Monday, February 1, 2010

The Real Award

Millie, from over at the Laurel Hedge
has a blog that every time I go to visit, makes my heart beat faster.
Millie has a way to draw you in with whatever fun and interesting things she has to share with her readers.
In fact I hope that one day she will write a book and I will be in line to buy it.
Thank you for this Award and it means a lot to me, coming from you.

This is an Award for those who are brave enough to expose just enough to reach, touch and possibly help someone else to see something differently.
I am giving this award to only 3 blogs.
The only requirement is authenticity.
Use these awards wisely.
And do post on the Award telling why you wish to pass it on.
Please link the Award on your sidebar to this post.

* Then the meaning of this award will not get watered down or changed *
And believe me, when I see this award on a blog, I will stop, read and listen to the message and the messenger. Maybe others will too.

I would like to pass this on to the following three Ladies, because they have touched me with their special qualities they share. Go and pay them a visit and enjoy their lovely blogs too.

Rose ~
for her honesty, kindness, sweet caring nature and the joy she brings into my life.

Bella ~
Your friendship and support are a true gift to me. Your Artwork and fabulous way with words, never ceases to amaze me.

Marsha ~
The stylish, talented and Queen of wonderful miniature treasures, always leaves a kind message for me.

And on the subject of Absolutely Fabulous .... just thought I would share a few photos from the show.
When we went into Harvey Nic's in London, couldn't help but think of the high jinks these two got up to!

Saffy, sweetie darling
Bubbles in Paris
Saffy is such a sweet girl
We have a long weekend here ~ Auckland Anniversary day!
So it has been great to have Monday off and to be able to sleep in and not really do very much.

It is February! ... does anyone else wonder where the month of January went?

Have a great February!


  1. Hi Carolyn!!!!

    oh what fun!!! Congrats on the award....and that show...Aboslutely Fabulous is a riot and a half...I saw a few of the episodes and they were so funny!!!

    thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes!!! you always make me happy with your kindness and your visits!!!


  2. Congratz for the blog, Carolyn. You definitely deserve it! Happy for you :)

  3. Congratulations on your award, Carolyn and enjoy your day off :-)!

  4. Thank you Diana, for your visit and kind words.
    Glad that you are having a happy birthday and loved seeing the sweet photos of cute Cole.

    Thank you Fe, for your kind words.

    Many thanks Julia, lovely to have you come by.


  5. Congratulations, Carolyn, on this awesome award and than you so much for passing it on to me. I'll pass it on wisely!

    Absolutely Fabulous looks like a riot!

    Have a wonderful day!


  6. Congratulations on the award. You are such a lovely lady and certainly deserve it.

    Pat xx

  7. Dear Carolyn,

    No, my friend, I don`t know where January went;))

    Congratulations on your award!!:))
    You deserve it!!!!

    The serie Absolutely Fabolous is very funny!!!;D

    I wish you joyfull February, my friend!!

    Hugs, Marge

  8. Ab Fab is my faaaaavorite!
    I worship Patsy and Edina!

    Congrats on your award!


  9. Thank you Marsha and you are welcome.
    I always enjoy my visits with you.

    Thank you Pat and I love your new aged bear, Jack.

    Dear Marge,

    Wishing you a very happy February, my dear friend. Lovely to have a visit from you.

    Thank you Jeanne, love the Velveteen Rabbit.

    Many thanks Slices of Beauty.

    Hi Carrie,

    Thank you for your visit.
    Ab Fab is so funny, I enjoy the show too.


  10. Carolyn,

    Congrats on your award!



  11. congrats- very well deserved, darling!
    oh I wish February would go quickly, too! I know you have summer, but I am so looking forward to our spring :)
    have a fabulous day, xoxo

  12. Carolyn,
    congrats on the award!

  13. Thank you very much Kim.

    I hope Spring will come for you soon,
    Susan, always great to have warmer weather.

    thank you very much Gwendolyn.


  14. Congratulations, Carolyn! Nobody deserves this award more.
    And while I knew two of the blogs you presented the award to, I had never been to sassyminidolls. Such fun. Thanks for sending me over!

  15. Congrats on the award and looks like a wonderful time! I can't think of one productive thing I did in January!!! I had big plans to clean out closets, but it didn't happen! Guess I'll try for Feb. and see how that goes. It's nice to have a day to do nothing. Hope you enjoyed it!

  16. You deserve The Real Award because
    you ARE absolutely real & fabulous!!

    Hi Carolyn,
    Why don't you host a Robert Burns party next year on Jan 25th? My mother and I would be happy to help in any way.


  17. Thank you Barbara, very kind of you to visit and leave me a sweet message.

    Hi Ele,

    February is a new month and I hope to do a lot more, this one.
    I felt like you last month, mind you we all need a holiday.

    Hi Constance,

    That sounds wonderful and I will really give it some thought.
    Yours looked like such fun.
    Many thanks for your visit and kind words.


  18. Oh Rose is such a sweetheart, glad you passed the award on to her...and congrats to you! I feel like I am always congratulating you on an award you have won!!! And I say that in a good way :)

    You're right about Jan...but I'm glad since it means we are one step closer to Spring over here!

    Blessings Carolyn ~

    :) T

  19. Hi Carolyn: Congratulations on your award. You definately deserve it. Blessings, Martha

  20. Hi Carolyn, how lucky to have a holiday weekend. I hope you did something fun. We have our president's day coming soon - yeah! And I'm with you, January went by sooooo fast!
    Sharon :-)

  21. Congratulations on your award! And happy happy February. Thank you for all your sweet comments you always leave me. xoxo

  22. Congratulations to you on your award and the ladies to whom you passed it! I can't believe how quickly January flew by either and February usually goes quickly since it's such a short month. Poor February, it was last in line when they were passing out days! Have a terrific week!

  23. Thank you Tracey for your visit.
    I enjoyed coming over to visit you and just love your Creative work space. Blessings.

    Many thanks Martha and I will be thinking of you on Thursday, hope that it goes well for you.

    Hi Sharon,

    January did go so fast and can't believe the first month of the year is over. Have a wonderful Presidents Day.

    Hi Koralee,

    Your new Avatar photo is very lovely and many thanks for coming over to visit me and leaving a sweet message.

    Thanks Sares and I hope that you have a great week too.


  24. Carolyn - what a wonderful award. Yes - it is true you are you and it is lovely to meet you. I have enjoyed getting to know you over the last few months. Blogging is such a great medium. You really get to see and share with others like yourself . I love that.
    I love too - absolutely fabulous and am revisiting reruns with my daughter - it's hilarious!
    Have a lovely week- being YOU
    x Suzi

  25. Carolyn darling I popped in to wish you a love filled February full of blessings.

    Love & Hugs

  26. Hi Carolyn! Congrats on your award and happy February!!!!

  27. Congrats on the award and I have to say, I love the new banner. Nice job! Have a lovely week!


  28. Thank you very much Suzi and it has been fun getting to know you too and for your friendship.
    We enjoy the old reruns of Ab Fab also.

    Many thanks dear Duchess and I hope that you have a wonderful February.

    Thank you Audrey

    Hi Michela,

    I enjoyed seeing your snow pictures.
    Have a great February.

    thank you Judy for your kind words and wishing you a great week.


  29. Hello my dear!!!

    THANKS a lot for your beautiful POST!!!

    Have a great week also you!!!

    KISSES, kisses, kisses...CIAO. NI

  30. Hi Carolyn,
    So great to see you and thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments.

    Congrats on the award. You so deserve it.

    Absolutely Fabulous looks like so much fun!

    Hope you enjoyed your Monday off and the long weekend.

    Have a great rest of the week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  31. Dear Ni,

    Many thanks for you visit and your kindness.

    Lovely to have your back Celestina Marie and thanks for your visit.
    Look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.
    Have a great week


  32. Congratulations on your award ~ you are so deserving. I love you new header and I enjoyed getting caught up. ~jermaine~

  33. Congrats on the award! You and your blog definitely deserve it! And Ab Fab has always been one of my favorite shows... I don't think I've ever seen a better cast and set of characters. Harvey Nics makes me think of them as well... as does Harrods, where I believe Edina did most of her grocery shopping ;-)

    Hope you're having a lovely week so far!

  34. Hi Carolyn,
    Just wanted to pop by and say Hi! Oh, and I see you got an award...Congratulations! Hope all is well with you. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  35. thank you so much Jermaine and I look forward to coming over to visit you.

    Many thanks Haute World, for stopping by today.
    Yes, it was such a funny show and a great cast.
    I loved the Harrods grocery shopping, could have stayed there all day looking at all the beautiful food.

    Thank you Ana, for your visit and I hope that you are having a great week.


  36. No-one deserves this award more than you Carolyn! Amanda xx

  37. Thank you Amanda, so kind of you to visit.


  38. Carolyn amor, first Congratulations on your award, I am not surprised at all that you were given this, your heart is genuine and it comes through in your posts and your beautiful creations, But that you chose to include me with these wonderful ladies is so inspiring. Thank you from my heart...I will post about this as soon as I can :) Besos and hugs to you my dear friend..Rose

  39. Hi Rose,

    Thank you for your visit, dear friend.
    You are very welcome for the Award as you so deserve this.
    I hope that you are having a fabulous week.



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