I was honoured a few weeks ago by Tammi at
Eleventh House
with this award
Tammi is a sweet, wonderful blogger who comments often
on my blog, so I've started to get to know her and love to check out her
blog daily as well.  You should too!
Her thrifting adventures which lead to things like....
what she can do with an old samsonite suitcase,
are worth a look-see...trust me!
Thanks Tammi!

I feel really great being given this award and a little bad because
when I was into my 2nd month of blogging someone else
attempted to give me this award and I declined because I thought
"I don't even know "10" Bloggers yet who I could give this to!
At that time, I put up one of those little signs that said...
(Awards are nice, but no thankyou!)
I took it down when someone sent me the Liebster Award
and I knew more bloggers out there in blogland.
Tammi's criteria says "15".
This time, though, I'm going for it....but not 15.  Getting kind of
sassy huh?  Well.....I've seen this award with the rules to pass on to not only
10 & 15, but also 5 & 7!  So, I'm going with 5!

The rules are:
Pass this award on to as many bloggers as "you see fit". (hahaha)
Write 7 random tidbits about yourself.

7 Random Things About Me

1.  I have a drawer fetish...those cabinets that have lots of little drawers...gotta have 'em!
     It may be a direct result of wanting things to be in order and categorized.
2.  I can't decide whether I like wearing leggings and a long shirt more than dresses!  Love
     love, love to wear summer dresses.
3.  I was adopted at the age of 2-1/2 and have met both my birth brothers, my birth father,
     two special aunts and many other relatives.
4.  I was a single mother on Mother's Allowance when I had my first daughter at the age
     of 19yrs old in BC....what doesn't kill yah, makes yah stronger!
5.  I am joyous when I eat seafood...like duh....who wouldn't be?! 
6.  I still have many childhood friends that I hang out with!  Lucky!
7.  I am also lucky enough to have met my soulmate 20 yrs ago and married him and now
     am living happily ever after!  I can't believe how much he puts up with my   
     quirkiness!  (knock on wood)

The Blogs I have Nominated for the
Versatile Blogger Award are:
1. Trumatter
2. The Project Queen
3. Sisterkins
4. Junk in their Trunk
5. Ballistic Gypsy

All of the above bloggers make me laugh, make me think, show me
how to make really cool things and just generally have the knack
of speaking to their readers!
Please go visit them and see!

Thanks again Tammi!
So appreciated!
Good Morning!

A couple days ago I received an e-mail from Sharon @Mrs. Hines' Class,
nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award!
Although I feel super pleased and happy about this, it took me a couple
days to decide whether to accept it....I know...I felt rude even contemplating!
My reasoning was...I had been awarded with another award a couple months ago and
declined it because I had to pick "10" other bloggers I felt deserved it
and I truly, at that time, didn't feel confident enough as a newbie to be picking
who should or shouldn't get this award.
(Why do I analyse everything to death you may be thinking?)
As a result of my lack of confidence at that time and my total inability to
juggle my own blog, let alone figure out 10 people I felt were deserving of an award,
I posted this in my sidebar.....
But now....
Confident no less!  So, I'm removing it.
Thanks Sharon!!!

The five up and coming blogs I'd like to pass this onto are:

It's All Connected
Maureen is a professional decorator, gardener, mother, grandmother,
caregiver, historian, and very creative crafter!

Bessyboo, Oonga, Eeesh & Kermits Corner will keep you
coming back for more with their amazing crafts and homemade herbals.

In All Claireness
Claire has a uniqe, classy talent for crafting and although she
hasn't had a blog for long, you really should visit her...I do...every time she posts!

L'Heure Bleu At Home
Chloe has such clean, crisp lines in her decorating with many
whimsical pieces and an entertaining way of storytelling!

A Creative Space
Shelly uses ingenuity for her fabulous crafts and can she cook?
Oh yah!...She can whip up some mouthwatering desserts!

All the above bloggers are going to be BIG someday soon!
I look forward to reading their blogs every single day.
If I could keep adding blogs I would, because there are so many inspiring,
talented and sweet bloggers that I follow!

If you have been awarded the coveted Liebster award, here’s what’s next:

* choose five up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award

*show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.  If you not already a follower of their blog, that might be a great way to show appreciation for the award.  ;)

*Post the award on your blog.  Be sure to link back to the 5 blogs you awarded so that others can visit them.

Have a wonderful time checking out these blogs!
& Thanks again Sharon!