Saturday, April 23, 2011

And the Award Goes To...

ME!  Say what?!  Yes, it's true!  I'm very excited to have been given the Versatile Blogger Award by Maggie over at This Little Life of Mine

She has the cutest little girl and is so sweet, you should definitely go over and say hi!  Thanks, Maggie!

So here are the rules for this award:

*Thank and link back to the blog that gave you the award.  You totally ROCK, Maggie!

*Share 7 things about yourself.

* Award 5 great bloggers.

* Contact the bloggers to let them know you have given them an award. (Yay for paying it forward)

Hmmm, 7 things...

1.  I LOVE Disney World.  My parents took me many, many times as a kid, and it still brings me wonderful memories to head to the parks.  I'm so excited to go back in May!  Alice in Wonderland has always been my favorite--those princesses are too high maintenance.

2.  I am a future-oriented person.  I am constantly making plans and thinking days, weeks, and years down the line.  It helps to motivate me when I create goals or am working towards something.  If I say there's no plan, I'm probably just trying to cover up my over-planning so you don't think I'm crazy.  This drives Sean insane.  He is a 5 minutes from now person, and so my planning stresses him out.  I can't help it--I'm just wired that way!

3.  I randomly hum and whistle around the house.  My go to tune is Funky Town...  I have no clue why I chose that particular song, but apparently it's my theme song.  The worst part is that I usually don't even realize I'm doing it until someone asks me why the hell I'm whistling Funky Town.  Then I just hang my head in shame.

4.  I was on the Speech Team in High School. (As I'm sure you've guessed my popularity was through the roof).  I hated it at the time--getting up at 4am to do public speaking isn't exactly my type of fun but suffering through it has made me an excellent orator under pressure.  This comes in handy at work quite a bit!

5.  I love a good pedicure.  Even in the winter I will get one using hot pink polish so that when I'm in the shower I see the bright color and start my day off on a happy note. 

6.  I studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia when I was in college and it was the best experience of my life.  I held a koala, fed kangaroos, snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef and had the most amazing time.  I would go and live there in a heartbeat.  Anyone have a Student Affairs job in Australia up for grabs??

Koalas are sweet.  I want one.
 7.  I love blogging.  (duh!)  I have met some truly amazing women and learned so much about myself since starting this blog.  I love having the opportunity to chronicle this time in my life while talking to such amazing folks.  I love all my followers and those who stop by and leave comments and read about my story.  Thanks to all of you!

Now--the 5 lovely ladies I will be passing this award onto are:

Alisha over at Married in Chicago

Joelle at Where We Love Is Home

Gina from Hiya Luv

Lauren at The Elephant's Trunk

Michelle at So Wonderful, So Marvelous

All 5 are seriously amazing.  Love you, girls!


  1. Congrats on the award! That so awesome that you got to study in Australia! I'm jealous! That koala is adorable!

    I'm new to your blog! I found you on FTLOB and can't wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog as well!

    Simply Kate

  2. Thanks so much for the award, it made my day! And I wish you lived closer so we could go enjoy a pedicure together!

  3. Congratulations on the award! And thank you so much for the shout out! You are too sweet :)

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend my dear!


  4. Yay!! Thank you so much! You are so nice! Have a fantastic weekend!

  5. congrats on the award and hooray for passing it on to me! i am so honored to be featured with such lovely ladies and yourself:)
    i also love the pic of you and the koala bear! i studied abroad in london in college and had a blast:)


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