Bloggy Love

Warning: I have a case of the Valentine bug...and apparently it is contagious! My last V-day post was kind of a filler post...didn't know what to share so I thought I'd show you some ideas. Little did I know so many of you would hop on board and start demanding more pink and hearts! Okay, maybe not demanding...but strongly encouraging! ;) So I will get to work and hopefully have some stuff for you next week. To tie you over, here's a little peek at a heart wreath I got last year after v-day at Target...have to love those after holiday sales. Actually most of my v-day decor was bought after so this is the first year I get to put them up!

I have made some fantastic new bloggy friends this last month and some very generous ones, I might add...Some awesome ladies sent these over and I am happy to share them with you all and pass them on to some other deserving ladies!
This "Friends" blog goes like this...

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Thank you Debilyn...you are too kind! Debilyn is a new friend of mine and I am loving all her funny posts and sweet as a cupcake comments!

Here's to my fabulous eight friends...this award is for you!

1. Gina @ Six in the Country: great ideas and oh so kind comments
2. Whitney @ The King and I: a newer bloggy friend...cute as a button and is inspiring my digi scrapbooking

3. Beth @ Aunties: her comments warm my heart...every time...no lying ;)

4. Girly Stuff: she is too sweet and well...more below ;)

5. Mandi @ Miss(es) Canadian Pie: this girl is adorable and has become a dear blogging friend

6. Michelle @ Chocolate and Marmalade Tea: when I started blogging she was one of my first friends and her encouragement helped me get into the whole bloggy thing

7. Andrea @ My Chihuahua Bites: another faithful reader...always so sweet and crafty

8. The Blonde Duck: a funny lady with some tasty good eats
The next award has fashionista written all over it! This is from Girly Stuff...a talented lady in a whole house of boys! She just goes to show that you can still be girly even when the boys are around! She is definitely fabulous!

She has instructed me to list 5 things that I am addicted to and then pass the award on to 5 blogs that I enjoy and follow. I have a post similar to this so I will try to come up with some new ones...
Addiction #1: Holidays
Is this not obvious yet? I LOVE holidays...I think it is the whole themed thing... I love having the decorations up and matching shaped sugar cookies with color coordinated frosting and sprinkles! Too fun! Any reason to celebrate is a good day. (P.S. they are already putting out St. Patrick's Day and Easter...you thought I was crazy with V-Day!!! I'm so excited! I blame consumer America!)

Addiction #2: Organizing
My motto is you can never be organized enough...(um yeah, the tortures of being a perfectionist!). Well, more so for the sake that I love to organize...it really is a hobby. Something about labeled boxes and organized three ring binders really do it for me... ;) I have always loved to be organized but now I am trying to take my organization and make it pretty as well...fashion and function!

Addiction #3: Blogging
It really has become an addiction...and I am preaching to the choir here. There are just so many ideas right at the click of the mouse...I will never need a magazine, book, HGTV, or a cook book again! (Except, I think I will keep those as well...other addictions!) Even more, you smother me with love and encouragement...a boost of self confidence every day? Yes, please. Because lets face it, some people just don't appreciate 50 Christmas trees, framed coat hooks, chalk boards, paint, or the Dollar Tree as much as you all do! Dear sisters...we were separated at birth!

Addiction #4: Cupcakes
Okay, this kind of ties in with addiction #1, but really it is on a whole other level all by itself. They are so easy and so versatile...appropriate for every occasion and can be simple or oh so luxurious! It's like the little black dress only for dessert enthusiasts! My favorite quick fix is cake mix with some chocolate chips...you don't even need frosting! Though frosting is still totally appropriate! Extra fashionista points if they are mini or heart shaped! ;)

Addiction #5: Lists
I love me a good list! Okay, so this is like organizing...but I do like lists and consider it in its own category. To do list, grocery list, craft list, wish list, calorie list, itunes download list, reasons why I like my boyfriend list, thankfullness list...and it goes on. Really I have all of these lists...right now! I carry a notebook in my purse, in the car, in my desk drawer...and I buy almost every single Hello Kitty mini notebook at the Dollar Spot in Target...oh, your daughter has that too? Oh how sweet...Okay, I will try to act my age now... ;)

And now some other fabulous blog ladies I am ADDICTED to...happy to pass on the award:

1. Amanda @ Imperfectly Beautiful: one crafty lady...she has so many great ideas and is soooo sweet!

2. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick: not only is she talented...but funny! She has wonderful money saving projects!

3. Shannon @ Bless Our Nest: another very talented lady...I love her decor and her house always looks so warm and inviting!

4. Debilyn @ Reconstructing Mommy: well because as I said before...you are fabulous!

5. Tracey @ At Home on the Ridge: her kind words always make me smile :)


19 comments:

  1. Thank you for the award! And I think we were separated at birth! I've never met anyone else who loves lists AND cupcakes like I do!

    Glad to have found you!

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  2. Ashley, you are so sweet! I really do wish that you were my neighbor so that we could scrapbook and organize and make fabulous lists of things we want to buy at the dollar store. You're great girlfriend and I'm so thankful that I found your blog!
    And I will add your new button tomorrow. I'm on the Wii right now and it doesn't let you copy and paste. Please e-mail me anytime!! If you need to make any more changes or anything, just let me know!

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  3. You are really loved by some sweet ladies. What a beautiful blog.

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  4. Ashley...loved reading your about your "addictions". Thanks for your sweet comment. Are you doing a "Valetine's Day Party" since you love VD?
    xoxo!

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  5. oh i also love Valentine's Day! Im excited to see what you post about!!

    Love the awards! Congrats everyone!!

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  6. That wreath is so cute! I love it. I am waiting a few more weeks to get my Valentine's stuff out, but it is such a fun holiday to look forward to!

    Hugs, Sharon

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  7. you are such a sweetie. thanks so much! i'm eagerly awaiting more vday posts!

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  8. Oodles of great links there -- thanks for introducing me to some new bloggers!

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  9. congrats on being saucy! and on the awards!! go you!

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  10. Ashley, you are just too darn sweet! Thanks for the award and the bloggy love. I am so glad that we have become friends and wish that you were my next door neighbor. How much fun would we have???

    Hugs & Kisses!!!
    ~Amanda

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  11. Thank you so much! You are such a sweet Invisible Friend! I'm honored you gave me an award! :)

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  12. You are a sweetheart♥ Thanks for the wonderful friend award and spreading the love!
    You are the great inspiring friend who makes me want to make beautiful things happen:-)
    I too many addictions and I am finding blogging and peeking at others incredible ideas is one of them.
    Thanks again♥

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  13. Love your blog! I haven't hopped on the Valentine's decorations yet, but I'm sure we will soon! Thanks for sharing your addictions, I love cupcakes too!

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  14. Congrats on the saucy blog!!
    I love all the valentine decorations! Now I really wanna start decorating for that! :)

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  15. Oh Ashley,, I can't thank you enough.. You are wonderful. I really love your blog and feel that we have a lot in common and that there is something connected there. When I read your blog I feel that I'm reading things from a close friend I've known for years. You are inspiring, caring , and very, very talented with your ideas and decorating. Thank you for a great award and I truly appreciate it.. good night..Tracey

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  16. You've got me in the mood for Valentine's Day!
    Elaine

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  17. Thanks for sharing your cute blog with us SITStas! Hope you've enjoyed your saucy week. :)

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  18. Nice saucy blog you have here. I'm glad to see you've mades some new bloggy friends. In regards to Valentine's day, I have no loved one so it's just another day for me; however, I'm in a play and we have a performance that night so I will be too busy to worry about missing out. :)

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  19. Thank you so very much! I've been so busy that I have not had much time to blog, but this will be passed on very soon, I promise!

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