April 13, 2010

You Get Me?

When I started this little blog a few months back I had no idea that anyone would actually read it. I started writing it when I realized that I kept turning to design blogs when I needed direction on our renovation and decorating adventures. I thought that if I was searching these sites for inspiration then surely others were doing the same and I wanted to share our experiences for other crazy people attempting to remove astro-turf from their porch or paint vinyl siding (oh yes, it can be done). I figured I would get one or two hits every once in a while so I was surprised and excited when I started getting such supportive and lovely comments from perfect strangers. Who knew there were so many people out there interested in the same things that I was? To top off this great introduction into the blogosphere I have now been given a Beautiful Blogger Award by Heather at Pixie Dust. Thank you Heather, and all of you for being so kind and generous to a girl you have never met.

You all know how this works, award recipients are asked to share 10 things about themselves. Here goes:

1. I started college as a dance major on a ballet scholarship and finished with a degree in English Literature instead.

2. I always dreamed of being an architect. When other girls my age were drawing unicorns and fairies, I   was sketching out house plans complete with exterior elevations and diagrams of cupolas and glassed-in conservatories. My favorite was a house with a waterfall running down both sides of the staircase into a stream that ran through the house. Oddly enough, my husband sketched out a very similar 'dream house' when he was a kid. Seriously, what are the odds that two architecturally obsessed kids would get together? And who knows, maybe an indoor stream is in our future!

Patricia Routledge (as Hyacinth Bucket) - BBC

3. I am obsessed with British comedies. My favorites are: Are You Being Served (shopping in a department store will never be the same), Keeping Up Appearances (Hyacinth Bucket 'nuff said), and As Time Goes By (I'll watch anything with Dame Judy).

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4. I love to be outdoors. I would live in a treehouse if they came with indoor plumbing (which I admit is rather oxymoron).

5. If I could buy only one cable channel (don't you wish they came a la carte?) it would be the Food Network.

6. I only have one preset radio station in my car. It is tuned to NPR.

7. I have two cats: Sir Leopold, and Lucy Diamond. They were both rescued by my brother who is a sucker (he has five cats and a dog!) who then quickly called his little sister who is an even bigger sucker. What can I say? I have a soft spot for strays.

8. I am the youngest of six.

9. My favorite place to hang out is the library. The fantastic Salt Lake City Library combines my love of architecture with my love of books.

10.  This year I will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the day I married my best friend.

I am passing on this award to these great bloggers:

Jane @ Blondie's Journal
Karrie @ The Brick Cottage
Londen @ Sixty-fifth Avenue
Kifus @ Inspiring Interiors
Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
Abby @ Tales & Trials
Pine Tree Home
Delightful Dwelling
Leigh @ Brabourne Farm

Thanks again for all your great comments and support!


Danielle and Clint said...

I am an NPR junkie also! AND, I adore strays. I have 3 kitties and 2 doggies. I am a sucker also.

Laura said...

Good Morning-
I am so glad I found your blog this morning while having my coffee.

I can't wait to get caught up reading previous posts.

Stop by if you have time- I am now a follower.


White Spray Paint

When I read NPR, I thought YES!

Blondie's Journal said...

It was SO nice learning more about you, Cate! These are some of the things we never know just doing everyday blogging. And thanks for the award, I'll add it to my sidebar and make my list (it is going to be far more boring than yours!).

Hope you are having a fabulous week!


Susannah said...

I just followed a link to your blog and I decided I would say hello! :-) I love your photos of your cats and that library looks amazing!

Heather@PixieDust said...

loved learning more about you!

Susannah said...

PS. I forgot to say that I didn't realise that you got all our british comedy shows over there! ;-)

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Thank you so much for the Award! It means a lot that you thought of me, what a fun surprise!

Kifus said...

Hi Cate, thanks for thinking of me for this award, you are too kind! I loved reading all this info about you and I'm definitely going to watch these comedies you like so much.
You have a beatutiful blog Cate! I have to catch up with the older entries but I love what's on this first page (especially the Easter themed table setting, simply gorgeous)

Thanks once again and have a lovely week!

Brabourne Farm said...

Hi Cate

What a lovely surprise to be included in this list of fabulous blogs - thank you for including me. Leigh

The Brick Cottage said...

I am so flattered! Thank you, Cate! I'm so with you on the library, NPR and cable a la carte (seriously, why have they not done that yet?!).

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Thanks for passing on the award Cate! I really appreciate it!


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