Saturday, October 31, 2009

Big ol' Surprise (for lil' ol' Me)

Well, guess what?

I mentioned in my last post that I had a very nice surprise to share with you today:  No, I am not pregnant.   Me, and my brand new bouncing baby blog,  have received our Very First Award.   May I introduce you to:

The Kreativ Blogger Award.

Not quite as suprising as being pregnant would have been, but much less expensive and far more manageable.

My heartfelt and sincere thanks (and Happy Birthday!) go to Kathy from Creative Home Expressions.

It's been a pleasure getting to know her and so many other great gals through their blogs!

Here are the rules as I understand them:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

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 may not know.

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on each.

So here we go.  

"7 Things You Never Knew and Probably Never Even Considered Wanting To Know" about me.

1.  My name is Joyce and I always hated it growing up.  I only wanted to be called (and for a while only answered to) Julie.  Now I like my own name better since it's a name you do not hear all the time.  And guess what my MIL's name is?  Julie.  Figures, huh?

2.  My biggest dream growing up was to be a mom and housewife.  Um... no seriously.  I could not wait to have a home to look after since I was about 7.   I am lucky enough to be living out this dream with many thanks to my hardworking and super-supportive hubby.

3.  I have been interested in and studied decorating magazines since I was about 10 years old.   There were 3 Christmases in a row that my Santa Lists included new pillows and curtains for my bedroom.

4.  I have a completely unjustified Fear of Flying and have to get over it within 3 weeks for our trip to Disney.

5.  I think I like Disney more than my 6 year old.  You know, after the whole "airplane" part.

6.  I am running out of things to say.

7.  Discovering this world of blogging has been one of the greatest and most fun joys of this past year!  It truly has been a pleasure "meeting" all of you!

Now on to the recipients.  (in no particular order)

1.  Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville.   A great name, great lady and a great host of Thrifty Thursday parties!

2.  Barb @ Treasures from the Heart for sharing so so many unique and heartfelt.. well... Treasures!

3.  Jacey @ One Man's Trash is My Treasure for sharing all her creative, unique and fun ideas and projects with so much enthusiasm.

4.  Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors for sharing the passion for decorating and being such an inspiration to others - I swear this lady must NEVER sleep LOL! 

5. Lilia @ 2 Brown Eyed Beauties for all the excellent DIY decorating tips.  One of the first couple of blogs I stumbled upon and was instantly interested.  She had me at "Laundry Room".

6.  Michelle @ Me and My Scraps for sharing so many wonderful tips and ideas:  Scrapping, Cardmaking,  Decorating, Baking, etc.. etc.. etc.. She can do it all I think!

7.  Nicole @ BugaBoos Creations - another talented *multi* tasker!  Tons of projects and repurposing ideas to be found at her blog.

And, now I gotta tell ya:  It was so hard stopping at 7!!

I hope you all have a Wonderful, Happy, and Safe Halloween Weekend!~

Smiles and Hugs,


  1. Hi Joyce! I understand your fear of flying, as I have it myself. Imagine how hard it was for me to set up my 20th anniversary surprise gift to my hubby, which required me to fly to Florida ~ ALONE ~ for a weekend cruise. He was already down there for work. He told me he was blown away, not by the gift, but by the fact I got on a plane by myself to fly down there. I think we make it worse on ourselves in the time leading up to the flight!

    I've enjoyed reading your posts and will have to check out some of your links; I am not familiar with all of them, but always like to find new blogs to read.

  2. Congrats on your award and a wonderfully written blog! "Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest"

  3. Congrats on your award! Just popping in from SITS :) Now a follower!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

    Kelly @

  4. Hi Joyce!

    I am most honored that you included me, sweet friend! Thankyou so much for thinking of me. I am sooo with you on numbers 2 & #7. I too am blessed in both of these ways. I include you in #7, thankyou!!!! I also have a fear of flying and heights. I have flown but it really was not a good scene. I was the crazy crying lady. And whats worse, my doc had prescribed me meds (for anxiety) to take prior to the flight and I had anxiety about taking the pills. LOL. I am not a pill taker. LOL. I was afraid I wouldnt feel in control, although it was an oxymoron with the flight thing and all. I know that crew was ahppy to get me off the plane. LOL.
    HAve a fun time though, take your meds if you get some, I hear they help- or at least order a drink. Enjoy your vacation, i too LOVE disney.ANd LOVE epcot!!!

    Thanks again for thinking of me sweetheart!

  5. Congrats on your award!!! Thanks So much for passing it on to me!! So sweet of you :) I will definitely get this posted and keep it going! Have a Wonderful Sunday!

  6. ya know, I think sometimes I like Disney more than my kids, too!! But for most of time our excitement is tied! Thanks for the nomination :) I'm going to put it on my blog tomorrow. And it was fun reading some stuff about you!

  7. Thanks for coming by and I clicked to follow as well.

    Congrats on your blog award.

    I am working on a "tassel party" button-hopefully will have it up today or tomorrow--so everyone can post the tassels they have made.


  8. I've just started reading your blog & I really like it. Guess what? You have another award. You can swing by my blog to pick it up. :)

  9. Congratulations on your award! It's so nice to know people are reading your blog, enjoying it, and are able to encourage you too!! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day...I appreciate it!

  10. just found your sweet blog, joyce *wink* from the looks of things, you've been busy! i'm off to read more back posts. :)

  11. Congrats on your award!

    Missing you! ;)



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