Saturday, January 3, 2009

Photo Tag Game

Okay, I've been tagged by KK with AllHorseStuff for a fun photo game. The idea is go to to your photos and choose the 6th folder and the 6th picture. Well, my 6th folder had to do with repairs to the roof, so that was not too exciting. Instead I went to my 7th folder, which is "Potted Plants." A little more aesthetic than roof repairs! My photo is of an arrangement I put together last spring for my mom. Each year she asks for potted flowers for Mother's Day and it's always fun to design something new. I just love spring! I have to pick out flowers that are annuals and that will hold up to our hot humid weather during the summer. The wave petunias always do well here. I like to put something tall and whispy in the middle. The flower colors are usually pinks, purples and whites, to compliment the colors of the brick on my parent's house. This was the day I put it together so it had room to grow and fill out during the spring and summer.

That's the story of my photo for this round of tag. Who is next?

The rules are:
1) Go to your picture folder, or wherever you store your photos on your computer
2) Go to the sixth folder and pick the sixth picture
3) Post it on your blog and tell the story that goes along with the picture
4) Tag five friends to do the same thing, and leave a message on their blog that they have been tagged~

I hereby TAG:

1. Jackie with GloryBeHerbals
2. Elayne with ChezChani
3. Devin with ExpressionsbyDevin
4. Carmen with Dented Halo
5. Corinne with DaydreamArtStudio

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Reflecting on 2008 & Looking Ahead to 2009

Wishing all my friends, family and new acquaintances a very Happy New Year!

We had lots of bumps in the road during 2008, but I was able to reach so many goals despite setbacks. In April I finally earned my bachelor's degree (B.S. in Marketing) after being out of college for about 20 years. That was my very best memory of the year and I can't even describe the relief I felt to have that behind me. And I finally started a blog, which I've wanted to do for a long time too, but never had the opportunity when I was focusing on school and my day job. Lately, I have been working hard on marketing my jewelry and have spent a great deal of 2008 being creative & making stuff, which makes me very happy!
Thanks to everyone for reading my thoughts and for following me. I really appreciate it and value all the new friendships made.

I hope that 2009 is a great year for everyone!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What's in a Name?

This is a fun site just sent to me by my friend Mary. Click here to find out the history behind your first name.

Hopefully yours will be more exciting than mine! If you learn anything cool, leave in a comment for me. Otherwise I will just be typing in random names until I find something more amusing than the Olde English version of Kimberly! I may have to re-write mine so it's more interesting.

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: KIM-bər-lee [key]

From the name of the city of Kimberley in South Africa, which was named after Lord Kimberley (1826-1902), whose surname meant "CYNEBURGA's field" in Old English. The city came to prominence in the late 19th century during the Boer War. Kimberly has been used as a given name since the mid-20th century, eventually becoming very popular as a feminine name.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

I have been awarded the 'Kreativ Blogger Award' by Elayne of ChezChani and Teri with S&T Creations. Thank you ladies for thinking of me. I value our friendship and admire your jewelry designs and talent!

I need to pass on this award to 5 other bloggers.

These are the rules:

1. The winner may put this award on their blog.
2. Please put a link to the person that presented you for this award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to all their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

I now pass the Kreativ Blogger Award crown to:

Rachel with Kentucky Captured & Wilmoth Farms
Becca with PurrPrints
KK with AllHorseStuff
Chelsea of Paper Cakes
Anna from TheHouseofMouse

Please check out their blogs!