Hey everyone ~

I was away on vacation this past week and the Wi-Fi at the house was spotty at best so I took a break from blogging.
I’m so excited to find out I was nominated for the Leibster award by Darci at Harlowexclusive.  How cool is that? Thanks Darci!

The Leibster award is for up and coming bloggers with 200 followers or less and a great way to get to know your fellow bloggers so I am participating!

Here are the 5 rules for receiving this award.

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions you’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4.Go to their page and tell them(no tag backs).

11 Facts About Myself:

1. I was born in Portugal and came to the United States at the age of 8 and didn’t speak a word of English.
2. My first passion was hairdressing and I loved it and did it full time for over 25 years.
3. I love the beach and can spend hours on it as long as I have a book.
4. I’m told I like serious & depressing books since my favorites of all time are The Grapes Of Wrath, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn and Native Son.
5. My favorite dessert is simple old Apple Pie!
6. I love old houses and can’t imaging living in a new one.
7. I am a “Fly by the seat of your pants kinda Girl” & not very organized.
8. My favorite season is Spring.
9. I’m a cat person.
10. My favorite candy bar is a Peppermint Patty…Really!
11. I love a rainy day!

The questions I was asked:

1.  What made you start blogging?
I was inspired by other bloggers and wanted to share inspiration to others to make their home beautiful on a budget.

2. How do you spend your spare time? Any hobbies?
I love painting furniture and crafting and reading.

3. Favorite food?
Anything seafood.

4. If you could do anything and money was not an issue, what would you do?
Live at the beach and have my own antique/home store.

5. Where would you like to travel to?

6. What’s your favorite season?

7. Are you afraid of anything?
Yes, water bugs or any big black bugs!

8. What can’t you live without?
The beach!

9. Coke or Pepsi?

10. What is your favorite color combination?
They are constantly changing but right now it’s yellow & gray.

11. Any pet peeves?
Littering! What kind of person does that?

My 11 questions for the people I nominated are:

1. What made you start blogging?

2. What is your favorite TV show?

3. What catalog has you drooling when it comes in the mail?

4. Favorite food?

5. Where would your dream vacation home be?

6. Favorite season?

7. Favorite movie of all time?

8. Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts?

9. Favorite dessert?

10. Dream vacation?

11. Favorite magazine?

Got a lot of unpacking to do, so the 6 blogs (more to come at a later date) I’m nominating are:

Restyling Home By Kelley

Moving Forward

Flea Chic

Wishful Thinking

Home With Keki

Added Charm Decor

Go on over and check them out if you can and thanks for stopping in!