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Thank You So Much!

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I am humbled and so very honored that Kelly from: http://theunicornwife.net/  nominated me  for ‘Blogger Recognition Award’. This is my second for this and I am just as happy! Kelly is new to blogging, and I must say..when I first saw her site…I fell in love with it! Not only are our names similar…but our passion for  makeovers!! Now you all know me…and you know how I love to take something junky and make it into something wonderful for your home and garden.  Well, so does Kelly! You really have to check out her site! I am so thankful she nominated me.

So now the rules:

Since I’ve been nominated, here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 5 other bloggers for this award.
  • Comment on each of their blogs, letting them know they’re nominated and linking back to this post.

I started my blog Aug.28, 2016. I love creating! Do you ever go to stores and see something and think  ‘I could do that’. So a lot of times I see something, and try to recreate it, but for a lot less expense.

I would say to new bloggers, to be sure they are passionate about what they are blogging. Go to ‘Reader’ and check out others blogs. Look at the bloggers who have your same passion, but also the bloggers who are writing about what you love. Whether it’s cooking, traveling, photography, DIY or anything else…check them out. Follow them. They may have your same passions and will follow you. Also be sure to like and comment to others. Not only are you letting them know you enjoyed their post, but your interacting with them, and making new friends.

After saying all that…I am going to nominate the following DIYers…

  1. http://theunicornwife.net/author/theunid1/   I love her blog and will continue to follow her on her DIY projects….you must check her out!
  2. Shana at https://chrisandshanascraftshack.wordpress.com/
  3. http://paperfluff.wordpress.com/ She creates such beautiful cards!
  4. https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/
  5. https://thecraftymummyblog.wordpress.com/

If you love Crafts and DIY please check them out! Thank you again ‘ theunicornwife’ for the nomination!

Another Blogger Recognition Award:

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I would sincerely like to thank https://cookwithsmileblog.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award, she cooks up and shares with everyone such delicious recipes! Yummy!!!

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I want to say thank you so much Aditi Singh for nominating me for the Blue Sky Tag award. She has a wonderful DIY website…and  beautiful watercolor paintings!!!

My answers to her questions:

  1. Where in the world are you?    I live in the USA
  2. How many languages do you speak?  I only speak English
  3. How is your relationship with your parents? My parents have passed.
  4. What are you best at?  I would say I am best at using my imagination!
  5. What are you absolutely bad at?  I have no talent in drawing, painting a picture. I really wish I was better, but I have learned to just appreciate the gifts God gave me!
  6. Which fictional character would you be best friends with? This is a hard one…I will have to think about this one~
  7. How would define success? I would define success as being happy with your life choices. Content-in a state of peaceful happiness.
  8. What is one thing you wanna do before you die? Travel cross country with my doggies.
  9. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Don’t stress about the small stuff…it’s all small stuff.
  10. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?  Hang gliding without lessons off the nearby mountains.
  11. Do you think you are a creative person? Yes, I am.  I love creating, designing, and upcyling.

I would love to nominate the following people for this award. They are such wonderful crafters, and I really enjoy seeing all of their creativity. Here they are:

  1. http://malinispace.wordpress.com/
  2. http://craftyboutiquebytam.wordpress.com/
  3. http://renewthisrenewme.wordpress.com/
  4. http://berryvillelibrarycrafts.wordpress.com/
  5. http://anorchidsview.wordpress.com/

The rules:

  1. Nominate 5 people for the award
  2. Give them 6 questions to answer
  3. Answer my 6 questions
  4. Thank the person who nominated you

My questions to you are:

  1. Where in the world are you?  
  2. What is your passion?  
  3. What original creation are you most proud of?
  4. What is your worst project fail?
  5. How are you inspired to create?
  6. When did you discover your creativity?

I can’t wait to hear their answers! Thank you again Aditi Singh for the nomination! And…congrats to the nominees!

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One Lovely Blog Award

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This is such a honor…thank you so much Feisty Frog over at: https://deweyhop.wordpress.com/ for this wonderful nomination.

I love creating DIY projects. I am happily retired and spend most of my days creating. I love crafts, up cycles and re purposing. Since I started this blog in late August of last year, I have read so many interesting articles.There are truly so many outstanding bloggers out there. I love following them on their travels, trying their yummy recipes, reading their awesome articles with my morning coffee, and other DIY ers out there creating their treasures. So thank you everyone out there for makiong my days even more enjoyable!

The Rules for this award are as follows:

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  2.  Post about the award. Share 7 facts about yourself
  3.  Nominate, AT MOST, 15 people
  4. Tell your nominees the good news!

My Nominations are:

  1. Samantha at: http://samanthamurdochblog.wordpress.com/
  2. Pat at: http://www.alldayieat.com/
  3.  Patricia at: http://patriciasplace.me/
  4. utesmile at: http://utesmile.wordpress.com/
  5.  Paul Militaru at: http://photopaulm.com/
  6. Dominique at: https://jacquemardcollections.wordpress.com/
  7.  Kasia at: https://thecraftymummyblog.wordpress.com/
  8. Peggy at: http://leggypeggy.com/
  9. Zbyszek at : http://zbigniew123.wordpress.com/
  10. Raili at: http://soulgifts.wordpress.com/
  11.  Yinglan at: http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/
  12.  Phoebe Chi at: http://www.phoebemd.com/
  13.  Kori at: http://ramblingkori.wordpress.com/
  14.  http://www.greeneyecrafts.com/
  15. Lathi at:  \\http://cookwithsmileblog.wordpress.com/

There are so many wonderful people out there who deserve recognition. I wish I could nominate all of you. If you don’t want to accept the nomination…it’s fine!

Thank you so much again Feisty Frog for nominating me!

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Blogger Recognition Award

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I want to thank Green Eye Crafts  over at http://www.greeneyecrafts.com/ for nominating me for this award! Thank you so much, it made my day! She really knows how to sew beautiful clothing…check out her blog..

RULES

1. THANK THE BLOGGER WHO NOMINATED YOU AND PROVIDE A LINK TO THEIR BLOG.

2. WRITE A POST TO SHOW YOUR AWARD.

3. GIVE A BRIEF STORY OF HOW YOUR BLOG STARTED.

4. GIVE TWO PIECES OF ADVICE TO NEW BLOGGERS.

5. SELECT 15 OTHER BLOGGERS YOU WANT TO GIVE THIS ADWARD TO.

6. COMMENT ON EACH BLOG AND LET THEM KNOW YOU HAVE NOMINATED THEM & PROVIDE THE LINK TO THE POST YOU CREATED.

I started my blog  back Aug.28, 2016. I have had so much fun ever since.My favorite passions are up cycling,and re purposing. I love turning them into beautiful treasures, and then sharing my projects with everyone.Besides the ‘trash to treasure’ projects I do, I also have a love for the dollar stores! Those stores are filled with so many ideas and supplies that help me create easy and fun crafts with you!

I’m pretty new at this but my suggestion to new bloggers is to write about their passion. Fill the pages with your heart. Check out the ‘Reader’ to see who shares your passion, and follow them!

Before I had not accepted  these awards because It was too hard to chose my nominees. There are so many creative people out there.

My Nominees:

  1.  tierneycreates at : https://tierneycreates.com Wonderful Quilts
  2. PaperPuff – http://paperfluff.wordpress.com/  Beautiful Cards
  3. Dolly at: http://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/ Yummy food
  4.  Divya at: http://www.divyadeepakrao.com/  Travel, Recipes
  5. Pirate Patty athttp://piratepatty.wordpress.com/ Books, Books, Books
  6.  Jodi at: https://lifeinbetween.me/  A bit of everything
  7.  Plodder at :http://plodderr.wordpress.com/  Hacks for your life
  8.  Feisty frog at: https://deweyhop.wordpress.com/  Books
  9.   Buffalo Tom at: https://buffalotompeabodyblog2.wordpress.com/  Giggles with coffee
  10.  Ushasree at: http://creativecraftsdiy.wordpress.com/ Wonderful diy
  11.  Miriam at: http://theshowersofblessing.wordpress.com/   Such a beautiful woman
  12. Renxkyoko Iglesias at: http://megaworthit.wordpress.com/
  13. Mo at: http://www.devisecreatecon Travel, Recipes, and More
  14.  The Fancy Elephant Life at: https://thefancyelephantlife.com/ Creative Crafts
  15.  Crystal at: https://thebippityboppitybusinessofbeingmom.com/

This was very hard to do. I love everyone’s stories, diy, recipes, and travel. Thank you!

Just a Thought

Painting Mishaps Updated

Okay, I have mentioned to you I cannot paint. So many of you out there do such amazing work, I so envy you 😉  Well, some of you try to build my confidence and tell me to practice, or you don’t believe me….So to the ones out there that don’t believe me, and asked to see my failed paintings…here they are…but please don’t laugh…

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I tried again..

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This one I just abandoned…..ugh! So or all of you that say practice….I am! .I just can’t seem to get it right…I wish I could capture what’s in my head

Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful suggestions. I am going to put a phrase on the second one.