Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Arte y Pico Award

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 do 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 grandbaby! 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!


Lisa's RetroStyle said...

I have to thank you again Pat...I just visited La Vie Est Belle, and it's like a whole other blog world has been opened up. I'm excited to read M.Kate's posts as well as to see where links on her site will take me. I just don't have the time to "surf" very much. So,I really appreciate when you send me somewhere new and exciting.

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Mrs. B said...

Hi Pat! Congratulations to you on receiving this well deserved award!

And thank you so very much for thinking of me! I am so flattered. Your comments make me sound so much more interesting than I really am! I am having a lot of fun blogging and it makes all the better knowing that it's appreciated.

I also really enjoy Sherry's blog, and M. Kate's is fascinating too. I'll have to check out the others that I'm not familiar with. Thanks again!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!
I gave YOU the award too!! I was having technical difficulty and couldn't get my post up for it earlier today. Unfortunately it was the operator and not the computer, oh well, I'm learning. Thank you so much for feeling I'm worthy! You are VERY worthy!!
Hugs, Sherry

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Congratulations! You are a very deserving recipient!

Tara said...


You are such a lovebug--thank you!
We DO have this cosmic connection, you and I! And I always love to read your posts!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Congrats on the lovely award! I am off to visit the others you passed it on to.


Unknown said...

Hi Pat, how very sweet of you, and thank you so much for thinking of me, what an honour.
More importantly, i am glad that we know each other and me too can learn a lot from you and all the other wonderful bloggers, the world certainly has been made much smaller and nicer with wonderful bloggers like you.
I am off to visit the others, thanks a million for the links :) big hug to you :)

Junie Moon said...

Congratulations on your award! The blog links you provided are all new to me so it will be fun exploring them.

Gina said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award Pat! I have been learning so much from your wonderful posts!..and thanks for thinking of me..you're very sweet :O)
I've really enjoyed visiting the other blogs ~ so many lovely things experience!
Gina xx

Rue said...

Congratulations Pat!! You so deserve it :)

Thank you for understanding about the TV thing.

I didn't know that the Forsythia was the New Jersey state flower! That is so cute :) The state flower of Ohio is the red carnation.. ugh LOL

off to read your other post...

Rue said...

I read that wrong.... I'm a dork LOL

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pat~ I am just popping in to pick up my new award. It has been a busy week for us!~ this is our new nephew...not a grandbaby. NOT YET anyway.

Thank you for sharing you honor with us.