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Be In Style – Best of the Web

Something really cool has happened this week. As Time Goes…Buy has been featured on Be In Style – Best of the Web Style Blogs!

Tie Dye Denim

WOW! I’ve been featured!

I was really excited when the team asked because they have such a great site covering fashion, home and so much more. They have collected 4 of us from around the globe and for me, it’s a great honour.

As this month on As Time Goes…Buy is looking at “An Affair to Remember” and all things love and heart related (thank you St. Valentine), this couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Thanks to all of you who follow, comment and encourage, I am having the best time writing As Time Goes…Buy, so to be recognized for doing something you love is fantastic and inspires me to become a better blogger!

Thanks again to the team at Be In Style and to all of you my cyber-soul sisters and brothers.

Cheers,

Laura

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Plan for Success Giveaway – And the Winner Is…

I’m thrilled to announce the winner of a fantastic planner in the Plan for Success Giveaway is…

The Winner is...

The Winner is…

Congratulations to Melissa Williams of This is Melly [existential detective] for winning a personalized planner from Personal-Planner.

Plan for Success

Plan for Success

Now you should be able to keep track of all the nieces and nephews birthdays!

Melissa, please send me an email at astimegoesbuy@hotmail.com so that I can forward your email to the great people at Personal-Planner. They will send you a gift code via email and you’ll be able to get started with your plan for success!

Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway. I am thinking positive thoughts for all of you so that you too find success in 2013.

 

Cheers,

Laura

 


Many Gifts for Christmas

Over the past couple of weeks I have received many gifts for Christmas from you my blogging friends. You all are a constant source of inspiration and encouragement but lately you have shown me, and As Time Goes…Buy, much love in gifting a great number of awards.

I sometimes find it overwhelming how kind and generous you all are!

Today I want to thank you all for your on-going support and kindness by properly accepting the awards you have given me and passing on the love to others. Because there are so many, I may not play strictly by the rules but I hope you understand.

In no particular order…

Both Valentina and Serach from Home Designs Master and Shiro51144   have given me the 2012 Blog of the Year Award!

Blog of the Year Award 5 star jpeg

From Housewife Down Under, A Skirt a Week and Dedivahdeals I have been given the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

Very Inspiring Blogger

Very Inspiring Blogger

And it doesn’t stop!

 

Essential Jewels was kind enough to give me with the 1 Lovely Blogger award.

One Lovely Blogger

One Lovely Blogger

 

The lovely Lady Kate at Into The Stratosphere has given me the Reader Appreciation Award.

Reader Appreciation Award

Reader Appreciation Award

And Fit Girl Training has made me a team member with the readership award.

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Now that is a lot of girt giving this holiday season!

Usually these awards come with rules for accepting, acknowledge the person who gave it to you, select others to give it to and answer a bunch of questions about yourself. Well, I have acknowledge the lovely ladies who have thought of me so there is a start.

Now the answers to a bunch of questions about myself…

1. Only in the cold weather or under water.

2. Usually orange, sometimes purple and occasionally a dash of turquoise or pink.

3. Three – but they aren’t mine.

4. As the weather warms, white.

5. Only with the top down.

6. Greens, browns, gold and orange…all from Hong Kong.

7. Three majors with a couple of odds for a change. This is the last…I think.

…more than happy to hear your thoughts about what the questions were!

 

It would be impossible for me to select other blogs that I would give these awards to. I value and appreciate each blog I read and everyone that takes the time to stop by here at As Time Goes…Buy. I have a  huge interest in any number of subjects and many of you cover them very well. I’m afraid if I start listing that there will be someone fabulous I leave out.  Can I suggest you have a look at those who regularly “like” my posts and those who take the time to “comment”, they are fantastic, supportive and fun bunch who would love to have you stop by for a chat at their place.

Sorry to not play by the rules, sometimes I find them too overwhelming. I find all of your kindness and support a pure joy and thank you all for sharing of yourselves and time (the two most precious gifts)!

Happy Holidays and Cheers,

Laura

p.s. Don’t forget to tell me what you think the question were to the 7 answers above. The most correct…or just the funniest, will receive a fantastic gift from me!

 


7 Days – 6 Awards!

Hi all,

This has been a crazy week! In the past 7 days I have been nominated for 6, yes that was 6 awards!

Well technically it is only two awards as one of them I was given 5 times…but as it came from 5 different people I will gladly count it as 5.

This is a huge surprise and a massive honour. To be recognised by so many for doing something you love is such a great thing.

One Lovely Blogger Award: Thank you to these fantastic people for nominating me for this award;

Kenya at Kenya L Fashion Blog

KJ at KJAnderson

Jessyka at Corks & Leather

Siobhan at Lady with a Twist

The lovely Preethi at Chasing Yellow Cabs. She is the one that provided the award 6 up so she is clever too!

Thank you to these 5 ladies for thinking of me and for following As Time Goes…Buy. If you aren’t already following them go have a look, check them out and make sure you follow them if you like them!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award: A huge Thank You to Simona at FIAMMISDAY for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I can understand why she got and am just thrilled that she nominated me! She has fantastic style and is raising a future fashionista!

Now I have to confess – the following information is from a post from a couple of weeks ago. As the rules for each nomination are the same, I became quite overwhelmed at the thought of nominating 90 other blogs and sharing 42 things about myself so I have stuck with 15 nominations and the original 7 facts. All of these blogs are worthy of both the One Lovely Blogger Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

One of the rules to this award is to nominate 15 other bloggers. This will be easy as there are so many that I enjoy reading on a regular basis. Please be sure to check them out, not all of them are about fashion but all of them are inspiring. I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me.

1.  Detta Moda

2.  Truth and Cake

3.  Fashion Mashie

4.  Designchickee

5.  Old Vogue

6.  The Thread Affect

7.  Gracefully 50

8.  Glitter ‘N Glue

9.  The Fashion Secret

10.  Charming Trinity

11.  Pillows A-La-Mode

12.  The White Trash Gourmet

13.  Style on the Couch

14.  Helpful Annalisa

15.  Carr Party of Five

Rule number one was to acknowledge the person who nominated you…done. Rule three was to nominate others…done. Rule two is to share 7 things about yourself…that’s the hard bit.

  1. I have always loved good style, whether it is in clothes or homes and I am totally infatuated with great architecture and beautiful spaces and places.
  2. As most of you know, I will be 50 next year…and it’s kind of freaking me out. I don’t feel 50, but then how would I know what 50 is supposed to feel like?!
  3. I am notorious for refusing to follow a trend. So much so that I neither have seen more than 10 minutes of “Sex in the City”, nor have I read any of the Twilight or Harry Potter books. Although I have read every single one of the True Blood books, I’ve never watched the television series.
  4. I hate flying but love to travel, and as I live in Australia, flying is the only real way to get anywhere. To date I have filled one passport and I am working hard on filling a second.
  5. I spent 10 years of my adult life abstaining from alcohol…just because I could…but I’ll never do that again!
  6. I am fiercely loyal, to friends, family, fashion designers, you name it. Once you’re on my A-list chances are pretty good you’ll stay there.
  7. I am married to the nicest man I have ever met. The Fashion Mister is a fantastic friend, companion, confidant and partner.

Thank you again to the kind a generous women who have nominated me and As Time Goes…Buy for these awards. It is nice to know that there are some fantastic people out in the blogosphere who like what I get up to here. To go 7 days and get 6 awards is amazing!

 

Cheers,

Laura


One Lovely Blogger – an Award

Well the revamp of the blog must have worked because the lovely Kristi from Biscuits & NAVY has nominated As Time Goes…Buy for the “One Lovely Blogger Award”!

It’s absolutely sweet of her to think of me and lovely in the same sentence. As I have mentioned before, I originally joined the blogosphere to write about the fact that I was on break from shopping. However, in the process of that 90 days in the wilderness I have learned that I enjoy writing about fashion and style, food, fun and all things lifestyle. Additionally, and most importantly, I have found many others who inspire me in so many ways.

One of the rules to this award is to nominate 15 other bloggers. This will be easy as there are so many that I enjoy reading on a regular basis. Please be sure to check them out, not all of them are about fashion but all of them are inspiring. I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me.

1.  Detta Moda

2.  Truth and Cake

3.  Fashion Mashie

4.  Designchickee

5.  Old Vogue

6.  The Thread Affect

7.  Gracefully 50

8.  Glitter ‘N Glue

9.  The Fashion Secret

10.  Charming Trinity

11.  Pillows A-La-Mode

12.  The White Trash Gourmet

13.  Style on the Couch

14.  Helpful Annalisa

15.  Carr Party of Five

Rule number one was to acknowledge the person who nominated you…done. Rule three was to nominate others…done. Rule two is to share 7 things about yourself…that’s the hard bit.

  1. I have always loved good style, whether it is in clothes or homes and I am totally infatuated with great architecture and beautiful spaces and places.
  2. As most of you know, I will be 50 next year…and it’s kind of freaking me out. I don’t feel 50, but then how would I know what 50 is supposed to feel like?!
  3. I am notorious for refusing to follow a trend. So much so that I neither have seen more than 10 minutes of “Sex in the City”, nor have I read any of the Twilight or Harry Potter books. Although I have read every single one of the True Blood books, I’ve never watched the television series.
  4. I hate flying but love to travel, and as I live in Australia, flying is the only real way to get anywhere. To date I have filled one passport and I am working hard on filling a second.
  5. I spent 10 years of my adult life abstaining from alcohol…just because I could…but I’ll never do that again!
  6. I am fiercely loyal, to friends, family, fashion designers, you name it. Once you’re on my A-list chances are pretty good you’ll stay there.
  7. I am married to the nicest man I have ever met. The Fashion Mister is a fantastic friend, companion, confidant and partner.

Thank you again to Kristi at Biscuits & NAVY for nominating me. And thank you to all of you that stop by. I know time is valuable and it means a lot to me that you spend some of yours here at As Time Goes…Buy.

 

Cheers,

Laura


I Think I Cannes – Award Season – Reader Appreciation Award and a Little Ray of Shunshine

Yes, the Cannes Film Festival is over and done. And yes, you have seen every fashion blog and her sister do a post about the fashions.  Yes, the title of this blog post is “I think I Cannes – Award Season”. No, I am not going to rehash all the best and worst dressed stuff.

Although, for the record…this Dior dress worn by Diane Kruger was my favourite and if I were invited to a ball, it would be the dress I would be going for. In fact, if the Fashion Mister and I were not married but planning our wedding, this would be my wedding dress.

Do you think my step-daughter would get upset if I wore this dress to her wedding?

Hang on…I thought I wasn’t going to go into all that Cannes Award Season silliness? Did I just get distracted by my passion for fashion? I hate it when that happens. (Not really but if I don’t say that I’ll have to go to rehab – no, no, no).

So, why are we here? Focus!

Thanks to the lovely, lively and loquacious Jensine at jensinewall, I have been awarded the Reader Appreciation Award!

I think she likes me, she really, really likes me! (wait, that was a different awards ceremony). In fact, she even called me “stunning”. I wonder if she meant like a “stunned mullet” over the fact that there have been so many lovely and supportive followers?

If you haven’t stopped in to check out Jensinewall, please do. She is one clever and entertaining lass.

Luckily, she is a bit like me in that she isn’t very good at listening to authority or following the prescribed rules and has chosen to only follow certain ones. In honour of her cleverness and creativity, I will do the same. After all, as the saying goes, “Rules are made to be broken”.

The 3 Rules (or the 3 that remain so far unbroken);

1. Acknowledge the person who has given you the award and provide a link so you may share their greatness with the blogosphere. (I may have embellished that rule a bit – in fact it is so embellished it looks like it has been bedazzled).

2. Post your award (big yellow flower added to blog post = check).

3. Link to your nominees so that the blogosphere is sparkling with the bright shinniness of all the stars (this bit is true).

Travel with Jenn – She’s already given me some great tips on where to stay in Spain and I want to have her life of travel.

Modestly Chic – She’ll help you keep your heels, head and standards high!

A Little Old Fashioned – She’s cute, she’s clever and she does great outfit posts.

The Image Mistress – Because she is the next best thing to having my own stylist.

OldVogue – For all things pre-loved, handed down and unearthed!

Truth and Cake – For all of us who want to have our cake and eat it too!

Magnolia Grace – Who doesn’t love a girl with a cocktail in her hand and confetti in her hair?!

Chic Little Poor Girl – Can I just say “AMAZING!” This girl has the coolest, most fun sense of style. A true inspiration!

Please take the time to check out these blogs. I thank the blog-gods when I get an email update from each of them.

If you read all the way to here hoping for more about Cannes Fashions, I have provided a couple of links below to satisfy your craving for the high-life and haute couture.

p.s. just before posting this I recieved a message from my friend Valentina at Valentina Designs, she has awarded me a Sunshine Award! She knows I am not very good with the rules, so I don’t think she is expecting much and I won’t disappoint her. I have acknowledged her and provided a link. Posted the award here, see the above list and I already tell you all way too much about myself so don’t think I need to answer any random questions.

Cheers, and thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement!

Laura


Award Season – I Would Like to Thank…

Last week was pretty amazing on the award front. I woke to one award and then two days later  there were double awards!

So this post is all about thanking those who helped me get here…

WordPress for providing easy to use blog space.

Telstra Big Pond for my internet connection.

IBM and Philips for my computer and monitor.

Choke…snicker…falling off my chair!

Seriously though, a huge THANK YOU to all of you who stop around to read what I have written. Take a peak at what looks I have pulled together from my wardrobe. Encourage me with your comments. Share your fantastic style to further inspire me! As I write this, I am on day 80 of my 90 days of living out of my existing wardrobe and shopping hiatus. The first two weeks were hard but you all have helped keep me honest and focused on this adventure.

Now I would like to tell you a little about the awards and the great people who have awarded them to me…well, to my blog…which is an extension of me!

First award of the week came from Yummi Style and is the Sunshine Award. This blog is young and fresh, one girls incites to what is going on and should come off! She is so good at what she is blogging about that in 2 short months she has over 2,000 followers from around the world! How amazing is that? So to be nominated by her is a great honour.

The second award of the week came from Preethi at Chasing Yellow Cabs. Preethi is another young fashionista who is actually studying design at Parsons School of Design…think Project Runway and you’ll know the place. She has maturity beyond her years and writes a great, clever blog that encompasses her amazing lifestyle!

And finally, from the lovely Iva Fruhling I have been given the Kreativ Blogger Award. Iva has been leading an amazing life in the fashion world and has taken to blogging as a way to bring the fun back into that world. She’s a model and poses for most of the fantastic photos found on her blog.

All three of these awards came as a huge surprise. When I started blogging nearly three months ago, I was doing it to keep myself distracted from shopping and I really didn’t think anyone would read what a 40s, middle-aged woman had to say about fashion. So to get three awards in one week, all from lovely young women who have fantastic style of their own, is a really big deal to me.

Now these awards always come with rules, most of which I will break, and for that reason not even list because I don’t want you all to know which ones I am breaking! One rule I won’t break completely, I will just bend. That is about nominating others. I have received the Sunshine and Living Passionately Awards in the past and followed the rules. You can look at previous Award Season posts if you are the type that has to play by the rules. And as most of the rules for the Kreativ Blogger are the same…you can read previous posts.

But, because the award is Kreativ Blogger, I am going to be creative with the rules!

Rather than actually nominating 7, 10, 15 others (as is usually directed), I am simply going to provide you with a short list of bloggers that I enjoy following. This is not a complete or comprehensive list, but a few I hope you have a chance to visit.

Magnolia Grace

Detta Moda

Fashion Mashie

Design Chickee

Jensinewall

The Thread Affect

Gracefully 50

Now honestly, I am like most of you. There are probably about 50-75 blogs that I check-in on regularly. So I have kept the list short…and definitely sweet! These ladies are all great treats! Hope you enjoy!

Now your challenge. Can you leave me the link to one blog you follow that you would totally miss if they dropped out of the blogosphere?


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