Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Imagine my happiness when not one, but two fantastic bloggers have nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award!  Being around only 3 months and still needing to work on sooo many things on my blog, I am thrilled and honored.  I have learned so much but especially that there are so many like-minded women out there that I connect with. So many TALENTED, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN that are caring, ambitious, and creative.  They are all such inspirations to me!  I am taking baby steps and have so much more to learn.  I truly connect with so many of you--even though we are strangers!

First, StaceyAnne from Rendition Road nominated me a couple days ago.  Thank you, StaceyAnne.  You made this newbie feel so special!

Stacey's blog Rendition Road features rescued items that she takes from yuck to amazing!  I especially love her recent transformation of some old nightstands.  StaceyAnne is an expert at taking furniture pieces that most would think of as trash and turning them into amazing pieces that are drool-worthy!  If you want to know how to paint, refinish, or beautify furniture, this is the place to go!  StaceyAnne has beautiful taste and it shows in everything that she does!

Take a look at her most recent project French Graphic Bedside Tables:

What did I tell you, beautiful, right?

Then Maria Elena from Our Home Away From Home nominated me today!  Thank you Maria Elena!  Your comments made my day!

Maria Elena has beautiful taste and it shows when you take a peek at her home tour.  One picture and I was excited to see the rest of her home:

Is that magazine worthy, or what?  I also notice that she takes beautiful'll want to go over and check her out!

Both of you, StaceyAnne and Maria Elena, thank you, thank you!!!

Now I get to tell you a few things about me....

1.  I am a full-time special education teacher.  This will be my 16th year of teaching.  I currently teach K-2 in an elementary building.  Yes, I am patient.  And crazy.

2.  I have a twin sister named Claudia.  She is amazing, 2 inches taller, and I always say could beat me up.  :) She apparently stole all of the nutrients from mom when we were in the womb.  She also has a blog,  AND she is also a teacher!  I also have other equally beautiful and talented sissies--they are my heroes!

3.  I have 4 great kids--1 naughty dog--and 1 amazing husband.

4.  I have been decorating and creating my whole life.  I have always thought how I could make things myself and am always looking to make things more organized and beautiful.

5.  I have an embarrassing collection of shelter magazines.  I suppose the issues from 2004 on back can be tossed since in the design world, that is totally outdated.   :(

6.  This summer I have conquered my fear of sewing..I both have now hand-sewed something and used a sewing machine.  Woo Hoo!  I also have spray-painted for the first time!  I know, I know.  Late bloomer.

7.    Let's see...last one...I dream of someday renovating an old farm house or lake house with my hubby by of course, a lake, in a quaint little town...and owning my own sweet shop of treasures that I can surrounded by daily.

Now is my chance to nominate some great bloggers!  Look at this list of fantastic blogs and make sure you visit them!  Their talent is AMAZING!

Not Just a Housewife

Here are the rules for this award:  (thanks Maria Elena for letting me steal your rules list!)

1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include this award image in your post.

4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other Bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other Bloggers know they have been nominated.

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  1. Thank you thank you Nicky for the incredible nomination! It means so much to me! Ok i will be posting this week and nominating others as well. Thank you again I truly appreciate it.

  2. By the way Nicky, can I steal the rules so that I may post on my blog? Thank you

  3. Thank you so much for nominating me! I am so happy to have found your blog :) May I steal your rules too? xo

  4. Thank you, Nicky, for nominating me! What a terrific surprise!! I'll be posting this weekend about it. Thanks again, and so glad to have found your blog!


  5. Nicky, congratulations on your nomination! You are awesome, my sissie!

  6. Nicky thank you so much for nominating my little ol' blog! It was a great surprise this morning. I've been in a rut this week and this made my day. I will post about it this weekend :) I'm so glad I found your blog! Thanks again!!! :)


  7. Hi Nicky, congratulations on your award!
    ♥ Terrie ♥

  8. I enjoyed reading your blog post. It has been a few weeks now I also received the versatile blogger award.


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