Friday, January 28, 2011

An Award? Really?

Imagine my surprise when my slack arse got a note from the most awesome Carol over at The Antique Texan telling me she awarded me with the Stylish Blogger Award! I have been seeing this award all over the Blogisphere so I'm very honored that girlfriend awarded this to me and I'm now in the mix with Carol and other very inspiring bloggers! Truly astonished!

Carol's blog is one that I follow and check in on every day. Carol is classy, witty, bright and generous with a huge heart. She is truly one of my closest and oldest blog friends and if ever I had the chance to meet face to face over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, I bet it would be like I've known her for-evah. SO THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU CAROL!!

So, here's the lay of the land, or the accepting of the award in this case:
A. Thank and link back to the person that awarded you or me in this case. (above)
B. Share seven things about you.
C. Pay it forward to 15 (or so) recently discovered bloggers (I'm going recently discovered by ME b/c some have been around for longer.)
D. Contact those bloggers about the award!

B. Share: I found this part very difficult as I'm not really a 'share-er'. OK, that's total BS, if anything I probably over share. I'm just not that interesting. But here is my attempt at wowing you with trivia of me:

  • I have been in my house for 12 almost 13 years now and if there was such a thing for me as a home pc, blogs or digital cameras back then, well, let's just say I could have led the charge in the whole DIY Single Female Blog genre.

  • I am a dancer at heart, though not by body or willingness to be totally poor. I cry at EVERY. EPISODE. of So You Think You Can Dance and it literally hurts when I think that my years of dancing on a stage are long over.

  • I am lucky to have been born skinny (though I'm totally average now), because I LOVE. FOOD. and do not think I would have ever had the will power to diet.

  • I dream OFTEN of winning the lottery and thinking of all the good we could do and all the fun we could have if jobs and money were no longer 'worries'.

  • I'm a girly girl, loving fashion, can't shop enough, love skincare, won't go without a pedi (but for winter to give the toes a rest from the polish).

  • But I LOVE football and sports. I love college football and the NFL, I play co-ed 2-hand touch football in Spring & Fall.

  • I have not just 1-2 besties, but a mob of 10-12 of close girlfriends! And they are ALL. AWESOME. And we have all been friends for over 10 years, most meeting during our post-college years here in RVA (and celebrated & mourned many, many things over those years).

C. Pay forward. While this should have been easy, Carol also loves SEVEN of the same blogs I love and would have awarded AND then I looked at some of my other favorites to ensure they had not already received the award.

Life at Chateau Whitman

Russet Street Reno


Dream Home DIY

This Fresh Fossil

Muse Lodge

Life and Love at Leadora

My Busy Craft Life

La Vie Quotdienne

Cul-de-Sac Chic

Our Humble A{Bowe}d

Pregnant with Power Tools

The Yellow Front Door

The Nest on the Hill

(I did check a month's worth of your posts, so if you've already received this award my apologies, let me know!)

D. Now that I'm finally done with all of these challenging things, I'm off to contact these lovely blogs. If they are new to you, please check them out. They're talented and worthy.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Are You An Addict? (Relax, it involves a giveaway.)

I definitely am and if you are then you already know about Sunny's CSN giveaway. If you are not an addict, I highly recommend heading over to Life in Rehab and becoming one. That is, unless you just don't like funny and creative people. Then you should probably not head over.

Congrats to Sunny on reaching 350 publicly admitted Addicts!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm still here....

I think I'm still in my post-Holiday depression. Maybe I'm not, but just can't stand the cold (unless I'm in the mountains strapped to a snowboard). Either way, I've not been very busy and have not had much to post about. BUT, that doesn't mean I haven't been stalking my favorites blogs. Every Day. Loyally.

Other than stalking your blogs everyday, here are some other things that I have been up to:

1) UnDecorating for Christmas.
2) Updating our house calendar with the goings ons of The Kellys.
3) A little shopping.
4) Learning more and more how to drive in snow.
5) Getting my reading done for my War & Peace book club meeting coming up Jan. 26
6) New Years Organizing that I somehow seem to want to do at the start of every new year, including a) food pantry, b) sock drawers, c) cabinets under the sinks in bathroom.

7) The biggest thing was to clean up our Coat Closet/HVAC closet/Broom Closet. It's not been cleaned out since my hubbs moved in. If I'd known the ugly little space would've looked so different afterwards, I would've snapped some pictures. I pulled out all of the coats and got rid of 3 coats that I not longer wore, leaving all of the misters in a pile on the dining room table for him to go thru. Then I pulled everything out, hung a 2' shelf for all of the cleaning products (which in turn caused me to have to move the broom/mop hanger, lower & under the shelf. Then I laid out some loose tiles that I was going to Freecycle & tossed a nasty 2x3 rug that was in there, put everything back while tossing unused items and WOW factor, I had a brand new coat closet. I'm ashamed I got no pics, but I really didn't expect it to turn out as well as it did.

The next few items on my short list include organizing our book shelves (which have also not been touched since shoving all of the hub's books in there with mine) and working on my dining room table inspired by
this and this over at my girl Sara's blog, Russet Street Reno!! I will definitely be snapping pictures of these makeovers.