Tuesday, April 20

Some Blog Awards to Share

I was given a couple of blog awards from some very sweet blogging friends while I was on holidays and wanted to say thank you to both of the lovely ladies, Amanda of Homely One and Nellie of McCarthy Designs.

So the first award that I received was given to me by Amanda was the Sunshine Award. Amanda is always popping by to leave sweet comments and her blog is all about her sharing her home, her creative cooking and her family, sweet little Grace. Stop by and say hi you'll enjoy visiting.

The rules of the Sunshine Award are:
1.Put the logo on your blog or in a post
2.Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers
3.Link to the nominees within your post
4.Let them know they have received it by leaving a comment for them
5.Share the love and link to the person who gave you the award.
The lovely ladies that I wanted to pass this award onto are some of the sweetest ladies who always take the time to stop by my blog to comment.

1. Lynda at A life of charming moments of Miss Prudence Knits
2. Meagan at ecoMILF
3. Tammy at Girls Wear Blue Too
4. Megan at happy little magpie
Knicky Knacks
6. Cathie at m.e.
7. Kelley at My Front Porch
8. Jacqueline at Zippy Zippy
9. Karlyn at Rosa's Room
10. Kylie at Kylie's Cards and Things
11. Cathy at Little Eve
12. Tina at Rubies Place

The next award was from Nellie over at McCarthy Designs. She is always so sweet and her blog is full of beautiful pictures she and her husband have taken, craft and home decoration projects.
The rules of the Master of Karate and Friendship Award are:

1. List 6 things you are a master in.
2. Pass it on to 6 bloggers you think are masters at friendship and make blogging awesome.

So here goes:
1. Making and decorating birthday cakes. I love doing it and each year I take a photo of my creations, they really are fun to create.
2. Collecting cooking and craft books. I think I need to build an office quick smart to house my growing collection.(lol)
3. Being intuitive. I can get a sense of how people are feeling, most of the time.
4. Cooking. I love to try something new and always have fun trying.
5. Remembering phone numbers. I memorize most of my family and friends numbers, not sure if that means I talk too much but it's handy.
6. Card making. I love to create cards that are individually made for someone and surprising them with something you've made for them.

The six lovely ladies I'd like to pass the award onto are:
1. Bianca at Bianca Jae Makes Stuff
2. Deb at Handmade with love by Deb
3. Megan at Happy Little Magpie
4. Vic at Punky and Me
5. Liesa at Handmade Heaven

My sweet blogging friend Amanda from Homely One has invited me to play a blogging game called Photo #6. I'm meant to go back to the 6th photo I ever uploaded to my blog, re-post it to share with you all, and remember the moment. So here it is...
I made these party bags or bag-a-lopes, because they are made using an envelope, for my Miss 6's 5th birthday party. We have a birthday party only every couple of years and on the alternate year we go to the park for lunch with family, which I love the best. I love coming up with things to make for their parties and especially the cake, that part is my favourite. It's hard to believe a year has already passed by and now she is six.

I'm supposed to pass this award onto six more people so I will leave this award open to any of the lovely people who take the time to stop by my blog. I think some of you may have already played so for those who haven't played this blogging game feel free to give it a go.

Please don't feel like you have to play along with the game or take the award if you don't want to, it's my way of saying that I think all of you are great and just to have some blogging fun too.

I hope all of you are having a good long weekend.

Talk soon
Catherine xo


  1. Congratulations on your awards Catherine, you deserve them and I am sure that you will continue to get many more! I am going to go and visit some of the blogs you have passed awards onto. xx

  2. Your awards are so well deserved Catherine, you are such a lovely blogging friend. Thanks for your kind words. I may have to get some ideas off you for Grace's birthday cake - I'm thinking of doing the traditional #1 shaped cake. Your party favour 'envelopes' look so pretty - you are so creative with your cards and crafts, I always enjoy seeing what you make. Your girls are very lucky to have such a creative Mum. Am off to check out some of your links that I haven't visited before x

  3. congrats on your awards Catherine, well deserved.
    I think you are great too, thanks for the sweet mention.
    nice to learn a few more things about you.
    i love to decorate cakes & collect cookbooks aswell..surprise, surprise :)

  4. Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for the award. I have been flat out lately and haven't even been jumping on the computer. Will come back tonight and do some blog updating, (have lots of that to do).

    Hope you are having a lovely week.
    Cheers, Deb


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