Monday, March 24, 2014

They Think I'm Classy

Well, Whitney does at least.  Thank you so much for nominating me for the "Bloggers With Class" Award!  I just love awards.  Does that make me less classy?  I hope not!

The Official Rules:

1.  Include the Award image in your post.
2.  Link up with Classy Cathleen and the blogger who nominated you (Thanks, Whitney !).
3.  Answer the following questions.
4.  Add a question of your own.
5.  Pass the award along to 5 (or more) other "classy bloggers."

The Questions:

1.  Who is your role model?  My mom is my role model.   She's the one who tried to instill morals, values, and of course class into my character.  

2.  Who is your style icon?   I love Olivia Palermo's style.  I've never seen a photo where she doesn't look classy, current, and styled to perfection.

3.  Pearls or bows?  Bows!  I prefer them on my clothes and in Baby Girl's hair!  She's had a bow on her head every single day since she was born. Yes, even in the hospital.  She's such a classy little lady.  

4.  What is your favorite color?  I truly love all colors and I'm especially drawn to metallics.  If I had to pick, my favorite is gold!  A little bit of sparkle makes everything prettier!

5.  What makes someone classy?  I think classy is a way of thinking, feeling, and acting.  It's more of a mind-set and personality trait than specific actions.  It's saying "thank you" because you're truly grateful.  It's dressing nicely because you have respect for yourself and want to make a good impression.  It's holding the door for someone because you genuinely want to be courteous and helpful.

6.  Why is it important to be classy?  That's a tough question.  I think the quote in the next question is a good start at an answer.  It's about the legacy we leave.  It's about the example we set for our children.  It's about living a life that honors God.  

7.  What is your favorite quote?  This is a wonderful way of saying "do unto others."  

8.  Who/what inspires you?  My Baby Girl inspires me to act more classy and be a better person.  I hope that she will be the embodiment of classiness and it all starts with my example.  This post is a great reminder that I need to work on being a better role model!  

9.  What is your favorite piece of clothing?  My favorite piece of clothing is a well-made blazer.  Pair it with jeans and heels and you will look classy and stylish enough for anything!

10.  Do you think class is becoming a thing of the past?  Unfortunately, I do.  It makes me sound old, but I catch myself thinking, on a daily basis, we would have never acted like that when we were young.  I fear for today's youth and the world they're growing up in.  It seems to me that the the children who are being taught class, manners, respect, and values are a minority rather than a majority.  

11.  If you could give a piece of advice to a younger-you, what would it be?  Don't do anything you will be ashamed to tell your children about.  

My Question:  How can we teach our children to be classy?

I think there are so many classy bloggers out there, it's impossible to narrow it down to 5.  So how did I choose?  I picked the classy bloggers who I though would participate!  Making people feel left out makes me feel so classless....

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because I got about 4 hours of sleep last night and woke up to no gas in the house due to a broken meter on the gas tank.  That meant an ice cold shower at 6:30 am.  Then, my toaster oven caught on fire while making Baby Girl's breakfast.  Surely I deserve to go back to bed and start over!  Right?!  Happy Monday y'all!


  1. Totally agree with #5. And yesss to metallic. My favorite, especially for a clutch or heels.

  2. Ugh! I had a cold shower today too! Not a good start for a Monday. And I totally didn't realize that your baby girl's name is Ivey! My little girl's name is Ivy without the "e". I don't hear the name often and I love it!

  3. Thanks for the mention Amy! I love that quote it is so perfect for this!

    A cold shower and toaster oven fire, I'd pour a glass on wine and crawl into bed. I hope your Monday improves!

  4. Aw so great. Sparkles/gold makes everything better (and bows, definitely bows). You are for sure a classy lady - and mama! Thank you for the mention! XXX

  5. Thank you for nominating me! You are one classy lady that is for sure. :-)

    Wow - that stinks about a cold shower and toaster fire! You need a morning do-over (or a glass of wine with lunch.)

  6. Congrats on the award! And I really hope tomorrow morning is much better than today!!!

  7. Awe! Thank you!
    Cold showers are the WORST!
    Thank you for your advice on my picky eaters!!
    I will get on this post :-)

  8. Ps. I still think about how dumb I felt when you told me the story of almost losing Baby Girl & stupid me asked you why you were crying! Duh! I didn't realize how bad it was! I am sorry for being a dingy :-)

  9. Aww thanks for the shout out! I think you are one classy lady!

  10. I agree on the "youth of today"...a lot less class around!

  11. Definitely a classy woman! Congrats!


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