Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The blogosphere has validated me!

As if I needed any more reasons to spend more time blogging (I'm quite the addict already) - I received my second and third blog awards!  I have now been totally validated and now Kristin, Lynnette, and Kimberly for that matter can now consider themselves my enablers.  I received the Happy 101 award both on Sunday and Monday!  Woo hoo!  Yay Me!  This one is quite deserving of a **happy dance**!!  I'm quite proud of it!

I would like to thank both Kristin and Lynnette for the award!!! This one comes with rules...I must list 10 things that make me happy as well as pass it on. Since I never passed on my Honest Scrap Award I think I will do it all here today! And without further suspense, let me announce my picks. This was harder than it should be...I love so many blogs. But I tried to be impartial as to whether or not these people already had awards and just go on my gut instinct and my current favorite blogs:

The Happy 101 blog award goes to:
Kimberly - I can't think of a person this award fits better.  Honestly.  Her blog is always fun and never ceases to make me laugh. 

Victoria - Love this blog. She does a very cool job of pairing subject material with gorgeous pictures/artwork with most of her posts.
Michele - Always happy with great posts that really make you think.

Kim - Love this site.  Always something fun.

Jennifer - Very funny blog and one I always tend to relate to.

The Honest Scrap Award goes to:
Kristin - Very cool looking site and her Teaser Tuesdays are terrific! 

Eva - Beautiful, touching writing here each and every post.  Very moving and emotional.  Another of my favorites.

Holly - One of the new sites I've found that I'm really enjoying!

Elspeth - Another one on my new blog roll that I've been loving!  Great humor and lots of fun!

Stephanie - Very creative writing and a great place to dive into a story as Stephanie gives you pieces with each post.

And now with my 10 favorite things:

1 - Family - ALL of them.  From my patient loving husband to my sister I couldn't live without to the in-laws that I'm lucky enough to have gotten.  I love them all!

2 - Friends!  I have too many good ones to count and that's truly a blessing!

3 - Coffee!  Seriously!  In that order.  I am a coffee addict!

4 - Rain and Snow - Apparently I'm into the precipitation.  There's something about a rainy, gloomy day that I love.  Makes me want to curl up by the fire with a good book.  You can't beat it.

5 - Hiking and Walking - I love being outdoors!  Something about it is relaxing and natural.  Perfect de-stressing remedy.  My husband actually proposed to me atop a mountain while hiking...it was absolutely perfect!  And to make it better - he has a fear of heights.  Now that you've all gotten nauseous I'll move on...

6 - Children - they seriously put things in perspective and do the cutest off the wall things everyday.  With the exception of when mine puts his face in the dog's water bowl and drinks, it's mostly cute.  That one is just plain gross.

7 - Reading/Writing - being transported to somewhere else in your own mind and imagination is just hard to beat.

8 - Chocolate!  Of the dark chocolate variety...especially Dove and Ghiradelli.  It's my weakness.

9 - Snowboarding!  Although I haven't been in quite a while I absolutely LOVE IT!

10 - Red Sox!!!  I saved the best for last!  I'm a total baseball nut and completely addicted to the Red Sox.  When baseball season rolls around my blogging will likely suffer.

Hope everyone has a terrific day!!!!  And thanks again for the awards and congrats to those that now have one as well!



  1. Awww...thanks Kristi! You're the best! : )

    Have a great day! (Coffee makes me happy, too. Really, really happy!)

  2. Congrats Kristi. And I'll even forgive you #10.

  3. aww, thanks Kristi! You are so sweet!

    And I'm a firm believer that dark chocolte is healthy!!

  4. Rain and snow? Wow. I'm not sure I've met anyone who likes precipitation. I suppose we all do to some degree. I love the smell of a fresh rain, but am not crazy out standing in it while trying to wrestle the twins into their car seats. LOL

    Now, all you have to do is learn how to spell my name. ;) LyNNette.

    Lynnette Labelle

  5. Thanks Kristi! The award is awesome. I strive for honesty in my posts and appreciate you recognize it in my writing. I better get thinking who I can pass it on to. Thanks again!!!

    I enjoy your blog, by the way. I'm glad you're addicted so I have something to read :)

  6. My goodness, thank you, Kristi! I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy reading yours.


  7. Everyone who receives this award lists coffee - I'm seeing a trend! LOL

  8. An honest scrap between me and the dead astronaut would be quite a battle - perhaps I should think about writing it!

    Thank you so very, very much, Kristi. I really appreciate that there are so many good blogs to choose from, it's always so very flattering to get noticed.

    Steph Fey x

  9. Congrats on the awards! I'm new here, but I'm sure it's going to be a fantastic ride. :)

  10. Thanks Kristi - You're a sweetie. I'll do a post this weekend about this. :)

  11. Congrats to you and thanks to you too!

    I love, love, love rain and snow too!

  12. Thank you so much for the award! It brightened my night. Good luck with all of your goals.

  13. You guys are the best! Seriously! You always make my day!

    Thanks for all the thoughts...

  14. Great list of ten things! The only thing we don't have in common is the Red Sox. I mean, we might have that in common, except I don't really watch baseball. (They're baseball, right?) Fun post!

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