Tuesday, September 16, 2008

{The simple things in life}

Life seems like it has been crazy busy lately. Sometimes I forget to stop and enjoy the simple things that bring me joy.

The other day I caught my daughter and niece out in the front yard enjoying this sweet moment.

Sunday my little boy received this from his primary (church) teacher. He carried it around for most of the day, I thought it was so sweet. Later that day when we went for a walk he even took it with him then.
Blogging awards always make my day. It's always nice to know that someone out there is enjoying my simple posts like I do everyone else's.

This one is from Nicol over at Classy and Sophisticated. Thank you Nicol. You'll have to go check out her blog, she has a darling family and a beautiful home.


This one is from Carrie over at Carries Little World. Carrie has the cutest blog, it makes me want a blog makeover. She also looks way too young to have been married for 15 years and have two kids. I feel bad about this award. Somebody gave it to me a while back and by the time I got to blogging about it I couldn't remember who gave it to me. I'm really sorry, please don't think I'm a jerk!


The award is from cute Shannon over at Bless My Nest. Umm what's not to love. She has the cutest home and the best decorating advice. I'm still wrapping up all my electric cords since she showed her neat little trick.
Ok, now the fun (hard) part, giving the awards back to my favorite bloggers.

For the BFF gold card I get to pick 5.

I pick Rachel B. over at Made with Love and Glue lots of Glue. Rachel is so sweet, she even helped me fix my messed up looking blog. You have to go and check out the beautiful pumpkins that she made.

JoAnne over at The Carter Clan. I have loved getting reaquainted with JoAnne through blogging. She just opened up an Etsy shop to help pay for her son's mission. She has some darling things that you need to go check out. If you hurry over, she is also having a great giveaway.

Amber over at The Mcillece Spot. I was so lucky to win some of her cute 4th of July decorations with the Tip Junkie was having her 20 day giveaway. Need a good gift for friends or neighbors, go check out her post on Apple Orchard Pancake Mix.

My friend Felicia over at Graves Family Meanderings. Not only is Felicia super craft and an incredible quilter, but her posts always crack me up.

Tausha over at the Hoyt's House. Tausha has the cutest blog, and always leaves the best comments. Someday were going to meet in real life, I we will be best friends I just know it.

Ok, now for the I love your Blog Award, I get to pick another five.

Scrapper mom over at My Yesterdays Todays and Tommorows. You have to go check out the scrapbook pages that she just did, they are amazing.

Tiffany over at Songbirdtiff. She always has the best posts and is just plain sweet, nothing more needs to be said.

Becca over at Making Memories of Us I think we'd be friends in real life. It been so fun getting to know her through blogging.

Auntie over at Auntie's with advice. Another incredible lady that I've been able to meet through blogging.

Mimi Sue over at Mimi Sue's Cottage I've been admiring her house forever. One day she left me a comment and I went over to check out her blog and there was a picture of her beautiful house, I was pretty sure we were neighbors.

Last, but not least, the Fluffy Nest Award. For this one I only get to pick two.

Vanessa over at V and Co. Holy cow, this woman can sew. I love the quilts that she has made and all the vintage decor in her home.

Mary over at Gettysburg Homestead. Mary always leaves me the sweetest comments and she makes the cutest prim decor on earth. Go check out her shop.

Wow, that was harder than I thought. There are still a ton of you that I'd like to give an award to. I won't even try to name you all because I'm sure I'd miss one. Thanks for the awards, and as always for your sweet comments.

Hugs,

Nicole

29 comments:

Kimberly said...

What a beautiful post! I love the little girl pic... ~sigh~... my girls aren't quite so little any more!
Have a great day, Kimberly

Twice as Nice said...

What sweetness. I just love the picture of your niece and daughter. They will treasure that when they are older as will your son with his "I Love You" I hope you keep that for him :o)

Amber M. said...

What darling cousins. Such a sweet moment that you captured forever!

Thanks for the kind award (blush). I have so enjoyed your blog...and I'm glad my Americana stuff found their way to such a cute home.

Shannon said...

Congrats on all your awards! Well deserved!

Rae said...

Fabulous awards that are most definitely well deserved!!!

Kristi said...

Ah how sweet. I love things like that! I just got 2 awards and need to pass them around too.

Glad you can enjoy the simple things.

Our Complete Family said...

Love the pic! So super cute~ melts a heart! And your awards...CONGRATS hun!

Rachel said...

Yes CONGRATS on your awards! See your blog rocks! And thanks for passing on the blog love. I'm so blushing right now! :)

Inspired Kara said...

I love reading when people get new awards, because I get new reading material out of the deal! Waaaa HOOO!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

The picture of the girls is so precious...and the note...OMG that just melts your heart...

Songbirdtiff said...

Thanks for the award and, of course, your sweet words. You are certainly deserving.

Scrapper Mom said...

Aw, thank you so much for the award. I will definetely be passing it on along!

melissa*smith said...

Oh goodness, more cute, creative blogs to visit :) I was looking at your blog more and I just love it. Your cabinets turned out so great~We painted ours and I know what a process it is. We are in a small house too~I love all of your touches that really make it a home!
Melissa

Blissful Nikki said...

look at you and all your awards!! you go girl! :)

At Home In Georgia said...

You should feel so loved. Yes, very sweet picture. And how cute your little guy carried around his heart picture. Once I taught a primary lesson...I don't remember the lesson but I tired a string around each of the 4 year olds finger and one of my little guys left it on there all week...his mom thought it was cute and told me. This just reminded me of him.

Scrapper Mom said...

I'm back. I've been behind reading, but I just got caught up on some of your past posts. Were those digital Scrapbook pages? I've never done that before. I've always spent hours and hours with the cut and paste stuff. lol.

I wouldn't even know where to begin in the digital world. You must give me details...it might be something I'd like.

joelandbecca said...

Oh wow! Thanks so much! I have never gotten an award. I don't even know what to say. I was so excited I called my husband. He doen't get any of this stuff. He was speechless too...haha!

You are a sesoned expert with fabulous ideas! Congrats on receiving all the awards!

Blogging is crazy like that, I read your blog and I feel like I know you. You are so sweet. So thanks so much!

This Country Girl said...

Nicole,

What a precious picture of your daughter and niece! That is darling! I love it!

Congratulations on your awards! :)

Tammy

megan said...

Man that's a lot of awards!!

Did you ever figure out if you wanted vinyl for the wedding?? I totally forgot to ask about it. Let me know!

aunties said...

You sweetheart! The best things in life are truly the simple ones. Times spent with cousins and precious notes from your children. Cherish these moments as the older you get you realize just how precious they are.
Thank You so much for the award! I was surprised to see my name:) I will for sure pass it along.
Have a great day!

Jenny o said...

What a darling photo of Mary and her cousin!!! I just love reading your blog, you have the cutest ideas!

Tonya said...

I love your cousins pic!! My dd and my oldest niece are just 6 months apart and are practically glued together. I don't have any girl cousins and I'm smack in the middle in the cousin lineup. So, I grew up a total tom-boy, playing alongside the boys at every turn. Much to my moms chagrin I hated ALL things girly! Wearing a dress and letting my mom curl my hair was literally torture to me!

Congrats on all your awesome awards! I feel honored to be in your blogging presence! ;)

Mimi Sue said...

How kind of you to think of me! Thank you so very much for the award. I love your blog too. I'll have to get help to put that little picture on my blog. Luckily I have a daughter who can figure these things out. Enjoy every moment with your children. Before you know it they have children of their own...Mimi

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The Berry's Patch said...

Congratulations on your awards. I love that cousin picture. :-)

Kathy_in_Colorado said...

I've spent the last hour clicking on all the links you shared and I've still yet to view all of your blog. :) Great post!

Jo-Anne said...

Gosh! Thanks for the award and sorry it's taken me so long to acknowledge it! You are so sweet to give it to me!!! I will get to blogging about it right away.

I think the picture of your daughter and neice is ADORABLE! And that little note your son got...both KEEPERS, that's for sure!
Congratulations on your awards....they are certainly well deserved!

mommy2gabby said...

As everyone else has said "Love the picture of your niece and daughter!"

The simple life is a great title for it.
Congratulations on all of the awards! I really enjoy visiting your blog. Do you and Shannon from The Blessed Nest know each other? Just wondering.

J

WheresMyAngels said...

What a cute picture. Got a giggle thinking of your son carrying around his note. Isn't it great when kids love the simple things.