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throughwindowCan I take a moment to bare a little part of my soul here?

I love you guys. I honestly, truthfully love you guys, and I am always striving to figure out how I can make Adored Austin a better site. I've been trying to get back to my morning posting routine and amping up the quality and frequency of my self-style photos. I have been carving out time in my day to read everyone's blogs and to return comments and emails. I have big, big plans for next month, and in the sixteen months I've been doing this, Adored Austin has always been a delight to do.

I found out today that I was nominated for an Austin Blogger Award (for Best Fashion Blog) along with four other really wonderful local fashion blogs. I am floored. I will never, ever stop being surprised and overwhelmed with kindness at any recognition my blog gets. I am always shocked whenever someone recognizes me around town. I am always honored when a reader takes time out to email me or leave a comment. I suppose that's why I smile in most of my self- style photos. Doing this blog is a blessing and a joy. So thank you. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.

As a meager gift, here is a photo of me as a child for you to laugh at: