Saturday, January 8, 2011

I'm Stylin'....

Sweet Miss Ashley has given me the Stylish Blogger Award!  Go stop by and say hi; she has a cute space over there and she likes David Archuleta.  An Idol girl after my own heart!  So, here is what I need to do:

The conditions:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award. Absolutely! 
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about this award.

OK, here are 7 things about me that you might not know.

1.  I am in love with my vacuum cleaner.  It is a Dyson that is about 3 years old, and I run it at least twice each day through the whole house.  I even vacuum when company is here sometimes.  It drives my family (and the cats) nuts.  We have dark carpet and I can't stand what shows up on there just from daily traffic.  Ha! 

2.  I like to go shopping by myself to de-stress.  It's the best thing ever.  I can go where I want, stay as long as I feel like, and if I sit at Borders and read the whole time, life is grand.

3.  I like to eat a few slices of cheese from a brick while I cook dinner.  I don't do this every night, but yum!

4.  I really believe that people who have cats live longer.  I have two.  So does that mean I have doubled my life span? 

5.  I finally convinced myself that it is OK to tear pages out of a magazine of ideas that I like to keep in a notebook.  Why was that so hard?  I tore up the first one just the other night! Yay for inspiration!

6.  I am considering a PhD in higher education so that I can teach college when Katie is older.  I finished my MBA two summers ago.

7. Sometimes I wonder what people on the other side of the US (especially celebrities) are doing right this very minute. Is that weird to want to see them as real people? And what are my friends doing that live hundreds of miles away at this very moment?    This is inspiring a new feature for my blog that I will mention in the next post!  

And now, for sending the award along to new bloggers that have inspired me!  I love this part; my reader is so full and it takes me a while to read all of the posts but I wouldn't change a thing.  I have added several new friends to my reader lately, so I will award them here, in hopes that you go visit 
and give them love! 
Polly of Pixie Mama
Katrina (Trina) of Mommy Nine Times
Natalie of Sparrow
Holly from Chez Beeper Bebe

And a shout out to a few crafty sites I have
been visiting lately:

Have a beautiful Saturday!


  1. Oooh I want a Dyson! Yay for your award and THANKS so much for nominating lil' ol' me. Made my day, for sure! Happy weekend, girl!

  2. Well hey! I'm so flatter that I'm on your reader list! Thank you for mentioning me in your post today, and thanks to you, I now have some new blogs to visit! Yay!!!

    1) I need another vacuum cleaner. Which Dyson has your heart? I have a good one, but the thing is...I HATE carrying it up and down the stairs. So, I want/need another just to keep upstairs. Yes, I'm lazy like that -- whatever makes life easy, I'm going for.

    2) I, too, love snacking on block cheese when making dinner! That, and a glass of Merlot to go with it, of course ;)

    3) I think people who have cats live longer, too. I grew up with cats--always two or three in our household. Let me say that I LOVE cats! But when I married a guy who is allergic to cats...well lets just say that if I die young it's ALL HIS FAULT!

    Have a wonderful Sunday :)

  3. yay to #2! i love shopping myself, too...if only i had time to escape! #3 - i do this, not necessarily while cooking, but at night i'll cut a few slices. #7 sounds fun.