Friday, March 9, 2012

The Sunshine Award!!!

My girl over at You Know It Happens at Your House Too! gave me this award. 
I am so excited about it!  If you have never checked her out...well, get right on over there and do it! She is awesome.  Oh, and she has 5 kids.  Yep, 5!!! I thought my 3 were a handful.  But she seems to take it all in stride.  We could all learn something from her.  So go check her out, right AFTER you read this and see who I nominated.
Here are the rules that I must follow for this award...(damn, hope I don't mess it up!)
1. Include the award's logo in a post or on your blog. 
2.  Answer 10 questions about yourself.
3.  Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.
4.  Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know that they have been nominated. 
5.  Share the Love and link back to the person who nominated you.

I think I can handle those rules.

2.  Here are the 10 questions...and my answers.
What is your favorite color?   Blue.  I love the color blue.  There is something calming about it. 

What is your favorite animal?  I am an animal lover....but I would have to go with DOGS on this one.

Our dog! I think she might hate us.

Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink?  Diet soda.  It is horrible for me, I know.  But it is my weakness.  I especially love a nice cold fountain soda.  A Diet Coke to be exact.

What is your favorite number?  I will go with 3 on this one...for my 3 girls:) 

Facebook or Twitter?  Definitely Facebook.  I don't tweet or twit or whatever the hell it is.

What is your passion?  My kids.  Everything I do is for them.

Me, my husband, and our girls:)
(picture courtesy of Katie Nagle Photography)
What is your favorite pattern?  I would have to say stripes.  I am always drawn to them.  I have a striped shirt from one of the first dates my husband and I went on.  I loved it but he told me years later that it looked like I worked at T.G.I. Fridays.
Welcome to T.G.I. Fridays.  Can I take your order?

Favorite day of the week?  Definitely Saturdays. LOVE them.  They are relaxing and you know that you still have the next day off.  

Favorite flower?  I love hydrangeas.  They look and smell wonderful.  I love the bright blue ones...but mine always come up as light blue or white (I know it depends on the soil).

Give or Get Presents?  Well, I am not going to act like I don't like to get presents.  But I would much rather give them, especially when you have found the perfect gift for someone!

3.  My Nominations!

Before I go on, I just want to say that I am sorry if I nominate someone who has already received this award.  I am just going to list who I LOVE and who I think deserves this...

Kate and Aly-  My friends...two sisters that blog.  One has an incredible son that was born almost 3 months early.  He is truly a miracle.  The other has a fabulous daughter and she is raising her halfway across the world in Spain.  Check them out and see what they have to say!

Divine Secrets of the Domestic Diva-  One of my inspirations.  She was the first mom blogger that I ever read.  She is hilarious and you will relate to everything she has to say.  Plus, she does fabulous giveaways each month!

Running from Hell with El-  This mom is a fabulous writer.  PERIOD.  Check her out and see for yourself.  You will be sucked in by her writing.  She has a gift.

Write, Rinse, Repeat-  This blogger is GREAT!!! Her slogan is "Monotony and its funniest"...and she IS so funny.  Check her out!

Ninja Mom-  She is another great, funny, real, hysterical mom blogger.  Love (and can also totally relate to) everything she writes.

Nitty Gritty Mommy-  I think she was nominated before.  But I don't care.  I love her and you will too.

Hot Mess Mom-  She is SO DAMN FUNNY!  She makes me spit out my coffee when I read her posts.  You are really missing out if you are not following her blog.  Hilarious!
Let Me Start By Saying-  I just absolutely love this blog.  She is a fabulous writer, both fiction and nonfiction.  She is writing a book...and I know I will be reading it as soon as it comes out.  I can't wait!

Overworked Supermom-  She's a working mom who tries to do it all.  She's funny and positive...and she is crafty too.  Check her out:)

Counting Caballeros-  She is the mom of 4 and is another funny one! She's snarky and sarcastic and tells it like it is.  You will love her!
Necessary Indulgences-  This is a blog about food and travel.  Well, we all know I LOVE food...and I also love to travel (although we don't do it as much as we would like these days).  However, I can live vicariously through Kristi when I read her blog!

So there you have it.  My award, more questions/answers about myself that you probably didn't need to know, and my nominations.  Every blogger that I nominated is fabulous...and you should check them out.

Thanks again to You Know It Happens At Your House Too! for my Sunshine Award:)


  1. Wow! Thanks! I will do this on my next post! What an awesome idea!

  2. YEA!!! Good job Lady!! A well deserved award I must say :)

  3. Thank youuuuu!!!!

    I agree with the Blue. It's just so relaxing. I think I need more blue in my life.

  4. YAY! I am so glad you guys are happy about it:) And I just realized in reading it again that I use the word fabulous too much. But I also use it excessively in real who cares;)

  5. Thanks so much. I'm really, truly, thrilled by your kind words. :)

  6. I am so enjoying your blog. It is one of those blogs where you read, and after each post, think "oh my god, ME TOO!!!" - Or - "That has happened to me"
    I love the 'Me too' -and- 'it's happened to me' blogs!!

    You are deserving of an award! Way to go!

  7. Hey, lady! I just posted something for you! Thanks again for the award!!!!


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