Saturday, May 30, 2009

Award time!

Under the Sheets-shhh was given its seventh award this week. I was honored to receive this award by the amazing Sasha at Everything Fabulous!

So, here are the instructions:
1. List seven things that make you awe-summm!!!
2. Pass the award on to seven bloggers.
3. Tag those 7 bloggers.
4. Don't forget to link the Queen that tagged us. (Everything fab!)
5. Copy the picture and put it into your sidebar.

My lovelies, here are my 7 Awe-Summm things (which I am also interpreting as 7 random things about me):

1) I have worked with autistic children as their shadow/counselor. The child that I worked with that touched my heart the most was only seven when her parents contacted me and asked me to help her better manage her autism. A year later, she showed signs of improvement. I was able to help her parents set more realistic expectations for her going forward.
2) In college, I taught my peers about eating disorders as the President of JADE (Joint Advocates for Disordered Eating). We held an event called the Mind, Body, and Awareness Week. We helped over a thousand people to learn to accept themselves for who they are.
3) At 27, I got the travel bug and traveled to Spain by myself (see here). Now, I can’t stop traveling. In the last two years alone, I’ve traveled around Kauai, Brazil, Toronto, Miami, Denver to name a few. I’d love to go next to Italy or to the Greek Islands.
4) I’ve had Brad Pitt, Heather Locklear and Donny Osmond call to wish me a happy birthday. My stepmother is a Hollywood makeup artist. She’s amazing and has worked on Spiderman, ER, Ocean’s Eleven. You should have seen my face when I heard Heather Locklear’s message.
5) I recently took cooking classes and think I’m pretty decent around the kitchen…all after the age of 29. We even took a cooking class while traveling this year to Brazil. Before the classes, I could make a mean mac & cheese.
6) I left a very serious relationship that wasn’t good for me and moved to San Francisco. I knew no one in the city, rented a room in a woman’s home and stored all of my furniture. Looking back, it was the best move of my life.
7) My hair was very thick and long when I saw a Halle Berry commercial a few years ago. It was then that I decided to cut all of my hair off just like hers. It was short, boy short. It felt very liberating to have removed all of the extra weight. I loved my short do, but hated the growing out stage.

And now here are the seven lovely blogger friends that I would like to give this award to. I think your all Awe-Summm.

It’s all make believe, isn’t it?
Inner Workings of a Real-life Barbie Doll
Mean Girl Garage
Airing my dirty laundry one sock at a time
Coffee and Stilettos

You all deserve this award for touching me each and every day with your words and creativity. Thanks again Sasha. Let me know when you are free to have a glass of wine in the kitchen together.


Joanie M said...

Congrats on your award! You are leading such an interesting life. I enjoy reading about it.

Char said...

congrats on your award - very cool about the birthday messages.

Miss Anne said...

Congrats on your award!

It was so wonderful to learn/read about you!


Laura said...

Joanie M: Thanx sweetie for your lovely comments and I am happy to share it with you.

Char: It was crazy! xoxo

Laura said...

Miss Anne: So glad to hear it! Have a wonderful weekend.

Children of the Nineties said...

Thanks for the award! I love your blog :)

PS All of your 7 things are incredibly aww-summ, I must admit I'm a little jealous about the birthday calls!


Congrats on the b'day messages! Fabulous memories I'm sure... ~Great weekend to you*

Sasha said...

hhhhahaha.... that's great!!! I guess what I like the most about this award is the part that I get to know you the time we actually"sit" together for that glass of wine we are going to be like good old friends!!
You so very deserve this and all the are awwsummm!! and your blog is an inspiration!
I just got a book for review "living a charmed Life" and I totally see you writting a book like this one day!!!
Hope you are having a great weekend in your lovely SF!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the award! YOU are completely AWESOME! And if I ever make it out to see you, I definitely want to hear about your travel adventures!!!!

Thanks sooooo much for the award! I'm definitely humbled and glad that you enjoy my blog! I'm going to check out the others you've listed as well!

Have a great weekend!!

Gabbi said...

Congratulations to the winners! What did Brad say! Did he sing? *Dreamy*

I cut my hair off when I was about 23 after a bad breakup and loved having it short (never felt more stylish) but also hated the awkward growing out stages.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!xo

ALFIE said...

loved reading all the awesome things about you! so jealous of all your travels. i can't wait to take off to more places myself!

so so thankful for the award! i'm am thrilled that you're enjoying all the little blurbs about my life and likes!

can't wait to go check out the blogs of the other recipients!

thanks again, laura!

Couture Carrie said...

Congrats on your award, darling, and thanks for sharing these facts, from super-cool (working with autistic kids!) to totally rad (Locklear bday wishes - wow!)...

Btw, I tagged you today!


Underfunded Heiress said...

Congrats on your award!!! Your blogs great!

Thank you for awarding me one too!!!

WhisperingWriter said...

Congrats on your award. And thank you for giving it to me as well :) *Dances*

Belle said...

Wow! Darling thank you so much! I will pass this on in thursdays post!
You are a doll! (i've become a follower of your fabulous blog!!) Thank you soo much! It definitely did make my day brighter xxx