Monday, June 21, 2010


My Monday was made a little bit less Moday-ish this morning, when I received this...

...from Joy at Mommas Kindacrafty!  (Boy, is she ever!)
Thank you, Joy!

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.

2. Share 10 things about yourself.
1. When I am homesick, I cuddle with my blankie from my Grandparent's house, eat ABC's & 123's, and drink Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Juice.

2. I {heart} catalog shopping!

3. I check the mailbox frequently, hoping for special surprises!

4. I really do have the taste buds of a small child (see #1).  I love Mac N Cheese, Spaghetti O's, PBJ's, Grilled Cheese...

5. I'd choose shopping at an estate/garage sale over shopping at the mall...any day.

6. Sometimes I buy things at said estate/garage sales just because my grandmas have them!

7. Every once in a while I need a cup of highly caffeinated AWAKE TAZO tea in order to fall asleep.

8. I HATE olives and mushrooms, but I love the flavor of olive/mushroom juices after picking the olives and mushrooms off of an olive and mushroom pizza.  Just ask my husband about our third date (almost our last date), where I told him I would be good with anything other than mushrooms or olives, then promptly ordered a mushroom and olive pizza.

9. I love to get a good cry from a sad movie (by myself, witha cup of coffee, box of tissues, and blinds closed).

10. I'd spend my last dollar at a thrift store...okay, that's probably not a little-known fact.

3. Pass the award along to bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!

This was REALLY tough - there are SO many!

But, I am passing this Beautiful award to the blogs below.  I STRONGLY encourage you to check them out!  In fact, I will reward you (See below.)!
Tavia @ mamaTAVE 
Mama Lusco @ Mama Lusco Handmade

4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

And now, for the GIVEAWAY!  By looking at my list of 10, you know I love scoring vintage sewing/craft items at estate/garage sales, and thrift stores.   So, I am giving away an envelope full of some of my more recent finds!  If you have won a giveaway from me before, you know I am a post office rest assured, this envelope is already packaged (fabric, ric-rac, ribbon, buttons...), and awaiting YOUR name!

This post is getting ridiculously long - so, let's keep it simple.  Check out the blogs I am awarding (See #3 above), and let me know your favorite blog post found on one of these new Beautiful Blogs! Second optional entry for becoming a follower, or being one already. Leave a comment for each - That's it!  I'll use to pick the winner on Friday 6/25.



  1. I'm SO glad I checked out Tavia's blog! Hers is my fav and I'm going to make one of those spool holders soon!

  2. Thank you! My first blog award :) I'll be checking out your others, too!

  3. I really liked Jen's advice on the Weekender bag over at Just Another Day... I bookmarked it as I plan to make that bag someday myself!

  4. I love the Handmade Cards post on Sarita's blog - very cute tie cards!

  5. Thanks so much for the sweet award! It makes me really happy to know you're enjoying my blog. Have a great day!

  6. I thought I sent this comment yesterday, but apparently I just dreamed about it when I finally got to bed...
    Thank you for the award. :-)

  7. I'm such a follower... copycat.... whatever. ;-)