A-ward of Thanks…

I am so late in thanking the bloggers who nominated me for some awards recently, but my gratitude remains the same as the day they chose me. I’ve been a little busy lately so I hope they can forgive me! The reason I started my blog was to share with others all sorts of good stuff that I find or make, so to be recognized for that means a lot. So thank you!

Miki from Miki’s Kitchen nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award!

According to Miki, “The Liebster Award takes its name from the German word, meaning beloved, dearest or favorite. It’s given to a fairly new or up and coming blog with a relatively small following, less than 200 followers.”

The rules are:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
3. Present the award to 3-5 blogs with less than 200 followers who you feel deserve to be noticed.
4. Let those nominees know you chose them via comment on their blog or an email.

I’m not sure of the follower count on these blogs, but I want to give them a shout out. For the Liebster Blog Award, I nominate:
Ode to Inspiration
Bumbleberry Lane
Danny’s Kitchen

And once again, thanks to Miki for nominating me. I love to see what she is making. I wish I was her co-worker because she’s always baking cupcakes and bringing them into work!

The adorable and talented Choc Chip Uru from Go Bake Yourself nominated me for my first Sunshine Award! Not only does she bake and share recipes, but she also includes great stories with her posts.

The rules are:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Copy and paste the award onto your post/blog.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
4. Present the award to other bloggers (10-12) and let them know via a comment on their blog or an email that you nominated them.

Questions: (I’ve seen many different questions for this award, but I will use the ones CCU did in her post…)
1. Favorite Color: Red or pink
2. Favorite Animal: Dog
3. Favorite Number: 13
4. Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Coca-Cola (I try not to drink it at home, but I do love a good fountain soda when I’m out!)
5. Facebook or Twitter: Honestly, I wish Google+ took off better than it did! 😦
6. My Passion: Making sure my kids are happy and feel loved.
7. Giving or Getting Presents: I like making and giving gifts from the heart…
8. Favorite Pattern: Tiny polka dots or gingham
9. Favorite Day of the Week: Monday (Believe it or not, it’s my day to unwind!)
10. Favorite Flower: Gerber/Gerbera Daisy (just like the one in the award!)

Now this may be cheating, but I haven’t been around these parts long enough to have another list of blogs I enjoy aside from the ones I’ve mentioned in my Kreativ Blogger Award post and the One Lovely Blog Award post. You can see the ones I chose here and here. I’m sure there will be a bunch more in the coming months as I get more familiar with you all.

I received another Kreativ Blogger Award from Choc Chip Uru at Go Bake Yourself and couldn’t be more pleased! She just posted her 100th Chocolate Post! That’s a lot of chocolate talk, but is there anything better to talk about? I think not.

Thank you for the double whammy CCU!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank those who stop by, comment, “like” posts, and follow my blog. You all rock.

One Lovely Blog Award

It was so sweet of Diane at dwittopinions to nominate me for the One Lovely Blog Award!

She posts lots of great recipes that I hope to try sometime soon…go check out her blog!

The guidelines for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Nominate about 15 other blogs that you enjoy.
4. Let the nominees know that you chose them.

You can find out some things about me in the About Me section and also in my post accepting the Kreativ Blogger Award. I’ll try and think of 7 more things, though it might be hard!

1. I love lists. It’s the only way I can remember anything!
2. I was still gutting and remodeling our previous home when I was 8 mos. pregnant.
3. I wish more people would go to shelters and adopt pets rather than buying them from stores and breeders.
4. I love having dance parties in the kitchen while cleaning up.
5. One of my favorite movies is “Catch Me If You Can” with Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio
6. I never understood why the response to “How do you spell ___?” was “Look it up in the dictionary.” Made no sense.
7. I have a ton of things in my purse for those “just in case” moments. Ask and I probably have it in there!

And here’s the list of bloggers that I nominate for the One Lovely Blog Award:

1. Go Bake Yourself
2. The Thing About Joan…
3. Tabkhet el yom
4. College Saving Dolls
5. LadyRomp
6. hippie itch
7. Ode to Inspiration
8. dwittopinions
9. maggiesonebuttkitchen
10. Danny’s Kitchen
11. Tales and Travels of the Tinman
12. miki’s kitchen
13. make me cake me
14. Texana’s Kitchen
15. Sweet Southern Comfort

Thank you all for sharing what you love and keeping it interesting! Thank you, Diane, for thinking of me…

Kreativ Blogger Award

It made my day yesterday to be nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by the very sweet and talented Nina over at Tabkhet el yom. She posts lots of interesting recipes and I’ll be trying many new dishes that I’ve never had before thanks to her! A double thank you to Nina…

With this nomination, I am supposed to write 7 things about myself that readers might find interesting. So here ya go…
1. My favorite dessert is homemade Nestle Toll House cookies ~ hold the nuts.
2. Someday I will learn how to play the drums.
3. I used to get straight A’s in school but now my kids are way smarter than I am.
4. Even if I am really hot, I cannot leave anything hanging out from under the covers at night (like a leg or an arm) as something might grab me.
5. I despise talking on the phone. When I was little, I used to panic when I had to call in the pizza!
6. You will never see a recipe here using parmesan cheese (aka stinky feet cheese). And yes, I’m Italian.
7. The wonderful smell of lilacs brings me back to growing up at home when life was simple…like when I played with my Fisher Price little people from morning till night.

And now with the pay it forward part of this award, I would like to nominate these 7 blogs for the Kreativ Blogger Award as well:

Make Me Cake Me – She makes lots of sweets and what’s not to love about that?
the thing about joan… – A down to earth and funny Mom recording her adventures…
the kitchen chaotic – Kara is witty, relatable, and a good cook!
miki’s kitchen – I like her fuss-free recipes and she inspires you to use what you have.
Jen Maan in Amman – A crafter and baker sharing her experiences in Amman, Jordan
Rantings of an Amateur Chef – He’s always making something good!
Jereme’s Kitchen – The first thing you see is the motto, “Everything’s better with cake!”. Yup.

So here are the rules if you get nominated:
1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
2. Copy the Kreativ Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
3. List 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
4. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
5. Leave a comment on the blogs you listed to let them know you nominated them.

It’s always nice to be appreciated and this was a fun post to do. Thanks again Nina! Keep up the good work nominees!