Monday, August 9, 2010


Isn't is funny how you can become friends with someone you've never laid eyes on?

That's one of the benefits of blogging...

My friend Jo at Secret Garden Cottage has bestowed upon me not one but two blog awards.

Wow, it's been a while since I got or gave one of these but anyway here goes...

First and foremost, THANKS JO!

Next I'm to sum up my blogging philosophy, motivation and experience in five words for the BLOG WITH SUBSTANCE AWARD.

* inspiration
* real
* friendship
* fun
* awe

Now I'm to tell seven things about moi. (Versatile Blogger)

* I am 51 and proud of it.
* I am a vegan.
* I think being a grandmother is my best work so far.
* I wear rubber wellies whenever I am outside, no matter how hot as I am deathly afraid of snakes.
* The older I get the less afraid I am to tell people what I think.
* My favorite color is brown.
* I love to exercise, especially pilates.

And finally I am to pass these awards on to ten fellow bloggers who have inspired me.
Yikes only ten? Okay here goes.

1. Donna at D. Reynes

2. Anne at Fiona and Twig

3. Laura at 52 Flea

4. Lisa at Tarnished and Tattered

5. Joy at Savvy City Farmer

6. Anne Marie at Na~Da Farmlife

7. Debra at Common Ground

8. June at Laughing With Angels

9. Jodie at Everything Vintage

10. Lulu at Dusty Lu

So if any of you inspirational ladies are award free I totally understand. You still make me smile...


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Ah dear Shelley,
Congratulations on being given these awards! You so deserve them. I love your five words!!
I am honored to be named and have you pass an award on to me. Your blog is wonderful and I always look forward to your great photos and to see what you have been up to and your fabulous booth displays!
Take care my friend!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Shelley, I really enjoyed hearing that info about you! And thank you so much for including me in such wonderful company. These gals are the cream of the crop!
You are always a MUST on my go-to list of inspiration and great design. I've so enjoyed getting to visit with you these last several months! I'm really looking forward to your Texas show set up,
hugs and blessings,

Anne Marie said...

me? Oh are so nice!!!!

your five words are great as is the tidbits of 'you'...the wellies were funny...we don't have many snakes here (I'm sure they are in the prairie - living happily to themselves)

Thanks so much!
have a great rest of your week!!
Anne Marie

cityfarmer said...

I think I can safely say, we might be joined at the hip ... but yours are most likely smaller ... pilates and all
I DO the pilates for legs, tho, almost every day ...

thank you for this mention ... I am so honored.
Once in a great while an award comes my way .. I am always in awe, like you of where this whole thing has gone in since I began ... 2005

the gramma issue is the best, eh?
we will soon have 4

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

CoNGRaTuLaTioNs On your well deserved AWARDS Shelley!*!*! Great Blogger Philosophy: IRFFA... Smiles ~ Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

trash talk said...

You are so right...being a grandmother is the perfect job and reward. Love your philosophy and you!

Anonymous said...

Hi dear Shelley,
It's so true about the friendships in blogland.
It was great hearing more about you. I hate snakes, too. I've never thought about wearing the rubber wellies (LOL)... I may have to try that. ;o)
Have a good night my friend,
Hugs ~ Jo

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Shelley, thank you so much!

Coming from someone I admire so much, this means the world to me.
And of course, you deserve every award and every good thing that comes your way. :-)

I love what you said about getting older and speaking your mind. Me too!

Love you bunches and see you SOON!


donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

Hi Shelley!
You are so precious!
Thank you so much for including me in this award!
I also love your five words! They are also things that I find draw me to a blog and are the reasons that I myself blog.
Have a blessed day!
Hugs my friend,

Tarnished and Tattered said...

You SO deserve this award. You know how long I've been reading you, ages! In fact you were the first person I put on my blogroll. I think the reason me & everyone else keep coming back all the time is because you ARE real, a friend, an inspiration, fun & I'm in awe of you!
I'm honored that you would think of me for this award. And to be listed with some of my best friends & awesome blogs. LOVE IT!
Okay, a vegan in wellies huh? I think I might be able to pick you out of the crowd at T's blog party now. Lisa

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Shelley, you are a SA-WEETheart!
Congratulations on your awards, but for you to put me in the mix of this fabulous company is MIND BLOWING TO ME!!!!

I feel like I'm on the red carpet mixed with these great friends, but what's priceless is that YOU thought of little ole ME!!!!

(and quit lying to the people that you are 51. no way!)

You are such an inspiration girl...can't wait to see you again :)))

Uncovered Ruby said...

Congratulations on your award!
Lisa ;-)

June said...

Thank you Shelley...but you make me smile bigger!!!!
You have been such a joy to know. Just coming here to your place makes me feel like putting my feet up and chatting the afternoon away. I don't imagine you get much of a chance to do that very often though, because you are one of the hardest working people I know.
I loved reading your list and feel I know you a wee bit better now.
I love you, ya know?!!!
hugs to you from here!

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

I just missing ya and thought I would stop back by and say "Hi Shelley"
You must be busy but have a wonderful evening anyway!

time-worn interiors said...

Way to go, 2 awards at one time!

Discarded Forlorn said...

Shelley, congrats on these awards.

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