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Kreativ Award: From Mrs. Hammer

A few days ago ...Expect Miracles... nominated our blog for the Kreativ Blogger award.  I was having a bad day, as aunt flow had shown up the night before, I still hate her but understand that it's just not time yet for us.  I had a dentist appointment that went great and then I irritated my eye so much so that I could hardly see out of it and it looked like I had been punched in the face because it was so swollen.  Anyway, when I got to work and read my gmail quickly and my google alerts told me about this award, it brightened my morning up!

So, this is how it works:

1-Thank the person who nominated you for this award.



2-Copy the logo and place it on your blog.


3-Link to the person who nominated you for this award.


4-Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.


5-Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.


6-Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.


7-Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.


So, first off, thank you Mrs. Hammer for nominating my blog for this award, you are too sweet.  You always comment on my posts and remind me that I do have kind readers that are supporting my husband and I along this journey.  It's great to have friends like you and all the others out there that constantly read...

Second of all, the award:



And now, the 7 things about me that you don't already know.  This one is kind of hard because I talk so openingly on my blog but I'm going to give it a try...

1. My new favorite ice cream is Cold Stone's Pumpkin Pie in the Sky.  It's pumpkin ice cream, carmel syrup, graham crackers and whipped cream.  YUM!

2. I have my ears pierced two times in each ear.

3. Speaking of piercings, I once had my belly button pierced.  {I feel like I might have talked about this before but I can't find the exact reference so I'm just going with it...}  I did when I was on Spring Break in MN away from my parents.  It was a great idea at the time.  Long story short, it got infected, I was on a family vacation that was a warm weather location, I took it out and now the only thing I have is a scar to prove it did exist.  I'm not proud but I did do it.

4. I'm a HUGE fan of musicals.  I'm not a crazy fan of them, though.  I enjoy the music, the costumes, the band/orchestra, the getting-dressed-up-and-going part, the ticket stub that serves as a reminder that you went, collecting the broadway playbill from each show attended, etc... you get the idea.  I'm not, however, good at names of people in the shows unless they are famous from something else.  I have thought that one day when we finish our basement that I might frame the playbills that I have a put them on a wall down there.  But first things first, couches for the living room, then a patio off the deck {projects for next Spring (cross your fingers)} ...

5. When it comes to home remodeling/decorating, I have a wicked good memory about how things were and how they are now.  For instance, the lady I babysit for, she's lived in her house for about 2 years.  It's quite a bit bigger than my house and she's got LOTS of wall space to not only paint but decorate with pictures and things.  Well, almost every time I come over there I notice something different that she's done to decorate.  I hadn't been there for about 3 weeks and I was there last night.  I walked in a noticed that the wreaths on her front door looked different.  I noticed that her dining room had {beautiful} furniture in it, the walls throughout her living/kitchen area were all faux painted, and even the greenery that she changed in her faux flowers...  It's really strange how I can pay attention to those things but I can't remember to get my wallet out of my coat pocket that I wore yesterday that's still at home...

6. I prefer Coke products over Pepsi.

7. I played the piano for 8 years growing up.  I don't know that I could do much with it now without much practice but I have the knowledge stored away...


So for the nominies:

1. A Soft Place to Land... and her beautiful mantel.

2. Four Munkees... and all of her handmade lovelies.

3. Good Food, Good Friends, Good Life...and the sneak peak of their nursery.

4. Footy Pajamas... and these YUMMY Party Pinwheels that she made for her son's birthday.

5. Rare and Beautiful Treasures ... and her stunning mantel and dinning table decor.


6. Blue-Eyed Bride ... and her absolutely gorgeous nursery for her son Hudson.


7. Mada's Place ... I can't even link anything in particular because it's ALL so stinkin' cute!!!

Comments

Erin said…
Thank you so much for the blog award!! :)
That Pumpkin Pie ice cream sound delish. I've got a good story about belly button rings and Good Food, Good Friends, Good Life is apart of it! Oh to be in college again...lol!
Mrs. Hammer said…
You are very welcome...and have have GOT to try that ice cream!
Julie said…
Congrats on the nomination! I liked reading your 7 random things. I also got my belly button pierced...and in MN, too! I tried the Pumpkin Pie in the Sky the other day. It's amazing!

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