What it means to be a Good Neighbor: A nomination and Aqua Corps.


It has been a hectic week of travel  with not much time for crafting.  Yesterday, I was so pleased to find out my blog “On The Upcycle” was nominated for a Good Neighbor award.  The Good Neighbor Award is for someone you’ve met in the blogging world you wish could be your real-life neighbor.   Thanks to Katherine from Pillows Ala Mode for sponsoring such an award.  I was truly honored and touched that someone took the time out of their day to say something nice about something I care so much about!  I wish Katherine a very happy 2nd blogging anniversary and thank her for all the support she has shown to someone new to this world!  Talk about an amazing neighbor! Congratulations to Crafty Staci who won the award and grand prize!  Check out all the nominees here!

It made me think that being a good neighbor also means helping the less fortunate people around you.  My friend told me about a local group in the area that helps the less fortunate of Camden, NJ called Aqua Corps. 


Aqua Corps feed the homeless, host Thanksgiving day dinners for the homeless, and perform community outreach for the less fortunate people in Camden.  They are trying to raise money to purchase a permanent location for their cause at The Hero Network.  Be sure and support them if you can.  To learn more about Aqua Corps and what they do to help the homeless  Click Here.

Thanks again to all my WordPress neighbors who have taken the time to stop by my home online and be so kind.  Means the world to have the support of such an incredibly talented bunch!

One Lucky Little Upcycle Blog…


I would like to say a long overdue “Thank you” to Crafty Madre who has a wonderful craft blog by the same name. Be sure and stop by and visit her idea filled blog. A true crafting artist!  She nominated “On The Upcycle” for the Liebster award, Which is given to blogs who have reached the 100 plus readership mark, A goal this blog recently reached.  The word Liebster means ” dearest” in German. Awwe *Shucks*

I have to be honest I am a bit of a “newbie”  When it comes to this or any similar blogger awards.  I did a bit of research on the award rules and am a bit unsure of what the official rules are, I am sure of one thing: I wanted to thank Crafty Madre for taking the time to send some encouragement to your humble blog author and Mod Podge maniac.  Most of the blogs I follow are way beyond the 100 readership mark so I am unsure as far as nominations, but I follow so many great blogs and wish I could recognize each and every one of you!  All of you are “dearest” blogs in my eyes!

I Needed That! Pass the Cupcake!! “On The Upcycle” Nominated for a Super Sweet Blogging Award!

I want to thank Row from Row’s Pottery Shed for nominating “On The Upcycle” for a Super Sweet Blogging award.


It really meant a lot to me today! After a very stressful week, and receiving some negative comments on a project of mine on Pinterest, being nominated was one of the few bright spots in my day.  All the pieces I make,  the good, the bad and the ugly, I pour my heart into. I guess you could say they are like my children and I am a bit protective of them.  Don’t get me wrong I welcome constructive criticism and a difference of opinion, it’s the outright negativity that hurts most. Fear of trying and failing is what prevents us from achieving great things.  So, thanks again Row for reminding me there are good, positive  people in the world who choose to encourage, and build up instead of tear down!  Be sure and check out Row’s blog!

“Super Sweet” Question and answer!

1. Cookies or Cake?

Hands Down Cake

2. Chocolate or Vanilla?

Is it a crime to say I like them together : )

3. Favorite Sweet Treat?

Weird maybe but I LOVE Lemon Meringue Pie

4. When Do You Crave Sweet Things The Most?

When I am stressed!  I was craving it a lot this past week!

5. Sweet Nick Name?

Baby D a nickname given to me by the hubby : )

AMAZING BLOGS-A Super Sweet Bakers Dozen:

Be sure and check out these amazing blogs I enjoy following. I nominate these blogs in no particular order… they are all great!

1. Re: retro

2. GoodWill Hoarding

3. Redesigned by M

4. Hammer Like A Girl

5. Roof Top Creations

6. Pillows Al-A Mode

7. LoveLibrary

8. The Crafty Madre

9. Being Zhenya

10. Why Buy It DIY It

11. Pepper Box Couture

12. Space Lift

13. Beyond It’s Purpose 

Stay sweet my friends, and Congrats on your nominations!