One Lovely Blog Award pt. 2

First off, I want to Thank Waiting For Baby Bird and While We Wait for nominating me!!  I am humbled and honored that not 1 but 3 bloggers I adore have nominated me for this award.

Here are the rules for the One Lovely Blog Award:

The other criteria for accepting a One Lovely Blog Award are:

  1. List the rules.
  2. Thank your nominator.
  3. List seven (7) facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know you did.
  5. Display the award logo and follow your nominator.


I am going to break the rules a little bit since I just did this the other day.  I know pretty much all the blogs I follow have already been nominated so I’m not going to nominate again.  Just know that I find you all lovely, inspirational and very much a part of my days and what helps keep me strong on this journey.

7 Facts:

1.  I LOVE HGTV and it is the reason, besides the Packer games that I do not want to give up cable.  I also love TLC…but with some of the shows on there, I really think they need to change the name of the channel.

2.  I have 2 Sisters…both technically my half sisters but we have never thought that way.  One of my Sisters has 5 kids and the other has 4.  My oldest nephew just started college and my youngest nephew just started kindergarten.

3.  I LOVE sweets….I usually make chocolate chip cookies when I’m craving the dough, not necessarily the cookie.  It has been said by more than one person that I make the best and softest cookies they’ve ever had.  My dream would be to make a living baking cookies.

4.  I was/am a huge New Kids On The Block fan.  When I was in 8th grade my parents separated for a bit and my Dad got rid of our dog for some dumb reason.  When they let me get a new one I got a lhasa apso and I named him Joey after Joey McIntyre.

5.  I’ve been involved in 5 direct selling businesses but Young Living and Thirty One have by far been my favorites.  I love how both have such integrity and are very focused on God.

6.  Door County, WI is one of my favorite places to go with J.  I found a groupon for a hotel in Sturgeon Bay over Halloween weekend that includes a dinner for 2, a trolley ride to all Sturgeon Bay’s creepiest places, a bonfire with ghost stories, and complimentary breakfast both days with a made to order omelet bar.  Our 2nd Anniversary is that Monday, Nov. 3rd so I’m totally excited for us to be able to get away!

7.  I so badly want to be a runner!  However, I tend to get injured very easily.  It’s so very annoying.  I’m working with a chiropractor to try and get my back strong again.  I was diagnosed with scoliosis in 9th grade, was in a really bad accident in 2005 and then was just recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  I think I’m at the point where I can slowly start jogging on the treadmill again.  Fingers crossed it works!  🙂


One Lovely Blog Award

I was nominated by My Perfect Breakdown for the “One Lovely Blog Award”.

Thank you so much!!  This is my first blog award I’ve been nominated for and I’m excited to share some more lovely blogs with you all!  🙂




Rules for winning this award are very simple, here they are:

1. Thank the person who has nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Include 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated.
5. Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

7 Facts about myself:

1.  I’ve been taking care of children since I was 11 years old.  Other than waitressing and working at a grocery store in high school and college, taking care of kids is all I have ever done.

2.  I spent 12 years being a nanny in CT.  10 of those years were for the same family.

3.  My Mom is my Hero!  If I can become half the Mom she is…I’ll be doing good.

4.  I live and breathe the Green Bay Packers during football season.  J laughs at me because I get way fired up during the games.

5.  I have 4 fur babies.  Rocky, our black lab.  Charlie, Lucy and Linus who were all stray cats that I took in when I still lived in CT.

6.  I once peed on my shoes when I was out fishing with my Dad and had to squat behind the truck to go to the bathroom.  It was probably his Favorite story to tell about me.  I still suck at squatting to pee which is why I’m not great at camping, lol.

7.  3 of the greatest Men I knew in my life, all father figures to me, passed away before I met J so my Mom walked me down the aisle with my Dad’s picture on my bouquet.  I would love to do a reading with Theresa Caputo (The Long Island Medium) and hopefully get to hear from at least my Dad.

Now I need to nominate 15 blogs that I find lovely.  This is pretty much every blog I follow…otherwise I wouldn’t follow you, lol.  I know some of you have been nominated already but know that I find you all awesome!  Honestly, I just started this blog to get my feelings about all this stuff out so I think the fact that I have 31 followers at this point is pretty cool.  🙂

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Journey to Baby Bear


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