nominate ten great bloggers for the award.

So here are seven things about me:

(1) I tried on a jumpsuit last summer at Forever 21, thinking maybe I could pull it off. I couldn’t. Jumpsuit fail.

(2) In September, I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru. One of my big toenails is still black from getting smashed up against my hiking boots  at 14,000 feet.

(3) I like most foods but I hate octopus and squid. I think it has something to do with the fact that my seventh grade science class dissected squid and then our teacher fried them up and made us eat them.

(4) I have a strong Darwinian instinct that I constantly have to curb. I think it was made worse by living in Chicago for 2 years. (Must…squeeze…inside subway doors…NOW. Even if it means elbowing ten people out of the way. I am NOT waiting for another train.)

(5) I’ve been stranded on an island: Isle Royale in the middle of Lake Superior. It was only for a couple of days because of a storm,  but since it was at the tail end of a week-long backpacking trip and it rained nonstop for 48 hours, it felt like longer.

(6) I live behind a St. Vincent dePaul store and go there almost every weekend to troll for treasures. So far I have found a midcentury Lane coffee table, a pair of Tod’s alligator-print flats, and a blond mink coat.

(7) I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and I am a huge Packers fan, so I’ll be glued to my couch for the NFC championship game on Sunday.

For the Stylish Blogger Award, I nominate these blogs that I’ve recently started following: I Want to Be Her, A Beautiful Mess, and Wow! So Sparkly for their eclectic, creative sytle; Glamour Daze, Debutante Clothing, and Adore Vintage for vintage fashion inspiration; chic writer blogs Pink Lemonade and Fashion for Writers; and, because cooking can be stylish too, food bloggers Fragrant Vanilla Cake and Melissa Bakes.