Saturday, March 20, 2010

Giveaway Winner and Awards

It's time to announce the Giveaway Winner!

 Congratulations to the #5 post...

The Girl Next Door

I hope you enjoy your goodies as much as I enjoyed making them.

Thanks to all that posted and to ALL that follow!
While this is a creative outlet for me and my thoughts and experiences,
if there is anything that anyone else can get out of it, then it's even more worth it. 


I also have a couple of award I've received and need to pass on.

I received this award from Angie @ In My Own Little Corner.
Thanks so much Angie! Your blog is a joy to read!

The official rules for this award are that you list 6 things that you are a master of
and pass it on to 6 other blogs.
(In case I'm passing this to you and you like to follow rules.)

I'll tell you instead of 6 things I am NOT a Master of...

  1. Well, just from the award picture I can tell you, I am not a master of Karate. I can do a few yoga moves but that's about it.
  2. I am not a master of a perfect home. Is my house trashed? No. But I do still have those new pictures sitting in the spare room that have been needing hung for ummm well, since just before Christmas. But with work at day, college evenings, a hubs/son/cat/dog to cook and care for, I just haven't gotten to this yet.
  3. I need to work on my relationship skills. Not hubs and I. But I tend to let people run over me. I am getting better though with the influence and encouragement of Hubs and and a dear friend. (Thanks L).
  4. I am working on my 'kitchen skills'. I CAN cook but my creativity is challenged right now and a busy work/home/college life drains my creative processes there. I am just getting tired of the same ole things. But thankful that Hubs and Son don't complain. :) I have a new resource though that I can relate to and am anxious to start using.
  5. I really want to blow the dust of my sewing machine. It's still almost like new after my dad bought it for me about 6 years ago. I have used it for small things... repair projects, paper crafting sewing. I just am ready to really put it to use. Maybe a Rag Quilt first then something more complicated?
  6. Lastly, I am NOT a master (YET) of my exercise/workout plan. It's fairly regular. My friend L and I have been walking together for the last week. And I've incorporated my Wii Fit Plus (love those fun games that don't make it seem like exercising!) into some of my evenings as well. Love the tracking that shows the BMI and Weight levels and tells me that even though the numbers don't change as fast as I'd like, they are making a slow, steady decline. :)
Sometimes I follow the rules... sometimes I don't. I can be a rebel *wink*. I pass this award on to anyone who has commented on this blog in the last week. You deserve this Master of Friendship award.


I received this Attitude and Gratitude award from Kel @ Between The Lines
Thank you so much Kel! Those Chicken Pesto Pizza  & Banana Crumb Muffins recipes look yummy!
I'll have to try them out. :)

The "official rules" are:
For the nominees: these are the rules... pass it on!
- Put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.
- Link to the nominees within your post.
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award
I pass this award on to the following bloggers who've captured my attention lately. Check them out! Thanks for entertaining me. :)


  1. Diana, thanks so much for thinking of me and passing this on. Awards are always so much fun to get!

    Hope you are enjoying this first day of Spring in Kentucky. Here in Northern California it couldn't be a more perfect Spring day! Jim grilled hot dogs for lunch and we sat outside on the patio. Even got our 13 year old to join us. Love it...

    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Diana, The prize and an award! It is already a great day!! Thank you!

    I have to say, I love Wii Fit too. I don't even consider it exercise which is the BEST!

  3. Thanks so much for thinking of me when you passed your award out! I really do appreciate it! :)

  4. Thank you for honoring me with the award!!!! Now I have work to do :).

  5. Thank you! I appreciate you thinking of me for this award :)