Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

It's time to roll out the red carpet again.  I've been honored and literally made speechless this week with the support and awards that I have received from my followers.  So much bloggy love out there!  Since I got back from my vacation, I have felt my followers support more than I have ever felt anything.  I have such amazing followers.  Each of you have been there to support me as I've gone through the trying time with my sister and my daughter.  I have felt such bloggy love from my friends this week so I am honored beyond belief that you are here.

I've always maintained that I wrote this blog for my kids but now I'm finding that I write this blog for myself.  I write it to connect with you all to share stories with you and read your stories as well.  I find as I get more involved in my blog that I want to share my gripes.  I never thought I would do that.  It was quite fun to talk about what men-o-pause is doing to me.  It's fun to talk about what my husband did right or wrong.  It's nice to have a sounding board when I'm not sure what to do with Faith at school.  I feel like I have a lot of new sisters and feel honored to have you all as one.  So going on this.. my sisters have given me some awards that I will be sharing with you as well.

Buckeroomama @ Mamahood, Among Other Things presented me with the Best Blog Award.  She has a really great blog.  Please go over and check her out.  Thank you so much, Buckeroomama.

The rules for this award are:

-Accept the award post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
- Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have recently discovered and think are great. Remember to contact those bloggers you have awarded to let them know they have been chosen for the award

I am passing this on to the following blogs:

  1. Bantering Blonde
  2. Deal'ightfully Frugal
  3. Good Girl Gone Redneck
  4. Let's have a cocktail
  5. Menopausal New Mom
  6. My Messy Paradise
  7. One Cluttered Brain
  8. Patiently Waiting
  9. Running away?  I'll help you pack
  10. Seven Clown Circus
  11. Sincerely, Jenni
  12. So many kids so little time
  13. The Balancing Act of One Chic Mommy
  14. The Confused Homemaker
  15. Welcome to Ladybugs and Tonka Trucks
Please check all of the winners.  You'll love them all.

I received the Honest Scrap Award from Buckeroomama @ Mamahood, Among Other Things, Vicki @ Frugal Mom Knows Best, and Alicia @ Just One Chic Mommy.   Thank you so much, Buckeroomama, Vicki & Alicia.  I am so very honored that you believe me to be an honest scrapper. The rules are that you have to tell 10 honest things about yourself and credit the person/s who gave you the award, then pass the award along to 8 bloggers whom you adore!

The ten honest things about myself are:
  1. I love blogging.
  2. I'm a widow of 20 years.  I miss him dearly but life goes on.  As he would have wanted it to.  When he died, I played Free Bird against everyone else's opinion.
  3. I'm in love with my husband.
  4. I love to write poetry.
  5. I hate spicy food.
  6. I have saved animals all of my life.  I don't think one pet was actually not saved.  Even the one that I originally bought and paid for turned out to be abused when I got him.
  7. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. 
  8. I am a great aunt literally.  My nephew had his first child this year.
  9. I'm not a perfect parent nor do I want to be.
  10. I wish I could met Oprah some day.
And the bloggers that I adore are:
  1. A Nut In A Nut Shell
  2. Domestically Challenged
  3. Guessing All the Way
  4. If Evolution Really Worked
  5. Mama's Losin It
  6. Running Away?  I'll help you pack
  7. Stir Fry Awesomeness
  8. Two Peas in a Pod

I was truly honored when I received the 2009 Friendly Blogger Award from my friend, Lee at Headaches, Hot Flashes and Hormones.  Lee is one of my favorite bloggers of all time.  I love her blog.  She's incredibly friendly and totally upfront about things.  Please go over and read her blog.  I guarantee that you will not be sorry.  Thank you so much, Lee.

I want to pass this award on to Heather at Thetamom's.  Heather is a wonderful friendly blogger.  Check her out as soon as you can.

Ok I was speechless when Lynn at Midday Escapades gave me the I Give Good Blog Award and the Superior Scribbler Award.  Thank you soo much, Lynn.  My first thought was "wait wait I have a PG blog" and then came the next thought "Do I have to be?"  So I might be spicing things up soon.  You can blame it on Lynn.  The rules of this award are: Make a cocktail, pick out some of your favorite bloggers. Send this award to 4 of them. Tell them why you think they give good blog.

I would like to present this too:

A Nut In A Nutshell - She is simply a nut.  She writes about a variety of things.  She writes in a way that I simply connect to her.

Frugal Mom Knows Best - I love her sense of humor.  I absolutely love her rants.  She has a great Holiday Gift Guide on her blog right now.

Headaches, Hot Flashes and Hormones - I love how she is so very upfront about everything.  She has me rolling on the floor half the time I'm reading.  She is one of the blogs that I never skip.

Just Breathe - Sometimes I go over just to get a breathe of air.  I love her sense of humor.  She has a way of uplifting you.

So now onto the Superior Scribbler Award.  Lynn, thank you so much for this award.  Please stop over and check out her blog, Midday Escapade.  You'll be happy you did. 

The rule are:

1. Each Superior Scribbler I name today must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving bloggy friends.

2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
3. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog.
4. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
The winners are:

I wish I had an award for each and every one of the blogs that I read.  There are some extremely talented people out there.  When I give out awards, I also try never to give the same award to the same person as well.  Please check out all the winners including the people that gave me the award.  Thank you all for your support and love.



confused homemaker said...

Thank you very much! And CONGRATS on all your awards!

Mrsblogalot said...

I'm with you on the number 1 honest thing!-Love blogging also! Go Tami!
xoxoxoMelyssa (-:

Menopausal New Mom said...

Tami! Thank you so much for honoring me with the Best Blog Award! I'm so tickled that you thought of me and BTW, what a great award week you have had. Congratulations!

Deborah said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations! Way to be an awesome blogger!

I forgot to thank you for the award you sent my way last time, so thank you!


blueviolet said...

Oh Tami, thank you so much. I am so incredibly honored. :)

Congratulations on your awards too. You deserve them and then some!

Mass Hole Mommy said...

Holy crackers! All those awards in one week! That's awesome! Congrats!!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I LOVE You, chickee!! Thank you SO Much!!

Amy said...

Congrats on all of your awards. I am so happy you blog..

yonca said...

Tami,you 're AWESOME!! Thank you so much!
I really appreciate it.

Sincerely, Jenni said...

THANK YOU!!!!! Now you're going to give me a big ego! And several new blogs to go check out! Wow!

one cluttered brain said...

Thank you so much! Yeah! You gave me an idea for a blog post....LOL!
Thanks. Mama losing things is a good blog, she is in my reader as well.

Theta Mom said...

Tami, thank you! I really appreciate you passing these awards to me. Sorry to hear you've been a widow for so long. I enjoyed reading your list b/c I feel like I know you better. :)

Just Breathe said...

Thank you Tami, how sweet of you to think of me.
Now I have something new to post!

LadybugMama said...

Thank you Tami! You rock my socks!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Thank you! You are too sweet to pass one of these along to me, as well. Congrats on your many awards. It is so humbling, isn't it? Can't wait to check out all the other winners, too! said...

Thank you so much for the award. And congrats on all of the one's you've received. You deserve each and one of them!

Heart2Heart said...


These are great awards! Congratulations on all of these and the wonderful people that you have passed them on to!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

kys said...

Thank you so much! You are so kind!

Mama Kat said...

You're so sweet! Thanks for reminding me to be thankful for blog land! It really is a lifesaver.

April said...

And you've got another award waiting for you at my blog!!! :-) Congratulations!

JennyMac said...

Love your show Tami! Congratulations on all your great awards. And thank you so much for including me on your awesome list of recipients! Fantastic.

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Congratulations to everyone and thank you so much for being one of my awesome sister followers. I feel so blessed to know you all.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Congrats! Thanks sweetie I really appreciate them both ;)

dealightfullyfrugal said...

Thank-you so much for the award.

Frugal Vicki said...

Sorry it took me so long to get over here! Thank you so much though! I love it, and thank you for your kind words. I forgot you told me to come by once I got here, I was busy reading all that you have written lately.

Amy said...

Congrats on your many well deserved awards!