Friday, July 22, 2011

Blog Awards

I received a couple blog awards that I accepted way too long ago.

It's been SOOOO stinkin' hot here in Indy the last few days that I've been stuck inside, so I decided it was a good time to do some blog catch up.  And one of those things is accepting these gracious awards!!

Tracy at The 2010's Housewife gave me the Sunshine Award!!  Although it's taken me to accept, I absolutely appreciate her kindness in giving me this award!!

Here is what I found about The Sunshine Award.  

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world. I'm happy to pass it on to a few of my favorite bloggers.

Here are the rules:
• Put the Logo on your sidebar, or within a post.
• Pass the award onto 12 Bloggers
• Link the nominees within your post.
• Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
• Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award

Soooo....without further ado. The 12 Bloggers I am passing this award onto are:

Thank you so much Tracy for giving me this award!!  

You can visit Tracy's blog here:


Ok, the next one is just down right embarrassing to admit.....

Beth at My Serendipity gave me the Stylish Blogger Award in FEBRUARY!!

I'm SOOOO sorry Beth!  My daughter would tell you this is common for me.  I always have the best intentions, but I am extremely forgetful and then get too much on my plate, then my brain does a data dump....but thank goodness my email doesn't. ;)'s really, really, REALLY late...but THANK YOU BETH!! :) for the rules.

I am supposed to list 7 things about myself to help you get to know me better. Then pass this award on to 15 inspiring other blogs..which is the difficult part! Not that there aren't 15 inspiring blogs that I follow but because there are sooooo many blogs I love and follow!

Now for the 7 totally random things about myself:

1.  I am completely addicted to magazines!  Home decor magazines that is.  I have them stashed all over my house....under the bed, in baskets, on shelves, etc.  "Do It Yourself" is my favorite, but I have PLENTY more.  And I actually know when my addiction started........

2.  My mom died of breast cancer when I was 10 years old.  My dad was quite the redneck who knew nothing about raising little girls...and my Granny didn't know much more.  Magazines like Cosmopolitan and Glamour became my go to for make-up, style, and all-things-girly tips.  I had years worth, lined in date order in my closet for as long as I can remember.  (Now you know why I'm so messed up! LOLOL) ;)

3.  I'd LOVE to be a writer someday!  I'd love to write for, I know you're going to be shocked, a design magazine. :)  I'd also love to write a comedy book about my crazy childhood.

4.  My favorite place in the entire world is the Amalfi Coast in Italy!!  

5.  Given the alternative, I'd rather sit by the pool than sit on the beach.  I hate the feeling of the sand on my skin...which is strange given I was born and raised in Florida!  My ultimate choice would be to sit by a pool while looking at the beach. :)

6.  I actually enjoy getting older.  For one, given my mom and dad's early deaths, I consider getting older a privilege.  I mean, consider the alternative...dying early?  I'll pass. I age, I get more and more comfortable with who I am!  There is so much peace in that.   

7.  I love to bake!  I'm a marginal cook, but I'm a pretty awesome baker if I don't say so myself.  ;)  

And now to the most important part of this award....passing it along! :)

1.  Aja Lee's Sweet Life
2.  A. McInnis Artworks
3.  Bunch of Craft
4.  Cedar Hill Ranch
5.  Classic*Casual*Home
6.  Creating Balance
7.  Custom Comforts
8.  Mod Vintage Life
9.  A Pop of Pretty 
10.  Refunk My Junk
11.  Reloved Rubbish
12.  The Cottage Gals
13.  The Shabby Chick
14.  Then She Made...
15.  The Modern Cottage  

Again, thank you to those that honored me with these awards!  I truly do  appreciate it. :)  

I hope you will take some time to visit each of the nominated blogs...these are some of my favorite blogs.  


  1. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Erin! How sweet! It was so fun learning more about you, too!

  2. Thanks Erin.. you're very sweet.. I appreciate your thinking of me. :O)

  3. How nice and I love all the tid-bits that you shared with us about yourself. To bad about all of the heat you are having, hope it lessens up soon.

  4. Thank you Erin! So fun to learn more about you!

  5. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Erin! I really appreciate you passing the award on to me. I'm so sorry to read that you lost your parents. i lost my parent1s in my twenties 1so i can imagine how you must feel at times. I'm sure they are very proud of you!

  6. Thanks so much for this lovely gesture, Erin! The best 'award' is knowing that there are actually real people out there like you who read and enjoy my blog! All the best, Kerri

  7. Erin thank you for such a sweet comment and thinking of me, I love your blog!


  8. Hello Erin~

    Congratulations on your awards! :) And you are so sweet to think of us, and thank you so much! :)

    It was nice to find out new things about you, too. I didn't know that you lost your mother so young, and then your dad, and am so sorry to hear that.

    I hope you get your dream of writing a design book! I will buy your first copy, my friend! :)

    Are you having a good summer so far? Has it gone as quickly for you as it has over here? I hope you are staying cool, it has been so hot in so much of the country!

    Blessings to you,

  9. Erin thank you for the Sunshine Award (I actually hadn't heard about this one yet.), makes for a great weekend.

  10. Thanks so much, Erin for this wonderful honor than is JUST MAKING MY DAY!!! You are the stylish one.

    How beautiful is your little family! For someone who didn't have parents for long YOU seem to be doing a great job as one.

    I wish I was on the Amalfi coast too...I have a friend there right now who keeps sending me photos. I'm trying not to be jealous.

    Have a great Sunday.

  11. Thank you Erin!!! You made me smile today...and it ain't been a great Monday for me :(

    Just got better :)

    Lou Cinda

  12. Aaah, thank you so much for the award! That's really kind of you. You've made my day. ;-)

    And, as for writing....a blog *is* writing!! You are officially a writer now!!