Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award!


Me? An award? Really? Yippee! Thank you so much to Jileen at the overhaul AND Melanie from bear rabbit bear for the nomination! I’m a new blogger – my first post was only about 4 months ago, but I am loving every single minute of it! And what I love the most is connecting with all YOU creative gals out there! You inspire me every day! So, thank you Jileen {who surprised me with this award Tuesday} and Melanie {who surprised me with this same award Wednesday!} Woo hoo! I'm thrilled to win the Versatile Blogger award! How fun! I first met Jileen through one of her sweet comments on my blog and now I LOVE Jileen at the overhaul because she gets to live here:


That’s Scotland by the way. Can you imagine having that view EVERY DAY! I would LOVE to visit there someday – especially when I see pictures like this!

And pics like her little guy…{What a cutie!}


And she can garden like nobody’s business.


{I WISH I had a green thumb!} I feel sorry for any plant that happens across my threshold. It is doomed. Jileen also just redid her front door and it makes me want to visit her house for a cup of tea!


Thanks again for the nomination Jileen!!

I also have to thank Melanie at bear rabbit bear! I first met Melanie through her link party “Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings.” Isn’t that a cute idea for a link party? Then, I read through her blog and found even more cuteness!!

Like these yummy looking Kool-aid icing cupcakes:


and this play milk jug she made for her daughter’s play kitchen:


by the way, her husband MADE this kitchen for their daughter. Can you say AWESOME?


Thanks again ladies for The Versatile Blogger Award! In the words of Ms. Jileen…

With much power Awards, come much responsibility:
After accepting the Versatile Blogger Award, the blogger must
  • Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post. (Done!)
  • Share 7 things about yourself. (On it)
  • Pass this award along to 10 recently discovered blogs.
So, here are 7 things about myself you may not know:

#1 -  I played piano for about 10 years and specialized in Music in college. I took classes that included an African drumming class, an Indonesian Gamelan class and a Finnish music class where I learned to play the Kantele! {Any Kantele players out there?... anyone?... Just me? okay...}

#2 - I'm allergic to cats. {Sorry cat lovers.} Only cats though – not dogs. Lucky me!

#3 - I am a PK. {aka: Pastor’s Kid.} My fondest memories are growing up in the church. I learned to love and hope in the Lord and I hope I am raising my boys to feel the same way! I hope everything I do, even crafting & blogging, reflects the influence of God in my life!

#4 - I am half Scottish and part Mexican-Indian (from the Yucutan Peninsula – think Mayan Indians.) Unfortunately, I did not inherit the tolerance for spicy food like my ancestors! And no Haggis for me either! ;-)

#5 - I hate teeth. The first time I sat and watched my kids get their teeth cleaned at the Dentist office I fainted. I've never watched since.

#6 - My favorite movies are Legally Blonde and Elf. They are the only 2 movies I can quote!

#7 I'm an English teacher now, but one of my first jobs was an assistant gymnastics coach {I was more on the dancing side of it than the gymnast side.} But my favorite class I got to coach was Adapted Gymnastics for kids with special needs. I had 3 students: 1 was blind, 1 was deaf and the other autistic. It was a great learning experience and by far the most amazing & rewarding class I have ever been a part of.

So, there you have it. Seven, maybe new, facts about little 'ol me. :) And now, to pass this award on to 10 other deserving blogs. Like Jileen, I am choosing blogs that are newer and smaller like me and also some blogs that I just think are AWESOME! Here you go ladies! Congrats and pass it on!

1. The Gunny Sack{One of my favorite sites with the sweetest owner and creative ideas!}
2. Poppies and Pinwheels {Her projects are as cute as her blog's name}
3. Gallamore West {A dear friend who does uh-MAZING parties, crafts and food fun with her boys! There's nothing this girl can't do!}
4. Little Brick House {Worth the look for her handmade camera and phone pouches!}
5. The Letter 4 {I love their printables and organization tabs the best - but their whole sited is full of inspiration!}
6. Ginger Snap Crafts {Full of tutorials, ideas, and currently a back to school link party!}
7. Keep Home Simple  {She's living the simple life on a budget! But her ideas are worth a million bucks!}
8. Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons {The MOST creative kid's food I've ever seen! EVER.}
9. Just Our Style {This girl crafts, cooks, and has an all around creative mind - and of course STYLE!}
10. Pressed Down, Shaken Together {Cute, cute, cute!! DIY crafts, food, kids, you name it!!}
11. A Pop of Pretty {I'm so glad I stumbled upon her blog! She seems like a fun mom and has a fun site!}

 I don't even care that I cheated and nominated 11 instead of 10. They were worth it! So go check them out! :)



-Kasey said...

You and I have number 4 in common... well im almost similar to that except im part Irish and part Native American Indian :D {love me some spicey food though, um!}.

Thanks so much for the award! :)

Kerri said...

Thanks so much! I am glad you found my blog, and I hope you'll come back and visit again! All the best, Kerri, A Pop of Pretty,

Ginger said...

Thank you so much! I'm so honored. :) Loved getting to know you better. (I don't like teeth either!)


Erin of said...

Hi Reannah!

I just found your site and am happy to be a new follower! I see you are somewhat new to the blog-o-sphere and would love for you to link up at my Freshmen Friday to meet some fellow newbies!

Julianna, Jade, Janae, Jamie said...

Oh my gosh you are SO sweet! We are honored! You are so funny number 5 is hilarious!

Tonia @ said...

Thanks for the award and the sweet words! I am so honored!! I always enjoy getting to know more about the bloggers I visit! I was nominated for one of these awards and kept the badge up for several months but took it down when things were starting to look cluttered. I will mention your nomination though!!

Brandy J. said...

Thank you so much for the award! I'm honored to be included on your list. I also love that you LOVE Elf. Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?

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