Sunday, March 13, 2011

blog #451 >> Simply Awesome Award

Last week I was so very honored to win The Simply Awesome Award! This little dainty was graciously bestowed upon me by the very sweet Miss. Grace over at Puddles of Memories. This could be where I go on and on about how I don't deserve it, and I'm not actually very awesome, but I'm not that humble... I'm totally awesome, and I know it! Anyhow here are the official rules:

1. Accept this award graciously because you (and your blog) are simply awesome.
2. Pass it on to five other bloggers who have simply awesome blogs, and tell them about it- either by commenting on their blog, emailing them, etc.
3. List five things that you find simply awesome.
4. Pass these rules on.

Well, there are so many awesome blogs and awesome things I don't know where to start.... um... 5 simply awesome things...

1. tea - I really love tea... a lot. Nothing beats a nice hot cup of tea when you first get up.... unless it's a nice hot cup of tea before you go to bed.

2. books - Books are wonderful! I really hope books never go out of style, but even if they do, I'll become like the crazy cat lady, but instead of a cat refuge, I'll have a book refuge. I'll pile them up in every room to the ceiling with little arched book tunnels to get around in. Oh, and they'll be organized, because what's the sense of having all those books and not knowing where anything is. See more lovely bookcases at Bookshelf Porn... don't worry there's no actual porn on the site... just very modest bookshelves.

This image is from Apartment Therapy.

3. Beirut - Still one of my all time favorite bands.

4. Sirius - Such a pretty little star. I don't care how cold it is outside, I'll be fine just as long as I get a quick look at this lovely silvery-twinkling star in my telescope.

Image found here at Weather Underground.

5. pie - I know cupcakes are in their prime, but I'd take pie over cake any day... mmmm... PIE! Sweet fruity pastry goodness!

And now the hardest part of all... trying to pick just five awesome blogs. I've got sooo many loaded into my reader, it's been really hard to pick just five. It's taken me all week!
But I think these are going to be my final five. (Grace, I would have picked you, but since you picked me you've already won, so I'm passing it on.)
So here they are:

Lolly-Tots Crafty Goodness by Mary the maker of fine furry hats.

Inadvertent Farmer by Kim grower of organic veggies and camel lover.

Food in Jars, lovely pictures and delicious recipes of food in jars.

Flapper Girl Creations, by Christine, collector of antique yearbooks and creator of retro aprons.

Backyard Farm Wife, by Carrie raiser of chickens and collector of vintage delights.



Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love your picks!! Tea is definitely top-of-the-list, and now I want to know more about Sirius as well! It's a good thing I'm going to the library today!

Also, I think it would be absolutely spiffing to live in a house with shelves wall-to-ceiling full of books. Or at least a big library room like the one in Beauty and the Beast. *sigh*
...all those books...

Gotham Girls said...

I love your blog!

I have just started playing the accordion as well. I was wondering how you get music for beirut songs?? Any idea. I AGREE THEY ARE FANTASTIC