Sunday, November 16, 2008

Shout outs!

Yo! Yo! It's time for some long awaited shout outs to my sistas...OK, I'll stop being all street. It doesn't work for me, I know. (Warning...this is a looooong post.)

First of all...I have to thank Aimee over at HomeSpun Threads AGAIN. She did for me in days what I've been trying to do for weeks. You can see my spiffy new header above, which I luuuuuv!! Also, she made me a few buttons. Use them if you wish. I felt kind of weird about it at first but then decided, buttons are fun. I like fun. Display them if you so desire... (I would be honored if you did.)

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Seriously, go check Aimee out, she's been working magic for others lately too. I heart her!

I also heart my new friend Leslie over at Glitter and Bliss. She makes some of the most beautiful magnets, frames, necklaces and more. I am getting a bit obsessed with her necklaces -- already ordered two of them! I took a picture of myself with one on the other day for my profile. That picture may change soon though, as my sister thinks I look like I have a wonky eye when the picture is small. And when it's large, it looks like I have something coming out of my nostril. There wasn't something coming out of my nostril. I can't win. But anyway, just look at the necklace - GORG!!! (It has music notes and says "It's a Wonderful Life." Awww...)

I signed up for an ornament exchange over at PamperingBeki and my SWEET, SWEET exchanger (word? OK.) sent me the most beautiful handmade ornament I've ever seen.

I mean, look at this! I'm not worthy! Love it. I actually want to find a teeny tiny little easel to put it under one of my cloches. PLEASE go check her out here, she is an amazing seamstress and makes the coolest costumes, among other things...(THANKS AGAIN!)

I have received so many wonderful awards lately from some lovely bloggers. I appreciate every single one of them, I really do. Here they are enmasse:

Melissa at The Land of Foo gave me these:

Carrie at Carrie's Little World gave me this one:

Tardevil at Confession's of a 40-something Mama Queen gave me this one:

Erin at Shades of Color this one:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and make friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of the award. "

BKicklighter at The Blue Hutch passed on this one as well:

Leslie over at Glitter and Bliss gave these:

So to wrap these all into one, I'll just list four random things about myself:

1. One of our cats is on Prozac. Yes. I said Prozac. She is our "pee cat" -- we adopted her and let me tell you, her fluffy butt has almost been kicked to the curb many a time because of the pee action. We finally gave in about a year ago and the Prozac works like a charm. AMAZING STUFF for people and kitties! Now you know.

2. I'm a talk radio junky. I can listen to it all day long...Dave Ramsey is a fave, even Doctor Laura (but I don't get her show anymore locally.) My all time favorite is Glenn Beck. He makes me laugh so hard I snort.

3. Your entries for the letter reminded me of this -- I tried out for The Wheel of Fortune when I was in college. I was SO not peppy enough. Which was fine with me because you have to pay your way out there to be on the show. What the ?? And they want OB-noxious people who will scream the letter like they're a cheerleader and their pom poms depended on it. (I hope I don't offend any former cheerleaders...)

4. My hubby is much older than me. Let's just say more than 15 years, less than 20. And you would never know it -- he's a hottie. ;)

OK, I'm passing on the Kreativ award to these ladies because they have some fun blogs with some FUN ideas. PLEASE check them out, you will not be disappointed:

1. Kristen at Kristen's Creations. Her Christmas decorations are seriously divine.

2. CoCo at Ordinary Miracles. She's just a girl after my own heart.

3. Melissa at Little Nanny Goat. Check out the arm warmers! What a great gift idea!

4. Aimee at HomeSpun Threads. Because I heart her.

5. Little Birdie Secrets. I found this site through SITS and you must go there. They show how to make the cauutest stuff! I'm dying to try the fishy bags.

6. Shannon at Infarrantly Creative. Because she is a Hoosier and we both have serious painting issues.
7. Betsy at Snips, Snails and Mommy Tails. Because she likes to cover lampshades. :)

Keep entering The Big Honkin Letter Giveaway everyone! (Yes, I gave it a name. And if I had more time, you know I would have had a button made for it.) I'll cut off the entries at noon tomorrow -- that's Eastern time. :) I'll pick the winner(s) -- (yes, I did say winner(s) -- I'm still feeling googly) - tomorrow evening.

And if you asked me to come by your site, and I didn't, please remind me!! Or you want to invite me over for the first time, please do so!! I love finding new creative, funny blogs.

Finally, I have to congratulate my sweet husband's marching band for an amazing, magical season. This is group of 200 wonderful, funny, talented, humble, sweet kids. And the parents are pretty amazing too. I am SO PROUD of all of you. Especially my husband, who works his butt off all year long. Honey, your music inspires me. You inspire me, you make my world go round. I love you so much.


  1. You are beautiful! Fun to see a pic of you! And yes, that necklace is FANTABULOUS!

  2. yes, you are one of those girls I am jealous of....beautiful and creative!! But I have a hottie hubby too! And I adore a gal who loves her hubby!! Keep up the good stuff! I'm making my home prettier cause of you!!

  3. Keep the picture! Your necklace isn't the only gorg thing in it!

  4. Aimee is awesome! She made me a button too!

  5. You're hilarious....Wish you'd have written more. I think your picture looks fine. My eyes are half shut & your eyes still don't look wonky to me. It's just a sister thing! LOL!

  6. Holy Cow, what a great day for you!!

    The necklace is gorgeous and that ornament is STUNNING! I'm so glad you joined in and participated in the swap. I did open a flickr group for it as well if you want to post pics there.

    Oh and your bathroom below.. I LOVE it!! My hubby and I flip houses and in one of them I did a chocolate colored room with white trim like that. It was GORGEOUS and ended up being my favorite room in that whole house.

  7. Love your writing, tips, everything about your blog! Check me out, I have Aimee's new creation! I can't wait for my button she's designing, I love your's!!

  8. I can not thank you enough for all your kind words my friend. I love the pic of eye or nostril issues at all. lol... Your necklace looks great!! I am so thrilled that you like it!! I loved making it for you.

  9. I think your pic is gorgeous...I have a wonky eye, too, ah well! lol

    Congrats on all of the well-deserved awards!!!

    I heart that necklace and ornament, wow! I am a real necklace gal myself, so I should go check out her stuff. I have a sign in my kitchen that says, "It's A Wonderful Life"...and I went into labor on Christmas Eve with my first son...and watched that movie all night long (there was a marathon) until we went to the hospital the next morning at 11:00, lol. Had him around 7pm on

    Always love your posts :)


  10. Thanks for the shout-out! It was fun making the ornament, and I have a tutorial on my blog showing how I did it. I do know they have some little easels on sale at Joann's right now through the 26th. And I am deeply filled with jealousy that you live near a Hobby Lobby. However, it is probably better for my wallet that I don't!

    Thanks again, and do keep the picture of you with the necklace - it is lovely. Stop by the blog anytime!

  11. Wow - so much to blog about!! I am adding your button!!

  12. So fun! I need to rearrange some things on my blog and will have to put one of your buttons up!

  13. Congrats on all your awards! Hey I love the necklace. Cute picture! I am so excited for December first! Can't wait to see everyone's favorite things!

  14. Not sure if it's just on my end but the buttons were working and now aren't. Could definitely just be on my end though :)

  15. Ok. We are so meant to be friends. My hubby is a band director too! And I rocked out the NKOTB concert in Dallas. And my cat has a huge issue with peeing on my stuff (only my suitcase, my clothes). See?

  16. Thanks for the shout out to nannygoat.
    I also was happy to see a picture of you, it's fun to put a face to this great blog.
    I added your button, love it!

  17. we have some things in common! cool, I listen to conservative talk radio as well.

    Have a great day!

  18. My friend got onto Wheel of Fortune...and the bizarre thing...she is incredibly quiet! She didn't win the whole game but won a PILE of cash and a trip to Mexico.

    Loved the're so pretty!

  19. Congrats on all the awards! You ROCK :D

  20. I'm a mommy blogger, but I'm trying SO hard to make my house more homey... you are AWESOME!!! My mom and I are making your faux roman shades this week for my daughter's room and I already made my monogram wreath!! Thank you SO much for all your ideas.

    My husband is a band director too! Where do you live?

    Thanks for letting me lurk! :)

  21. Sarah, Do you have a post that I just can't find about the Favorite Things and the Organizer event? I want to participate and put the buttons on my blog, but I'm not sure what is going on. Are they Mr. Linky things?

  22. The ornament should be about using an antique (or any pretty) fork? You bend the two outside tongs back to creat "legs" and then bend the inside forks in to create a "shelf". Depending on how large the fork is, you can reverse that and create a better stand.


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