Thursday, July 5, 2012

I was nominated!

I am so honored!  I have been nominated by Erin at Crafter Biggers for The Versatile Blogger Award!

I can hardly believe it!  I've been blogging for less than three months and I couldn't be more excited about this.  Blogging has helped me in so many ways.  It's gotten me off the couch, out of my funk, and my house is reaping the benefits. 

Here are the requirements for the award...

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award
2. Include a link to their blog in you post, as well as the award image
3. Give 7 random facts about yourself
4. Nominate 15 other deserving bloggers for the award
5. Include links to the nominated bloggers' sites
6. Let the other bloggers know that they have been nominated for the award.

7 Randoms facts about Carolyn at My Life is a Nutshell and I'm the Nut:
1.  I am a retired deputy sheriff from Seattle, Washington
2.  I moved to Phoenix Arizona seven years ago to get out of the rain (refer to fact #1)
3.  I inherited the thrifting gene from my mother but didn't know this until I was 54 years old.
4.  I love cats and have three living with me IN the house and one feral cat outside.
5.  I have too many favorite decorating styles and colors so my house is in a constant identity crisis.
6.  Two years ago I was violently attacked by a dog and on the fear scale that far outweighed the two times I've been shot at.
7.  I was a hair stylist for seven years before I was in law enforcement.
I want to thank Erin for this nomination.  It was such a welcome surprise.

15 blogs I would like to nominate for this award are:

1.   Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence
3.   Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors
5.   Gail @ My Repurposed Life
6.   Kelley @ The Grant Life
7.   Amy @ One Arsty Mama
8.   Rachel @ Thrifty Inspirations
9.   Aimee@ It's Overflowing
10.  Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
11.  Marilyn @ The Artsy Girl Connection
12.  Amanda @ Serenity Now
13.  Whitney and Ashley @ Shanty 2 Chic
14.  Kristi @ Addicted to Decorating

These ladies have been a source of inspiration, both in the blogging and decorating.  Thank you all, and especially thank you to Erin for nominating me.  Please check them out!



  1. Congrats on your nominations!! That's so awesome! I too, am an Arizona girl...trying to brave this summer heat! Stopping by from the blog hop! Am now a new follower:) Would love if you could follow me back!

  2. Hey lady!! I just stumbled on your cute blog and I’m your newest adoring follower!! I can't wait to delve into your archives! Also hey why don't you check out a huge Shabby Apple Giveaway I'm having right now!

    hope to see you there, and thanks so much!!
    Xo, Emily

  3. I'm dropping by from the blog hop. I love the blog name so much I had to follow along(I hope you'll stop by and do the same). Congrats on the award as well!


  4. Carolyn,

    Thanks so much for including me in your fantastic group of nominees! I am however award and tag free. The day to day business of projects and blogging takes up so much time, it's hard to fit anything else in.
    I appreciate you thinking of me!!
    have a great weekend,

  5. Carolyn,
    Welcome to the blogging community! It looks like you and I found our blogging passion around the same time! Thank you so much for awarding me with this award. I truly appreciate it! I am in the process of switching from Blogger to Wordpress and it's rather nerve wracking. Once things are settled and situated I'll gladly return the favor. Thanks again!