I am so honored that the estimable and delightful  P. Gaye Tapp of Little Augury fame…

has bestowed upon me the Kreativ Blogger award.

My duty is to thank Little Augury (thank you Gaye!),

Tell 7 things about me that readers might not know about me,

and nominate 7 more Kreativ bloggers…click for larger view

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1) Except for the peonies in the spring, where more is more…

I prefer scantly dressed fall and winter gardens..the surprise

of an unexpected bloom…yesterday, after the rain…

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2) I’m very sentimental… my husband and I bought this $20

chair on the navy pier the summer of ’86 in Chicago. We took turns

carrying it back to our apartment on our heads…still have it.

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3) Fell in love with my husband at 19, married him at 29.

Once I make up my mind, though, I stick with it.

Though occasionally annoying, he still awfully cute…

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4) These are my favorite painting pants…

permission to get messy…

Love painting walls, furniture, canvases…

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5) My son took this picture of his faithful cat (no fish were harmed in the shooting of this photo)

All my pent up design ideas will keep me busy next year when my “baby” is off to college…

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6) Have always been a big reader (Comparative Lit major)…

favorite novelists are Falkner, James Joyce, Charlotte Bronte…

Loved Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose …several years ago I

neglected my kids for a full day to read it. Trying to make sure I

catch most of the top books of all time…a couple good lists here

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7) One of my favorite photos of my childhood…

I have an older and younger brother, and a little sister…

Little did she know she’d grow up to have a Belgian Garage

It’s good to remember the kid inside you…

Kreative Blogger award

Trouvais’s 7 picks for the Kreative Blogger award are

French Kissed

52 Flea

Le Divan Fumoir Bohemien

The  Duchess of Devonshire’s Gossip guide

Endless Inspiration

Plays with Needles

The Neo Lifestyle

All wonderful, with unique points of view…please visit them…