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Monday, June 9, 2008

New Award, and I've been tagged!

Yay, I got an award!

Deb at Deb's Country Kisses awarded me with the Arte Y Pico award! I am so excited! Thank you so much, Deb, this really means a lot to me! Deb is one of those people that I felt like I had known forever when I started reading her blog. Isn’t it odd you have can feel an instant kinship with someone you’ve never met? I’d like to pass this award along to some of my favorite blogs. Many of my faves already had this award, so I am giving it to those who don’t have it yet. Believe me, all of the blogs in my list of favorites deserve this, but I can pass it on to only five and let the rest of you bless others!

The rules that apply to this award is as follows:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4.The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. To show these rules.

I am awarding the following blogs in alphabetical order:

Donna at An Enchanted Cottage. I first saw Donna’s cottage rooms on Rate My Space and they instantly became some of my favorites. Then I found her on the blogs! Imagine my excitement at getting to see even more of her beautiful home and lovely creamy white painted furniture! She also has a lovely garden full of birdbaths and fountains. I love visiting her blog.

Robin at Bittersweet Punkin. This was one of the first blogs I visited and I was struck by the love she has for her family and her stories of their lives. She also creates some beautiful things and has her own online shop! We also share a love for the music of Dan Fogelberg. Stop on by her site for a listen.

Kat at Katerpillars No More has such a fun blog. Her personality just shines through, and she creates the most amazing dolls and other fun stuff. She has a wonderful testimony about her life and I admire her more than she can possibly know for her strength and the willingness to share about the things she has been through.

Nikki at The Scarlett Rose Garden has the funnest blog! She has some incredible vintage dresses and she actually uses them! I love her sense of fun, and she has the sweetest little boy. I am having so much fun watching her progress on her older house. She has a great sense of humor and I just love finding comments from her!

Glenda at Tootsie Time is new to blogging, but she has already taken the blogging world by storm! She raises her own flowers from seed in a lovely greenhouse her husband made for her, and has terrific gardening advice and is always willing to answer questions. She has hilarious stories about her three precious children that will have you howling in laughter.

I’ve been tagged by Robin at Bittersweet Punkin! If you haven't seen her blog yet, hop on over! She is one of the bloggers I am awarding above. So here are my five questions:

1.What was I doing 10 years ago? I was married and had 3 children at home; a 17 year old, a 9 year old and a 5 year old. I was working third shift at a factory making cathode ray guns for TV tubes and was serving as a shop steward in the union. The above pic is a cathode ray gun. The diagram makes perfect sense to me! I don’t remember much else as I never had enough sleep and life was a blur. Seriously! I also had purchased my first computer and was really enjoying being online! I was blissfully unaware that the next year and a half was going to bring about BIG changes.

2. Five things on my To-Do list: Finish clearing out boxes from the living room and shampoo the carpet (it has served as a storage room); paint all of the furniture that I have had sitting in the garage waiting to be painted; try my hand at sewing by making a pillow cover for the rattan chair I got for free that still needs to be painted; weed the flower gardens; finish up the Old House which needs a good cleaning so I can sell it (long story); do general cleaning around this house.
3. Snacks I enjoy: Dove chocolate, Godiva chocolate, cheesecake, fresh fruit, anything sweet! 4. Things I would do if I were a millionaire: Pay a maid to come clean my house! Pay off the house and buy a vacation cottage on a lake and a pontoon boat and speedboat; travel around the world, especially Europe; go back to school and get my bachelor’s degree then a master’s degree; send my kids to the college of their choice; do some good in this world!

5. Places I have lived: Three different towns in northwest Ohio and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I wish I could live in Paris!

I'm tagging all the people who received my award! This was fun, and I think its a great way to learn a little bit about our friends.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful evening!


Anonymous said...

Well thank you SOOOOOO much for the award, Kady!! My gosh, I'm so honored, and I really thank you for all the kind words... I will have to post my quiz answers sometime this week!! Some of my answers won't be far off from yours (i.e. hiring a MAID!) LOL...Donna

Deb said...

Hi Kady, thanks for your lovely words, you so deserved this award. What a great meme. Deb

BittersweetPunkin said...

You are such a Doll!! Thank you so much for the award...I am truly honored!! Congrats on receiving it yourself! I love visiting you too although I am a bit behind right now...I hope to be back up on Wednesday..I am having a bout with a stomach bug. Yuck. We just got our power back after being without it for a while...its been raining real hard with really strong winds and I am getting ready to go back up to bed..and I saw that you came over and got are so SWEET!!

And how wonderful of you to honor our friend Kat too...isn't she a Gem? I am so glad you discovered her...I will post about the award when I post again...Kat tagged me too a few days ago so I have to remember that too...LOL!

Have a great evening!!
BIG Hugs,

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh,,I ADORE Godivas fave...milk not dark!

Tootsie said...

well aren't you just the sweetest thing! Thank you so much for the award and for the wonderful bio. I am flattered beyond words. Now...who will I tag....
by the you mind if I put you on my list of favs? I read you all the time...just don't comment...

Tootsie said...

would you please tell me how to add a link to my blog? I can't get it to work!

Tootsie said...

I also will be accepting your tag...just have to do it! lol

Anonymous said...

Hi Kady,
Just dropped by to say hi. Cleaning the mens room is so disgusting. Hallelujah, I'm done with that one.


Jaderocks said...

Thanks for stopping by. I used to collect watermelon items and now I switched to Jadite but I still like watermelons. We are both from Northwest Ohio. I work in a factory. I enjoyed reading your tag answers.
I'll be back

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congrats on the award! And it was fun getting to know a little more about you...

bj said...

Congrats for receiving the award..I really enjoyed reading your answers...
xo bj

kat449 said...

Hi Kady,
What an honor youve blessed me with. from the deepest place in my heart..I thank you. You have touched me deeply and scared me as well...Im a piddlin all over meself! you have probably read on my blog...I am not "just" computer challenged, but I have learning disabilities that prevent me from understanding or following thee simplist directions, sooooo I will do my very best to accept this award and follow thru by trying to go around the barriers I have. I will be adding so many of my new friends & their links to my blog, but Im in the process of finding help now. I so appreciate any and all patience until I do & perhaps a prayer...and count on it, I will.
Congrats on a well deserved award yourself. Im so humbled to be apart of such heavy hitting woman of excellence. Blessings of hope, Kat