Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Awards and Then Some

I am so happy and blessed to have found Sandy Toes over at A Shell in Your Pocket. She is always sharing beautiful craft projects that are easy enough for me to do even with the kids' help. Reading her blog makes me want to keep my glue gun (I must find that thing) and my oven warm because she shares great recipes too. Now she has honored me with this award...

Thank you Sandy Toes :-D

The rules which go with it are to share 6 interesting things about myself then pass on the award to six other bloggers. And since I had no other post on my mind for today, here we go...

#1 I am embarrassed at how long I sat here staring at the #1 while nothing interesting about myself came to mind :-p

#2 I am almost to 100 posts! YIPPEE!!! For some reason I think that should be celebrated, and my joy at this accomplishment shared... stay tuned! I'm thinking GIVEAWAY! (you can forget about me posting 100 interesting things about myself... 6 is hard enough)

#3 For about five years I have been baking goodies and making sandwiches every other Tuesday for a high school outreach called Campus Life which is a chapter of Youth for Christ. Our local club has between 50 - 80 (and sometimes more) high school students show up every week to hear the gospel and encourage one another. Praise the Lord!

#4 Whenever I need to escape from the daily grind for a moment I find one of my cats, usually sleeping on my bed, the changing table, a couch top, or a patio chair, and I lay my head on their belly, nose to nose, with my ear and cheek buried in their soft fur. Their whispery purr resonates through me and I can feel some of the stresses float away with its steady rhythm. I do this at least twice a day :-)

#5 I have four kids ages 6 and under. As if that isn't shocking enough when my fourth was born my oldest was 4 (and three quarters)! EEK! Sometimes I force them all to take a "nap" so I can blog... and breathe ;-)

#6 If I had an entire day at home all by myself I would spend the entire time cleaning, organizing and getting ahead on our home school curriculum... and maybe read a few blogs... but only a few :-)

Now to pass the baton... I am going for ones which I have not tagged before, are Kreativ and sooo worth reading. I know its customary to follow the rules and pass on the awards but we are all busy in our own ways so please don't feel obligated to do anymore than you can handle :-)

Green Acres
Over Good Ground
Little Acorns Treehouse
A Familiar Path
Fresh Fixins
Stepping Heavenward

The next part of my post is not required by the receiving of the "Kreativ Blogger" award but I thought it would be nice to show off some creativity.


In my quest to find Fall decorations I decided some of my regular decor was in dire need of an update. I have a twig valance that was always lopsided which I had glued a bunch of eucalyptus to. It looked good... in the 80's.

So I ripped off the dilapidated eucalyptus, gave the garland a trim, washed it up, evicted the spiders and ... hmmmm, now its a little too plain... I look around at my stark white walls and set my sights on a garland of hearts and bows. I separated the pieces, sadly I had glued eucalyptus to this one too, I know, I know... what was I thinking? Then I used the hearts to decorate the twig valance. The hardest part was hanging the hearts with the clear thread which is rather like working with spider webs. I could feel it but not see it.

Now rehung and surrounded by some thrift store finds and new Autumn decorations I feel I have successfully breathed new life into some old, sorry, home decor.


Tabi said...

Oh I LOVE IT!! So pretty and what a perfect place for it!!

Dena @ Green Acres said...

How creative and clever you are! That looks so great. I'm really impressed.

And thank you so much for passing on the award to me. You have no idea how special you made me feel, and today was a day I really needed that. Thank you and God Bless!

Becky said...

very cute and very clever!!
thanks for the award! i will get it posted and try to pass it on.
thanks so much!

Karen Deborah said...

cool,your project is great! Will work on the rules for the award and thanks, tonite I a just retarded, can't do it,nighty night.

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

that is so cute! i'm not that creative though.