~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

~Trying to Catch Up...Award & PIF~

I'm going to use this color type since it's almost fall...August has not been the August that I used to know! It's usually hot,humid and in the 90's but this year... cool with temps in the low 70's and high 50's at night...what is going on? Any way I don't know if it is a blessing or not but I'm enjoying it none the less:)
As I said in my title I'm trying to do a catch up on all the things that I have put off until after my 100th post. I did get this cute "Smile Award" from Mary and also from Sandy , thanks so much guys...believe me when I first started this blog I really thought I'd have to delete it after awhile because I felt no one would be interested in what little old me had to say:) Boy, was I wrong and I'm so thankful that I was because I depend on you guys so much to make me "smile" and to read all about your prim ideas and projects! Here is the followintg for the "Smile" award I was given.

The Rules for the Smile Award are as follows:

1. The recipient must link back to the awards creator (it's right on the award)
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must choose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award (see below.)
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.Characteristics for the Smile Award:

1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human).
2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes.
4. Must learn from others.
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids.

Here are my chosen 5, which is so very hard to do but I must:

1. Linda I don't think I've ever given Linda an award yet, or maybe I have anyway she aure deserves this one, she surely makes me smile with her great posts and her wonderful home, so glad to know you my friend:)

2. Jenn I just got to meet her this evening and I could tell from reading her blog that she is so sweet, making birthday cakes and crafting and taking care of her family...she sure made me smile. Stop in for a visit and meet her:)

3. Lisa I just love visiting her it's always so interesting and we both have the Hearth and Home book, love what you did with your kitchen window Lisa!

4. Justina I love Justina's blog and her posts about all the "stuff" she finds and most importantly her love for her mom, that makes me "smile".

5. Kathy I just love Kathy's blog, it seems to me to be so calming and she's never in a hurry. I always stop by for a visit when I see she has posted because I always smile when I'm there:)

PS. I love you guys!

Now look at this...it's my PIF that I recieved from Sandy , she is from New Brunswick, Canada, just look at all the neat things...she was so sweet to send some items that represent where she lives, pink mints (that she said they are famous for) a keychain with Canada on the front of it, also a postcard, so neat! Ever since Leslie said that she had ordered prim room freshner I had wanted some and there it was in the package it called "Snickerdoodle". Sandy makes this so go to her blog if you'd like to order...smells terrific, I keep spraying it, I can't help it because it smells so good! The candle is awesome, called "Keeper of the Light" and the fragrance is called "Home Again"I had it lit all day today:( Also the cute card with the houses on it, thanks so much Sandy I so enjoyed doing this!

BTW, I just can't believe the response I have got for my 100th post giveaway, just amazing to me...thanks so much everyone!


  1. I really like Keeper of Light Candles. You got some awesome goodies. What's even better they are from a friend that thought about you and picked it out for you.


  2. Great PIF from Sandy!! She is just the sweetest!! Love those Keeper of the light candles!!

    And congrats on award, Rondell! You deserve it!

  3. Awwww, thanks so much Rondell!
    You have made my day:) We're having the same weather here in NY as we're used to the HEAT and HUMIDITY in August, not sweatshirt weather. Crazy isnt it? Congrats on the award and thank you for thinking of me:)


  4. Rondell,

    Congratulatons on your award! You do deserve it! You also gave me the encouragement I needed to give blogging a try...and I'm so glad because I sure do enjoy it!

    I bet you were really excited to get all those goodies from Sandy! I didn't realize she sold the room spray (and made it)....I'll have to check into that! I've been wanting some!


  5. What adorable goodies, Rondell! Congratulations on the award ... and your many giveaway responses! How exciting!

  6. Congrats on the award. What wonderfull goodies. I love too love the Keeper of the Light candles. It's so fun to receive such goodies in the mail.

  7. Love all your goodies! Congrats on the award and most of all Thank you so much for passing it on to me! Bigs Hugs!!

  8. Thanks Rondell! I love the award.. Thanks much for passing it on to me... I'll post it tomorrow, since I'm busy CLEANING today.. And I do love my mom, and all the things we create together.

  9. we are having a wet August as well..don't ever recall in the 20 or so years living here that we had this wet of an august..I do enjoy the cooler temperatures..just hoping we get our indian summer for september...those are my favorites...take care...:)

  10. Congtrats on the award and for bestowing it on me too! I am so touched ROndell! Thanks you so much! I love you ya know! I'll have the award already but I will be sure to mention it again when I post again this week.

    I love the canister and tins mixed with the crocks. It does add color and life.

    What a lovely PIF!!


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