Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award


July 2, 2012 by Evin

I was honored to receive the Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award from Natasha who writes Just A Hair Thing! What’s involved? I need to answer some questions about myself, and here we go…

*Describe yourself in 7 words:

Nice. Resourceful. Creative. Wife. Mother. Daughter. Aunt.

*What keeps you up at night?

My son, LB.

*Whom would you like to be?


*What am I wearing right now?

Old comfy jeans with a red camisole under a coral airy-knit sweater my Mom gave me. Little sterling silver and pearl earrings from ESDesigns. Bare feet.

*What scares you?

Outer space. Zombies. Clowns. Global warming. People with unresolved anger or insecurities taking that out on others, especially those who cannot protect themselves (like children and animals). That the openness fostered by reality television and social media will create a society that expects people to give up privacy to indulge in someone else’s sense of curiosity or narcissism. Weird odors in my fridge. Basically, my idea of a horror movie would be clown zombies that descend from outer space to hasten global warming, be mean, direct reality tv shows and hide smelly things in fridges.

*What are the best and worst things about blogging?

Best: Sharing my passion for living in Ireland, knitting/sewing, and cooking with others – and discovering a community that shares those passions as well.
Worst: Not knowing if I am making a positive difference in the world except through blog analytics/statistics.

*If I could change one thing about myself, what would it be?

Even after four years of braces, I have one tooth that is a little crooked. Also, I wish I could read/knit in a moving car without getting all headachy and carsick.

*Slankets, yes or no?

Not for me.

*Tell us something about the person who nominated you.

Natasha and I met last autumn when I was quite pregnant. We both had meetings in the same place and sat and visited. I admire her sense of style and ability to put things together in a fabulously unexpected way. Her enthusiasm for hair styling is just one facet of her skills and awesomeness. I’m delighted to know her!

My next step in this award is to nominate 10 others…Here we go…I’ve made the nominations on the basis that I feel they are simply wonderful and inspiring blogs with much diversity and love instilled. I excluded any ‘famous’ blogs because I didn’t think they’d have time to respond with their own post. I also excluded any of my own blogs, even though I probably have ten more. *Hangs head in serial blogger shame* I also omitted any friends who haven’t posted to their blogs in six or more months because they probably have a lot going on in their real lives.

There are so many brilliant blogs to choose from but I always find myself sneaking a latest peek at the latest posts of these friends:


4 thoughts on “Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award

  1. Outer Space IS scary – I take comfort in knowing we both feel this way. Congrats on the award and thanks for the nomination 🙂 I’m super touched

  2. Oh, fridge smells frighten me too! Like what is back there?? But I can tell you rotting strawberries smell better than rotting cheese. They actually smell quite delicious! Luckily, they look horrible so the visual keeps me from eating them!

  3. natashatynan says:

    Thank You! And you really deserve it, your blogging has put Cork on the map for more reasons than the rain! x

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