1.11.2013

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so its no secret I am utterly beyond obsessed with the entertainment world...movies, tv, hollywood etc. growing up i put on plays constantly. i was always making tv shows, variety shows or dance shows in my garage with my younger sister. of course i was always in charge...i even made my dad film them....i wanted to be an actress so badly....but you know how that goes.

so of course i love award season! and if you don't know its right around the corner...starting off on sunday with the golden globes! however i am particularly excited for The Oscars this year because one of my favorite actors/writers is hosting...the one & only


Seth McFarland


he is one talented man & is exactly what the Oscars need to spruce up the show....the oscars are pretty big around my house & a few years ago I threw an aaamazing oscar party....we really went all out with decorations --- i wanted my guests to feel like they were the celebs going to an after Oscar party...take a look



Red Carpet leading into my house along with a VIP sign out front of our walkway


Inside house decorations - gold, streamers, stars, sparkle, VIP lounge duh


Oscar awards & reserved seating - obvi - its the oscars duh

And the winner is....



Festive table which was eventually filled with tons of food

Champagne served on a fancy tray with rasberries...only the best for celebs.


& it was hilarious because my sister hid outside in the bushes waiting for my friends to arrive so she could take pictures of them & be paparazzi...it was a great night.

 so yesterday they announced the nominees for this year (via The Wall Street Journal) take a look ----


Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin in “Argo”
Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in “The Master”
Sally Field in “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best animated feature film of the year
“Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
“Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
“ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
“Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore
Achievement in directing
“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Ang Lee
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell
 & the big chatter around hollywood is that Ben Affleck got snubbed for Best Director in Argo...what do you think?

ok ok enough about hollywood & the oscars today I have a cool girl for you all to meet who is currently living in LA the land of the stars....she has a fun lifestyle blog documenting her life & adventures in LA....a hello kitty, Britney Spears lover - this is a girl after my own heart...not to mention  she is one smart cookie....so without further ado meet





Hi there! I'm Nicole, and I'm the girl behind the blog Treasure Tromp. My blog started as a way to document my attempts at finding life's hidden treasures ... and as a way to distract myself from my PhD program in psychology.

 When I'm not studying or working on program evaluations, I like to hike and camp around southern California, obsess over hedgehogs, make a mess in the kitchen and work on my photography. Come stop by my blog to say hello - I'm looking forward to meeting you!



If it was your last day on earth what would you do: 
If it were my last day on earth I would indulge in some of the finer things in life, like a delicious sushi dinner (and lunch?) with a top notch bottle of wine. I would also make sure all my loved ones knew exactly how much they mean to me. And of course I'd make sure to spend the entire day with my manfriend.
Whats the story behind your blog name: 
I came up with the name Treasure Tromp while I was sitting in a hotel in Vancouver during last spring in 2012. After a couple of drinks, my boyfriend and I were throwing around a couple of ideas of the name. I knew immediately that I wanted 'treasure' to be included (I have always had a complete obsession with findings little treasures) but it took a while to come up with the rest. After a while, I realized that while I love treasure hunting, I am not always the most graceful when I do - I sort of tromp around. And then Treasure Tromp was born.
On thing we don't know about you but you should: I've got pretty flexible shoulders and can jump rope with my arms.


Soooo Nicole is giving you messy readers the chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Sephora & Large Ad on her fabulous blog!





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Feeling Lucky? 

Enter to Win a $25 AMEX Gift Card & Nail Polish HERE


ANDDDDDD



Starting next friday - introducing a brand new link up from ME - Kelly of Messy Dirty Hair and Lindsey of Peace Love Sequins!




So What Is Fearless Fashion Fridays?
Fearless Fashion Fridays is a link up where you share a trend via picture ie pinterest that you want to try but are afraid to or you share a trend you have actually tried! We wanted to make it open to both bloggers who brave the outfit posts as well as those who don’t or haven’t tried them yet!

Fearless Fashion Fridays will start next Friday, January 18th! So get your posts ready!
Will you look fear in the face!?  We hope so! Can’t wait to see what you come up with! 


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28 comments:

P!nky said...

LOVE the party idea, that looks so fantastic. I wanna join in the fun!

YAY new linkup, I love it too!

Thanks for the sweet tweet yesterday!

xoxxo

Stephanie {Life, Actually} said...

OMGosh - that party looks like SO much fun!

Happy Friday!

amber.m said...

What a fun party!!! :)

TheTinyHeart said...

Love the idea for your new link up!

-Sharon
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Ashley said...

I'm pretty bummed over Affleck not getting nominated. ;( I LOVED Argo!

Chelsie said...

I love the idea of an Oscar party! Looks super fun!

Michael Z said...

That party looks like it was a blast! Sadly, the only movie listed that I even saw was Brave - which was adoable. Les Mis, Lincoln and Silver Linings are on on my list, I just haven't got around to it yet.

elle at wishingoodluck said...

Oooh the red carpet is the perfect touch for an Oscars party, I love it!

ashlyn williams said...

LOVE this giveaway! hope i win!

ashlyn@letitbebeautiful.com

Sarah Hartley said...

What a fun party that you threw! I'd love to go to a party like that.

Mrs. H said...

Super fun party! And I love the new linkup

smk053078 said...

Um, I want to be invited to your next party! This looked like so much fun. You always are so giving!! And this link up sounds so fun!!! You sooooo smart!!

tiffany said...

wow love all the decorations! great job!! :)

Brittany T. said...

what a fun and super creative party to have!! looks so fabulous!! happy new year!

Janna Renee said...

I wanna play! I did the one outfit awhile back and never got to share it! I love that you guys had an Oscar party. I am sooo not surprised. Haha.

stephanie c said...

love it! this is making me want to throw a party :)

Chantele Cross-Jones said...

Aww your party looks like such fun! What a great idea to have an oscars theme
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Lulu and Sweet Pea said...

Awesome giveaway, as always! xoxo

Megan said...

oooh so excited for Fearless Fashion FrIdays! that sounds like a lot of fun! and thanks for the great giveaways, I'm excited to build up my nailpolish selection :)

Megan said...

I meant nail polish from Sephora. then I saw that you are giving away more nail polish in another post. and I feel like now it's my lucky day :)

Kristine Foley said...

LOVE the party and looking forward to the new link up as well! Also love me some Nicole :) XOXOO

Karrie S said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

Meli said...

Thank you for offering this giveaway!

Nikki said...

What an adorable themed party! Thats awesome!

Kristine Foley said...

Seriously too much fun!

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