Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Winner & A Wanna-Be

Congratulations, Barbara [that was my gmas name, too] - she'll get her hot little hands on a pot-warmer from the kitschen! I appreciated hearing what warms everyone on Thanksgiving. And I hope you let that cozy feeling follow you through the year.

I also got a warm feeling from my friend Rachel the coolest paper-ista you'll ever meet [who also has a big, big, big place in her heart for vintage goodies]. She has given me a nod at the kreativ blogger nom. There are some neat-o things to share when given this opportunity. But first, the necessaries:
  1. thank the person who nominated you for this award [see above, miss rachel]
  2. copy the logo and place it on your blog
  3. link to the person who nominated you for this award
  4. name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
  5. nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
  6. post links to the 7 blogs you nominate
  7. leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated
7 things about me that people might find interesting:
  1. i wouldn't mind being a crazy cat lady, but ironically my cat oona [who we've had since she was 4 weeks old] has never layed on my lap voluntarily in 12 years.
  2. i wrote the little kid activities you find in your sonic wacky pack for a couple of years, also scribed for kids menus at chilis, houlihans, chick-fil-a and the like [all before i even had kids]
  3. i gave my kids names with options [ben can go w/benjamin, ben, benny - but not benji (my fear is his high school sweetie will call him benji and it will make my skin crawl) & marge can go w/marjory, margie, marge] because my name is a one-namer [but i still love it, mom]
  4. love sweet pickle relish, hate sweet pickles; hate dill pickle relish, love dill pickles
  5. i am a crafter wanna-be, try as i might - i can never quite get it right [it's better for the world that i don't have a singer sewing machine]
  6. i am glad margie is her own stylsit - i couldn't pull together outfits like that if i tried [i'm a little envious]
  7. i love riding my bike. it makes me feel 10 years old every time!
7 blogs I can't keep my eyes off of/am nominating [bookmark them asap!]:
nellie loves vintage
[va-va-va-vintage inspiration, personal goodies and couture thrift store redux galore from a dear friend i met when ben was born, we've all been playing ever since]
rachie's place
[visit my friend rachel for an eyeful of sweet, inspiring, creative everything - plus paper crafting galore]
kitchen retro
[get a laugh from lidian every day! the writer in me envies the wit she turns out of retro ads]
vintage goodness
[a blog for all the vintage geeks! that's her banner and she sticks to it - yay!]
queen of fifty cents
[eye candy for 60s & 70s thrifters - satisfies my appetite every day]
bluebird vintage
[beautiful, inspiring, pretty much perfection]
the elegant thrifter
[a kc export [i'm an implant], stan is my fave thrifting gent - it's great to see nyc thrifting through his eyes]

Whew! I'm worn out - but so excited to share all these fabby bloggers with you!



  1. OOO! I win, I win!! How do I send you my addy?

    Here's another site not to miss:

  2. just e-me at :) & I'll check the nopattern site - so long as i don't have to sew. ugh ;)

  3. Funny, but the "no pattern required" site has very little to do with sewing, but very much mid century modern stuff!!

  4. Aww, thank you! You're a sweetie, and I adore your blog, so glad I found you (or vice versa, possibly)- and happy Thanksgiving :)

    That is a lovely cranberry ring, BTW.

  5. Thank you for the honor! That's a great group to be part of. BTW, I'm originally from Kansas City too!