Friday, July 23, 2010

Passin' On The Love!

Good morning!!

Bloggy Love.
That's what I'm feeling.

My day was made extra special by being honored by my second blog award.
I'm humbled to say the least.

It was given to me from a sweet new friend I made in blog land.
Diana, over at Nana Diana Takes a Break writes a blog that you must visit.

Really, you must.
I mean it.
Her sense of humor ('wicked' as she so devilishly puts it) is pure joy and will have you giggling all the way through her prose.  Yeah, it's one of those blogs where you must hit the little girls' room before you sit down to read it (as someone said so perfectly in one of their comments to her).
So, pop in and meet her here!

Ok.  I'm supposed to list seven more things you don't know about me....
Hmmm....I think I'll share some "Girlie Wisdom" with you that I believe in
and live with daily:

1.  I can eat a 2-pound box of chocolates and gain 5 pounds.  (yeah, go ahead and tell me how that happens...)

2.  The best way I forget about my troubles is to wear tight shoes (preferably stilettos, please).

3.  I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting my panties on fire. (don't ask)

4.  I hung a new dress in my closet a year ago and when I pulled it out the other day, it had shrunk two sizes. (sigh! guess I've got to go shopping....again, darn it!)

5.  I hate it when people say that they 'forgot to eat'.  What?!  I haven't the slightest idea of what that's like.

6.  Seriously...I'm so very addicted to blogging, I'm scaring myself.

7.  I am SO BLESSED to have met all of you wonderful gals (and guys) who follow my blog; who share your world with me through your own blogs; who inspire me and make me laugh and cry and dream with you; and who continue to encourage and support my addictions (read: shopping, decorating, and blogging just to name a few...
I just tell hubby it's all your fault). 

Now, I'd like to pass this lovely award on to four other sister-bloggers I love and cherish!

* Maria at Dreamy Whites because she's created a home that I have always dreamed about and she's sweet and wonderfully talented. (And did you hear?  She's opening a new online shop soon! woohoo!)

* Tracey at French Larkspur who is not only just as sweet, but she's made me fall in love with all things French (and inspired the French in me).

 *Tia at Cottage by the Sea because the stories she tells of her house transformation are always so funny and creative.

* Anne at Fiona and Twig who is always sweet, supportive and encouraging.

Meredith at The Weathered Bungalow for her creativity and giving heart.

* Tamra at The Gilded Barn for nudging my creativity and to take risks.

All that's six.  But I could go on and on, you know.
There are SO many other gals out there that deserve this, too!
Check them (and all of my other favorite homes I love to visit) at my sidebar.

Thanks again, Diana!  Love ya, girl!  xoxo 
Oh, and your rocker is waiting for you on my deck...along with that glass of FatCat*HappyDog wine I promised you...  :)


~ laurie



  1. Love you back! You are such an inspiration to me....I hear you loud and clear about the shrinking clothes....stupid dryers...and sending things to the dry cleaners is even worse...shrink at least THREE sizes that way. Hugs-I am off to work now-DRAT! Diana

  2. Laurie, your post cracked me up! Clothes shrinking, that happens to me, how, haven't a clue and the chocolate thingy you are talking about, ahem, oh yes. The one that is my favorite is the one about forgetting to eat, oh please, I plan my next meal while I am eating!

    I am so happy I found your blog!

    Happy Friday!


  3. congrats on the award sweet sister of mine! You sooo deserve it! Isn't Diana just the best?
    Enjoy your day toots.

  4. Panties on fire? That is one for the for the rest, I can totally relate.

  5. Hi Laurie,
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments, you made my day! And a big thanks for following, too! I am going to follow you back :) It's always great to meet a fellow Michigander. I read your profile, and I love so many of the same things you do. Your "French-vintage-coastal" redo sounds right up my alley! Looking forward to checking out the rest of your lovely blog!

  6. Congrats Laurie! You so deserve it!
    Thanks for making me laugh about dieting woes! I'd rather laugh about it than cry (lol)!
    Enjoy the rest of your day!
    Hugs ~ Jo :)


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