Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm Just So Tickled...

to receive this prestigious Kreative Blooger Award from my wonderful blog friend Shellagh at Ticking and Toile.

If you haven't visited her blog yet, you are in for a real treat. Her style is so wonderful and personal to her. She is a total "can do" lady! What they have done to their home is just amazing! Check out the slipcovers she made for her sofa and her wing chair. She just began selling a gorgeous burlap and crocheted pillow in her brand new etsy shop. I am pleased to say that I was her very first customer!

I'll be sure to post about the pillow once it arrives--you may want to get a few for Christmas presents.

Ok...part of this award involves sharing seven things you may not know about me, So, here goes...

1. I am the oldest of three children. I have two wonderful younger brothers who are very fine men and wonderful partners to the women they love. We all know how to clean a house very well, thanks to our wonderful (and extremely organized) Mother : )

2. Without sisters, I have learned the importance of close friendships with a few special women (including my Mother) . They are my sisters by choice. Without them in my life, something would definitely be missing.

3. I am a creative girl--always have been. I can't sit down and paint an oil painting, but I can visualize things in my head and put them into motion. I knew there would be a great use for all those leftover Crystal Light tubes!

4. I have three children-Logan, Allison, and Jackson. Allison grew in my heart and came to us from Kalinigrad, Russia at the age of 13 months in the year 2000. One thing I know for sure--there is absolutely no difference between our biological children and those who are brought to us, just the way they arrive. I thank God every single day for these blessings.

5. I love to throw a great party! Entertaining makes me happy. Is there anything more fun than planning and putting into motion a wonderful celebration? I had a baby sower a couple years ago for my sister-in-law. The theme was vintage baseball. I spent months scouring ebay for treasures and putting together gifts, centerpieces and favors. The end result was spectacular. It made the Mom and Dad-to-be VERY happy, and isn't that the whole point?

6. I don't like to play board games, with one exception--Scrabble. I love words. So, when I sit down to play a three hour game of monopoly with my kids, it is with great sacrifice!! LOL!

7. I am a certified scuba diver. I took lessons and became certified in Maui 22 years ago. It was a remarkable experience that I enjoyed during a long vacation. I haven't been out since (just snorkeling)....children and life got in the way. BUT, I will always cherish the fact that I reached for that dream and swam with the sea turtles 35 feet down.

Well, there you have here's what I do:

~thank the person who nominated me for the award
~copy the logo and place it on my blog
~link to the person who nominated me
~list 7 things people may not know about me
~nominate 7 creative bloggers
~post their links
~leave a comment on each

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Here are my my Kreative Blogger nominees:

1. Rita at I love her beautiful photographs, her style and the home interiors she features. Every snippet is an inspiration.

2. The beautiful Savannah at She has such a great variety of posts including wonderful fashion ideas, crafts and beautiful spaces. It's always a delight to visit her. What a stylish and all-around young woman!! Her Mom must be so proud of her and her husband.

3. Daryl at The Vermont Cottage. Her blog is just beautiful. She has so many wonderful ideas to share. Her photography of special places provide some of my favorite eye candy.

4. Jeanne at A Bushel and A Peck. What a doll she is! You will love readying her clever posts and visiting her wonderful shop filled with darling aprons and bags. Somehow I really feel like I know her. I would just love to sit down over lunch with her is she lived closer. I don't know if anyone looks cuter in hats than she does : )

5. Then there is Laura at WSU Laura She is a fellow Washingtonian herewith me in the Great Northwest. I love visiting her blog and seeing her growing family and their day to day adventures. She is very crafty and I just love what she did for a Halloween decorating. The first time I visited her, I got to see her fabulous chicken coop (a dream of mine).

6. Next is Chelsea from She has an unbelievable knack for getting the "look for less". She sees things that many people don't. You've got to check ou the TJ Maxx crown she recently re-did--just stunning! I will continue to enjoy her view of the world and learn from her crafty repurposing.

7. Last, but certainly NOT least is the beautiful Princess Anne from Fiona and Twig.
She has recently embarked on a new adventure--her own spot at an antique mall. I love seeing the items she places in her booth. You will also get some wonderful ideas here and great referrals to super inspirational websites and blogs. Just love Anne!

Once again, thank you to Shellagh for nominating me for this great award It is has been so much fun to meet so many of you out there in blogland. I love being invited into your lives and homes and knowing I'm not the only one that lies awake at night thinking of design ideas! Ha!

Here's to "not being alone" out there and to all you creative and capable women!
Happy Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. I'm such an ungrateful goob, I just noticed this!
    Oh sweet Cori, you are just wonderful! Thank you!
    I loved learning more about you here, especially the wise words about adoption...I couldn't agree more.
    You're a great gal, and deserving of this and many, many more awards!


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