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Monday, July 26

An Award!

Elizabeth at Habitually Crafty gave me my first blog award!  Thanks for the bit of sunshine!  Ironically, today in the Valley of the Sun it is very cloudy- a rare occurrence.  

Anyway, the rules are
1.  Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
2. List 7 things that people may not know about you.
3. Pass the love to 15 deserving bloggers that you have discovered recently.  Probably won't do that many as I am fairly new to this.
4. Let them know that you gave them an award.

So, here goes!
1.  I play the flute- I was a music major in college and actually taught band for five years before I had my kids.  Now I teach piano lessons at home.
2.  I have rheumatoid arthritis- which causes a lot of pain and swelling in my joints.  It is mostly controlled through medication, but it sure makes crafting more difficult.  Still, I really enjoy making things, so I have to take things slow and in several shorter sessions instead of one big long crafting session.  Sigh....
3.  I was known as the "Fast Food Queen" for years because all my early jobs were fast food in some form or another--Burger King, Dairy Queen, Hogi Yogi, etc.
4.  I love to read- my favorite book of all time is Les Miserables.  I've read the unabridged version several times because it's just so beautiful.  I like the classics but I'll read pretty much anything I can get my hands on.  I got a Kindle for Christmas and it has helped feed my reading appetite
5.  I snore.  Ha ha- usually it's the husband that snores and the wife who wears earplugs.  Sadly, the reverse is true for us.  So glad I have a loving husband!
6.  I am a baseball fan.  I never watched baseball until I got married, and then I figured it was either learn to love it or lose my husband for six months of the year.  Now I really enjoy it.
7.  My favorite food is probably mashed potatoes.  It's just a comfort food that just doesn't go wrong.  I don't eat them often, though.  

Okay, so since I am fairly new to the craft blog world, I will try and feature some of the different blogs I frequent so you can find a new friend or two....

A Chelsea Morning- this lady has some great recipes!  I just love reading about her life and trying out her yummy food.
Babes in Hairland- my go-to place for great hairstyles for my daughter.
Giggleface Studios- okay, so she's my cousin- but she does some amazing things!
Love, Actually- fun tips to keep the love alive
Serving Pink Lemonade- fun things to do and make with young kids!

Thanks again for the award!


  1. Valerie, thanks for the award! That's so nice of you. I love how your family wall hanging turned out.

  2. Thanks Valerie! Welcome to the blog world and congrats on your award!

  3. You are too kind Valerie! Thanks so much for the award. You've got such a cute blog. I'm going to have to take a closer look!


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