Thursday, January 22, 2009


I have been blessed in the past week week to receive some awards for some of my favorite bloggers. Isn't the blogging community sweet and wonderful and supportive! High school should be more like the blogging community.

I received the lemonade award from Cindy at Tinta's Treasures and from Snowman Hill. These girls are creative with the junk and thrifty decorating. Check them out please!

What this award is about...

Bloggers who show great attitude and gratitude.

What you have to do...

Upon receiving The Lemonade Award, you also pass it on to other bloggers who you think show great attitude and gratitude.
Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I pass this award onto these bloggers:
The Artful Life
Polka Dot and Picket Fences
Thrift Shop Romantic
Tomboy Around Town

I also received this cool award from WhisperWood Cottage. She manages to find some of the coolest junk--stuff I never see around these parts!
What the Award is About...

"This Blog invests and believes the Proximity- nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming...these kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self- aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!"

I pass this award onto:
Primtiques and Poetry
The Joy Of
Sanctuary Arts at Home
The Graves House
Kari and Kijsa

I was also tagged ( I loved tag as a kid--freeze tag and cartoon tag were my favorites!) by A Southern Rose (this name conjures up the most wonderful southern images).

Here are the rules... Link to the person who tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Write 7 random things about yourself. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and link to them. Let each person know that you tagged them. Here goes...

1. Not sure if I shared this one before--I can't stand to sleep with socks on, even in the dead of winter, and I sleep with my feet sticking out of the covers. I say that I have to "breathe" through my feet.

2. I like to clean the oven and even though I have a self cleaning oven, I do it with easy-off. It is gratifying to see the results and doesn't smoke up the house.

3. I like peanut butter and pickles sandwiches on wheat bread-mmm.

4. I hated tomatoes until I craved them during my first pregnancy--now I love them.

5. I crave chocolate like crazy once a month (yes, during PMS), and it is not in my head like some male GYN would like to suggest!

6. I was a synchronized swimmer as a child. I was also on the swim team, but I only did that because they got to eat dry jello before a race and I wanted to eat dry jello powder too!

7. My husband and I got "pretend" married on our first date at the forester's ball at the University of Montana. I still have the fake wedding certificate and the plastic rings we received

I tag Margo! (I know she has already received some of the above awards--so she gets the tag!).

There is also a tag going around to post your 4th picture in your 4th file. Here is mine--it is a furniture redo, a picnic bench painted with wildflowers. I tag all of you for the picture tag--it is fun, show us what you got!
Happy end of the week--enjoy!


  1. Congrats to you! by the way---My book came yesterday. Can't wait to get into it. ~Mindy

  2. Congrats on all the awards!!! You deserve them!

  3. You are so deserving of these awards girl! Love checking in on you and seeing what you're up to. My love of home reminds me a lot of your love of home.

  4. Congrats on your great awards! I'm stopping by from SITS--beautiful blog! I like the picture tag idea, I should do it... after I finish the HW I'm avoiding now! Keep Writing!!

  5. congrats on your awards, and thanks so much for passing one on to me. i enjoy reading your blog often. thanks for sharing the kindness!

  6. Thank you so much for including us!! Wow- you are very deserving of so many wonderful awards!! We are so excited to be named!! Thank you!!!
    kari & kijsa

  7. Thank you so much for the wonderful award! I am honored! and congrats on your awards!

  8. Bec, You are such the sweetheart. Giving me this award and allowing me the opportunity to brag about you and some of my other blog friends by passing it along.
    I posted about it this morning
    Blessings and thanks

  9. Becky, thank you so much for this award - it just made my day! Thanks for also sharing yor story about yoru gratitude journal. I had tears in my eyes as I read about your journey. We are grateful everyday that Colin is still alive and truly believe in the power of positive thinking.

  10. Congrats on the awards! Thanks for playing TAG! I think that is so sweet that you still have the fake marriage certificate and fake wedding rings! You should do a post on them on your 'real' anniversary and show the fake ones and the real ones! That would be neat.

    Hugs,Lee Laurie

  11. You so deserve all of the awards! You have such a great blog and are just so sweet. like cleaning your oven? Crazy question...but how do you do it?? I'm new at this whole thing and don't have a self cleaning oven. Mine could sure use a good scrubbing. Seriously, how?

  12. Just stopping by from SITS to say Hi! You were above me in roll call...goodness me you have A LOT of awards!
    Take care!


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