Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Beautiful Blogger Award *Blush*


Thank you to Sharon at The Lazy Womans Garden for this nomination!

I'm new to awards, so luckily Sharon explained that to accept this award I must mention 7 things about myself and also nominate 15 other bloggers.

Ready?  Here we go:


1. I am very CRAFTY, not in the sneaky, lying way, but in the hot-glue-gun, making something out of nothing way.   I will paint anything that stays still long enough for me to paint it!


On the left: my daughter's candy cane nails.
On the right: my spice jars. 

 I need to buy more garlic & thyme!


Of course most of the things I paint are...  Flowers!


These smiling daisies hang above the door in my kitchen.
Below is a panel of faux stained glass for the foyer of our house.


2. My favourite holiday is Halloween.  When I have the time and a coven of 13 willing friends I like to throw a good, old-fashioned, fortune-telling, pointy black hat and broom, "Witches Only" party.


3. Tying in with my fascination for Halloween and being an author, I also love Murder Mystery parties.  I am currently re-writing one for my daughter and her friends.  It's so much fun doing costumes and makeup so they can really get into the character they will be playing.

This picture is from one of the first parties we did, (all girls playing 4 guys, 4 girls) my daughter is back row, left, playing a tech-loving playboy.


4. I have 2 indoor cats, who have suddenly fallen out of love with each other after 8 years together.  We don't know what happened (but suspect dementia) and now have to keep them physically apart at all times.
Welcome to the craziness that is our house.

The one outside the newly bought dog crate is the one who "snapped" and the one in the crate is very happy with his new, SAFE, home.  Luckily we have a 3-floor house and can let them run around separate from each other.


5. I live in Montreal, Quebec, where we have 4 distinct seasons, scorching hot summers, tons of snow in winter.  I love them all and wouldn't part with any one of our seasons despite the many gardening challenges.


6. I must go outside every single day.  It's my daily dose of inspiration.


7. My dream would be to own an entire mountain (preferably with a creek.)
My house would be situated at the very top!



Here are some of the blogs I follow!
I feel so lucky to have the chance to visit, chat with and get to know each of these fabulous bloggers:

2.  Lucja-Maria   Szkielkiem, okiem i sercem
4.  Bangchik and Kakdah   My Little Vegetable Garden
5.  Tammy   I Heart Florida Birds
6.  Rohrerbot   Las Aventuras
7.  Rosemary   Where Five Valleys Meet
8.  Stiletto   Stiletto
9.  Silvina Soave   Silvina Soave
10.  Digi-Irma   Irma's Natuurbeleving
11.  Lee May   Lee May's Gardening Life
12.  Joop Zand   Joopzandfotografie
13.  Jill   Chillin' With Jill
14.   Anna   Foto Anna Photography
15.  Foxglove Lane   Foxglove Lane

33 comments:

  1. Congrats on your award!!! The "beautiful blogger" award is very fitting; your photos & posts are always magnificent!

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    1. Thanks Tammy, this was fun :) I nominated your blog for the same reasons!

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  2. Love the outdoor photos. I like all your flowers too ;-)

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  3. Congratulations Rosemary on your Beautiful Blogger Award, which perfectly describes your blog - I so enjoyed this little glimpse into your world. What a very talented and industrious lady you are.
    Can I join you on your mountain top? Not only do we share a name but we also share a love of mountains.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, it would be a pleasure to share my mountain-top with you :)

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  4. Congratulations on your WELL DESERVED award, Rosemary. I LOVE your blog and miss it so much when I can't get here every day. I really, really, really would love to join you for Halloween! It is quite stunning and I bet it's so much fun! You are super talented, my friend. Love everything you paint.

    I'm so honored that you passed this award on to me. Thank you! I will get to it very soon...

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    1. Thank you Jill, I always look forward to visiting your blog as well, touched by your photos and the honest way you share your experiences. Congratulations!

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  5. Rosemary, it's a beautiful blog, a beautiful heart..., you deserve this award. Huh, now It's my turn to find MY BEAUTIFUL FIFTEEN>>>>>>>

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to learning 7 things about you :)

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  6. Congrats on your award, so much deserved. And thanks for the nomination sweetie, keep a spot for me on your mountain:~))

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    1. Thank you Catherine, I adore your blog, it's my daily trip to Ireland and you make it unforgettable :)

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  7. Congratulations on your award! You are quite the artist. The window is terrific. I want to come to one of your parties. They sound like lots of fun!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! It would be a blast having all my blogging friends over for a party :) We already have so much in common. I love your blog as well; the beauty of your photos, the way you frame your posts (Shades of Grey was awesome), your originality and sense of humour!

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  8. OMG!!! Rosebuds!! You nominated me??!! LOL!
    I know you deserved the award!
    But me? eerrmmm..hhmm..huh..
    Still can't believe this..really :D
    Thanks so much lovely Rosebuds :)

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    1. Ash, I can't tell you how much chatting back and forth on each other's blogs has meant to me :) I feel as if I've found a kindred spirit across the world and I'm very glad we've met! I love your blog and you definitely deserve this award!

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  9. Oh my gosh! Thank you for the nod. I am not worthy:) You are too kind. You definitely deserve that award for all the amazing shots you take. Such beautiful work! And I love your background wallpaper:)

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    1. In your case, Chris, the Beautiful Blogger Award not only represents your pictures but the heart you put into each post, your enthusiasm, sense of adventure and the way you persevere despite meth addicts, biting bugs, killer heat and every other dangerous thing that comes your way!

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  10. Well-deserved award, Rosemary, and thanks for sharing somethings about yourself - in words and photos. Maybe we can go halves on that mountain with the creek ;>) I lived for 15 years just west of Calgary, with a 180 degree mountain view - get a nostalgic feeling when I see mountains (got forced back east by job relocation).

    Loved your little winged hero shots !

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    1. Thank you Rick, a few others above have made the same request. I think we're going to have to find ourselves a whole mountain range and be mountain top neighbours. Gosh, I love the thought of that! Your place in Calgary sounds like heaven and I hope you get back there someday soon :)

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  11. Wow that dinig roomis amazing...and ilove you candy cane nails!! Isueam going to checkout thosepicks too thanks!

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    1. Thank you Sharon, I love finding different ways to be creative :)

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  12. Your paintings are wonderful. It would be great to live on your own mountain, I love mountains even more than the seaside.

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    1. It's mountains and trees for me as well, I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to start each day with that view!

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  13. Congrats Rosemary .... your blog deserves it .... my compliments.

    Warm greetings from Holland, Joop

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  14. Felicitaciones por el premio!! Muy bien merecido, tu blog es hermoso!!Y gracias por mencionarme!! Un abrazo grande.

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    1. Thank you Silvina, your pictures are incredibly beautiful as well :)

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  15. Hello Rosemary!
    I congratulate the award "Beautiful blogger".
    She is you. Your photos are wonderful
    You know I love you, your blog and your fantastic photos!

    Rosemary, startled me ... I'm not worthy of this award ...
    Rosemary!
    Thank you very much.
    Have a nice day.
    Warm greetings from the Polish.

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    1. Thank you so much Lucia, of course you deserve this award! I look forward to visiting your blog each day :)

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  16. Necesito que veas si hice bien " los deberes" en mi blog.Soy nueva en esto.Era así cómo había que hacer? Gracias, de nuevo.

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  17. Congratulations beautiful (Rosemary)!

    Have a H(͡๏̯͡๏)T'ing Halloween!

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  18. Congratulations, Rosemary, and thanks for the nomination. I'm inspired by your always-creative words and pictures. You deserve recognition aplenty. Cheers.

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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