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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mantle mini lift and 2 awards!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the new year. I have been busy with my family from Kentucky, taking down Christmas, cleaning and getting things back in order. For a while I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had the biggest mess you have ever seen. I took pictures, but decided to spare your eyes! lol! I did enjoy it when it was up though.
Anyways, I was a little tired of the other green jars on my mantle so I went to Hobby Lobby and found these green vases on clearance for $13 each!! I was so excited! Luckly I had the floral pillow in the green chair with me so I knew they had the right colors . They had a few nicks, but nothing a little paint couldn't fix. I bought a little bottle of darker green paint and sponged it on. I was a little worried about how they would look with the painting, but I think they work. As you guys can see, I do love color and lots of different patterns. I did try a few different things on the mantle, but ultimately Noah's ark syndrome took back over. lol! Here is a picture of the room back in order. Coco's comfy!
Here is the one of the vases up close. I just love the design! You can see the old green vases on my header.






Now for my awards.....
This one is from Linda at http://royaltouchart.blogspot.com/ and Lynette at http://lynetteslam.blogspot.com/. Thank you so much guys! I'm honored!
This award focuses on the friendships that blossom here in blogland."Blogs who receive this award are 'exceedingly charming' say its authors. This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or 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."

The 8 blogger buddies I give this award to are........by the way, if you have already recieved this award, you do not have to post it again. Just know that I really appreciate you friendship!
Now for my next award! This one is great too, I don't know about fabulous though. LOL!
I recieveved this one from KD at http://southernwhimsy.blogspot.com/ Thanks KD!!
Here are the rules...1) Add the award image to your sidebar.2) Copy and paste the rules and instructions in your post.3) When posting on receiving the award, make sure you include the person who gave you the award and link it back to them.4) Post 5 of your addictions.5) Post 5 winners and link it back to them as well.6) Let your winners know you gave them an award by leaving them a comment on their blog.

My addictions........
1.Eating sweets
2. Shopping for awesome deals
3. Blogging, of course
4.Decorating
5. TRYING to keep the house picked up


I pass this award on to.......again, if you have this award you don't have to repost it, just know that I think your blog is Fabulous!
Thanks again guys for the awards!

39 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kristen...love your new vases...they are perfect in your room! Beautiful room! Susan

Janice said...

Oh My Goodness Kristen - your new vases are gorgeous and the colors are truly perfect for your room (which means they would also go in my home) !!!

I can't begin to tell you how horrible it is to live in a state with no Hobby Lobby.... It's excrutiating !!

janice

Angie said...

Those vases look just beautiful on your mantel! I am so excited that I can enlarge your pics now and see all the gorgeous details in your rooms!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen,
I LOVE the new green vases!
What a spectacular find for the price. Don't you love when that happens?
I see you gorgeous home is back in order. Whew!
Are you going to take different photos and repost your header pic? Chari had alot of problems when she tried to post her new one. I haven't tried to change mine out yet. I'd mess something up for sure. LOL!

Thanks so much for this special friendship award!
I can't believe it but I received it from five different bloggers.
I'm really surprised and feel so honored. ~WOW~

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

tam said...

Congrats on your awards! And also to all of those lucky people you passed them on to! The vases on the mantle look teriffic! I am coveting those dogs!!!(seriously) Hope you are having a heck of a good week sister!LoL!
~Smiles~Tam!

Kristen said...

Your mantle is beautiful as always!
Thanks for the award and I passed one on to you as well!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Kristen...Congrats on the award! You deserve it! And thanks so much for passing it on to me. I appreciate your thinking of me. I love your mantle re-do. It looks wonderful. Those vases are gorgeous...Debbie

coco said...

Your mantle looks great...I have the Noahs ark syndrome too but sometimes it just works!:) Congrats on the awards!

Lynette said...

Beautiful as always!! Welcome back to blogland - we missed your posts and seeing your home pics!!
Congrats on your new awards!!

Grand Occasions said...

I love the vases. Those are my colors as well and Hobby Lobby is my FAVORITE!! I don't have one here :(, but I always go when I visit my sister in Knoxville and my daughter in Chicago. I took an empty suitcase to Chicago and brought back fabric from Hobby Lobby to make my family room & living room window treatments a couple of years ago. I found the perfect trim for my kitchen window treatments at the one in Knoxville in November! You can always find just what you are in need of at a Hobby Lobby!!

Momovthree said...

Hi there,
I love your new mantel pieces, it's like they were made for the space! Michelle

"Blossom" said...

Kristen, thank you sweetie for passing the award on to me; how honored I am and excited too........ Have a lovely day today.
Blossom

niartist said...

Thank you for the award Kristen, and don't you just love Hobby Lobby? They JUST opened one here after 2-years of not having on after living in Texas - I'm there almost every day! LOL!

Stacey said...

I just love the symmetry of those vases. Your lay out is very similar to mine in my family room. I think I need to go to Hobby Lobby.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Kristen...I really, really appreciate the award you gave me. Very kind of you.

Your lr is so pretty. I love the mix of colors you use. That is what mine is missing... I need some pop.

Your new vases are really nice and add a lot. Love it all.

Donna

Tootsie said...

love the mantle...and the vases are so pretty!
congrats on the awards

Chris said...

Congrats on the awards. And I love your vases, your room is just beautiful. How I wished I was near a Hobby Lobby.I love that store.

Hugs,
Chris

Diane said...

Hi Kristen,
Love the new vases! I liked the old ones too though. I wish Hobby Lobby would come to California. I'm suffering from mantle envy again... One of these days we'll re-do our fireplace I hope.

Congratulations on your awards! Thank you for thinking of me too! ☺

Diane

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your house! Just wanted to say hi! Saw you on Melissa's.

Lynette said...

You need to come up with one too!! Kristen (somethin-about-nothin) has one too!! She helped me with mine - we are all about the buttons right now!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, Those vases are fabulous! I love the way the painting on them gives the mantle some movement (Oh gosh, what am I doing, trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about). Anyway, they are beautiful and what a deal! Thank you so much for thinking of me with the Blogger Friend Award. It is such a special award, and I am so honored that you gave it to me. laurie

Nancy said...

I love your new vases, Kristen! They are gorgeous! Congrats on your new arwards! Blessings to you, Nancy

Judy said...

Kristen, Love the vases and your house. I love your taste and design. New to your blog and love it.

Lady Katherine said...

Your vases are so perfect in your lovely room! I love them and Hobby Lobby! lol

playsdolls said...

Your new vases look so beautiful sitting on your mantel.They go so well with the decor in the beautiful room.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi Kristen,
I love your style and color choices! I am crazy about color and allow it to fill every room of my house. I really love the new vases and your mantlescape. I'm working on the mantel in my family room today. I will post pics tomorrow I think. I love Hobby Lobby - we did not have them in FL where I lived so after moving to NC I fell in love with the store and should buy stock as much money as I spend there! LOL :)
Everything is lovely. You have a great eye for style, balance and scale. See ya soon!

Lynda said...

Everything you do looks fabulous! You're such an inspiration to us newbie bloggers. I think I check in everyday to read your latest post!

Lynda

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kristen, Congrats on your awards, And thank-you for passing it onto me. I love your new vases. They look perfect on your mantle. You have such a beautiful home. I'm glad thinks have settled down for you. It's time to kick back and enjoy!! Hugs, Terrie

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Kristen!! you are soooo sweet, what a nice and welcome surprise!!! Thank you so much for the award!

Your Mantel looks STUNNING!! I love those vases and they couldn't be more perfect for your color scheme either! FAB-U-LOUS!! you really are so talented sweetie!!

Thanks too for your visit and kind words! I love hearing from you! I hope you have a great weekend and Thanks again for the award, Im honored!

Hugs, Cynthia

Lorie said...

Oh! Those are cute!! Great job!

jenjen said...

Your blog is so cute and I love your home -- it is beautiful.

Thanks for letting me stop by!

Jen

Nicole ~ said...

Your vases are beautiful, isn't Hobby Lobby the greatest??? I really love your living room, you have done an awesome job decorating it.

Congrats on your awards, you deserve them.

Happy To Be said...

Kristen...thanks for coming by and seeing all my manly stuff...hugs and smiles Gloria

Susie Harris said...

What a beautiful mantel. Mine is a bit dull at the momment. I need to show it a bit of attention soon~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, I love your new vases.. they are fabulous!! Don't you love shaking things up a bit? Thanks so much for thinking of me.. I am so humbled and honored...
hugs ~lynne~

Bo said...

Hi Kristen...Your home is always a pleasure to see...the new vases look wonderful with all of your other things. Good buy! And you so deserve the awards you received....
Congratulations, ;-) Bo

Chris said...

Hi Kristen, thanks for your visit, I enjoyed you stopping by. Casey does have a very thick coat, I think it is beautiful too, but under that grey color ,it is pure beige. Now, it looks like he's had highlights. :) I told her, I didn't want any of the top coat cut. I don't know how long this will last, but when it's cut he will look entirely different. I'll have to go back and find a photo of your baby.

Hugs,
Chris

Miss Janice said...

Love those vases and that room is beautiful! Your photos of your home should be in a magazine--just stunning! Please, if you have time, stop by my blog--I have a friend who needs our special prayers!

Melissa Miller said...

Your new picture looks wonderful! Glad to se you got it working fine. :)

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