Friday, July 6, 2012

Kreativ Blogger

Thank you to Marcela at FASHIONADICTAS for giving me this award! I was so surprised to get this from Marcela as I regularly visit her blog and think - "WOW! how does she come up with such inspiration?" Her blog is one of my 'must stop' to visit each week. It is an amazing mash up of gorgeous art and inspiring fashion that blends into one amazing exhibit. If you haven't seen her blog; you are missing a truly unique art form.

When you receive this award, there are a few rules:
1. Post a link to the person who awarded you 
2. Share 7 well-thought out random things about yourself
3. Award to 10 other deserving bloggers and let them know

So first, the 7 random things about me:
1. I prefer to go to the beach when the wind blows sideways. I grew up on the Oregon Coast and always had to throw on a sweater to go down to the beach.
2. I love the rain. Yes, Oregon is a part of that, but I find it so relaxing and a perfect excuse to bead.
3. My favorite tea is Russian Caravan. It has a smoky flavor to it and it reminds me of being at camp.
4. I went to the CCA (California Culinary Academy) so I could learn how to cook international cuisines. I do love to cook. 
5. I prefer the winter, even tho I don't ski. But I love to walk in the fresh snow and hear only the crunch of the snow and clean smell of the cold air.
6. I love to make jewelry, but I rarely wear any of it. Strange I know.
7. Some day I want to sell my house and just travel with my husband. 

It was hard for me to narrow it down to just 10 other bloggers, but this is my list and a brief reason why I am passing the award to you (alphabetical because I could not possibly put these in order!):

1. ALL THE PRETTY THINGS I am a huge collector of patterns, and I've enjoyed Alicia's tutorials
2. BEADED TAIL I get such a giggle out of this blog. We get to see life through the eyes of pets, which us readers have come to love. The outpouring for Sadie was amazing. While I never met Sadie; I sure wish I had because I'm convinced we would have got on famously.
3. BIKBIK & RORO Janice's treasuries are simply gorgeous. They are beautifully done, and always give me great ideas. And she makes the cutest kid toys!
4. DUNI'S STUDIO Just a lovely blog to visit each week and see what she's been sewing, or teaching, or setting up for a tea party! It makes me smile each time.
5. FASHION THRILL This is one of my favorite fashion blogs. Palmi has a great perspective on life, fashion, travel and living. It all seems to come through in her sunny attitude!
6. MISS VAL'S CREATIONS Val's posts are a great wrap up to the week. We see her garden, her travels, new recipes and always a lovely beading project ... and the occasional commentary on celeb garb!
7. NEW END STUDIO Gloria writes about pretty much anything and everything. She's got a great journalistic style that I love to read. A must stop for me.
8. PRETTY THINGS Not only is Lori an amazing beader, but she is one of those people out there setting up events, encouraging you to just try and making us newbies a little more comfortable around all that talent. I also was truly amazed by Lori's ability to talk about some difficult stuff that we all go through. Thanks for letting us in Lori.
9. THERESE'S TREASURES Theresa is the equivalent of a huge hug in the blogoshere. She is always encouraging people to just get out there and bead. And bead she does - beautifully!
10. THE STUDIO SUBLIME I have been blown away by the shear talent of Sally's beadwork. It is unique and stunning.


  1. Thank you for the award!!! I love Marcela's blog. Her pairings of art with fashion are amazing and always a treat to view!!!

  2. Oh, wow - thank you! Such a neat surprise; now I have work to do :)

  3. Hi Cynthia,
    What a surprise, thank you so much. You touched my heart with your kind words.

  4. Congratulations on your award! Thank you for thinking of us too! Since we live in Oregon I understand #1 and #2 although sometimes rainy season lasts a tad too long! I also agree with #6 - I wear bracelets and that's about it.

  5. O my goodness, you.. you.. dear sweet darling lady!! How very kind of you, thank you so much!! I guess I can't award you again lol.. but o, I totally hear you on numbers 2, 5 and 7! Have a super lovely weekend :)

  6. You surprised me ♥ Thanks so much!

    I'm with you on #1 and usually #2, #5 makes me remember what it was like as a young girl/teenager putting the first prints in the new snow, and it being so quiet outside, even the birds tucked into their hideaways.

    I hope you get to do #7 and have a great time, too!

  7. A wonderful surprise indeed! Thank you so much for thinking of me :)
    I loved reading more about you. We also live in a rainy area, so I can relate to #2 and I also love to cook!
    Have a terrific weekend,

    p.s. I recently received a cease and desist for posting an award on my blog...they threatened to take down my blog if I didn't remove it! So...please understand I'm a little wary of posting the actual award, however much I appreciate it!

  8. awww thank you so much dear! You're so sweet <3 And it was lovely to learn more about you :)


  9. Congrats on your award :)
    Your tea sounds yummy and the cooking school sounds like fun! I could use one of those...LOL :)

  10. Congrats on the award. And thank you for the kind comment on my Cup of Soup entry. Tried to send an email but it came back to me.

  11. Cynthia! Oh my! You made my day. Thank you for your flattering words about my beadwork, you make me blush..

    I also have to tell you that I love the rain too. Especially in the summer when I can sit on the porch with a cup of coffee and watch a storm rolling in!

  12. Congratulations for your award!!!
    and thank you so much for your friendship!!!!
    Besos, Marcela♥


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