Wednesday, July 8, 2009

And the Award goes to……


     Dawn and Sunny, from Cottage State of Mind was sweet enough to give my little starter blog an award and I can’t tell you how great that made me feel! (well, I can try….there were fake cart wheels, excited giggles and touchdown dances involved)


First you must tell your readers five about yourself that they may not already know, but are true.

Second you must tag ten people with the award.

Third, you must let the people know you have given them this award.

And finally, link back to the person who gave the award to you.


Five things is tough, but here goes-

1. I work from home as a ChaCha guide. What is ChaCha you ask? ChaCha is a SMS (text) service where people send their questions into 242242 and I am one of the people at the other end that send the answers back to their phone. The questions range from “What time is Up playing at the theatre in Cedar, TX?” to “Who played first base for the Dodgers in 1980?” It is a fun job and I learn a lot.

2. When Mr. M and I moved in together, this is what our furniture consisted of ……

Seriously, we had no furniture, so we bought these lawn chairs at Long’s drugstore.

3. The above picture, while embarrassing, led to me winning a huge Crate and Barrel makeover on It looks much better now. (and we have moved, so it looks very different!)

4. I have always been ready to paint anything that doesn’t move, but I had never tried spray painting until I started blogging. I think that I am addicted now.

5. While Mr. M and I aren’t married, yet, I consider his three kids my wonderful friends and step kids. The funny thing about that is that his oldest is married with kids of his own, so in my 30’s I am a grandmother. (I still have problems typing that!)

     Now, I haven’t been at this blogging for long, but there are some people that have totally inspired me. I also wanted to find some people that Dawn didn’t already have on her blog list!

Kate at Centsational Girl – Just her section on painting wood, has given me a whole new outlook!

Brenda at Cozy Little House is a fav because she finds the neatest treasures and she always has a healthy dose of red, just like me!

Christy at Embellished Bayou because her frames are just the sort of funky traditional that I can never find.

Andy at Poppies at Play because I love everything that she does and being from California, I am partial to our state flower, Poppies!


Whew, I am worn out by by all of this happy news. I need to do what Murphy Grace is doing right now….taking a nap. I promise that I won’t snore like he is though!

Thank you Dawn, you gave me just the push that I needed to keep this up!


Dawn said...

OMG what a cool job! Your head must be spinning at the end of each day with all the facts you shared. Do people ever disagree with the answers you find? Remind me not to play trivial pursuit with you! LOL!

Angie said...

Congrats on your award!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Congrats on the award Gwen! And your job sounds so fun...I never knew such a job existed. :)


The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Congratulations on the award! It is fun to receive them. Spray painting is addictive isn't it!


Embellished Bayou said...

Congrats on the award & thank you for recognizing me!

Olive Rue said...

Hey Gwen! Congrats on your award. Yes, you can get people to haul off your bushes too. That is if they are still in plantable condition. They're on craigslist too. Just search around.

Struggler said...

Congratulations on your award. And ChaCha sounds like a fun way to earn an honest crust!

Dawn said...

Me again! Just finished a post on cows, thought you might enjoy it. Plus I mentioned you in it (with a link to your site). Hope you don't mind.

Andy Porter said...

Hey, I just noticed this! Thanks so much for the sweet compliment!! You rock!! You totally deserve any and all blog awards. Sorry about the late "thanks". Better late than never:) Have a great evening!


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