Sunday, November 15, 2009

awards and other goodies

I have been fortunate enough to be given an award from this absolutely adorable, creative, inspirational fashionista! Thank you so much Giovanna...your precious! GO CHECK OUT HER BLOG!! She has such an eye for fashion and design...SUPER talented!!! So...

To accept this award do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated. are 7 things about me:

1. The first time I ever painted was less than a year ago and I was scared half to death of the blank canvas...da da da daaaaaa!!!

2. I absolutely love going to the movies and am especially happy if they have that yummy cheddar cheese powder stuff you can put on your popcorn...i know, i know soooooooo bad for you!

3. I admire people who completely step out of their comfort zone and go into a situation without any expectations.

4. I hate touching escalator railings because i think it is gross!!

5. All i ever truly wanted to be since i was 18 was a mama! (And thankfully I am one to 4 GORGEOUS kiddlies!!)

6. My biggest dream come true (thus far) outside of having my beautiful children was getting married in Italy.

7. My favorite meal is toasted cheese (that is what we call it in the Midwest) and tomato soup....YUUUUUMMMMMMMMMY!!!

Now to pass on this lovely award to these creative blogs...and it was EXTREMELY hard for me to pick only 7 because there are SOOOOOOO many blogs that completely inspire me....

2. Chrissy: Cultivate
3. Danielle: ScrappyBetties
6. Charmaine: A Charmed Life
7. Mindy: TimsSally

I also wanted to post a pic of this lovely treasure that arrived on my door step from this awesome, creative, inspirational, genuine scrappy bettie!!! Love you Danielle - thank you so much for EmmaBug!!! I adore her...and you!!!!


  1. Kolleen, thank you, I love awards. I cannot believe you have only been painting for a year.

    Love you.

    Renee xoxox

  2. ooohhh..thank you ...I will post it on my blog tonight...for tuesday entry...Thanks Koleen, I love it its so perfect..

  3. awww you're so sweet Kolleen! Thank you so much for the love! Your kind words always make me smile and you know I love your blog as well, you're such a talented and beautiful person inside and out.
    Love learning more things about you! That's awesome you got married in Italy, I love Italy as well, I want to go to Tuscany very soon!!
    Hope you have a lovely day!

  4. girlfriend...i haven't gotten an award in a very very long time. we're talking years. thank you my friend. perfect timing too as i just got my computer back today. i miss you and love you tons. your playlist was playing "stay" by allison kraus when i logged on to it and it was so fitting for how i feel about our friendship. i wish we could've "stay"ed in manzanita a bit longer!
    love love love the pearl jam song also! it's one of my favorites of the moment!

  5. Right back at you girlfriend - I am so happy that you like EmmaBug!

  6. p.s. i left you a little prize on my blog too!

  7. and now look at you paint! that's awesome!

    ok .. a) what is this cheesy stuff and why have i never seen it? sniffle. and b) what is toasted cheese? (i'm from the midwest too, why don't i know?!) i love cheese. must be good.

  8. U are truly a sweetheart! I love visiting and reading your blog....especially when I feel down and out. I already sent you a shout out on my site. PS....I think u will love the song COME BACK WHEN YOU CAN by Barcelona. Check them out on youtube! It made me think of your song list choices
    xoxo C

  9. You and I have both been painting for less than a year - hasn't it been an incredible journey?! Congrats on your award - so well deserved. And it was fun learning a little more about your! Married in Italy - how romantic!! Hugs, Silke

  10. Hi Kolleen! It was nice learning more about you. I can't believe you have only been painting for a year! I just started months ago, so it is nice to see someone else is a newbie at this. It's hard for me to share my paintings, it makes me feel way too are all so talented at it!
    Big Hugs to you! MUAH!

  11. hi...i miss you.
    let's make an appointment.
    our secretaries suck!
    (at least MY secretary sucks)
    it's almost friday again and i haven't talked to you in person yet this week...
    A G A I N!!!
    huge gigantic hugs to you!


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