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Lovely Blogger Award!

I swear I have gotten this award before, but I cannot find it!  Oh well, I’m excited to have gotten it either for the first time or again…  I received this from Home of OHM and I cannot thank her enough!!

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Now I need to share 7 facts about myself ….

  • I’m not a big meat eater, not because I’m a vegetarian, I just don’t really care for it!  I’ll eat it here and there, just not often!
  • I hopefully will be graduating college in three quarters!
  • I cannot drive a stick shift
  • I’m an organizational nut … but can’t keep my own stuff cleaned (organized yes, clean no!)
  • Avid Seattle Mariners fan!  Even if they aren’t doing well, I still love to watch!!
  • I hate watching movies in the theater!
  • I was the Senior Vocalist of the Year my senior year of High School

    7 Blogs I want to pass this award on too…

    1. Crocheted Little Things
    2. Infertile Myrtle
    3. Jennifer’s Story
    4. Ladybug Blessings
    5. Single Mom on a Budget
    6. Tough Cookie Mommy
    7. With Just a Bit of Magic


    Stylish Blogger Award

    This is a blog award that I haven’t seen before…and even better, it spotlights some of your newest blog finds that you are loving!  This is the chance to share some of my new finds with you all!!

    I want to start by thanking Donna over at Write Now, Write Later!  Thanks so much for passing this along to me, I really appreciate it!  What a great way to start out 2011, then with a Stylish Blogger Award!  I feel so loved and special!


    There are 4 duties to perform to accept this award:

    1.  Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award

    2.  Share 7 things about yourself

    3.  Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

    4.  Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

    Now about myself…my favorite thing to talk about!!

    7 Things About Myself:

    1. I have only lived in 3 houses my whole life
    2. I don’t like going to see movies at the movie theater
    3. I get badly carsick…i can hardly ride to the grocery store without getting sick
    4. I love, love, love board games
    5. Have a serious addiction to HGTV and DIY Network :D
    6. Have gone through the Panama Canal!
    7. I have nannied for families with twins, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets

    15 New Blogs I Enjoy!

    1. Andrea at Angelica’s Awesome Adventures
    2. Crocheted Little Things
    3. Dannie at A Dose of Dannie
    4. Heather at Living on Love and Cents
    5. Heather at Mommy Only Has Two Hands
    6. Jackie at Just A Little Magic
    7. Jenn at Jennifer’s Story
    8. Kristin at Only Parent Chronicles
    9. Kym at Twinsideout
    10. Laura at Grandma Sez So
    11. Mrs. Mayhem at Mothering Mayhem
    12. Ms. Diva at Knit One Max Two
    13. Parenting By Dummies
    14. Sara at Scrap Silly Designs
    15. WeeMason’s Mom at Adventures of a Wee Mason Man

    Thanks again Donna!!

    Some Bloggy Love!

    Nothing better than opening your email and finding you’ve been given an award, and in my luck this week TWO!  I’m feeling so loved and am excited to pass along the love to others!

    Just Married with CouponsThis is the first time I’ve seen this award and feel so honored to be given it!  How cute is the button, love the hearts, anyway off topic…  This award was given from Dawn and Raphael of Just Married With Coupons.  If you haven’t checked out their blog you have too!  They have great tips for couponing!   RULES
    There are no rules. Give it to as many or as few people as you would like. Heck you don’t even have to pay it forward. Just have fun with it!

    That seems easy enough!  I’ll pass this award onto 6 of my favorite blogs!!!!

    Old Tweener
    View From Down Here
    A Beautiful Mess
    Ladybug Blessings
    Chubby Cheeks Thinks
    Kludgy Mom

    versatile3 This is the second time, I’ve been given this wonderful award!  How cool is that two different bloggers felt I deserved it?!  Love it!  This time the award came from Anne of Lessons Through Life!  Thanks so much Anne for thinking of me and my blog!!

    The rules for winning this award are as follows:

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

    2* Share 7 things about yourself.

    3* Pass the award along to 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous.

    4* Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award.

    So thank you again Anne and if you haven’t make sure you check out her blog!

    7 Things About Me….

    1. Recently switched my major from nursing to communications!
    2. I cannot do a somersault to save my life!
    3. I’ve only lived in Washington State, no where else!
    4. When I was a new driver, I was in a head on collision…not my fault!
    5. I’ve nannied/babysat for 10+ sets of twins, 8 sets of triplets, 1 set of quadruplets and 1 set of quintuplets!
    6. I love to drink milk even though I’m lactose intolerant!
    7. While I’m extremely computer savvy, I can hardly turn a tv on, let alone switch between tv and dvd!

    15 bloggers to check out…

     This Little Family
    Living A Healthy Beach Life
    More Milestones
    Infertile Myrtle
    Belle’s Butterfly Dreams
    A Writer’s Den
    The Bristol Project
    Keeper of the Penguins
    Single Mom On A Budget
    Go Pop Go!
    Just Another Mom of 2
    Work, Wife, Mom …. Life {Supermom In Training)
    A Diary of A Mad Woman
    One Cluttered Brain
    Adventures of a Wee Mason Man

    Congratulations to all those who I’m passing the awards onto!  You are all so deserving of them!  Thanks again Dawn & Raphael and Anne for passing these awards onto me!!


    Cherry On the Top!

    Yeah!  I received another award today, this time the Cherry On the Top award from Sofia at From PDX With Love!


    The Cherry on Top Award’s rules are:

    • ANSWER: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
    • PICK 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award
    • THANK the person who gave you the award


    ANSWER: I really cannot think of anything I’d change!  I suppose I would say to take a language in High School, so that I didn’t have to take the round about way to get my language credits in!  I’m a firm believe that things happen for a reason, and if I changed my past, I’d most likely change who I am today!  So there ya go!

    PICK: hmmmmmmm…..

    THANKS: Thank you, thank you, thank you Sofia!!  I love the award!!  I really appreciate you thinking of me and passing it along!!

    Versatile? Me?

    I am honored to receive two more awards (again they come in two’s don’t get it!).  Both of them were “versatile” awards, these are the second and third versatile awards I’ve received.  Since I wasn’t 100% sure on the definition, I thought I out to check the definition – you know, just to make sure it’s a good thing to be! 

    Versatile: capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.: a versatile writer.

    Hmmm…..I always thought I was more of a boring mediocre writer.  I don’t write about exciting things, let’s face it, what I right about is boring!  I don’t understand why others find it entertaining!  My blog is just my daily every day life…nothing extreme or overly exciting…just me, mediocre  me, nothing more, nothing less! 

    With that being said, I feel BEYOND honored to be considered a Versatile blogger in the eyes of several of my readers.  I love that you can get past my mediocre-ess and enjoy my blog and my writing!  I’m a very lucky writer!

    BIG THANK YOU, to Emily of Family and Life in Las Vegas for passing these awards on to me!!  I greatly appreciate it!!  Emily’s blog is anything BUT mediocre, definitely check it out!!



     Now the fun part of awards, passing them along to other blogs!!  In no particular order, seven blogs that I find are not mediocre and yet FABULOUS and extremely VERSATILE!

    • A Belle, A Bean and a Chicago Dog ~ Blogs about her life with her two adorable little girls!  Liz has been a great helping me become a better blogger!
    • Taming Insanity ~ I wish I had a award to give her for the BEST titles for her blog posts!!  They are always so witty and spot on! 
    • Mommy of a Monster (& Toddler Twins) ~ Fun blog about a mama trying to survive three small kids!  I totally relate with her, since she has twin girls – or ladies as she calls them!
    • Old Tweener ~ I think Sherri is my #1 commenter!  She is awesome and I love her blog tagline “Between Changing Diapers and Wearing Them!”
    • Kludgy Mom ~ She is hosting an AWESOME 6 week blogging course, Back To School, Back To Blogging!  I can’t wait for it to start!!
    • Mama’s Losin’ It ~ The one and only Queen of the world renowned Writer’s Workshop!
    • View From Down Here ~ This lady is getting married in less then a month!  Love following her journey towards her wedding day!!

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    Week 11
    of Word Up, Yo! a new  word game hosted by Liz from A Belle, A Bean, & A Chicago Dog, KLZ from Taming Insanity and Natalie from Mommy of A Monster!  The word this week was mediocre, jump in, link up and play along!!




    P.S. Nope, I’m not against sucking up to the Word Up, Yo head peoples :)

    Kreativ Chaos

    I don’t understand, but for some reason when I receive awards they come in pairs!  Don’t get me wrong I LOVE getting them, just interesting they always come two-by-two….kinda like my carreer working with multiples I suppose!  Must be an omen!  With out further ado, my new awards!

    kreativ awardI received the Kreativ (it’s so creative they spelled it with a K and silly!) from the lovely Nain from View From Down Here!  Thanks lady for the award I love it!

    The Rules for the Kreativ Award….
    1.  Post the award.
    2. Thank and mention the person who gave you the award.
    3.Pass the award to seven bloggers whom you think embody the spirit of the Kreativ Blogger Award.
    4. Name seven things about yourself that others don’t know.
    5.Don’t forget to notify your seven Kreativ Bloggers about their AWARD and post links to their blogs.

    Seven Kreativ Bloggers
    1. It’s A Blog Party – I love linking up with this site!  Each day they have a different blog meme going on!
    2. Kelly @ Blue Frog Legs – First off I love the name of her blog!  She is hosts one of my favorite communities on BlogFrog – yep, the Blue Frog Legs community!
    3. Alicia @ A Beautiful Mess- She is the most amazing photographer out there!  I always love seeing the photos she’s taken and edited!
    4. Jeanette @ Sweet Jeanette- Always love to see what recipes she has cooking!  They always look so scrumptious, if only I cooked!
    5. Amy @ Keeping Up With the Schultz Family- I always love reading what’s up with The Schultz family!  They are always doing something fun!
    6. Kristen @ Frugal Antics Of A Harried Homemaker- This lady always is cookin’ something!  She too posts the most delicious recipes!  I don’t know where she gets the time to cook! 
    7. Cheri @ Jack and Jill of All Trades- This lady is a real friend of mine.  She is the most creative person I know!  She always goes above and beyond in her crafts!  They are always beautiful!

    Seven Things You Don’t Know About Me
    1. My favorite color is PINK, I love everything pink, the majority of my wardrobe is pink!  Pink, Pink, Pink!  Love it!
    2. I swam in the same pool with the guy from Mad About You….now what’s his name and his family?!
    3. I have a HUGE addiction to HGTV and DIY, that’s what I fall asleep to each night.
    4. I am a HUGE Price Is Right fan!  I watch it nearly everyday, and tend to record it if I know I’m going to miss it!
    5. I have a couple of “comfort” books, that when I’m anxious I read…these two books have been read so many times I can recite parts of them!  They are my security, for some odd reason
    6. I type more than 130 words a minute
    7. If allowed to I could (and would) talk 24/7.  LOVE to talk!

    chaos award
    The second award I got, was A Daily Scoop of Chaos came from Amy at Keeping Up With the Schultz FamilyThanks Amy!  I appreciate it

    Amy’s Questions She Asked About Me:

    1. What is your signature color?
    Others say ORANGE, I say PINK!

    2. Your most embarrassing moment?
    I guess the real question is WHAT’S NOT my most embarrassing moment?  My swimsuit top coming undone at the pool was pretty embarrassing!

    3. Would you ever get anything pierced other than your ears?
    No way jose

    4. Are you a social butterfly or a homebody?
    More of a homebody, but I do love being around people!

    5. Are you done having babies or do you want more?
    Since I haven’t had any, I probably want more :)

    6. Are you loyal to your hairstylist or are do you tryout every salon in town?
    I’m a player.  I jump around from hair salon to hair salon!

    7. How many times have you moved in your life?

    8. If you could plan your dream vacation with just you and your love where would it be?
    Caribbean Cruise and/or Disney!!  Love both of those places!

    The 8 Blogs I’m tagging and giving the Chaos Award to:
    Katie @
    Katie’s Life Journey
    Hannah @ Our Happy Home
    Kristen @ Ladybug Blessings
    Nain @ View From Down Here
    Sherri @ Old Tweener
    Lady Hill @ From Lazy to Lady
    Megan @ Infertile Myrtle
    Booyah’s Mama @ The Adventures of Chip and Bobo

    *Now to the 8 I tagged have fun answering the questions above.
    If you do not want to play along no worries.
    Just take the award and enjoy it.

    Thanks again Nain & Amy for the awards!!

    Can I get a WOOT WOOT?!

    [Edited at 4:01pm, with another award!!]


    It’s been a great day, I was given The Versatile Blogger award from two different blogs!  A BIG thank you to Mona at More Milestones and Lindsay at Looking For Strawberries for passing this award on to me!  I really appreciate it, it’s a great way to start the week!  If you don’t already follow these two awesome blogs, you really have to check them out!


    clock[updated] I just received another award, Balancing Mama Finds Time to Read Me!   Granted I’m not a mom, I take this as a real honor, to be considered a “surrogate” mama!  Thank you to Julie at 3 Moms In One!  Love the award!  Thank you!! 

    I combined this award’s “job” with my other one!  So the lucky ladies below, get two awards from me today!  Yep, I’m lazy!!

    7 things about myself:

    1. I really don’t enjoy chocolate, seriously I am not a fan!
    2. I have a serious addiction to text messaging!
    3. The best (and only) way to travel is on a cruise ship!!
    4. I fall asleep nightly to either HGTV or DIY, I love those channels!
    5. I’m lactose intolerant, but can’t stand the idea of giving up milk and/or dairy so pay for it often :-)
    6. My favorite store to shop at is probably Gymboree!  While I love shopping for myself, there’s something about Gymboree that I can’t stay away from!  My nieces have a very nice wardrobe thanks to my addiction (and their other aunt’s!)!
    7. I’ve never been interviewed for a job.  Every job I’ve ever had, I just got without needing the interview!

    15 Blogs You Should Visit:
    (Award Rules at end of post)

    1. 4tunate
    2. A Belle, A Bean & A Chicago Dog
    3. A View From Down Here
    4. Buddy Notes
    5. I Married A Moron….and Survived!
    6. INfertile Myrtle
    7. It’s a Blog Party!
    8. Katie’s Journey
    9. Mama’s Losin’ It!
    10. MckMama
    11. Mommy of A  Monster
    12. Old Tweener
    13. Our Mommyhood
    14. Sweet Jeannette
    15. Taming Insanity

    [addition] Honorary Mentions, so please take the other award Ladies :)

    1. Mona at More Milestones
    2. Lindsay at Looking For Strawberries
    3. Julie at 3 Moms In One

    Here’s how this award works:

    1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
    2. Share 7 things about yourself.
    3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason!
    4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award! I’m sure they’ll be thankful ;-)

    Congrats to all these blogs!

    Once again I’m stringing you all on, I’M SORRY!!!  Try not to wet yourself with anticipation!  I promise, promise, promise to blog about it tomorrow!  You won’t be disappointed you had to wait!!

    My First Blogging Award!!

    Wow!  This is my first blogging award ever!!  Thank you so much Suzie Q from I Married A Moron and Survived for picking me for this honor!  I’m so excited!!  I’m finally feeling like I’m moving up in the blogging world…yay me (& Suzie Q!).

    Let’s see, the first thing I need to do is to sum up my blogging philosophy in 5 words…okay lets see….


    I also am excited to pass this blog award along to 10 of my favorite blogs!  They are listed in alphabetical order …..

    1. A Belle A Bean & A Chicago Dog
    2. Amy ~ Camryn ~ Jordyn
    3.  Jack & Jill of *many* Trades
    4. Katie’s Journey
    5. McNulty Quads
    6. Mommy of a Monster (& Toddler Twins)
    7. My Stampin’ Spot
    8. Steece’s Pieces
    9. The Fields Girls
    10. This & That

    Thank you Suzie Q, I so appreciate this!!  You made my day!!  I encourage everyone to check out these great worthy blogs!

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