Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

This has been one fantastic week.   I was featured twice this week.  Katie at Sew Woodsy featured my Lemon Fabric Apron and The Humble Homemaker featured my Oven-Baked Fried Chicken.

If that wasn't enough excitement, I also received the Versatile Blogger award from both Melanie at You Made That? and Judy from DIY by Design.  Woohoo!

Here are the rules:
1.  Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2.  Answer 10 questions.
3.  Pass it along to 7 bloggers you've recently discovered and enjoy.
4.  Leave your recipients a note telling them they've won an award.

And the 10 questions are:

1. Why did you create this blog?
I sent my youngest off to kindergarten in September and wasn't sure what I would do.  I started writing this blog partly to hold myself accountable for how I spend my days, and partly just to document what it is I do all day.  My mom once asked me what WD tells his friends I do.  I responded that they don't have to ask, because I volunteer in their school, I'm at every practice and every game, I'm the mom who's home on snow days, and has freshed baked cookies in the cookie jar.  Even though I had that response at the ready, the question ate at me.  Now at least my mom doesn't think I spend my day watching Oprah and eating bonbons.
2. What kinds of blogs do you follow?
I follow a lot of design blogs for the same reason I enjoy flipping through magazines: the gorgeous pictures.  I also follow crafting and DIY blogs, as well as a few cooking blogs.  I love getting ideas from the blogosphere.
3. Favorite make-up brand?
This one's easy.  I'm a Mary Kay girl.  It's funny because I don't wear a lot of make-up, but when I do - it's Mary Kay.
4. Favorite clothing brand?
I'm a clothes whore.  I like Ann Taylor Loft, Express, and Victoria's Secret.  I love BCBG MaxAzria, but can't afford it on a kept woman salary.
5. Indispensible make-up product?
My one indispensible make-up like product would be my eyelash curler.  Does that count?  I never leave the house without first curling my lashes.  If it has to actually be a makeup product, I'll say lip gloss.
6. Favorite Color?
7. Favorite Perfume?
Estee Lauder Pleasures with Mary Kay Bella Belara a close second.  And for evening - Le Feu d'Issey by Issey Miyake.
8. Favorite Film?
The Princess Bride.  It's a classic.  Our first dance at our wedding was to the theme from the movie.
9. What country would you like to visit and why?
Vietnam.  It's where my parents are from and I still have relatives there.
10. Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or blush on one side of your face?
Without a doubt blush.  You can rub your cheek or use lipstuff in a pinch, but having one eye pop and one fade out - not a good look. 

Now for the 7 blogs I've recently discovered - these are all great, check 'em out.


  1. Oh my gosh, how kind of you to pass this along to me...thank you! =) I loved reading those fun 10 facts about you. I'm honored!

  2. I love The Princess Bride! Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday! Your comment was so sweet. I added an email option to follow since you were having a hard time and others have asked for it. I hope that helps you!

  3. Thank you for this! It's so sweet of you.

    FYI - I love Princess Bride :):) You have lovely taste in perfume, pink is my favourite colour as well and IMO, although I don't have kids, I've always thought being a stay at home mum would be challenging.

  4. Congrats on being featured...I know for sure your recipes are good...I made your chicken tonight!!!! Family loved it!

  5. Congratulations! You have a great blog. Great recipes!

  6. congrats! i hate the princess bride but everyone i know loves it! thanks for not breaking the streak ;)

  7. Sounds like you are having a super great week! Congrats

  8. Congrats on your award!! I wanted to tell you where I found the dry rack I posted for my Fabulous Friday Find. It's from Farmhouse Wares...they have such great prices on fun farmhouse decor! Have a great weekend and so glad you came to the FFF party!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  9. Congrats on the award! That is so exciting for you. :)

  10. Congratulations! I always expect The Princess Bride to be one of those oddly great movies no one knows about, but everyone does!
    You sure don't have to explain how busy you can be to any of us other stay-at-home moms. :-) It's great WD always knows where he can find you.

  11. Hi, I've responded to your award on my blog if you want to check it out :), thanks again!

  12. I found your blog through Sunflower Days. Congratulations to you!

  13. Thank you for the honor of this award, it was so kind of you! I am working on my blog post now. :)

  14. Thanks for the award, very cool! I'll be hooking up your blog on a post soon!


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