Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Cape May Style

 Thanks to those who have kindly chosen Garden Sense for the Stylish Blogger Award!  I so appreciate the encouragement.  
They are all worthy recipients of the award, so be sure to check out their blogs:

Go Right In...My Garden 
The Whimsical Gardener
Deb's Garden
Sweet Bean Gardening
Island Threads
My Garden Haven

The rules of the game are simple: Link back to the person who gave you the award.  Share 7 random facts about yourself.  Pass on the Award to 15 stylish bloggers.  Contact these bloggers to tell them about the award.

7 Random Facts about Me  
  • I am blessed with 2 wonderful sisters.  We recently spent a delightful weekend together in Cape May, NJ - talk about style! 
  • My daughter was born while I was on vacation in Austria.
  • I love to ski!
  • My favorite color is blue.
  • I make a mean stromboli.
  • Our dog gives high fives.
  • I love Jesus.
A High Five


Donna said...

congrats on the well deserved award....

One said...

What a cute post! Great to know more about you. You seem to live an exciting life. I must teach my dogs to high five too.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Your dog is just adorable! Great to learn more about you and congrats on the award! My favorite color is blue too!

p3chandan said...

See...I knew you got plenty of style! Its nice to know a bit of yourself and of course your high-five dog, so cute and adorable! I love those stylish mosaic..reminds me of our own Malay heritage in wood carving to decorate our traditional wooden houses!

Sunray Gardening said...

I do love the fancy scrollwork. Your dog is adorable also.
Goldenray Yorkies

Anonymous said...

I love Jesus too, and I love that your dog can give high fives! Sounds like there must be a story with your daughter being born in Austria...wow!

Island Threads said...

so glad you posted Chris, blue is also my fav colour, how lovely to have sisters, Frances

Chris said...

Donna: Thanks so much!
One: Ha! I've had my moments, but as with everyone, most of life is the routine. My daughter is the trainer in our family. She's doing a great job, isn't she?
Karin: We adopted our dog last summer and she's stolen our hearts.
p3chandan: I appreciate your vote of confidence! I'd love to see some of that Malay architectural detail!
Sunray Gardening: I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, Cher. Thanks for stopping by!
Hanni: I'm glad to hear that. You're right; my daughter's birth is a long story - thankfully it had a happy ending and she's a healthy teenager today!
Island Threads: It took me awhile to get to this post - I do appreciate your including Garden Sense in your list, Frances!

Anonymous said...

Love your dog! Thanks for nominating my blog for the award - I won't collect it as such, but am very grateful to you for thinking of me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for your award! I'll try to play along and pass it on asap. :)

Garden Sense said...

landscapelover: I'm happy to recognize your blog and understand that not everyone wants to participate. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!

Nancy: Glad to do it - I enjoy your blog and look forward to learning more about you in your post!

Kathleen said...

Fun facts! Thanks so much for passing this award on to me. I'm honored you think my blog has style!! I'll try and participate but no promises. It's been hard to fit blogging in lately. :-(

Carol said...

Dear Chris, I do love the Cape May architectural styles. How cheery! I have never been there but know the Monarchs butterflies pass through on their migration and by the millions! You have just given me another reason to want to visit. Thank you so much for honoring me by mentioning me with these other terrific blogs!

Anonymous said...

I too like to ski and you have a cute and talented pup.Congrats on your award.

VW said...

Thanks for the award, Chris! I only post once a week, and don't do much with memes or awards. But it's always nice to have a kind pat on the back from a fellow blogger - especially this time of year, when spring seems so far away that blogging is the closest I get to gardening.

Garden Sense said...

Kathleen: I'm happy to do it - you have a great blog! No worries - there's no pressure to participate!
Carol: Cape May is a beautiful town. How wonderful to be there when the Monarchs pass through! You are very welcome. I love both your blogs!
GWGT: I'm sure you have great skiing in your area. We have as much ice as snow on our slopes here in PA, but its always a treat when I can get on the slopes. Congratulations to you, too - if GWGT hadn't already been nominated, it would have been on my list as well!
VW: You're welcome! I understand that not everyone is interested in participating - no problem! The days are getting longer, and signs of spring are in the air, but it seems like it will never get here! Blogs do help fill that gap, don't they?

Florist in the Forest said...

Congratulations, I love the high five!
Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments, we are all getting closer to spring now and I can't wait.

Stacy said...

I am in LOVE with your dog! :D

Chris said...

Florist in the Forest: Thanks for your visit! The closer it gets, the more anxious I get for spring!

Stacy: Thanks! We love her, too, and are so encouraged to see her gaining more and more confidence since we adopted her.

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Chris, thank you so much for your kindness. I will add it to a special award page I have on Blogger. I don't usually blog about these things...I guess I feel funny adding stuff about myself to my blog...but I appreciate you thinking of me:-)If I decide to blog about it I will let you know. Thank you:-)

Chris said...

Jan: You are very welcome! I understand your hesitation to blog about personal things - no problem! You have a great blog and I was happy to be able to recognize that.

Meredith/Great Stems said...

A belated thank you for the honor, Chris -- I very much appreciate it! While I don't usually participate in the award process, I don't mind sharing seven random things about me. Here goes: When I paint, I manage to get paint all over me and the tiny spot in the corner where I didn't cover the floor. When I cook a delicious meal, I manage to use every bit of counter space and just about every dish in the kitchen. My dog's favorite toy is a cat bed. My favorite color is green, with a deep dark rich blue being perhaps my second favorite. I love to play with clay. I could listen to birds sing all day long. My cat likes to play hide and seek and meows loudly from her hiding spot until I participate. Thank you again, Chris!

Chris said...

Meredith: You are so welcome. No worries about not participating, but it was fun to learn a bit about you. I had to laugh at the thought of your cooking whirlwind - sounds familiar. :-)

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