Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thanks to my dear friend over at (im)properly polished, for passing this award on to me. Not sure how I qualify for it, but I am so moved by the sweet things she said about me on her blog. You made my day sweet sister. (hehehee!)

So the award includes having to tell 10 things about myself and then tagging 10 other blogs.

10 things about me:
  1. I sing. Like a bird. No really. It took me years to believe in my talent, and now that I'm 50 and it's beginning to be more a challenge to keep the chords tuned up, I know now what I didn't know then. I'm good!
  2. I LOVE to ride my bike. I experience true joy pedaling around town.
  3. I have a few other blogs. I have been ignoring them all for a while, but it's time to write again - another thing that brings me joy.
  4. I raised my son on values and beliefs I wish I had the conviction to truly believe and now he is my greatest teacher in showing me that those tools truly work.
  5. I love people. I really enjoy getting to know them, learning what makes them who they are and understanding where they are coming from.
  6. I want everyone's deepest dreams to come true. What a wonderful world this would be if that happened. Not those fleeting deep dark dreams - those pass - I'm talking about the dreams that sometimes we keep from ourselves or dare not to dream.
  7. I used to only wear light colors when my nails were short, thought I had to have long nails to rock the fun stuff. The blogosphere has shown me the error of my ways and now I rock whatever I'm feeling, regardless of nail length. (Thank you to EVERYONE in my blogroll for that one!)
  8. I have recently learned to enjoy good scotch and fine whiskey. I guess that makes me old.
  9. On top of the blogs I already have - and will begin to write again - I'm considering adding another...but I could incorporate this next idea into an existing blog too.
  10. I'm over saturated with nail polish colors. There, I've said it. I've not seen a color that I don't already have some version of in over a year. I love nail polish, but 15 of the exact same blue I don't need.
Blogs I tag:
Well, I tag back the blog that tagged me even though she's already gotten the award and tagged me. She's amazingly creative and kind and I look forward to every post or email we share. I am so happy we're friends! (im)properly polished

The Daily Nail - and I am so sorry I never posted about our meetup. :( I had so much fun and your nails are even more amazing in person.

Emerald Sparkled - Trincess, I miss our chats, hope to chat again soon. Your nail designs are so inspiring and fun and cool! I mean, check out the Parrots! You are such a sweet person, thanks for letting me call you "friend."

Random Landa - The nails are great, love the blog, and the cookies??? I could never eat them...I'd just want to look at them all the time. So Talented! And the fact that you served our country gets you a very special place in my heart.

Short Wide Nails - I've just enjoyed getting to know you! You do some beautiful Konad designs. Another lady I am glad to call "friend."

And all the ladies I'm excited to meet at CosmoProf LV!!!
~The Lizard

almost 400??? How did that happen? And life's little upheavals -Picture heavy

This poor little neglected blog is still getting new followers and I'm so grateful for every single one of you!

Life has tossed a few challenges my way of late, but we're resurfacing slowly and there are some exciting changes in the works for me and my family.
On June 5th, as I was travelling home from a wonderfully relaxing visit with my son who lives in Seattle, a power line came down and fell on my little gypsy home...and blew it up. Not literally, and yet, literally.
 It actually MELTED the metal - and apparently it bounced.
 This is a huge burned out hole in the siding...water was coming in like crazy...we had huge buckets under to catch it, but still had to empty them every 2 hours or so.
 There's a small hole in the siding to the left and down a bit from that orange light...the electrical flow blew out of there too.
 Those black marks aren't dirt, they are burn marks.
 and there are MANY.
 Inside: the fuse box...the lid sits where it landed. (sorry for the hairy rug, it's where we kept the dog's water and food.)
 It caught fire, but fizzled out (thank goodness!)
The explosive force blew the fuse box out of the wall. 

So we're working on a few things (housing for one) and getting our lives back in order. It's been interesting!

I'm still in awe of the number of followers I have now...I've been away a while and had no idea people were still finding this lil' blog of mine. I've got some stash for a giveaway and when I reach 400, I will make that happen.  I'm also REALLY excited to be attending the upcoming CosmoProf show in Las Vegas with quite a few other really talented and fun bloggers! Krystal over at has been very busy getting us all coordinated to get together and have a good time. She also published this little delight:  so get over there and take a look, if you aren't following ALL of these blogs, you're missing out on some GREAT stuff.

I'll end this post with my Independence day mani:
 I was going for fireworks in an evening sky...missed the mark, but it was still pretty!
Sally Hansen Crack overcoat in Distressed Denim over Nfu Oh 61.
More posts coming...soon too!
~The Lizard
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