Sunday, January 13, 2008

Amazing Blogger Award

I just received this fantastic award from equally amazing blogger Donna at Donna's Art! Thanks, Mom! You're great!

The rule is that I must name 7 random or weird things about me. Hmmmm... let me see...

1. I have to be surrounded by lovely things that make me happy. My home is crammed with pictures, paintings, books, little inspirational things and funky doo-dads. I have something on every wall, on every surface. People walk into my house (or into my cube at work) and stop in their tracks to take it all in. (Almost like they've been hit by a truck!) I'm definitely not a minimalist!

2. Speaking books - I love them! Old, new, doesn't matter. I'm a sucker for bookstores, especially those that serve coffee and desserts.

3. I'd love to own a bookstore/gift shop - especially with my mom. We could drink coffee all day and sell books and crafts!

4. Speaking of crafts - I love them, too! I have a craft room that's loaded with all sorts of fun stuff - beads, fabric, paint, felt, paper, glue and much more. (I'm in the process of re-arranging the craft room but as soon as I'm done, I'll share photos.)

5. I meditate in my craft room
for 30 minutes every morning.

6. I love the beach. I feel like my soul is restored every time I'm there. I'd like to plop my hypothetical coffee-bookstore-gift shop there.

7. I love to travel. My list of places-I'd-like-to-see include Paris, Rome, the Great Wall of China, somewhere in India, Indonesia and Spain. I'd like to take my daughter to the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls. But, anywhere is fine, I just love to go! (Also, I'm a sucker for souvenirs - I have a magnet, lapel pin and squished penny collection from almost everywhere we've been since 1997. Once day I'm going to get a big corkboard to display it... just where to put it? - hmmmm. Now that's a good question.)

That's it for me. I'd like to pass this award onto Deb at Posted From Home and Shelbi at Keeper of the Chocolates. Have fun!


bj said...

I loved reading your 7 things....I am so with you on No. 1. I dearly adore being surrounded by things that I love...I am real sure I have more in my rooms and on my walls than a lot of folks will like but I LOVE my home and I am pretty sure it's because I have so many things I love around me. When I walk into a room in my house and it doesn't "look" pretty to me or "feel" pretty anymore, it is time to redo that room!
Thanks so much for coming by my space and leaving such sweet words. I thank you deeply for a little prayer for my doctor and myself for Monday morning.
hugs, bj

chocolate girl said...

what a sweetheart you are sunni :) thank you so much...i would love to have this awesome award from you!

and when you open up your book/craft store, i will be right there...sitting and sipping with you and mom :)

we have much in common. oh to be crafting, sipping and reading near the ocean. does not get any better than that..

have a beautiful day my friend...

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Books, coffee, dessert, decorating, collections....a great Mom......what more could a person want :-)

Have the Best of Weeks.....Rosie

Deb said...

Thank you so much for the Award. I had no idea you were Donna's daughter :-} I love your Mum's blog. (My daughter Kate has a blog too "the-french-nest") I enjoyed reading your 7 random things list! Owning a little bookstore sounds wonderful ~ just like the one in "You've Got Mail".

Kari & Kijsa said...

We love the beach too...we go every summer to Cape Cod just to get away and relax!

Have a blessed day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Donna said...

Hi Jen,
I enjoyed reading your list and especially liked #6. Can I come too?!
Have a wonderful day!

Donna said...

Me again! I wanted to say I love the flower picture on the top of your blog! Looks great!