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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Who? Me?!!

Wow. I am truly honored to be chosen by the delightful blog Lime in the Coconut as worthy of a blog gift. Thank you so much for your support and recognition Linda! You are the best!

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to some bloggers who must choose some more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
It is my honor to bestow this gift to some delightful blogs who cheer my day! These blogs are similar to mine in that the bloggers are restoring homes in need of much love. And then my favorite foodie blog cannot be forgotten either; because as we all know food is love!
St. Mary
If you've ever fantasized about owning and living in an old church this is the blog for you! Mary is delightful, charming and witty- you will so enjoy her journey (be sure to start from the beginning; it's a very fun read!) Mary saved the church and the church saved her....
Home on Tallmadge
I can not imagine losing my beloved home to a fire. Julia did... and this is the story of her home in the remaking and rebuilding. Julia is brave and strong, and has such a great attitude despite such a devastating tragedy. She could have easily chosen to walk away, but she didn't... she chose to love a house!
Once Upon A Plate
My dear friend Mari has the most amazing food blog. The highest compliment I can give her is that she, like my favorite Ina Garten, creates amazing dishes in such a way that you think.... "I can do that!" She is an amazing chef and an even more amazing person. Do not miss this blog. Your friends will think you went to culinary school!


  1. You are sooo deserving. Now I wanna check out your choices. Fun!!!

  2. You ARE deserving, Joan. I love seeing all the progress around your new/old home. :-)

  3. Joan-- Oh my goodness. thank you so much for thinking of me; i'm incredibly honored. When i started my blog when they began demo on our sorry, destroyed home it was with the thought that I could post photos for friends/family who were eager to see the some progress finally being made. Then (admittedly around the time we had to choose a benjamin moore white) it became a place where I could talk through decisions/ideas without driving dear husband completely bonkers. It was around that time I started discovering all these amazing design blogs-- from women of most superior taste-- and I started checking them for daily inspiration... but what was so unexpected and most incredible was when some of these women (like you!) found my blog and began leaving words of encouragement and advice. I am humbled by such friendship and it's been one of the things that has kept me going. Thank you for such a thoughtful gesture-- I feel like a celebrity to have my name on your blog ;) and I really look forward to watching our two houses grow into our homes. xox julia

  4. Thank you so much Linda & Sandra!
    And you are very welcome Julia!

  5. Joan, I completely agree ~ you are so deserving of the award!

    I am touched and honored that you are sharing it with me. Thank you so MUCH!
    You're very kind. :)

    Now I'm off to catch up on Linda, Mary and Julia's blogs! How fun this is.

    Thank you again, my friend, for the award and such nice compliments. ((hugs)) ~m.


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