the kreativ blogger award

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Yesterday I received two Kreativ Blogger Awards! The first was from the gorgeous Allison of The French Whisk, and the second was from my new beautiful blogger friend, Brianne, of Cupcakes & Kale Chips. Thanks ladies! I am so honored and excited to pass this award on to 12 of my favorite bloggers (6 for each one I received.)

To properly accept this award, I am to list 10 random facts about myself. Here goes…

* the texture of cotton balls drives me crazy

*  bowling alleys and roller rinks scare me

* I have written 3 books. (2 of which are currently published.) I am in the process of writing 2 more…and I have been commissioned to illustrate books for 2 other people.

* I became a grandmother at the age of 38

* I love watermelon rind pickles more than any kind of candy

* I’m somewhat allergic to mangoes, but that doesn’t keep me from eating them

* My favorite colors are red, orange and pink. In that order.

* I am the most stubborn person I know, and once I set my mind on something absolutely nothing will stop me from reaching my goal

* I live in an old Victorian cottage, but I dream of a home with an ultra-modern, open floor plan with tons of natural light, and minimalist “zen” decorating

* I taught myself to crochet by watching youtube videos

The blogs I’m passing this award to:

Chocolate Chocolate and More

A Sassy Redhead

The Thrifty Gourmet Cooks

La Difference Catering

Ally’s Kitchen

Sumptuous Spoonfuls

The Full Belly Sisters

Mia’s Domain

Chef in Disguise

Cooking with Nettie

Katherine Martinelli

A Clove of Garlic, A Pinch of Salt

Congratulations lovely ladies!



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  16 comments for “the kreativ blogger award

  1. March 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks so much my sweetie. I’ll try to think of 10 random facts about myself and recommend some other blogs. You are really kind to include me with these stars xxx Dor

    • Melissa
      March 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Dor! You inspire me every single day. I love your food, your photos…and now, your beautiful blog! xoxo

  2. March 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Melissa! Or should I say Grandma!! I had no idea!! And now that I know you’re a red girl, I’ll have no problem finding fun stuff for you!! Thank you for tapping me…here’s my random facts!! xoxo Ally

    • Melissa
      March 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Grandma…oh dear, don’t say it so loud! LOL 🙂 can’t wait to read your facts! xoxo

  3. March 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks so much for this – you are amazing! BTW, i think I live in your dream house – it looks like a plain ol’ ranch from the front, but it had been converted on the inside, so we have floor-to-ceiling windows and an open floor plan. If you’re ever in NY, come on over!

    • Melissa
      March 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      My pleasure, Justine! Thanks for the invite! We may be in the NY area soon. It’s on our list of places to visit 🙂 xo ps…your house sounds awesome!

  4. March 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    You’re a grandmother! Wow! What lucky grandchildren you have! It’s so fun learning about each other this way.

    • Melissa
      March 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      I am 🙂 My grand girl’s name is Madeline May, and she’s the cutest little curly haired honey bunny I ever did meet. and, she’s stubborn, just like me. It is fun getting to know each other this way. Thanks again for the award sweet lady!

  5. March 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    You are so, so kind…what an honor!

    I’m tickled pink. Wow.

    (And I love mangoes…and I’m seriously stubborn…however I can’t crochet to save my soul.)

    Love you lots. You’re precious.

    • Melissa
      March 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      My pleasure, Carrie! I love your blog. I love your strong voice. But most of all I love your sense of humor. Yours is the blog I go to in the evening while I sip a glass of wine so I can relax and just laugh. Love you back! xo

      • March 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

        That is big stuff to me. It’s exactly what I want to hear from anyone reading me.

        (That sounds odd…reading me.)

        Life throws plenty of curves and if I can make life a little laughier for just one person for a couple of minutes…I’m happy.

        So hearing you say that is quite possibly the best thing I’ve heard in a long, long time. =)

        • Melissa
          March 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

          smoochees <3

  6. March 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Welcome to my club, the Grandma club, I was also 38 the first time and I wouldn’t let anyone say it. Now I love it. And you know I found you through one of your sewing posts, way back when. Of course you would teach yourself to crochet. So many talents, you are beautiful in every way, and it shows through every post you do.
    And what awesome blogs you’ve chosen to pass on to, many are ones I would have chosen. You’ve got great taste in everything!

    • Melissa
      March 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Joan, you are such a sweetheart. So much love for you lady! xoxo

  7. March 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Funny, I would love to live in a Victorian Cottage! And my family is the opposite – my grandma didn’t have my mom (her first child) until 24 – late for her generation, my mom had me (her first child) at 27 – late for her generation, and I became a mom at 31. My mom was so anxious to be a grandma.

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