Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thanks are in order

Last week the creative girls behind Creative Mamas were so sweet and gave me a stylish blog award!!  Thank you so much!!!!

Anytime that  I receive any type of recognition for this blog I am in complete awe.  This whole blogging experience has been nothing short of awesome!

This award has some rules:

  •  Thank and link back to the person (or people) who gave you this award.
  •  Share seven things about yourself.
  •  Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
  •  Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

More then you ever wanted to know about me:

1. My middle name is Denee, sounds like Renee with a "D".  I have rarely heard anyone else with this name.  I think that is one of the reasons I like it.

2. I wear contacts and have since I was 15 years old.  I started wearing glasses when I was 8 or 9 just to read the chalkboard in school.  Eventually I had to wear them all the time.  The 90s was not a great decade for stylish glasses.  I'm scarred for life ;-)

We have the same name, but not me.
3. From age 7 to around 12 I was deathly afraid of water especially the deep end in a swimming pool.  Like panic attacks and hysterics.  Not sure why I became so fearful.  In England swimming was a normal part of P.E. and my teacher made me dive in the deep end for one of those diving toys and from then on I became less and less afraid.  Still not a huge fan of deep, deep water.  The vastness of the ocean freaks me out.

4. I have never gotten a speeding ticket.  Not that I haven't deserved one ;-) I have gotten a warning for an illegal u-turn and a parking ticket for parking the wrong way on a one way street.  But that's it in the last 18 years since I started driving.

5. It took me awhile to grow into my ears.  I was picked on as a kid and hated wearing my hair up for the longest time, like not until after college.

Yep, that's me.
6. One of my dreams is to write and illustrate a children's book.

7. I am a very empathetic person.  Even when it comes to fictional people. Haha! When I was 7 my family went to see American Tail.  The moment Fievel was separated from his family I was a mess.  I cried hysterically.  All I could think about was how it must feel to be lost and not find your family and how scary that must be.  Crazy, I know.

Now I'm suposed to pass this along to 15 newly discovered blogs.  Well I feel bad about this but I haven't done much discovering lately.  So 15 is a lofty number.  Instead I am going to pass it on to 5 if that's ok with you guys.  Check these guys out!!

Homemade Ginger
My House of L
Pink Calaveras
The Stucco Bungalow
A Home made by Kiki


  1. So fun to read more about you :) Happy Blogging :)

  2. Thanks so much for the award!!!

  3. i am with you on the water thing... i feel the same! and i have worn contacts since my freshman year of high school and glasses since i was 9. oh, and i got braces when i was 9- that was a great year for me.
    and i think you were an adorable kiddo!!! and an adorable adult, for that matter. i enjoyed reading this- congrats on the award!

  4. I can completely relate to #2. I had glasses in 8th grade that rivaled Sally Jesse Raphael!

    Love that pic of you as a kid:)

  5. stumbled across your blog! happily following :-) I too had some major frames goin' on in the 90s...sorta like Simon the chipmunk. Waaay too big for my face.

  6. Fun facts! I'm still not sure I've grown into my ears :)

    So, my husband dreams of writing childrens books, too! But he can't draw to save his life, so he definitely won't be doing the illustrating side of things. What kinds of books do you want to write/illustrate?

  7. Ok... you are too cute! I just discovered your blog from Gingerbread Girl's blog and am loving reading about you! Can I just say that I can't even listen to the song "Somewhere Out There" from American Tail!!! I loose it completely crying! What is it about that mouse!?
    Your creations are very inspiring - loving the pearl rings!!!!!!!!!!!! You go girl :-) Can't wait to see more!

  8. I'mm afraid to tell you i've never gotten a speeding ticket either....b/c then i'll totally get one. So let me just fess up for that red light I ran in college by ACCIDENT! myyy bad!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  9. You were a cute kid, but you're cuter now. :D

  10. Thanks for stopping by! Really appreciate your kind comments :)

  11. I started wearing my glasses as an adult (still only in the evening and at night, but much more than when I was younger). Now I really like them! When I was younger I hated wearing them though :)
    Congrats on the award!

  12. I love these! I just found your blog and love it! I'm always amazed that there are so many unfound treasure blogs out there! Must be treasure people. :)


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