Saturday, October 18, 2008

Flattered again

Can you see me? I'm blushing! Brandi was so kind to think of me when giving out this award! She is so sweet, and I always enjoy reading her blog. You should swing by her place and visit. And please keep her precious dog Carmen in your prayers, too! He has cancer, and she needs all the prayers and good thoughts out there. Having been through this myself (we lost our Booger in 2004 to cancer), I know how heart-wrenching it is.

list 6 things I value and 6 things I don't and then pass this award on to 6 people!

6 things I value (in random order):
1. the grace of God and his blessings
2. my husband and my family
3. my animals...heck, all animals...I love those critters
4. honesty
5. good friends
6. general kindness

6 things I don't value (in random order):
1. dishonesty/liars
2. this thyroid's really screwed me up physically and emotionally and I am about sick of it!!!
3. abuse of animals
4. sweating the small stuff (and I am so guilty of this myself)
5. people who are only out for themselves and have no care of the consequences of their actions
6. self-absorbtion

I pass this award along to:

1. The Days of Johann, a great blog about a super cute agility dog

2. Lindsey, who seems like such a sweet girl! She made a cute monogrammed pumpkin for her friend's fall wedding...what a great idea!

3. Natalie. This girl is funny! I bet she'd be a kick to hang around with IRL! I think we are kindred spirits. Did you know she has FIVE dogs?! She's my hero!

4. Brie. This gal blogs some really cute projects and lots of recipes that look to die for!

5. Reynie. You should see all of the creative things this girl has done! Check out her blog if you haven't.

6. Jenni. Wow. I'm so inspired by her.

I also just noticed that Brie gave me a smile award the other day! I don't know how I missed this! Thank you Brie! You are so sweet!

Award recipients....

1. Must display a cheerful attitude.
2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes.
4. Must learn from others.
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids.

Here are the rules for the Smile Award:

1. The recipient must link back the award's creator.
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must choose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award.
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.

I will come back to pass it along! Thanks again!


Cali Girl said...

thank you so much for your sweet words and well wishes for my little carm-cakes. it means so much!

i love your lists!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Congratulations are in order! You deserve this award for sure! :) I love the lists you made (things you value;things you don't).

And I am so honored that you would pass it along to me; you are so sweet! :) I'm telling you, it's made my day! :) Thank you so much! :)

I hope you are having a great weekend! :)

AJ said...

Congrats on your awards! You are most certainly worthy:):):)

Kirstie says..... said...

Congratulations! I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism after my son was born. My thyroid was radiated and I'm finally on the right dose of meds.........don't worry, it will get better!!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi there!
I am leaving you another message to answer your question about using pumpkins as vases for flowers. :) If you are using a potted plant to put inside your pumpkin, just keep the flowers inside it's pot and set it in your (cleaned out) pumpkin. I know that using Vaseline on the inside/carved sections of your pumpkin will help it to last longer, and doubt this would cause problems for the plant. I have not tried this, but it seems to me that if you wanted to put cut flowers into a pumpkin or gourd, you could first put them into a glass vase first, then set that vase inside the pumpkin/gourd you've selected. I hope this helps! There is so much I don't know! :) Have a great day!

Liz said...

Thanks for the fun links! I'm checking them out now.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Congrats on your awards! Of course you totally deserve them!

Baby Mama said...

Thanks for the comment :) Chocolate, pumpkin, and Target: 3 of my favorite things! I will definitely need to find those and eat them all within a 1 hr time frame. lol.

Sweet Simplicity said...

THANKS for the award! You are so sweet!