Wednesday, January 28

The Bean's First Blog Award

Stop the presses! The Sweet Jelly Bean has received its very first award! Many thanks to Mrs. D for giving The Bean its very own Honest Scrap award. To accept, I must follow these rules:

1. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2. Show the 7 blog names with links on your blog, then leave them a comment informing them of their “Honest Scrap” prize.
3. List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

Wow, I’m flattered! However, since this blog is not really meant to be personal and is designed to be more about the products and sites I talk about, I’ll make the 10 things about me relate to that:

1. I am a girly girl. A good 3% of my annual income goes into such obsessions as Sephora. Upon entering this place, I wonder if I have found Atlantis.

2. I love to take baths (one day I hope we’ll move up from a normal tub/shower combo to a Roman tub)! My current favorite place to buy bathing acoutrements is Lush.

3. I’m secretly a cat lady even if I am married! If Mr. Bean wasn’t as watchful as he is, I would have millions of cat accessories adorning our apartment.
4. I will give money to a cause that I care about without a second thought, but will stand in the grocery store aisle for 10 minutes trying to decide which bags of chips to buy. My favorite charity is the ASPCA.

5. I’m 5’9” and accessorize with heels all the time, including some $27 ankle boots I recently scored at

6. I love candy over potato chips, french fries, or anything else sensible in the world. My favorites are SweetTarts, Spree’s, and ShockTarts (I should own stock in Wonka Candy, the company that makes all three of these).
7. The two places I want to visit most are South Africa and Australia. Mr. Bean and I are scouring deals on TravelZoo for a possible vacation in August.

8. We finally got a Wii Fit and I love it. It's the only type of video game I've really been into since I was about 9. I also get a real kick out of designing Mii people.

9. I could honestly spend hours looking at all the things on Etsy! I also have a store there that you should visit.

10. I’m really into birds, especially chickadees. We had two on top of our wedding cake, two on our wedding invitations, and obviously I adorn my blog with one.

Okay, enough about me! Here are 7 of my favorite blogs (there are SO many good ones out there) in no apparent order:


Bee and Rose said...

Thank you, Tori! (blushing...shy smile...)

I wanted to let you know I will be do a Valentine's party post that will include linkies for your blog. I love your Etsy shop!

#1 Sephora..I feel exactly the same way! 2 stores just opened in Tucson! I'm in Sephora heaven now!

#3 LOL! I love the Cat Lady! I am always so tempted to buy this when I'm at a shop called Mrs. Tiggywinkles. It's hilarious! (we're cat people too...we have a black cat named Shadow that we rescued 5 years ago..)

#9 Again, I LOVE your Etsy shop!

Thanks again for the award! I am honored!


Bee and Rose said...

ok...I'm really not as dumb as I sound in previous comment...I will be DOING a Valentine's party! (I probably shouldn't be!)

Lee said...

I can't believw we edged out "I Can Has Cheezburger"!! When you beat lolcats, you *know* you've hit the big leagues.

Thanks so much for the recognition! Now to check out your other picks, since I can already tell I like your tastes.

Funky Finds said...

Thank you so much for mentioning Funky Finds as one of your favs! We are honored & greatly appreciate your support. Jessica

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Why, ahem, THANK YOU!!! We are so very flattered. What a fantastic blog you have going on. Gotta spend some time reading....Cheers!
Three Birdies

Mrs. D said...

That was so fun to read! I'm laughing about the cat thing! My husband went to South Africa on a mission...if we ever go back we'll invite you! LOL We also LOVE fail blog. Freakin' hilarious!

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats! Stopped over from a Bee and Rose!

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