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Liebster Blog Award

So much to write about!

First, thanks for all the well wishes and good thoughts and comments about Free Agents!

I’m going to assume that, the fact that the show was cancelled immediately following my appearance is mere coincidence.  Ah well….so much for NBC giving their new shows a chance to develop.

Second.  I have to say thanks to the very, very cool Whitney and Dustin that run The Rooster and the Hen   for bestowing on me the Liebster Blog Award.

Whitney and Dustin have been blogging for, oh, about 20 minutes, and already have 70 followers,  a spiffy site, great tutorials and now they are giving out awards!  This is clearly a couple on the go and my new goal is to keep up!

So, The Liebster Award apparently started in Germany is meant to highlight newer blogs with less that 200 followers.  It’s an award you get but also one that you give because in a “pay it forward” kinda mode you then suggest blogs that you follow that are just getting going.

I love the concept and the spirit behind it and I’m more than happy to point out a few sites that I’ve been getting into of late and think are top notch.

1 Deborah over at Upcycling My Life hails from Nova Scotia and comes up with the most amazing furniture makeovers along with detailed pics, tips and hints.

2 Please Note  is run by a Lucille-Ball- loving fellow Angeleno and comes replete with ideas, recipes and vintage goodness galore (there is also an Etsy shop if you’ve just “gotta have it!”)

3 Rosemary and her blog Villabarnes is my latest find – she already has tons of followers so I guess I’m cheating but she is the source of my Blender Pen inspiration and she has an endless stream of good ideas, clear pictures and tutorials to inspire.

So, as I understand it, these are the “rules” for this award.

The goal is to bring attention to small blogs so the blogger who gets the award posts the logo on their blog and links back to the awarder.  They are then free to list 3-5 other bloggers they think are cool and worth a look.

I’m happy to participate and appreciative of the gesture but I want to be totally clear that the folks above should feel NO OBLGIATION to participate – I can totally understand if it’s not your thing.

I’ll be back tomorrow with reports from the Rose Bowl Market (it was Sunday.  It was, oh let’s be honest, not great).  And later in the week I will reveal my dad’s latest project!

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

One response »

  1. David! You made my day! Thanks so much for the mention. I just took a look at your shop and I love everything! You do beautiful work. I especially love that you named your shop after your childhood street in Ohio because a great deal of my family is from Ohio!

    Best wishes!
    Please Note


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