Moment of Gratitude

While I work away on my vintage trunk
whose other side didn’t quite turn out like the first,
I wanted to wrap up the week with a little gratitude.
Not only am I inspired daily by the beautiful blogs out there,
but every now and then one of them is sweet enough to mention something of mine. 
thank you to the following blogs that made my week.
And, thank you old readers for sticking around.
Thank you new readers for liking my blog!

Thank you, Alison!
(Her adorable blog is a smorgasbord of creativity!)
I love me a cottage and farmhouse, 
but Stefanie (aka Mrs. Limestone) will amaze you
with her DIY transformation of a Brooklyn…Limestone.

Lorie’s cool blog has a little something for
everyone….the crafter, DIYer, and foodie. 
Thank you!

504 Main 
Holly just put her own very cool twist 
on some faux zinc lockers! 
Thanks, Holly!
 If you haven’t been by Ruth’s blog, you must. 
It is just as beautiful as the name suggests
and she carries the loveliest wares in her shop,
including Jeanne d’Arc Living items!
Thanks so much, Ruth!

Thank you, Marian!
Click here for a beautiful faux zinc project of her very own.

The sweet Nancy at Faith, Family and Friends featured my little blog and faux zinc tutorial.
Thank you!
Thank you Paula at Two Ellie!

Thank you Vanessa at this and that!

And last but not least,

I received a blog award 
from the lovely and sweet, Jen at Piney Flats Style!
Thank you, Jen!
The Rules of this award:
1) Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award
2) Share 7 things about yourself
3) Pass the award on to 9 fellow bloggers who inspire you
4) Let them know about the award
7 Things About Me

1) White is my favorite non-color
2) My wardrobe only consists of black, white, and gray. The only color is in my blue jeans.
3) I could live happily on calamari, sauteed mushrooms, and apple pie a la mode
…oh, and coffee.
4) I have three beautiful children: 
a seven-year-old son, Jaden Mattingly  and
11 mo. old twins, Edyn Grace and Grey Alexander
5) I’d rather have a small, cozy house than a really big one.
6) Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons.
7) I’d rather go camping and boating than lay on the beach.
9 Bloggers Who Inspire Me 
Really? I have to narrow it down to 9?
If you haven’t already seen these blogs, go check them out!
Thanks again, Jen!

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  1. Alison says:

    Oh Jami, this just made my night!! What a fun little surprise. Thanks for your sweet comments, and I can’t wait to see your vintage trunk!! Have a great weekend, my friend!


  2. Lorie says:

    It was my pleasure featuring you! I am so glad I found your blog!

  3. Decorchick! says:

    Great features Jami, congrats!!

  4. Jami, You are too sweet! I was checking out my traffic referrals and saw a lot of visitors from your blog!! So I thought, what is going on at Freckled Laundry? And there it was, you have me listed as an inspiring blog! Wow girl, thanks for saying that, as you are one amazing blogger yourself!!

  5. Oh wow, it looks like I wasn’t the only one in love with your style. Thanks for the mention and thanks for sharing the tutorial in the first place.

  6. awal.ny says:

    Thank you so much for the honor that I inspire you. I hope you win the contest.

  7. Aww, thanks Jami, that is so sweet of you to mention me for the award, my first one ever! What do I do now? How do I copy that picture so I can do a post about it? thanks!
    xx Karen

  8. Dear Jami~ Thank, Thank You so very much selecting my little blog for your wonderful list;) Blessings and Many Hugs, Carol

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