Here are the rules for accepting the award:
- Thank and link back to the blogger who awarded you with the award.
- Share seven things about yourself.
- Award eight recently discovered stylish bloggers.
- Contact the bloggers and inform them of their award.
One reason I chose Tammy and Annie at Peppermint Plum is because they are two sisters living in separate states. My sister, Brooke, currently lives in Utah, and I live in Colorado. I know these are not worlds apart, but for everyday life, they might as well be planets apart. Tammy and Annie blog about crafts and recipes, and challenge us to guess which sister is naturally crafty, and which sister is not. As many of my readers know from my Fabric Flowers Headband post, I am naturally crafty, but my sister is not. Tammy and Annie have lots of cute ideas that anybody can make; head over there and see what they are making today!
Living Craftily Ever After is because of her amazing tutu bow holder. Brooke and I have had long, straight, blond hair for almost our entire lives (Brooke went to the dark side a couple years ago). My hair reached my waist for most of my childhood. Because we have such a great, crafty mom, we always had a million bows. We had our own cute bow holders, but I know I would have squealed for joy at this one. Go check out her darling bow holders, and her other beautiful crafts.
Allie at Miss Lovie, and I have several things in common. Allie teaches first grade, and I teach high school, but that isn't why I chose her. She has this beautiful necklace tutorial that I like to just look at because it is so pretty; the necklace is not solely pearls, but that is what attracts me to the necklace. I have always loved pearls, and this Christmas, Adam surprised me with my own set of pearls. I had never told him that I wanted pearls, and he considered it a "concept" gift. For the past few Christmases, my father has given my mom "concept" gifts. They are usually something that she has not ever mentioned wanting, and is an experiment that my dad hopes will be successful. He usually succeeds. Some of the successes are the roomba and the ipad. Although I would love to wear my pearls every day, Adam insists that I cannot wear them when I wear jeans and a t-shirt. Any thoughts? If you would like to know how to make a pearl necklace with a little flair, head over the Allie's blog.
My main reason for choosing The Spangler at The Quick Unpick is because of my love of all things girly. She posts tutorials for the cutest dresses for her two darling girls. If you have a daughter, or a niece, or just like anything girly, head over there and see what she is working on now. When I was a little girl, I asked my mother to make me a Scarlett O-Hara dress. When she asked my why, I told her that I wanted suitors. She then asked me what a suitor was, and I told her "men who love you." So she made me my very own Scarlett dress. If you read my "about me" page, you already know that my mom later taught me to make dresses for myself, which led to three beautiful prom dresses.
Growing up, my best friend Sarah and I would get together regularly to craft or sew--often making something for our American Girl dolls. Although Sarah and I don't get together to craft (mostly now we just get together to chat, or for her to style/color/cut my hair), I love that the girls over at The Crafty Gals have been able to continue their craft days into adulthood. They post about crafts, recipes, and decor. Head over and say hi! They are new to the blogging world like me, and love getting comments and new followers.