Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

So I am doing my post vacation blog catch up and while going through my comments realized I was nominated for the stylish blogger award three times by Life, Crafts, and Whatever, DeJa Renu, and 5 seconds from Crazy!!

 Being a new blogger it was a such a great compliment.  Thanks so much to Jennifer, Debra, and Lesley for nominating me and if you haven't already checked their blogs out you should definitely pop over and take a look.

There are rules that go along with receiving the award.

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

So here goes...

1)  I have a huge crush on Jason Statham. 

 I don't know if it is the English accent ( like my husband) or that in every movie he is this rugged, take control, one man fighting machine but I can't get enough. I am not deterred at all by the fact that he has no hair and is on the shorter side.  My crush is no secret and my husband knows if a new movie comes out we will be going.  I don't think he minds though considering every movie with him is a action film.

2)  I hate earth worms and slugs.  

It is even hard for me to post this pic.

I am not a squeamish person.  I have held tarantulas and been wrapped in a giant snake but on rainy days I have to will myself not to look down because I know "they" will be out.  I know it is ridiculous and that they can't hurt me and that they are good for the environment but it makes no difference, I hate them just the same.

3)  I used to be a Youth Counselor on a cruise ship.

It was the most fun I have ever had at work.  Imagine playing games and leading scavenger hunts with your friends and in your off time exploring the world.  I loved that time of my life.  I made best friends all over the world and met my husband. :)  

4)  If I could have any job it would probably be an event planner.

I love to plan a party or get together.  I wouldn't want to work for a large business or corporation.  I love personal events like weddings, birthday, and baby showers.  I love all the little details that make them special. From the invites to the favors I am always on the look out for cute new ideas.  

5)  I am obsessed with Bath and Body Works foaming hand soaps.

They are always next to every sink in my house.  I love trying all the new scents and have one shelf in my bathroom stocked with them.  On our recent vacation the hotel just had bar soap in the bathroom and both my husband and I were really looking forward to getting home to our soap.

6)  I wish I was a better cook.

Growing up my mom was a great cook.  She can recreate things from restaurants and make gourmet from things she just found in the fridge.  This is a skill I did not inherent from her.  Part of the problem is that I never cooked a thing, other than Kraft Macaroni and cheese, until I moved out on my own.  Now I can follow a recipe but I only buy cookbooks where there is a picture of every item showing you what it should look like when you're finished.  I am slowly getting better but it is definitely the area of my life where I am the most intimidated.

7)  I am a remote control killer.

I break remotes.  It is not intentional but for some reason remotes always meet their maker when I am around.  I drop them, I get them caught up in blankets and end up flinging them against walls, I have dropped them in sinks full of dishes, remotes can't survive for long around me.  My husband tries to set up designated spots that I have to return them to but he knows it is only a matter of time.  Thank goodness for the invention of the universal remote!

It was fun going through my followers to find new blogs to pass this award on to.  I know the rules say 15 but I was trying to find newer blogs that haven't received the award already.  Here are 8 fun reads to start and I will feature more on my blog as I come across them!


  1. Thanks for the award Nicole! I gave you a shout out and added your button to my sidebar! :)

    [Also... For number 2. I am the same way except with Spiders. Doesn't matter what size they are, teeny-tiny, small, medium, or big... or what shape/color they are. If I see one I literally feel like im going to vomit. ick!]

    Have a great day!

  2. Thank you so much! I love your blog and I'm honored you thought of me :)

  3. Nicole!! Thanks so much! Your nomination means the world to me...I am loving your blog and the inspiration it brings to me!

  4. Thanks for the award!!!

    So, you wanna plan my next party? Those pics look so cute! :)

  5. Thanks for the award! I wish I was a better cook too. I'm happy that you're a new blogging friend of mine. :)