This is a two-fold post.
First of all, Kindra, gave me a blogging award, the "Arte y Pico" sometime last week. I feel very honored that she thought of me and I thank you very much, Kindra! I admire you...you're one talented lady and the love for your family and sweet little boys just shines through on your posts! I look forward to my daily visit to your blog and I appreciate all your very sweet comments. Although I've only known you for a couple of months, I feel like I've known you forever..like a kindred spirit! And I just love my blocks I purchased from you! I know I'll be visiting your Etsy store many more times in the future!
And then today, Stephanie, presented me with the same award. Thank you so much Stephanie! I just recently found your blog and saved it to my favorites so I could check in everyday! I am really enjoying reading about your decor projects and family. I'm looking forward to getting to know you even better! Thanks so much for thinking of me with the award!
Now the rules to this award are the following:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribution to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4) The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin to this award.
5) To show these rules.
Now there were so many great blogs to give this award to, that I had a really hard time! First of all, so many of you have been presented this award lately and I already had several people in mind to present it to and they have been presented with the award within the past week (By Linda and Kindra and others). I know we all have the same circle of friends....so I thought of other blogs that I love to visit that I thought deserving of the award that haven't received it yet, so here goes (in no particular order):
Tomatoe Creek Prims
Rondell, we first met on the CS forum and I enjoyed all your prim pictures and ideas then and I still do. Thanks for your help on my blog! I always look forward to seeing what you're sharing with us on your blog and getting to know those precious grandaughters of yours!
The Fraker Farm
Paula, you always make me smile when I read your posts and sometimes just downright laugh! I love the feel of your blog and since I've always had this desire to live on a farm, I love reading about yours!
Tammy, I found your blog not too long ago and I already feel like I've known you forever! You've got a great name! :) I'm enjoying getting to know your family and I look forward to reading more about your homeschool adventures as we share ours! And I'd definitely take you up on being my yard sale buddy!
Sandals and Daisies
Angie, You've only been blogging for the month of June (that I've seen) and I think you're doing a great job. I'm enjoying your blog very much! I appreciate your comments so much too!
Lea, You have the greatest ideas on frugal living! I just love seeing what you come up with! You have a great family and have such a kind heart. I look forward to learning more about your family, your place there on that great land, and your homeschooling adventures! I enjoy my visits to your blog!
I would also like to give Linda
a big hug and thank you for walking me through how to do the links properly with a name!
And now the second act of kindness I wanted to share with you is a little different. Sometime last week, I was tagged by Deb
for a meme which I answered (and just recently tagged again by Linda). One of the questions asked to name 5 kind things I've done for a stranger. Well one of them was the older couple that I invited into my home when their vehicle broke down. We had a great visit and shared a snack and drink. Well I wanted to share the flip side to that act of kindness. This sweet lady was a crafter actually on her way to a crafts show that weekend. They broke down with their RV in tow. As she left my home that day, she glanced around at my living room one more time and asked for my address. She said she wanted to send me a little something and she had just the thing she wanted to do. She thanked me again and they were on their way. Three or four weeks passed by and I had forgotten all about it. Then a package arrived in the mail. I opened it to find the nicest thank you card and a wonderful Americana gift.
Isn't it so sweet? It is painted on a cabinet door. I've had it for quite a few years now and it hangs in a place of honor. It's above my staircase and one of the first things you see walking in our front door. I love decor items that hold a memory for me (kind of like Christmas ornaments) and I'll never forget that lady and her gift of kindness to me!
Be kind to someone today!