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Inspiring Blog Nomination

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I am grateful to have been nominated for the Inspiring Blog Award by Forcing the Bloom. I may have been quiet with the posting lately but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped reading and Forcing the Bloom has some of the best ideas and examples for implementing Montessori at home.

So, first of all, thank you so much to Forcing the Bloom for nominating me!! Please check out her award post to learn about her and see her other nominations. Here are seven facts about myself…

  1. I’m having another baby! Yes, we will be having our second child in January.
  2. I’ve dug through all my recipes that I’ve got on my computer but not on my site and have scheduled them out so be prepared for tons of recipes.
  3. I finally started baking bread again in the house. I hope that I keep it up because it tastes soooo much better.
  4. I often struggle these days to keep up with the house (laundry, dishes, toys…).
  5. No one ever warned me that the second time you are pregnant it is harder! Seriously, I get super tired and can’t take a break while little man is asking to read the 20th book for the day or just dumped out the whole bucket of Lincoln logs.
  6. I’m so thankful for my husband who has been super supportive and even though he works a busy job, he still finds time to help out with my household tasks.
  7. I’m going to be a bit selfish and not pass on the award. I know so many awesome people who have already been given it and it’s more important to post this than procrastinate another week or two while I see who hasn’t received it that I’d want to pass it on to. Don’t hate me. It’s time for this pregnant mama to get some much needed rest.

Thanks again to Forcing the Bloom for the nomination because I do really appreciate it.

I’ve Been Awarded the Shine On Award!

Shine On Award

Hello friends, I have been graciously nominated for the Shine On Award by E. Head on over to check out his blog. In the meantime, here are the rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog page.
  2. Link back to the awesome person who nominated you.
  3. Tell seven things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 10 other bloggers who are deserving of this award.

Seven things about myself:

  1. I cleaned off my sewing table yesterday! It had been a huge mess.
  2. I’m wearing a nail polish from Del Sol on my toes that changes color in the sun.
  3. I actually gave up 3 of my cookbooks recently.
  4. I’m listening to a Dale Carnegie audio book.
  5. I loved writing my Father’s Day post.
  6. Nap time is awesome! I love it!!
  7. I don’t plan meals far in advance.

My nominees:

  1. Marsha Lee
  2. Russell Deasley
  3. Every Day in a Dress
  4. Jenny
  5. Coers Family
  6. Radical Parenting
  7. Blue Dot Jewelry
  8. Mommy Training Wheels
  9. Defining Motherhood
  10. Dinner of Herbs

Thanks for reading and thanks again to E for nominating me for this award. Have a awesome day!!

The Liebster Award!

Liebster Blog Award

Hello folks, I’ve been graciously nominated for the Liebster Award by mummyshymz! I love that this award is only for the little guys with less than 200 followers. It took me a while to figure out who I follow that’s eligible for the award. Turns out I had 25 blogs to choose from to nominate.

The rules for the award:

 

  1. The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
  2. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
  3. Each blogger should answer the 11 questions given to you.
  4. Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
  5. Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
  6. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
  7. No tag backs.

11 Random Facts About Me:

  1. I took ballet as a little girl.
  2. I haven’t cut my hair in over 2 years!!
  3. One winter I heated our home solely from firewood my husband cut in the spring and summer.
  4. I plan on homeschooling little man.
  5. My favorite book as a kid was Scuffy the Tugboat
  6. I always hand write thank you notes for presents. Always!
  7. When I was little and slept on a bunk bed with my sister, we had an earthquake and she told me to stop shaking the bed.
  8. I’ve been on a cruise to Alaska.
  9. In high school I was in every school band except Jazz band. I played the flute, drums (not drum set), and other percussion equipment.
  10. I grew up taking after my dad’s side of the family but now that I have little man, I notice more similarities to my mom every day.
  11. I’m 3.5 pounds away from having lost 100 pounds since little man was born.

My Answers to the 11 Questions Presented to Me:

  1. Why do you blog?
    I blog to connect with other people and share fantastic recipes to the world. I love creating my own online searchable cookbook.
  2. Pet peeve?
    People trying to carry on a conversation with someone while on the phone trying to carry on a conversation with someone else. Pick ONE conversation and have it.
  3. Name your best childhood memory
    Spending time on my grandparents boat “The Wonder”
  4. What is your comfort food?
    Carbs, and whatever it’s attached to. (Pasta, bread, cookies, …)
  5. Dogs or Cats?
    I like dogs way better than cats.
  6. Name one item you cannot do without.
    My phone! It keeps me in touch with family and takes pictures and videos of little man so they can see him too.
  7. Biggest fear?
    My biggest fear is falling. Followed closely by cockroaches and spiders and bugs in general.
  8. Mountains or the sea?
    I can’t decide! Can’t I have both? I love the ocean and the green forested mountains.
  9. Half-empty or half-full?
    The glass is half-full certainly. It’s great to see the potential in things and people.
  10. Live to eat or eat to live?
    I eat to live rather than live to eat. I love good food but everything in moderation!
  11. Favourite fictional character?
    The Doctor (from Dr. Who)

My 11 Nominees:

  1. The Schoolhouse
  2. Forcing the Bloom
  3. Misty Morning Prints
  4. Tuesday Night Boyfriend
  5. Skinny Jeans Baked Beans
  6. Rubber Ducky Copywriter
  7. The Coers Family
  8. Homemaking with Heart
  9. Muffins&Mocha
  10. At the Well
  11. Lucky Wreck

My 11 Questions to the Nominees:

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What is your favorite recipe/food?
  3. What is your favorite animal?
  4. When are you online reading blogs?
  5. What is the best advice you ever received?
  6. When was the last time you sent a hand written letter?
  7. What was the last book you read?
  8. What is your greatest talent?
  9. Who is your favorite family member?
  10. When was the last time you went to a public library?
  11. Where to you get cards you send to people? (regular store, dollar store, make them, or e-mail them)

Thank you again to mummyshymz for nominating me for this award. I had lots of fun answering the questions, thinking up random thoughts, finding out who I follow that is little like me, and figuring out questions to ask the next bunch of award winners.

Beautiful Mama Blog Award x2

Beautiful Mama Blog Award

I’ve been nominated for the Beautiful Mama Blog Award again, twice! This time by Amanda at The Coers Family. and Victoria at Home Making With Heart I feel so blessed to have been nominated again, and by two different people. So, in order to accept this wonderful award(s) I need to do a few things. I get to tell you three things I love about motherhood and nominate some very deserving Mom’s to pass on the award. If you would like to view my acceptance post for the first time I got the award, you can find it here.

Three things I love about motherhood: (6 since this was a double nomination)

  1. I love cuddling in bed on lazy mornings with little man.
  2. I love being able to breastfeed little man. It’s created such a bond between us.
  3. I love watching my husband play with our son. I like playing too but seeing them together is awesome!
  4. I love being able to comfort my son when he is scared.
  5. I love it when my son is able to communicate with me using sign language.
  6. I love it when little man makes his “dad face”. It’s a facial expression that his dad did when he was a baby and I’ve never seen anyone else ever do it.

Nominations:

To accept the award, please do the following things:

  • Click the above award image, save it and use it in your acceptance post.
  • List 3 things you love about motherhood.
  • Nominate other deserving mamas; you may choose as many as you like. (And let them know of the nomination)

Beautiful Mama Blog Award

Beautiful Mama Blog Award

I’ve been nominated for the Beautiful Mama Blog Award by Valerie at Atlantamomofthree! I am honored to have been nominated for this award. Becoming a Mom is one of the best things to have ever happened in my life. Marrying my husband is the other best thing to have happened. So, in order to accept this wonderful award I need to do a few things. I get to tell you three things I love about motherhood and nominate some very deserving Mom’s to pass on the award.

Three things I love about motherhood:

  1. I love getting hugs from little man!
  2. Little man’s laughter can brighten any situation! It’s also contagious!
  3. The joy on little man’s face when he does something new!

Nominations:

To accept the award, please do the following things:

  • Click the above award image, save it and use it in your acceptance post.
  • List 3 things you love about motherhood.
  • Nominate other deserving mamas; you may choose as many as you like. (And let them know of the nomination)

The Versatile Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Atlantamomofthree. I really appreciate being nominated for an award. I’m very happy to provide everyone with a wide variety of recipes and snippets of my life as mom.

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate other blogs for the award.
  • List 7 random things about you.
  • Put the award pic on your acceptance post.

And the nominees are…

7 Random things about myself:

  1. I took ballet when I was a little girl
  2. I’m seriously considering homeschooling my son
  3. I love to sleep in on the weekends, and every day if I can
  4. I cook foods from many different countries (America, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Thailand, India)
  5. I fit into my prom dress better than when I was a senior in high school
  6. I met my amazing husband in college
  7. I absolutely love watching Doctor Who