Monday, February 7, 2011

More Awards!!! Thank you Food Floozie

It's one of those days.  It's been one of those months.  It's been a couple of months of the same.  Imagine how lovely to sign on today...and scroll through and find I had been given awards from my friend
she has some great recipes there!  Delish!
Surprised?  Much!!!

Happy?  Me!!!

Here are the awards

That my friends, is a triple whammy!

So, I have to answer questions, 5 I think and pass on some things about me.  Questions are easy but what do you all not know about me by now?  Hmmm...

Questions first.

1 If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you'd started out anonymously so that you could be anonymous now?

I don't really blog anonymously, just enough to feel somewhat safe.  I really have nothing to hide.

2.  Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?

Lots, I'd like to do one really beautiful painting that I feel completely at peace with.

3.  When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person or always ditching?

I always made good grades without much effort so that left me plenty of time to socialize.  I did cut class, and I'm glad I did.  Never the shy person.

4.  Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?

It is easy for me to share my true self in my blog, although I have to be in the right frame of mind to do so.  I don't like to write when I'm feeling down, because who wants to read about all of your problems.  Also, your life starts to sound like an episode of Jerry Springer....not a good thing.
5  When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

I love to lay in bed and pray.  I do my nails, I love to drink a big glass of juice every night while watching a good movie.  In the summer of course I love going to the beach for the day.

Now for the tidbits of intrigue!

I love LOVE getting a good massage.  My best est friend is the best est Massage Therapist and it hurts so good!  After she gives me one of her special massages I feel so relaxed and have been sleeping better (sometimes 12 hours) and my blood pressure is down as well.  She is such a blessing in my life.  If you suffer from any kind of chronic pain I highly recommend getting a therapeutic massage.

I love to cook.  I love doing anything creative really and cooking is a form of creativity.  The only thing is I'm not good at just making something out of what I have on hand kinda cook.  I love having fresh herbs, produce in season, fresh bread, really good ingredients and plenty of them then I can create.  So, for the most part I go shopping with no plan really (most of the time) then I come home and create meals until the supply is low and start all over again.  I also love one pot meals in the Winter.  I have certain things I only make in the Winter and certain things I only make in the spring summer.  That's just how I roll.  For instance, Banana Pudding in the Winter is just wrong to me.

I love silk and satin.  Silk and satin anything.  If I see a pretty shirt or Cami in satin or silk....I have to have it....but how many Camisoles or Jammies does one woman need?  I'm not a sleep in a T shirt kinda gal.  I want old movie star long flowing night gowns, I like lace, if seed pearls are hand sewn on JACKPOT!  I do love a good cotton nightgown in the Summer but they are so difficult to find these days.

Now to pass these on to some of my favorite Bloggers.  I love reading your blogs and I am happy HAPPY to pay it forward.  I know some of you have one of these awards, maybe all of them who knows....but know that I thought of you and pass them on to others please.  I hope it thrills each of you as much as I have been thrilled.

 My dear friend Debby at Just Breathe

My friend Heather at

My other friend, Ruth, another Southern Belle at

Oh and Roz over at I love her blog so much.  It is my dream blog.  It is beautiful to look at and so many good recipes and she does this Fresh and Clean Friday where you find so many great ideas and oh....just too much to explain have to check it out.

And finally Monica over at  She has such beautiful photographs each day to enjoy. kind to each other.  Hug someone you love way too tight.

Carol-the gardener


  1. Staying true to yourself is always more interesting. And I am the same way about anonymous stuff. Congrats on all the awards!

  2. Thank you so much. I am going to grab the two I don't have. I think I will answer those questions too. I don't usually pass them on anymore but I will definately post about it.

  3. Love your things. Always cool to find out new things about you. I am totally about textures with so many things... food, fabrics, etc. Love really soft cotton, but I also satin and silk and even velour. Texture is a big deal!

  4. Wonderful to get to know you a little bit better ... :)

  5. Thank you so very much! I get blog awards for my cooking blog all the time, but I've been doing my photo blog for almost a year now and these are my very first. I am honored and thrilled for the recognition and I thank you for your support. It means so much to me!


  6. Hi Carol,

    I FOUND the post with your awards! Congrats on receiving them and thank you so much for thinking of me as one of your recipients. I've not received these before and will be so happy to add them to my treasured group on my side bar (Beautiful Gifts from Friends)! Are you getting ready for spring? I know that I am SO ready! Have a beautiful day! Roz