Donna, of the very creative and beautiful blog "An Enchanted Cottage," honored me with a special award yesterday! A New England resident, Donna has embraced the "shabby chic" style of decorating, and is transforming her home with paint, slipcovers, imagination and talent galore into a cozy and comforting cottage. I was lucky enough to find Donna's blog from day one, and I've cherished it since. Please make sure to visit her, as I know you'll be enchanted by her too! Thank you Donna!
This is the award:
"Arte y Pico"
The rules are:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4) The award winner and one who has given the price have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.
It is always hard to choose just a few blogs from the very many I enjoy.
You are ALL my inspirations and I enjoy reading and learning and discovering new things through every blog I visit each day!
All of you deserve this award, and I'd be pleased to give it to you if you'd like to add it to your blog.
That said, I'd love to introduce you to some wonderful blogs that may be new to you, and that you might enjoy as much as I do!
May the following wonderful bloggers please accept this award.....
Tara, at Days Missed On A Hammock ~ Tara shares her day to day family life and decorating decisions with such joy and friendliness. We have a lot in common, and she feels like a younger sister to me.
Mrs. B at Mrs B ~ She has the funniest self depreciating humor and a fantastic young California style in decorating. I think she has a great eye and I love how she is able to replicate what she likes in her home with her and her husband's "do it your self" talents, proving that good looks does not have to be high priced!
Sherry at Edie Marie's Attic ~ Sherry has such wonderful talent decorating on a budget! Her home is warm and whimsical and she fills it with marvelous hand painted and crafted decorations. She always finds the best bargains when she thrift shops, and I would love to be able go shopping with her!
Gina at Gingerbread ~ Gina is a wonderful creative mother who is always doing the sweetest crafts with her two daughters. She shares her day to day life, delicious recipes and photos of her beautiful and exotic Tasmania, Australia surroundings with such grace and peacefulness.
M. Kate at La Vie Est Belle ~ M. Kate lives in Malaysia, and shares fantastic pictures and stories about her life and travels. Her photos take my breath away with their beauty! I love learning about new cultures, and in the time I've been reading her blog I feel the world has become a smaller friendlier place.
Sandi and Bill of The WhistleStop Cafe Cooking ~ Sandi and Bill were just blessed with a new grand baby! I love recipes, and they share wonderful good ole' fashioned cooking. Bill's family owned the Irondale Cafe for many years which was the very same cafe that was the basis of the charming novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistlestop Cafe" that author Fannie Flagg wrote!
So that is my short list of award winners, but please know you are ALL on my long list!
Enjoy the day!
ETA...Thanks to Sherry, who honored me with this award today too!