Sunday, April 4, 2010

An Award!

I was out of town for the past 10 days and so am way behind on things.  But, while I was away I was fortunate enough to be given this very cool award by 2 of my favorite bloggers, Mel and Crystal. I was super surprised!  Thank you both.  Everyone....please go check out their blogs.  Now, go ahead...I can wait.

Now, I am supposed to share 10 things about myself that might be of interest.  Hhmm....that is the hard part; what is interesting about me.  I will give it a shot:

  1. I was raised in Southwestern Oregon, just a few miles from the gorgeous ocean.  I just spent a week there and it rained nearly the entire week.  (that always happens)

  2. I am the mother of 4 sons, have 3 daughters in law and am expecting my 1st's a girl!  They have picked out the name Brynnsen Rosalie.

  3. I am technically a newlywed as my husband Jim and I were married (finally) this past August.

  4. One of my sons in serving in the Coast Guard

  5. I have recently succeeded in losing nearly 60 pounds using Nutrisystem.  It works!

  6. In addition to artsy stuff, I love to read.  Even though I am slightly embarrassed to admit it, I have read all the Twilight books 4 times and all the Harry Potter books at least 3.  I DO actually read adult novels too...but thoroughly enjoyed these so much.  My favorite book of all-time is Jane Eyre.

  7. I am kind of musical.  I play flute, guitar and sing

  8. My secret admission is that I get a kick out of cryptozoological studies.  Specifically, Sasquatch.  I wasn't raised in the Pacific Northwest for nuthin'

  9. I have lived in, Oregon, Idaho and Arizona and once spent an entire summer in Stockholm.

  10. I love rock music..all types; everything from Heart to Muse.  I can't tolerate country western music though.
So, there you go.  It was a bit eclectic and random. But, that is pretty much the way I am.  Now, I have the great honor of listing some of my favorite "reads" here online.  I hope that you will all take the time to go and check them out.  And, by the way, if you don't see yourself here, and would like me to check out your blog, please leave me a message with your link.  I am kind of new to this blogging thing and haven't acquainted myself with many up to this point.

If you do, however, find yourself listed below....congratulations!  I have just bestowed on you the blogger award as well.  Now you get to reciprocate and tell us all about yourself and who your favorite bloggers are!

Here we go:
Canadian Nickel Scrap'n  Nicole has some very cute things to share.  Check her out!
Such a Pretty Mess Gabrielle is the queen of creating the most gorgeous scrapbook layouts.  I am in awe!
Dizzy Lizzy Creations  Check out Lizzy's blog will make you smile. :)
Everyday Cricut Joy and Melanie have tons of tutorials and fun giveaways
Scrappy Mel  Melanie is most likely on everyone's favorite list, but I had to add her too!
Inking Idaho Becky has some adorable Stampin'Up demos here.
Pink Stamper Robyn is the Cricut Queen!  Everyone has heard of her, but she taught me how to use my cricut so I am forever grateful and check her out daily.

More posts are coming this week.  I just need a day to recoup from my travels and get things back to normal.  I am itching to get in there and craft am looking forward to it.  Please stick with me and please, add me to your list of blogs to follow.



Scrappy Mel said...

Thank you so much Shelly! I feel so luck to be able to share a hobby I love others who enjoy it also.

You rock! :)

Scrappy Mel said...

Oops - that should say "lucky" - wheww, long day! LOL

Marlene said...

Wow - Nutrisystem works, huh? Congrats on losing the weight! That's an amazing accomplishment!

Unknown said...

congrats on your award and on losing 60 pounds!!


Debi said...

I'm just seeing this Shelly, thanks so much! Off to post it on my blog. hugs!