Sunday, June 5, 2011

I'm a Winner!

Lindy, from Lindy Legends, has very kindly honored me with this award:

If you haven't been by yet, please take a minute to check out Lindy's blog. She's a mom with a plan!

  So here's how it works:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award by linking back to them in your post.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news!

7 Facts About Me
1. I wish I could spend more time with my kids, and not just by them.

I dream of two completely contradictory alt-lives. 
        Dream 1: Living in a city loft, very industrial with exposed vents and pipes. There would be stainless steel, distressed mahogany, and sheer whites throughout. The kids will attend private school, my husband will wear a suit, (as will I but only because I look hot in one) The windows must be left open at all times to achieve the blowing sheers picture in my head, and since the nearest big city is NYC, that might be a problem at times...

        Dream 2: Living deep in the country in a log cabin. We usually have bare feet, and there is never any harm in the kids calling a dip in the pond, a bath. I make most of the kids clothes, and home-school them. They love to help in the garden, and with the few animals, which sustain most of our needs. We are green, free, and finding that connection with the energy of nature...

3. I have a craft addiction. When I see something awesome, I never think where to get it, but rather, "How can I make that?"

I love the smell of rain, and get psyched for a good thunderstorm. 
5. I am the messiest neat-freak I know ;-) Never will you find a mother so crazy as to explode over yet ANOTHER sock in the same place...again...who will walk by a Popsicle wrapper on the floor thinking, "I'll get it in a minute."

6. Summer is my favorite! It's like a burst of life (Isn't that supposed to be spring? ...Oh global warming...)
7. My love/hate of late? Pens. I really want to have a pen. A pen of my very own. But I can't seem to find the pen. I lost it long ago.

So in my final decision of this post, the 15 that I must choose from what seems like hundreds that I pop through, I decided to go with a theme. I like themes! The 15 blogs I have chosen are all a branch of Artsy. Some creative force drives these bloggers to create, whether it is in words, or a thing of beauty. 

15 Bloggers I'd Like to Award the Versatile Blogger Award to (in no particular order):


Lauren said...

Thank you so much! How very sweet of you :)

Karina said...

Thank you stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Came by to return the love and follow back :)Happy to be your newest follower!!

Oh your daughter's a green belt!! That is so exciting!! She is nearing being a red belt :)
Our children and their baby cry mami's :)
I cry every single time! They grow up way to fast!!

Have a great week xo Karina

Adriana Iris said...

Thanks so much for my award =) and congrats to you.

PinkSparkle And Lace said...

Thank you for the award! I am honored. I like your blog too {and I'm a new follower}.
I hope you signed up for the giveaway when you were there :-)
Have a wonderful week,

WarmSunshine said...

It's very kind of you :) Thank you very much. I'll show this one off on my blog :)

I'm Jess said...

So sweet of you! Thank you!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

What a wonderful surprise!!! Thanks for the award. I came over here to follow you back. I also am going to check out your other blog and the links to coupon pages. I am a coupon novice and trying to get better. So, hopefully you can inspire me.

Dee @

coupon chick said...

Wowers! I love how you talked of your 2 dreams. I think the same thing...I long for the big city life but then a part of me wants the simpler things. I just chalked it up to undiagnosed bipolar issues! LOL

Found you by way of the "I love my online friends" hop!

Shawn @ said...

I love the smell AFTER rain. The air just smells so clean & pure. Hiiii! I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to swing by & visit my blog when you have a chance! If you have a Twitter I'd love to be friends there as well! xoxo! & @shelbylatelycom

nikki said...

thank you muchly for the award :)
i could have wrote those facts myself, apart from the last one, i got a nice new pink pen a couple of weeks ago :)
would love to live in new york, my fave city in the whole wide world!! that pic you have of a loft apartment is A.mazing, can i add it to pinterest?
now following you on twitter too xoxo


You so deserved this award! Numbers 5 and 7-we are living parallel lives, girl! My 2 y/o just ran past me in nothing but a diaper and brown marker lines. Seriously! :P

Shanae Branham said...

I’m following you from “I love my online friends blog hop”. I look forward to your follow back.

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Colie's Kitchen said...

Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

Mama Chocolate said...

I love your conflicting dreams! ;-)
I can see myself in both of those lives too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm following you now too! :-)

Johanna at Mama Chocolate
Family life, tips for mom, reviews, giveaways and more!

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Love your blog.
Can we follow each other?

Jen said...

Congrats on the award and thanks for joining us on Thrifty Thursday. I have returned the love.

Denise McD said...

How adorable is your blog!? and omg i love the 7 things about you :) I love the NYC thing right to the Little House pic lol... I always wanted a simply little house life :) I cant wait to read and dig in more! I am following you :)

Found you over at the bassgiraffe's blog hop :) Hope you can check out my blog right now we are having a huge birthday bash and giving away over 10 prizes!

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Camille said...

Such a fun post- it is fun to get to know you! Found you on the blog hop and I am your newest follower! I would love to have you follow back if you want!
Camille @

Things Sent My Way said...

Congrats on the Versatile Blogger Award!!!

I'm following from the Mingle Monday hop. Come visit me back!

Michelle @ Things Sent My Way