Monday, June 20, 2011

Incredibly Sweet

**3rd post of the day.  Scroll down to see my Stamp-n-Doodle and Happileigh Scrappin' posts**

I got to work this morning and found a lovely surpirse.  The adorable Cely over at Hawaiian Paper Party (don't you just LOVE that name?!?) gifted me with this fabulous blog award!

She's such a doll, and so much fun!  If you haven't met her yet, head on over to her blog and say hi!

So, here are the rules to this award:

1. Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
2. Provide (7) facts about yourself.
3. Pass on the award to (8) other blogland buddies.

So, (7) facts about myself.  Here we go!

1. I love cats, but I'm highly allergic to them.  I tell myself that I don't like cats so I'm not tempted to play with them...but they're just so darn cute!
2. I LOVE to sing.  I'm in a band and I do karaoke at least once a week...more if I can get it.
3. I'm incredibly shy.  You wouldn't be able to tell if you saw me in one of my "safe" places (at my bar singing karaoke, in blogworld, at my LSS) but put me somewhere new and I'm a wallflower.  I'm really working on getting over that, though!
4. I have the best mother in the world.  If you talk to me at all, you know how much I love my mom and how much we do together.  I'm a total mommy's girl.  She's my best friend, and one of the only people I can actually stand for long periods of time. LOL
5. I love to read.  I read about a book a day.  However, with all the crafting and singing, it's been more like every two days.
6. I'm an incredibly picky eater, especially when I'm trying to lose weight.  I try not to be...but there are just some rules that I always seem to follow.  I'm really sensitive to the texture of food (lobster and shrimp are too dense, canned peaches are too slimy).  Also, I always eat one thing at a time, and usually I eat clockwise on my plate.  I'm not sure why...I've just been doing it that way for as long as I can remember.
7. I want kids more than anything.  Hubby and I have been trying to get pregnant, and I'm really hoping it will happen soon.  I would love to get a job where I could be a stay at home mom, but for right now, I would just settle for being any kind of mom.  =D

Ok, that's about it for me.  If you're a follower, I'm sure you already knew most of that already.  I'm pretty open on my blog.  =D

Now for the fun part...passing on the award!  It was hard to narrow it down to (8), but I think I've got it.  All of these ladies are fantastic, whether they're blogs I've recently started following or girls from Guylou's CDAC group that I've been missing recently.  (I know I haven't been able to stop by for a while.  Just remember that I'm always thinking about you guys!  I heart you!)

1. Vicki over at Songbird's Nest
2. Lau over at Lau W's Creations
3. Lyn over at Spyder's Corner
4. Guylou over at Guylou's Oh La La
5. Gina over at Gina Speak
6. Charlene over at Charlene's Card Creations
7. Sara over at Sara's Sugar and Spice
and last, but not least
8. Tracy over at Present Scraps

Ok, I'm going to cheat.  I know we're supposed to narrow it down to (8)...but there's one special lady I just can't leave out.  She wasn't on my original list because I know a couple of her other followers received the award and I thought she would be getting it from them.  Turns out no one's given it to her yet, but trust me...if anyone deserves it, she does!  So, I hope you'll forgive me for bending the rules...but they're made to be bent (if not broken), right?!?  =D

9. Stef over at Glitterbabe Greetings  

Not only is she an absolute sweetheart...she's hilarious.  You definitely want to check out her words of wisdom at the end of the posts....they always brighten my day!

There are many more fabulous blogs out there (as I'm SURE you all know) and I wish I could have given this award to all of them.  You know I adore you all!  Thanks so much for blessing me with your presence in my life.  I am a better person for knowing all of you!  Hugs!!


Spyder said...

aw Starla you are a Star! how lovely of you to think of me! Thank you so much! ...and what lovely things to know about you! (I might do a back link as I don't think there's anything new I can say about me!!)


Charlene said...

Thank you so much Star for thinking of me for this fab award. And you're right, we are going to have a total blast working together! Haven't been on your blog for a life has been so hectic lately. But left you some love on some of your newest :D
Have yourself an incredible day!

Hugs and stuff~ Char

Lau W said...

Hey ! Thank you very much for this award ! It's super to know all these things about you ! My cat send you a virtual "miou" hihi !
Have a nice day and now I think about what I am going to tell on me...
Thank youuuuu again my friend !

Sara I. said...

Morning sweetie!!! What a fabulous day to start the week - you are just the sweetest and I can't thank you enough!!! Canned peaches are nasty - I agree!!! ;) Big hugs!!

Guylou said...

You are soooo sweet!! We miss you too! Thanks for the award!!

Gina L said...

Thanks, Star. I'm so appreciative but have no ability to think or post today. I am so incredibly exhausted; I am having a hard time keeping my eyes open and I'm suffering through the last hour at work so I can go home and nap!!! LOL. You should come meet my cats. My friend has allergy-induced asthma and even she can stand my cats for a bit. They're siamese, so their fur doesn't have as much dander or something like that. I'm a picky eater, too! And I wish you luck on the child many positive thoughts and prayers coming your way for that (and man, I had to keep retyping this...typos galore). I hate being tired.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you,my dear, are definitely IRRESISTIBLE!!!!

1. i used to sing with a band (way before karokee) now i'm lucky i can carry a tune. well, i can, i just can't hit any high notes anymore. i sound like a man - lol.
2. my mom was super too and we had a wonderful relationship. she's gone a long time now and i STILL talk to her!
3. you shy???? haahahhhaahhhaaaaa now THAT'S funny

hugs :)

Cely said...

yay! lol, I can't believe you don't like lobster! that's alright...i'll eat all of your portions. LOL!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now i did miss that! thank you my friend, and i did get one from a friend in germany. however, and no offense meant, i just don't post it.

but i luv u BUNCHES!


hugs :)

Michele Oliver said...

Congratulations, so exciting, enjoy

Cely said...

so, yeah, i got bombarded with awards... and i'm giving you all of them. LOL. go to my blog to collect!

Lynn Weber said...

Hey Starla- finally made it over to check out your blog- I've added you to my favorite list, so I can keep an eye on you-lol!! What a great blog you have, glad you got the award, I loved reading the facts about you!! You sound like me w/my mom ....awesome to grow up to be best friends...loved the comment about being able to be w/her long periods of time & not others- I'm the same way-lol!!! I'm thinking great thoughts for you & your honey to get pregnant!! My best friend went through the "trying" for over a year, but finally did get pregnant, so don't lose hope, it's when you least expect it that great things happen!! Have a great day & happy scrapping!!

PresentStorm said...

YOU rock! I heart you back!! I have to laugh about you being a picky eater. LOL only because my husband totally is so I know how that is. I am totally not. Pretty much if it looks and smells good I will at least try it once.
I totally used to be allergic to cats ..well I am sure I still am but I took allergy shots for 5 years so they injected me with stuff I am allergic to so my body could get immune to it. Now I own a cat that likes to sleep right by my head. lol

I hope and pray you can become a mommy soon too... and that you will be able to stay at home. It is a very cool thing to be able to do. I can imagine it would be even more so with a baby.