7.30.2010

Blogger's Favorites -- Beth of Hello, Splendor + A Giveaway!

The only thing more fun that "meeting" kindred spirits online in the blogging world is finding out that they also happen to live in the same town as you...

Over the past year, I've had the chance to meet some of these fantastic hometown ladies, including the utterly fantastic Beth of Hello, Splendor, and I have to say, it makes me feel like my town is infinitely cooler because she resides here.

Beth is an all-around awesome chic. She's an interior designer, writer, blogger and jewelry designer...oh and she has a sweet baby boy, Maxton, too (so, clearly she's not a slacker). Further proof of her coolness? In addition to sharing her favorites with us this week, she's offered up a little giveaway to one of my readers -- that kickin' necklace above. See, so nice!

Just leave a comment on this post by next Thursday, August 5th at midnight, and I'll announce a winner on next week's blogger's favorites post.

So without further ado, herewith Beth's favorites. Enjoy and have a splendid weekend.



photos clockwise from top (1,2,3,4,5)

  • Being in Love: Being in love and having companionship is, quite simply, the best. I am lucky enough to be in love with, not one, but two men. My husband and son are the two people that make the earth spin for me… It’s hard to remember life without them.
  • Beetles: I’m a lover of beetles as an icon in fashion and décor. There is something so ancient and symbolic about the scarab. However, the real thing… I can do without those.
  • Stormy Days: The sound of thunder and rain always puts me at ease. When my husband and I lived in our loft we would just lie in bed and listen to the raindrops on our metal roof. Those are some of my best memories of blissful simplicity.
  • The Jersey Shore: Living in Philadelphia, I grew up going to Ocean City every weekend in the summers. Now it’s a place that I get to share with my own family. We recently started trekking up to the shore from Texas every year as our family trip and it’s truly my new happy place.
  • Sparkling Beverages: I love anything sparkling… champagne, sparking sangria, prosecco… I feel so fancy drinking it! And, I’m going to go ahead and slide beer into this category, as well. Not quite as fancy, but I do enjoy a good beer!


photos clockwise from top (6,8,9,10)

  • The Blogging Community: I have met so many amazing people since I have begun to blog. Some virtual friends turned real friends have brought new energy into my life! Connecting with people in this different way has added a whole new layer to my life. I have a whole new passion
  • Personalized Jewelry: I’m not a diamond kind of girl, but I love to have more casual personalized jewelry made. I recently ordered a necklace with my twitter tag @hellosplendor. I also commissioned a ring, by the amazing f. is for frank, with my son’s name Maxton.
  • An Evening Bath: As a new mom, I love to escape in the bathtub. An evening bubble bath is the one time that I get complete solitude. For me it’s necessary to get away, gather my thoughts, and gain perspective.
  • Chocolate and Bacon: Is there anything better?? The most delicious bacon and chocolate treat I’ve had so far was actually at my husband’s cousin’s restaurant in LA, called Animal. Their chocolate/bacon creation has even been featured on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate. And let me tell you… It was.
  • Re-Design: As a professional interior designer, I find that I get to exercise creativity more in re-designing furniture and spaces then getting to start from scratch. There is always more of a challenge in creating something new from something old. Plus, it’s nice to give mother earth a little break by reuse.

89 comments:

nicole said...

thank you for sharing another amazing blogger/person/mom with all of us.

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

happy weekend love!

Ana Degenaar said...

I love to meet new fantastic bloggers, I love this! Happy weekend.

Katie said...

what a lovely necklace!

Rachel said...

Thanks for giving me a new blog to follow! And I love that necklace!

char said...

I love that necklace-and it makes me feel more connected to Texas to get to read blogs like these. I miss my home state!

Stephanie said...

I am with Beth, I love the rain. I love her necklace and I love Texas. I am also with Char, I miss it. Thanks for the Blog, I love it!!!

Sam said...

Love these favourites and love the necklace too!

Meghann said...

Love giveaways and love reading about others' favorites!!

Mercedes said...

I love your blog!

Sara said...

Gorgeous necklace! And her baby is absolutely adorable.

Gina said...

What a beautiful necklace. I agree - champagne too!

paula said...

being in love, can anything really be any better than that.

Allison said...

I love the giveaway necklace! And the scarab...

elizabeth said...

mmm.... bubbles! Champagne, prosecco, cava, sparking water. Bubbles make everything classy and celebratory.

Stephanie said...

love the necklace!

Loui♥ said...

Beautiful!!!
love it all ..
and the giveaway is just icing on the cake!
warm sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Alessandra said...

#1 is my fav too!<3

cupcake monkey said...

I love both of your blogs! They can both instantly improve my mood if needed!!!..and of course the same can be said for chocolate and bacon together. :)

That necklace is gorgeous!

Danielle said...

Vosages makes a chocolate bacon bar that is perfection. As is that necklace!!

Amy said...

I love rain storms, too. When I was little, my parents used to sit my brother and I in the family room and open the screen door so we could smell the rain. Then we'd all listen to "Riders On the Storm" by The Doors.

Basil said...

I love rain storms!

Mary Jo said...

As a new mom, I totally relate with the #8 :) Such a beautiful necklace!

Sara said...

What a wonderful list. Thanks for the giveaway as well!!!

Fern and Feather said...

chocolate bacon.... that sounds dangerous.

love your list.... beautiful.

BookGirl said...

I love the tag line for Beth's blog: "splendid. modern. life." And I like it's overall look and feel too. It's spirited, which is a quality I enjoy in people and in writing. Thanks so much for the giveway!

Clara

cboza(at)vna1(dot)com

Luisa Fernanda said...

great jewerly!! love the beetle! also i viewed the store and love the Fabulous K Necklace!

molly said...

love the simplicity of the necklace.
gorgeous!

Shelley Lane Kommers said...

what a gorgeous necklace, please enter me in the drawing, i have all my fingers and toes crossed!
:)

Sarah Bradley said...

Thanks for hosting an amazing giveaway! It's a gorgeous necklace!

Modern Frills said...

What a fabulous blog...love it! Thanks for the giveaway and all of your amazing style inspiration!!!

Suzanna S said...

I'm in love with this necklace!! If I don't win it I'll probably buy it!

tammy said...

what a great list. i love the simple, darling necklace. can't wait to pop over to her blog.

Elle Sees said...

simply elegant

Jess said...

I love this simple necklace!

Torrie said...

I'd love to wear this. Thank you for hosting a great giveaway!

localelations said...

Love the necklace!

Liana said...

Great list and an adorable baby!

Aliza said...

I just fell upon your blog from google today, I'm in Philly myself! Blog world is pretty cool.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous and inspiring post!

xoxox,
CC

志火吟義 said...

願你心情如秋高氣爽!笑臉如鮮花常開!............................................................

Amber said...

love this necklace!

hope i win!

-Amber R.

Mepbeet said...

Cool necklace! Love it!

Melissa said...

Aw, I love her blog, it's great to see Beth here, too.

Sarah said...

This is one of my favorite blog series!

Anna said...

What an eclectic, yet comforting mix of favorites! Splendid.

Speaking of splendid, the necklace certainly is, as well!

Flora said...

Thank you for the chance to win this amazing necklace!

Lauri said...

That is a sweet necklace!

Summer said...

Looks great!

apple said...

ooh pretty!

BJ and Shalene said...

Love the giveaway and the sweet name of her son!

christiana claudia said...

Absolutely lovely!

Robin said...

Love it!
Robin Grey
robinkrebs(at!)hotmail(dot)com

Susan said...

That's beautiful. Thanks.

sbparks said...

Beautiful necklace and charming blog :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Beth and her blog as so fab and I love her choices here from being in love to stormy days--I couldn't agree more. And I love the "I just tweeted to let you know I blogged..." lol

Kendall said...

Beth, you are too cute! Love this post :)

Aspiring Kennedy said...

I love Beth & love our community of Dallas bloggers, too! :)

Glad to find your blog through Hello, Splendor!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

What a fab list...so wish I were nearer so we could meet in real life, too!

cclanton said...

Such a great fav's list! Also love the necklace!

Michele said...

That necklace is beautiful! I also love all sparkling beverages, something about the bubbles makes it taste better.

IOOF said...

Another great blogger special. Love the rustic design on the beautiful necklace

Travels in Heels said...

I love hearing other bloggers favorites...always inspiring!

xo,
Sara
www.travelsinheels.blogspot.com

Through the Looking Glass said...

Great list, great necklace. She's lovely.

ehnie said...

What a gorgeous necklace! Thank you for your blog :)

Alexis said...

pretty!

Teri said...

I love following Beth on Hello, Splendor! I love the ring with Maxton's name on it...I have to go check it out:)

teri12481@hotmail.com

purplepyxie said...

great blog and sparkling bevvies are one of my faves too!

Kel said...

fun necklace!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I love Beth's blog...and now she has introduced me to you! Hopefully I win!

Lauren said...

What could be better than drinking prosecco on a stormy day with the one you love? doing all that while wearing that necklace. love it.
astermonkey@gmail.com

Sarah Smith said...

That necklace is simply beautiful!

Katie said...

Love the necklace!

Emma Reddington said...

I hear you when it comes to long baths. Sometimes it is the only escape when you are a new mom! Great favorites.
emma@themarionhousebook

MelFromtheATL said...

That necklace is a piece of art! L-O-V-E it!

Heidi Lyn said...

So down to earth! I love her simple ideas . . .and the necklace is gorgeous.

Kristyn Burtt said...

I'm with you, a huge fan of anything sparkling! Glad to discover your blog.
KB
http://redcarpetcloset.blogspot.com/

Paige said...

Love the blog + necklace.

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

Beautiful post. I love her simple pleasures in life.

Mango Gal said...

Such a timeless necklace!

Mitch and Kristen said...

Love the necklace

Lena said...

This is one of my favorite blogger features. Great necklace too.

-- lena
(parsonslena@gmail.com)

miapie said...

I loved reading this list and the necklace is beautiful!

kalanicut said...

So much statement in such a clean, artistic design.

TX Girl said...

love this list.

beth i. said...

great list.
I, too, am happy during rain storms.

Amelia said...

Beth, I love all of your favorites! They are awesome! I want to be your friend! I have been enjoying my sparkling water while reading Joslyn's blog and I just bought on sale from west elm! And who doesn't love love, baths and babies....not to mention bacon and chocolate?

Rachelle said...

I enjoyed reading your favorites! Champagne is the ultimate mood lifter and party starter!

Eleanor said...

What a gorgeous necklace! And a fun favorites list - life is all about being in love, but a little prosecco doesn't hurt...

-Elle
(eleanor.sunflower@gmail.com)