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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Paying It Forward

Update:  Imagine my surprise when I saw that I'd received another lovely award yesterday!


Thank you Michelle from All Home Cooking. All Year Long  for thinking of me. Truly, I am so honored. I thought I'd combine it wit this post because I'm going to admit up front that I'm going to cheat a bit. This award asks us to post 7 things about ourselves and since I'd just done this and am not that interesting really, they're all on the list below!  The guidelines for accepting this award are...

  • Thank the person/people who gave it to you.
  • Tell 7 things yourself.
  • Pass the award on to 15 bloggers, whom you have recently discovered, and think are fantastic.
So I am passing this award on to:
  1. Calamity Anne's Adventures
  2. Charm Bracelet Diva
  3. Chic on A Shoestring Decorating
  4. Christine & Co
  5. Crafts & Sutch
  6. I Been Thinkin' 'Bout Inkin
  7. Leksi Designs...This Handmade Life
  8. Life In My PJs
  9. mbellished
  10. Mich in LA
  11. Mosaic Magpie
  12. Pony Tails & Fish Scales
  13. The Little Green Bean
  14. The CraftInMe
  15. Get Craftin
Fun blogs with great ideas and definitely worth a visit :)


If you've never seen the movie of the same name or are unfamiliar with the term, simply put it's like a future propelled "Golden Rule". You do nice things for other people and they do the same to others, thus, paying it forward. Dawn K from  The Way I See Things surprised and blew me away by presenting me with two awards! I'm humbled and honored:
So first things first and a huge THANK YOU Dawn!

And now time for me to "Pay It Forward" which is as much fun as receiving the awards!

For the Trendy Blog Award :  
Once you receive this award, promise to share this with 10 other bloggers that you think are Trendy too.  
•Post about your award in your blog.  
•Share with the bloggers .
•Ask them to give this award out to 10 as well.

Ten Trendy Bloggers I'd like to recognize are:
  1. Cricky's Corner
  2. Food,Wine, and Mod Podge
  3. Green Submarine
  4. All Thingz Related
  5. Lorrie Everitt Studio
  6. Singing Three Little Birds
  7. Twelve Crafts Til Christmas
  8. A Little Lovely
  9. Le Chateau des Fleurs
  10. Lemon Tree Creations
For the Honest Scrap Award:   

Once you receive this award, you need to share 10 lies honest things about yourself, and then pass the award along to other great bloggers. So here goes about moi:
  1. My husband and I couldn't stand each other when we first met
  2. My husband and I each insist the other was the first to be interested ( he was!)
  3. I really, truly, honestly, am a chocoholic
  4. You would never know from looking at me that I'd rather shop at Home Depot or wander through a junk yard than a high end department store
  5. I wear lipstick every day
  6. I rarely plan out my projects
  7. I love to cook
  8. I use waaaaaay too many movie quotes and exclamation points!
  9. Growing up, I read the encyclopedia WILLINGLY
  10. I hate Facebook yet I have a blog. Go figure!
OK so now that you can't get the time it took you to read that back, drumroll please for those receiving the "Honest Scrap" award for their inspiration and awesomeness and for which you don't have to be a scrapper:)  :


  1. Simply Scratch
  2. The Graphics Fairy
  3. Blue Artichoke Interiors
  4. One Cheap B*tch
  5. Pumpkin Tart
  6. Room To Inspire
  7. The Scrap Shoppe
  8. Things I Learn From Bear
  9. Under the Table and Dreaming
  10. The Sewing Dork
So congrats, and please go check out these great blogs!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another Award? Really?

Thank you so much to The Very Best Housewife ( who says she's not but I'll bet she is) for passing on this lovely award to me:

for which I am both surprised and very grateful. So THANK YOU very, very much! That means I've completed #1 on the list of things that come with the award which are:


1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to fifteen bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason!
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

And means I have to do the hardest one on the list now which is #2 because I just hate hate hate telling things about myself. But it would not be very nice or in the spirit of the award not to do it now would it, so just for you VBHW:

7 Random Things about me:
  1. I just made a ginormous batch of salsa
  2. I use made up words like ginormous 
  3. My two BFFs share the same birthdate ( ok maybe that's about them but I'm using it!)
  4. I hate tomatoes in their natural state but love everything made from them like my ginormous batch of salsa. 
  5. I never claimed I made sense
  6. I have been known to spontaneously start singing show tunes. This is a problem because
  7. I can't sing
We now return you to the fun part of this award ceremony...#3...pass this on to 15 bloggers I've recently discovered ( you may have been at this longer than me, but if I just found you you're going on the list!). Drumroll please:

  1.  a Latte with Ott A
  2. Bluebird Notes
  3. Cheketts/Myers Clan
  4. Cherished Treasures
  5. Creative Mind of Sylvie
  6. Cut or Copy and Paste
  7. Frou Frou Decor
  8. Green Gracie Home
  9. I Heart Naptime with Chocolate Sundaes ( ok that one was an obvious choice right?!)
  10. Lulu Kellogg
  11. My 3 Monsters
  12. Pittypat Paperie
  13. Roses Petite Maison
  14. Stepping Thru Crazy
  15. Tattered and Inked
So again, thank you to VBHW and please go visit these great blogs!

Friday, July 2, 2010

I'm Overhwhelmed...

because The Thrifty Ba has presented me with another blog award, The Versatile Blogger Award

 If you haven't checked out her blog, she describes herself and her blog as:

i'm out to save us both some money, enjoy some crafting and stay out of trouble


Can't argue with that! So thank you very very much for thinking of me. The  rules for this award are:
1. thank the person who gave you this award
2. share 7 things about yourself
3. pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!
4. contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

So I've done #1, and onto #2:
  1. I'm not good at coming up with things about myself to share
  2. I will gladly  make whipped cream from scratch
  3. I won't eat whipped cream
  4. I have watched every season of "Law & Order" for the past 20 years
  5. I watch "L&O" re-runs on TNT and love it when they have marathons
  6. I can easily forego sweets and desserts UNLESS they're chocolate
  7. I love Salt & Vinegar potato chips
Now to the best parts #'s 3 and 4! The 15 blogs I'm passing this award on to are: 


  1. http://www.alliebdallie.com/
  2. http://babblingsfrombrooke.blogspot.com/
  3. Blue Skies and Green Lights 
  4. http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com/
  5. http://colormeuntypical.blogspot.com/ 
  6. http://dancingwithpaperdollskiki.blogspot.com/
  7. http://achocoholicsdiary.blogspot.com/
  8. http://foodfloozie.blogspot.com/
  9. http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/
  10. http://itsy-bits-and-pieces.blogspot.com/
  11. http://lesscakemorefrosting.blogspot.com/ 
  12. http://mawhats4dinner.com/
  13. http://www.ourmushpush.com/
  14. http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/
  15. http://somewondersoflife.blogspot.com/
Now go FOURTH ( ha ha I crack me up) and visit these blogs! 






Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm a Bad Blogger, And "Hoo's Birthday" card

Recently two wonderfully kind people, Melissa from Those Northern Skies and Ashley from Life After the Aisle, have surprised me with blog awards. I really appreciate that anyone thinks I'm worthy of these and try to do my best to pass them on timely but boy have I been bad about these!And continuing being a bad blogger ( shame shame shame) I'm going to combine the two. Ssshhh don't tell the blog award people!

Melissa passed on the Ms. Bright Side award to me (thank you!)

 and Ashley gave me the One Lovely Blog award ( thank you too!)
The combined rules are:
1. List the top ten things that make me happy.
2. Share with my favourite bloggers and ask them to do the same.
3. Link the blogs I choose and link the blogs of the people who gave it to me.
4. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
5. Pay it forward to 15 other lovely bloggers.


Top 10 Things That Make Me Happy (not in order of importance ) 


1.)    Chocolate ( that was a given right? )
2.)    Family and friends 
3.)    Mexican Food
4.)    Sweater and boot weather! Love clear crisp Fall days
5.)    Finding new blogs with amazing creative people like the ones who gave me this award 
6.)    Random acts of kindness
7.)    Starbucks iced mochas all year long
8.)    Creating
9.)    Stashbusting
10.) The end of Stashbusting :)

In the "paying it forward" part, (also something I really really love and believe in) since I have to limit it to 15 blogs, here goes, but it's hard because I follow so many amazing blogs. And if I happen to pick you and you're a blog that doesn't do awards, no worries...I know several don't and  I won't cry...too much...just kidding...totally understand. 


  1. Get Craftin'
  2. A Little Knick Knack 
  3. Christine & Co
  4. Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings
  5. Closet Crafter
  6. Envirocraftiness
  7. Langes Fädchen, Faules Mädchen 
  8. Netty's Craftings 
  9. Paisley Passions
  10. Polish The Stars
  11. Rook No. 17
  12. Scrapping With Sherry
  13. Something From Cassie
  14. Southern Scraps
  15. Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures
Oh yes..and a card ( reminder...World Card Making Day is October 2! More here
"Hoo's Birthday Is It"
  • Cricut "Sentimentals" cart for owl tag
  • Judi Kins Mica Gloss (copper) smeared on panel behind owl
  • K&CO scrapbook borders ( copper / teal) 
  • DCWV "Indian Summer" Fall Stack ( from last year...I'm stashbusting!) patterned paper
  • Purple cardstock

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More 2011 Miscellany and Goals

Still won’t call them resolutions Smile 

First, thanks for all of the great input on my questions about advertising and Etsy. Based on comments and emails, I’m not alone trying to figure this out.

Here are a few more things that are on my 2011 To Do List:

  • I’ve decided to become an Award Free blog. Not that I don’t appreciate the thought behind them because I do, but I’m finding that with the number of blogs I follow, it is too difficult to do a good job in passing these on and well….they take a bit of time. So I hope I haven’t hurt anyone’s feelings but as of now, The Answer Is Chocolate is an:

Award Free Button

  • Use my soldering iron! I bought the thing for a reason right?
  • Use my Expression more…see above
  • Use the stuff I buy period…see above and above!
  • Have guest bloggers. I think rather than schedule these, I’ll put out calls for these periodically so be thinking if you’d like to do this!!
  • Etsy. Gonna do it. When? Don’t know…after January when work calms down.
  • Continued technical education! I want to get better at layout, blog design and photos.

 

I will continue to host my Monthly Open House link party the third Friday of each month. I just don’t think I can manage  a weekly one yet. This month’s Open House will be January 21!

I will also continue ( resuming this week) BFF aka Blog Feature Friday. If you’d like to be a BFF at The Answer Is Chocolate, email me!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Apparently, I'm Very Versatile

because Steph S, from "A Day In The Life Of A Grad Student's Wife" has presented me with another "Versatile Blogger" award! Thank you so much Steph!

UPDATE: Jessica, from Caterpillar Family passed this on to  me the next day so I'm cheating a bit and combining it with Steph's. 
Steph has a lovely blog and right now she's got a feature called Stephanie S Button and a picture of my favorite drink in the entire world, a Starbuck's Iced Mocha, so you know we get along fine! And she has an etsy store with some very cool signs.

So now on to the rules of the award and I have to say, I have a dilemma. I have been fortunate to receive a few of these lately and since you have to tell 7 things about yourself and I am just NOT that interesting, I'm going to modify this a bit. I have mentioned that I can relate almost anything to a movie so I'm going to list the 7 movies I've seen at least 7 times!
  1. "The Godfather"
  2. "The Godfather Part Two"
  3. "Steel Magnolias"
  4. "The Color Purple"
  5. "Terms of Endearment"
  6. "Rocky"
  7. "The Hunt For Red October"
How's that for versatile? And now to the 15 bloggers to whom I'm passing this on:
  1. 504 Main (Holly loves mochas too!)
  2. Beyond The Picket Fence
  3. Blommi
  4. Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings
  5. Decor Chick
  6. Diary of A Chocoholic ('nuff said!)
  7. Envirocraftiness
  8. Flamingo Toes
  9. Less Cake More Frosting
  10. Life By Chocolate
  11. Ma What's For Dinner?
  12. Mom. Undecided
  13. Roller Coaster Life
  14. Sweet European Dreams
  15. These Creative Juices
Please go check out these wonderful blogs! Thanks again Steph!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thank You Jennifer!

Jennifer from The Craft Barn, surprised me with an award, and I'm especially honored because the award recognizes:

and I'm shocked and amazed that anyone would think this applies to my blog! So thank you Jennifer, I am blown away!

The Rules:
•Thank the blogger who awarded it to you.

•Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words.

•Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.

My blogging philosophy? I'm not sure I have one but here goes:
Creativity, inspiration, fun, sanity,positive

I'm what you would call a "wordy girl" so limiting it to five words is a challenge. I use 5 words to say hi. 

And now the fun part...the 10 blogs I feel have real substance ( which is not to say that if you're not on this list I don't think you have substance, but I gotta pick 10 )

  1. http://allthingzrelated.blogspot.com/ 
  2. http://www.centsationalgirl.com/ 
  3. http://diaryofacraftaholic.blogspot.com/ (aka Craftaholics Anonymous)
  4. http://justsomethingimade.blogspot.com/ 
  5. http://kojodesigns.blogspot.com/ 
  6. http://modpodgerocks.blogspot.com/ 
  7. One Cheap B*tch 
  8. http://roomtoinspire.blogspot.com/ 
  9. http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/ 
  10. http://mmscrapshoppe.blogspot.com/