Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

Wow! Two awards in one day?! I don't even know how this is happening! 
I'd like to thank Susan from Today's Working Woman for giving me this award! Thank you for thinking of me, and I'm honored to be given this award.

Here are my instructions upon getting this award:
  • In a post on your blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.
  • In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
  • In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  • In the same post, include this set of rules.
  • Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

7 Random things about me:

1. I am a tomboy, and when I was younger I wore mostly boys clothes
2. I don't drink coffee. Sometimes I like the smell, but I don't like the taste
3. As a hobby, I paint, although I've never had a lesson. 
4. I dream of traveling and then someday owning a small farm
5. I dog walk and dog sit as an unofficial part-time job
6. I've never been further west than Illinois
7. At home I'm always bear foot 

And now for the 15 people. Whether I've read you or not, I've picked you! There are a lot of people who already have this award and I have to find 15 who didn't! Challenge accepted.

2. my distant husband:
5. Diminishing Gene Pool:
6. Jane in her infinite wisdom:
9. The Short Story Gal:
10. A Good Cup of Tea... :
11. Pirate Knitting:
12. Notes From My Fridge:
14. Photos are fun:
15. Plain Jane's Blog:

At first I wasn't sure how to put the award on my blog, but then I figured it out. For those of you who aren't sure how to include the award on your blog here's what you do:

Save the award picture> Go dashboard> click you blog> go to layout > add gadget> scroll down until you find one that says "picture" (shouldn't be far)> Then just upload the picture, right a title and caption (maybe thanking who gave you the award) and That's it!

The Liebster Award

I am Excited to announce that I have received my very first award! Thank you so much to November Rain ~ k for giving me this award! I'm not 100% sure how this works, but here we go!

This is what was said:  
The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note.

The 5 blogs I choose are:

Recipe's for Today's Working Woman:

Let me know if I missed anything or am going about this all wrong! Like I said, I'm not sure how this works, but I'm so excited to have my first award!

Friday, February 24, 2012

This is me

This is me. I really never wear makeup, I've never died my hair. This is just natural me, and that's how I like it.

And this picture is now my profile picture on Facebook. For a year and a half, since the day I lost my Becket, I had always had a picture of him as my profile picture. Today it has been exactly a year and a half since I lost him. After a small thing someone said today, I thought it was time to move on a bit, and put a picture of myself up there. Having him up there for a year and a half was a nice tribute to his memory, but today I knew it was time. I'll never forget him, but I know that I needed to let go a little bit. Yet, I know he will always be in my heart.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


It's been a tiring week and today is my last to go-go-go. I always have Friday's off, and so Thursday night is when my weekend begins. Let me tell you, I was so ready for this one.
These are my ingredients for a night of recouping and relaxing:

-Organic Raspberry's (to die for, oh perfectly ripe and full of flavor. I tell you everything tastes better when you know it's the weekend)
-Jennie's Macaroon (those puppies are perfect. There's only one in a pack so you really enjoy what you get, plus you can't feel guilty because all they have in them is Coconut, Honey, and Egg Whites. That is literally it. Sulfate free, gluten free, soy free, wheat free, lactose free, trans fat free, with all that FREE they're most certainly Guilt Free haha. I still can't believe they only are made of 3 ingredients. This isn't sponsored or anything [ha that'll be the day], these things have just made my weekly shopping list and I thought I'd share. Yes I am a label reading, organic eating, person - I like it that way)
-Popcorn (of course with butter, yum.)
-Dark Chocolate (because who doesn't love chocolate. Delicious. I'm picky with chocolate, it's gotta be good. Usual I go for milk chocolate too, but I found a Dove dark chocolate bar in the freezer last week [I'm sure it was my dad's] and I feel in love with the smooth deliciousness of this bar and had to get one for myself.)

Since President's day is next week I have a long weekend. It will be spent doing lots of homework, celebrating my little brother's birthday (he's going to be 15 on saturday! I can't believe it, but I'm proud of him and love that kid), and in there I'll fit in some time to restore some energy to this tired mind and body! My snacks helped me get started on that path of relaxing a bit. Ah, it's the little things in life - they can be so yummy!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Commence cheesy Photobooth pictures...

Indeed, I now have glasses for the first time in my life. I got them about a month ago, and they're for close work on computers, reading,  etc. It's a very slight prescription, but it's just enough so that they help. Don't get me wrong I have great eye sight, it's just that my eyes get tired really easily.

Anyhow, I knew if I was going to get glasses they'd have to be really cool, and so I found these ones. The colors, the design on the side, and the fit - Bingo.

I got used to them right away and don't mind wearing them. Although, my family has enjoyed saying how "studious", "smart",  and "good geeky" I look in them (like glasses add to your intelligence or something). But as an art student I was thrilled at the response my friend gave me "Oh they're so artsy I love them!". Yes, these glasses are the right ones for me.

I have enjoyed making things more dramatic by using the glasses, such as the "Look over the glasses stare" and "whipping the glasses off followed by a confident response" move. Yup I'm a real goof, and I'm liking these glasses.