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Showin’ The Love

My blog buddy Michelle over at Sweet Suite 10 sent me the loveliest compliment by including me in her Liebster Award nominees. What are the Liebster Awards? Well, it seems it is a way for small blogs (less than 200 followers) to help spread the word about each other. When you are nominated, you pick five and keep paying it forward. I’m a wreck when it comes to stuff like this so it took me a while to get up to speed on it… But it was so nice for someone to think of me… So, big thanks to Michelle!

What’s up:

Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.

Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites.

Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.
Share five random facts about yourself.

Here are my nominees:

Michelle at Sweet Suite 10

Kim Davies at Inspired Lines

Erin at Clementine & Olive

Andrea Henderson at SpaceSays

The mysterious sisters at Pomp & Circumstance

As Michelle stated in her post, please forgive me if I underestimated anyone’s readership. I think all the above blogs are fabulous and worth reading/following in any case. I hope you’ll check them out!

Uh… Five random facts about me:

I recently discovered that I like dogs and am slowly but surely losing my fear of them.

My favorite designers are Thomas O’Brien and Kelly Wearstler – total opposite ends of the design spectrum. I love a mix of glamor and more down to earth style.

I’d refurbish every old thing in the world that was worth saving if I could – everything (and everyone) deserves a second chance.

I never learned how to drive. Which is, on occasion, terribly inconvenient. It’s also very cost efficient. 😉

Painter’s tape is one of my favorite DIY tools. It’s fun to play with!

Well, I that’s it for me this Monday! I’m off to go lend a hand at the big blue box. Until tomorrow, all!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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A sunny, perfect Thanksgiving Day!

Eagle One, the turkey has landed! Eagle One, I repeat, the turkey has landed! Or… it did this morning anyway. I got up early and went to IKEA (I work there) to help serve food to homeless families from Hope Haven. Many, many IKEA coworkers and managers came in this morning to do the same. We set up the restaurant to provide dinner and… early holiday gifts to all the families that came.

It was an amazing experience being able to do give my time in service to others. I was really moved by all the people who said “Thank you!” to all of us for coming in on a day when most people stay at home with their own families. It was truly humbling… and also one of the best thanksgivings I’ve ever had. I’m excited that IKEA is going to do this again next year. I hope I’m around to be a part of it!

Instead of boring you all with a running commentary on it all, I’m just hoping to put up the pics I was able totals before we got into full swing.

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Some of my lovely coworkers and managers

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Setting everything up…

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All the people arriving and being greeted…

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Everyone enjoying Turkey Dinner! 🙂