Friday, May 20, 2011

One Lovely Blog

Thanks so much to Decor Is Like Butter! Anastasia awarded me with One Lovely Blog. This really made my day. She has such a beautiful blog and was highly worthy of this award  too!

I have been blogging since January 19th 2011, but I fell in love with the world of blogging long before that. With that, I am to award this very prestigious honor to (15) fifteen other blogs. So how do I choose, one might ask!?!?!!

YOU HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY FOREWARNED! This is really corny! Here it played out as I talk to myself...

Self: OMG! I got an award!

Myself: Shooo...t, it came right on time.

Self: (ode to Leonardo DiCaprio) "I'm on top of the world!"

Myself: Yippeee, but wait...the rules of acceptance are as follows, blah-blah-blah, blah-blah...and so on

Self: (playing devil's advocate) Ok, so I got do what, for who, by when? 15...for real?!!

Self: But wait! Who do I give it to?

Myself: (the clever one) How about blogs you really LUV!

Self: (the even more clever one) DUH! But wait that's more than 15!

Myself: Ok Ok Ok! Then how about ones you want to give a real heartfelt shot out to? You know what I mean? The ones that are after your own heart and the things you love. Like real life, family, and design! The ones that you can relate too honest and true. Just the blogs that really make you smile!

Self: Now I gotcha!

Blogs that make me smile:
 (this is in no particular order)

Maybe these blogs already have this award, maybe you have visited these blogs or maybe you have not, but once you do, I am sure they will make you smile as big as I have from reading their beautiful blogs! Now I just have to let all these lovely bloggers know  that they are apart of my chosen fifteen. Maybe this is a 2nd, 3rd or even 10th one for each who knows, they deserve them all!

Now to may last task I have to tell you (7) seven things about me. What I like to call: HOLLAAAAA....! 

1. HOLLA...I have an older twin sister! She and I are 14min apart. And no I can not feel it when he hurts! She is in Tennessee now. "I love you sis!" She comes home for the summer from Tennessee today!

2. HOLLA...I love sweets and I love to bake! My signature cakes are Red Velvet, Almond flavored Pound Cake, and Coconut Cake with pineapple filling!

3. HOLLA...I love to paint! This is my most recent painting. I was actually commissioned for this. I honestly had stopped painting awhile back until I did this one. It was like I never stopped. You can read about it here!

4. HOLLA...I get high on reality TV!  Right now I am into American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Apprentice, and Bad Girls Club. Its just is so dang entertaining. Like a train wreck, you can't take your eyes off of it.

5. HOLLA...I was born to be a hostess! I love to entertain! We always host the big family gatherings like holidays and birthdays at our house! Here is a photo from the last gathering. It was my daughter's 10th birthday celebration. Although its a lot of work the pay off is the satisfaction on everyone face that makes it all worth it!

6. HOLLA...I am a hopeless romantic! Urban Dictionary got it right on this one:

This person is in love with love.They believe in fairy tales and love.They're not to be confused as stalkers or creepy because that's not what a hopeless romantic is. All hopeless romantics are idealists,the sentimental dreamers,the imaginative and the fanciful when you get to know them.They often live with rose colored glasses on.They make love look like an art form with all the romantic things they do for their special someone.

7. favorite days are rainy days. Its the one time where you feel like the hustle and bustle of life slows down just enough to take a well deserved breather. Its the perfect excuse to curl up with ones you love, a good book or design magazine, or just take the most relaxing naps!


  1. Congrats on your award!! You totally had me laughing with your "self" conversation!! Haha!!

  2. Congratulations!! Thanks so much for the honor as well! Made my day! I loved getting to learn more about you! :)

  3. Congrats!!! You are totally deserving of it! I'm so honored and excited, too! Thanks so much! Your thought process was hilarious!

    And thanks for your sweet comment today. Despite the hardships, God has blessed you with a wonderful husband and family. That is such a gift! I hope you are having a great weekend.

  4. Thank you for the mention! I'm also a twin and have a twin brother who is 2 minutes older than me! We're connected in so many great ways and I'm loving it!

    x Caroline

  5. Thank you sooo much! Love hearing about you! A twin sister? Wow, I wanted a twin sister!

    I'm a new follower!

  6. Awww, thanks so much for the honor! Makes a girl feel good!

  7. Thanks for including me among blogs that make you smile! :)

    Those cakes yummy and so cool your a twin! :)

  8. Thanks for passing the award on to me!! I'm going to do a post this afternoon and pass it on to some other bloggers. Have a wonderful day!! xoxo, c-

  9. Hi Star, Congratulations on your award!! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments and for visiting my blog! I really appreciate you becoming a new follower!

    PPS. your comments are set up as a no-reply comment blogger! It's SUPER EASY to fix. Go to Edit Profile, make sure SHOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS is checked and SAVE!! It makes it a lot easier for bloggers to respond to comments you leave and vice versa!

  10. Congrats on the award, girl! It is definitely well deserved and holy crap, you are an amazing artist! I'm all kinds of impressed! (c: