Shine On Award


I have the ever wonderful L. Marie over on El Space – The Blog of L. Marie to thank for my Shine On Award, and I am so honored and thrilled! This time around I even decided I would toss in the random seven facts about myself… so be ready for it! **grins**

My Birthday ~ 3/5/2013
  1. I love to dress in wildly outrageous outfits (that I can even pull off, yes people wait to see what I will be coming up with next!)
  2. I make custom costuming. (Making my patterns from scratch or heavily modifying clothes.)

    The outfits I created for my wife’s Steampunk themed 30th Golden Birthday Party! (I put all the pieces together, and modified her jacket)
  3. I don’t really like chocolate all that much, sure a little here and there is alright, but I do not seek it out special.
  4. I can’t read pictures! Ya know, graphic novels, comics, ect. I know, some people find this deeply troubling or even sad, but… while I am good with art, the skill of reading pictures eludes me.
  5. I got married on 11/11/11 *grins* and I DID choose the date on purpose and had a Renaissance wedding! (my wife would prolly wanna get remarried now that it is going to be officially legal in MN!)
  6. I am the oldest of 8 and the youngest of 4 siblings (I am adopted, was adopted at age 7, so yes people it is possible. *grins* Not to mention we were a blended family!)
  7. I can read extremely fast (upwards of 100 pages an hour) and so devour books faster than I can buy them, and as such I reread the many books in my home library (of which I have well over 700!)

    Our Wedding outfits (mostly I bought them, didn't have time to sew and do the rest of the wedding!)
    Our Wedding outfits (mostly I bought them, didn’t have time to sew and do the rest of the wedding!)
  8. BONUS FACT: I HAVE been to Europe. I got to see Stonehenge (a lifelong dream) and many other places around London, Windsor Castle, Bath (the Roman Baths) and then Munich Germany, Dachau (which was a terribly hard place to visit), along with Neuschwanstein Castle (which I thought my legs were going to fall off and I was going to die, by the time I reached the TOP!!! and I am IN SHAPE!!! This is the castle that inspired the Disney Castle)

    Yes, that is me in front of Stonehenge!!!




The amazing blogs I nominate are:

  • Amber Forbes ~ for her inspiring posts and marvelous way of writing.
  • Creative Mysteries ~ creative and wonderful blog and thoughtful comments.
  • Excerpts From Nonexistent Books ~ just for all the fun I have reading here most days!
  • Aspiringwriter22 ~ creative, fun and a bit snarky, just the way I like it!!!  Her posts are always great!
  • The Read Room ~ for the funny and helpful posts!
  • Dreamland’s Insurgents ~ my incredible, witty and sometimes pain-in-the-butt writing partner in crime!!! **falls over giggling** (yeah, yeah, Dreamland, I know, I will pay for that in our weekly letters! **grins** but I have to say it is worth it!!!)
  • El Space ~ you don’t have to share it again, but your comments are always thoughtful and encouraging!  So you deserve it!!!!
  • There are prolly a bunch more I am missing, as I follow many INCREDIBLE blogs!!!  Each and every one has inspired me in some way or another!!!  These are just a few of my favorites.



Please do go and check out these other great blogs!!!


20 thoughts on “Shine On Award”

  1. Aw, thanks so much for the shout-out! It means a lot to me 🙂

    I’ll definitely need to have a look at those other shiny blogs you mention, too.

    1. Of course!!! **grins** yup! I LIVE for custom costuming!!! Been in the business for years! Along with themed party planning, crafting almost anything you could need for said parties…

    1. Thank you, I am often found wearing crazy color combos, actually the red outfit in the second pic, was just cause I was matching my wife. It was HER birthday, usually I made her match me **grins**

    1. yeah give or take depending on the book I am reading **grins** (some take a bit longer if they are too ‘in depth’ and take more concentration) But I do not really retain what I read for very long.
      And you are more than welcome!!!

    1. Yeah stonehenge was a dream come true for me. I couldn’t even believe I was there! It was so surreal… Even looking at the pics I have trouble believing it!

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