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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I was astounded to find an email in my box from Chanda Stehlik saying that she had bestowed upon me the Stylish Blogger Award!  In no way do I feel deserving of such an award when there are so many lovely blogs out there and I am very new to this; but, Chanda, I sincerely thank you for this and am so very pleased that you enjoy my blog.  I always LOVE going to Chanda's blog to see her adorable creations.  You can visit her blog to see her beautiful work at http://www.onecraftymommy.com/.

When you receive this award you are to pay it forward and follow these rules:

1) thank the person who gave this award to you and link it back to their blog (see above link)

2) share 8 things about yourself

3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that you have recently discovered

4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

Well, here goes . . .Eight things about me that you may not know:

1 - I have always considered myself uncreative and do not like crafts (until I discovered Stampin' Up!).

2 - I was a SAHM for 9 years and LOVED IT!!!  Spending time with my children is the very best thing I have ever done and truly was my biggest ambition in life.  Currently I work at Schnucks (a local grocery store chain) at the Schnucks Cooks station cooking food and offering samples to people, while helping them learn about healthy eating and cooking skills.

3 - While I was home with my children, I also sold Christmas Around the World products and earned 3 fabulous FREE trips with my sales - Hawaii, Alaskan Cruise, and Egypt/Israel.  I just love Christmas and around our house is was Christmas 6 months out of the year!  Thanks for the opportunity, Harry Lloyd!

4 -  I am a perfectionist.

5 - Dharma and Greg makes me laugh out loud!

6 - I love old movies, especially musicals like Singing in the Rain and White Christmas.  Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette are way up there for me, too!

7 - I own the complete series of I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched and watch them frequently.

8 - Maltese is my favorite breed of dog, and I took my beautiful Mandy through obedience trials and titled her with a CD and a CDX of which I am very proud!  I also love cats and birds!  OK, all animals, . . . but currently have 3 cats, a beautiful Maltese, and fish!

Now, to offer this lovely award to 8 others.  Oh, there are so many wonderful blogs out there, and many of my choices had already received the award, but I have selected the following:


I have awarded these based on the following:  They must have posted recently, I find their blog/work creative, inspirational, and classy, and they have not received this award in the past.  (Or at least I didn't see it posted on their blogs) Most importantly, they make me smile!  Stop on by these lovely ladies' sites and have a look around. Leave them a comment while you're there. We demos just love that! :) Thanks again for the award, Chanda.  I am so honored!


  1. What a surprise this morning to find this award sitting in my email! I am honored! Thanks so much Susan! Love your blog!

  2. Wow.. I feel special! :) Thanks for adding me to your list. I have now paid it forward by selecting 8 blogs of my own. Thanks again.

  3. Thanks so much Susan. It means so much coming from a fellow demonstrator. I have posted this on my blog. It will take me awhile to pass this award on but I will.

  4. Great blog, following you from SC #381
    Peggy Finney my blog is www.stampinpeg.blogspot.com