12.15.2009

A Thank You & An Award (or two)

I planned on dazzling you with my gift tags
or my additional shopping from fellow bloggers today...
but kids and a new (work) project got in the way of my blogging.
Instead I will give a BIG thanks to the following people
and pass on a little cheer for the holiday season!



A VERY BIG THANK YOU
to Rita at Let's Embellish
I just got a my very own holiday surprise in the mail today.
Rita sent me a super-cute package of chipboard tags,
accents and an amazing photo/note holder.
If you like scrapbooking or just simply want to be inspired,
go check her out...her designs are beautiful!
I will post a photo soon!

And now for some awards!
From Jenn at Rook No. 17
My real life buddy, crafter, and baker extraordinaire
bestowed this lovely little gem that she designed herself.
I am touched and honored!


There is only one rule and it is simple: 
Pass this award on to ONE blogger
that you think is truly outstanding,
in both in their writing/posting,
and their treatment of fans, commenters,
and fellow bloggers.
 (this award is not part of the pick your own bling party)

This one goes to my pals Holly and Charisse at Life laugh Latte...They were my first followers that I did not actually know! 

From Tiffany at My Journey in Motherhood

I have received this before and am highly honored to receive it again!
Thank you! Here is the link to the post.
Because this award has very specific rules,  
it is not part of the Pick Your Own Bling Party.


NOW FOR THE PICK YOUR OWN BLING PARTY


The rules: I am supposed to share 7 things about me.
(I'll keep it short...I think)
1. I am a natural blonde...no one believes me.
2. If I had patience, I would love to go
back to school and become a teacher - 
never gonna happen...the patience part that is.
3. I was hoping to have two boys so that I could
drop all the bird and the bees talks on my hubby.
4. I love sparkly things.
I was very keen on the fad that included lots of
gems and stud on shirts and shoes
(that was a long time ago...)
5. I have only ever lived in California
and never more than 5-6 miles from the beach.
6. When I find something I like, I buy multiples.
I once had 20 of the same turtleneck...
10 were black.
7. I still have not figured out why people pay me to write.


From Holly and Charisse at Life Laugh Latte

From Polly at 5th Sister

From Daffy at Batcrap Crazy

From Lynn at Midday Escapades 

The rules...list 10 things that make me happy
(and tag 10 blogs that brighten my day).
1. Joe
2. Jules
3. Laughter
4. Sunshine
5. An email or phone call from a friend
6. Really good coffee
7. Treasure hunting...and finding treasure.
8. Listening to my fave country songs on my ipod.
9. When the computer works.
10. Sitting on the deck listening to the waves crash.
11. Visiting blog, getting/giving thoughtful comments.

From Corrie at Just Because My Pickle Talks Does Not Make Me An Idiot


So, following the precedent set by Holly and Charisse...
because it is the holidays,
will the following bloggers please pick out a shiny new award for yourself!


Trying to spread the holiday cheer around!
I bet there are a million typos in this post...
but at 12:40 am I do not care. I'll fix them tomorrow!


All of you - 
that means anyone who swings on by -
is awesome and appreciated.


Cheers!
Holly



25 comments :

  1. Ooooh! Thanks Holly! I am going to pick the Remarkable Reader because your blog is always a remarkable read! All your awards are well deserved. Congrats!

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  2. Congrats on all pretty bling!

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  3. Wow, I am thinking I need to adopt your living close to the beach concept. Fun stuff.

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  4. Congrats on the many awards! You totally deserve them! ;)

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  5. Congratulations on all the awards!! You are more than deserving!!!

    Thank you so much for gifting me with an award. I'm honored! :)

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  6. Wow, you were up late! Congrats on the goodies and awards :)

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  7. I don't remember the last time I was awake that late!!

    Congratulations on all of your blog bling!

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  8. YAY for wards...congrats all!!

    ~WM

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  9. Aww shucks Holly, thanks for all your kind words. I'm having "one of those days" and your accolades really lifted my spirits. You know I'm a sucker for all things vintage, so I'm going to grab that cute lil' cowgirl. Thank you! I can't wait to see who Holly & Charisse chose to pass my award on to. It's going to be fun watching it travel, and getting to meet new, amazing bloggers as a result.

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  10. You are awesome, congrats!

    As for the list, I am also a natural blond but I have been dying my hair auburn since I was about 17; I also have only ever lived near the beach.

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  11. While I would have been just as happy to see your snazzy gift tags I must say I am honored that I get to pick my own bling! I must have the one from Batcrap Crazy. That one is perfect.

    You are very deserving of all of your awards!!

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  12. Congrats on all those awards honey! Kori xoxo

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  13. Congrats on the awards, darlin'!

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  14. Who pays you to write?! I want to get paid!

    LOL Congrats on all your pretty bling!

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  15. Congrats on all the awards!! Thanks for stopping by, I subscribed to you as well.

    P.s. I also blog late, late at night!

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  16. So many blogs to check out! I love it! Can't wait to see your gift tags. I need some inspiration!!! :)

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  17. Keep saying..."I think I can, I think I can"...it will all get done. Pace yourself friend, and get some sleep! Thank you for the super thoughtful award. I love it, and it means a lot coming from you! I'm sending prayers your way that you get great inspiration for your book. Holly:)

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  18. Wow, congrats on all your bling! You so deserve it. Thanks for my choice, too. I'm going to save it for my next award day. Thanks love!

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  19. Congrats!! I grew up for a little while in S. CA..still have family there

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  20. Wow...look at all that bling! Congrats to you. (I had all the shirts with the sparkly things on the front too...loved it at the time) Sue

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  21. Wow! Congrats on the awards! You've been a busy little blogger!!!

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  22. Congrats!

    I can't believe you are a real blonde either. WOW! you have great hair!

    Boy, so many awards, but you are a great writer! Popping over to your site is a ray of sun.

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  23. Holly! Tears are running down my face... I feel so honored and bummed that I missed yesterday!
    I do have an answer for you though. You are an awesome writer, funny, intelligent, stylish! THAT is why you're paid to write.

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  24. I apologize for being behind in my bloggy world. Congrats to you on your awards and thank you so much for bestowing me with one.

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  25. Aw, you deserve 'em!!!!!

    http://candyflosspersie.blogspot.com/

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Thanks for stopping by! I read and appreciate all of your sweet words and the time you have spent on my blog. I try hard to respond to comments and visit your blogs... eventually, but I will be honest life is pretty crazy right now!

Thanks for swinging by my place. See ya soon!