A Haven for Vee

Monday, October 27, 2008

Designing for Life

Kari and Kijsa sure know how to surprise a gal! It was flabbergasting to be included in the list of wonderful bloggers who received the above award from them. My blog has never been so busy and I'm certain that I didn't have things as tidy and neat as they should have been to welcome guests from all over. I didn't have anything delicious to offer anyone...nary a nibble in sight. Nevertheless, I do want to thank each and every person who wandered in from Kari and Kijsa's; it's been a blessing! And most of all, I'd like to thank both Kari and Kijsa for the honor.

This is how the sisters described this award:

And that is our goal and purpose behind this blog...to inspire others to join us on the exciting, thrilling journey ahead. We want to succeed in sparking creativity in the lives of others for that is how we measure our success. In short...we try to each and every minute of every wonderful day be "Designing for Life."

And so...in the spirit of design uniqueness and creativity...we wanted to honor some truly special and wonderful blogs that we felt represented this philosophy to the fullest extent...feel free to share your award with two other blogs who you feel are truly "Designing for Life."

Two...two...only two...

Today I am going to award Ruthann at Warm Pie, Happy Home. Her blog is a wealth of joy in all things needed for creating a warm and happy home. In her case, it does include pie. It also includes a merry heart and a giving spirit.

Next, I'm awarding Suzanne at The Farmer's Wife who does e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. She cooks, she cleans, she sews, she lays tile, she pours concrete, and she writes. (See?!) Best of all, she shares it all with us.

Can't wait to see whom you'll pass this along to, Gals.

Have a great Monday, everyone!


  1. Congratulations on your award Vee, it's very pretty :). I have been by to visit the women you've listed in a while so perhaps I shall head over there sometime after work today :)

    An awesome Munday to you and John!
    Kathi :)

  2. Congratulations to you and the ones you've honored as well! What a lovely gift from the girls!
    Hope you and the Groom are having a wonderful Monday...

  3. Good for you, Vee! A very well deserved award for a very deserving person! It's always such a pleasure to visit you.

    Have a wonderful week!

  4. Omigosh Vee - you are so deserving of the award. You make a wonderful and creative home for you and the Carpenter.....did I call him a handyman recently. I think he's a carpenter. Thank you so much for passing the award on to me. I'm so happy to receive this award because I really admire Kari and Kijsa so much. I'm am so lucky to have such a great community of bloggers that share and provide support and fun!!!

    Two, and only two?? Oh, this is going to be tough.

    - Suzanne

  5. Congrats Vee! An award well deserved. You design your life well, your heart is in your home and those who occupy it. I always feel welcome.

    Happy Monday!

  6. Well, I'm so glad they chose you, Vee! Congrat's. Don't fret about unexpected guests...one always feels welcome here!

    Have a great Monday.

  7. Congratulations dear girl! Couldn't have gone to a more deserving person!
    Hey sweetie...I've started a new blog and hope to see you pop in from time to time! Take care!


  8. Congratulations Vee, I so enjoy your blog and the award is well deserved. I always think how interesting how we find our groove in bloggy land and settle into a routine of who's "place" we stop by first. . .
    Enjoy your day.

  9. Congrats! YOu definately deserved it! I am excited to "meet" your friends ... thanks for the introduction.

  10. Oh Happy day! Thank you for passing on this wonderful award that you truly deserve! You Vee, are such a warm and welcome friend in blogland. Your insight, wisdom and creativity always warms my heart. I love that you always leave me an encouraging word....something I look forward to and so appreciate! I also love reading about your adventures with your dear hubby. God Bless you today as you have blessed me!
    Warmest Regards and lots of hugs,
    Warm Pie, Happy Home

  11. Congratulations...your blog deserves the award

  12. Congrats on receiving this wonderful award! I love coming to visit you - they picked a worthy recepient when they chose you.

  13. congrats on the award...you deserve it! Can't wait to visit those you passed it on too.

  14. Congrats on your award from Kari and Kijsa! What an honor! You do have such a beautiful blog, Vee!


  15. Congratulations on the award, Vee.

  16. Hi Vee!

    We're back from Denver today and had a wonderful time at the baby shower for my son and daughter-in-law.
    It's so wonderful to see you received this very special award from Kari & Kijsa! They are so talanted, and to be chosenby them as a "designing for life" blog is truely an honor! Congratulations dear friend!

    Hugs, Pat

  17. Congratulations on your awards Vee. You deserve them. Guess what? You've been Boo-Ed! Come over to my place to see what you get.

  18. Congratulations Vee!! I saw this over on their site yesterday and founf myself nodding...yep, you picked the right gal for that award. Now I find myself nodding and saying the same thing about the ladies you chose.

    I love it here and you have a quiet style that is lovely and inspiring and you are also the best commenter out there. I always light up when I see that you have commented on one of my posts.

    Indeed, well deserved...