Our house has it….

…the flu --- yep we got it…I don’t know if it is the h1n1 ‘it’ or just an ‘it’ it – but we’re not feeling great here.

So…might not hear from me for a bit.  I don’t feel like bloggin (& I always feel like bloggin!)  Instead – I want to snuggle with my kiddos (who are also sick) on the couch & lysol everything!!

But I did want to pass along a wonderful bit of news:

I’ve been awarded my first award!!  Yippee – yahoo!

The wonderful PK from Room Remix has nominated my little ol blog for the Kreativ Blog Award

With the privilege of being awarded – there is a bit of follow up to then recognize others.   (But this work isn’t daunting – without the support of others where would we be?   Pay it forward…)

Here are the ‘rules’ for PASSING ON THE AWARDS:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award in your blog post.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each.

There are so many fantastic blogs out there & so many fabulous posts – this was hard to pick only 7.

I've linked to one of each blogger's projects that caught my attention recently (in no particular order):

Sunny Days – this girl is just so stinkin cute!!  and her blog – great displays with wonderful colors & great combinations of items!

Fiona & Twig    wonderful style – great colors

Moody Girl - check out this little stool tutorial – cuteness for her kiddos! 

Salvage Dior – look what this girl can do with stuff from the dollar store!

From House to Home – for lovers of older homes this is the site for you!!

Beyond the Picket Fence – hello – can you say vintage charm and ingenuity?  Check out this post about a new vision for an old drawer!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee – Numbered Pumpkins – pure genius & just gorgeous!

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& here are 7 things you don’t know about me:

1.  I live in the northern tundra (not really the tundra but feels like it somedays) but I ADORE the warmth of a beach.  I wish I could have the change of season AND mild weather all the time!

2. I’m always cold – thus…why I long for the beach as noted in #1 above

3. I’ve always loved home decorating….my mom always checked out home decor books from the library growing up & I poured over them even as a little kid

4. I really ENJOY cooking for people who enjoy EATING

5.  I love living in the country & the solitude that brings but I CANNOT be too far from a town (a Target MUST be close by!)

6. My least favorite chore is grocery shopping…I like making the list & the planning but dread the time spent collecting all the items at the store & then paying (well - that part is particularly distasteful these days!)

7. We bought a riding lawn mower this summer & (shhhh - don’t tell my husband!) but I actually enjoy mowing the lawn…that fresh clean, orderly feeling after it’s done is very satisfying!

8. I am a list maker.  I LOVE crossing off (even mundane) things from my to-do list.

9. I want to live on a farm someday with a big barn!

10.I get my energy from the sun--- I’m much more productive on a sunny day (even if it is cold) than on a dreary gray day. 

ooops that was 10 things (I was only supposed to do seven- it’s the delirium of the flu setting in I think!) PASS IT ON (the support of fellow bloggers not the flu!)

Hope to see you (& be back at it) soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

15 comments:

  1. Awww, thank you so much, you are too sweet! I love finding out little things about my favorite bloggers, and I totally agree with you on #9...I want a farmhouse with a big barn, too. I've got the flu too, get better!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  2. Thank you, thank you for the award! It was so nice of you to think of me and thank you for your sweet comment. It really means a lot to me! I hope the sick leaves your house very soon! Feel better!
    ~Michelle

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  3. Wow, thanks so much for the spotlight. You are the nicest person ever! It gives me motivation to keep doing what I'm doing, and blogging about it :) Thank you, thank you. Girl, you and me have much in common. I named my blog Sunny Days for a reason ... I love.the.sun. I ALWAYS do better on a sunny day! But I LOVE the change of seasons too. I grew up in the mountains, so I long for home often, especially during the fall. Oh, and I want a beautiful sprawling farmhouse too! With a barn ;)

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  4. Thank you so much for the award and all of your support on my blog site!!! I always look forward to hearing from you. It is so wonderful to be a part of such a creative group of gals! Hope you feel much better very soon!!!!

    Have a great week
    Kate

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  5. Congrats on your award!! I do hope you all are feeling better soon...my kiddos just went thru this and I know it is no fun!

    Loved your list :)

    :) T

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  6. Sorry y'all have the flu---we had it here earlier in the year, and yes it was the pig-related one---but we all turned out okay! Congrats on your blog award!

    -Grace

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  7. Thank you thank you for my award! I am so excited and flattered...how fun! And congrats on winning your award as well! Now I am off to see all of your creative ideas! :)
    Carrie

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  8. Oh no another blog for me to follow. This is why I don't get anything done around here. My daugher acually said let's have a clean up day today. What does that mean?
    Hope you feel better soon.

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  9. I hope you're feeling better soon. I look forward to new posts when you are!

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  10. I am sorry to hear you and your family have the flu! It is no fun to be sick! :(

    I am happy for you, though, about your award! Congratulations! :) And I totally understand the whole sunny days versus cloudy days~ I feel so much more energetic when the sun's out!

    I hope you all feel much better soon!

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  11. Congratulations on your award. Here's more good news for you. You won my Keep On Dancing $100 Target Gift Card.

    http://www.ashimmyinmyspirit.com/2009/11/we-have-winner.html

    I can't seem to locate your email. Can you email me?
    Hope your house is flu free soon.

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  12. Hi there-
    I hope your house is feeling better! We had it at our house too, not fun at all! Stay healthy-
    Krista

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  13. I tagged you on my blog today since you're one of the ladies who makes me smile with your blog posts! http://2cool4myminivan.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-happy-place.html

    I stumbled across your blog a couple of months back and LOVE it!

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  14. I'm so sorry you're sick! This flu season has been nasty. I hope all of you feel better soon :)

    I loved learning more about you!

    rue

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  15. Thanks for checking out & following my blog. I have you on my list to see your updates, so I am eagerly awaiting your next post once the family recovers and you catch up! Hope everyone is feeling better.

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