Saturday, September 7, 2013

And the Award Goes To...

Me  for most cluttered dining room table?
A few weeks ago Laura at Sunday View  

 choose me as one of her Leibster recipients and now it is time for me to announce my recipients

 The first recipient  is

Christina is an artist who specializes in animal paintings and whimsical artwork whose work can be seen at her Website Paint and Paws . She is also the author of a blog dedicated to "celebrating life's little joys with whimsical, budget friendly projects." 
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 Original Art by CPaul
I follow Christina 's blog because I like how she sees things. . .  There is a box in my house that  the cats like to lay in. It is decorated in shed fur and cat sneezes.   Christina's cat has the SAME box. Here is what hers  looks like .  I look at a cardboard cat box and think, "Remember to hide that in the closet when people drop by." Christina looks at the SAME box and thinks, "Cat Palace!"  

 Penny Wise  inspires me to look at things a little differently. To think out side the box (I'll pause now so everyone can groan!) .   I see foam pool noodles and plastic bowls  and marshmallows and think, "Summer's ending, time to clean up." - Christina sees  the makings of a  Woodland Teato celebrate a late Summer afternoon.  The post is chock full of adaptable projects  and budget  friendly, kid friendly  things to assemble  and eat.
I hope you'll hop on over and give Christina some well deserved blog love and check out ALL of her FABULOUS ideas.

The Liebster award is a token of recognition that bloggers award to fellow bloggers who they think deserve more recognition. The German word, "Liebster," roughly translates to "Dearest." The guidelines of this award are as follows:


  • Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to them in your acceptance post!
  • Share 11 interesting things about yourself.  Don't be shy, and don't worry if they aren't relevant to the topic of your blog.  They aren't supposed to be!
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger who awarded you asked in their post.
  • Create your own set of 11 questions for the next recipients of the award.
  • Pass the award to some of your own favorite bloggers!  Each awardee should have less than 200 followers for their blog.  

 Below are my 11 questions.
1.      What are your favorite holiday foods?
2.      What is a favorite childhood memory?
3.      If you could have a super power what would it be?
4.      What are two pet peeves?
5.      Where would your dream vacation take place?
6.      What are you most proud of?
7.      Are you impulsive or a planner?
8.      Imagine you are attending a gala fancy dress ball.  What does your costume look like? The sky’s the limit!
9.      Who inspired you?
10.    Where do you love to shop?
11.    If you could go back in time where and when would you go? ( It can’t be your personal time line)
 Come Join the fun!

What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 

Inspired Sunday @ Sunday View

Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Lavender Garden


  1. I'm so delighted to be chosen for this award! Thanks so much for all your kind words! Your comments had me giggling out loud -( I had done the exact same thing- hiding my cat's cardboard box when guests came over too before I made it over-)
    I really appreciate your support and encouragement especially from someone as talented as yourself! I'll be answering your fun questions and choosing a nominee over the next couple days!
    p.s. I think I'm definitely in contention for most cluttered dining room table!

  2. Well your dining room table looks like its filled with pink goodness and inspiration. What a cat palace! thanks for your visit today.

  3. How nice to feature "new" bloggers. Congrat's to the newbees!
    I LOVE the cat palace! What a great idea!.... even though I don't have a cat. I have a 97 pound Boxer pup! I would be hard pressed to get him into such a place. He would tear it to shreds.... then lay in the middle of it. He'd look at me with those big brown eyes and say "what"?

    Off to visit some of the new blogs.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I love Christina's blog, and you wrote about her so eloquently. So glad you "liebstered" her!

    Smiles and joy!

  5. Love the palace! Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comment! :)

  6. Oh MY you are some writer!

    You have a gift, yes you do :) Such a beautiful post and images to accompany.

    Evocative and touching. WOW !

  7. No, no the award should go to me!!!! No, not the Liebster Award, the one for the mist cluttered dinning table - I would show you but there's not much pink there!!
    Lovely tribute to Christina - I will pop over to visit.

  8. Congrats to the Liebster winners! Love the cat palace!
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog,
    Best Wishes,

  9. Congrats on the award.... I have an Award Free Blog...
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  10. Congrats! Christina is amazing and a wonderful person to pass the award on to. I too love how she sees things. You are just as deserving and happy that it came your way! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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