Monday, July 21, 2008

Awards and a Gift

Donna of Donna's Art and Sherry of Edie Marie's Attic have both given me the following award! I am so touched, I read these ladies as often as I can. Donna described my blog as having a "zest for life". Gosh, that was so nice! Both of these ladies have the loveliest blogs. Donna shares her art (and her daughter's love of it!) and Sherry has such a nice post right now about her grandchild. Thank you, ladies! There are so many great blogs on my sidebar that I read as often as I can!

Now it is my turn to pass this award to 7 fellow bloggers.But first, the rules.

1. Please put the logo on your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. You must nominate 7 fellow bloggers for this award.

4. Add links to the recipients.
5. Leave a comment so the recipients know they have

received an award.

This is so difficult! I love so many of you and your blogs are so fabulous!! Okay it's going to be...

1. Patricia of pve design. Patricia shares her artwork and ideas with all as well as recent travels to Paris! I'd recognize her artwork anywhere!

2. Laura of Amongst the Oaks. Laura has been cheering me on in my goal this summer of Fiscal and Physical fitness! Thanks, Laura, and your blog is wonderful!

3. Felicity of All Things Bright and Beautiful. I tune in daily for my dose of high fashion and home photography from around the world as presented by this talented Hong Kong based blogger.

4. Linda of Restyled Home. Linda recently posted about the Beauty of Imperfection when decorating our homes! I thought that was a wonderful set of posts!

5. Oliver Rain. This blogger (unnamed!!) shares the love of her daughter and her hubby who she met at her high school reunion!

6. Barb of May December Home. Barb's blog was one of the first I tuned in to and it feels like home when I visit there.

7. Pat of Mille Fiori Favoriti. Because of Pat, I am taking a few days off from blogging with my family and heading into the city. She writes about her travels in New York and since we live close by as well, I printed out her tour of Battery Park and we'll be using this as our itinerary!!

One last thing: Janera of My Garden Hat was generously offering lovely handmade bags...I requested one and my daughter has been using it as a webkin pocketbook...

It is lovingly made--thank you, Janera! What a happy little girl I have on my hands! Have a wonderful week while I am gone. As soon as we return I'll be packing my son up to visit his girlfriend in Norway as he leaves Saturday. Much thanks to Tracy of Pink Purl for all of her Norwegian advice! I'll catch up as soon as we get back and packed! :0)


M.Kate said...

Congrats Tara on the well deserved award. I love your blog for everything it is, envious of your hammock..still havent got one yet over here! Happy week :)

Baby Vagabond said...

Congratulations on the award! You are so deserving. There are a couple of your recipients that I have never visited ...... that always amazes me!

Have a great week! Rosie

pve design said...

Why I am honored! Thanks for the award!
I will also take a minute to check out these other special recipients and congratulate them too!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Tara!
You deserve it! You are so sweet to share your life, home, family & travels with all of us! You take us places we may never experience ourselves. And for all of that I thank you sincerely Tara! Enjoy your award because you have a Brilliant Blog!!
Hugs, Sherry

Deb said...

Congratulations on the blog award Tara! Have a great week.

annechovie said...

Hi Tara! Congrats and have a terrific week!

Donna said...

Hi Tara,
Congrats to you and thanks for mentioning me! Hope you have a wonderful week!

I'm off to check the other links.


CIELO said...

Congratulations on all your awards, Tara.... have a lovely day


Janera said...

I can hardly wait to check out the other bloggers you've mentioned here. They all sound like places I would love to visit, so I'm off to do just that.

As for the little bag, I'm delighted you were a recipient -- and extremely honored that it is being used by your precious daughter to hold her webkins. I am humbled to think of it. btw, my daughter also enjoys her webkin!

Thank you, thank you, for blessing me so!

Barb McMahon said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Tara!

Have a wonderful week!

Pat said...

Thanks for the award Tara! Diane gave thsi to me today also! It means a lot to me to get it from you, too!

I hope you had a wonderful time today! It was sooooo hot and humid though.

Enjoy the rets of your vacation!

HUgs, Pat

Carletta said...

Hey Tara,
Have a wonderful time! Stay safe.

Tracy said...

Hi, Tara! Congrats on your award--you & your lovely are brilliant! Oh, you are so welcome for the Norway advice--any time! I hope you all get this way one day--we'd love to show you the sights :o) Have a wonderful vacation--rest, relax and renew! ((BIG HUGS))

Rhondi said...

Hi Tara
Congratulations on the awards! Hope you have a grat time in NYC. It is such a fabulous city.
Hugs, Rhondi

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

My congratulations on your award, and I will happily check out the other blogs you've mentioned!

And, how wonderful to be going to Norway! I know your son will have a glorious time!

restyled home said...

Congrats on your award and thank you so much for passing it on to me! I truly appreciate it!


Oliver Rain said...

Congratulations on the award Tara & thank you to passing it on to me. I hope you had a great time in New York.

Classic Charm said...

Congrats on your award, of course it is very well deserved!

dlyn said...

Congrats on the award - can't wait to check out the blogs you gave it to. Enjoy your trip!

SilverBell Cottage said...

Hello. Hope your summer is going well. Congratulations on your award. Oh, and I tagged you to list a few of your favorite things.
Hugs ~ Alexandra

Sandi McBride said...

Tara, congrats on your award...I hope you have room for another, cause I have one for you at my's at the post just before Brenda's Photo your daughter's bag...some people are so talented!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Tara - youve been a week away from your blog hope you're fine.

Hugs F

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Congrats on your award. I want to be in that hammock in the post below!!! Great use for the bag. Webkins need a place to call their home!

Cori G. said...

HI Tara,
You've been missing for awhile. I hope all is OK in your world.
:) Cori

Amongst The Oaks said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the award. I'm honored. It was a nice welcome home surprise when I got from Lake Tahoe. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Could it have been the laundry, groceries, and cleaning? Thanks again,

She'sSewPretty said...

I've been catching up on blog reading. You certainly do deserve that award. You made me laugh with your exercise antics. I also lock my door so my boys don't laugh at me. It's bad enough I laugh at myself. I'm also so jealous of your concert at Shea Stadium. What a fun and memorable concert!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations on your awards Tara. Tara, you always seem to lead me to magic! I was browsing the links on your post and OMG a link to HK Home Journal Magazine. Years ago just before we left Hong Kong our home was featured in the magazine. For years I have been searching for the magazine and I thought that perhaps it had gone out of business. The link to pve designs led me to an interview of Home Journal and All Things Bright and Beautiful.

Tara, you are magic! Karen

Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

Congratulations! This award is making it's rounds! ;)
I LOVE that bag for the little webkinz! Cute!

CIELO said...

Hi Tara... just came by to say hello; hope you're doing good!



Sandra Evertson said...

Congrats and love the bag!

GardenGoose said...

congrats on the award.
hope you have a lovely week.

Joy said...

Wow, I would love to visit NYC one day. What a great trip for you all.
Your pictures turned out good too.