Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stylish & with substance

The lovely Katena at Taylor Made Baking has honored me with these 2 blogging awards!!!!
I feel very privileged to have received such accolades from Katena as I always read her blog with such admiration & if you drop by to meet her you will understand why....
She bakes the most amazing cakes & party favours you have ever seen, being a very basic cook I can't even imagine the amount of time that goes into her artistic creations.
Thank you Katena ;o)

I also need to thank the ever so stylish Lisa from Ledamae design for honouring me with a stylish blogger award. Lisa  has a wonderful blog & a fabulous Made it store where you're able to purchase her AWESOME art work, so DO pay her a visit if you haven't already, I have a list of Lisa's art I would love to purchase, I just need to build my house so I have a worthy place to display it!!!
Thank You Lisa ;0)

These lovely awards feel not just like a reward but a reminder of a standard to live up to for the year ahead
( the pressure is mounting, he he he!!)

Now to follow in the tradition of the awards I am to share 7 facts about me & then pass them along to some fellow bloggers!

1.My last baby was unplanned & I was pretty freaked out at the thought of managing 4 children having regular crying sessions throughout the pregnancy. One of those sessions was over the fact that I would still have many years ahead of me, of wiping someones bottom (crazy thoughts, I know), but here I am, my oldest child is 17 my youngest 3 & I'm still on the job, LOL, that's a lot of years with toilet paper in hand!!!
( I have to say after 9mths of fear, this little girl turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to our family!!)

2. We have lived in The Hunter valley for almost 2 years & still feel like we are on holidays, there are sooo many things to do in the area there is no need to travel to any holiday destinations as yet!!

3.My dream guy & I have recently celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary, we planned our garden wedding in 5 weeks, we thought it would be less stressful & we where right, no hic cups, just loads of fun!!!

4.I'm the second child in a family of 4 children
5.When my dream guy works night shift I barely sleep a wink, I'm a fraidy cat.
6.This year I have made it my goal to act on some of my creative ideas, rather than just thinking about them. Yes you are probably going to see some home made goodies, my biggest plan, a tufted ottoman. I already have my dream guy lined up to help with the timber side of things....wish me luck!!!!
7. I never tell people I write my blog,(only my immediate family know) its like I lead a secret life...SSSSHHHH!!!!

Now a few lovely bloggers to pass these lovely awards onto!
(They suggest you pass these awards onto at least 10 other bloggers, so I took this as an exercise in self control & guess what, I failed, Oh well!!!)

McCarthy Designs
The Lennoxx
Fun and vjs
Good life of design
specs camera lenses and the meaning of life
Freckles & Fudge
Belle Inspirations
Elements At Home
Count it all joy
My Sweet Prints
Mellis Designs
Shabby in Suburbia
Georgy G Design
My summer house
Jelly Shane

Okay Trisha, you need to stop, I guess I just want to give everyone an award, I love so so many blogs !!

Trish xxx


Jane said...

Good for you, Trish! All so well deserved. My, I really relate to #1 although I only have 3.5 years between the 3 pixies ☺. You are doing very well to keep #7 a secret, now you have 154 followers! J x

Elements said...

Thanks so much Trish......My first time for a Stylish Blogger award so I am chuffed. I will repay very soon.

laura said...

oh trish, what a gorgeous surprise!!! thankyou for including me!!! that was so kind of you - mwah!!! cant wait to see your ottoman! (dont forget to add a tutorial too!!!)
My husband and i organised our wedding in 5 weeks too. It wasnt very elaborate, but not nearly as much stress as my brothers last month!!
What a lot of years doing the baby thing!! You must have a whole lot of patience!!! Looks like you are doing a great job though; all your kids look so happy in your photos!!
Congratulations on your award too! well deserved - you are tres stylish my dear!!
hugs, laura xxx

Janette said...

Wow, thanks so much Trish for the award, you have brightened my day!!!
I loved reading your list and I totally understand wy you would have cried about having more nappies to wipe. I am SO looking forward to when Will is toilet trained and there are no more 'suprise packages' awaiting me every morning - urrrrk!!
Thanks again for the award and have a great day,

Kathysue said...

Well, Miss Trish I am so honored and totally surprised thank you for even thinking of me in this category. REally it is a total surprise!! Don't you just love blogland and love meeting like-minded people that get excited about a new paint color of the new plant they bought and put on the little table in the corner. We are all a special group, or at least I think so!! Happy week,Kathysue

McCarthy Designs said...

Thanks for thinking of me Trish I am very honoured that you thought of me! I loved reading your seven things and I have the panic thoughts about babies and wonder why on earth I want to start again when it's been 11 years? I'm looking forward to seeing some of your creative projects this year! xx

chair up said...

So nice to get to know more about you Trish.
I'll be looking forward to seeing your tufted ottoman. Go For It!!!

Sam said...

Lovely reading Trish, I have kept my blog a secret too, my mum just stumbled across it on my laptop, so now I share it with her.x

Melli said...

thanks darling for passing me an award happy right now:) loved finding more things about you sweet girl and i know what you mean about being a scaredy cat when hubbies too!!

Homes for Sale Bothell Washington said...

Don't you just love blogland and love meeting like-minded people that get excited about a new paint color of the new plant they bought and put on the little table in the corner

Georgy said...

Thanks for thinking of me, really made my day. And congrats on your award, well deserved. I always love reading your blog. Looking forward to seeing some of your creative ideas, I also am going to try some this year. G

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Congrats on your awards. I love it when you get one because then I get to learn more about you!

Warmly, Michelle

Jane (and Lou) said...

Oh Trish HI! How lovely to 'meet' you and I just loved reading your profile and comments and browsing your blog. And what a great intro this post was - 7 things about you! I never really tell my friends about my blog either, and it's opened up a whole new world of 'bloggy' friendships:) I will definitely come back and visit often now:) Jane.

theLENNOXX said...

Wow thank you so much Trish!! I'm honored!

Good luck on the ottoman, I'm so looking forward to see the result (assuming you will post it on here ;). And you know what, I never tell anyone I write a blog either haha!!

xo Linda

Tara said...

Thanks so much Trish.We've just returned from holidays so over the weekend I'll get organised.xx

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