Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Look At Me Blush!

So, it's late in the evening (OK, night) and I'm sure many of you are off in dream land by now, but I wanted to pop in real quick and officially "receive" my blogging awards.  That's right folks, TWO in one day!  Aw, shucks!  Just watch my cheeks turn pink!  Teehee.

Seriously, it's nice to be recognized.  And nice to know that I'm not just talking to myself.  Because I could totally do that without my computer.  But having readers, that have experienced what I'm experiencing and can offer support or wisdom, or can completely relate to my life and can validate my thoughts - and not only do that, but also maybe find some encouragement in something I might say as well - THAT is why I sit behind my computer.  Community.  It takes a village to raise a child?  It takes a community to raise a mama.

So, very special thanks to Chelsea at Adventures in Vandyland for giving me the Beautiful Blogger Award.  It's my honor to pass the award on to the following seven blogs that are new to me but I'm so enjoying reading:

And thank you to HRH Mommy at M for Mommy for the lovely Outstanding Blogger Award.  I'd like to pass the honor on to these 5 wonderful gals whose blogs I've been following for some time and am honored to know and call them friends:

Melissa at Another Lunch
Tracy at Sellabit Mum

Now, in keeping with classic blog award rules, and to officially accept my Beautiful Blogger Award, I need to share 7 things with you about myself that you might not know.  Now aren't you glad you stayed up late to read this post?  Ha!

1.  I only wear silver jewelry, but for some strange reason when we got engaged, I was adamant that my engagement and wedding rings be yellow gold.  Why?  Why, why, why?  I love my rings, but what possessed me to think I needed yellow gold?

2.  My favorite nail polish color right now is OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark.  It's a deep, blackish purple and it's on my toes.  I hear the new Alice in Wonderland collection by OPI is pretty awesome, so I need to check it out.  I purposely buy OPI because of the names.  No one names nail polish like OPI.

3.  I am a trained classical and opera singer.  My degree in college was vocal performance and I love to sing classical music.  Ironically, I don't enjoy listening to classical vocal music all that much.

4.  I used to not be ticklish, but now in the last year I am suddenly very ticklish.  What's up with that?

5.  My girls and I bond over playing Cooking Dash and Sally's Spa on my iPhone.  The family that games together stays together... right?

6.  I delivered all 4 princesses in 4 different hospitals in 4 different cities.  I'm almost slightly bothered by the fact that we didn't quite make 4 different states, just so I could say it and sound all cool.  3 states though...

7.  My favorite movie is Notting Hill.  Not a well known film, but funny with great Brit humor plus Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.  Hubby and I own it and have watched it dozens of times.  Great oneliners - "Not bad.  Not bad.  Well chosen briefs.  Chicks dig gray.  Nice. Firm. Buttocks."  Rent it, watch it, tell me what you think!

Whew, ok.  Enough about me.  Now go to bed.  It's late!


  1. I love the movie "Notting Hill"! Actually I love pretty much all Hugh Grant movies, haha. And I am also an OPI addict. If you love Lincoln Park After Dark, then you should definitely try Lincoln Park After Midnight! It's super pretty!

  2. Thank you, thank you!! You're so sweet to send that over to my little slice of the world. Sincerely.

    I had a good laugh at your #1 - I am the SAME way! I wanted white gold, but my mother talked me out of it because she thought it was a trend that would burn out - I got married in 1996. Stupid, stupid young bride.

    And I love, LOVE Notting Hill. I'm a sucker for Julia Roberts.

  3. Thank you! I love reading you also..and have for a long time. :0)
    ...and Hugh Grant makes my skirt fly up - no matter what movie he is in.
    xoxo, t

  4. @Ash - YES! I think it was the whole white gold "fad" that turned out to not be a fad. Grrr. We got married in 1999.

    @Tracy - yes, Hugh is...sigh worthy.

  5. Aww, thanks girl! I love Notting Hill too. I haven't watched it in awhile though, I think I might have to put that on my weekend to-do list.

  6. Queenie, I just love ya more and more every day. :)

    "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." Who wouldn't love that movie? Hello? *swoon*

    When my boy proposed it was with a big 'ol diamond on a yellow band. Before the wedding I had that rock reset on a white-gold band. ;-) Ha! That was 1998.

    Oh! And thanks for the award. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now. :p

  7. Oh wow! I just got 2 awards in one day, too! lol Way to make a woman feel like a million bucks. Thank you!

    BTW, I LOVE OPI. My favorite is Melon of Troy. I haven't checked out the Alice in Wonderland collection either. So many colors, so little time. ;)

  8. I just watched Notting Hill again. It is a great movie! Congratulations on your awards!! You deserve them! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  9. Thank you!!!! This is my first award!!! I'm really excited!!

    And I have to say - I wear Lincoln Park After Dark ALL THE TIME! I have Cooking Dash & Sally's Spa on my iphone & I've beat them both! I get excited about new updates so I have more to do! And I love Notting Hill!! It's one of the few movies I actually own & watch from time to time. I think it's so cute! "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her!" Awwww

  10. Thank You!!! This is my first award as well, and I am grinning ear to ear!!! You noticed me and I want to kiss you for it! I LOVED Notting Hill too, and now I need to re-watch it, it has been a while. I just saw "Music and Lyrics" the other night, so cheezy I know but I love Hugh Grant and Drew Barymore. Also Love Actually and the Bridget Jones movies, so great. My fave OPI is Well Always Have Paris :)

  11. Thank you for the award! You made my day... :) And I agree with you that it takes a community to raise a mama. We need all the support we can get!

  12. @Melissa - love ya right back girlie. You gave me my new pen name afterall. I need to start working that in. :wub:

    @MamaHen - thank you!

    @Cameron - I do believe we might be soul mates. :-)

    @Melanie - Music and Lyrics ranks up there for me as well. Who can resist a parody of 80's pop videos? LOL

    @MamaJ - you betcha!

  13. Congrats on all your awards. My fav line from Notting Hill is "woopsie daisy" (when he's trying to crawl over that gate/fence). Good stuff!

  14. Well hello, again! And thank you for the lovely award and for the fun facts.
    You are my OPI and Notting Hill soul sister :-)

  15. Oooh! An award!! Thank you, thank you!! What fun!

    Notting Hill - LOVED it! Definitely a classic!

    And your post today about toys... OMG... I HATE them! Seriously, where do they come from and why are they taking over my house? I truly hate toys with parts because they never, EVER stay together... no matter what bin/basket/sorting system I try to use.


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