Monday, January 17, 2011

The Stylish Blogger....

Well, I was so touched to be awarded the Stylish Blogger Award from TheLennoxx and Seaside Style.  These are two great blogs that I read every I appreciate the fact that they recognized me.  That was very sweet.  

And with that - I have to pass it on...

And as I understand it - once awarded you have to recognize the blog that awarded you (see above), tell 7 things about yourself and then pass it on to new ten bloggers.  So here goes:

I'm a Florida Girl but I love to ski...

I'm always on the road for my job - and rush around....

I love to travel and have visited 6 out of the 7 continents.  I have hiked Macchu Picchu and The Great Wall of China....I've snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef and The Red Sea in Sharm el Sheik...I've traveled down the Nile and visited the Great Pyramids of Giza.
My husband and I at the Great Wall of China outside Beijing in 2007.
I love my pets (2 dogs and 4 cats) more than anything....
This is Trixie

I love the color pink....
My living room.

For my 50th birthday celebration, I took one month off by myself...drove across country, rented a house and took pottery lessons in New Mexico, drove the old Route 66 from Amarillo, TX to Santa Rosa, NM and took a wild horse photography trip in Southern Colorado.

I'm a closet & wanabee interior designer and architect.  In 2009 I went on a coastal living kick and my entire house is themed in coastal and sea inspired colors and decor.  My pride and joy is that I designed my kitchen and had it built from my sketches.

These photos are before the kitchen was completely done. The cabinets are actually a very soft blue.  Called Winter Sky.  Not as bright as the photos show. I could not decide on the backsplash...and a couple other I will be doing a post on the completed version very soon.  It looks a little different now...I have infused in some red accents and a couple chalkboards and other little details that I love. 

Ten blogs to recognize and pass this onto (and please don't feel obligated to do this...your just some of my favorites):

Heaven's Walk
Tattered Rebel
Her Whimsical Musings
My Shabby Chateau
The Essential Beachcomber
Shellebelle's Tiki Hut
@ the beach
Cappucino Cottage
Doberman's by the Sea
Sally Lee by the Sea

Stop by these great blogs....and have a great Tuesday....! 


Liz said...

Love the pink cocktail table!!

fatim308 said...

Love your kitchen ^_^ and little Trixie too!

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad that you got this award.
It is always so much fun to find out more about people you really like...and you know I like you, kiddo! I had not seen a picture of you before and you look just like the person that hired me..and she was just plain cute...and had a cute She and I figured we would have been great friends if she had not left the company.

I love your kitchen. You did a fabulous job of designing it and I the color is perfect for a Florida coastal home.

Hope you have a great night...oh..yeah..your hubby? He's pretty cute too;>) Hugs-Diana

Donna said...

Hi Debbie,
It was great to learn more about you, and congrats on the awards! Yes, you are one stylish lady! I love all of your photos, and it's great to see your amazing kitchen from the ground up! You really could/should be a designer!!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love, love, love your kitchen! Your colors are the colors in our cottage! We hope to start out kitchen this summer and the design is so similar to yours it's crazy! We have great taste! LOL!!! Can't wait to see the finished product! Have a great week!


Cat & Cricket said...

Debbie~ WOW! You have done amazing things.... and your design, decor...everything is just to die for! You must go into designing!!!!! And you can start with me when I make my move to Florida! hahaha!
Thank you so very very much for including me.... I am shocked to be honest!
Honored as well coming from you!
Many hugs~

Drawn to The Sea said...

Wow, a girl gets sick for a couple of weeks & everyone changes their blog templates... I keep having to double check where I am, LOL!

I placed one of the Sanibel shells you sent on my bedside table, next to the sound machine. It (& I) drift off to the waves every night.

I love seeing the evolution of your pretty kitchen, Debbie. May I ask, what company makes the Winter Sky?

Tess said...

Good work! What a great feeling you must have to have received ths award. Congratulations.

becky said...

Very impressive, Debbie! Have you been approached by a magazine for a story about your kitchen?

sealaura said...

wow! I can see why your kitchen is your pride and joy! looks like you are super talented and found your calling. love your counter top. I can't wait til I move to my next place so I can decorate again. I am in a bit of a transition right now, so the sealaura villa is beachy gypsy at the moment.

thanks for sharing your home, look forward to seeing more.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I walked on The Great Wall of China too -in 1991!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Thank you so much for the mention!!

I'm in awe of all the traveling you have done, what a wonderful thing. Your kitchen should be in Coastal Living or on HGTV - it is fabulous and has many of the components that I want when we re-do ours.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week and thank you again! :O)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I am very envious of all the places you have visited. How great! Your trip for your 50th sounds very adventurous! Thanks for telling us a little more about yourself.

mensajes claro said...

Hi Debbie,
It was great to learn more about you, and congrats on the awards!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh, you sweet thing, you! Thank you so much for this! You're such an angel.... :) I will try to find some time this week to pass this on. :)

After learning more about absolutely, positively, no question about I can't believe all of the places you been, the things you've seen, the people you've met, and the things you've experienced. Oh, the stories you must have to tell, friend. Wow. Thank you for sharing these things about yourself, Debbie. I found them all amazing. Truly amazing...I can hardly wait to meet you on Sanibel!!! :)

xoxo laurie

michelle said...

Congrats Debbie! I just adore your blog! Your kitchen is AMAZING!!! I love everything about it, the color, the marble counter tops, the floors oh my!! :) You have been to so many places, how exciting, the snorkeling just sounds amazing! I have snorkeled in Belize and it was just incredible! It is so nice to get to know you a little more! :)

Tracey said...

So glad to find your blog! Have a great day!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Debbie, I've been so busy with the magazine that I didn't make it over here! THANK YOU so much for the award--that is so awesome of you.

I LOVE your story--it is amazing...and Machu Pichu--one brave girl!!
And I love the story about the road trip and pottery awesome!

I think that sometimes blogging can be so one-dimensional and you bring such LIFE to it!!! That's why we all love you!

Beautiful Details said...

Congrats on the award Debbie! I just love your blog. So lucky to have found you! Your home is beautiful. I love your pink living room! How wonderful to have traveled so much. I hope to do more traveling one day. Wow, what a great 50th birthday gift you gave yourself! Did you like pottery? I love making pottery.

Kaybe said...

Hi Shell Sistah!
Thanks so much for the mention. It was you who inspired me to tweek my blog design because yours looked so good. I love the way you celebrated you birthday. 50 truly was nifty. Looking forward to shelling again with you soon.


Shellbelle said...

Oh my goodness, is there anything about this post that I don't absolutely love? I think not! It would take a whole post to comment on every single thing I love. So, I'll try and keep this short and sweet.

First, Trixie is an amazing looking cat, I love her face and the attitude this photo shows. I too love to ski, well actually I just fall down really well, but I love it.

Your 50th birthday trip? I would do that in a heartbeat. I've driven across our country from California to Florida more times than I can remember and I love doing solo trips. You are now the only other woman I know who has done this! That is so cool.

And your kitchen? Be still my heart! I love open shelves, I mean I just love them. I've had those and glass doors several times and I love walking in my kitchen and being able to see all my favorite things on display. I clicked on every single photo to take a closer look. I know I've said love way too much in this comment, but here I go again…I love all your goodies — the salt & pepper shakers, the jars full of shells, the pitchers, the wine cooler…well, I don't have to list it all, you know what you have, lol.

Then I reach the end and find you have passed on this award to me! What an honor, Debbie, you are a real sweetheart and I'm so glad we got to meet.

These are my favorite kinds of posts — they teach us something about another blogger and this one did just that. One day we need to gather some friends and do a girl's trip to Saint Mary's, GA and take the ferry over to Cumberland Island to see the wild horses on the beach!

Thank you, you made me smile this morning.

simpledaisy said... many amazing things about you!!
Driving across country..awesome! I did that {kind of} when I turned 21...I went to Las Vegas for a month to stay with a relative I never met and had the time of my life:):)

and your kitchen is amazing!! I love it:)

gena said...

Your kitchen is wonderful - exactly like I would picture it to be ! Soft colors, GORGEOUS marble and warm and inviting !

thanks for sharing,

Debbie said...

Hey there! what an appropriate award for you, dearie!
Your kitchen is AWESOME!!!
Life is such an adventure for you...what an inspiration you are.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Debbie, Your kitchen is beautiful; and the colors in your home are very soothing, I love it! I'm your newest follower.
Blessings ~*~ Wendy ~*~