Just a Thought


Hello, this has really been a surprising week for me, as  I have been humbly nominated for 3 awards! I can’t thank you all enough for all the love and support. You have all made me feel so good by commenting and liking my posts consistently. I can truly say, you and my coffee gets my brain going in overdrive each day. Thank you so much! I truly enjoy working on different projects and sharing them with you!

The first award this week came from Tierenycreates  http://tierneycreates.wordpress.com/ for the Versatile Blogger Award.


If somehow you haven’t discovered her wonderful blog, you don’t know what your missing. She creates the most beautiful custom, gorgeous quilts. Thank you so much for the nomination.



  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Nominate bloggers of your choice.
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share some facts about yourself.

So here are some facts about me…..

  • I started this blog back in Sept. 2016. I have always loved crafting. Last year I started doing remodels and updating on my home. I loved it! It was so self gratifying to do these things myself, I never thought of doing before. At my age, who would guess! I was showing a friend who has her own successful blog some of my work. Thank you Jeannette for convincing me to start my own blog.
  • I love to create beautiful things for my home and garden. So, I happily take you along on my journey.
  • My biggest compliment is when someone loves a project I finish, and want to create it for themselves. It feels so good to help someone else. Believe me, my tutorials may look easy, but in between I have made many mistakes. But, I learn from them and don’t let them get me down. I just start all over again.
  • I have lived in Ca. my whole life. I have lived here in the desert for 40 + years.
  • I have 2 rescue doggies, Diesel and Gidget. I just inherited 2 parakeets today, as a friend was moving and couldn’t take along. So welcome to my home Lucky and Happy. (already named). If they didn’t already know their names, I think I would have gone a little crazy on they’re names…2 boys.
  • My favorite TV Show of course is HGTV. I started watching it 3 years ago when I was recovering from a surgery. I can’t get enough.
  • I love all music! I love to dance and sing when no one is watching. I am a happy, energetic person person who loves life.
  • I am happy in my life, but if I had a wish, it would be to live in a shack on the beach somewhere beautiful where my doggies could run along the beach. When I younger and lived near the beach, I used to go surfing every summer day. At that time, my favorite movies were ‘Gidget’, and that’s how my little one was named.
  • My favorite color….blue. All shades of blue. Calming and beautiful
  • This year I hope to have more confidence in myself to start tearing down walls in my bathroom. Big task. I am always nervous about starting. But once I get into something, watch out! No rest till done.

For my nominations, I nominate the following each for their uniqueness, and in no particular order:

  • tierneycreates who nominated me. She creates such beautiful quilts.
  • craftsofallseasons.wordpress.com – This young lady is only 11 years old and loves to craft also, so she already has a place in my heart. She just started out, so please check out her blog, she is so creative.
  • Emmi@emmiscookin- Emmi makes such delicious dishes and has so many wonderful recipes to discover.
  • DippyDotty Girl- https://www.facebook.com/dippydottygirl/.  You will enjoy her diary of  her travels all over the world.
  • Melissa @happychicmom . Melissa is the mom of 2 boys and has such wonderful insight in her writings.
  • Raya at https://artymommy.com/. Raya loves crafting with her children and I enjoy her crafts!
  • Ute at https://utesmile.wordpress.com/…where she makes you smile and feel happy with a bit of inspiration and a lot of passion!
  • Amaan- https://plodderr.wordpress.com/ who always has tips and hacks for all of us!

There are so many interesting and creative out there. I tried to focus on those with very wide ranges of topics and/or uniqueness. Please be sure to check them out!!!

Again, thank you so much tierneycreates for this wonderful nomination!




My blog at kelleysdiy has been honored with another nomination. This was graciously given to me by another crafter, Debra Tayloe http://www.diyhomegarden.blog/. This is so special to me because it is from a fellow crafter. She is a wonderful DIYer that is a inspiration to me. Thank you so much Debra!


  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Nominate bloggers of your choice.
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share some facts about yourself.


Dolly at http://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/. She is my friend and I admire her so much. Her recipes and stories will surely captivate you.

Robin at https://therobinsnest2017.com/.Robin has the same passion as I for decorating her home.

https://randomthoughtsbyhaya.wordpress.com/. Fun thoughts, beautiful clothing, and quotations that will make you smile.

jolie at https://joliesattic.com  A wonderful woman, and you will love her writings….they are so interesting!!! An inspiring screenwriter!

Kate at https://katecreates2017.wordpress.com/.  Another impressive crafter who loves to  create.

Ralia https://soulgifts.com.au/  who is such a wonderfully creative writer. I enjoy reading her posts.

Tina http://kristabellaweston.wordpress.com/ Tina is so inspiring, I have so much respect for her.

Be sure to check out all these wonderful blogs. The best time of the day for me is when I wake and am enjoying my first cup of coffee, reading all the wonderful blogs….fabulous way to start the day!

Again thank you so much Debra Tayloe http://www.diyhomegarden.blog/ for this nomination. Coming from a fellow crafter, it means a great deal to me!





Thank you so much Kelley from https://oceansoriginals.wordpress.com/ . Kelley has such a talent for crocheting. Her work is so beautiful. I only wish I had her talent. And do you notice….we share the same spelling of our name! Be sure to check out her beautiful work, your in for a treat!


  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Nominate bloggers of your choice.
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share some facts about yourself.

When I was growing up I was so much of a tomboy. I loved sports. Skating (speed and dance), I loved roller skating!

I used to twirl the baton in competitions and twice in the Rose Parade.

My favorite sport was baseball. I played first base and pitched. I must say, I was good! I received a trophy from Don Drysdale for my pitching. It was one of the biggest moments in my life. If your not sure who he was, he was a pitcher for the LA Dodgers. He pitched in five World Series and eight Major League All-Star games.

I live near the beach when I was younger, and spent most summers at the beach catching waves on my board. It was taller than me!

I’m a mother of 3 grown sons. It’s a good thing I had the energy and loved sports because they kept me active. I just loved coaching their soccer and basketball games.


  • Jenny at https://relovedrevolution.wordpress.com/ Another wonderful crafter! You will love her creations.
  •  Happy Haute Home  Beautiful ideas for your home.
  • Kim from I tripped over a stone.@stoneintheroad. I love her blog. It is very Inspiring!
  • Elderberry girls at https://elderberrygirls.com/ life, love, decorating & all things pretty!
  • Lauries @lauriesinhomepetcare. I love reading and looking at all her posts. Lots of smiles for all us cats and doggie lovers.

Again, I want to thank you for all the love and support. l love all your wonderful comments. I am so glad I started this blog creating things I love, and making new friends like you.

Thank you again Kelley https://oceansoriginals.wordpress.com/ for this nomination, it is greatly appreciated.










39 thoughts on “Awards

  1. Congratulations, dear Linda! You definitely deserve all these awards, and more! Hugs, blessings, and best wishes are sent your way!
    Thank you for nominating me – this was unexpected, and I am honored!
    With much love,

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  2. The post is great. Wow. You are so sporty 🏄 I want to live on a beach someday too and maybe learn to surf also (I need to be a bit more courageous though). And I’m so glad you discovered your passion. 🙂🙂 Your projects are great. Btw, thank you for your compliments 😊


  3. Congratulations Kelley! It is lovely how these awards let us know you better apart from your obvious talent. May you get to live on a beach and your dogs have the run of it 🙂 Thanks for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. It is wonderful to be thought of but the thing is that I have already done this: https://thetravellingdiaryofadippydottygirl.com/2017/03/23/sandwiching-two-awards-with-love-and-nutella/
    Love and hugs 🙂 xx


  4. COngratulations Kelley! I’ve never come across someone who got three in one week 🙂 I truly appreciate your nomination of my blog. Some time ago I made a tough decision to become Award free. This, however, presented me with a different dilemma – how to manage the whole Awards nomination thing. I didn’t want to just say ‘hey, thanks, but…’ I wanted to acknowledge and respect the thoughtfullness of the Awards and the nominee. So – this is my solution: https://soulgifts.com.au/awards/


  5. 3 in one week that is very awesome! Thanks for the shout out and it was fun learning more about you. Not only am I addicted to HGTV but somehow I got Terry the Quilting Husband addicted also. I find him watching it on his own!

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