Friday, September 4, 2009

I am flattered and thrilled to have received this award from a jewelry designer I've become familiar with whose designs and blogs are beautiful, fun, and classy! Dee Gordon of Runako Designs, Runako Designs on Etsy, Runako Designs by Dee, and Runako Designs Girls Night Out---she's obviously a very busy lady!---notified me several weeks ago that she had chosen my blog for the J'Adore Tien Blog (I believe this translates to I Love Your Blog) Award and I am embarrassed to say that having received it during a particularly busy week, I almost forgot about it. Yesterday I saw that I had saved something on my desk top and opened it to discover the image and award! So, FINALLY, I am passing this on to several blogs that I love! I hope that you will check them out and see why I like them so much!

I'm suppose to name 5 things I love then then forward the award to 10 of my favorite blogs.

5 things I Love

- I love when my children are in school and my husband is home in the morning and we can have deep conversations with our coffee.
- I love looking at the work of artists whom I find inspiring.
- I love feeling that I've passed something along to someone else that they will find useful, be it an idea, an item no longer needed in our household, a helpful hand, a shoulder to lean on or an ear to hear something that needs to be expressed.
- I love listening to my children talking/laughing/playing with their friends and each other.
- I love daydreaming.

These are the blogs I have chosen for this award (I had a very difficult time narrowing it down, and I have many more that I would LOVE to include):

By The Canon Viewfinder
Realisation Creations
Roia O'Brien Jewelry Design
Studio 618
Studio on the Hill
Blooming in Japan
jbEbert-pearls, gems, and a little bling
Julie Magers Soulen Photography
Picture Today-Jen Kiaba's Blog
TKDesigns4u-Nature Inspired

I hope you find time to visit these wonderful blogs!

Thank you again, Dee, for the honor!


  1. Thank you very much Laurie, I appreciated. The award is already on my blog with a link to yours.
    Very nice of you.

  2. Thank you so very much! What a nice way to start the weekend! :)

  3. What a nice surprise! I took the weekend off so I just received this today! I feel honored to be chosen! I'll get started right away!

  4. Thank you Laurie! I don't know how I missed this but better late than never. You rock!

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography


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