Happy 101 Award!

Maryanne over at Scrappy Gifts passed on the Happy 101 bloggy award to me! Thanks so much Maryanne! What a sweet award to give!

Rules for the award:
1.Post who it was that gave you the award.
2.List 10 things that you like.
3.Give this award to 10 other blogs and let them know with a comment
10 Things That Make Me Happy:
1.  My family
2. My girls
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3. Silhouette machine
4. Hot glue gun
5. Chi flat iron
6. Cheesecake
7. Chips & Salsa
8. Books
9. Weekends
 10. Blogging 
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10 Blogs That Make Me Happy:
{in no particular order…some old and some new}
There are SO MANY blogs that make me happy…it was difficult to choose. If I follow your blog, you make me happy :) And I am sure there are many more out there that I will find that will also make me happy!
Thanks again for the award, Maryanne!

Beautiful Blog Award

Mandy over at Mandy’s Yellow Corner was sweet enough to give Mine for the Making  the Beautiful Blog Award!!! I am truly honored, as Mandy’s Yellow Corner has been one of my new favorite blogs to visit. If you haven’t visited her blog, you MUST hop over and take a gander. She has great ideas and fantastic tutes on how to “renovate” your own blog. Total awesomeness!

Thanks so much Mandy!!
Seven Facts About Me
1. I am newly addicted to the TV series Friday Night Lights. I am honestly in {love}with this show and look forward to watching it (borrowing the seasons) after L goes to bed.
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2. I LOVE anything Disney…especially Disneyland! It’s the most magical place. I would LOVE to visit during Halloween and Christmas time. 
3. My husband and I started dating in high school. After about a month of dating, we figured out that we had actually met for the first time a few years earlier and just didn’t remember! (There’s a longer version to this story that is way cool.) Below is a picture of Christopher Creek in AZ…this is where the Mr. and I met for the first time when I was 11 years old :)
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4. Starbucks is my ultimate vice. I know it’s silly to spend $4+ on coffee when you can make it for yourself for so much cheaper (and I usually do), but I just LOVE my venti caramel macchiato with soy, melted, and easy ice. So I treat myself once a week (sometimes more if it’s a crazy week!).
5. When I was younger, I hated my name because it was so uncommon. I wanted a name like Jennifer or Sarah or Nicole. Now I appreciate my name so much more because it’s not very common. (Although I have found some VERY talented bloggers who share the name!)
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6. PF Changs is my all time favorite restaurant, but my all time favorite food is Mexican food. Weird, right?
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7. I may be slightly addicted to blogging. There are so many fun and inspiring blogs out there…I just can’t get enough of them!! They are my new favorite “books” to read :)
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Now I get to pass on the Beautiful Blog Award to some really beautiful blogs with really talented bloggers behind them. Make sure you drop by their blogs to say hi!
Jamielyn at I {heart} Naptime
Happy Friday everyone! I will be busy making signs, crafting, and baking with my Luci this weekend! Make sure you stop by Mine for the Making to check it out!

Bloggy Award #3…Yipee!!

The awesomely cool and creatively talented Ginger over at Super Stinky Boys awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award!! Thanks lady! You are too kind! Not only does Ginger share great projects on her blog, but she also hosts a super fun linky party every Monday. Make sure to stop by and look at all of the inspirational projects linked up to Mad Skills Monday…trust me, you’ll be there for a while!

Now for the rules: 
-Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.
-Share 7 things about yourself. 
-Pass the award to 15 blogs you love and enjoy!
-Let those blogs know they’ve been given the award.
Seven things about myself…
1. I will do almost anything for a slice of cheesecake. 
2. I am slightly obsessed with shoes and have been since I was a little girl.
3. I could eat chips and salsa for every meal everyday hands down.
4. A have-to-have item for me is my Chi flat iron. I have scary naturally curly hair.   
5. I used to be a dancer (ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, pointe). I danced from age 3-20.
6. During my kindergarten graduation, I told the audience I was going to be a teacher when I grew up and wa-la! I teach 3rd grade and LOVE it.
7. I have the greatest group of girlfriends a girl could ever ask for. We have been friends since elementary and high school. 
Fifteen blogs I {love} to read…
(in no particular order)
3. I <3 Naptime     

An Award? For me??

I only joined the blogging world a short time ago…as you can see I am just starting to “build” my followers. But I am SO VERY EXCITED to announce that I have been awarded not one but two blog awards and I couldn’t be more honored.

Thank you so much to Kelsey at Tatered and Inked for the Versatile Blog Award!! Kelsey has a beautiful blog with lots of fun crafts and give aways! Go check her out! 

I also want to thank Heather at Straight Stitches for awarding me The Versatile Blogger award!! What a great day!! Heather has a ton of crafty ideas and tutorials but my most favorite part of her blog is Food Frenzy Fridays when she posts the most delicious recipes. 

Thank you again ladies! I truly am honored. 

The guidelines for accepting the award are….
thank the person/people who gave it to you
share 7 things about yourself.
pass the award on to 7 bloggers,
whom you have recently discovered,
and think are fantastic.
Seven Things About Myself:
1. I am a list person. I even make lists for my lists. 
2. I am a multi-tasker. I am usually doing three to a million things at one time. And I am actually good at it :)
3. I am frugal. I love to shop at the dollar store, Good Will, and other thrift stores. I will go to 3 different grocery stores just to save a few extra bucks.
4. I am just learning how to sew and loving it! I wish I were a pro right now….
5. which brings me to number 5…I am not a patient person. This can be a good thing (I push myself to get things done) but annoying to others (or so I’ve heard :)
6. I love to cook and to bake…but I am no pro (esp since I am married to a used-to-be chef for the Ritz…yeah tell me about it).
7. I am married to an extremely crafty, artistic, musical, handy-man…which is extremely convenient ;)

7 Bloggers I find fantastic:
1. Tanya at Trey and Lucy
she has the cutest earring ideas and the cutest ever tie tutorial!
2.  Tia at Two Junk Chix 
she has the cutest decorating ideas! she even made a wreath that totally inspired me to make one! 
3. Jen at Secrets of a Super Mommy
love Jen’s craft ideas! I even made her fruit dip for a play date and it was a hit! 
4. Kenzie at 9 o’clock Dance of Joy
love Kenzie’s style! I get so much inspiration from looking through her blog. I am going to be making her welcome posts in the VERY near future.  
5. Megan at Family Q
Megan has the most delicious recipes with easy to follow directions. She has the cutest topiary tutorial. Another craft on my to do list! 
6. Katie at Katie Cakes
This is my very creative, very talented sister-in-law. She makes the most beautiful cakes for all occasions!  
7. Ashley from Teachin’ and Preachin’ 
My long time friend, Sew-Sew Sister, and Crafternoon buddy…Ashley gives me the most inspiration. I can always bounce ideas off of her and she is very thrifty. Check out her t-shirt tu tus. I even made one for my L’s 2nd birthday party.  

Another BIG FAT THANK YOU to Heather and Jen!!!