Saturday, November 22, 2008

Smile a While Would Ya?

So I'm finally getting around to passing on a sweet award I got from Treasure Ann of Daily Life Daily Living. For some odd reason I make Treasure Ann Smile. Could she be laughing at the latest disaster my kids are creating or smiling with relief that her house isn’t going bonkers on her? I don’t know but I thank her profusely because I am indeed trying to smile more. And you know smiles are contagious, in a really good, non-germy, way.

So I’m passing on this sweet award to five people who make me smile on a regular basis! Hope you enjoy it ladies.

Of course there are the customary rules that go with the award. The recipients must display the following characteristics.

1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times–we are all human after all)
2. Must love one another
3. Must make mistakes
4. Must learn from others
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world
6. Must love life
7. Must love kids or animals

And furthermore…

You know there’s always a catch.
Here are the rules for the award

1. The recipient must link back to the award’s creator (
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must chose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award, as posted by Mere.
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.

So seeing as I’ve already Thanked Treasure Ann. Thanks again.

Without further ado - Five people that make me smile.

Sara of Shower of Roses. Sara is as close to my blog twin as you could find. From six kids (some who like making movies to boot), a crafty heart, to even haveing the same wingchair in our homes, Sara a swell blogging buddy. Plus she shares some of my same addictions – like blogging and spending way too much time on the computer! So Sara thanks for making me smile on a regular basis.

Princess Mama at Down From The Door - Well she gave me one of my biggest smiles this week with a blog post dedicated to me stemming from one comment I made on another post.
One of the Things I love about Princess Mama is that she can smile when her kids get muddy. I think muddy kids is a given condition of most mom’s who live in the Pacific Northwest. Smiling about it means you have a happy soul. I love her photos and think she has the heart of a happy woodland nymph. So Smiles to Princess Mama.

Cindy of Being Cindy (Baldwin) has the most beautiful spirit. She’s a newlywed dealing with Cystic Fibrosis of all things. What I love about Cindy, other than her amazing poetry, and pictures, is how she deals with her challenges. With Faith, Grace and insight mostly found in someone who’s lived a lifetime. Cindy is amazing! And if Cindy can smile through adversity - so can I.

Cheri of Jack and Jill of Many Trades is one of the most crafty people I know. Cheri has lived through every homeowner’s nightmare, of having to basically gut your home because of water damage. She and her husband are doing the work themselves, they are that talented. So I smile because she gives me hope that I too can conquer my homes difficulties.

Mrs. Darling of Dishpan Dribble helps me smile because she constantly reminds me, through her posts, that no matter how dark things might seem there’s always reason to have Hope for the future if I’m doing what I know I should be doing. Thanks for the smiles!

Hope you all have a Smiley Day!


cindy baldwin said...

Thanks! I am both surprised and flattered. Glad you enjoy my blog - and thanks for the award! May I ask how you found my blog?

I'd be curious to know what you're making for homemade Christmas gifts... you've probably noticed that I'm going all-out on that front this year!

Mrs. Darling said...

Thank you dear fawn! :) I'll post this weekend hopefully.

tink said...

What a fun and positive award! Kudos!

Kellan said...

Congrats on this great award! Have a good weekend - Kellan

Treasure Ann said...

LOL, your post at the beginning had me laughing, then later on in the middle of your post and at the end had me inspired, motivated and encouraged to live life to the fullest and get pass the bad moments.
...Fawn Dear... you make my day, and I'm glad that this could help you in every encouraging way. Your a fighter and inspirator. Thanks for being my friend. Your a great person. Take care, and Happy Holidays.

Jonathan & Cheri said...

Fawn - I am thrilled you are a fan of my blog - thank you so much for the award and thank you for the nicest compliments =) You're a doll for the line 'I couldn't help myself' - I laughed - thanks for making me smile!

justabeachkat said...

Congrats on the award,


(btw...I just finished Twilight)

princessmama said...

Thanks! Wow, I'm surprised lol :) Glad you enjoyed the picture :)