I was thrilled and honored to be awarded the Stylish Blogger Award from the talented bloggers over at one of my fave sites, Significantly Simple.
Thank you, Laila and Heather.
Now the rules are to share seven things about me and to award 15 other bloggers (this involved lots of copying, pasting, linking, cursing…but it was all worth it!)
7 Things About Me:
1)My two main addictions are chocolate and coffee. Sometimes separate, sometimes together. My doctor keeps insisting I cut out both, but what does she know? Apparently she doesn’t realize that I have to consume a little of both every day to survive.
2)I have been writing since I was around 10. I used to write and illustrate little mysteries starring me and my best friend.
3)My dream is to write a children’s book. Something no one has ever attempted to write about. Still trying to figure out what that book is…playing with titles like, “How Many Minutes Until Mommy Loses it?”(It’s probably already been done.)
4)I got into blogging thanks to my friend Lisa. The idea of putting my deep (or shallow) thoughts out there in public for everyone to read was scary… and liberating. It’s a release to blog. Besides, I love the word “blogging”. Sounds like an illness or affliction that someone has to purge and release. “Oh, I have to blog about this right now!” or “Someone please help me, I can’t stop blogging!” My motto: Just get it out and type it out, it’ll be okay.
5)My middle name is Jo. Between that, my first AND last names, I’ve had lots of people make lots of lame jokes over the years.
6)I will always root for the underdog. I am a champion for those who are different, odd, strange, unpopular, underestimated and underappreciated. Not necessarily saying this is what I was like in high school… (yes I am).
7)I have three main blessings in my life. My husband and my two kids. They truly are my entire life and I wouldn’t change a thing.
8 ) I am petrified of spiders. I realize this is one too many on my list, but those eight-legged freaks and the extreme heebie-jeebies they give me justify it.
And now, the Blogs I Love:
Mommy Loves Coffee
The Simple Life of a Country Man’s Wife
The Compulsive Writer
Running with Scissors
Things and Stuff: Mommy stuff uncensored
Butterfingers for Breakfast
Crystal Rayne: Life is Wild
Notes from Rumbly Cottage
Life is a Journey…Not a Guided Tour
Happy reading and blogging.
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😀 I don’t think some one person out there is choosing a winner, it’s just a fun award to pass around and “award” your favorite bloggers for all their hard word and wonderful words! At least that was my understanding? 😀
PS I am hiding from my kids and hubby’s in the bathroom with my iPad and chocolate ’cause it’s just been that kinda day! I knew you would understand! LOL
Stupid iPad autocorrects! That should say hubby not “hubby’s”!
Now you are having the EXACT kind of day I seem to be having. Ready to rip my hair out and hide in the bathroom myself…grrrr!!! Calgon, where are you???????
Oh yeah that’s totally how I see it too. A good way to honor those blogs out there we love! and encourage readers…
okay…I just replaced the word “nominate” with “award” and voila! Confusion averted. LOL
What a cool way to introduce people to other people’s blogs. Fun! I am honored, too. Thanks! Hmmm- what to share.
You are welcome. 🙂 It is such a neat way to get to know other’s blogs.
Thank You for the props! Right back at you! I can totally relate to your #4. Putting yourself out there is so scary. I was so afraid to ‘reveal” myself, and yet knew that in order to be authentic and credible, its the only way to blog. I’m really glad I did though.
And I dont like spiders either!
Now I’m off to make my list. Again, THANK YOU!
I’m glad you revealed yourself too, love your blog! Makes me laugh and I sooooo need that some days…sigh.
I don’t like spiders either. I once almost broke my wrist, because I was so frightened by a nightmare about spiders!! My husband was mad to have medical bills that high over a nightmare… but, it wasn’t broken, just really injured in the end, could’ve been worse!
I’m surprised I haven’t injured myself over a spider. Usually if I see one, I run into the next room and hyperventilate until my husband takes over.
I love that I star in #4. (Ok, I assume that I star in #4). I think the working title for that children’s book is really something. I think it has a good vibe. Really. I can see the illustrations now. 🙂
You crack me up every time I read what you write….sometimes even when you may not be intending me to. LOL
So, thanks for the nomination — does this mean I need to do something? I’m flattered. I didn’t prepare a speech or anything…..but I’d definitely like to thank the Academy.
Ha! Yes, you are that Lisa. No, you don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to…just bask in the glory. LOL
It’s an honor just to be nominated! There are some pretty awesome blogs out there and yours is one of them. Holla! I can relate to many of the seven things you listed, in particular, #4 and #2 (and #1, #3, and #6 since we’re being honest, here). Now, to find my acceptance speech…
Thanks for liking my blog. I kinda I like yours, too 😉
You should definitely go for #3! I can picture moms everywhere reading your story to their children, using their best animated voices … “and Mommy crept to the cabinet, retrieving the Tylenol for her cute little headache! And while the recommended dose said two, she smiled ever so big as she tapped out that third one!”
Except yours would be 10x cooler. Thanks again!
You are welcome. LOL I think you’ve already written my children’s book for me, sweet! (and how did you know my tylenol trick?)
I love that I am one of your favorite blogs! I am still laughing about the drunk monkey reference on your last post. That…and “hum, that’s odd.” I think I said that 5 times today, and I just laugh.
Your blog gives me a good laugh too! Yeah, my whole entire life can be described as “odd” now, what with the two little crazy munchkins running around all the time. 😉
Thank you for the honor. I finally subscribed because I realized that I always laugh when I read your posts. I swear our kids have traded secrets somehow. Plus you have been freshly pressed (and I haven’t). Congrats on the award, you stylish one you!!!!
You are welcome! I look forward to seeing your blog in my emails in the morning over my cup of coffee. Love the movie reviews too! Thinking of dragging the kiddos to Gnomeo and Juliet this weekend.