Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Whaaaat? I was featured and an award?

One of the reasons I started this blog is my home address. I live in the House of Testosterone.

My guys could seriously care less about painted furniture or home design. I have learned not to ask for an opinion. The response from almost all of them (except my youngest, who moved into his new room with a fully drawn out FLOOR PLAN!!) is generally less than enthusiastic. " Ehh, it's ok" Is not the response I am looking for after I have spent days on a project!

So, I come here. To Blogland. For moral support. I think we all want someone to like and appreciate us! I love reading every comment on my posts, they make my heart happy!

So, imagine my surprise when I was featured  here by Shaunna at Perfectly Imperfect! I almost wet myself!!! There are a few folks out there that inspire me daily, and she is high on the list! It is crazy to me that she liked something I worked on. I. Can't. Breathe. Anyone know CPR?

Then, I was awarded a Leibster Blog Award by The Vintage Shabby Chicks. Get outta here!

So here are the rules...

The Leibster Blod award is presented to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  Leibster is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kndly, pleasant,valued, cute, endearing and welcome.  Oh to be all those things!!
Here are the rules for participating in the Leibster award
  1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you
  2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
  3.                                   copy and paste the award on your blog  
    4.                        have faith that your followers will spread the love too!!

 I have selected these awesome up and coming bloggers:

There is some crazy stuff going on over there! She adds long legs to things and has mad painting skillz!  Plus, she's pretty stinkin' funny. A win, win in my book!

Suzanne at Why Cuz I Can
Again, with the funny! Plus, she has some fabulous tutorials~I loooove her Sheet Music Frame. Add one to the project list!  Besides, I can distinctly remember answering my mom with "cuz I CAN!!"

Kristin at Chi-Chi Studio
Breathtaking photography. Really. Awesome Piknik tutorial, and totally worth reading furniture waxing tutorials which make waxing look much more glamorous than it is at my house!

Lots of great projects here! Also, anyone who calls themselves a hoarder of chairs is alright by me. And makes me wonder if she lives in my basement?

Brian and Amanda at Studio 1404
This couple does amazing work! These folks have a booth at As Time Goes By in Greenwood, MO (me too!), I always love to see what they will come up with next! 

So thanks for the love. I feel like Sally Field.

PS.... stay tuned for a giveaway when I reach to 100 followers. I need to strong arm myself a sponsor. I think I can do it. We have been married for 16 years, I think he might just like me :-) A involves food. Not food that I cooked. Because I like you!

Update on the 100 followers giveaway for one lucky follower; 

Yay! I got the green light!  The prize? Lucky you! 25 free Chick-fil-A sandwich coupons. Come back tomorrow and I will have all of the juicy details!

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  1. Thank you, again, Chrystal! By the way, I have the feeling more boys are in my future, so I might be coming to you for lots of advice! :)

  2. Thank you so much for the award! Truly an honor to receive from a woman with such great style! Your furniture is absolutely stunning! I wish everyone else were as lucky as us to see it in person several times a week! Now, to pass this baby on... decisions, decisions!

  3. Huge congrats!! Really good picks to pass it onto as well.

  4. OMG! LOVE your blog! I love redoing furniture too! And my most recent thing I found on the side of the road for FREEEEE! Why on earth do ppl throw out furniture that is real wood? Don't they know that it has so much potential? Anyways, love what you are doing and cant wait to come check it all out next time we are in town! Love you and miss you!
    ~Tara Schwertner

  5. What on earth? TARA SCHWERTNER???!!!How ever did you find this blog? I didn't tell anyone I knew on purpose, in case nobody ever read it!
    Well, it makes perfect sense to me that you would re-do furniture! You guys did such a great job at your house ~ I loved looking at your pictures :)
    Pleeeeese catch up with me the next time you are in town! Love and miss you too!

  6. Chrystal!! I just discovered your blog today, and after reading this post, I realized that you are our newest vendor at As Time Goes By!! My name is Linda and my friend Lissy and I have the white, shabby chic style booth there. I know I met you a couple of weeks ago, but was delighted to find your blog!! I bought a lamp of yours. LOVE IT!!!! I truly hope you do well at ATGB. You are so very talented!!

  7. Linda!! Thanks so much for your kind words! I am absolutely in love with the treasures in your booth at ATGB, they are breathtaking! I so look forward to getting to know everyone better...As Time Goes By...gosh that was bad.