August 29, 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award

So guess what?  I was nominated for another award!  How freakin’ excited am I?!  This time, Tarana from Sand in my Toes (don’t you just love her blog name) nominated me and I am beyond honored!  It’s such an amazing feeling to know that someone thought of you, and that little ol’ blog of yours, especially when you least expected it!  And to be nominated for being versatile, is especially wonderful!  Makes me happy, for once, not to have limited myself to blogging about one topic like maybe I made the right decision about branching out!  So thank you Tarana for recognizing me!


The Versatile Blogger Award

With that said, I’m supposed to nominate up to 15 blogs for this award.  Today, I am nominating 5 wonderful ladies!

Angela over at My Personal Accent
Katherine over at Katherine’s Corner
Shannah over at Just us Four
Gosia over at Kiddie Foodies
Cynthia over at Feeding Big

If you’ve been nominated, please don’t feel the least bit uncomfortable about not passing the award on.
I understand and respect your decision to choose what’s best for you and your blog!
I realize that not everyone chooses to participate in these types of chain posts and I support your decision either way!
So no worries; just know I think you are all wonderful, VERSATILE, and completely deserving of this award!

Now for…

Seven things about myself:

1. I like to make  jokes like “Alivia was a fresh  girl today, so we put her in a hole”!  Of course, this day and age you have to be careful about what you joke about. Just for the record, my husband and nephew dug this hole.  I even have proof of it on video.  On a serious note, this visit to the beach was especially fun and eventful because we all became trend setters that day.  That’s right!  My husband and nephew dug that hole for a good hour!  Before we all knew it, people were walking by just to sneak a peek at our hole.  The next thing we knew, there were five groups of people all digging holes.  Yep, we even caused beach security to have to make an appearance.  Fortunately for us we weren’t escorted off the beach.  He was nice enough to ask that we fill in the hole before we went in the water.  Not before we left the beach, but before we went in the water.  I joked with the guy that we were planning to put a blanket over the hole and watch some poor soul fall into it (I crack myself up)!  Thankfully, he had a good sense of humor! 

toddler in sand hole at beach
*photograph taken by my husband, Robert.

2. I take more things personal than I care to admit. 

3. I’d love to have an air hockey, pool table, indoor Jacuzzi, and fireplace in our downstairs family room!

4. I secretly want another child.  That’s today.  I’m constantly changing my mind.  I’d love to give Alivia a sibling and I’m certain she would make an excellent BIG sister, but I fear for my health in the first three months.  I can’t seem to figure out how I would manage to take care of Alivia with my head in the toilet.

5. I have Melasma (pregnancy mask).  Yep, pregnancy mask.  I know what you’re thinking.  Isn’t that supposed to go away after pregnancy?  That’s what I thought too.  Apparently not though (yeah, not so much); lucky me!

6. Since my pregnancy with Alivia my startle reflex has been dramatically heightened.  I’m super sensitive to the unexpected; it’s weird.  Even when someone does something as little as touch me on the leg without me expecting it, I nearly jump out of my skin!  It’s a little ridiculous and so uncomfortable to say the least.  You can imagine when someone intentionally scares or surprises me!  It takes me awhile to recuperate. 

7. I used to have a belly ring and I loved it!  In fact, I miss it.  Oh well.

If you missed my previous post, A Pasta Recipe for your Picky Eater(s), feel free to take a peek!  It’s an easy and delicious recipe!

Also, I’ve decided to host a monthly giveaway on my blog and am looking for co-hosts.  If you are interested, just click on the image below.  I’d love the opportunity to work with you!

As a reminder, our NEW PINcentive BLOG Hop will go live in less than a week on 9/3, Tuesday!  I hope to see you there!  If you haven’t heard of it and want the opportunity to increase your traffic and followers and improve your page rank, I’d definitely check it out!  Also, winners will get their content pinned a minimum of 31 times (once by me and once by my team of 30 pinners)! 
Wow, I’ve actually run out of things to say.  That’s it folks; that’s all she wrote!
Have a great Thursday!


  1. Huge congrats on the award and so well deserved. And I too after my second pregnancy have more heightened reflux. It is the gift that keeps on giving!!

  2. Thank you for the lovely words! I felt the same way about my nominations too, wondering if people would be happy or offended. Loved all that fun info about you. I think about a second child too, but I am just not sure!

  3. Huge congrats, and wow, that photo in the sand is AMAZING!

  4. Love that huge hole! Way to be a trendsetter!
    Your girl is beautiful!

  5. You know I adore you and love your blog. congrats on your award. Thank you for much for sharing it with me too xo

  6. Can't wait for the PinCentive hop! I didn't jump on board as co-host for it, but I'm definitely going to be involved. =0)
    That trip to the beach looks awesome! I love the beach.
    Congrats on your blog award,

  7. PS - I'm brand new to Instagram, so I'm following you there now too (@2justByou).

  8. Congrats to you on the award! That hole is awesome!! And what a cool picture!


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