Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blog Award x Three!!!!!

I think that there is something special about getting a pat on the back, especially from someone who does what you do.  Not that any of us really need validation, but it is nice to be recognized for what we do.  Let's face it, even though most of us love to blog it is a commitment and takes away from other things that we may consider SLEEP!  Last week my email was bursting with blog love.  Not one, but two fellow Texas Bloggers nominated me for this award:

Huge Texas Hugs going out to Sarah of City Girl Gone Country and Tif of Ramblings of a Southern Belle.   You ladies made my day!  By accepting the award I agree to do the following:

*  Thank the blogger who nominated me for the award
*  Include a link to their blog in your post, as well as the award image
*  Give 7 random facts about yourself
*  Nominate 15 other deserving bloggers for the award
*  Include links to the nominated bloggers' sites
*  Let the other bloggers know that they have been nominated for the award.

Here are my 7 (VERY) Random Facts:

1.  My favorite flavor of cupcake is red velvet and yes it kinda has to be Sprinkles.  I have tried other flavors, it just didn't work out for me.

2.  I have come to the realization that I am the most at peace when I am at the beach...that stinks since I am literally states away from a really great one.

3.  I love listening to Matthew McConaughey's Reliant Energy commercials.  If you have not had the pleasure you have my condolences...there is nothing like that southern drawl (except maybe his abs, or dimples, or hair - sorry, I digress).

4.  I am a vegetarian - except for shrimp.  I am fairly certain that it wouldn't be too difficult to be vegan if I could just manage to kick my cheese habit...oh, the torture of it all!

5.  I want a really good camera and I want to learn how to use it ....meaning I want to take it way off of AUTO.

6.  I don't have cable or regular TV...only Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming.  Honestly, it really isn't too bad.  I get so much more done!

7.  I have three tattoos....and if they weren't so expensive, I would have more.

Make sure you drop by and visit these ladies...they are deserving of some blog love - I mean it.  And for those of you who were just recently nominated, don't worry about doing it again, just link to the post where you accepted the award....we don't want to miss out on your 7 random facts!

*Katie @ Katie Stories
*Kelley @ The Grant Life
*Jennifer @ Finding My Way In Texas
*Amanda @ Princess of the Panhandle
*Taylor @ Goings On In Texas
*Crystal @ Mason's Mama
*Emily @ Insanity Rules
*Nicole @ Three 31
*Tiffany @ Monuments & Memories
*Shannon @ I Should Be Cleaning House
*Jana @ An Unstyled Life
*Valerie @ Make Mine A Cosmo
*Erica @ Mi Todo
*Jacy @ My Name is Jacy
*Cassey & Brittany @ Natural Nesters

Before I bring this fun post to a close, I also have to send out a huge thank you to Valerie!  She blogs over at Make Mine A Cosmo - don't you just love that name???  She nominated me for these awards:

Didn't I tell you about my email.....bursting with blog love?!?!  Anyway, although I am over the top excited I am going to try to combine all of this without stepping on any toes or not returning the love.  Because let's face it...soon this post will be approaching novel status and I feel like I have been working on it for days!!!  For those of you that have been nominated above, consider yourself included in these nominations as well...why?  Because I really do love each and every one of your three times the love! 

For the One Lovely Blog Award you are asked to nominate 11 other bloggers - my 15 are listed above.  It also asks for 11 random facts.  I am going to add 4 more to my list above:

8.  I recently discovered that I am quite fond of Latino Rolls - my first attempt at sushi, unless you count that time that my coworker tricked me into trying ahi tuna.....seriously YUCK!

9.  When I pump gas it has to stop in an even dollar amount.  I am not even joking.

10.  When I was in junior high I won a radio contest and got to bowl with Journey (I only entered one time!)

11.  Until I started scrapbooking, I was horrible about finishing projects.

The Liebster Award asks me to create 11 questions for those nominated to answer....I am going to be satisfied with the 7  or 11 random facts - whichever you choose.  I am going to answer the questions that Valerie listed so here goes....

1. If you could live in any decade which would it be: Roaring 20's, The 30's, The 40's, The 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, or 90's?  To be quite honest, I am happy to be just where I am.
2. Where do you get your news: TV, print, social media? Social media...definitely.
3. What was the most favorite Halloween costume you wore as a kid?  One year, I was a black cat and I really loved the fact that I had a long tail...I know, weird huh?
4. Worst Christmas present ever received? (Like, outright given; not something you ended up with from the office Dirty Santa game).  I much prefer to give gifts so if I received something terrible I probably didn't dwell on it too much...either that or I have never received anything THAT bad.  
5. Favorite Disney Princess? Why? Cinderella....don't we all want to be that girl with the glass slipper?  OK maybe not now, but we did when we were little girls didn't we?

6. New Kids on the Block or Backstreet Boys? Backstreet Boys

7. Team Jennifer or Team Angelina? Team Jennifer all the way
8. Do you own a pair of "Norts" (Nike Shorts)? Can't say that I do
9. Roller Coaster or Log Flume? Definitely roller coaster
10. Favorite Awards Show: Grammy's, Oscars, Tony's, Espy's, People's Choice, MTV Video Awards, Teen Choice Awards???? When I used to have regular TV (see first round of random facts), I liked to watch the Oscars

Whoops....there were only 10 to answer!  I apologize for altering the rules, but thought that was better than not giving thanks where it was due and didn't think I should dedicate another entire post to blog guys might not ever come back.  So, thank you, thank you a million times thank you to Sarah, Tif and Valerie.  You guys truly made this small time blogger mucho happy!  For any of you that were nominated above that would like to see the "rules" for the two awards that Valerie nominated me for you can find all the details here.  Claim your nominations in whatever manner is best for you in any combination of the above mentioned "rules".  If you are still here, bless you for sticking with me til the end!


  1. how awesome! congrats!

    Stop by and say hello at!

    have a great day!

  2. I would also LOVE to know how to work a good camera. It seems like all blogger are photographers on the side and all my pictures are pretty much as basic as they come. One day I guess... if only we could just hire professional photographers to follow us around all day! Just found your blog and have loved getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

  3. Thank you so much for nominating me! I loved reading all of your random facts and learning a bit more about you!

    I am also at peace when I'm on the beach. I grew up very close to the ocean, but now I'm in the mid west, about 800 miles from the ocean! The lake is a good substitute though :)

    That is super cool that you got to bowl with Journey!

  4. Thanks for nominating me!!
    You are too sweet!!
    I loved getting to know more about you!!

    Happy Friday :)

  5. Thank you so much for nominating me!! And I loved learning all those random facts! Also? Team Jennifer! *fist bump*

  6. Holy crow! You got to bowl with Journey?? That is freaking AWESOME!

  7. Thank you SO much for the nomination Jules! FUN learning so much about you..... :) I LOVE SPRINKLES and I LOVE RED VELVET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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