Tuesday, January 12, 2010

For me?? Really?

 I am honored to announce that I have received my first blog award ever!  In addition to feeling grateful, I am super flattered.  I started my blog to catalog what I was doing and keep it all in one place.  I never thought that so many people would start reading, let alone like the thing!  However, I'm happy at what it's turning into because I've gotten the opportunity to "meet" and chat with lots of lovely new people.  So, thanks for reading guys!

I was nominated by the lovely Laurie Anne aka Rebel Blossom.  She is neighbor from the snowy north (Canada) who shares my love of the Victorian Era, Johnny Depp and craftiness.  If you haven't checked out her blog, please do so by going HERE!  Thanks Laurie, you're such a sweetheart!

So, this award entails listing 10 things that make me happy and nominating 10 bloggy friends who deserve this award too.

Away we go! In no particular order, 10 things in my life that put a smile on my face.

1.  Dillon.  I'm happy I have such a great partner to spend my life with.  He's smart, supportive, talented, patient, and fun-loving!  (The list goes on but I'll spare you the sappy love stuff.)

 (This is photographic evidence that he is fun-loving.  Mine is the upper arm, his is the lower arm.)

2.  Enjoying a nice, leisurely breakfast on Sunday mornings, with Mimosas!  The whole house eats as a family- even the pup gets an egg!  Such a relaxing way to cap off the weekend.

3.  Listening to Dillon and our roommate, Jamaal, discuss everything from current events to ninjas.  Their commentary is absolutely hysterical, they never fail to make me laugh.

4. Catching up with old friends and getting to know new ones.

5. Embroidery!!  I love to stitch, but that's no secret :)

 6.  My incredibly cute, smart and talented dog, Tequila.  He's such a loyal teddy bear.

(Photographic evidence of said cuteness.)

 An animal that will put up with me after this is tops in my book!  (Bonus answer: Puns make me smile too.  I'm a huge nerd.)

7.  Watching all of my furry babies cuddle together.

8. Good books!  I love to read.  I have an ongoing list of books that I want to read, which ironically never makes it with me to the store or library.  (One goal is to change that in 2010.  And another is to read even more.)  Never hesitate to suggest a title for me. 

9.  Cuddling on the couch and watching movies on the projector.  One of Dillon's best investments ever, nothing like your own personal theater.

10.  To live in such a beautiful place and be surrounded by such gifted, artistic people.  It's an inspiring environment.

Now for 10 great bloggy people that make me smile and deserve a Happy 101 Award.  Be sure to check out these awesome sites!  ASAP.

* Sunnysidey!  Visit her blog HERE!
* Alwaysinspired!  Visit her blog HERE!  
* Joy to the Blog!  Visit her blog HERE! 
* Katie.Cupcake!  Visit her blog HERE! 
* Sew Lovely Embroidery!  Visit their blog HERE! 
* Faster Kittykill!  Visit her blog HERE! 
* Artist Nouveau!  Visit her blog HERE! 
*Oops, I Craft My Pants!  Visit her blog HERE! 
* Follow the White Bunny!  Visit her blog HERE! 
* I Am Only a Small Amount of Evil!  Visit her blog HERE!

I hope that you guys enjoy the blogs I've listed here, I know I do.  Thanks for looking, have a craftastic day.


Giggly said...

Your list put a big smile on my face. :)

Joy said...

Such a fun list! Your doggie is adorable. My Charlie sits on his back legs just like yours does in that first photo. So funny when they do that.

Thanks so much for thinking of me! xoxo

Giggly said...

BTW, check out my latest blog post. :)

Nicole said...

Aaawh! Thanks for listing my blog in your happy list :)

SewLovelyEmbroidery said...

Precious! How exciting :) We love your blog! Congrats.Thanks for the shout out ;)

Sam said...

Awwww!!! Thanks for putting my blog on your list, I'm blown away that you thought of me :-) it's so great getting to know you! I gotta check out these other blogs now :-) Congratulations on your award, you deserve it :-) Love the robot tatts, I was gonna ask you if we could see a picture of them sometime. TTFN xoxo

Mrs. Evils said...

OMG...the matching robots tattoo is so romantic! I freaking love it( and Mimosas)!
Thanks for giving my blog a shout out...happy fun time!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Thank you guys! I'm happy to call attention to great stuff- like your blogs :)

As for my pup, yeah he's crazy. Sitting pretty became his default trick for a while there, no matter what you asked him to do. He knows a ton of tricks so he sometimes jumps the gun and does a slew of the ones he thinks your going to ask for, all in a row. It looks like a very silly dance routine.

As for our tattoos, they are so perfect for us. Our house is filled with robots, people joke that they are our little mechanized babies! We haven't gotten them colored yet but I'm getting girl colors and he's boyish ones. We just can't decide which ones, I don't want them to look totally different when they are done. We were thinking about having a coloring contest with little robot prizes for the winner and maybe some cash. What do you guys think about that? Stupid idea?

Becky said...

I love you and your boy's tattoos! SO sweet! Oh and your pup is so precious!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Thank you Becky. Welcome to my blog!!

AlwaysInspired said...

Thanks for putting me on your list! I smile each time I read your blog!

MafiosaGrrl said...

You're welcome, you deserved it! Your creative drive is amazing...I knew you were called "AlwaysInspired" but geez louise, do you ever stop making stuff for a sec, lol? It's a good thing though, because you make great stuff. Thank you for your nice comments:)

Kira said...

:D just smiling here. You're fantastic, mafiosa!