Sunday, February 8, 2009

My First Award & Goodwill Finds

The Lemonade Award

This award is from
Kristen at Kristen's Creations. What this award is about...

Bloggers who show great attitude and gratitude. What you have to do...

Upon receiving The Lemonade Award, you also pass it on to other bloggers who you think show great attitude and gratitude. Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.

2. Nominate at least 4 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

3. Link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Thank you Kristen so much for this sweet award. She is actually one of the reasons I started blogging. I found her home first on RMS, and saw that she had more pictures on her blog. I fell in love with her home, and gained inspiration from her to start my own blog. Kristen, I want to apologize that it has taken me a week to announce it & pass it out. I do not know where the time goes......

I would like to nominate the following sweet, talented ladies for the Lemonade award.

- Melissa at
Melissa's Heart and Home

- Tracy at A Comfy Little Place of my Own

- Christine at
Christine's Home and Travel Adventures

- Debbie at
Confessions of a Plate Addict

All of these ladies have been so kind and welcoming to me. I just wanted to say thank you for all of you sweet comments.


Look what I found at Goodwill.......

I had been looking for a small chair to act as a plant holder. When my friend Barbara and I went to Goodwill she spotted this one for me. It is perfect, and it was only $2.99!! I also found this cute little watering can for $1.99. As you can see they both needed a little facelift in the color department.

Here it is...... My new and improved plant stand & plant holder:

Or, is it a chair for Bentley???

I hope everyone has a carefree and laid back Sunday. I know Bentley is!!!



marty39 said...

Congrats on the award. That is a huge compliment. Great GW finds. That is becoming my favorite place to shop. I've found so many great white dishes and planters there lately. Your little chair and watering can are just perfect. Love the new colors. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats Nicole!
Well deserved.
Thank you for passing it on to me as well. Kristen is one of the reasons I started blogging too.
She is a sweetheart.

I love the little chair and Bentley too!
He is so cute.

~Enjoy your Sunday.
~Melissa :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great job with the Goodwill finds! I do think your little baby thinks you got the chair for him -- so cute. Congratulations on the award! laurie

prof en retraite said...

Hi Nicole...Congrats on your award! You certainly deserve it! And thanks so much for thinking of me. I appreciate it so much!
And I love your Goodwill finds. I must say you have such vision! I am going to a flea market tomorrow...will you come too and help me find the good stuff?? lol Have a great week...Debbie

xinex said...

Congrats on your award, Nicole and thanks for passing it along to me. I will get to it in a few days. The chair and the water can made wonderful garden decor. You sure know how to throw things together. Bentley thinks so too but I think he will be just as happy with the chair alone..Christine

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Congrats on your award! And can I just say how precious that little chair is??? What a great makeover. It looks good with a plant or a puppy!

Lee Laurie said...

That little chair is so cute! You did great! It looks so much better painted! I bet Bentley likes it too!
Lee Laurie

Simplicity Cottage said...

Nicole, congrats on the award! Wow...I love what you did with the Goodwill treasures! Your yard looks green! Everything is brown in East Texas.

I have to tell you...Bentley is adorable! He can come stay with me anytime! Punkie Brewster would love him too!


Kristens Creations said...

Thank you for saying such nice things about me!!! Much appreciated!

Your little chair turned out just perfect. I think I've said this before but Bentley is the shinyest (if that's a word) dog I've ever seen! He's adorable!!

We sure did have a wonderful trip! It's like being in a different world over there. Everything is so lush and beautiful. My favorite part was the snorkeling, so much to see! Kristen

Linda said...

What a cute chair! That's a great color choice you made for it and the cute watering can. I am really wanting to do the initial thing you did in your bedroom on a previous post....another keeper! Linda

lvroftiques said...

Well it's perfect now! And Bentley is just the cutest! Vanna