Friday, February 25, 2011


I received the stylish blogger award from Kacee @  Thank you so much Kacee!  I've had this blog less than a year and already I've had the pleasure of meeting so many lovely ladies who are as passionate about papercrafting as I am.  My husband would argue that where I use the word "passionate" he would use the word "obsessive/compulsive", but pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
When you receive this award you are suppose to:

#1 - thank and link back to the person who awarded it to you (which I've done in the first paragraph) 
#2 - share 8 things about yourself (see below)
#3 - pay it forward to bloggers that you have recently discovered
#4 - contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

8 things about me...

#1. My first car was a blue Ford Pinto - you know the model that they recalled due to a possible exploding gas tank.


#2. The two biggest blessings in my life are my kids, Laura and Mark.

#3. After kissing several frogs and marrying and divorcing one toad, I finally found my prince charming!

 #4.  The SWEETEST little guy to ever enter my life (my grandson, Jonas) 

#5.  I've had so many wonderful dogs and cats come and go in my lifetime, but our current three cats , Boink, Bailey and Fluff provide Sterling and I with daily doses of laughter with their antics.

#6.  Sterling and I love to travel, and we've been to Oregon (fell IN LOVE with this state), Idaho (briefly on our way to Portland and a stop in Boise for a wedding years ago), Utah (where Sterling was born and raised and where his side of the family still reside), California (been to Disneyland several times and San Deigo is so very lovely), South Dakota (have you ever been to Wall Drug?), Wyoming (on our way to and from Salt Lake City, Colorado (where my son and daughter-in-law now reside and where my daughter and son-in-law were married - Estes Park), Arizona (where lived for several years when the kids were young and where I met Sterling), Texas (all my ex's live here - okay so I only have one ex but I had that song running through my brain), Oklahoma (lived in Tulsa once), Kansas (Auntie 'Em), Missouri (we've made the 3 hour drive to and from just for lunch on occasion), Iowa (they have the BEST seafood restaurant for not having ANY oceans nearby), Minnesota (it's all about the MALL), Florida (where we go for cruises), New York and the Hamptons (thanks to my fabulous cousin, Jeff) and several cruises to the Caribbean and Mexico.  I would dearly love to visit Vermont in the fall and try a fresh Maine lobster (or 2 or 3) someday!

#7.  I can type 125+ words per minute (and learned on a manual typewriter).

#8.  I am a hopeless romantic at heart. (And I even named my daughter after seeing this movie ... although she will be the FIRST to tell you that I spelled it wrong - I blame it on physical and mental exhaustion after giving birth to her - NATURAL childbirth).

There you have just a FEW weird facts about moi ... bet you are REALLY confused now. (grin)


Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Thanks so much for sharing with me!

Redonna said...

Congratulations on the award and I loved reading the "8 Things about Me" part, especially the Prince Charming part! Thank you for following on my blog and I have returned the favor (not because I felt it an obligation, but because I enjoyed the your posts that I just read and I want to return to read more! :D