Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Wonderful Surprise......

I was surprised and excited to receive the Versatile  Blogger award from 3 ladies whose blogs I love and admire very much,  Devon from Ironstone and Pine, Erin from White Whimsy, and Revi from Revisonary Life.!  Their blogs are fabulous and I feel so lucky that they each thought of me!
Take a minute and give them a visit, I know you will love them too!

The rules of this award are:
Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
Share 7 things about yourself that others might not know
Send it to 15 other bloggers and let them know you have awarded it to them
Now comes the hard part, 7 things......

1.  I lived in a haunted,  farmhouse in the country in NC for 10 years, not scary! ( My In-laws never spent a night in our house, they always stayed in a hotel)!
2.  I learned to ride when I was 16 and raised and trained  my half Arab gelding.
3.  I am still best friends with m 7th grade BF, she was just here 2 weeks ago visiting with her husband from CA.  (They are the best house guests, they bring their own house and park it in my driveway)!

4.  I'm from the Orange County CA,  before it was known as the OC, lived there till my early 30's when I moved to Concord, NC, from there, did a short 3yr stint in Green Bay WI, (loved it there and no, they don't all wear cheese head hats) then back to Nashville TN. where I will happily be staying!

5.  I have a younger sister who lives in Yorba Linda CA, we grew up water skiing every summer weekend.
6.  I had my first son, ( an ex marine) when I was 36,  my second son ( serving his last year in the Airforce)  at 39 and my daughter ( a sophmore in college) my last, when I was 41.
(no counting on fingers to try and figure out how old I am)!
7.  This will really date me  but I was on the TV show The Dating Game when I was 18.  I think it was the first show of it's kind back in the......!   I got to ask the questions as goofy as they were, (they wrote them), picked bachlor #1, went to dinner in Hollywood at a famous resturant, at the time, The Coconut Grove.  Saw a preformance by Eddie Fisher, you know who that is right, married to Debbie Fisher, stolen by her best friend, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Laya's father? If you don't, just ask your Mom, she'll know! (I hope)!
I am sending this award to:

Teresa at
Michele at
Sarah Kate at
Vicki at
Jen at
Sares at
Lisa at
Colleen at
Geneva at
Tracy at
Heather at
Robin and Pam at
Betsy at
Louise at
Vickie at
Mel at

Wow, that was hard!  I have so many favorites, it was really hard to pick!  I love all these ladies and their wonderful blogs, I just know you will too! 

Till next time......



Terry said...

Congratulations!! Wow, the dating game,...that's hilarious.

Anonymous said...

These were such great facts about you!!! You have had such an interesting life so far!!! Too bad you don't have a video of your appearance on The Dating Game!!!

Thank you so much for passing the award onto me! I'm going to do this next week!!! :o)

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Thanks--that is so sweet of you. Fun facts!

Revi said...

Hi Rebecca! I think it must mean something really good when you get 3 nominations in the same week! I love your 7 things - and I used to LOVE watching the dating game!
Your list has some new-to-me blogs I'll definitely visit!

Heather said...

Hi! Thanks for the award! It was fun to learn even more about you! I remember watching the dating game!!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Oh, those are awesome tidbits! I love that you lived in a haunted house and were on The Dating Game!

Can't wait to check out your Pins! The link to mine is on my post...the very first line, just click on the word Pinterest. If you can't find it that way, my full name is Tiffany Skipper Rossics on Pinterest. xo

Mel's Designs from the Cabin said...

that's to funny and fun all the same...thanks for the award! We were going to the fairgrounds today, but due to the weather of drizzle rain...decided against it, will be there tomorrow setting up and back home to pick up more stuff for the booth during the day...we'll be ready for Friday!!
7 am...whew that comes early enough. I made more bags yesterday and today and posted pics of them under the burlap and lace bag page...I'll bring them with me to the Fairgrounds.
Congrats too on the dating game..I probably watched you!! lol...
Mel...looking forward to meeting you at the fairgrounds...Mel

loveandlilac said...

Oh my, thank you for my award. I'm working on my acceptance speech (I'm thinking Sally Fields, the Oscars, you love me, gush gush) and my reciprocal post of course.

Eddie Fisher at the Coconut Grove - totally hip!

Louise xx

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Well, gaw-all-eee. Thank you for thinking of me and my little 'ole blog. I loved reading your 7 facts, especially the dating game story! And, yes, I remember it well. I think we all dreamed of being a contestant!

I've got company this week, but will publish my post next week. Now, let me think, seven things..... :@

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Congratulations!! Okay, Rebecca, your seven things were WAY more interesting than mine!! Loved reading this one and learing more about you. Thank you for thinking of me. blessings ~ Tanna

Vicki said...

OMG, I used to love watching the dating game with my brother. We would crack up. I wish you had a video! I am so honored you would pick me as a favorite and offer this award. I do have a badge on my blog though stating it is an award free blog. I decided to do that from the start. Please know I appreciate the nomination so much and your friendship even more! xoxo

Betsy said...

I used to love the Dating Game. I always wondered where those silly questions came from. Thank both of your sons for their service to our country. My oldest has been in the Army National Guard for 3 years now. So far he hasn't been deployed. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your much appreciated award.

Mel's Designs from the Cabin said...

Jackie, send me another phone number for The Gathering Show, I've left messages, then my email got hacked and they took all my email addresses and cleaned it out...try

We're partly set up at the fairgrounds, we're ready to go early in the AM...whew! It's gonna be huge...there's so many good vendors out there.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Lol, I love the things you told about yourself! You lived in a haunted farmhouse? You have really peaked my interest now. You must tell me about it sometime when we are visiting. I love things like that! And......the dating game?? I kinda sorta remember that?? Anyhoo, very interesting. Go and check your e-mail, I am about to send you my agenda for the week-end.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Congratulations!! You have had so many wonderful interesting things happen!! That is so cool about the dating game!

Geneva said...

Thank you for the award... I'll be sure and let you know when I do my post... you're a hard act to follow. ":o) Loved reading your seven things about you...

Christy said...

Thanks for your visit to doras cottage and the sweet comments, I will enjoy checking out your blog!

Sares said...

What a bunch of interesting tidbits you shared! I used to watch the dating game way back when, I always liked the Newlywed game too. Thanks so much for passing the award to me and I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Mel's Designs from the Cabin said... was so nice meeting you at the Flea Market! Bloggers are such wonderful people...we're doing well in our little booth ...we're tired...1 more day...then next weekend we're at Dalewood UMC in Inglewood. 3 more shows to do, then I'm resting for the winter and creating while it snows....Mel

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Congrats dear friend! You surely deserved this!!! And I loved reading these little tidbits about you! :) Yes, I know about the Coconut Grove, only bc my hubby told me about the history of it, one night a few yrs ago when we were on our way to his yearly work holiday party (in which that year was held @the Beverly Hilton). I think I saw it on our way there! Anyway, I hope you had a lovely weekend! Take care and enjoy your new week!


Vintage Home said...

Wow Rebecca...Thank you for the award! I am honored! And a little intimidated! these are all hard hard acts to follow! I shall be in touch! thaks your 7 things!