Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Why, thank you!

 Last week,
Carolyn of Sweet Chaos blog
nominated my blog for 
the Versatile Blogger Award.

And just yesterday,
Linda from A Toile Tale blog
nominated me for this award too!

Thanks so much, 
Carolyn and Linda!

If you have never met
nor visited these two sweet women 
at their blogs, you should do so.

Carolyn at Sweet Chaos blog,

 has a beautiful home
 that she shares as she decorates
and remodels. Whatever you do, make sure
 you check out her master bath....
one of the prettiest in all of blogland.

Clean, crisp white and blue/gray elegance. Dreamy!

And Linda at A Toile Tale blog
 is an interior designer 
and owns a design firm 
in the Atlanta area.
She has impeccable taste 
paired with a passion 
for all things toile
Here is a peek
at her gorgeous home.

Make sure you check out her
tablescapes and the recipes she shares. 
Delicious on both counts!

 Upon receiving this award,
these two lovely ladies
have asked me to list 
7 things 
about myself 
that you may not know about me.

It took me a while,
but here is what I came up with:

I love to fish!
(Must catch a muskie before I die.)

2. I am afraid of lightning storms.
(When I was 6 or 7, I was caught at the top of
a country fair's Ferris wheel 
with my Aunt Cindy
when lightning struck
and took out all of the power at the fair. 
Two kind men had to manually pull us down 
from the ride in the pouring rain and lightning.
I will never ever forget THAT!!! So scary.)

In 1986, I met my husband 
walking down the street in Chicago. 
(He stopped to ask me for directions.)

I have been sketching and drawing
houses and interior room designs
since I was five years old.
(Which leads me to number 5)  

I wish I had gone to school 
to be an architect.

Every job I have had 
since college has
been design-related. 
For many years I designed game programs and yearbooks
for several NFL, NBA, and major league baseball teams 
around the country.

The person I admire most
is my mother, Pat, 
for so many reasons.

Thanks so much Linda and Carolyn!
I am so honored and appreciate this
kind gesture immensely.

And last but certainly not least...
here are the blogs that I would
like to nominate for the Versatile Blogger Award!

I hope you will link on each one and
check them out. They inspire me
and I know you will enjoy their posts too.

Check them out:


Designs on 47th Street said...

So interesting to learn more about you Alison.

Thanks for sharing some more inspiring blogs with us!

Hugs, Donna

michele said...

loved learning more about you. the ferris wheel story is remarkable, and i can imagine how that experience must have deepened you.

i truly do like your hair.


Anonymous said...

I'd be afraid of storms if I got stuck on a feris wheel too. Then again, I'm always terrified I'll get trapped on one of those things anyway! Thank you for honoring me with this award.

Shelia said...

Congratulations on your award, Alison! Oh, my! How nice to get to know you a little better! You are truly the smartest little one! :)
I'll have to go and check out some of these blogs.
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Congratulations & congratulations! You are very deserving. It was fun learning more about you.
:) CAS

At Home in English Valley said...

Alison, you so deserve these accolades and so much more. Thanks so very much for including me in the company of such talented bloggers. As Wayne and Garth would say, "I'm not worthy!" Thanks again dear girl! Love,Penny

platinumdancer said...

Oh, Alison! Congratulations on your well-deserved awards! I am so happy for you! I love your site!

platinumdancer said...

I love the blogs you share with us!! Much congratulations to all of you!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

How fun that you met your husband walking down the street!! Love that! Don't love the ferris wheel story... that scares the heck out of me. I wanted to be an architect until I realized I had to be good at math and art. Now I'm more like George Costanza... "I always wanted to pretend to be an architect. " :) Hope you're having a great weekend, and thanks for your kind words. You're the best!

Michele Smith said...

I enjoyed learning more about you. I have to say WOW about the ferris wheel, scary!
Thank you so much for mentioning my blog!!