Showing posts with label Awards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Awards. Show all posts

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Re-do Has Been Done

A while back, Jackie and I went to an estate auction. It was a farm estate belonging to a single never-been-married gentleman. He had lots of old stuff!! So naturally when he passed on, his brothers and sisters were the inheritors of his estate, so they put it up for sale to the highest bidder. There were several things I jotted down the lot numbers to bid on but the one I wanted the most was # 173!

An old primitive hand made pie safe. Yep it was the one thing that really caught my eye…but it also caught the eyes of others there too. Oh yes it did. I found myself in a bidding war. But in the end I was the high bidder, thanks to the older man who saw that I really wanted this piece. The blue color screamed at me. This is the way it looked, very much unloved. During its last years it must have spent its time outside in the barn…

I wanted to keep the blue color but to my dismay it was very dry and was flaking off so bad that we had to remove it, hoping it did not have any lead in it. We also had to remove all of the old screen from the door and the side air holes. After removing the paint completely I found a close match to the color…Kilz "Erie Canal".

I brushed a very light coat on, let it cure, and then took my "mouse" sander to distress it up a little. I finished it with a hand rubbed walnut paste wax by Howard.
I did not replace the screens as I wanted to stack old quilts on the shelves and I can see them better without the screen. I like how it turned out. Someone else likes it too.

Marina has found a nice soft spot to hide as she naps the afternoon away.

Yep I’m cat sitting at my house while Holly and Richard are in Arkansas for vacation with his parents at Greer’s Ferry Lake. Fun in the sun, boating, swimming, fishing…all those fun things you do went you rent a townhouse on the lake for a week.
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On another note: a BIG thank you goes to Lindsay at Southern Cinderella for a sweet award she presented to me today~ A Simply Southern Blog Award. Pretty fitting huh?


In reception of this award I have to answer this question:
"In your opinion, what makes a person a true southerner?"
Here is my answer...

Well of course you have to be born in the south or at the very least been raised most of your life here. You have to eat grits, turnips, collards, fried chicken, fried squash, and of course fried green tomatoes. You must drink sweet tea with lemons and have that sweet southern drawl in your words which include Y’all and Ain't . But most important is your generosity and kindness…neighbors helping neighbors… from cooking food to share with a family who has lost a love one to the giving of your time and money to others. Southern is slow and easy with warm smiles, helping hands and loving hearts. It’s called southern hospitality! Now I reckon that pretty much explains what a true southern is. Now I got to get off this do-hicky and get busy cleaning so I can fix some supper!  **Now I know you are smilin’ like a goat in a briar patch?

Thank you Lindsay…my sweet Southern friend. Now I’m passing this on to some of my southern friends…

1* Sandi at Whistlestop Cafe Cooking

2* Char at ramblins

3* Sandra at Sandra Lundy Photography

All of these lovely ladies are from the good old southern state of Alabama!

From a true southern with a warm heart and lots of love… Have a great day my friends!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Good Things Everywhere

Tied Up & Lonely

I’m having lots of fresh veggies from my garden and that makes me giddy!! Yep it does!  Wish I could say that I plow with this old tractor but...
We have extended the size of the garden though... Allllll-most doubled in size, which meant putting up more fence...yuk…hard work. Then we built more raised boxes 3’x10’x10”…building them was the easy part…getting them level on the ground was the hard part! Now we just have to fill them with soil. $$ oh my! But in the end we will reap our rewards with a harvest for years to come…Cucumbers, peas, tomatoes, okra, red potatoes, yellow squash, broccoli and onions. And that just for right now! Fresh is the best! ~Just incase you are wondering why the fence and why raised boxes?…well our dirt is hard clay in most spots and nothing grows well in concrete dirt…and the fence keeps Bambi, Thumper, and Peter Rabbit from enjoying my veggies before we do! ~~~

A friend asked me to share some recipes because she was stumped about what to fix lately for their evening meals. So I thought I would share my favorite Lasagna recipe. It is so easy and so delish. I took this dish along with a lemon cheese cake to my grieving friends when we lost our neighbor to a bad stroke. They raved on it! So here’s my easy

No Boil Lasagna

2-15 ounce containers of Ricotta cheese
2 cups o mozzarella cheese, shredded
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 eggs
1-16 ounce jars of meaty spaghetti sauce
12 uncooked lasagna noodles

Combine ricotta, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup of parmesan cheese and eggs. In a 9x13 baking dish, spread a cup of sauce, layer 4 uncooked noodles, then 1 cup sauce and half of the ricotta mixture. Repeat. Top with remaining 4 uncooked noodles and 2 cups of sauce. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 375* for one hour. Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake uncovered for another 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
I add sautéed onions, mushrooms and bell pepper to mine because I love them!!
This recipe can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to pop into the oven! Serve with a fresh salad, rolls or garlic toast, and iced tea.
It’s not your basic meat and taters meal *winking* but it is oh so good and easy! Enjoy!
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Now on to taking care of some fun business…I have received some nice awards lately and I wanted to share them and thank the givers. First comes from Renee at Sewn with Grace.  She has a passion for quilting, sewing, knitting, and crafting and does a beautiful job while sharing her faith and family. She presented me with The Trendy Blog Award.

Now I am passing it on to 10 of you whom I think are trendy too…yeah I know just 10…this is going to be hard but here’s 10 anyway:

Manda at There is a Time  
Michelle at  Love to Junk
Jacqueline at My Daily Discovery 

Whew…I’m out of breath!! Now go visit these lovely trendy ladies! They are awesome!

My next award comes from Cindy AKA Cinner.

 It is the "Life is Good" Award…That to me is just beautiful! Please go visit this sweet and funny lady who overcomes many obstacles on a daily basis…things we take for granted like the joy of Laughing! Thank you Cindy!
For this award you get to find out a little more about me…so here goes….

1. What is the most memorable dream you ever had? My dreams would be those goals that I wanted to meet…like get married, have a child, and live happily ever after. I am living the dream.

2. Do you have a 'spirit' or totem animal or an animal you feel particularly connected with? Hummmmm…Well now I just don’t know about a totem? And my spirit is not of the animal kind… so I guess I will just say this “I love kitties”…but you already knew that huh?

3. If you could go on any journey tomorrow, where would you end up? Hey I’m on the journey right now…my journey through life…you know the good life…and by the grace of God my life’s journey will end up in heaven for eternity.

4. A cozy winter's eve by the hearth or a warm summer's day by the sea? I’ll take either one of these…both are very nice and comfy.

5. If you could conquer one fear, what would it be? The fear of creepy crawly things and those creatures that slither around…yuk.

6. What is your favorite poem? Not much into poetry but do love a good quote and good books to read.

7. What are your most frequently used herbs and what do you use them for? I have never grown herbs…yet…but I’m planning to grow some lavender and thyme…I already have the seeds, so we’ll see how it pans out.

8. Savory snacks or sweet puddings? both

9. What is one thing you wish to achieve this year? Just one…you’ve got to be kidding me? I give up…………………………

10. What would your perfect day consist of ? Prayer.Coolness.Simplicity.Goodness.FreshAir.Easiness.Happiness.Contentment.
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OK…enough is enough…sorry this is so long. Thanks to Renee and Cindy for thinking of me. Oh gosh I was supposed to pass this last award on to three friends…but I will let you decide who you are. If “Life is Good” to you, take this one a run with it, let us all know how good it is!!

MY GARDEN IS GOOD
LASAGNA IS GOOD
LIFE IS GOOD
GOD IS GOOD

Friday, April 16, 2010

I Have Gooseberry-Bumps

Have I ever told you how much I love Gooseberry Patch? 
Yes I think I might have mentioned it a few times!

I’m so excited today to be their Friday Feature!

 Please go on over and visit with them, read the post about yours truly, and check out their website store…they have really great and fun products as well as awesome cookbooks.  You can also follow them on Facebookthey are always giving something away!


Wow I feel so special…just what I needed today!

The Miracle of Friendship

There's a miracle called friendship
That dwells within the heart,
And you don't know how it happens
Or how it gets its start...
But the happiness it brings you
Always gives a special lift,
And you realize that friendship
Is God's most precious gift!
~ B.J. Morbitzer

You can also join our Circle of Friends at Gooseberry Patch!




               
All graphics in this post are from Gooseberry Patch!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Happy 101 and My Promise

Lots of you know by now what makes me happy and maybe you don’t. Happiness is a part of being healthy.  Remember... laughter, a happy laughter, is the best medicine. Erin at Dropped Stitches has given me a Happy 101 Award.

Thanks Erin!

Here are 10 of many things that make me happy, make me smile, make me giddy:)

1. Jesus
2. Holly (and Richard)
3. Jackie
4. kitties
5. beautiful weather
6. finding vintage treasures and junk
7. gardening, growing veggies and flowers
8. sweet music
9. my home, its my space
10. nice gestures from others

I’m passing lots of happiness along to my others readers because I want to know what makes you happy… so if you wish; grab this award because it is presented to all of you who read this. Get happy with me!!  Spread a little happiness!

Now for the recipes that I promised you; because you asked…Slap Yo Mama Italian Bake, Hush Puppies, and De Lime in De Coconut Cheesecake.

**  Slap Yo Mama Italian Bake
           ~3 meats, 3 veggies, 3 jars of sauce, 3 pastas, 3 cheeses!

1 pound ground beef
1 pound pkg. Italian sausage, casings removed
1 small pkg. pepperoni
1 small bell pepper
1 small onion
1 small pkg. fresh mushrooms, rinsed

Three different boxes of the pastas of your choice: bow tie, spiral, ziti…etc.
Approx. 6-8-ounces of each, cooked according to pkg. directions

3-4 jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce, I use 3 different flavors
8 oz pkg of shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz pkg of shredded Colby/Monterey jack cheese
8 oz pkg of shredded fresh Parmesan cheese (not grated)

Brown all three meats together, drain and rinse.
Sauté mushrooms, onion and peppers in olive oil.
Boil pastas just until tender, do not over cook. Drain.
In a very large bowl mix all ingredients together except cheeses. Gently stir well to avoid tearing pasta to pieces.
Spoon into 2 large 9x13 baking dishes sprayed with Pam…sometimes I have enough for a third smaller dish which I send over to my parents. 
Top with the 3 cheeses.
Bake at 350* until bubbly and the cheese is toasty and melted. Approx. 30 minutes.
Serve with toasted Garlic Cheesy Bread and a fresh green salad and iced tea.

This is a great make-ahead dish for a crowd. We eat one and freeze the other for later when I don’t want to cook. To freeze, press plastic wrap all the way down against the cheese and seal against the sides of the dish. Cover with aluminum foil and the lid if it’s a Pyrex dish. Using a sticky note on top; write the name of the dish and the cooking directions. This dish is a great one to take to a friend, a reunion, or a church dinner.


** Southern Hush Puppies
           ~Mama’s Recipe


1 cup white Cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1 heaping tbsp. Sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp baking powder
¾ cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
1 med. Onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped, optional

Mix all dry ingredients together. Add milk, egg, onion, and pepper. Mixture will be thick but should not be dry. If a little dry, add a little more buttermilk. Carefully drop batter from a small spoon into a deep fryer of peanut oil, turning as they brown to a golden color. Drain on paper towels.
Serve southern style with fried catfish, any other fish, shrimp or seafood!


**  De Lime in De Coconut Cheesecake
 Crust
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Filling
4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
1 (15-ounce) can sweetened cream of coconut milk
½ cup sour cream
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
1/4 cup freshly lime juice
Whipped cream and Lime wedges for garnish (optional)

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 325F.
2. To prepare crust, combine all ingredients with the bowl of a food processor. Process until just blended. Press in bottom and about ½ inch up the sides of a 10-inch spring form pan.
3. To prepare filling, place cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until smooth. Reduce speed to low and add eggs, 1 at a time; beat well.
4. Add remaining filling ingredients and beat well, scraping bottom and sides of the bowl occasionally. Scrape filling into crust.
5. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Garnish with whipped cream and lime wedges, if desired. Serves 12.

Note: I made this in a 9 ½ inch pan and it would not hold all of the batter…so don’t even try to put too much in one pan either…it WILL cook over and out of the pan. I speak from experience!
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So get your happy cooking self ready and enjoy. Let me know what makes you happy. Here’s wishing you a happy and blessed week full of joy. Oh and go pay Erin a visit…she’s a cool knitter with an Etsy shop, a former pediatrician, and she loves to cook.



        

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweet Things

Trying to keep my thoughts positive and of sweet things since Valentines Day is coming up. But despite all the gloomy rain, feeling deprived of sunshine…etc… it’s been hard, but I try. From working on our taxes, such a dreaded chore;  to a stopped up kitchen sink…both of which I have recovered from. After all the numbers were crunched and a bottle of that drain-o stuff;
All’s good!
There are certain things in life we MUST deal with. There are times I don’t know where I’m headed, but I know I’m headed somewhere. I just pray somewhere is good. I’m on to the sweet things in life.
Life is sweet!
When I’m gone from this earth and have made my way to heaven, I want to be one of God’s angels that have an assignment back on earth…you know like on "Touched by an Angel".  I want to return with a mission and instructions from God to help some lost and weary soul find their place. That would just have to be so rewarding and sweet; plus they get to zap from one place to another in a matter of seconds…and they have that angelic glow over there heads! So Cool!
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Here’s a sweet thought and vision stuck in my head. My daughter Holly has a young kitty…Baby D. He ate tomato soup the other night. She said he lapped and lapped so hard that he splattered soup everywhere. After he was full-o-soup he looked up at her with red soup spots all over his little face. LOL Can you imagine the site plus imagine a cat eating tomato soup! Oh yeah...he loves boiled peanuts too and hates to go outside! Strange kitty! Here he is with a sweet clean face:

My sweet little friend Southern Cinderella presented me with another award.
She had this sweet message for me:
"Cora at Heartfelt and Homemade* I started reading blogs about a year ago and always wanted a blog of my own, but felt as if my life was boring or I had nothing interesting to talk about. I saw Cora one day in WalMart and we started talking about blogging and how she has one. Cora told me I should create a blog. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't be Southern Cinderella! Thanks Cora!  ~ Lindsay"
Thank you Lindsay for those sweet words…and I’m glad you finally jumped into the blogging world with me. Isn’t it fun?  She is young and fun...please pay her a visit!
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Now for a sweet thing that was pretty bad. I made some cookies the other night…The Gooiest Chocolate Chuck cookies. Sweet they were, Gooey they were not! They turned out too cakey like. So I will not share the recipe...I will spare you all.

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Remember Valentines is just around the corner. Get your cards ready to share, make your list and buy your stamps. Remember that sweet one in your life, young or old. And who doesn’t like chocolate? Chocolate of all kinds: with nuts, without, cream in the center or maybe a cherry...dark chocolate, milk chocolate, mint, raspberry, or Godiva. Ok have I got your sweet tooth’s attention yet and started a craving? Warning: Just don’t make The Gooiest Chocolate Chuck cookies!

And who doesn’t like to be loved?
Stitched in Love

Share a little of yourself with someone special this month.

Send a sweet message in a bottle dropped in the ocean to someone dear to your heart.

Send a balloon message high into the heavens for them.

Love is sweet.



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We all have ups and downs in life.  Be they sweet or sour; happy or sad.  
Hopefully mine will be valuable lessons which will mold me
into the person Christ has hoped I would be.
When you are down to nothing ...
God is up to something.





My word for 2010-Experience
I’ve experienced sweetness.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kreativ Perspective


Kreativ Blogger Award
~because there are so many wonderful and talented bloggers…..
you know who you are!
*winking*
I grabbed this award from Dani, a wonderful and talented writer.
And I'm tagging everyone on this one. Tag you’re it…take it and run,
answering these seven questions about yourself.
Be sure to let me know that you've played along so that I can read your responses when you post them. Have fun!
Here are my Q & A:
1 ) Who was your favorite teacher in school?
Mrs. Dansby, my second grade teacher. She was very smart and thorough.
I still know her today and see her every Sunday at church.

2) Do you have any hidden talents?
Well now if I told you they wouldn’t be hidden any more…

3) What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Raising Holly, my daughter, to be the woman she is today.

4) Do you believe that there are aliens or life on other planets?
I have no idea, but I figure if there are any, God made them too,
just like He made us, because He made the whole universe.

5) If you could go on a road trip with anyone who would it be and where would you go?
Well that would have to be Holly…we have the most fun at anything we do.
We, of course would go yard-sale-ing, our favorite trip to take is the World’s Longest Yard Sale.

6) When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An artist of course….

7) Do you have any phobias?
Heights…and falling from high places.
Also throwing-up…it makes me sick to throw-up!

It's your turn now...

View Point In Your Heart

The perspective of seeing with imaginative eyes.
Being different.
The perception not of the crowd.
Breaking the mold of want-a-bees,
Following the viewpoint in your heart...
With a stance of attitude for the unseen.
Perspective is a judgment used to
Play the games of scrutiny with fresh eyes.
To capture and freeze a moment of mental vision.
It’s all in the perspective.

Lens.Us.Together.
Theme~ A New Perspective

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,
we'd grab ours back.




Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Simply Fabulous My Dear

A little southern girl friend of mine gave me something fabulous...
The "Simply Fabulous" Award! It's from Lindsay over at Southern Cinderella. Thank you Linds :)

These are the prerequisites for the award:
~Post this award on your blog.
~Blog about a woman  that you think is *fabulous* and explain why you think she rocks.
[She may be real life, celebrity or fictional]
~Pass the award on to 5 other bloggers that you think are deserving.

My fabulous woman is any woman who is whole.
A whole woman in every aspect of the word.
She is complete, unbroken, undivided, and full.
Her mind is heavy with her dreams and hopes, and is on track and willing to learn.
Her heart holds love and desires; and she is ready to share room in it for
her family and all that breaths life.
Her smile is beaming with kindness and is given away in a split second.
Her eyes are set so that we can see deep down into her very soul.
Her ears are ready to listen and keep many secrets.
Her hands are talented and prepared for work; helping, creating, making, and holding.
Her arms are far-reaching and willing to embrace the moment.
Her shoulders are strong enough to bare the burdens of the whole world.
 Her legs are equipped for running and walking beside her loved ones;
they are prepared to travel the distance; and even for kneeling.
Her body is predestined for the Lord’s labor of love here on this earth.
Although she may not be physically whole...
she can still do all these things and so much more.
Her capability is unlimited.
She is absolute and total.
She is without a doubt FABULOUS.

The FABULOUS bloggers *I couldn't just pick five* that I am giving this award to are:

Angie who is Grateful at Rambling from a Grateful Heart 

Gwendolyn who loves Shabby Chic at A Charming Home

Sares who adores everything PINK at Loveleigh Treasures

Amy who is working on Discipline at Daily Pleasures

Caroline who is Blooming at Constantly Evolving

Char who is on a Journey at ramblins

Laura who is a Southern charmer from Texas at Cowboy Boots and Baby Booties

Jacqueline who is seeking beauty in everything at My Daily Discovery

Cindy who is embracing life at THINGS ABOUT WHO,WHAT,WHEN, WHERE AND WHY

Dani who is doing all things Together at Dani Tietz Blog

Kamana who is Believing and Balancing at Journaling Through Photos

Christina who is Sparkling at Soul Aperture

Please do not feel left out~I have more awards to share!
All of you and so many more are not just Fabulous but beautiful in so many ways.
I love being a part of bloggerville with all of you.

A KEPT WOMAN
I am a kept woman
You see, there were a few times when I thought I
Would lose my mind,
But GOD kept me sane. ~Isaiah 26:3


There were times when I thought I could not go on,
But the LORD kept me moving. ~Genesis 28:15


At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I
Felt had done me wrong,
But the LORD kept my mouth shut.. ~Psalm 13


Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough,
But GOD has helped me to keep
The lights on, the water on,
The car paid, the house paid, etc.. ~Matthew 6:25 -34


When I thought I would fall, HE kept me up.
When I thought I was weak, HE kept me strong! ~I Peter 5:7 and Matthew11:28-30


I’m am kept in so many ways…
I'm blessed to be kept.


 
Be the kind of woman that every morning when your feet hit the floor the devil says
"Oh crap, she’s up!"




Hoping you are having a Simply Fabulous day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fabulous SUGAR DOLL and 18/30 Days of Gratitude

My little friend Lindsay is a true Southern Cinderella. I met her through one of Holly’s friends and have known her for several years now. She is young and vivacious and full of life; which is so refreshingly good these days. While chatting with her and her Mom in Wally World one day I found out that she reads my blog…I told her she needed to start a blog since she loved reading them….so long story short…. please visit with her at Southern Cinderella and read her fun list.
She has nominated me for this Fabulous SUGAR DOLL award:



I have to list 10 interesting/fun facts about myself then pass along the award to 10 other bloggers! So here are my 10 fun facts about me:

1. I love pie

2. I’m short

3. I color my hair

4. I love Reba reruns

5. I like turnips and collards

6. I collect scrapbook papers

7. I love junky and vintage stuff

8. I like to paint my toes but not my fingers

9. I love my box of multi-colored Sharpie markers

10. I’m a sucker for the smell of Tide Mountain Spring

Now here’s who I am passing this wonderful cute award to and asking you to play along:

1. J @ My Daily Discovery 
2. Cinner @ THINGS ABOUT WHO,WHAT,WHEN, WHERE AND WHY 
3. char @ ramblins 
4. Mary @ Neat and Tidy 
5. Amelia @ Notes From The Edge 
6. Christina @ Soul Aperture 
7. Sares @ Loveleigh Treasures 
8. Sandra @ My Inspired Heart 
9. Angie @ Ramblings from a Grateful Heart 
10. Joy @ A Joyful Day      
11. and anyone else who would like to play….grab the award and lets go!


Lindsay the Southern Cinderella came to visit me at the craft show last Saturday!
Thank you Lindsay for thinking of me and being such a doll yourself! It’s so nice to have friends…..friends you know and love, friends without faces, and friends with unheard voices. I find my way inside their hearts and souls through their kindness and generosity, their words and thoughts in their writings, their photographs, and friendship in their comments when they leave little love notes. My friends that I spend physical time with are awesome and so are my world wide web friends…..and for this I am grateful on this 18th day of 30 days of gratitude. I’m grateful for their comments, their notes, their kindness, their inspiration and the knowledge I have gained through them.
Thanks for being my friend.

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ~ Anaïs Nin


The road to a friend’s house is never long……….






 

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Honest Scrap



This blogger award is from my photographer friend, Char also known as Lanie by her family! *she’s gonna kill me* Check out her inspirational ramblins and beautiful photography.  Thank you Char for including me!


The Honest Scrap Guidelines and Rules~here's what you do:
1) Say thanks to the presenter of the award.
2) Share 10 Honest Things about yourself.
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design or those who have encouraged you and then inform them of such, of course.
My count-down of 10 honest facts about moi
~9 useless and 1 very important.

10* Speaking of scrap…..I tend to save tiny scraps of things…paper, cloth, ribbon, anything that can be used over again in a craft project or scrapbooking. That little piece of pretty paper might look good behind a photo and that ribbon will look perfect tied in a bow and added as an embellishment on a trash to treasure project. I also have a special drawer that I put these scraps in! And buttons….don’t even get me started.

9* I would like to think that I speak my piece of mind openly…but sometimes I am not that bold. Always afraid I might hurt someone in doing so. However I do believe my opinion is important...to me anyway!

8* I love staying at home…so much to do, even though my daughter is grown now. I wish I had been blessed enough to have stayed at home with her when she was growing up….however she did turn out rather nice!  My days are filled with cleaning *never ending*, crafting, painting on projects, scrapbooking, photography, blogging, shopping and running errands. I’m a homebody!

7* I have this thing; a fetish of sorts….I can’t stand something that is crooked. A hanging picture, an off balanced photo, crooked glasses on someone’s face…..anything not level! Drives me crazy! Like when you post a photo on the side bar of your blog and it does not center!!! Ugh! But I found a great blog that will help you out with these things: I Love the Way She Blogs  On her right side bar look for “the good stuff”.  As for crooked cockeyed glasses...well...go have them straightened, there are people trained for this!

6* People who scream at their children in public irritate me. They, the adult (and I use that term loosely), just want attention drawn to themselves. Oh they are so getting some attention from me…..my glaring looks of disapproval and bad thoughts of them. Then they proceed to smack the child and scream at a higher octave than before. I pride myself to say “I try not to judge people” but the conclusion I have for this breed of people is not good! And the sad fact-of-the-matter is that the child will more than likely grow up to do more of the same!

5* The name of my blog, Heartfelt and Homemade, is so true. My thoughts and writings are from the heart with added facts, knowledge, inspirations, and humor. Gotta have humor it’s good for the soul! My crafts are defiantly homemade…scraped from junk joined together with love and creative ideas. My cooking…well it’s from the heart and homemade too and it sometimes give me...heart-burn!

4* I can cry at the drop of a hat…tear jerker movies, emotional events, deaths, births, joyous occasions, Wal-Mart grand openings…..and the list goes on….Give me a Hallmark card and look out. Send me a nice thoughtful message and I’m done in! BooWhoo.

3* I am a lover of Dr. Seuss books. I started buying them for Holly when she was very small and to this day I still look for the ones we do not have in our collection. Old ones, new ones, red ones blues ones…it really does not matter, however I do get giddy when I find an old collectable one at the thrift store! What a prize! We probably have a least 150 of them. Mind you, they are not all written by Dr. Seuss himself but anything in the “I can read it all by myself” Dr. Seuss beginner book series….Want it, need it, got to have it!

2* I do not like to go to bed with my kitchen in a mess…Yuk!

1* I love my Lord Jesus…He has taught me how to live, how to give and how to honestly be me. Without Him it is true…I would be nothing. Through His love I have experienced the passion of: *giving unselfishly; *praying, knowing that I will be heard and answered; and *faithfully abiding in His promises. No….. I do not think higher of myself than others; but I do know that I have a better life now and hereafter in eternity because I have experienced His love and friendship.  He's the best friend you'll ever have.

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