|A lonely star in the sky|
Compared to the other heavyweight bloggers out there who have reached supernova status, I'm a relatively tiny little star, part of a small constellation. And today, this tiny little twinkle of a star is paying it forward.
Here are 3 new blogs you should read . . .
♥ Shopping For Two ~ Midory and Clara's blog.
I first discovered Midory and Clara's blog when Midory left a comment. And I went . . . "Midory? What a pretty name." Plus I remember reading this post on Roxy's EA blog by a girl named Midory and I was intrigued. (Midory, was that you?) And at first glance, when I saw their blog name ~ Shopping for Two, I assumed it was a blog about a mommy and her baby. You know when you're preggers and you tell everybody that you're Eating for Two as an excuse to stuff your face? Anyways, I discovered it's nothing of the sort. Shopping for Two is about two friends who love to shop and who love Anthro. And these two lovely ladies have the brightest and prettiest smiles.
♥ Lovely Apidae ~ Kristin's blog.
When I first saw Kristin's blog name, I looked up Apidae, and this is what popped up:
• FAMILY APIDAE (noun) honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees.And the Lovely Apidae is indeed a lovely fashion blog that is just buzzing with activity. Plus, I have found my blogger twin in Kristin. Not only is she my Anthro kin, but she has 3 pooches too. And not just regular pooches, but shelter pooches. Kristin, you're a girl after my heart.
♥ Objects of Desire ~ Inkmark's blog
I adore how Inkmark mixes and matches J.Crew and Anthro pieces. And her blog is a cornucopia of objects of desires. What can I say? A blog that lives up to its good name.
***Pay it Forward is a book written by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Here is the gist of the story ~
Twelve year old Trevor takes on an extra credit assignment, and his teacher challenges him to come up with an idea that can change the world. Not only that, he has to implement his idea too. And so, Trevor comes up with a Pay It Forward multi-level marketing scheme of the heart. His idea simple ~ help 3 people in some way. Then, when they want to pay him back, he'd have them "pay it forward" to 3 other people. And they are to find 3 other people and help 'em out. You get the idea?
Here are 3 causes that I champion and truly believe in ~
♥ Best Friends Animal Society. They're a grassroots network of people and organizations that care about animals. And their motto is, "Don't Shop, Adopt."
♥ Animals Asia. This organization is committed to bringing the barbaric practice of bear farming and the bile trade to an end.
♥ Stop Pit-bull Fighting. To help this cause, you can click on the link and "Like" it on Facebook. Spread the word.
You HAVE to watch the video below; it is so ACHINGLY SWEET. James Franco is interviewed by 2 middle school kids. And this is what Franco said toward the end of the interview, "Whenever I help another person, it takes my mind off myself. And self-centeredness can be the large cause of unhappiness."
Plus Franco recites Byron to the girl. *SWOOOOOOOOON* I almost passed out.
***It's pretty long, but it's so worth it. You can just fast forward to the interview.
And last but not least, I'd like to present the Star Blogger Award to Jen of Vintageglammz and Laura of Anthro Closet Chaos. These lovely ladies are the Tinker Bells of the Anthro blogging world . . . they sprinkle their star dust and magic on every blog they visit. It takes a hellavu lot of time and energy to visit and read other blogs, yet Jen and Laura always manage to find the time to leave sweet and thoughtful comments on SO MANY blogs. Jen and Laura, I salute you.