Monday, November 2, 2009

The Envelope, Please.

Time to break out the bubbly again! I have been fortunate enough to have a few more awards bestowed on me! It's always an honor and a thrill to get recognition from my fellow bloggers, and it truly means a lot to me.

I spend a lot of time here writing and sharing my thoughts, and knowing that someone out there is reading what I spew and even enjoying some of it, is just amazing.

There are so many funny talented people out there in blogland, that it's also fun to have the opportunity to pass the awards on to other, in many instances, more deserving bloggers than I.

The first award is the Honest Scrap Award, from Laura at Ziggy's Blog , and also from Cougar at Cougar Tales.

This award comes with some rules:

1. Thank the person who gave the award, list their blog and link it.
2. Share Ten "honest and random" facts about yourself.
3. Present this award to 7 others whose blogs you find brilliant in content or design, or those who have encouraged you.
4. Tell these people they have been awarded "Honest Scrap" and inform them of the guidelines for receiving this award.

First, I'll share 10 honest and random things about myself:
1. In my freshman year of college, I "went steady" with two guys at the same time: one at school, and one at home. (evil, I know)
2. At one time, I swam 75 laps a day around my backyard pool. (I was younger and thinner then!)
3. I love to play cards and board games, especially Cribbage and Balderdash.
4. I've been known to carry my cell phone in my bra if I have no pockets.
5. I seem to have a problem hanging on to my underwear; to learn more, click here.
6. I worked one summer as an A & W Root Beer Drive In car hop and accidently dumped a whole milkshake in a customer's lap.
7. In my days as a high school teacher, I let my students spray my hair green on Halloween, and wore it that way all day.
8. I could live on pepperoni pizza, fried chicken, and chocolate.
9. I am the youngest of seven children.
10. I have seven grandchildren.

I would like to pass the Honest Scrap award on to:
1. Elizabeth Patch at More to Love
2. The dieter at Top Secret Diet
3. Jules at Night Notes on Napkins
I will only be passing the Honest Scrap Award on to 3 recipients, not because there aren't enough deserving bloggers, but because I am stingy with my complements...I feel they mean more, if I'm extra selective. (And this is sosoo time-consuming!)

The next award I'd like to acknowledge is the Gorgeous Blogger Award which comes from Debbie at Blueberry Plains. It happens that Debbie lives about 30 minutes away from me, so we are practically neighbors! This award asks that you disclose six things about yourself; I figure I met this requirement with the first award, so I won't bore you with any more info about me!

I would like to pass this award on to Cinnamon Girl at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice because she does have a gorgeous blog, and her recipes always make my mouth water!

The last award I want to acknowledge today is the Friends Award for being a friend among others in bloggy land.

This also came from Cougar at Cougar Tales. I would like to pass it on to Natalie at Raising Normal Kids, because she can always be counted on to visit your blog and comment.

Again, thanks for the recognition, and I'm glad to be able to pass these awards on to some great bloggers out there. I have one more award to acknowledge, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. Tune in again, same time, same place!


natalee said...


Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Woohoo! Big Congratulations!

Steven Anthony said...

Eva congrats on the awards...I think you should get one everyday, cause you just the way, just lovely in the bathing

Cunning_Linguist said...

Congrats on another award.

I'd totally give you one but I need somebody to photoshop it for me. Maybe something like a Wendy's Baconator and "This Bloggers' got the BEEF!" or classy like that. In the meantime, you'll just have to take my nod that you have Cunningosity and chutzpa.

Vickie said...

Congrats on your awards!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry I am a little late on the return! Enjoy your retirement, my Husband can't wait for that to happen:)

Cathy said...

Congrats on the awards! I, too, could live on pepperoni pizza, fried chicken and really don't need anything else!!

The Top Secret Dieter said...

oh thank you so much! i've never gotten a blogging award before. i'm excited!

Elizabeth Patch said...

Thanks! I've never gotten a bloggy award before. I may not write out my honest stuff quite yet...I need to think about it!

Meeko Fabulous said...

Congrats Eva! :)

Tamis said...

So nice to learn a few tidbits about you. Cell phone in your bra, HUH?

Cougar Tales said...

Thanks for sharing some new sites...I am going out to explore now!

lakeviewer said...

Wow! Congratulations and cheers. Lovely.

JennyMac said...

Bravo to you! Love the blog love you are getting and sharing. Bravo.

jules said...

Thank you Eva! You are so sweet. I'm glad you enjoy reading me!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I wanted to be a car hop at A&W Root Beer sooooo bad when I was a kid. It was the greatest place and those frosted mugs-- Perfection.

Congratulations on your well-deserved awards.


Helene said...

Congratulations on your awards!!!

I loved reading the 10 things about you....I feel like I got to know you a little bit better (and I'll confess too that I two-timed a boyfriend while I was a freshman in college, too)

Mesina said...

Congrats on the awards Eva!! Well deserved xx

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Congrats on all your awards! Your so sweet for passing this one on to me! I love it! It's one I haven't seen before. *HUGS*

Chatterbox said...

Congratulations on winning so many awards :)
It was a pleasure to get to know you from your 'honest scrap award' replies.

Thank you for taking out time to visit my blog.

Hope to hear from you often.


DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Balderdash is my absolute favorite board game EVER!!!! I think it's because I'm full of $h1T.

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