Nov 8, 2009

A Giveaway and a few other bits of news

Hello everyone!

There is a great giveaway going on over at the DIY Showoff with lots of wonderful vendors. I've donated three 8x10 prints (of your choice) for three lucky winners so be sure to head on over and comment for your chance to win!

I've also been kindly awarded the Kreativ Blogger award by Francine Gardner. I absolutely love her blog so receiving this from her was such an honor!

To follow in the Kreativ Blogger tradition, I must now tell my readers 7 things about myself they do not already know and then nominate 7 other bloggers for the award. Here goes:

1. I could eat cereal for every meal of the day (but I don't!)
2. If I had another place I would decorate it very modern and kitschy. It's my secret alter-ego. :) 3. My favorite TV show is Frasier. Yep, I love re-runs!
4. If I had to live outside of the US, I would move to Bavaria (southern Germany). I love the countryside and how charming all the villages are.
5. I used to be a Starbucks barista and cringe when I hear "expresso" rather than "espresso."
6. I don't really have a favorite color, although I do tend to lean toward neutrals.
7. My favorite flowers are wildflowers and lilies.

The 7 blogs I chose are:

1. Just Beachy
2. A Day in the Life of Karen
3. A Life's Design
4. Adventures in Suburbia
5. At Home At Home
6. Belle Maison
7. Camilla at Home

Also, while I'm confessing things, I thought I'd take this chance to answer some of the questions I received from the Honest Scrap Award.

Q: If there was one thing you could do with no fear of failure, no amount of money standing in the way, nothing stopping you, what would it be?

A: I think I would complete the degree I'm earning right now and turn right around and go back to college for interior design. I love what I'm doing now, but I think about interior design every single day and feel like I could learn a lot with a college education and combine it with the 3D modeling skills I've already learned. If I could be an interior designer for a living I would die happy!

Q: What is your favorite DIY/creative project that you have completed so far?

A: I know I've posted about it a lot but I think my favorite is still our balcony makeover. I love sitting out there!

So there you have it! Be sure to check out the lovely blogs I've posted!


  1. You deserve that award. You are so creative!

    I'd love to get an interior design degree one day too. ;) I think with your skills and your current education - you'd be awesome at it! The next design star!

    Thanks so much for your generosity in the giveaway! ;)


  2. Congratulations on the award. I'm so glad to read that you could eat cereal all of the time - me too! I didn't know there was anybody else out there! laurie

  3. I could eat cereal for every meal too. Especially the sugar coated ones. And - I too was a Starbucks Barista for 4 years in Seattle & San Diego. I will always regret that I never became a architect or designer. But what your getting your degree in is great. My husband is a structural designer (ships & now oil rigs) & deals with 2D & 3D modeling. I found your blog through Francine. I look forward to reading those you suggested too. Your blog great! All the best ~ deb

  4. Hi! I just found your blog and am really impressed by your DIY ideas and decorating. Your home is beautiful. I'll be adding to my blog reader. Keep it coming!

  5. Bavaria sounds wonderful... a little cold in the winter.. I have never been there but would love to vist.
    happy Thanksgiving, Francine

  6. Hello, I've been following your blog for a while now, but I'm not sure if I ever commented before. Anyway, congrats on yet another award. :] Your balcony makeover was my favorite as well.
    -Becky @raregreen

  7. I just found your blog through DIY so happy i did! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Please sign me up! Im gonna go look around some more! I love your bus sign! its Great!


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