This award comes complete with this adorable butterfly and some responsibilities.
Rules (I love rules):
1. Link back to the person who awarded you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself that people probably don't know.
3. Answer the questions below.
4. Award this to 7 bloggers that you feel are deserving.
(I didn't pick all crafty-type blogs, which I hope is okay, because there are some fabulous blogs that cover issues that I believe benefit all of us who are struggling to find balance in our crazy lives.)
(I also didn't repeat any of Kadie's blogs in order to spread around more love, but do check out her picks - they're all great)
Already Pretty (Sally -- tips and advice for women on regular budgets who want to look and feel fabulous every single day)
C.R.A.F.T. (creating really awesome free things)
Dreaming in Color (Deneen -- sharing her passion for design and love of dreaming up something creative)
On Sutton Place (Ann with no 'e' - looking to share ideas and inspiration, with a special love of fabric)
Villa Barnes (Rosemary - taking sad and discarded things and turning them into something wonderful)
Wardrobe Oxygen (Allie - believing every woman is utterly gorgeous and can feel beautiful and stylish no matter her budget or body)
Smart Pretty and Awkward (Molly - sharing tips to be smarter, prettier, and less awkward, plus powerful quotations)
Now, 7 things you might not know about me. Here goes:
1. I love sweets and hate clutter and cannot have either in my house at any time or that will be all I think about, and it will make me feel edgy and unsettled and perhaps even just a little bit mean until the culprit disappears.
2. I started playing ice hockey when I was 13 and played until age 22. (I'm Canadian. You're not that surprised are you?)
3. I faint when I give blood (which I am no longer allowed to do), when I smack a joint (and I'm pretty clumsy), and when it's too hot out and I haven't drank enough water.
4. I wrote a letter when I was 10 to the Canadian government to request the ban of seal hunting.
5. I talk in my sleep.
6. I went to school for journalism (1 year), accounting (1 year), early childhood education (1 year,..do you see a pattern here?), chemistry (finally graduated) and nursing (yes, graduated this time too). I could go to school for the rest of my life; I love learning things so much.
7. I am a HUGE Boston Bruins fan. HUGE. No, seriously HUGE.
Are you still hanging in there with me? One more step:
in general: green, preferably something fresh like a spring green
for the house: earthy greens and golds
just to look at: purple, blue
for wine: red
for a car, dog or dress: black
(see, it depends)
anything by Michael Buble, sigh (though this changes frequently)
creme brulee! (for me this is a no-brainer)
What wizzes you off:
bad manners, big time!!
When you're upset you?
eat (though to be fair, eating is my response to most emotions) (okay ALL emotions)
Favourite pet, black or white?
both - black/grey striped Moe with a white tip on his tail
oh I'm afraid of everything (noises in the house, darkness, ruining a meal in front of company, seeing one of my babies hurt, running out of wine, you name it)
eyes (even though one is actually two colours - my father might have been a husky)
curling up in bed with one cat at my chest, one at my lower back, the dog at the foot of the bed, and hubbie's leg across mine. Sweet contentment.
a second glass of wine with dinner (or a third, no - I'm kidding, of course, really)