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Robert Frost

Monday, November 21, 2011

More Lovely Blogs...

A few days ago, Sharon from Sharon's Sunlit Memories, nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I am very honored as we just recently discovered each others blogs and have found we have similar interests. It all happened because of paper dolls! As you know, I love cute things and had posted about a wonderful Christmas paper doll play book called Santa's Workshop. A friend of Sharon's referred her to my site to see the post and I in turn visited Sharon's blog. I of course immediately fell in love with her blog!  
Sharon's Sunlit Memories is a wonderful trip back through time; to a time when there was true artistry in illustrating children's books and games. Alright, yes I know there are still many wonderful illustrators  today, but I still prefer the more traditional style of art found in older works. Sharon shares beautiful images and history about many vintage children's books and their illustrators.  
Thank you Sharon for including me in your list of nominees for this wonderful award. Please make sure to visit Sharon's blog, I am sure you will be as delighted as I was to discover it.

I'm copying the the requirements of receiving the award from her blog:
1. To thank the giver and link back to her site.
2. Provide 5 random facts that folks may not know about you.
3. Pass this award on to 5 other lovely blog sites and let them know you're awarding them.
4. Copy the award logo and paste it onto your own site.

Here are my 5 random facts:

1. I am not left handed.

2. My degree is in Home Economics.

3. I, like Sharon, have a Scottish background. My family came from Scotland in the mid 1800's.

4. I worked in the travel industry for many years. You will find this ironic when you read the next
    random fact.

5. I have never left the United States (except virtually), no not even Canada!

I am passing on the award to these swell blogs. These are bloggers I have known for several months and in whose blogs I always find fun and inspiration when ever I visit. 
Congratulations to all! 

Please visit these lovely blogs and leave a kind note behind.  
Have a lovely day!  ~~ Diane ~~


  1. Oh, thank you so much! We are honored that you thought of See Beautiful! We always find inspiration and smiles when we visit you, so this is a special treat for us! Thank you for seeing and sharing so much beautiful!

  2. Hi Diane, for some reason I thought you lived in Canada!! Congrats on the award and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. xo

  3. Thank you for nominating me :) I always love to stop by your blog, you are very positive. Have a creative day~Alicia♥

  4. Wow, congratulations for your award! Yes, your blogs are full of inspiringly cute things that I'm also fond of.
    Thanks too for nominating me, I feel honored. But right now, I can't fulfill the requirements yet since I'm preparing to travel to my homeland, Philippines, which is on the other side of the globe. I will try to find time to blog there and do the requirements. If I can't, I would do it when I'm back after a few weeks. I hope that's ok.
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. Lydia - You are welcome and thank you!
    Barbara - I am close to Canada, I live in Minnesota!
    Alicia - Thank you to a lovely artist!
    Charlene- No worries, post when and if you have time. Have a wonderful trip! ~ Diane

  6. Congratulations! I second the motion - You have a very lovely blog!

  7. Hi Diane - thanks so much for the lovely comments about my blog. I'm so glad you have enjoyed the award as much as I did. It's always nice to find out more about the person behind blog and I'm also looking forward to exploring your nominations. What I've enjoyed so much about your posts are the lovely combination of scenic photographs and cute items - I look forward to each post as I know it is going to be a real treat! - Sharon

  8. Yay ..congrats! Lovely to hear more about you!
    Shine on..and thank for your wonderful blog always!

  9. Wow...what a beautiful post..breathtaking imagery and heartfelt words....fantastic! hugs and blessings friend!

  10. Lovely! Thank you so much for including me!


Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane