One of the greatest things about blogging is meeting all sorts of wonderful people that one would never meet otherwise. One of my newest blog friends is Mindy over at Primitiques 'n Poetry. Now when I first went over to her blog, I was looking for the poetry, but Poetry is the little town where Mindy lives and has her neat antique shop called Primitiques. We should all be so lucky to live in a town with a great name like Poetry. Heck, I'm still trying to get my parents to pronounce Buda properly and not like the naked, fat guy with the big belly! LOL (In case you're wondering, it's BYOO duh).
Mindy has passed along a fun Kreativ Blogger award. As part of this award, I have been asked to share with you 6 things that make me happy. 1. My husband. We can spend hours and hours just hanging out, usually sitting on the front porch of our Hill Country home. He makes a mean Bloody Mary, and we play lots of gin. 2. My son. My son is a senior in high school this year, and though he's staying close to home for his first year of college next year, I'm selfishly happy about that. No one has a better sense of humor than that kid. He has a very sharp and intellectual wit that not just anyone gets. I love that about him. 3. My daughter. It's hard to believe she's 13. She is a triple threat in voice, dance and acting and has aspirations of performing on Broadway. If anyone can do it, that girl can. 4. Trapp orange vanilla candles. I have loved these things for the last several years now and though there are other great candles and fragances out there, none excites me like Trapp orange vanilla. 5. Bath and Body Works body cream. You can usually get one free body cream when you buy three at regular price. I keep one in my car, one in my desk at the office and the other two on standby at home. This stuff is way better for hands than regular lotion, and the fragrances are always so yummy! One large tube lasts a long time, too. 6. Entertaining. As one of five kids, my parents didn't entertain much, but I love having people over. For dinner, drinks & appetizers, dessert and coffee or overnight, it's just fun to hang out with friends and family.
Now I get to pass along the Kreativ Blogger award to six other bloggers. I like Mindy's idea of passing it to bloggers who haven't been on her radar very long, so I'm going to do the same. All of the blogs below are pretty new to me and definitely worth getting to know better. 1) Making This Home Katie at Making This Home is an American living in Berlin, Germany. I have had so much fun getting to know her through her blog and following the remodeling endeavors of her small but oh-so-cute apartment. 2) Eddie Ross of Top Design fame. I know he didn't make it to the Top Design finals, but Eddie is a great designer with a really fun blog. One of the things I appreciate about Eddie is even though he has a bit of celebrity and even works for Martha herself, he always responds with a sweet note after I leave a comment on his blog. 3) Do you need holiday decorating ideas? Then don't miss Robin's blog, The Robin's Nest. Not only does she have great ideas, but she'll let you know what items you'll need and then gives step by step instructions on her projects. 4) Desiree at Lookiloos has a fun blog that's new to me. For great decorating ideas or to peek into high-end homes, you'll spend lots and lots of time on her blog. 5) Do you like beachy cottage style? Then Completely Coastal is the blog for you. Maya stopped by a few posts ago, and I'm so glad she did. Lots and lots of great eye candy on her blog. 6) Finally, this creative blogger really deserves a Kreativ award. Pennie at Ladies Blend Thymes has great recipes, decorating ideas and jewelry.
Thanks again for the sweet award, Mindy. I hope y'all enjoy checking out these blogs as much as I have.