Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stylish Blogs . . .

We're stuck at home today thanks to MORE ice! Rodney went out this morning & said the sidewalk is literally a sheet of ice, we assume the drive is too, but he didn't attempt to navigate the sidewalk to confirm that. Soon after we'd made the decision that WE aren't going anywhere, we got the "official" e-mail saying that church is cancelled today, so we're getting to hang out at home on this cold, icy, icky day.

On the positive side, 2 kids are happily drawing/coloring, and the 3rd one is knitting, so I get some computer time.

And coinciding nicely with this extra few minutes of computer time, was a message from Blossom at North Laurel Home & School, nominating me for the Stylish blogger award, awww . .. thanks, how sweet!  Now, there's nothing stylish about me (although, I like the way Blossom thinks, she says "comfort" IS a style, so in that case . . . I'm VERY stylish, hee hee . . .) but I thought this sounded fun, so I'll play!

The rules are:

  • Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award

  • Share 7 things about yourself

  • Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

  • Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

  • So, 7 things about me . . . hmmm . . . 

    1. I hate having to think of things to say like this . . .my mind goes COMPLETELY blank . . . 
    2. I LOVE books! I can't imagine NOT reading . . .when I was in high school I figured out that I could slide a paperback book into my coat sleeve, and keep it with me at all times to read whenever I had time, lovely trick! Now one of my favorite things about having a smart phone is the kindle app!
    3. I always assumed I'd have boys, don't know why, but I did, instead, we have 3 beautiful daughters!! 
    4. I don't mind cooking, but I REALLY struggle to come up with things to cook. I'd love to have someone tell me WHAT to cook, that my whole family would eat, every day, then maybe I wouldn't be scrambling every mealtime.
    5. I love fireplaces, and really wish we had one, a REAL one, not a gas one, (especially on days like today), I love the smell and the sound, which is why the gas fires just don't do it for me. . . when I heard we were going to be able to rent "the old farmhouse", I had high hopes of a fireplace, but alas, the only fireplace was long ago converted to a "desk nook" (it's a huge walk-in fireplace area in the kitchen, so wouldn't have been ideal for snuggling around anyway).
    6. I taught myself to knit so that I could knit diaper covers for Little Bit.
    7. When I was in college I'd go to bed early, then get up at 4 or 5 am to study, it was nice & quiet then, no distractions! (I started doing it when my roommate worked nights, was easier to sleep when she did and study when she was at work, but I kept doing it when I had other roommates, and just went out to a nearby sitting area to study while my roommate slept).
    Ok, now on to the 15 GREAT blogs I've discovered recently . . . 


    Mrs. White said...

    Thank you so much for including me in this list!!!

    I love books and knitting too!

    Mrs. White

    Caroline said...

    Thanks for putting me on your list!!

    Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

    Thanks so much for the award, it was so kind of you to think of me! Hope you have a great day! Erica

    HappilyDomestic said...

    Thanks for the award. :-) Glad you enjoy my blog! God bless you.

    Brandi said...

    Thanks so much for giving me this award!
    I too LOVE books! and also have always wanted a fireplace. So much so that when I found a fake one on someone's curb I quickly called the Hubs to come and scoop it up. It is looks so fake but I still love it!
    Your daughters are adorable BTW : )

    Annette said...

    Thank you for this-- it made my day!

    Kimberly said...

    Thank you so much for including me on your list. :)

    I, too, am a mommy of three beautiful girls...and a mommy who TOTALLY struggles with planning meals! I'm with you- I don't mind cooking, it's just not knowing what I want to cook. :)


    Annette said...

    Thanks again! I finally got around to blogging about this here: