Friday, June 26, 2009

Thank you! I'm really honored...

My first award...a little teary eyed here. Thank you so much Amanda for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Please visit Amanda at this great blog she has going. Here are the rules of the award...
1) Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2) Copy the logo and place it on your blog
3) Link to the person who nominated you for this award
4) Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
5) Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6) Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate
7) Leave a comment on each of the seven blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
ok...7 things, huh?
1. I would love to live in a canyon in southern Utah...I think about it daily. I cry everytime I see Zion.
2. I wish I was from England....but the South is the next best thing!
3. I've wanted to be a mommie since I was a little girl.
4. I've read hundreds of books, and always have a stack by my bedside.
5. I get the giggles and can't stop, at the most inappropriate times. :)
6. I used to train exotic birds. I love animals.
7. I love chips and salsa.

Now...for the blogs I nominate, in no particular order...I love you all!

Cindy over at The Vintage Vignette

Jing Jing at This Little Art of Mine

Jennifer at Learn.Create.Inspire

Lizzy Kartchner at Just Us I know you're probably too busy Lizzy, but I gotta try. I love, love, love your blog and your work!

Erica at Scrapbook Obsession

Noel Joy at Paper Passion and Pixel Mania

Jingle at Just Jingle

Enjoy the all deserve it for having such amazing blogs and putting such effort and love into them!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What do you collect?

I love to collect things that have meaning for me. I really think this must be genetic. Some of my treasures have been with me since childhood. Some belonged to the wonderful southern women I came from. Here are a few of my favorite things:
Old beaded handbags
Old linens and lace
Vintage clothes, especially baby things
Old family photos
New family photos
Love letters
White pitchers
White bunnies
Tea pots
Old Chintz Tea cups
Old baby dolls
Vintage Peter rabbit items
Vintage inspire jewelry
Stamps for my little boy
Old friends, some newly made.

As you can see, my home looks like a museum. I love it. It's so cozy, comfortable and full of meaning. Each item tells a story about where we were when it was found, or what dear friend passed it along to me. I think it's wonderful to surround oneself with things that have meaning just for you. Your home becomes an extension of who you are and what you value. It can inspire you, bring you peace, and give you comfort. What do you collect?