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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award!!!!!!!

                                                          Holy moley, go get a cannoli!!!!!! 
                                                    I just got my first blogging award!!!!!!!

         My friend, Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home tagged me with the Versatile Blogger award, here.

If you haven't found Carolyn's blog yet, do yourself a favor and check it out immediately.  She blogs about her beautiful home which she is lovingly caring for in the midst of raising four boys!  Her banner, alone, is worth the visit when you see those sweet little bare toes among the beauty of flowers and design.  You'll love it!  I'm so shocked that it has taken me several days to accept and respond.  I found it really hard to find seven interesting things about myself and THEN narrow my favorite blogs to fifteen. 

Here's the criteria to accept:
1.  Thank the awarder.  (check)
2.  Provide a link to her blog.  (check)
3.  List seven interesting things about yourself.  (coming)
4.  List fifteen blogs that you follow and wish to bestow this award to.  (I guess I can.)

Here goes:
1.  You'll probably never know this from following my blog, because I'm pretty sure I'll never post a photo of myself, but I am very short.  Under five feet!  Legally, I could probably qualify for "special needs", since I can never reach above the first shelf of dishes!

2.  We have had 11 moves, many of them corporate transfers and while I've resisted every one of them, I have loved everywhere we've ever been.  I firmly believe that each move is not all good and not all bad, but it IS what you make it!

3.  I really believe that the only award that I deserve is the Great Mother award, if there is such a thing.  I have raised the two most beautiful daughters who have grown into lovely young women and fantastic moms.  I clearly consider this my greatest and most important achievement.  When I see them parent with such love and  joy, I feel a reward that I can never explain.

4.  I was a physical therapist, but I discovered early in my training that I could not work with geriatric patients, as they made me cry constantly.  I chose working with children exclusively for this reason.

5.  I'd choose a bowl of popcorn over a steak anytime.  Not that one ever gets this choice, since they are not both really meals, but if I ever have to choose that "last meal", it won't be a dinner, it will be a big bowl of popcorn.

6.  I've finally taken sky diving off of my bucket list.

7.  (Do I really have to find one more interesting fact?)  Mr. Pressed Pants says that taking me to play tennis is like taking no one........the ball never comes back!  Not my sport.  So I've tried to be a golfer and I have played for over thirty years.  For the last fifteen, though, my handicap has never gone down.  I really must get acquainted with the driving range!

Ok!  Enough about me!
Here's the fifteen bloggers who deserve the Versatile Blogger award in my estimation.  Some of you are tag-free, but I'm like Carolyn.  I'm going rogue and giving this to you anyhow!  In no particular order:

Vignette Design

Velvet and Linen

Tablescapes at Table Twenty One

Home is Where the Boat Is



Three Pixie Lane

Willow Decor


French Country Cottage

For The Love of a House

Styling by Coty Farquhar

Between Naps on the Porch

Color Me Happy

My Shabby Streamside Studio

Please visit these bloggers.  I thank them for the hours of enjoynment they have provided me!


  1. Linda, Congratulations on your award! Thank you for awarding it to me. I am honored.

    Your list was fun! Popcorn for dinner- I have definitely done that too (though wouldn't be my "last meal" choice, so you must really love it!)


  2. Linda, Congrats on your award! So much fun reading your list! And thanks so much for thinking of me...appreciate you!

  3. Linda~ Congratulations on your award~ what fun reading your list! Popcorn~ a girl after my own heart! If I were to choose a last meal mine would be more carbo-laden and I'd choose potatoes prepared four ways :)

    Thanks so much for thinking of me.
    I'm honored {blush}....

  4. Linda, congratulations on your award! Thanks for passing it along to me as well! I am truly honored! I have to say though, I would choose a steak over popcorn! But don't get me wrong, I love popcorn. Loved learning more about you! Really, you're under 5 feet? Again, thanks for the mention! ~Delores

  5. Linda, I am overwhelmed and overjoyed with receiving this award from you. The most meaningful thing to me is that I can inspire and bring something beautiful to your life and that you appreciate my creative work in doing so. I am humbled at being among the other 14 incredible bloggers who inspire your daily life. I am honored and grateful and look forward to a lasting relationship in blogland.

  6. Hi Linda,
    Thank you so very much for this fabulous award,
    and congratulations on your award!!

    I loved reading your 'about me' and if I had the award I would give you the 'GREAT MOTHER' award. It sounds like you're a beautiful, caring and warm soul and I'm so glad you came to visit me.

    Sending warm wishes from down under Australia
    xxxx Coty Farquhar

  7. Thanks so much for including me!


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