Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Getting caught up.......

I just can't believe where the time flies to! It's been a whole WEEK since I last posted and just about that long since I was able to visit everyone. I really have to sit down and get a "plan of action" so I make sure that I am fitting in the things I love to do into my day. To me, not visiting or posting in a week is not a pattern I want to continue. I love all the friendships I have made here in blogland and it truly is sad for me not to be able to keep up. I do not want to become one of those people where work runs their life. Perhaps I need to manage my time better?

I know there are plenty of women out here that manage to have a nice balance between work, family and personal time. I'd love to hear how some of you manage this juggling act. ;)

I was given an award by my lovely friend Penny at Lavender Hill Studios; The "Friendly Site Award". Thank you so much Penny, it made my heart smile today to know I'm even still in the running for an award! I would like to pass this on to SO many people because I think just about every blog I have visited and commented on have been so kind and open their arms in a friendly hug. Usually everyone I pick gets the award by 3 or 4 other people too, so I would like to pass this award on to JEN R. at Sanctuary Arts at Home. She is so talented and has been so great to me at giving me tips on getting a faux finish business going. She's also having a give-away right now so RUN over to her blog and say HI!

I also received a email from Jennifer over at Pear Street Studios that I WON one of her wonderful giveaways....great invitations!! :) THANKS JENNIFER!! I hardly ever win anything! If you haven't checked out her giveaways yet GET OVER THERE and do so! You can't win if you don't play! *where have I heard that before?* ;)

I also wanted to mention a my BEAUTIFUL THINGS award, this one goes to "OPPULENT ODDITIES" Jordan makes the most AMAZING pieces with antique and vintage "found" objects, they are some of the most original concepts I've seen. What I love is that she puts a story with some of her pieces. Here's an example:

"He went to study abroad, but why did he leave me here? I would have loved to gone with him and kiss him under the Arc de Triumphe and on top of the Eifel Tower, but instead I’m stuck here, alone, in the dirty urban American streets. I keep his photo close to my heart until he returns here to me."
Isn't that sooooo romantic? Her pieces speak to and inspire me.

I have also been visited by a new blogger (to me); JAMIE over at Simply Me Arts when I saw her lovely pieces they evoked the same feeling as Jordan's. Look at this piece
If you are looking for a special Christmas gift, keep these talented ladies in mind.

Thanks everyone for continuing to stop by and say HI to me even when I can't be here or there everyday! :)


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Michelle!
So glad you were able to take some time to catch up a little! I miss you! Congrats on winning Jen's giveaway! You are welcome on the Friendly Site Award! You deserve it!

Janet said...

Good to hear from you and sorry that your job is keeping you so busy. Don' you just hate it when work interferes with fun? When you get a minute stop by for my Burlington photo tour. Where are you from in Vermont?


Janet said...

You are welcome and thanks for stopping by. I don't realize how much I miss Vermont until I am there and this was a treat to be able to spend more than just a quick weekend.