Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Beautiful Bloggers

I received a blog award the other day! Is that exciting or what?!! I mean it DID come from someone I know but I'm still excited! Afterall, just this morning she told me she didn't like the color I painted my bathroom! So it's not like she gave it to me to be nice!!! (At least that's how Joey sees it!!)

Anyway, thank you Karen! I totally respect your opinion so I am very flattered. (Even if you don't like my bathrooom color!!!) As you know, one of the rules for accepting the award is that you must award it to 5 other bloggers. Just so you know - your blog is the first that I would award it to but since you have already received it from another blogger, I will choose 5 other bloggers under protest!

So, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award along to 5 bloggers who you have recently discovered and you think are fantastic!

4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

I have already thanked Karen who's blog I love, called This Old House. As for the 7 things about yourself, hmmmm...

1. I am a rabid reader;

2. Because I love the name Michael, the deal I cut with my husband when I finally agreed to have children (at 42!)was that if it was a boy he had to be named Michael;

3. I drove nothing but Saabs from 1984 - 2007. Now I drive the dreaded mini-van...sniff;

4. I ran the Marine Corp. Marathon in 1996;

5. My friend Pam and I have been best friends for 47 years. We met in 1963 and still live 1 mile from each other as we did in childhood;

6. In 1979, Hulk Hogan "stalked" me for a date for weeks;

7. When I was 27, I dated a guy who went on trial 3 years previous - for killing his wife.

Lastly, I needed to choose 5 Bloggers I recently discovered and think are fantastic. The criteria I used was that the 5 blogs had to be ones that I went to everyday to check if they had a new blog post. There are some blogs I love that I know post only once a week or less so I didn't include them. Here are the 5 Bloggers I am awarding a Beautiful Blogger to and thank you all for the bit of joy I catch each time I read your posts:

1. The Fitnessista

2. Skwigg Blog

3. Choosing Raw

4. Fine Little Love

5. Diary of a Yummy Mummy

One last thing - I love the way my friend Laura writes on her very informative blog Bamboo Balance. Even though she did not fall into the criteria I selected when I decided on my awards, she's getting one too! Be sure to check her out.


  1. LOLOL!!!... yes, that was a rude remark this morning, wasn't it. Here's the deal.. you know I'm not a blues girl. Especially light blues. Not that there's anything wrong with blue, light blue or any other blue. When you said you were a wreck over picking a color for your other project I asked why and you said "If you saw my bathroom you'de know why." or something LIKE that... and so I assumed you didn't like the color either. Then you showed it to me, and it's the kind of light blue I don't usually go for. Thinking YOU didn't like it eitiher, I said "I don't like it either"... but you DID like it... you meant it took you forever to PICK THE COLOR, and that was what was -wrong-. Sorry, I'm not normally that rude. It looks beautiful in a light blue kinda way :-) Nothing you do ever comes out like crap.

  2. Joey...Thank you so much I am so honored to be among the selected blogs (with special exception)..I am a "once a week" blogger because that is about all the time I've got to create! Maybe someday I can blog everyday... right now I post a FB comment daily and that's about all i can handle! You are so sweet thanks for sharing and thanks for reading my blog!

  3. Hey Karen - shut UP. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx