Blogger Award

I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award from Brittany at Gallery No. Eight.

If you haven't been by her blog then you are missing out. Her blog is such a visual treat and I love her blog header, clean, creative and simple. She is such a sweet and devoted reader. 

Thanks Brittany!

So, I need to tell you seven things about me. When I received the Stylish Blogger Award early on in the year, I shared 10 things about me. 

Now I am going to add seven more:

1. I am left handed, yes I am a southpaw {where did that name come from anyway?}

2. In college I studied pre-medicine, but then met my husband and the rest is history.
When I was pregnant with our first I took pattern drafting at a fashion design school to enhance all the fashion design I took in high school {I had a fabulous textiles teacher}.
Once all 3 of our kids where in school full-time I went back to get my 2nd degree in Education. Now I work as a teacher on call on a part-time basis.
But...I regret studying architecture which is what I toyed with while in the midst of studying my first degree

3. I am really bad at cliches and jokes. I can never get them straight. My husband likes to tease me about that.

4. I think it would be fun to be a drummer in a band. No, I have never played the drums but feel I have a good sense of rhythm after all those years playing piano with the Royal Conservatory.

5. I love the colour red {and black & white}.
 I got a gorgeous red leather bag for my birthday and love it!

{local bloggers at our last meet-up}

6. I got married young, just shy of my 21st birthday. Crazy huh? My daughters think so, so that is a good thing :)

7. Our family has a pet snake. Yup, my cute, blue-eyed blonde 15 year old daughter has a snake. It is in her bedroom, try decorating around that!

Passing on the award to some other fabulous {Canadian} blogs:

Beatrice at The Crafty Bee
Rita Joy at Harbour Breeze
Melissa at Hare Styling
Heather at Interior Groupie
Tara at Lauren Lane Decor

I am still working on the $@#* roman blind.
You think finding a dowel long enough would be easy!

XO Barbara


  1. You are very welcome Barbara!! So fun to learn more about you :)

  2. A well deserved award. You have a snake? Yuck!

  3. Thanks for passing this on to me Barbara!

  4. I never knew you guys had a snake!! Too cool. So fun to read more about you and your fam Barbara :) Hugs,
    Nancy xo

  5. Hi Barbara so nice to learn more about you!!

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  6. Wow, cool and congrats! I wanted to be a drummer too... yuck on the snake and good luck with the blinds - can't wait to see them!

  7. Thanks for the blog award! It is such an honour coming from a talented blogger like yourself. And I'm a lefty too!!

  8. Oh my goodness, thank you so much Barbara. I am honoured. I cannot believe that you have a snake.

  9. Thank you Barbara! I will definitely follow up next week, although it might be hard to beat the snake. :) I am NOT a pet person, so a snake is way way way out there for me haha Thanks again.

  10. OK, so I already know #1, 2, and 6, but I had no idea that you had a snake living in your house!!! That definitely does pose a decorating dilemma!

  11. Congrats on the award :-) And it was fun to read the seven things about you. I'm temporarily half southpaw - luckily I already do some things left-handed anyway, so it's not as awkward as it could be. Kinda creepy about the snake!

    Good luck with the blinds :-)

  12. Thanks, Barbara! I'll be working on my post...:)

  13. Ha! You actially are quite witty, you know? Maybe off the cuff suits you better than retells! Congrats on the award - x

  14. You really motivated me with this post. I was given a Kreative blogger award and hadn't posted my bit. How pokey, right? Anyway, I sent the Kreative Blogger award your way!! Check out my blog to see the post.

    Your projects truly inspire me.

    Have a great weekend!!

  15. I posted my bit today and passed on the award. Will people get sick of reading about me? Lol.


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