I have been remiss in my duties, so I need to clean off a shelf and put something on it. Kearney has been waiting on me since the 5th, but alas, there were some which were ahead of her. This post goes out to her, but you are more than welcome to take a peek
If you have not been over to A Detailed House, you are missing out. Kearney has a great eye, really cute dogs and children and a husband who likes strays.
I stumbled onto A Detailed House when Kearney was working on her kitchen, which is fabulous, by the way. Her inner architect comes out to play with her muse…her amazing house. Click the link above to open it in another window and do look around. The doors are never locked. And the Jack Russells are too sweet.
What Kearney has been waiting for me to do is present the Kreativ Blogger Award she bestowed on M3 for all its prolific postings on its myriad topics. I happened to think this was the perfect time before we delve back into the secrets of identity.
1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you. Check.
2. Seven secrets about yourself. Won’t this drive Mervin just to brink of insanity?
3. Nominate seven creative bloggers for the award. On the way, keep reading.
SEVEN: I love fish. Yes, the mermaid part of me. Beside my screen is a camera shy Siamese fighting fish. No, he is not red, but blue. And on days when his pellets are red or black, he is the coolest shade of purple. One of my projects for spring is to get the aquarium up and running and filled with fun friends. By the way, Grüber waves a fin and says hello.
SIX: I love soda as much as the next person. In my house it is called pop. My granddaddy called it that, and so do we. If I want something sweet: Dr. Pepper. If I want something special: Creme soda. If I am thirsty, I have a TAB.
FIVE: I believe in the restorative power of the pedicure. I recently took a poll of my Facebook friends, asking them why we were friends. More than a dozen admit they like to help me choose the color of my toenail polish.
FOUR: I only like bugs in their natural habitat, but I love spiders. There would be no vermin in any house I would ever enter if left to my own pesticidal devices. In the yard, I enjoy my garden spiders, who love my porches, and my banana spiders, who have no qualms about my not having any banana plants.
However, spiders are a sign of a happy home when they are inside. Judging from the cobwebs around here regularly, I must be doing something right. See exception below.
THREE: I am deathly allergic to wolf spiders (the little ones which like my window sills). I live in Black Widow country, but apparently brought my least favorite spider to South Carolina with me…The Brown Recluse. They are healthy and happy and prefer being indoors. The largest one I found in the house was the size of the palm of my hand. She was very content in the guest bathroom. Wench. My weapon of choice? How did you guess?
TWO: One of the best midnight snacks (or any other time of the day) is warm cereal. Oatmeal will do if it is all I have at the moment. Farina is far better, especially with a dab of butter pecan syrup and a pat of real butter. What is the one which will win out every single time? Buttered rice with milk and a sprinkling of sugar. Yes, I like simple.
ONE: I have absolutely no ophidiophobia…none. They are one of the cleanest, easiest pets. Having one helped many of my friends overcome their ophidiophobia, since I tend to take my pets with me on outings and walks. Over the years, I have had quite a few. From little ones to mega-giants, they all have been sweet pets.
The Nominees Are…
The Green Room has some of the most amazingly creative bloggers in the blogosphere. I was able to trim it to seven based on the two awards from last week (See the winners via The Trophy Room.) and something else I have planned in the immediate future. Take a few moments to head over to these blogs and show the love.
Since a few of these blogs are not the award show type, they will not be pinging back here. This in no way disturbs me because they have other things to do, but I want them to know they deserve it nonetheless. As is my custom, I am not telling them I am sending you. Comment and drop my name!
Self-professed as Things your refrigerator would love, this blog is an amazing wandering through the art world. You may have seen its owner lurking about. Spilled Ink Guy is a terrifically talented artist and blogger.
El Guapo is a regular around here. Another one who is not big on award shows, he nominated me for the Glittery Yaynus. Knowing full well he will not interrupt his schedule of terrific music and the best polls, I nominate him on the grounds he draws out the creativity in his audience every week.
Even when she is not out in her garden doing the most creative things, she is indoors creating. She has some great things on her spring wishlist you should really check out. Time is coming to be warm and outdoors again, instead of inside surfing the blogosphere. Grab a couple of Glory’s ideas!
Barb takes you to Two Pan. Don’t know where that is? You need to visit. She calls it a squint eyed look at change, and she is onto something. Stop by and look at how we change and at how we got here. Find out if you could have survived in Two Pan.
What is not to love? Her boys are stinking adorable! She has this blogging thing down to a science. What could be better? She is going to business for herself! Get in on the ground floor and help support her.
Deb has some of the most awesome digital paintings. She can make pixels sing. Yes, sing. Her subject matter is varied and seriously creative. Drop in and give the thumbs up to one which sings to you.
Raymond has a creative take on most everything. You may well be floored by where he finds some of his inspiration. What else can you say for someone who happens to have a bonsai fetish?
I have to say thank you to the many wonderful bloggers who make this journey fun, entertaining, inspiring, creative and overall a wonderful profession. Thank you, Kearney, for bestowing M3 with the Kreativ Blogger Award. It is terrifically appreciated.
A special thank you goes out to everyone who commented on my last post. I hope you can understand my silence.
I am looking for ideas for a new blogging award. We already have the Educational Shoe Award. What category is underrepresented in the blogging awards arena? And no, it does not have to be a chain letter type thing.
(c) Ann Marie Dwyer 2012
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