July 7, 2009

Goodness comes in 3's!

I've said before how much I am fan of what I call "Blog Lovin,'" i.e. when blogs give shout-outs to other blogs with awards, links, comments, give-aways, etc. Well, wouldn't you know, today I was surprised to see not one, not two, but three blog awards bestowed upon this lil' ole' blog o' mine! So awesome! The first is by my buddy and co-worker Cheryl, who just started her own CUPCAKE blog (insert salvation here)! I was honored to help her in the graphic formatting of the blog and have already had some of my own cupcake work featured - sweet! Cheryl took the initiative to create the "Golden Cupcake" award ... and gave it to me :) I am going to bestow it, in turn, to my other cupcake sister, Chrissy, who is working on creating her own cupcake catering business! The next is from a customer I met through this blog, actually - which is the best kind of connection! Karen lives in wine country, Nor Cal and we have recently discovered we have a lot in common (ie love for So You Think You Can Dance, which I saw in person last week and will be blogging about very soon!). The award is called "The Lemonade Stand," and it's rules of acceptance are to "Choose seven ladies who according to this award show an attitude of gratitude." Awesome! Here's my list of seven lovely ladies!
  • My first bloggin' buddy, who gives invaluable encouragement and is ever so patient with me, Nilsa of SoMi Speaks
  • My first give-away winner who blogged about her love for the necklace she won, Regina of Creative Kismet
  • Sara, who posted pictures of the necklace she bought from Bead Up that she wore to a wedding! NoTeaForYou
  • A high school classmate, Lindsay, who is embracing her creative urges and starting her own Etsy shop! Krafty.Kolby
  • Fellow Knitter who makes the most precious cozies and has provided a lot of positive feedback, On A Roll
  • And two Sorority Sisters, Rachel and Lindsey, whose blogs about their babies truly reflect an attitude of gratitude! When A Duet Becomes a Trio and Baby Webb Site
Lastly, another gal who I met through Bloggin, RedRubyonFire, (who did an interview about me on her website a few weeks ago) bestowed upon me the "Honest Scrap Award." I have seen this award floating around the bloggin' hemisphere and am glad it finally found it's way to my site, as it's rules are awesomely interactive!: - I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it - I must list 10 honest things about myself - I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog. - I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers & list their links (see above) - I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above requirements. Which means, Bloggers who I listed above, feel free to embrace this award for yourself, too! Ok, 10 honest things about myself. Here go's: 1.) I feel quite guilty that I have turned my obsession of scrapbooking over to jewelry making. I sometimes just sit there looking at all the supplies I have accumulated over the years and sigh with remorse. Will I ever get my outstanding scrapbooks done? 2.) I majored in Chinese language and Philosophy in college. I got my Masters in Christianity and Chinese religions. Now I work at a movie studio. Your guess is as good as mine! (picture is of me climbing the Great Wall in 2004). 3.) My favorite two musicians are the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mozart. I literally listen to them all day long (in random order)! 4.) Though the hubs and I have made our second guest room into my craft room, I hate working in there. I feel secluded and away from the action that is usually happening in the living room. For that reason, I make most of my jewelry on a card table in the corner of the living room or on the ottoman. 5.) On that note, I am afraid to admit that I can't even contain all my supplies in the craft room (especially when we have house guests living in that room!). Here is a picture of all my Etsy mailing supplies and products stuffed into our linen closet! 6.) In light of #4 and #5, I am quite OCD about clutter and tidiness. Ask my poor husband. (Example: I can't leave the house without first cleaning out the sink of it's dirty dishes. Seriously.) 7.) I have had over 500 stitches in my body. And I hate needles. 8.) I've been a vegetarian for 11 years. Though I would gladly make a series of Arby's Roast Beef Sandwiches part of my maternity diet if totally necessary. 9.) Guilty pleasures: Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List and N'Sync. Along with spending large amounts of money on unnecessary items at Target and Forever XXI. 10.) This blog makes me happier than you will ever know!
Whew! There you have it! Thanks again to Cheryl, Karen, and Yini for the awards! Made my day!


  1. Oh my goodness, where do I start?! Well, first, congrats on all three blog awards! :>

    Second, I didn't realize you scrapped! No worries on supplies sitting idly by. I haven't scrapped since my last retreat in February, but I know I will again. I just have to be in the right frame of mind! And in the meantime, I use my scrapping supplies for other paper crafts, buttons on my son's window blinds' strings, my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in everything in the house Other than paper, and the list goes on! :>

    Third, I think our list of commonalities might be growing....my brother taught English in China for a few years, comparitive world religions has been a love of mine since I was a child, and my craft goodies have spilled into almost every room in the house! However, what I wouldn't give if you would spill some of that #6 over onto me!!! :>:>

    I'm looking forward to visiting the blogs you've linked and reading about your So You Think You Can Dance live show experience!! :>

  2. Awww - I am SO HONORED to get this award. It is my prayer that I would show gratitude for all that God has blessed me with, which I know that I don't always do. But this gives me encouragement to keep my mind focused on what is lovely and pure:). Love you, sister. OH, and I put a link to your blog on mine. XO.

  3. Hey girl! So good to find you through the great bloggy world! Hope all is well in sunny CA. I'll be keeping up with you :)

  4. Aww! Thanks so much for the lovely mention! :)

  5. YOU are such a sweetheart. If I ever get my head out of my ass, I'll be sure to pass on that award. But, in the meantime, I hope to hear stories of how you got those 500 stiches. 500??? OMG, that's insane!

  6. Thank you for the award my darling, I'm touched!

    I haven't scrapped in...over six months. Which is not good. I still have my wedding album to finish. 90% of the pages are laid out and just need photos. Whoops! I'm sure I'll get around to it, it comes in waves for me.

    Also, congrats on 11 years. Eric just finished his first year and although I don't see myself following I'm quite proud of him.

  7. Wow, 3 blog awards!!! That really is awesome. Looking over your blog, I can see why you got those awards.