Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Few New Things and Another Award!'s so good to be back to almost normal! I got out today and volunteered at the shelter and had lunch with my closest friend, Susan, shopped for some cleaning goods...okay maybe something decorative too. It never fails. I shop for necessities and always seem to find something not so necessary. Lol!

First off, my good friend Tami who volunteers with me at the shelter (along with her sister who is also named, Michelle) brought me this adorable tin sign as a gift. I had been feeling down a few weeks ago and she mentioned she got something for me to cheer me up. Isn't it adorable?!! I love it so much! Thank you, Tami! You really are one of my best friends and tea buddy and shopping buddy and magazine buddy and animal buddy. :) She knows my style and knows exactly what will cheer me up. :)

Okay, so I got something at Walgreens. I know these clocks have been around for awhile and I first saw it at Susan's sister's house. Actually I heard it when it struck at the hour. Different bird chirps sound at the hour (this may drive me crazy after awhile) and they are all pictured on the face of the clock. I love the sound of birds so I had to get this. I can just see it now, though. After a week or so I will have a post on how the bird clock ended up on the floor in pieces. Lol!

Also, remember my little shell project I had a couple months ago? I found the perfect shadow box to display them in. :)

Also, while I was sick I was awarded this wonderful Sister Award by both Vanna at Delusions of Grandur and sweet Koleen at Angels, Rabbits and Roses. Thank you both SO, SO very much!! I love getting awards and especially from such wonderful people! Vanna, you are my elegant designing mentor and Koleen you are one of my newest blogging friend who is a master at cross-stitch. You may have to be my mentor at that, Koleen!

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Put the logo on you post or blog.

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great "Attitude and/or Gratitude".

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

This time I am going to pick out my nominees!

1. Well of course I need to award this to my sis at Cottage by the Sea. She's really my sis and her blogging is so beautiful. :)

2. One of my oldest and true friends Tanyia over at Tulip Bliss. You have to check her blog out. She's a wonderful artist and she just got the two cutest kitties ever!

3. Anya at Kareltje en ikke! because she is truly my cat blogging sister and because Kareltje has a crush on Mocha. (Kareltje you better send some healing smooches to Mocha, she's not feeling well these days).

4. One of my very new blogging friends, Jen over at Guinevere's folly. She truly has some talent. Checkout her mermaids! She's a sweetie too!

5. I gotta give one to Dawn at Vanilla Sugar. She makes such sweet desserts I am grateful everyday for her blog because I can go there and enjoy looking at such beautiful culinary creations without gaining anything. Thank God she doesn't live near me. I'd be in big trouble!

6. I'm also giving one to April of Straight from the Heart. April has visited me so much and so often and her comments are definitely straight from her heart. :)

7. I must give one to Patti over at Creative Cottage Dreamer. Her poems soothe my mind and soul. Swing on over and checkout her impressive talent with words!

8. My Stella friend Linnea over at Neabear and B-Daddy's Nest! It was so fun to participate in Stella and nominate Neabear to have her next. She was so excited and had a great time with Stella. She has Stella's itinerary on her blog while she was visiting. How adorable!

9. Miss Domestic Witch. Peek into the world of a domestic witch and her adorable family. Especially Angelus, her sweet son. They have a lot of fun over there!

10. And this Academy goes to Joanne over at My little cottage in the making. She's a new friend of mine and we share the same interests in the paranormal! She just went on the Queen Mary ghost tour so swing on over and see how fun that turned out!

Speaking of ghosts, I will be calling our clients tomorrow to setup our interview meeting with them next weekend for our next investigation. I can't wait!

Talk to you all tomorrow! I'm soooooo glad I'm feeling better, you just don't know!


Joanne Kennedy said...

Awwww how sweet of you to give me this award. I'll post it on my blog for sure.

You are not going to believe this but I was leaving you a message to your last post and when I clicked on to add it to your blog this post came up.

Seems like we are on the same wave length with our posts. Didn't something happen last time too? I think you were posting about your paranormal stuff the same time I did or something.

I can't wait to hear what goes on with your next "visit". Do you know any of the story yet?


Anya said...

Hi Michelle

Thanks for the award:)
I see the award not on your blog ?????
But I have looked at the other,
blog that you had nominated !!!

I immediately translate the text so I know what to do HEHE
You keep me busy... LOL

Kareltje is Mocha not forgotten, I have a ecard send to your mail( especially for Mocha) :)))

Kareltje has last month also diarrhea with vomiting :(
I after three days going to the vet, he had medicines given and after a few days was it over :))))

This clock with birds singing is great, but I think the cats are totally crazy LOL

See you soooooooooon :))))

Michelle said...

Thank you for pointing that out Anya! I forgot to put the award on my blog! Okay, now I am going to bed. :) Enjoy!! Hehe!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award! I had to laugh when I read what you said about the bird clock. My grandma had one......

Yeah, we'll just leave it at that ;) Glad you're feeling better, btw! said...

I love your nature inspired stuff! The clock looks fabulous, so is the shadow box with the homemade art!

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Kelly said...

I am glad you are feeling better. I wish I could say the same for myself. Anyhoo~Watched almost all of GWTW (again) last night. I LOVE most of Scarlett's clothes, her sayings, and def. Tara. Appearantly, the home Margaret Mitchell wrote the story about was based on her grnadmothers or aunt's house (the brick front with 4 columns), but it burned down. (Not due to Sherman). And essentially used Stately Oaks as her make-shift Tara when she needed a guide to recreating it (Tara). I live less than 20 min. where it all took place.
Well, get to feeling better~

Kathleen said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Love your shell showcase, and the adorable "home" sign. Isn't it great when someone knows us so well? My sister knows me real well...maybe too well:). HUgs, Kathleen

Chrissy said...

I am glad you feel better too , being sick stinks!! I love all your treasures, anything to do with birds is right up my alley!! Talk soon, Chrissy

Heather said...

congrats on your award. I love your new sign. That little blue bird is precious! good luck with the bird clock. my mother in law has one similar and i hate that thing, lol. it drives me crazy whenever i visit her and have to hear it going off, lol.

jen said...

hello Michelle!
Thank you sooo much for nominating me! Your'e the sweetest!
I wanted to mention...Once I had one of those toe-curling coughs you had, and my ribs hurt as well!
My doctor said to sit with a bag of frozen peas on my side while I watched TV!! It helped...


Neabear said...

Thank you for the sweet award. I have not received that one yet. I really need to do an award post. I am so behind on that one. I still can't believe you actually sent Stella to me. That was a dream come true for me.

I am so glad you are feeling better. Are you sure you did not send that to me? Cuz now I am sick. Home from work today. But I think I am not as bad as you were. Don't have bronchitis I don't think. Head cold and cough mainly.

Oh and I love that little sign too!

Summer Gypsy said...

I love your sign...birds are right up there with butterflies on my list now!!! The clock is precious. It would drive my cats and dogs crazy!!! Congrats on your award!!!

Patti said...

Hi! I am so glad you're feeling better!! Love your new treasures...I have to laugh- I bet the cats will LOVE the bird clock with the sounds! Thanks so much for the blog award...I didn't have an acceptance speech written so this will have to do -lol- it is very much appreciated!! Can't wait to hear about your upcoming investigation...




Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Well, first, Michelle - congrats on the award! Cute sign you received. Sorry to hear you've had the blues, I bet you'll be feeling better now that you're feeling better ;) Off with that cold! Can't wait to see your windows (not any pressure now!).
Have a great week and hope the clock lasts a while... what do your kitty cats think of it?

Anonymous said...

So glad you're feeling better!

My MIL got that clock for herself and like it so much that she bought one for us too. Dh put it in the garage so it wouldn't drive us crazy...LOL!

Love the sign! Looks like a black-capped chickadee. Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

p.s. congrats on your award!!

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Domestic Witch said...

Congrats on the award! And thank you for passing it on to me!

jen said...

Hi Michelle!
Thanks again for the award...I'm sorry I haven't posted it yet...I've been really busy this week, and it's only Tuesday!
I'm really new to blogging as well. Not sure how to "link"...any help (in easy terms ) would be really appreciated!!
You're a sweet person for nominating me!!


jen said...

Hi Michelle!
Thanks again for the award...I'm sorry I haven't posted it yet...I've been really busy this week, and it's only Tuesday!
I'm really new to blogging as well. Not sure how to "link"...any help (in easy terms ) would be really appreciated!!
You're a sweet person for nominating me!!


jen said...

Thanks Michelle!
You're so patient...I'm really so bad at anything "modern".
I don't know what happened..but my followers space is freaking out!
I miss the pin-up gal!!


Zaroga said...

I love that sign.

My Mama has had one of those clocks for several years. The bird voices have gotten off track. I think she told me there is a way to silence the clock... but it may be a different kind of clock than yours.

I like the how the shells turned out.

Congrats on the awards

lvroftiques said...

Girlfriend how did I miss all these posts???!! You have been a posting QUEEN!! (takes me forever for one little post) And if ever someone deserved blog awards it's you!*winks*
What a darling darling sign! Your friend was so sweet to give it to you! And the shadow box with the shells looks great! Now I'm waiting to hear if you go nuts on that clock lol!....Because I love the sound of birds....but every hour on the hour?....Not sure...But I'd love to hear what you think after you've lived with it for a while. The clock looks adorable! Love Vanna