Saturday, May 19, 2012

Awards, friends, and pretty blue bags...

This blog is a little bit of everything... stuff I make, stuff I like, our house projects, and my life overall. One of the things I love about blogging is that it documents a lot of the little things that happen that I might not focus on otherwise. I like to look back at my posts from the past two years and remember when we painted this, built that, went there, or did that. In a small way, this blog is also documenting the story of our lives. There are sometimes things I want to document and remember for me that probably aren't interesting to you. Just skip these posts.

Earlier this week, Zac and I went to the Junior League's annual dinner. I have been a member of the Cincinnati League for three years, and I've really enjoyed my experience. I was honored at this year's dinner for my volunteer work. I was so humbled to be chosen. The dinner was beautiful and it was a wonderful celebration of the thousands of lives in our community that have been touched by the League's volunteer work this year.

JLC Outgoing President Melanie Chavez, one of the most inspiring women I've ever met.

My sweet friend Erika presenting an award.

Receiving my award from Brooke. Yes, those bags are what you think they are. Yes, I almost died of happiness when I saw them. I didn't even know those bags came that big!

Tory, me, and Natalie. Tory and Natalie are two of my favorite friends!

And in case you were wondering about that bag...

It is a gorgeous bud vase that I can't get a good picture of for the life of me. But it looks gorgeous in our china cabinet and I'll think of this night every time I use it. It will definitely become a family heirloom piece for us.

Thank you to the JLC for honoring me with your Rising Star award. I'm proud to be part of a such a dynamic group of women!


  1. CONGRATS!!!!!


  2. Oh my goodness...everything is better in Tiffany blue, isn't it? Congratulations on your award and for something so charitable and selfless like volunteering is even more impressive. I hope you kept the box, bag and ribbon in addition to what I am sure is a beautiful vase *on a side note, I used a Tiffany's ribbon (from a special gift) and added it to Grace's Christening gown, it added the perfect personal touch.

  3. Congratulations! I'm sitting here on vacation with Brooke right now! I was reading through my blogs and came to yours and saw your birthday post (Happy Birthday, by the way!) and the part about the Vera outlet. Brooke is a big fan so I was telling her and I asked her if she remembered you from AGD and I told her your maiden name. She asked if Noland was your married name and I said I didn't know but I could show her a picture. She was like, "That's her!" She told me about your amazing award and the program you did all by yourself - wow! So then I scroll on down and low and behold, there's a picture with you accepting your award from her (: She had nothing but great things to say about you! Small world! So now we want to know where the Vera outlet is (:


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