Friday, May 21, 2010

Look what I received......

I received an award the other day from the very talented Suzanne at Meridian Road. Thank you are too sweet.......since you are so close (only a 3 hour drive) we really need to get together, have lunch & maybe I can get some of your amazing talent to rub off on me ;) You have got to check out her wonderful blog! She is a very talented lady. When she finds something she likes she just re-creates it! Like her Laundry Rack or the Tin Ceiling for her master bath or my favorite the DIY Art she did. Seriously, this gal is amazing!

Ok, so this is how it works.......I have to share 7 things about myself and then pick some of my favorite blogs to share the award with. Seven things.............this might be hard ;) I don't know if it is supposed to be all good things or The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Here goes........

1. I started driving when I was 7 years old. My dad bought my sister, who was 10 at the time, and I an old 50's Dodge car. We lived on a 200+ acre ranch and our dad was usually in the fields repairing equipment, fence and whatnot and he thought it would be handy for us girls to fetch tools, etc for him. I don't remember helping dad much, but I do remember driving all over the ranch!

2. I am deathly afraid of snakes!! Don't really know why, can't even look at them on TV. I shared an experience I had with the slithery beast here.

3. My children are the world to me. I had suffered many years with infertility issues, caused by endometriosis, several surgeries which gave me a 10% chance of having children. I thank God every day for his blessings and the miracle of my sons.

4. I was born and raised in California. I'm a sunshine gal. I lived in Cali all my life until October of 2008, when I moved to Idaho to take care of my ex-MIL who is suffering memory loss.

5. I'm the baby of my family and the tallest, standing 5'10". I have 2 older brothers and 2 older sisters.

6. I loved horses at an early age. I started riding around 4 years old, a mean and onnery shetland pony. I bought my first horse when I was 10. Paid for him with money I had earned and saved.

7. My absolutley favorite movie in the world is Gone With the Wind. On a stormy day, when you just want to stay in and watch a good movie......that's the movie I'll choose. My favorite TV program when I was younger was, hands down, the "I Love Lucy Show". My mom actually looked like Lucille Ball, just not as funny :)

Well, that's my list of here are the wonderful blogs I want to share the award with. I'm sure you know these talented ladies, but just in case you don't, stop by their lovely blogs for a visit.

Mamie Jane's

Miss Gracies

From My Home to Yours

Orchard View Cottage

Holly's Haven

Raised in Cotton

My Tattered Elegance

Until Later,

♥ Toni


  1. Hi Toni,
    Thank you so much for thinking of me for this award, I am very flattered! I'll have to come up with a list of seven things to share!!
    I really enjoyed reading about you. I must say you were an active child....driving and riding horses!! Makes my adventures on my bicycle sound pretty tame :-)
    Thanks again for the award. I hope you are having a great weekend.

  2. Hi Toni!! thank you so much for the award!! i loved that you started driving at 7 that is really something and we have something in common being cali girls that need sun!! :)...thank you again my dear!!muwahhh! Tara

  3. SEVEN??!?! And I thought my husband was young at 11!

    I think it's wonderful that you're caring for your ex-mother in law. I don't think many people would do that.

    Thank you for all the nice compliments. (I think I'm blushing.)

    You know what I like about blogging the most? I think I've finally found some people who "get" me!

  4. Hi Toni,...Thank you so much for the award. It has been forever since I have recieved an award.

    I have been browsing through some of your posts. What a cute blog. I love some of the memories that you have been documenting!....And driving at seven?? :):):)

    Have a happy week! -Holly

  5. I *loved* learning these new things about you! I am so thankful that you were blessed with children...I do understand infertility (although secondary) I have a sensitive place for those who are or have struggled with it.
    Thanks so much for thinking of me...I will try to remember to post about it..right now I am definitely in *sale* mode and blogging is being put aside.


My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~