Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Receiving and Bestowing the Honor of the Versatile Blogger Award!

I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award!! What a fabulous surprise and wonderful honor!! I'm doing a happy dance, won't you join me?! Thank you so much, Jeni of I Got This Martha, for the nomination!

As a recipient, I'm now given the privilege of nominating 15 others to receive this honor. I'm thrilled to nominate the following excellent bloggers:
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1. Dorothy of Crazy for Crust
2. Nici of Posed Perfection
3. Jocelyn of Inside BruCrew Life
4. Evelyn of My Turn (for us)
5. Jenn of A Jennuine Life
6. Ruthie of What's Cooking with Ruthie
7. Nichole of Pinkie For Pink
8. Marquis of Simply Clarke
9. Alexis of Running Away? I'll help you pack.
10. KC of The Real Thing with the Coake Family
11. Becky of This is Happiness
12. Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest
13. Jen of Organized Jen
14. Kathy of Life on Lakeshore Drive
15. Wanda Ann of Memories by the Mile

Congratulations, recipients! I'm tickled pink to have received this honor myself, and absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to recognize each of you, for all you do and share, with this blogger to blogger award!

The other task I must complete to accept this award is to share 7 random facts about myself. I love getting to know the bloggers I follow better, and I'm happy to share a little more about myself with you, my lovely readers!

1. I have one younger sister. We've been called "twins born 20 months apart." We were both exactly 19.5 inches long and 6lbs,12.5 ounces at birth. ...Speaking of babies, she & I had our first babies just 26 days apart.

2. Growing up, I dreamt of being a teacher, author, or a paleontologist. Today I homeschool, blog, and make nearly annual trips to Disney's Animal Kingdom complete with a dinosaur boneyard ... that counts as living the dream, right? ;)

3. As a child I loved the color yellow! My dad asked me, "What color should I paint the house?" Sure enough, he painted it yellow. He didn't stop there. He built me a playhouse that looked like a smaller version of our home and painted that yellow too! No wonder I've always been a daddy's girl. Today, my youngest daughter adores all things yellow.

4. My husband and I dated 2 months, were then engaged just 4 months and married at age 20. We'll celebrate 15 years of marriage this year.

5. My favorite foods all start with "ch" ... cheese, chocolate, chips, cherries, chicken wings, chicken thai pie {pizza}.

6. According to my family I have a "smirky smile" on my face at ALL times. My face naturally rests in a bit of a smile. I have no control over this, but even if I end up with smile lines that's better than a frown. ;)

7. I took 6 years of French and even traveled to Paris, but retained nothing. That's ok. I don't need to speak French to order a delicious creme brûlée at EPCOT's Boulangerie Patisserie, so I think I'll be just fine.

Thanks again, Jeni of I Got This Martha, for nominating me! Congrats to each of my nominees!



  1. Congrats! my color has always been true blue :-)

  2. Thanks so much for nominating my site- that's awesome! xoxo~ Ruthie

    1. You're most welcome, Ruthie!! I truly enjoy your blog! Everything from your kitchen tips video tutorials to your incredible Disney posts make each visit to "What's Cooking with Ruthie" time well spent! ;) Congrats and thanks for all the excellent posts you continually share! :*)

  3. You are so sweet! Thank u so much for nominating me. You my dear are very kind!

    I love your dad made you a mini house! Oh yes ch as in cheesecake which is so not on my diet is my fav! It sounds like you found your soulmate!

    1. You are so welcome, Alexis! :) I was thrilled to have the opportunity to pass this along to you!! I really enjoy each of your fun posts! :) Ah yes, cheesecake...and anything from the cheesecake factory ~ Mmm!!
      I know, isn't my dad the sweetest?! I just adore him ... & I certainly have found him whom my soul loves in my incredible hubby!! Praise God, He blessed me FAR BEYOND what I deserve!! :*)

  4. Brenda,
    Thank you again for nominating me! I am doing the happy dance with you! It is so fun to read and learn more about each other. That's one of the things I love about blogging, is the friends I am making. We have several things in common. My favorite dessert is creme brûlée and my husband and I only dated about 2 months or less and were engaged about 3 months. We have been married 35 years.
    Thanks again.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    1. You are most welcome, Wanda Ann!! That's one of my favorite parts of blogging too!! Sure sounds like we share many things in common!! ;)

  5. Thanks so much for nominating me. I love your list of random facts!

    1. You're most welcome, KC!! Love your blog and was thrilled to have the opportunity to give you an award for the excellent content you continually share with all of us!! ;) Glad you enjoyed my random facts (that was so sweet to hear!! :)) ... hope you'll participate, I'd love to learn more about you too!

  6. You are so welcome!! Yellow has always been one of my favorite colors, too!

  7. Hi Brenda! Thank you so much for nominating my site! It made my day :)

    1. You're welcome, Becky! :) It makes my heart happy to hear that it made your day!! Love your blog and it was a joy to pass along this honor to you!

  8. What fun facts about yourself! We have a lot in common. I took french went to paris and I know can only read french and no speak it. {I don't read all that well either} My hubby and I knew each other 30 days and we were engaged and we are celebrating our 13th this year. I am quite the smirker! So fun to get to know you!

  9. Congrats! It was great to get to know you better. This year my husband & I celebrate our 15th anniversary, too.

  10. Hi Brenda,
    Thank you very much for nominating me. That is really sweet of you. I love your random facts, that is awesome that you and your husband met and got married so fast and have been together for so long. I love sweet stories like that :)


  11. Hi from your newest follower :)

    stopping by from the No Rules blog party, many congrats on your award :)

    I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    Shel @ Sweet Petite

  12. I just found your blog :) That's awesome that you've been to Paris! I took 3.5 years of French, and would love to visit France someday. Probably not until my littles are much bigger, or interested in coming with me, whichever comes first!

    I'm a fellow blogger too :)

  13. Hi Brenda! Thanks for stopping by and linking up with my NO RULES Party! Hope your having a great weekend :)


  14. An here I thought I was gonna make you feel special with the Liebster Award. Wow, 2 awards in 1 week. You ARE special! Sorry that you found it out on my site before I got a chance to offically tell you. Just so you can find it again, it's at:
    P.S. I did eat chocolate!

  15. Brenda, thank you so much for this award, I am so honored! I posted it today @
    Have a great week.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  16. Thank you so much for honoring me with this award!! I am so thrilled and honored!! My hubby and I dated for 4 and then got engaged. We will celebrate our 26th anniversary this Thursday!! Wow, time has flown by, too!

    Thank you again! Can't wait to share my award. :)

  17. Phew I'm caught up sorry missed a few days <3

  18. Loved reading your 7 facts!! I've always been a daddy's girl, too! He's with Jesus now, but I still call myself a daddy's girl! Just typing that made me cry...see, I told you I'm a sap, too! I also love the color yellow!! And that must've been so fun for you and your sister to go through your pregnancies together!
    Eva @ Snappee Turtle


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