Thursday, November 13, 2008

My First Award.......


I've been instructed by one of the best of bloggers ~Teresa from Garden Antqs Vintage~to tell you 6 things about me and go on to nominate 6 bloggers I admire....so here goes
.1 I can never stay on the task at hand. I go from one thing to another until nothing seems to get accomplished, it drives me crazy...Can we say ADDERALL

.2 I have this thing for my power blower. In any given day it will be used at least once if not many times around here. If I never own a broom again I wouldn't miss it. Everyday I blow my garage out, my patios and I've even been known to stand inside my house and blow out the doors......a little obsessive wouldn't you say?

.3 I love to eat and could probobly out eat any man, Just ask any one of my friends. My favorite food is Mexican. Chips, Good Salsa and a Margarita and
I'm good....which takes me to question #4.

.4 I am Italian and Swedish and was raised on Mexican food. My Grandparents were from Italy and in the 1940's opened a little cafe in North Hollywood Ca. Called Rusty's Hacienda. With a wide variety on the menu my grandfather said the enchiladas became more popular then the pasta so he went that direction with his business. The business expanded and grew to 3 other locations, we basically were the first Mexican Restaurant food chain in Southern California. Needless to say our whole family grew up in the restaurant business till 1991 when my grandfather and father passed away and they were closed. They were open for 51 years. What great memories!

5. The things I love first and formost is my family. I've been married 30 years but met my husband when I was only 13. So I've known him 39 years. My 3 kids are the greatest and we have so much fun when we're all together which is alot of the time...... and I love my Roses, Hydrangeas, the Sun, Boating, Backgammon, the Ocean, my Friends, and My Surroundings. Oh and a good Flea Market is definately at the top of my list. Looking for old Ironstone, Tole, Oil Paintings, Butter Pats, Etched Mirrors, Old Iron Elements...I could go on and on....whoops I've already done that. I'll make #6 short.

6. I'm a very visual person and I can't hardly relax in my own home, I'm always looking around brainstorming about the next thing I want to do in my home. .... sounds like I need medication wouldn't you agree?

Now I nominate....
1. Barbara Jacksier On the very first morning after my very first blog my very first phone call was from Barbara wishing me good luck, thanks Barbara
2. Rue Think of this as a belated birthday gift.
3. Cindy~My Romantic Home I especially loved the window peeping blog.
4. Talking Trash Sorry here's your fourth one, I think your hysterical
5. The Beautiful Life Check out her great store.
6. Restyled Home Love your urn Blog

WHEW! I'm glad thats over and done with, I'm Exhausted!!!

13 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

You must have married your husband at 14 because you don't look old enough to be married 30 years! LOL

Thank you so much for the award...I'm very honored and I'm so happy that you started blogging because I love your home!!!

trash talk said...

Thank you Cheryl for the award-maybe I will give up a little info on C.D. this time. I love that you use your power blower that much. I do too and my sister tried to blow dry her hair with hers. Don't ever blow out the coils of the fridge with it though. Oh My! Now am I hysterical as in funny or as in out of my mind? Probably both. Thanks again. Tn'T

The English Cottage Collection said...

You're the best.....I didn't own a yard blower till I met "you"! I had to go one step further and get the dual power sucker and the blower:) OMG! That's why I love you girlie!! betz-OOps! I mean Debra

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Hey you! THANK YOU!! How cool!! I've always wanted to do one of these "things about me" (hmm...does that mean I'm vain??)... :)

Your comments about not staying on task and not relaxing around your own home is SO me, too! I'm right there with you, hon, regarding the adult ADD! But hey! Its how we get so much done all the time! Well, when we can stay on task....Which is never...But I digress... ;)
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! :)
Happy dance!!
-Ruth
P.S. AND!! That blog award is a pretty one, too!

Diane said...

Your blog is charming... I love the pictures of your home from the button on the side... so lovely... I will be back often
Cheers,
Diane

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

Congrats! Award well deserved! Keep up the wonderful work ~ looking forward to visiting often and watch you continue to blossom, like your beautiful roses. I wish I would have known you while I lived in the Conejo Valley! Praying for LA and Santa Barbara right now. ~ Cheryl

Barbara Jacksier said...

Wish I was raised on Mexican food. I had to learn to cook Posole and tamales the hard way! Thanks for the award!

And I'm so glad you have settled in in Bloglandia.

Miss Janice said...

I'm with you on #1 & #6:) I come back to your blog often to look at the beautiful photos of your home.

restyled home said...

I`m with Cindy...I had to re-read that about the length of your marriage. You look so young!!

Thanks for sharing the award with me, and congrats to you for receiving it! I love your home (I saw it on Jennifer`s site). Your taste is amazing and very inspiring.

Hope you`re having a great weekend,
Linda

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Fun post, Cheryl. I really enjoyed learning more about you.

oxox
Jennifer

Janet said...

Ah Cheryl, you have me laughing. First of all I can relate to the whole ADD thing or being "high strung" as it was called when I was growing up before anyone realized that ADD existed! The electric blower thing has me lol, because I refer to them as the "electric penis" as the neighborhood men wag them at will on the weekends. Some men even have gas powered penises...imagine. Also, I love to eat and I eat way too much, but I love to cook and love to eat!

Come visit me at Housepeepers sometimes

Rue said...

Awww..... thank you Cheryl!! I'm sorry I'm late getting this. I can't seem to catch up and I didn't even have time to answer comments or post today ... yikes!

30 years?! I thought you were in your twenties! Oh and I've used the blower in the house too. it works wonders on dog hair when you've just had enough..... shhhh.... ;)

Your family owned Rusty's?? How cool is that?! I sure miss the food out there.

Anyway, thank you again :)
rue

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