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Blogger Awards and Thank You’s

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A while ago The Pocket Farmer awarded me the Versatile Blogger award. And then yesterday Melissa at ChinDeep awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award … and then Home Heart “Tagged me” in a question/answer sort of game. Thank you my sweet friends! I feel so honored …

versatile blogger awardI am not so good at remembering to do these things so I’m going to attempt to do them all in one post. Bear with me here …

The RULES for the Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Add the award to your blog.
  2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
  3. Mention 7 random things about yourself. (see below)
  4. List the rules.
  5. Award to 15 bloggers.
  6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

Kreativ Blogger AwardThe Rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award

  1. List 10 random facts about yourself
  2. Give the award to 6 other bloggers

So that means hmm … 17 random facts and 21 bloggers get an award? Or can I just do 10 random facts and 7 of them get to do double duty? Let’s see how many random facts I can come up with here …

17 Random Facts about Me

  1. I work from home, on my table. Because my office is too small. I like the open-ness of my living area and being close to the kitchen and being able to see out the window.
  2. We have 3 cats.
  3. My daughter’s cat’s name is Mouse.
  4. I often have two cats “working” with me … on a chair on each side of me.
  5. I tried to grow a pineapple and it’s not working so well.
  6. We have way too many books in our house.
  7. My son drinks about a gallon of milk per day. He uses very large glassware. Do you know how hard it is to find glasses that hold 1/2 gallon of liquid? I had to resort to beer steins.
  8. Both my kids are taller than me. My son is over a foot taller … sigh.
  9. My black cat’s name is Ginka. He was named after a cat in a children’s book: Dorrie the little witch’s cat Gink.
  10. Ginka used to be a great hunter, and now he’s afraid to go outside.
  11. I love to sing. Music and the sounds of things are very important to me.
  12. I listen to a cat’s meow before I adopt it. I want cats with sweet voices.
  13. I drink five or more cups of chai tea every day.
  14. I love nice glassware. In fact, I just decided I’m switching out all the “ordinary” glassware in the house with glasses that “sing” (with finds from the thrift store).
  15. I am a total daddy’s girl. Always have been.
  16. I am very into yoga. I go three times a week now. It makes me feel strong, young, at peace and beautiful.
  17. My very favorite thing to do after yoga? Have a glass of wine.
Whew! I did it! I deserve a cookie, don’t you think? or two? with ice cream … mmm …
Ice cream sandwiches with Peach Banana Coconut Ice Cream

Oh wait, the game of Tag …

Oh and then there is the game of tag! I was posed 11 questions to answer and then I’m supposed to tag 11 other bloggers to answer 11 other questions. I think I’m running out of steam here … can I just answer the questions?

  1. If  you could have been born during any other time, when would it be? Hmm, probably during the Renaissance? I love Ren Fests.
  2. What are your five favorite CD’s? Gosh, I have all my music on my phone now … so can I just list some of my favorite artists? Melissa Etheridge, Vienna Teng, Gary Moore, Colbie Caillat, Queen, Journey, and AC/DC.
  3. What Muppet best describes you? Hmm Gonzo because he’s short and purple? No, probably the Swedish Chef because I love to have fun in the kitchen.
  4. What is your favorite genre and medium? of books? Science Fiction/Fantasy.
  5. If you could be an animal, which would you choose? Probably a cat of some kind.
  6. Who is your celebrity look-alike? I forgot her name …
  7. Describe yourself in six words or less. My daughter says this: “Awesome epic food blogger mom” … I think I’ll keep that description.
  8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would like to be neater. I hate how my house is so messy …
  9. Where is your favorite vacation spot? Europe. Or any National Park with Mountains. Beaches are good too.
  10. If you were given a year off with pay, what would you do? Travel.
  11. If you were on a deserted island, list three essentials you’d want to have with you. A good boat with a working motor and a lot of gas!  … and my kids.

Okay now it’s my turn to award some other bloggers! Here we go … let’s do the Versatile Blogger one first.

versatile blogger award

The Versatile Blogger awards go to … (drumroll please!)

  1. cupcakeluv
  2. NoodleonthatFoodRevolution
  3. La Belle Cuisine
  4. Ally’s Kitchen
  5. Mia’s Domain
  6. Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen
  7. A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll
  8. Healthy Diet Habits
  9. Lauren Kelly Nutritionist
  10. Cupcakes & Kale Chips
  11. Mesa de Vida
  12. Knead to Cook
  13. My Crowded Kitchen
  14. Rock Star Dad
  15. In Danny’s Kitchen

Kreativ Blogger Award

And Now … for the Kreativ Blogger Awards! These go to …

  1. Isabelle at Home
  2. Linda’s Italian Table
  3. A Bachelor and His Grill
  4. Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish
  5. Bia’s Rich and Sweet
  6. Simply Gourmet Photography

Okay, I hope you don’t mind if I quit there … I’ve got to run off to yoga now … have a great night my friends!

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7 Responses

  1. Thanks, dear Ann! There’s no doubt in my mind whatsoever that this is a great honor! 🙂 As a matter of fact, you have touched my heart to the degree that it’s difficult for me to respond. For now, I’ll just say I love you! Please know that it comes from my heart.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    • Ann

      I love you too, my friend … you bring me sunshine every day 🙂

      March 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm

  2. Aww, what an honor, thank you for thinking of me Ann! I was wondering how all this awards stuff works! (Can you tell I’m a newbie?? lol) Now how do I get this lovely Versatile Blogger award up and running on my site?? SO MUCH to learn! I’ll get there…forgive me if it takes me a good 3 months to do this haha…but I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me this award 🙂

    March 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  3. Ann, perhaps you could “friend” me on FB so I could ask you a couple of questions? Thanks 🙂

    March 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  4. Thank you!!!! 🙂

    March 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm

  5. Congratulation dear Ann, and thankyou so much for thinking of me.That makes me so happy. I will pass on the award next week .
    hugs and luvs Misbah

    March 15, 2012 at 4:10 am

  6. Thank you Ann and congratulations on your awards also! xo

    March 15, 2012 at 11:12 am