1.18.2011

seven for the stylish blogger award...

Last week I was honored to be awarded The Sylish Blogger award by not one but FIVE very stylish bloggers -  Kim from Chattafabulous The Green Room Interiors, Diana from One Crafty Fox , Stephanie from Moxie Maley, Barbara at Hampton Hostess and Cathy at Stitchfork.  I feel quite tickled that five such sweet and talented women threw my name in the mix - Thank You!  If you haven't visited their blogs, take a skip over - they are all just great.

The acceptance of said award comes with a few conditions - you must link back to the presenters of said award, list 7 things about yourself, and nominate 5 more people.

Now, it's hard to think of 7 things I haven't already told you about myself that you might find remotely interesting, especially because I've participated in a few of these reveal things before but I'll give it a whirl.  I'm going to try and correlate the fact with the number just to make it a little more fun.

One - I won 1st place in a dance contest when I was a very little girl, a speech contest in highschool and a photography contest in college.

Two - I have known my 2 closest girlfriends for at least 38 years or more.

Three - I live with 3 health issues, thyroid disease, celiac disease and fibromyalgia.

Four - When I was little we had 4 dogs at one time - Brandy, Kato, Scamp and Muffin, they were doxie/beagle mixes and crazily fun.

Five - I am 5'4" tall (hey that should maybe count for five and four:)


Six - Four generations of women in my family have been born in a year ending in the number 6.  I was born in 1966 (in the U.S.), my daughter in 1986 (in the U.S.), my mother in 1946 (in England) and her mother in 1916 (in Ireland). I may have mentioned this before but I find it fascinating - wasn't planned.  Above is a four generation photo of us obviously from a loooong time ago because my daughter on the far right is now almost 25 (l to r - my mom, me, my nana and my daughter).

Seven - 7 things always in my kitchen are - eggs, orange juice, bananas, steel cut oats, apples, onions and garlic.


Instead of passing it along I'm wondering what is one thing that can always be found in your kitchen????

35 comments:

jandjhome said...

Chocolate! In some form or another, you will always find chocolate in my kitchen. Right now, I have some Ghiardelli Peppermint Bark leftover from Christmas. I am eating them slowly. Celiac is very dominant in my family. My mom, maybe sister, uncle, and my cousin have it. I have been tested for it a couple of times and it keeps coming back negative, but the genetics are so strong. It's a tough disease.

Tess Kincaid said...

Wow! What a fabulous photo! (I have the icky thyroid thing, too.)

Debby said...

Cereal... the kids/hubby love cereal. There is never less than a variety of 4 boxes at a time.

Sorry to hear of your health issues... I know first hand how tough it can be. xo

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I know you do Deb! I used to love cereal, frosted mini wheats were my fav' but my gluten free life got rid of those. I'm probably better off for it.

MJM said...

Noodles... Sad but true. They are my diet nemesis!

Nicole said...

That's a great photo! you guys are all a knockout!

Hmm a staple in my kitchen... Kraft Mac & Cheese :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Something that can always be found in my kitchen... definitely coffee.

Teenage Bride said...

Jeanette! That photo is perhaps one of the best family photos I have ever seen!!!!

My kitchen is never short on Tea, lots and lots of tea.

kroney said...

Congrats on your 'Stylish Blogger' award! Well done thinking of such a clever way to list your seven 'things' about yourself.
OOOh! so glad you posted a pic from a loooong time ago!!!
Thank you for the compliment Nicole... my mum, daughter and granddaughter - all knockouts on the inside!
One item I always have in my kitchen - teabags from England!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Thanks Mom! Being a knockout on the inside is all there really is (especially 'cause the rest fades and sags:)

pamela said...

very fun facts, except for the 3 health issues, of course. love the photo, you all look fab!

what's in my kitchen? now that i am married, a shelf that looks like a 7/11 store.

quintessence said...

Congratulations! Love hearing more about you!! And what a beautiful photo of your family and you!!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Congrats! In our kitchen, you can always find carrots and celery (the hubs will not have a kitchen without those two) but I'm always stocking up on lemons - I use them in so many things!

Andrew H. said...

What a nice job relaying the 7 interesting things about you. Very creative.

Something you can always find in my kitchen.... a refrigerator. :-)

Diana Mieczan said...

That photo is so beautiful:) You can always find in my kitchen: soy milk, eggs, oranges for fresh orange juice and carrots for snacking:)
Wish you a lovely afternoon my dear and congrats on your awards:) hugs and kisses

Julie Smith said...

The photo of the four of you is absolutely lovely. Such a fine looking group.

And, I always, always have eggs and butter in my kitchen. :)

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh wow! How funny that you were awarded this by so many of us, lol!! Thanks for the mention :)

I love how you put this all together, very creative and very fun. Sorry to hear about your 3's though. I have a thyroid thing too.

One thing you can always find in my kitchen is Green Tea... rather Japanese green tea with rice. So yummy!!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

I always have dairy products: milk, creamer, cheese and apples to pair with them.

Congrats on the award!

Krystal said...

aww, how interesting to know more about you! i love these but who doesn't :) I think one thing I always have in my kitchen is wine. and tomatoes.

Jen said...

Ok, I have to ask, how do you make your steel cut oats? I've been looking for a recipe for the longest time! Do you do them in the crockpot at all??

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Hi Jen, I just make them in a large pot. 4 cups of water to 1 cup of oats, bring to a boil and simmer till done. This makes a couple days worth for two of us.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Chocolate, hooray for chocolate. That picture is great, Jeanette!
Have a happy happy Tuesday xxx

Maria said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations! You so deserve it!!

LOVE the photo! Just LOVE it! K- strikin' a pose and all! LOVE it!

In my kitchen.....bread for toasting and tea!

Stitchfork said...

Great pic! And fun knowing more about you. The six in years is fascinating. What's in my kitchen - seems like a full grocery store of items when all my sons are home!
xo Cathy

Brenda Kula said...

What a fine-looking bunch of women! The one thing (two things) always in my kitchen is chocolate and coffee.
Brenda

Stacey said...

Ginger, bananas(baby Z loves bananas)and thyme. I loved learning more about you. I had to have a thyroidectomy about 13 or so years ago. Now everyday i have to take the supplement, synthroid-no fun. XX

Tay Talk said...

Before I even read your question I thought to myself, "Garlic. How does anyone live without it."

At times I will use so much that the next morning in yoga I swear I can smell it seeping out of my pores.

Stacey said...

I didn't say congrats on the award in my prior post:-). Congrats! XX

lisaroyhandbags said...

you are one stylish gal!!
my kitchen always has cereal (a variety), peanut butter, bananas and Kraft Mac & Cheese.
sorry to hear of your health issues - I've always knocked wood that I haven't been hit with anything so far, especially since my sister is type 1 diabetic and my guy's 3 siblings have a genetic disorder.

Anonymous said...

My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

Kellie Collis said...

You definitely deserve the award! I think my kitchen never runs out of garlic. Enjoy the lovely day, Kellie xx

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I'm SOOOO envious of your women ending in year 6 birth trend. My family has it too - tons of women born in the year of the horse.

But I wasn't - I'm an ox.

Isn't that tragic?

French Basketeer.com said...

Yay! Well-deserved award! The kitchen always has chocolate bars (for baking), French Sea Salt, Dijon Mustard and lots of whatever I find at the market. I adore your family photo....it's a lovely lovely photo...!

bronwyn said...

Oh, I love these things! First, you look like Sharon Stone in that picture! What beautiful ladies the four of you are. Sorry to hear about the health issues. You'd never know from your wonderful positive attitude. And your right, you are better off without all the wheat products. Always in my kitchen - like you, I always have eggs, onions and garlic. Also apples, tea, coffee, chocolate, milk, olive oil, and veggies and brown rice.

And thank you so much for the lovely birthday wishes!

Laurie Chaney said...

Shallots, rock hard baugette from yesterday, half bottle of red, sea salt. Wilting arugula, basil, marjoram and thyme. French roast coffee, bananas and creme fraiche.