blog lovin'

Monday, June 22, 2009

Let me just say for the ga-zillionth time, I heart the world o' bloggers and all the love and creativity, support and inspiration you all offer to each other and to me. During this crazy time in my life, where I know almost no one in my new city, I can fire up my laptop, read your amazing comments and your lovely blogs and feel a little less alone.

A while back, the lovely Rosalina from The Words of a Dream gave me the Lemonade Award. Hooray! Thanks so much, lady! Rosalina is a gorgeous, talented 18 year old living in Thailand and I just love her blog (and you will too!).

* I award these three sweet blogs for this award:

The Way I See It's Ali awarded me the friendship award. How cool is that? Thank you! Ali leaves the world's nicest comments and has a fantastic blog of her own. If you haven't already, be sure to check it out here.

* I award these three gorgeous blogs:

Katie at Can I just Say... awarded me with the Keepsake Blog Award. Yippee! I love Katie's blog and her url is, um, the effing coolest thing ever... This award comes with the direction to post a funny or sweet keepsake that tells something about you. I'm game.

* First, I award these three can't stop reading them blogs:

Here's my keepsake... His name is Dude.

Dude is my stuffed lamb. My mom gave him to me when I was just one year old. I named him after a dog I knew. It turns out, the dog's name was Duke. Whatcha gonna do? The way my mom tells the story, Dude called out my name at the store she was walking by. "Kathleen..." My mom is no fool - you don't just pass by a stuffed lamb who calls your baby daughter's name out. Nope, you buy him, bring him home to her and have to repeatedly tell this story throughout the years...

A little about Mr. Dude Bailey... His birthday is January 8th and he is 30 years old. He wears Snoopy's tennis outfit with a hole for his tail and, if I do say so myself, he looks quite dashing in it. This little lamb has been through a lot with me... When I got my tonsils out in the 3rd grade, he was right there with me. The doctor even put a mask on him and put him under too. I won't even go into the time I threw up on him as a child. Oops, well, I guess I just did... Moving on. He's too fragile to sleep with now, but I've made him a cozy home in the drawer next to my bed. He now lives in Las Vegas with me and, much to my chagrin, is hoping to see Donny and Marie soon. Only because he's been my constant companion for the last three decades, I'll see what I can do.


  1. oh wow!! Thanks for the award love. You are a doll! =)

  2. Congrats on all your awards! I'll have to check out those blogs.

    Love the Snoopy!

    BTW, I have a giveaway contest that started today. Enter the contest when you have a chance.

  3. Thank you lovely! You're very sweet, have a super fab week xoxo

  4. I share your feelings about the blogosphere! It's so nice to come back hoem afetr a long busy day and read all the nice comments, it makes my day! Your keepsake story is so funny and moving...

  5. Thank you so much for the award! What a wonderful way to start the day! x

  6. oh! thank you so much for the blog award :D

    this made my day!

  7. Good morning! Haha I woke up to find a mountain of comments from you... so I'm gonna tryyy and reply to all of them here :)

    Firstly, I feel terrible! I did give you an award, 2 actually, but when I looked back I couldn't seem to find you either. Turns out you were in my first draft but I guess I forgot to add you to the final one. You're back in your rightful place now, here:

    Secondly...the cursive font I'm using is from this awesome site where they have a crazy selection of handwriting fonts. They've got a little step-by-step tutorial to show you how to get it on your blog. Apparently I am not a pro at html so I only managed to get the font as titles...anyways, here it is:

    I think the one I'm using is called Hannah Vanilla.

    Thank you thank you thank you for the lovely comments and as always I love reading everything you write and can't wait to hear more!

  8. aweee thanks sooo much!!!!!!!! :) :) u made me smile today!!! thanks!

  9. My very first Pooh bear started out with a vest, eyebrows and a mouth. He is left with a lot less stuffing and nothing more than eyes and a nose. He is also 30 years old and still most treasured by his mama. Thank you so much for the award!!

  10. thank you so much dear! you're too sweet, and i love reading all your blogs as well :) have a great day

  11. I love Dude! I have Teddy, who's very much the same thing to me.

    Only one day, Teddy got lost and my parents flipped out because I was flipping out so my dad got a replica and didn't tell me that the Teddy I have now is an entirely different Teddy.

    I was traumatized. But grateful for my parents for covering up such a conspiracy nevertheless.

  12. What a neat little story!!! I have a Ben...he is a bear with a little bow tie and a missing nose. I keep him at my mom and dad's house in the room that I use when I stay over once a year for Christmas:)

    Congratulations on all of your awards girly and thank you so, so much for the friendship that!

  13. hahahaha! dude is so cute, and i love the story behind his (her?) name. kids are so awesome! i'm sure you were the awesome-est.

  14. Thanks for the link love :) And Dude is super cute.

  15. Thank you so much for the award dear. It was so thoughtful of you to think of me.

  16. congrats on your award dear! can't wait to read more of your blog :)

  17. awe! I love your Dude! Mine is my teddy bear "Happy" that I got for my 4th birthday in yellowstone. He was my constant companion and sleepmate throughout my childhood. He even had the chickenpox with me in 3rd grade. (I cut out red dots and taped them all over him) Now he sits on the bed in my guest room.
    Isn't it crazy how those childhood things can still bring you such comfort?

  18. The new line is absolutely stunning! I have been so entertained by your blog,keep smiling and take care!