Liebster Blog

So, in the midst of my blogging sabbatical I received a nomination for the Liebster award.  Deni Lyn, over at The Diary of a Reluctant Mother nominated me.  If you’re a mom, or know a mom, or have at some time encountered a mom (including your own) you should probably check out her blog.  Mostly because it’s hilarious.  Case in point: “I’m being rewarded to spew snark and foul language while un-showered?  I am indeed living the dream.  This is fantastic!!”  (Her fabulous words, not mine.)

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The Liebster Rules

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

Soooo…now I get to nominate some bloggers, and I’m so excited to do so.  I hope that you go check out there blogs because they are fantastic!

  1. Making Limoncello Out of Lemons
  2. Castelsarrasin
  3. Annie Cardi
  4. The Akamai Reader
  5. Misprinted Pages

Thanks again, Deni Lyn, for nominating me for this award!

The Versatile Blogger

Pete Denton just nominated me for a blogging award.  I’m really excited to be a part of this blogging community.  And I appreciate these awards for their recognition of such varied blogs.

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This rules for accepting this award are as follows:

1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass this award along 15 or 20.

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Now, for seven random facts…(some might be repeats from The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award)

1.  I currently (and frequently) have a hankering for some green tea.  With just a splash of soy milk.  But don’t confuse me for a health nut, it’s just dang tasty!

2.  I went cliff jumping a couple summers ago.  And fell/slid down the cliff into the lake.  Not my finest moment.  But, eh, I survived without too many bruises or scrapes.

3.  I’m trying to get into nursing school.  And the waiting to find out if I’m in is killing me.

4.  I hope my daughter has red hair.  My fiancé has red hair …so our fingers are crossed.  (She’s currently still bald, hence our lack of knowledge on her hair color.)

5.  Both my fiancé and I drive white subaru outbacks.  Yes, we’re that couple.  But in our defense we got the cars when we weren’t dating each other.  That makes it ok, right?

6.  I just started listening to the Disney Pandora station.  It is my absolute favorite station to rock to with my daughter.  I try not to listen to it too much when anyone but my daughter is around, no one wants to hear my attempt at singing Ariel’s songs, no one.

7.  I love food.  I like cooking it.  Eating it.  Reading recipes (I’m addicted to Pinterest for this very reason).  Going grocery shopping.  I. Like. Food.

All right, now for the nominations (I’m so excited about this).

Em over at Fictional Impulse

Doug at Ironwoodwind

Quill  Shiv

Man Behind the Curtain

Attending Travels

L.S. Engler

Reel Girl

Sarky Tartlet

The Good, The Bad, and The Saggy

The Color Lime

Naturale Chronicles

Boob Juice

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

Wahoo! My first blogging award.  I haven’t been a part of the blogging world long enough to know the ins and outs of these things.  But…I’m excited!  Boom.

Em from Fictional Impulse awarded me this.  And all I could say was, “wow!”

Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.

2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.

3. Pass the Award on to 10 deserving blog buddies.

4. Contact those buddies and let them know.

Without further ado…

7 random facts:

1.  I have a very stinky dog.  I got him from the shelter and he had rotten teeth.  I say had because he has had 14 teeth pulled since I adopted him. 14! And he needs another one pulled soon.  Needless to say, his breath is atrocious.

2.  I went cliff jumping a couple summers ago.  And fell/slid down the cliff into the lake.  Not my finest moment.  But, eh, I survived without too many bruises or scrapes.

3.  I coach soccer.

4.  I hope my daughter has red hair.  My fiancé has red hair …so our fingers are crossed.  (She’s currently still bald, hence our lack of knowledge on her hair color.)

5.  Both my fiancé and I drive white subaru outbacks.  Yes, we’re that couple.  But in our defense we got the cars when we weren’t dating each other.  That makes it ok, right?

6.  I used to take piano lessons.  I wish I hadn’t stopped.  Sometimes I still pull out some music and muddle through it.

7.  I love food.  I like cooking it.  Eating it.  Reading recipes.  Going grocery shopping.  I. Like. Food.

Whew! Done with that part.  Now to 10 deserving blog buddies.

Brooke‘s blog is called “Confessions of a Disorganized Mom.”  Need I say more?

Annie Cardi‘s blog has lots of posts on writing, reading, and a general love affair with words.

Diapers&Stillettos is a great blog with personal insight on being a mom.  They are posts on the both the trials and the triumphs.  I love it.

Akamaireader reviews the exact books I like to read.  And, of the books we’ve both read I agree with her reviews…therefore I look to her positive reviews as must-adds to my to-be-read list.

Belle has some great posts about writing.  I’ve found her to be relatable and inspirational.

Margot writes about gender equality or inequality (if that’s the case).  She raises a lot of good points about products, books, and movies that are marketed for kids.  If you’re raising kids (boys or girls) reading her posts and becoming more aware of gender stereotyping is beneficial.  I like how she just states things exactly how she sees them.  Her blog is fabulous.

The Eager Little Bookworm, in their own words, because little people love books.  This site is dedicated to reviewing baby and children books.  I love finding new books for my daughter and this place has already introduced me to a few.

3 Bluestockings has 3 authors and their blog is mostly about books.  And not just any books, good books.  I really like the insight they put into their posts.

Anna reviews YA books.  And she is amazing.  Go check out her blog.  Do it. Now.

Bucket List.  A blog where the blogger documents crossing things off her bucket list.     It’s awesome!

And really…now I want some dessert.  Preferably something with lots of fruit.  Maybe even strawberries.  I wonder where this craving came from 🙂