I received a very nice surprise today! The lovely Stephanie at Decorating Addiction granted me The Sunshine Award, which is given to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others.
Can you see me blushing?!? Thank you so very much Stephanie! I was feeling sort of bummed this morning as I am still feeling yucky and the rainy weather wasn't helping. But this award made me cheer right up. It was indeed a little bit o' sunshine in an otherwise gloomy day here in my neck of the woods.
And now it's my turn to pass the sunshine along! I am choosing 3 bloggers that I have just begun to follow recently. These ladies are inspiring me and teaching me so much!
1. Shelley at House of Smith's
First, let me say that Shelley has the most gorgeous smile! I originally "met" Shelley back in January when I stumbled upon her Wonderfully Wordy vinyl line while looking for some vinyl to spruce up my kitchen. I had a ton of questions and Shelley was incredibly friendly and helpful. I ordered an adorable pantry vinyl from her (see it here) , and went back to her recently when I wanted a house number vinyl for our door (see it here). And the whole time, through two orders and lots of email exchanges, I never knew Shelley had a personal blog! Her home is bright and cheery and so very welcoming. I am having lots of fun catching up on her posts, and hope you will, too!
2. Cheri at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar
Cheri is an uber talented momma, and one super chic lady! I fell in love with the shirts she has been making for her boys and had to give them a try. It is just so darn hard to find cute inspiration for boys! Cheri patiently answered all of my questions about paint, removing pockets, etc and with her encouragement I made my first two shirts for my 3 year old son (see them here). I look forward to trying out many of the other tutorials Cheri provides on her site and I look forward to her super creative posts in the future. And if that wasn't enough, Cheri is also opening a small hair accessory business with her sister called Loopdeelou! Their headbands are cute, cute, cute! Their products will be available online soon.
3. Wendy at Relatively Unique
Wendy began her blog when she thought she was getting her dream home, an old farmhouse complete with a barn. Unfortunately, the deal fell through...the farmhouse wasn't meant to be. But instead of sulking and feeling duped, Wendy is taking what she is meant to have and putting her family's own personal mark on it. Wendy and her family have made their house a home, and I so enjoy following along their journey! Wendy and her dad make gorgeous photo frames that they sell in a little booth. And Wendy has such a talent for refinishing furniture that she and her husband also sell in the little booth, which they recently named "Portare Alla Vita" (Italian for "bring to life"). And lucky for me Wendy is a neighbor! Well, not a -right-down-the-street neighbor, but close enough that I hope to meet up with her and some other lovely bloggers in April!
So there you have it, 3 bloggers who bring sunshine to me through positivity and creativity! And hopefully they will choose to pass on the award.