Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Awards from Ott, A

I have been very humbled here lately to receive some blogging awards.  Anytime anyone mentions my blog I get excited let alone when some gives me an award needless to say I am ecstatic.  So in this post I am graciously accepting 3 awards and passing on the award to others.

First up.... the Versatile Blogger award.  I had already received this award a couple of months ago, and passed it one but wanted to pass along a thanks to the bloggers who thought of me and awarded me this award.

I would like to thank MLE's ABC's and Ma, What's for Dinner? for recognizing me.  MLE is a fellow Hoosier blogger and has lots of fun posts about cute projects she takes on.  Ma, What's for Dinner has some tasty recipes and is a great commenter when it comes to my posts.

Next up, I received the Honest Scrap Award from Cris at GOODEness Gracious.  Cris is the reason I am a blogger so to her I am incredibly grateful. 

So the rules are I have to tell you 10 things about me and then pass the award along to other great bloggers.

1. I have naturally curly hair.  People always question me about it, so yes it's natural, and no I don't mind it.
2. I met my husband at Purdue where we both graduated from.
3. While at Purdue, I was on their Dance Team the "Gold Dusters" for two years and performed at football games.  I also got to go to 2 bowl games; the Alamo and Outback bowls.
4. I like country music.  Let me rephrase that... I like to sing along to country music.
5. I love shoes.  I'm am crazy about them.  When I shop for shoes I can't think of anything else.
6. My favorite color is purple.
7. I love musicals.  If I could break out into song and dance at random points throughout my day, my life would be complete.
8. I adore small town America.  I grew up in one, and live in somewhat of a small town now, and think they are the best place to live.
9.  I was a 10 year 4-Her.  I was interested in a lot of project some of which include baking, showing livestock, gardening, photography and scrapbooking.  (kind of crazy they are all the things I like to do and blog about)
10. I was also in FFA for 3 years in high school.

So I am passing this award on to:

Amy over at Positively Splendid I am a huge fan of her blog as she has lots of yummy recipes and cute crafts.  (If only I didn't have two left hands and could make something I would do some of the items she posts.)  And she pays lots of attention to detail, especially in her party planning.  Love it!

Finding Joy in my Kitchen.  What a fabulous place to go for amazing recipes.  She bakes daily the way I only bake when company is coming over and it all looks sooo yummy!

Frugalista Farm Life- Now I clip coupons out of the Sunday paper, but she has made an art out of CVS paying her to shop there. She can sniff out a deal a mile away and stretch a dollar farther than a country mile. Stop by her blog for lots of tips on saving moola.

I have also received 3 A Blog with Substance Award from my bloggy buddies Hoosier Farm Babe Tell Tails and Going Jane.  Both of these blogs have great insight to share on their daily life and how it relates to farming and agriculture.   

The Rules:

*Thank the blogger who awarded it to you.
*Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words.
*Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.
5 words: Learning, Trying new things, Relational

I am passing this award on to:
1. Welcome Home Sunshine:  I think this is a cute newlywed blog with tips on travel, food and other miscellaneous posts. 
2. The Little Round Table She has some great gardening post, and can dress up a table better than anyone.
3. The Pursuit of Happiness She has a happy blog with great recipes and tips on crafts.
3. Attempting Creative- She had this awesome cupcake carnival which has got me itchin' to bake more cupcakes, they are so darn cute.
4. Dogs and Country- A garden blog, and she like kohlrabi like me.  YEA!!
5. City Girl Can Survive- As much as I enjoy living in the country, reading about how she is adapting to it makes me laugh some days.
6. Crazy Daisey-A fun blog with fun recipes and a great linky party on Tuesdays.
7. Food Wine & Mod Podge- She bakes and she pairs wine with her food.  What more could a girl want?!?
8. From Mess Hall to Bistro - Need tips and tricks for the Kitchen.  Jennifer is your girl and she has lots of great recipes to try as well.  Definitely stop by and check her out.
9. Keen Inspirations- A gardener and a craftier, and some of her crafts are for the garden.  She held a fabulous garden party this past spring and I hope she will host it again.
10. Linda's Lunacy- Linda does a great job blogging about her garden, baking and kids.  No not children but kids as in baby goats.  They are really cute and you should check out her Saturday's on the Farm linky party. 

And lastly, one night I opened up my laptop to blog and Ott, E had posted this sticky note to monitor.  He had given me a bloggy award.  It read: Bloggy Award: The Lovely Blogger Presented by; Your Husband.  (Awwww....  isn't he just the best.)  This award I am keeping and not giving out to anyone.


Cris Goode said...

The last award is definitely my favorite! :) Congrats on all your awards. The blogosphere is definitely a better place with you in it ;)

Southern Reflections said...

That's a sweet award from your husband!! :-D

mle said...

Oh! that Ott,E is just too cute! I'm glad I found you guys - from a fellow Boiler : ) Gold Duster, huh? woo hoo!!
congrats on your awards!

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for the award! The one from your husband is the sweetest thing ever! Awww! He's a keeper!

missykade said...

Following through WW! Would love to have you follow back.

Lucas's Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder

Jen said...

Thank you! And I love the last award! I'll send my husband over to teach Ott, E about mechanics if you send him over to teach Shannon how to do sweet things like that!

Small Burst said...

Congrats on more well deserved awards. And how sweet is that husband of yours? That's the best award yet.

Yenta Mary said...

Mazal Tov! Well deserved ... :)

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

Thank you so much for this award! I truly appreciate it!

You are such a lucky girl to have such a sweet hubby. Love his little note. :)

Ronnica said...

It's always fun to be recognized. And your husband? Sounds like he "gets" blogging...lucky you!

Barbie said...

Congratulations on all of your awards! I think the one from your husband tops them all!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

What a sweet note from your husband! Love it.

We have more in common than our love of sunflowers - I love musicals and was cheer/song too - but in high school. Didn't stay in college long enough ;)

I did, however, start dancing @ 25 and taught & choreographed for years. So I, too, have a love of musicals! Wish there were more made. For now, I'm just addicted to So You Think You Can Dance.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Jasey said...

Thanks so much for this fabulous award! I am so glad you are a part of Crazy Daisy! What a sweet man you have! Isn't wonderful to be adored?

Happy Day,
Jasey @ crazy Daisy

Heather said...

Congratulations especially on the last one. What a great husband you have!

Barbara said...

Thank you thank you! Glad you are clipping coupons these days:) The eggplant parm turned out fantastic by the way!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Love the one from your husband!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

Congrats & thanks for the shout out. :) Love the post it award!! :)

HoosierFarmBabe said...

Congrats on the awards! You are very well-deserving and certainly an inspiration to me to become a better blogger! :)

Emily said...

Thanks so much for the award! You are too sweet! :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Congrats on your awards! It's fun learning more about people through them. I think your husband's award is the best, what a sweet thing to do.