Monday, June 13, 2011

Bloggy awards

Holy cow, you people actually follow my blog. I mean, I know that's kind of the point of blogging, and I know that's also kind of my goal with this blog--to be read--but it still blows my mind when I connect with bloggers who I've never met in real life.

Today, one of those bloggers gave me a bloggy award! I'm so flattered that Samantha, of The Tales of Samantha Something, decided to include me in her list of new favorite bloggers. Thanks, girl!

With the award comes a few rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award by linking back to them in your post.
2. Tell us seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news!

Okay, so seven random facts. If you watched my 20SB Vlog Day post and recognize a few repeats, I apologize. I'm not really as interesting as I pretend to be ;)

1. I live with my boyfriend, Matt. We've been together for just over three years and he's pretty awesome. We're looking for a house with a yard so we can maybe get a puppy someday!

2. I'm the oldest of eight kids. I'll be 23 on Friday (!!!) and the rest are 21, 19, 16, 14, 12, 7 and 5. People usually think the 5-year-old is my kid. If my mom's around and in a good enough mood to be teased, I encourage this opinion.

3. I have lived in nine cities/towns and four states. In order: Vermont, Illinois, Illinois, Ohio, Vermont, Ohio, North Carolina, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio (those last three were a move, college and post-college, respectively). Dad works for Energizer, and they kind of shuttled him around between plants a lot.

4. I work for a local city magazine and its ancillary publications. Which is awesome because I majored in Magazine Journalism at OU, so I'm basically doing exactly what I want, career-wise!

5. I want to move out west someday. Somewhere hot and dry and desert-y and scenic. I've had it with Midwest winters!

6. My mom is my biggest role model/idol in life. She's an incredible woman (you have to be to raise 8 kids while your hubby's at work all day!) and I think that if I grow up to be half as amazing as her, I'll be lucky. My second biggest role model is Lady Gaga. (Mom, you should be super proud that you beat Gaga in the list of women I look up to. Just in case you didn't know, haha.)

7. I love crap TV, especially Family Guy. I've seen every single one and could probably tell you the plot of any given episode within the first 60 seconds. I also like to analyze character development as the series progresses :)

Okay, now for my awards:

Kelly of Enter Kelly. She's a Canadian blogger who I recently discovered. I adore her style and she has a great voice on her blog.

Kellyn of the church mouse. She's a Texan who's quirky, funny and random. And she makes awesome Polyvores!


  1. Wow! Thank you very much for the award.

    And 8 kids? that must be such an exciting family with something new happening ALL the time :)

    And I watch lots of crap TV... It's addictive.


  2. WOWEE! Thanks so much for that! :)
    Quirky, funny, random. I like it!!

    I also just listed your blog on my reading list!
    What a compliment you've given me!

    I'm really glad I've discovered your blog.


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