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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kreativ Blogger Award!

Bella at Bella's Rose Cottage was wonderful enough to award me with the Kreative Blogger Award!! Thank You!!!!! I've never won anything before! I'm so excited !

So, here's the rules:

1. Post the award
2.Thank and mention the person who gave you the award.
3.Pass the award on to seven bloggers whom you think embody the spirit of the Kreativ Blogger Award.
4.Name seven things about yourself that others don't know.
5.Don’t forget to notify your seven Kreativ Bloggers about their AWARD and post links to their blogs.

I am passing this award on to:

1) Style Sisters, because she has GREAT style and I love to look at her gorgeous tablescapes!

2) Melanie @ The Old White Cottage; her home is beautiful and she has great style and creativity! I love to follow along with her projects.

3) Tina @ There's Room in my Boat; while not a decorating and project- type blog, her creativity and beautiful blog about her life and struggles with a child with autism is inspiring nonetheless.

4) Shellagh @ Ticking & Toile; I always enjoy this blog;  Shellagh has great decorating ideas and she has fabulous shabby-chic style! I love to check out her Etsy shop too!

5) Frenchie &  Flea:I mostly lurk on this blog, but I love it! Everything on it is so fabulous!

6)Kim @ The Victorian Parlor; Of course I love this blog, with all her great Victorian style. And I'm always eager to  see more of her darling cat, Kramer, in the Kramer Chronicles!

7)Debbie @Debbie-Dabble; Another person who loves Victoriana like me! Beautiful home and beautiful hand-made projects that inspire!

Seven Things You May Not Know About Me:
1) I'm really very critical about my own work and I spend a lot of time "worrying" that it's not good enough!
2) I have no training in decorating or anything else of that nature. Like Nike says, I "just do it"!
3) I've wanted a Victorian house since I fell in love with Victoriana at the age of twenty. I didn't get my Victorian house until I was 36, but it was worth the wait!
4) I secretly dream of owning my own tea shop; decorated in high Victorian style, of course!
5) I grew up in rural Wisconsin where most of our neighbors were dairy farmers. I credit my rural background and my creative mother and grandmother for making me the thrifty crafter that I am today!
6) My husband and I have no children, but we do have cats! Up until recently we had four cats (we only have two now). They are like children to us. They are very spoiled!
7)I am horribly, horribly, HORRIBLY awful at math.  I think I must have had a learning disability that was isolated only to numbers! It's very tragic how bad I am at math. ;-)


Bella said...

Hi Katie, Nice to know more about you! You shouldn't be critical of yourself, everything I see is perfect! I will be checking out the blogs you linked, it's hard to find Victorian in blogland. Bella

Style Sisters said...

Katie, wow! thank you so much for this award! You are too kind. Your blog is beautiful and you are one creative stylish woman yourself! I am loving all your fun ideas!I am going to be a follower you your blog now.
Thank you again for the award. I will try and do the things listed but it might take me awhile to get it done.
Thanks again,

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Thank you so much for the award Katie! I'm afraid I can't accept it not because I don't want to play, but because I don't want to pass it on. I realized a while back when I won another award that some people (not me!) really don't like receiving these and I don't want to upset anyone. I really, really appreciate it though!

How awesome that you want to have a tea shop! I've been to 2 tea houses and absolutely loved both. There is another near me that I'd like to try one day. If you ever follow through on this dream, I'd love to be a customer!

The Victorian Parlor said...


Thank you so much for the award!!! I also want to thank you for your kind words as well. I will get this posted as soon as I can:).

Thanks again!!!



PS-Kramer says hi:).

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Katie, Please don't think I am ignorant for not responding before this but I just found out about this award from a friend who looked at your blog. I must have missed it somehow and I am so embarrassed! Forgive me! I am thrilled that you considered my blog worthy of this award but I also agree with Melanie of Old White Cottage and am a bit afraid to accept it because of how I heard other people react to awards sometimes. These are not my feelings as I mentioned but being so new here to Blogville, I don't want to upset anyone and make enemies. I hope you understand and once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!