You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine!

Oh! Guess what? Guess what?
I am so honored and blessed to have received my very first award-- 
the Sunshine Award from Cris over at GOODEness Gracious 

Thanks, Cris!
I am blushing.

Here it is:

Cris was one of my very first followers, she is very funny 
and a very GOODe mommy.
Her toddler daughter, Miss Add (Addie) is one of those babies 
that you just wanna skwoosh the cheeks off of, she's so stinkin' cute!
Currently, Cris is blogging about her
FREEZE-O-RAMA extravaganza.
Freezer meals- which I love and haven't done for awhile, 
but methinks me needs to again.
If I can come to your house, Cris.

I am awarding this, because it's part of the game rules
to 12 more of my friends.

This will be hard because I love you all, so if you are not on the list,
please don't be mad at me and unfollow me.
I'd miss you VERY much!

Blue Clear Sky
Elizabeth is such a joy and so encouraging and always sees the clear blue sky in a dilemma- 
she is not afraid to express her style (which I love) and she is not afraid 
to paint things (which I also love). 
She shares many pictures of her cute home up in Canada on her blog so go say "hi" to our neighbor to the North!

Kolein is a hoot! What I love about her is she is REAL. 
She tells it like it is and is not afraid to express herself. 
She is a kid at heart and always makes me laugh! (And you DO NOT look 56, Kolein! Wow!)

Don't you love Andrea's blog name?? 
Andrea is a great commenter and has a wicked collection of pedestal jars 
and cloches! She is a homeschooling mommy, like me, 
and also is a diva singer, like me, too. 
She also has a new house- watch her as she decorates!

Audra! You are so much fun to kid with. 
She has a black belt in thrifting, and has two very well-behaved children
When she is not out shopping or working, 
she is busy looking for my birthday present.

Holly stole my original blog name, but I forgive her because 
she and her hubby are so delightful
She has a great sense of humor, adorable kiddos
and some fun music on her blog.

Becca, the newlywed, and her husband live debt-free, my favorite way to be! 
because she adores wearing them 
and they are aDoRaBbLe and so is she!

Happy Brown House       
So, Sarah tells the funniest tales about motherhood and potty training
and it almost makes me wish I were potty-training my girls again. 
that she will monogram, initial or put a name on for you!

Susan's "About Me" reads: 
Because I love writing and photography so much, 
it makes me happy to share with you. 
Life is a fascinating journey, for which I am very grateful. 
She does have a flair for writing and collecting tea cups and beautiful dolls
As she writes, you feel as if you are sitting with her 
while she shares her heart and her life.

Princess of Pink      
Marian lives in the Netherlands, and what I like about her blog, 
is I get to see decor of the Netherlands 
and how a thrifty, creative, lover-of-all-things-pink gal 
I wish she lived next door to me!

Do you like couponing? So does she. 
of saving money using small rectangular pieces of printed paper!
She has a new home and is transforming it into a cute cottage.

Jennifer keeps us informed of some wonderful freebies and coupon deals!
She also loves spending time with her children 
and taking them on outings to Lowe's
Lowe's? Yes, Lowe's!

Laura is a neat lady! She loves giving tea parties and she says it best when she says: the things we do everyday at home (to make our home a warm place, to raise our children, to offer hospitality) are such creative pursuits. 
She loves her good man, Mr. SAHM very much.

Now, the rules of the award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog within your post.
2. Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they have received the award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and the link to the person from whom you have received this award.


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  1. Thanks so much, Leslie! I'm honored!

  2. Thanks, Leslie. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on the award! You are very sweet to pass one on to me.

    To be honest, though, I don't know if I can put the logo on. I'm TERRIBLE at computer technology. I've turned down another award because I don't know how to do it but I DID put on Martha's Teacup Tuesday button, so I can try it. I'll let you know what happens. Thanks and have a great day! Sincerely, Susan

  3. Thank you Leslie, you're too kind and you make me blush with your compliments♥ I will put it on my blog, tomorrow (SO busy this eve lol)

  4. Leslie, you seriously brought tears to my eyes! Thank you. i so appreciate your kindness.

  5. Oh my goodness!!! How thoughtful! Guess this means that I need to post more often! ;) I'll figure out the technical stuff to pass it on and send some love back at ya as soon as I can!

    Thanks again, Leslie!

  6. thank you so much, leslie! i am so honored. i love that this whole blog world has brought me new friends like you. :)

  7. Leslie! I'm SO glad I don't look 56!!!!! Because I'm 46!!!!!!!!!!!! I roared out loud after gasping for air!!!!

    Thank you for the award! Sweet as all can be! You're description of ME was so touching. I'm sighing all over the place. (cept for the age part!)

    The color on the chair on my post is: Valspar *Mediterranean* Gloss Spray paint - it's very close in the pic - just a tad deeper in real life

    As always thank you for being YOU!!!

  8. Love the list of blogs! Can't wait to go a visitin'!

    As for FREEZE-O-RAMA, you're welcome over anytime... especially if you'll help with the dishes ;)

  9. Thanks so much Leslie! An Award...for moi??? I am more ways than one!

    I will be sure to pass this along to several other co-horts and share the sunshine!

    And...yes... I am on the hunt for that perfect birthday present!

  10. You are SO SWEET! Thanks for nomitating me :)!!! I love your blog too!!!

  11. Thanks so much, friend. I'll be passing on the sunshine soon.


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