The Versatile Blogger Award #2


Welcome back! I am catching up on some nominations over the next couple of months, and today I am turning my attention to the second edition of The Versatile Blogger Award. (You can take a look at Part 1 here!)

I was nominated by Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars! Thank you so much for this nomination!

The Rules:

  • Show the award on your blog
  • Thank the person that has nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination

Here we go! Seven facts!

1. I never thought I looked good in orange until I bought my prom dress. I went to Macy’s on my own and I tried on a bunch of dresses in different colors. The one I went with something I grabbed on a whim, and the first thing I put on. To this day, I don’t think I’ve ever gone shopping for an event and had the first dress I tried on be the one I walked out the door with. Since then it’s become a color I always gravitate towards in the store.


2. I have wide feet, so the one item I splurge on are cute shoes that come in my size. Often if I wait for the shoes to go on sale then they aren’t in stock. (Don’t get me started on the great flat hunt I was on in May!)

3. For my tenth birthday, my parents and grandparents got me a sewing machine that I still have seventeen years later and I have no intention of getting rid of it as long as it can be repaired. Why? Because they just don’t make them like they used to, and for some things a sewing machine is just faster.

4. On three different occasions, by people had no way of conferring with each other, I’ve been told I resemble Hilary Swank.

5. On July 1st, I took my first official cooking class. I went to New York City and learned how to make macarons. Not the coconut macaroons, the French pastries. They are labor intensives, but god so worth it, plus it helps that these cookies freeze well so you can put them aside.


6. I learned to knit when I was five. My cousin taught me originally, and then I relearned in Girl Scouts at thirteen. By fifteen, I was fast enough that I could make a basic scarf in about three days. It wasn’t until college that I learned to make things that weren’t quadrilaterals. This led to an unhealthy obsession with yarn.

7. I am a little obsessed with the Hipstamatic app for iOS. It’s this cool app that lets you try different films and lens and gives your photos different effects. It’s basically a tricked out version of Instagram, but you shoot your photos in what looks like an old school camera with the ability to manipulate shutter speeds and the like. (Yes, I’m a bit of a Shutterbug!)

My Nominees

Waggy Tales @ Waggy Tales Dog Blog
Kat @ A Bookies Book Blog
Baile @ Nerd in New York
Alice @ Arctic Books
Sydney @ Deer Tales
Ashley @ Alpha // Whiskey // Foxtrot
Pippa @ The Little Book Owl
Holly @ Nut Free Nerd
Arianne @ Beyond Chapters 
Shameeka @ Books Over Blumen
Kaitlyn @ One Night Book Stand
Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch
Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm
Amy @ Blissful Scribes
Melissa @ The Bookish Wanderer



Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

9 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award #2

    1. Hipstamatic is awesome! I will be honest, I have probably spent way too much money buying different lenses and film for that camera! But the shake to change setting is so much fun! πŸ™‚

      Oh having them at home is dangerous! I haven’t even made them once yet…but I am ordering chocolate today and hoping that they come so that I can make them next week. They are labor intensive so believe me…if you freeze them and parcel them out you’ll probably be good for a while. πŸ™‚ The chef that taught us stressed that you need to use good materials. So I am going to order the chocolate he recommends which is like $30 a kilo!

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      1. It is a lot to lay down on chocolate but it’s enough chocolate to make lime 8 batches though! So…it’s not like “the most expensive baking experiment ever” it’s just a ton of chocolate!

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