Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What a neat little thing, this 101 thing... When I posted a 'thank you' to Julie yesterday I wasn't even aware of the tradition, or the pattern that exists for doing the little list of those ten things that make you happy, that you're grateful for!  Well, now I know (I learned see, being new-er means you get to learn and pick-up on so much neat new stuff)!
Here we go:
1.) An ever-growing, often changing and sometimes mystifying relationship with my Maker- God in Heaven above (thank you Jesus...)
2.) My Dear Husband (my patriot in a lighthearted moment!)
3.) My Lovely Daughter
 4.) My Sweet & Loving Family of Origin
5.) America the Beautiful ( and those who protect her!)
6.)  My country of Origin (...and my wonderful Naples!)
7.) Those Who Serve

8.) Some Good Wine and a Big Bowl of Pasta : )
9.) Blogger Friends & Followers ; )
10.) I Need Another List of Ten!!!

What fun! Now it's your turn:


  1. Congratulations to you Donatella!! How wonderful is this world of blogging, we get to meet the most amazing people? Such a sweet award for a sweet blogger! I am so very happy to have found your blog. What a lovely post and a very lovely and thoughtful list you have posted. Enjoy this wonderful and well deserved award! Sending you a congratulatory hug ~ Tina x

  2. OH MY!!!!! Do you know that I was looking at your blog this morning and this post, and I did not even see my name on that list? Okay--- time to start wearing the contacts more often... :)

    Thank you EVER SO MUCH! I just sooo appreciate the mention and will happily blog about it soon!

    Your friend,


  3. Thank you so much! I am touched that you selected me...but your post is even more touching. Hope to post my award later today! :)



  4. Bonjour Donatello,
    Congratulations on your award and for sharing it, I'm honoured to be included along with all these other lovely ladies. Will post about this.
    Love reading your list, I also appreciate all your kind comments you have left.
    Merci beaucoup

  5. Congratulations on your award you are so desrving of it. Your list of 10 things is beautiful and thoughtful.
    Nellie xx

  6. Donna thank you so very much for adding me to that special list! It means more than you know.

    If I was to list ten things it would be:

    1. Meeting you in blog land
    2. God in all the aspects of His being.
    3. Writing
    4. Creativity
    5. Love found in unexpected places
    6. Daily blessings
    7. Photography
    8. People with all their idiosyncracies
    9. Travel
    10. The internet

    As for your list... my favourite is the fact that you have mentioned those who serve.


  7. Hi Donna! Thank you so much for passing this along to me! You are so sweet and kind! I'm glad we've connected through our blogs! I will certainly be working on putting my list together!

    Thanks again!


  8. Congratulations, Donatella - I love your list of 10! Thank you for thinking of lil me. :)
    Wishing you a wonderful, happy day!

  9. Hi Donatella~
    Congrats on your award, and thanks for sharing. You are so sweet, I loved your list. It really gives a glimpse into who you are! And what a wonderful way to describe your relationship with God! I love it!!!

    I will be thinking of a worthy list also! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy that beautiful weather, we are in a cold snap right now, I am so thankful the sun is shining, it does bear a promise of spring! The kids are all sick, so it is good to have that promise!!!

  10. HI DONATELLA...such a beautiful name!
    Thank you for stopping by and following!
    I loved finding your blog too and of course will "Follow"
    I enjoyed looking through your older posts and getting to know you better!!!

    You must come back and enter my Giveaway before this Sunday...You'll be glad you did!!!
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  11. What a great list. Your daughter reminds me of Isabella Rossalini. I love all your vintage bits.


  12. Donatella, I did not see an email address for you in your profile so I'll answer your question here. I love the 10 items you are thankful for in your life. What a beautiful daughter! You asked about the candle picture. The picture is from photobucket. If you click on it I think it will take you there. I copied the html code for the candle, went to layout and added a gadget. I then chose html and copied the code in there. Hope that helps, Joan

  13. Hi Donna and thanks for stopping by! California sounds like a great place to live at this time of year (we still have snow in BC). I'll be back!

  14. HI Miss Donnatella! thanks for stopping by to see me, I took a cruise around your blog last night, I nearly fainted at all the beautiful antique and shabby chic finds! Your list was so fun too, already getting to know you!

  15. Hi Donnatella: Welcome to blogland. I know you will enjoy it as much as I have. I want to thank you for your recent visit and tell you I have joined you as a follower. I am looking forward to getting to know you. It looks like we are neighbors. I live in the land of fire and mudslides, La Crescenta. I look forward to getting to know you better. Blessings, Martha

  16. GREAT things to be thankful for! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I love yours and am now a faithful follower! ;-D Have a great weekend in beautiful SoCal! Aloha! Kristen

  17. Congrats on winning this fun award Donatella. Happy weekend to you...I'm off to stalk your blog a bit! :)

  18. Such lovely & precious things to list! Thank you for your kind words over @ The Laurel Hedge Donatella, you are a most welcome Follower.
    Millie ^_^

  19. THANK YOU, my friend!!

    So sweet to be recognized ... and I loved even MORE learning about you!!

    Caymus - sooo good....I think I need to open a bottle of red right now and write down some 10 things!! ;)

    Hugs to you ~ xoxo

    PS - love your #1...amen, sista!

  20. Hello!!
    It was so nice to meet you! THANK YOU also for leaving your comment and for becoming my "50th Follower!" :-) I've really enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know you a bit better--You have some wonderful and very lovely things that I could find a place for easily in my house!
    Hope you're having a great week!

  21. G'day, Donatella ~ Love your romantic name!

    Please change your following on blogger to follow me on the new blog site ~ blushingrosetoo.blog

    You left your note on the old blog site ~
    feedsackfantasy.blog ... closing it down.

    The one you wrote me on is going to be closed shortly.

    I am going to find time this weekend to read your posts ... TY for joining me.

    Have a beautiful day.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  22. Carissima Donatella,
    Me too, I do appreciate to be a part of this community, blogging. And, so big Congrats as much as Istanbul on your award:)
    Btw, I've been to your home Naples, such fantastic and warmhearted Napolitani. Moreover, I do have great friends who are originally from Naples but living in Ist'l. Little Italia in Istanbul is so cool indeed:) Now I met you with a great pleasure, I' ll be thinking of you:)
    Con simpatia sempre~


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