Friday, October 24, 2008

Blog Award: "I Big Red Puffy Heart Your Blog!"

Pin It Sweet Stacey at "The Blessed Nest," surprised and honored me today with my very first blog award! I had visited Stacey's blog back in August when I first started the WhisperWood Cottage blog. Lo and behold, she was one of the fabulous crew that traveled with the Red Shed Girls to the Junk Bonanza. We hit it off instantly! Like many of my other dear friends, dearest Stacey lives far away in a different region of the country. Luckily, our blogs are a great way to stay in touch and share our junking and life adventures. You must, must, must visit Stacey at "The Blessed Nest" blog and read her informative and inspiring posts.

Now, from what I can tell, it is my turn to pass on the blog award to someone else. Now, this is difficult because I follow a lot (and I mean A LOT!) of fantastic blogs. Most of them are here in the U.S., but a few are in other countries...some even in other languages! So, I'm going to give a shout out to a couple international blogs and one U.S. blog that I visit. I'm sure you will love them as much as I do.

BLOG AWARD 1: SARAH @ "ABeachCottage"

If you are a cottage lover, you will fall in love with Sarah's "ABeachCottage" blog instantly. Sarah lives in Australia. She has an amazing sense of classic seaside cottage style that instantly inspires and relaxes me. Somehow, her photography captures the simple, elegant, always-on-vacation mood that she is able to create. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your talent with us! Her most recent post is called "ABeachCottage House Tour". Check out her amazing home!


Now, Anneli's blog is an interesting one for me because it is written in another language...Swedish, I believe. What I love most about her blog are the photos...they transcend language barriers. Her projects and her home reflect a simple, elegant, industrial side of cottage that I love. Thank you, Anneli, for sharing your beautiful photos and style with us! Be sure to visit Anneli's blog and you'll see what I mean! When I want to read the posts and the comments, I use a Google tool called "Language Tools" that translates the content for me.


Sue is just...unpredictable! I love her posts. She has a way with words and telling stories with such humor! Her posts often bring a smile to my face and a laugh to my lips! What is her blog about? As she states it..."patrolling the 'hood, rescuing vintage treasures." You'll have to check it out for yourself! Thank you, Sue, for being the self-described "unrepentant junker, yard saler, and admitted (and oft-busted) garbage-night picker" that you are! Thank you also for sharing your D.C. area hijinks and talent with your blogland fans!

Okay, the awards could go on forever! I have many other favorite blogs that I truly love! They will have to wait for the next blog award...if I should be blessed enough to receive another! Thanks again, Stacey! If you visit the blogs above, be sure to leave a comment for them!


You can enter to win some great "booty" I picked up at Junk Bonanza 2008! See my post entitled "Giveaway: Thimbleberries Items from Junk Bonanza 2008." You have until 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 30, to enter! Winner announced on Halloween night!


  1. G'day!

    thank you so much, I am really really honoured, it's funny because when I read what you'd written, I thought oh she means, like, me!!! haha! love it

    I am very grateful for the award, you know this blogging world just seems to get better and better lol!


  2. We'll definitely have to get together! The longest yard sale is a ways away, but it is on my list to do sometime! Wonder where the Junk Bonanza will be next year?! :)



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