Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Kreativ Blogger Award

Golden Girl Handmade Egyptian Style Soap by soapstar

I was recently honored with a Kreativ Blogger Award, care of Vicky from soapstar - an amazing shop filled with natural soaps and skin care products. At act natural * feel good! she shares the inspirations behind her wonderful handmade soaps. The combinations of colors and scents are so unique, and she pairs them with a handmade postcard featuring the inspirations behind each soap. I can’t wait to try the Egyptian inspired “Golden Girl” with scents of lavender, vanilla and black myrrh. Her blog is also filled with great photos, favorite Etsy finds and friendly humor.

I always love receiving and sharing meme awards, because it’s a great opportunity to see new blogs, introduce my favorite bloggers to each other, and check in with my sometimes neglected reading list to see what’s new. With the Kreativ Blogger Award, I also get a chance to share a little about myself. Here are the rules:

The Kreativ Blogger Award

1. Post the award on my blog.
2. Thank the person who gave it to me.
3. Link to the person who gave this to me.
4. Share a list of 5 things that you probably don't know about me.
5. Choose 7 great bloggers to give the award to.
6. Share a link to their blogs.
7. Leave a comment on their blog.

So, here are five totally random facts about me:

- I absolutely adore summer. Summer sunlight seems to trap my memories more than anything else. Whenever the weather starts to warm up, I remember so many of my favorite moments.

English Bluebells by Mortira
English Bluebells photographed on a Mother's Day nature walk.

- I’m a terrible housekeeper. My house is only tidy when I have a few hours notice of company coming. I’d rather be beading or blogging than putting away toys and arranging cushions.

- I’m terrified of elaborate beadwork. I know that I could do it if I tried, but I just can’t bring myself to spare so many beads!

- Several years ago, I spent nearly 24 months creating a ‘Persistent World’ multiplayer video game on the Neverwinter Nights platform called Realms II. By the time I was done, interest in the game had started to dwindle, and I had no audience to share my creation with. One of my life’s biggest regrets is never being able to see others playing it.

Uskada Orc Village - Realms II NWN PW Server

- I love fashion. Ever since I saw an episode of Project Runway, clothing design has been a casual interest of mine. I have no sewing skills and no fashion sense, but I love seeing what others can do.

Thanks so much to Vicky for passing on the Kreative Blogger Award to Inspirational Beading. And now I’m sharing it with these great bloggers:

Additions Style - Inspiration Infused with Creativity = Limitless Possibilities
Artful Living on the Bluff with Cindy Caraway - Live Simply, Make Stuff, Play Music, Save the Planet
Cristina Amador Handcrafted Jewelry
Daisy Chain Jewellery with Jo Southampton
The Lemondrop Tree - Live in Your Imagination
My Everything Corner

These are some of my favorite blogs, for various reasons. They all provide a great reading experience with plenty of inspiration. Enjoy!

Copyright 2010 Inspirational Beading and soapstar


  1. I am a terrible housekeeper too and I love all things Project Runway!
    Great list. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day!

  2. Wow! I love video games. It is awesome to know someone who actually created one. What an accomplishment!

  3. Mortira, Thank you so much for giving me this award! I am thrilled to be part of this great group of blogger.

    What a great list. I am a terrible housekeeper too. I try to clean a room at a time, but by the time I get done cleaning all the rooms the first one is dirty again.

    Thanks again for thinking of me and giving me this award. Have a great day!

  4. Congratulations! I also have an award for you! :)

    Have a great night!

  5. Thank you and you're welcome all around!


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