Monday, June 20, 2011

Some much needed blog love!

I have been having a BLAST with my visitors this past week but in doing so, I've been MIA a tad bit from my blog and sending back some love that I've been so kindly blessed with recently. 
So! I want to take tonight to thank some awesome people that have been ever-so-kind lately to PB&Jstories!

A few of my projects have been featured lately so a quick shout out these great ladies:
Laura @ Corner House
Heather @ Inspire Me

Featuring others is one of the greatest aspect of the DIY blogging world.  I love the inspiration, drive, and admiration each of us give to others whether it's words of encouragement, feature spots on their blog, or mentions in the social media world.  Since I began blogging only a short time ago, I've always felt encouraged and inspired by others, and even more proud of the work I've completed thanks to all of you who are so generous with your words of encouragement.  Thank you, not just to those who have featured me, but to everyone that stops by and reads PB&Jstories, you all mean so much to me!

On that note: I'd like to continue my thank you's and pass some loving along to others!

I recently was awarded my first blog award!

{Envision me holding a gold painted paint brush standing on a pile of scrap wood}
"This is so unexpected! I don't even have a speech prepared... I'd let to begin by thanking my parents, my family, my friends, and of course my readers" :) 
But for realsies, Susan @ Project Balancing Act awarded me the "Kreativ Blogger Award" and I think it's just absolutely awesome!
Susan has a fantastic blog about {as you can imagine} finding balance amongst being a mom, work, and life.  We all search for that balance and I love her stories of her adventures.  Plus, I'm LOVING this recent post she did about a lamp revamp she did for her playroom.  So simple, but so awesome

So here's the rules of the award:
1. Copy/paste the Kreativ Blogger Award picture onto your blog
2. Thank the person who awarded it to you and post a link to her/his blog
3. Write 7 things about yourself we do not know
4. Choose 7 other bloggers to award
5. Link to them
6. Notify your 7 bloggers of their award
So here we go:
{scratching my head, seven things ... really}
{1} I have a husband in the military, Navy, and I miss him very  much.  If you're a follower you may have picked up on this but we are a military family, and living away from both of our families who live in MN and we miss very much.  It's been an experience already and only 3 years in.
{2} I have one of the strangest phobias... dairy. Seriously. Hate it. Won't eat most of it, and other stuff won't eat if it expires within a week or so.  YUCK.
{3} I'm a horrible speller, oh you already noticed that? Okay, oh well, still counting it as a point.
{4} When I say {happy dance} I actually do a tiny little happy dance
{5} I have big feet and weirdly jealous of women that can wear jeans that cover their feet.  You don't get that when you have size 11 feet.
{6} I have an older brother and we grew up practically mortal enemies but grew very close a few years ago, now he's one of my best friends.
{7} I have no clue what I'm doing as a blogger really, just trying to keep my head above water and have fun while doing it, and loving the people I'm "meeting" in the meantime.  

Now for the fun part! Spreading the love!
{1} Jaime Lyn @ Crafty Scrappy Happy : Let's just say I landed on her blog and within SECONDS added her to my reader list.  Fell in love with her table that she redid, and have loved every project along the way since {including her past ones}.  Plus she has an awesome giveaway going on right now... check her out. now. go.
{2} Jami @ What the Graham : One of my favorite people I've "met", let's just say we've had a non-stop conversation going since we came across each other's blogs I think.  Adorable dogs, adorable family, and adorable baby bump.  Plus, we have a similar decorating style so I love bouncing off ideas off her! check her out. now. go.
{3} Michelle @ The236 : Great ideas, and great projects.  I love her little bungalow and some of the projects they've redone like the front entry way, GORGEOUS stairs! check her out. now. go.
{4} Jami @ Call Me Blessed : I think of Jami as my breath of fresh air.  She has such a beautiful take on life and faith, and even more beautiful family. She never stops spreading the love she has for her children and family and just makes you remember how much we have to be thankful for.  check her out. now. go.
{5} Angie & Carrie @ 221Vision {Two Friends. Two Cities} : Serious talent. Serious inspiration.  This tandem blog is ran by two best friends who share amazing ideas of their own and others.  It's my go to site for awesome ideas.  Oh plus they're addicted to coffee, wine, and paint; my three vices.  Match-made-in-heaven. check them out. now. go.
{6} Stephanie @ Stephanie@home : Another blogging buddy of mine, I love LOVE this gal's house.  It's so cute, plus they just did a overhaul of their backyard and makes me want to joint them for a glass of wine and relish in their accomplishments of their job-well done.  check her out. now. go.
{7} Kristin @ A Simply Klassic Home : I admire Kristin's style, it's country chic and she pulls it off so well.  She's in the process of big make overs in her house including her master bedroom, daughters bedroom and now onto her son's.  And she does it all with one heck of a budget, but that doesn't limit her beauty and style in any small ways.  Oh! And she does blog design. BONUS! check her out. now. go.
And one last thank you for good measures!


  1. Thank you so much my wonderful blogging friend for your sweet sweet words! I just adore you and your blog and completely think you deserve all of the recognition you could possibly get! :o) Enjoy your time with your visitors.
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

  2. Thank you so much, you are too too sweet!! What kind words you have for me, I'm blushing :))

  3. Wow, thank you SOOOO much!!!! Truly honored. You have such great projects and we are listed in such great company!!! It is awesome you considered us!! Thank you!!! xoxoxoxo Angie & Carrie @ 221vision (Two Friends, Two Cities)

  4. Congrats on the features and the award! And thanks again for passing it on! Just discovered a lot of great new-to-me blogs thanks to this post! Congrats again!

  5. Thanks so much!! Okay so I totally happy dance too and this made me happy dance! I was cracking much of those responses were true for me too! #3, 4, 5, & 7. I'm 5'4" and I wear I size 10...before the baby, my feet are slowly going from huge to HUGER!

  6. You are one of the funniest people I know! Thanks for the love! I love you! the end ;)


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