Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy 101 Blog Award

I'm so honored! The Prairie Maid surprised me this morning by listing Live. Laugh. Make Something as one of her favorite Happy blogs. Awwwww! What a sweetie she is! Drop in at her place one day this week and tell her that I sent you...

I researched a bit, but I couldn't find the origin of this delightful award. I did find out that first I am to list 10 things that make me happy. What a great way to get to know each other a bit better! Next I am to list 10 blogs that make me happy. (How will I ever narrow it down to 10?)  I am to visit these and leave a comment that I have awarded them the "Happy 101 Blog" award.  Hopefully I'll list some that are new to you so that you can find a new happy place to land and enjoy while getting inspired at the same time. Here I go...

10 things that make me happy:
1 . a family member saying "I love yoy!" before I say it first.
2.  Diet Dr. Pepper. Cold, on ice, with a straw.
3.  Boat rides on Lake Burton in the North Georgia Mountains.
4. old family photos
5. "Playing House". setting up our home to feel welcoming and charming.
6.  making things with my hands.
7.  travel and sightseeing. anywhere.
8. flea markets. the thrill of treasure hunting.
9.   homemade bread, cookies, cake and ice cream. trying to keep my shape, ya know.
10. laughing with my youg'uns. peeing optional.

10 blogs that make me happy
off the top of my head in no particular order:
If you visit, please leave a comment that Mary Beth at Live.Laugh. MakeSomething sent you!)

1. for her cottage decorating and crafting Sissie's Shabby Cottage
2. for her writing about her everyday life and her stunning scrapbook pages (She was on my original design team for my online scrapbook store.) Stephanie Howell at Just Me, My Soldier and our Two Little Chicks
3.  because she is such a sweet soul that always inspires me... I have followed her at least 10 years! Rebbeca Sower
4. for it's charm... Bailiwick Studio
5. College Daughter's sweet posts.  I know I'm her mama, but she has a charming way of expressing her thoughts and wishes (and there's lots of someday wants!). I'm Just Saying...
6. a new favorite for its charm and her creativeness Pink Roses...
7.  another original design team member of mine, Vee has excellent photography skills, 2 precious children and is VERY artsy/creative with a fun writing style... Creative Blessings
8. fun DIY ideas with great tutorials... Eighteen25   
9. so cheerful, charming and creative... Redberry Barn
10. for creativeness and tabletop styling... The Gathering Place Design

33 comments:

Debra from Bungalow said...

Congratulations on the award!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. It's so nice to meet you.

You have some wonderful things over here and I definitely will be back. I'm now one of your followers.
I love ice cream and cake too!

vignette design said...

Congratulations on our award. Love the things that make you happy. Makes me happy too! I'm off to check out all of your blog.

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Well today we have all gotten to know you better...love it!

raggygirlvintage said...

Feel happy just reading your list!!
Tracey

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey there Mary Beth! Thanks for being a follower, I will do the same for you. :) I'm glad you liked my laminate cabinet makeover! It was tons of work, but SO worth the effort...I love the piece I once despised. LOL
I love your adorable faux cupcakes! I've been making some cupcakes and also an 8" faux cake for my mom for mothers day. :) I hope she loves them. They turned out just lovely! If you don't mind my asking, do you buy your sugared strawberries already done, or do you "glitter" them yourself? I love those and would love to add them to some of my own cupcakes. (mom loves strawberries!) I'm thinking I need to make a trip to hobby lobby! :)
Have a great day!
Melissa

Tennis Girl said...

Mary Beth,
Congratulations! You have a lovely blog. Happy Tuesday.
Robin

The White Farmhouse said...

Congrats on your award! What a nice way to wake up in the morning.

My name is PJ. said...

Congratulations on your award! I enjoyed reading the accompanying meme.

It's the simple pleasures that are the best.

Jennie said...

Love your top ten! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! I LOVE your blog! Such a sweet, happy place! Love the scrappy clock and that rosette necklace, gorgeous!

Donna said...

Congrats Mary Beth! Great award! I love your blog and thanks for following mine. I now am a follower of yours too! I really enjoy happy blogs and look forward to getting to know each other better! Have a fun day!
Donna..the 3rd sister

My Cottage Charm said...

Just wanted you to know I deleted your comment from my blog.....my mom reads my post everyday and I didn't want her to see what I was making her! LOL :) Just didn't want you to be offended if you came back and it was gone. :-) Thanks for letting me know about the strawberries....I really appreciate it! Oh and please come back and visit me again, I promise I won't delete your next comment! LOL :)

dee dee said...

Congratulations!
What a lovely award.
Many of your likes mirror mine, love it!
Thank you for visiting my site, looking forward to visiting more of yours!
Have a great day....
Dee Dee

Jenn said...

Holy Cow! Thank you so much for thinking of me for the award...such an honor! I am just trying to keep up with you...
Have a fantastic day!
Jenn {redberrybarn}

sissie said...

Hi MaryBeth,
Thank you so much for thinking of me and putting me on your honors list. You are so kind and I appreciate the sweet comment.

I love coming over here to see you. If I miss one of your posts it's because I try to visit as many as I can and I will catch up eventually.

Hugs

Sissie

becca said...

congratulations on your award! you totally deserve it. thanks for entering my giveaway! good luck. :)

Jenn said...

flea markets make me happy too :) I also love a good thrift store!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Mary Beth, thanks so much for coming by to see me. So nice to meet you, glad you came over from Kimba's. Her parties are always fun & inspiring.

Jane said...

Wahoo...congrats on the blog award! Don't you just love getting awards? Nothin' better! Thanks for stopping by Finding Fabulous today. I hope you can link up to Frugalicious Friday one day! Oh and I followed ya too!

Jane
Finding Fabulous

Kristi said...

Mary Beth, it is so nice to "meet" you. Thank you for blessing me by stopping by my little corner of the world today. I am looking forward to reading more of your amazing blog. Blessings to you!

My Sweet Rose said...

Hi Mary Beth,
Hey, its great that you got the award,
Love your list of 10,made me think of all the special things that make me happy.
Keep us all smiling, Angela.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

That is fabulous that you got this award.
I left you some sunshine on my blog http://www.lifeonpossomtrot.com/2010/04/ive-received-sunshine-award-how-sweet.html

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Congrats on your reward and thanks for passing it on to me! I am honored. :) I loved reading 10 things that make you happy...too fun! Have a great day.

Meet Virginia said...

Congrats on the award! You totally deserve it!!

~Morgan

BailiwickStudio said...

Congratulations on the award! And thank you for then passing it along to me! Your top ten blogs are all wonderful places - just the kind of blogs I enjoy. ::Jill

Red Door Home said...

So happy for you. Very well deserved.

Mica said...

How fun!!! Thanks for the comments. I too am following your beautiful blog...looking forward to getting to know you. Hugs, Mica/The Child's Paper

Mica said...

How fun!!! Thanks for the comments. I too am following your beautiful blog...looking forward to getting to know you. Hugs, Mica/The Child's Paper

Gretchen said...

Thanks for your recent visit and sweet comments about my blog post. I just wish the corner room was my bedroom. lol It was the inspiration of how I was to make over my mannequin I had just bought. However, my master bedroom is something I do need to redo as well.
Thanks again-
Happy WW.
Gretchen
http://mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com

Jacque said...

Hello Mary Beth,

Sorry I am so late responding to your recent comment on my blog. I have been in AR visiting with my children and grandchildren and am furiously trying to catch up on my blogging! AND, tomorrow is another letter for Alphabe-Thursday!

Thank you for stopping by the farmhouse and for signing up to be a follower of my blog. Yes, it will be a pleasure to do the same with you!

Have a great Thursday!

Megan said...

you have a darling blog! thanks for stopping by mine today and for your sweet comments! :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower, I just did the same. Your cupcake pincushions are adorable. I am looking forward to reading more!

Sharon said...

thanks so much for joining my blog - I returned the favor:)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hi! :o) You mentioned that you were trying to find the origin of this award :o) Well, it was designed and started by our daughter, who introduced me into the world of blogging :o) I have it on my side bar with a link to her post that she first passed it on to...

I love reading your list of your list of 10 that gives you some "Happy-ness".

Blessings & Aloha!
(My hubby and I live in the Savannah, Georgia area :o)