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Thursday, July 5, 2012


I finally got my net up & working properly again! Yea!!
 You just don't realize how heavily you depend on it until it's down. You also don't realize how bad you are at backing things up until it's gone either.

Imagine my surprise, excitement, & downright shock as I found out I was nominated for some awards! 
Talk about getting your computer back with a bang huh?!?!

 The extremely talented Kristin from 'A Vintage Fairy' nominated me for a Leibster award! Seriously?!

I was so honored & ecstatic when I read about it. Thank you so very much Kristin! 
When I found her blog, I absolutely fell in love with her "Two Tall Teals" "Teal Diamonds" makeovers! She does some truly stunning work & has a creative streak a mile wide. 
Oh, I also might have drooled a little over her "Pottery Barn Knockoff" post too. 
 If you haven't had the chance to visit her; you should go & see all her awesomeness for yourself. You'll be so happy you did.
I was also given the Leibster award from Kat over at 'Kat's Kalamities.' She is such a sweetie who just happens to also be quite the creative maven. I love, love, love her painted trunk in her "Paint, Paint, Paint O Paint To The Rescue" post!
Just as awesome as her puppy food chairs in her "Annie Sloan Chalk Paint" post!
Thank you so much Kat, I am truly honored to have been chosen.


Here's the description of the award (taken from Kristin's page):
The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.
The rules for the Liebster Award are:
1. Post about your win on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award and follow their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award button to your blog
4. Present The Liebster Award to 5 blogs that have fewer than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized.
5. Let them know by leaving them a comment on their blog.

Morena from 'Morena's Corner' also nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! 

Morena has a blog literally chock full of ideas, projects, & inspiration. I was super stoked to find her "Bottle Cap Bracelet." 
 It's been harder than molasses in January for me to find cool accessories for my guys & this one rocks it! She also has some pretty cool "Almost Free Watering Pails" and  "Jute Flower Bouquet" posts that are not to be missed. There is just so much to see on her blog so be sure to pay her a visit & check it all out. 
Thank you so very much Morena!

Here are the rules for this award: 
1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
                                               2. Include a link to their site.
                                               3. Include the award image in your post.
                                               4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
                                               5. Nominate 15 other Bloggers for the award.
                                               6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
                                               7. Let other Bloggers know they have been nominated.

Kristin has asked me to list 5 random things about myself, plus the 7 from Morena which means I owe you 12 randoms about meeeeeeeee! (as my oldest would say)
1. My oldest son calls me ladybug when he can tell I'm down in the dumps.....a nickname I've fallen in love with.
2. It took me a month to come up with the proper name for my blog
3. I can be very indecisive at times....which is why I can no longer go to Baskin Robbins
3. Organization is more important to me than sleep. Everything must be labeled!
4. I will take 80 pictures with my cruddy camera just to get 4 I like for a post
5. I drink waaaaaay too much Mt. Dew...but I'm working on it
6. I've got some pretty awesome tech devices, but will only make lists with paper & pen
7. I literally cried (happy tears) when I got my 1st feature
8. I was a cosmetologist for many years before I started painting furniture
9. I'm a night owl staying up until 2-3 usually
10. I already have projects planned through September
11. I could NEVER have enough paint!
12. 90% of the paint colors I use are my custom mixes
13. I'm I'm on a 1st name basis with the workers at my fave hardware store
14. I dream about going to the Krylon factory to see how it's all made
15. I can only eat salsa with Lays Stackers instead of tortilla chips

My nominations for the Leibster Award are:

Congratulations ladies!!

My nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award are:


Whew! If you're still with me here, stay tuned, I'm going to post those little patriotic projects I promised you yesterday. 
Ladies; thank, thank, thank you once again for honoring me with these awards. It means so much to me to be recognized by my fellow bloggers!
Until next time!


  1. We must be soul sisters Stacey - you may as well of been speaking out me ( eerily so , lol )
    Right down to the computer crashing - and not having it backed up ( last week ) - and knowing the names of employees at the hardware stores - everything really.
    Congratulations on the 2 awards - well deserved!

  2. Congrats on the 2 awards. Thank you for nominating me. Your sons nickname for you is so sweet. I bet it cheers you right up when he says it.

    Thank you again.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Thanks so much for the nomination! Love your blog and its look - new follower! Thanks for your kind comment at feelLOVDeveryday! LOVD tidings, Lilly

  4. Thank you for all the kind words! You deserve all the recognition you've been receiving, i can't wait to see what you come up with next!! I'm off to visit the blogs you've nominated...

  5. Congratulations on your two awards and Thank you so much for nominating me. I spent a good long time roaming around your blog and have been inspired by many of your projects. I look forward to reading you often.

  6. Love your post...and yes the chair the I did for large dogs..I have done 2 before..this one as not sold yet...but it will...You and find a a old chair..and do it to...they sell usually with i 2 months..this one..I need to print BIG DOG RULES>..on on one of the slats...because we always put in out on the sidewalk...and the chalk part can become where the new owner can put the dogs name ....like mine THOR ....I am so happy that you have have more followers...you and me...lets keep commenting...our ours..because you are creative and me to..I you find minnow buckets...make them into lamps...I did two and both sold,bought for 3 and sold for 20.00 I love your nickname very sweet...mine is always Kat to start with and then it goes on....Where do you sell your stuff in Iowa...and have some corn for me...love Iowa fresh corn

  7. What a sweet blog you have going here! I'm really enjoying your posts and projects. You are a very talented DIYer and writer :) I'm so glad to have found you and am looking forward to more posts! Thanks for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!I am absolutely thrilled and honored! I'm a new Linky friend and FB follower. I'm going to check out your Pinboards now. See ya soon!
    Sheila @ Blissfully Shabby

  8. Hi again! I hope you don't mind, but I linked six of your projects up in my post about winning the award. If you'd like, I will delete them. I think your stuff is absolutely fabulous-REALLY!!!! I'm going to have to copy them! I'd love to open my own shop someday. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a fantabYOUlous day:)

  9. Thank you for the nomination! Although upholstery is my love, I like to dabble in painting furniture as well. You have some really great projects. Look forward to reading more...

  10. Your blog is beautiful. A month to think of the name! I am the Under the Stairs Playhouse girl and just had to come by as see your blog after your sweet comment.

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