Oh my goodness! This is all so unexpected. It was an honor just to be nominated. Where to begin?

I’d like to thank The Academy, my agent, and …

Brad Hogan for making my website look + feel as delicious as a slice of salted caramel cheesecake. I’m addicted to your artistry.

Rebecca Pollock for making my class materials feel more like glossy gossip magazines, instead of boring ol’ e-books.

Alexandra Franzen for copy sparkling, pop culture musings, and for being one of my biggest supporters. (I wuv you forever & ever.)

Genavieve Shingle for all the loving legal advice. So good to know you’ve got my back, like one of Bieber’s bodyguards.

Emily Scott for taking beautiful photos at lightening-fast speed — and for making me look hotter than Angelina Jolie (well, according to my husband. 😉

Melissa Hoffman for hair & makeup that makes me feel like a Victoria’s Secret Angel. (Please move in with me. I’m lost without you.)

Melanie Kluger for her fashion styling prowess, and for bringing tons of stripes, polka dots and pops of candy-colored amazingness into my life.

Sweet & Spark Jewelry for lending their gorgeous vintage designs for a series of blog photos.

People Magazine for being a never-ending source of inspiration & Hollywood scandal. (You’re my muse!)

Starbucks for all those Pumpkin Spice Lattes, keeping me going through long days on my laptop. (Please keep them stocked, year round! PSL 4EVER!)

Last but never (ever) least …

My husband, Gary Cassera, for being the ultimate inspiration and best teacher on this entrepreneurial journey. And for always showing love — even when I’m a crankpot.

My dogs – Jake, Lily, Kita for their continued patience while Mom re-launches her website & brand. I owe you tons of hikes & cuddles.