I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by three wonderful blogs (two in the same night and another a couple days later). Thank you very much to Aimee at Classified Mom , Mrs.Tuna at Working Woman's Guide to Dinner or If I Cook Chicken A La King One More Time I'll Kill Myself , Dizzy C's Little Book Blog and to Frugal Invitation !!! I spend a lot of time playing on my computer instead of cleaning like I should, so its nice to be recognized for it. I sincerely appreciate it.
As with anything else there are rules and the rules are:
- Thank and link back to the person who awarded you the award.
- Share 7 things about yourself.
- Award 15 other bloggers. Sorry I changed mine to 8 newer bloggers. See below for reasons.
- Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
Seven things about myself. Am I supposed to share seven things I haven't shared before? Because that would be difficult, I share a lot!
I like red hots and hot tamales a lot, but I don't like spicy food.
My house is always a mess and it drives me crazy, but I don't have the energy or motivation to keep up with it. I spend time playing with my 2 year old and playing on my laptop computer instead of all the cleaning I should be doing. When I say it drives me crazy, I mean it drives me bat crap crazy. My most favorite thing in the world is coming home to a surprise cleaned house. (HINT HINT - as my birthday is this weekend and my many children are always asking me what I want for my birthday, I don't think they realize how amazingly happy that would make me!)
I am incredibly afraid of the dentist! I have serious tooth issues, any talk of tooth pain, tooth related injuries, or dental procedures (even the sound of a dentist drill like in Finding Nemo) freaks me out. The last time I went to the dentist I had sleep dentistry done, which by the way was AWESOME!
I hate it when my house is silent, but I am always telling my kids to be quiet. When no one else is home I always have something on for noise.
I really enjoy football. I am one of those women who actually understands the game of football. I am not fanatical about it or anything like that, but I have a favorite team and like it. I am not one of those women who pretend to like football for their husband or boyfriends sake. I have even been known to watch the games without my husband even being home, although I try not to because I want him to wait for me (we use our DVR so we can fast forward thru commercials).
My laptop computer that I use everyday all day is missing keys because my adorable son pulled a bunch of them off and I could only get about half of them back on. So this may explain some of my typing errors...The letter P, M, the comma, the period, and some control buttons (that I never use) are in a baggy and the X button doesn't always record the tap. I would love a new computer, but I really don't need one.
I am cheap. I hate to spend money on anything. I love to buy stuff, but I hate spending money on that stuff. Figure that one out. I have an even harder time spending money on myself. I love to buy stuff for my kids and husband, and I always can find stuff I know they will love and want. If someone wants to buy me something and asks me what I would like, I can never think of anything! (Except really expensive things).
Now the really hard part is awarding 15 blogs with this fun award. Its hard because I follow a lot of very wonderful blogs! So many blogs have gotten this award, I have even seen some who didn't care and ignored it. Ok, their choice. But isn't the whole point of blogging having readers and doesn't that mean that if someone says hey your doing a good job here's an award, shouldn't you at least say thanks? So I had to figure out some kind of system to award 8 blogs (not 15 because its too hard, I love all the blogs I follow). So here is what I did; since I am relatively new to blogging myself I can empathise with other new bloggers who are trying to keep up with the really speedy and high tech blogs. My first filter was to narrow it to blogs with less than 250 followers (with more than that you already know you rock and have probably gotten this or other awards before). The second filter is you write personal posts (meaning not just reviews, giveaways, or business blogs...if you do giveaways and personal posts or reviews and personal posts than I didn't filter you out.) And the final filter was if you recently were awarded an award for blogging. And to be honest, this really didn't help all that much in picking blogs to award.
There are so many blogs I love. The following blogs I chose because they make me laugh out loud and I look for new posts from them every day (and they fell into the above categories).