Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Orders, Award, Winnings Part II and a Sweet Surprise

Recently, I have been working full time, for which I am thankful and it is a blessing.  With that though, I haven't been able to be visit the many wonderful blogs I follow.  But I do appreciate you checking in on me and leaving your comments.

I have been keeping up with drawing orders. Thank you for the continued interest.  It's always fun to see what those orders will be of.

Thank you, Pamela for thinking of having this drawn for Amy. (This one was a local order that was picked up yesterday evening).


I received another fun award (AKA blog hug~as Debbie of Heart Choices call them :o)

.... will be hard for me to do, since it involves answering with ONLY ONE word answers!  Thank you, sweet Ave from Made in Canarias!  You'll have to take a peek at her place...she has a great blog with cute photos & stories of her darling little niece.  (I love babies :o)

So, here's my attempt at ONE word answers! Yikes! :

This award comes with some rules and a survey I have to fill out.
1. You Can Only Use One Word!
2. Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. Have Fun!
The Fun Part

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your hair? black
3. Your mother? giving
4. Your father? hardworker
5. Your favorite food? pizza
6. Your dream last night? teeth
7. Your favorite drink? frappacino
8. Your dream/goal? grandbabies&travel
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? Drawing
11. Your fear? ROACHES!
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? NearFamily
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? Skydiver
15. Muffins? Chocolate
16. Wish list item? ArtsnCraftroom
17. Where did you grow up? everywhere
18. Last thing you did? ShipDrawings
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pets? none
22. Friends? Love'em
23. Your life? blessed
24. Your mood? slightlyself-stressed
25. Missing someone? Family
26. Vehicle? minicooper
27. Something you’re not wearing? watch
28. Your favorite store? Homegoods
29. Your favorite color? sage
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? Hmmm
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? Bed
34. One person who emails me regularly? Kristen
35. Favorite place to eat? Mexican

(so...hopefully y'all overlooked the "one" word answers that happen to be two words squished together...oops, on #8 I squished 2 with a symbol &, no excuse...  I really tried hard to keep them at ONE word.) 

like another blogger friend has said on her blog... "it's my blog, so my rules" haha
...I'd also like to add two more bloggers here, besides the 6 that we are supposed to pass this award to. 
Our daughter @ TheLuckiestMrs.

...and about #2... that black was written in grey, is not a mistake...yep, my hair is mostly black, with some grey/white sprinkled in there, more and more each day!

*sigh* picking only 6 fav bloggers are about as hard as having to give ONE word answers :o)

I have to pass this award onto 6 of my favorite bloggers:
1) Christine @ Christine's Home and Travel Adventures
2) Angela @ Miss Sweet Tea
3) Gracie @ A Touch of Grace
4) Kathie @ My Net Finds
5) Nan @ Mom's the Word
6) Denise @ Lauren Nicole Gifts

& Tara @ Not so Perfect, contacted me to let me know that I won her UPrinting Poster giveaway! Thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway! wow!'s gonna be hard to decide what to have done!  So many possibilities ;o) (I'm like this when we eat out too...I have a hard time deciding, so usually ask to be the last to order!)

and about my Sweet Surprise...

first I found this:

then opened it to find this...

and this...

This Portuguese Galo is perfect!!

My hubby says he'll have to let his brother know that "It's official...He, and not his brother, is the true "Portagee" (Hawaiian Pidgen slang for someone who is Portuguese) since we have the authentic galo from Barcelos, Portugal."  It is a running joke, that his brother always says that he is PURE Portuguese, in spite of the fact that they do have some Spanish, Irish, and French in their family lineage :o) and even if the other siblings say they are Portuguese with a little of the Spanish, Irish, and hubby's brother loves to say that he is PURE Portuguese.

Nina, Thank you SO much!

It has been so much fun meeting you through the blog world and never would I have imagined that I would meet someone who is in Portugal and would bless us with a special gift!

Nina @ Portugal Bound has fun tales and photos of their whole family as missionaries in Portugal.  She has a great sense of humor and lovely, lovely kids... I am so impressed that the 3 older girls are attending Portuguese-speaking school and I am sure that their youngest daughter and their little guy will be fluent in speaking Portuguese also!  How awesome!

Blessings & Aloha!


Nina in Portugal said...

Awwww...He looks PERFECT!!

I'm so glad her arrived and from all appearances, he arrived safely.

Enjoy him and you are most certainly welcome!

I had fun doing it!

Have a great week my friend!

Nina in Portugal

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering about you the other day because I've missed your posts!

Congratulations on your much deserved award and thank you for generously bestowing it upon me

Bearly Sane said...

What a great post! Congratulations on your award. I am having a GIVEAWAY if you care to pop by, it's open to everyone.
Warmest hugs,

Debbie said...

I am sending you a blog hug today too! So glad you also received this award. It's fun,isn't it? I really enjoyed reading your one word answers.

And my goodness, you are so talented. I'm amazed at the artwork you do!

Blog hugs to you,

2003beachbunch said...

I love how you put 2 words together to form one! LOL. You are wordy! :-) I love the new work! How cool are those!

xinex said...

Thank you so much for the award, Maria. I appreciate the thought. I will work on my "one" answers soon, lol. Your new sketches are beautiful and congrats on the new job!...Christine

Gracie said...

Maria,corgrats to you for the award,and thank you so much,for thinking of me,and for passing on this award...I am honerd.I will pick it up soon. I'll have to give some thought as to my answers,only one word?

Becka said...

Congrats on your award,,
Is'nt Ms Nina the best,
When she was my pastors wife & lived here she was my best friend I miss her so bad,,

I will be gettin bk with you on a drawing for me,it will be soon I hope,we been so busy!!
but I have not forgot..

have a good day

Becka said...

Congrats on your award,,
Is'nt Ms Nina the best,
When she was my pastors wife & lived here she was my best friend I miss her so bad,,

I will be gettin bk with you on a drawing for me,it will be soon I hope,we been so busy!!
but I have not forgot..

have a good day

Mama M. said...

Thanks for the award, Maria!!! You are such a sweetie! Have I told you your sketches are amazing? how the heck do you do that?

Mama M. said...

Thanks for the award, Maria!!! You are such a sweetie! Have I told you your sketches are amazing? how the heck do you do that?

theluckiestmrs said...

Mom, that is so sweet of her to send you that rooster!! I bet you (& dad) were so excited!!

p.s. thanks for the tag! I think that'll be fun...also, I like your #8! haha...grandbabies!!! one of these days, mom, one of these days!!

Alicia said...

You have such a wonderful talent! My kids love to draw and paint.

And what a blessing to receive that gift!!

LV said...

Marie, I am glad you are busy. I hope my little order was to others liking and gave you an order. I am trying to find frames now and when I decide, I will send you photos of them. Also, will let you know the reaction I get when I give them. Thanks again.

HeatherOz said...

I had a hard time coming up with one word answers too and made up a few of my own words! Congrats on the award!

And guess what! I figured out how to fix the silly "no reply guy"
I believe I can receive emails now!

Kristen said...

OMGosh the Red Sox drawing turned out amazing...although I had no doubt that it would :)

I know you all have been so busy but we just wanted to tell you that we love and miss you all!

((hUgs))all the way from CA.

Lauren Nicole, LLC said...

Your drawings are always so amazing!!!

Thank you so much for the award!! I will try to get caught up this week and post all my answers too!!

Have a great week!

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