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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Laura, from Hey, What's For Dinner Mom, sent me this Beautiful Blogger Award. How sweet of her! It is my FIRST award, so I'm like a proud mama today.

So, it is now my job to list seven interesting facts about me, and then pass it on to 7 more beautiful bloggers. Here we go...

1. I grew up in a small Iowa town (no, it wasn't on a FARM) with my parents, one sister and one brother. My sister is 12 years older than me and my brother is 10 years older than me....do you smell "accident?"

2. I received my B.A. in Electronic Media and Journalism and to this day have not really used it.

3. I have an undenialable fear of walking outside in the dark and not knowing where my feet are landing. Trust me, if you are walking next to me, I will be holding on to you.

4. I started this blog for something to do since I am currently staying at home with our son, how did I not realize it would turn into so much fun?

5. I have recently turned into quite the penny pincher. Not by choice, but by necessity. Cutting out one income sure takes the fun out of some things! But, I will admit I do enjoy coupon cutting, it is my new obsession.

6. My favorite alcoholic drink is an ice cold beer, on tap or in a bottle. None of that fru-fru fruity, mixed drink stuff.

7. Our son, Drake, is turning into quite the little man. This morning he woke up with a mohawk.

Now, I am passing this on to 7 more beautiful bloggers. These are blogs I visit everyday and truly enjoy!

Sara's Sweets - I just came upon this blog recently, as she commented on mine. I think we'd be great friends in real life! Hello - sweets!

Slim Shoppin' - Jenn has great ideas and I love her meals!

Carrots 'N' Cake - Tina doesn't even know I exist, as she has about 7 million followers, but her blog is pretty much the first one I read every morning. She has a crazy busy life!

How Sweet It Is - Jessica's love for bacon and sweets is hilarious!

Yes, I Want Cake - one of the healthiest eaters I know, despite her love of cake:)

Be Fit, Be Full - Meg's love of exercise can get even me motivated!

Iowa Girl Eats - another fellow Iowa blogger, who is much better at it than I!

So, want to see my latest failure in the kitchen? Yesterday, I set aside some time to make bread in my bread machine. This usually isn't a problem for me.....but, well, just look at how it turned out.

Yeah, when the beeping went off for me to remove the kneading paddle (or at least I thought), I went ahead and did it only to realize later, that I pulled it out on the WRONG beep. The beep I pulled it out for was the "mix-ins" beep. Therefore, I let out all the hot air/steam and what to do you know, I made the flattest loaf of bread ever.

And this was going to be a good one - Spinach Herb! Ugh, I am disgusted with myself.

Would you like to comment?

  1. It is neat to see the facts behind the blog, thanks for sharing.

  2. Congrats on your first award!! :)

    I love Drake's little mohawk!

    Aww poor bread! Next time!

  3. An award for me?! Thank you so much!!

    I was just reading some of your prior posts and saw the one about your hubby's birthday. I'm 9 months older than my hubby too and his birthday is the day after Valentine's, so I too like this time when we're the same age. We'd SO be friends in real life. :)

  4. awww, sorry about the bread this morning.. I love spinach herb too :( Try again tomorrow!!! And tell Drake that I think he looks handsome in his mohawk

  5. Haha! Sorry about the bread issue! Not fun!
    But congrats on the Beautiful Blogger Award! You deserve it! Oh and your baby is adorable! I had to laugh when I saw the picture!

  6. Suckage on the bread! I'd say hooray on the award but I gave it to you so hooray on that doll baby, so damn cute!

  7. Aw, thank you so much!! I'm flattered!! I loved reading your facts, and that picture of Drake is so stinkin' adorable.

    Also, my husband lost his job a few months ago, and I'm right there with you on the penny pinching. It's not so bad...just not as much fun. :-)

    Have a happy night!

  8. Oh my gosh, your son is so cute!!!

    Thanks for the award! I appreciate it so much!!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Congratulations! This is my first visit to your blog. I look forward to coming back. Drake is adorable! Don't be too hard on yourself about the bread. Make it again.

  10. I just stumbled upon your blog and it's great. Your son is SO adorable! I also an penny pinching too, It can become a hobby I swear! Have a great weekend.