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Blog awards


Here's to being Kreativ

May 14, 2012

The lovely Melissa of A Wide Line recently surprised me with The Kreativ Blogger Award.

So first, a big Thank You to Melissa for thinking of me. As always, I appreciate the vote of confidence and the shout out. It’s a great thing when our fellow bloggers nominate us and let us know we are special to them in a way.

The rules, those pesky rules, are pretty simple for this one…

1. Thank the person who gave the award to you and link back to their blog.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Nominate 7 bloggers and let them know they’ve been awarded.

Here are 7 more things about me:

1. I love, love, love Vietnamese food, especially a soup called Pho! It’s the best.

2. I had chicken Pho instead of my usual beef today. OMGeee, it was delightful.

3. I don’t like that my hubby keeps the air at 68° at night. I’m sitting here in a thick robe and socks… and I live in Florida for Pete’s sake.

4. Sometimes, when I’m in a chocolaty mood I put Nutella on a teaspoon and eat it like that.

5. I decided to bake Apfelstrudel for middle daughters Family Festival at school. Thank goodness my mom is a champ at making strudel… she’ll give me pointers.

6. The next book I am going to read is in German. One of my best friends send it to me recently. Just because.

7. A few of my school friends from Germany live in the US now, too. It’s a small world.  🙂

Time to nominate 7 fabulous bloggers:

1. Marcie at Too Timid and Squeamish

2. Catrina at Kittyb78

3. Megan at Monday Morning Musings

4. Jackie at Not Wifezilla

5. Stacey at Real World Mom

6. Alexis at The Exhausted Mom

7. Shannon at Moments of Introspection

As always, no pressure, just a head nod from me to you because I like you. 🙂


I got some sunshine

May 7, 2012

Don’t you love sunshine? Bright and warm. I love it. And I love it even more that the lovely Megan from Monday Morning Musings honored me with the Sunshine Award.

Thank you, Megan. I truly appreciate it and your lovely comments and tweets. You always manage to make me feel special and put a smile on my face.

As far as I can tell the rules for this award are very straight-forward and simple.

1. Answer a few questions.

2. Nominate 5 other bloggers for the award.

Here are the questions and my answers :

Favorite animal?

I would have to say dogs, but I like our cat, too.

Favorite color?

Blue. Any shade will do.

Favorite number?

~3~ I have three children. My birthday is in the 3rd month and this year I’m 33.

Favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Tea. It’s a toss up between Chai tea and Red Bush (Rooibus) tea.

Facebook or Twitter?

That’s a tough one. I would have always said FB but now I really enjoy Twitter. Both!!!

My passion?

I don’t have just one true passion… there are many things I’m passionate about… my children and hubby, this blog, baking, taking pictures of anything and everything, reading and of course, sparkly vampires.

Giving or getting presents?

Definitely, giving. I love the whole process of finding just the right thing, wrapping it up and then watching the recipient open it.

Favorite pattern?

I’m not really a pattern person but I have always enjoyed the look of a Scottish kilt… the tartan pattern.

Favorite day of the week?

Saturday. Sleeping in day, doing family things day, staying up late day, baking day…

Favorite flower?

I like all kinds of flowers but really like the look of a confetti rose. It’s a kind of peachy color with darker red trim that bleeds into the rose blossom.

And now to nominate 5 worthy bloggers and bring them some sunshine.

RoryBore at Time out for Mom

Jackie at Not Wifezilla

Poe Kitten at Many Waters

Hallie at Random Bits

Kerry at It’s the little Things

Sending you 5 lovely ladies some sunshine. 🙂




Tell Me About Yourself Award

March 21, 2012

Here I thought things had calmed down and award season in the bloggy world was over. And then came Marti of Marvi Marti fame, knocking on my door to surprise me with the Tell Me About Yourself Award and put a big smile on my face. As always, I’m extremely thankful and happy. 🙂

Some rules need to be followed when you are the recipient of this award. I promise, they are pretty simple.

1. Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. Tell the world 7 things about yourself that you have not shared, yet.

3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers and let them know.

See, not so bad, is it?

Here are my 7 things that I have not shared, yet.

1. Hubby and I are going away by ourselves for the first time in almost ten years. Pretty much since the munchkins arrived. (Thanks mom!)

2. I love to have a bouquet of fresh flowers on my kitchen table but don’t think to buy them nearly enough.

3. I’m a big carb lover… pasta and bread will never ever be off my food list. I do try to eat whole grains as much as possible. I happen to enjoy it.

4. I still haven’t finished reading “The Hunger Games” and will end up seeing the movie first and then read it. (That’s what usually happens.)

5. I have an aversion to cleaning out the dishwasher. Don’t know why… that’s why I do it first thing in the morning while my coffee is brewing just to get it over with.

6. I can’t wait to color Easter eggs with the kids. I already have most of my Easter decorations out. Way ahead of the game this year. 🙂

7. I grew up with a severe case of excema. My skin would dry out so badly during the Winter months that it would crack and bleed (mostly on my knuckles and fingers) and the itching and scratching didn’t help. Moving to Florida was the best thing that could have happened. The humid air and salt water of the ocean are natural remedies.

So there you have it. 7 more things about me that you probably didn’t care to know. 🙂 Or maybe you did. Well, either way… there they are.

Now for my 7 nominees. And… the award goes to:

1. Hilary at Feeling Beachie 

2. Brenda at Ponderings of an Author

3. Beth Ann at It’s just Life

4. Karen at Life with Karen

5. RoryBore at Time out for mom

6. Bianca at Bits of Bee

7. Bruna at Bees with Honey

I know that award season has been in full swing and not every one likes to receive them. I want to let you lovely ladies know that I enjoy your blogs and love to stop in for a visit. No pressure. Just some blog loving. 🙂




Two in One

February 21, 2012

Recently the lovely Tere of Tere’s World surprised me by awarding little me for two blog awards. The Kreativ Blogger Award and One Lovely Blog Award. I was very pleasantly surprised and accept these with a huge smile and a big Thank You to Tere for including me with all the other great bloggers. I don’t know about you, but I love getting awards. Not so much for the award itself but to know other bloggers out there seem to enjoy what you put out there into the blogosphere and want to let you know it. Thanks again, Tere. I really appreciate that you included me!!!

Kreativ Blogger Award Rules:

1. Link back to the one who gave you this award
2. Share 10 random facts about yourself
3. Pass the award on to 6 other people
4. Follow the persons blog who sent you it
Here are 10 random facts about myself:
1. I love eating grapes but hate raisins. They make me gag.
2. I’m a chocoholic. Any chocolate will do but I prefer German chocolate to anything else. 🙂
3. My first job was as a waitress at my parents restaurant.
4. I love learning languages and wish I would have kept up with French.
5. I love coloring with my girls. It relaxes me.
6. I know how to crochet and knit.
7. I love to read and wish I had more time for it.
8. Flip-flops are an absolute must have for me.
9. I suffer from eczema and moving to Florida and close to the ocean was the best thing for my dry skin!!!
10. I’m not a natural red-head!!! 🙂 Thank you L’Oreal!!!
The One Lovely Blog Award rules are:
1. Link back to the one who gave you this award.
2. pass the award on to 15 other lovely bloggers.
3. Follow the person who sent it to you.
Now it is my turn to award these to other amazing bloggers. Here is my list of 15!!!!
1. RoryBore @ Time Out for Mom
2. Beth Ann @ It’s Just Life
4. Veronica @ Germlish
6. Sarah @ The Mama Pirate
7. Jennifer @ Just Another Day
9. Bianca @ Bits of Bee
10. Bruna @ Bees with Honey
13. Nicolette @ Working On a Project
14. Melissa @ A Wide Line…
15. Movita @ Movita Beaucoup
Wow. It’s so hard to figure out who to give these awards to. I have “met” so many amazing bloggers out there and want to share with each and every one of them. If you read this and have time for another cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate with marshmallows… go check some of these 15 amazing bloggy buddies out.
Thank you again, Tere, for honoring me with these awards!!! *Hugs!*

Another Award!!!

January 26, 2012

I’m so happy to tell you guys that Tere @ Yep,this is my life… wanna trade? was nice enough to include me in her list and award me The Versatile Blogger Award!!! Thank you so much! If you have some time, go say Hello to her!!!

Recipients of this award are asked to:
*Thank the person that nominated their blog for the award with a backlink to them.
*List 7 things about themselves.
*Award 15 newly discovered blogs with the award and tell them of the award.
Here is my list of 7 things about myself:
  1. I recently became an American citizen.
  2. I love to make jewelry with middle daughter.
  3. I’m pretty good at ping-pong.
  4. The first foreign language I learned in school was Russian, followed by English and French.
  5. I am not a morning person and love to sleep in.
  6. I took guitar lessons when I was ten but have forgotten everything I learned.
  7. I love to paint–walls–and have pretty much painted our whole house.

And now, the 15 amazing blogs (in no particular order) I’m handing the award off to:

  1. Totally Terri
  2. Freaky Frugalite
  3. Not Just a Hockey Mom
  4. The Douglass Diaries
  5. The Mama Pirate
  6. The Ossington Kitchen
  7. By Word of Mouth Musings
  8. Movita Beaucoup
  9. Tried, Tested and True Mommy
  10. The Worstest Mommy
  11. Little Bit of Wonderful
  12. Marvi Marti
  13. My Organized Chaos
  14. Moments Of Introspection
  15. Dominique’s Desk
It would be great if you could take the time and stop by all these amazing fellow bloggers!!!
(Note: I tried to make sure non of these blogs received this award before. If I made a mistake, please, forgive me.)