To those incredibly lovely people who gifted me with the Stylish Blogger Award, I apologize. This is what you were applauding:
This is only one of the reasons I am not attending BlogPaws.
I wish I could say my fashion sense has improved in the last fifteen years but that would be a lie. Today I am wearing brown cords I purchased at a sale over five years ago. My blouse is fairly new but it was also on sale which means it was probably no longer stylish by the time I bought it. My socks are actually my husband’s as I have yet to do my personal laundry after the flea-washing business.
At least my hair looks good!
One of the cool things about being an adult is not having to care so much about following the trends. Not that I followed them as a teenager but now I don’t get nearly as much flack from my peers for not having the latest “it” bag. It’s okay to have different priorities now. Less and less do people expect me to care about the same things as they do. Thus less and less do I find myself worrying over what to wear in the morning. It’s kind of nice.
I am learning when one is an adult the word stylish can have different meanings. Stylish doesn’t even have to have anything to do with personal appearance. It can be a state of mind or a way of presenting oneself to the world. Since this is my blog, I get to decide what it means in this space.
I like to think the Stylish Blogger Award represents a way of recognizing those who have done or said interesting things. Bloggers who write with authenticity and from the heart. People who take the time to appreciate others. To me, the Stylish Blogger Award helps celebrate all that is fun and beautiful about the blogging world. There ain’t no one more stylish than pet bloggers.
Here is a much too short list of those I would like to cheer for today:
Little Dogs On Long Leashes by the hilarious and ladylike Georgia Little Pea – The prettiest “ugly” dog I have ever seen. Happy birthday week, Georgia!
Success Just Clicks – Gorgeous dogs, gorgeous training skills, and a beautiful way of being present in her dogs’ life. I never go away from this blog without learning something new.
Feeling Beachie – Hilary has a very funny approach to writing and life. Her stories are often based on every day life but they are definitely not ordinary. Even if I am insanely jealous she gets to spend so much time in warmer climates, I somehow find it in my heart to forgive her.
Something Wagging This Way Comes – Pamela comes by this award naturally, just by having the best blog title ever. It’s hard to think of a kinder, more stylish person. I am usually stunned she even knows I exist.
Paw Print City Times – Vicky earns this award for being stylish inside and out. Her blog design is gorgeous! I’d love to be able to come up with something like that one day. And her little Doodlebug is the one of the cutest puppies in the world.
Love and a Six-Foot Leash – Is there anything more stylish than fostering pit-bulls? I doubt it. Though I am missing their former foster Lollie in a big way, their new foster Gonzo may just take my heart yet.
No Dog About It – Mel’s blog covers so much ground. From silly videos to gorgeous photos of the dogs she pet-sits to serious topics in animal welfare. She is one very happening gal. (Is it okay if I call you “gal”?)
As usual, I am leaving people out. Not to worry, I am currently cooking up something pretty awesome for my upcoming blogiversary. (Is that how you spell it?). So I will do my best to make it up to you very soon, I promise!