Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A birthday, an award and my anniversary!

Who, me???????

YES Mieko, YOU! Happy 6th Birthday sweet boy!

It's an almost unhealthy attachment I've come to have with my dog. He's SO sweet and so smart and so loveable though.....what's a girl to do?

I'd really like to thank Kenyatta from Brown Sugar Baby Brushes for sharing this wonderful award with me! I've known Keni for about 10 years now, going back to our One Stroke painting days with Donna Dewberry!

I need to list ten things that make me all warm and fuzzy...and then gift it to 3 other blogs that will do the same.

Here are the 10 things that make me happy...all warm and fuzzy:

1) I love to snuggle in a big, fluffy robe with a cup of something warm to drink!

2) Hotdish (casseroles) like the kind you'd find a church potluck dinners! YUM!

3) Sitting down to watch tv on a Saturday evening after spending the day cleaning and doing laundry. It's a great feeling to feel caught up!

4) Kind and sweet and encouraging comments on my blog. Seriously, you guys make my day!

5) When someone calls me 'hon'......

6) Feeling loved......truly loved.

7) My homemade wild rice and ham soup. I could literally crawl right into the pot and exist happily ever after. Do you see a trend here? I'm cutting down on 'excess' eating so food is all I seem to be able to think about right now! LOL

8) snuggly puppies

9) Campfires

10) Hugs from my kids and grandkids. Awwwwww, nothin' better!

I'd like to share this with all of you but I'll try follow the rules this time and select three :)

First: Jo of Jo Knows
I really enjoy Jo AND her blog! You will too, please check her out!
Second: Kelly from Love is my Religion
Kelly is a sweetheart and has a unique and wonderful art technique, please visit her too!
Third: Sanda Reynolds from Sanda's Hobby Blog
Sanda is a kind and giving soul with huge talent....stop over there for sure!

Ok, lastly.......today is my ONE YEAR blog anniversary! It snuck up on me so fast! I'm going to figure out something to give away here shortly to celebrate the fun I've had and the wonderful friends (YOU ALL!) that I've met. You have made a wonderful impact on my life! Thank you and stayed tuned :)



Jennifer said...

Your attachment to your pup is adorable. It's how I feel about my Ziggy! I write about him here and there in my Dog Blog :)

Jasmine said...

A love of a magical hound can never be uhealthy. This boy will defend you to the death if he needed to. He deserves a little spoiling ;)

Tara said...

Happy Birthday to your doggy and happy 1 year anniversary to you! I had to give up my dog recently and I know exactly what you mean about the attachment. It's nice to get some vicarious dog love from others now!

A Dancing Mango said...

Happy Anniversary.. It will be mine as well soon. I must check.
Gee how time flys!
It has been wonderful knowing you and exchanging blogs with you.
Hugs, Darlene xo

Manon Doyle said...

Happy Anniversary Darla!! I understand your attachment to your dog.... I have the same thing to mine...lol!

Tammy said...

Belated Happy Anniversary and birthday to the pooch. What a sweet post. Loved getting to know you better through it.

SugarberrySensations said...

OMG I missed Meiko's Birthday? How could I do such a thing - I ♥love♥ Meiko - he is sooo handsome! And I missed your anniversary, too? Good heavens - I'm dropping the ball! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
And last but not least, *CONGRATULATIONS* on the award - that is sooo awesome! I remember Kenyatta from the One Stroke board!!! Hi Kenyatta, if you are reading this! =)


Val Zdero said...

Happy Birthday Mieko - you are one good looking German Sheppard - hip hip hooray!

Micki said...

HI Darla, congratulations on everything, your blog award, bloggerversary, your wonderful artwork that you are always posting and your sweet doggies birthday (yes i'm congratulating you on his birthday because you look after him, walk him and love him, just like an owner should, and he is happy so you are doing something right for sure x)
Big hugs for you sweetie

Micki x

luthien said...

awww... happy blogiversary!! actually happy everything!!! it's so nice to read about you :)))

Erin said...

Happy birthday to Meiko (such a beauty! the eyes!!) and happy awardness and happy anniversary! I hope you have a cake of some sort to celebrate :o)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Happy anniversary to you, and happy birthday to your pup! It's funny how our animals find ways to steal our hearts again and again!

Micah Holden said...

Congratulaions, happy birthday puppy, and Happy Anniversary! So nice to hear happy's!

Tina Eudora Smith-Hart said...

Hi Darla, this is the first time I am commenting on any blog, but I just had to say Happy B'Day to your puppy. I just lost my 13 year old girl and she is sorely missed. Hug your baby for me!

Mundo Mundaca said...

This dog has such a funny and sweet face.. he is very beautiful.. me of the will of hugging.
Happy Birthday!!!!!

Jo said...

Happy 6th Birthday to Mieko!! He looks like warm and fuzzy personified (dogified?). :)

And Happy One Year Blog Anniversary, Darla!! I enjoy reading your blog so much....and I love all of the beautiful artwork I get to see when I stop by!

And thank you for thinking of me and my little blog and gifting me with such a fun award!! I'm so excited to sit down with my morning coffee and make my warm fuzzies list!!

Hooray!! It's a fun and happy day all around! :)

Renee said...

And you have made a wonderful impact on my life. I am glad we are friends.



Createology said...

Happy Birthday to Mieko. Yes, he is very handsome and lovable. Also Happy Blog Anniversary to you. I enjoy your blog very much. What great "warm and fuzzies" you have shared.

Diana Evans said...

oh Happy birthday Mieko!!! what a cutie!!! and congrats on the award...and you are so right about making small changes...I am going to make small changes too ...this way you don't feel like it's a diet...just a little change....

Have a wonderful day!!!


a mermaids purse said...

awww bless hope your all having fun on your anniversary and sweet doggys birthday ;0)
your art is magical and beautiful u have a wonderful talent ;0)xx

Renee said...

You are so amazing.

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Belated Happy Birthday Mieko and happy blog Anniversary to you!
Oh, Darla, Thank you sooo much for the award, for thinking at me and for your so kind words and appreciation! You really made my day! Thank you again and congrats for your award too!
Lots of love, sanda xx

All My Yesterdays said...

Aww Darla, happy birthday to your sweet Meiko and to your Blog also! I've been away from my blogs for a couple days so got here late. Thanks for sharing all your sweet paintings and stuff. Here's to another great year of blogging (O:
And many more with Mieko...

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

Happy Birthday to Mieko...he looks absolutely adorable!!

Love your new banner...it's just so 'happy'!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Congratulations on all accounts - especially for sticking with and continuing to post on your blog! Cheers to another event filled year!

zoe said...

what a cutie!!!
and congratulations!

Serena said...

Happy 1st Blogiversary, Darla!

OMG...are you teasing me, or what?....with these posts bearing pics of German Shepherds?! lol If we weren't renting and lived in our own home, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. For now, I will just have to adore your German Shepherds from afar. Happy 6th Birthday, Mieko! Btw, Darla, you aren't the only one who has an unhealthy attachment to your dog. Michelle is always telling me..."Mum, he's a dog". lol

Loved your list of warm and fuzzies ~ :)