Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Versatility matters: 2nd blog award!

A big shout-out of thanks to Life with Lorelai who nominated this blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. How exciting! Especially after last month, when a couple of really great bloggers humbled me by nominating my little venture for the Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness.

Lorelai runs a blog where she describes herself as "a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener Blogging about Life, Love, Interests..." She has a lot of fun posts, so head on over and check it out!

I think versatility is a great quality to have in our modern world. My mom's dad always told her, "Barchy, don't be a jack of all trades, be a master of one." Well, Barchy and me, we've both had to be versatile to get by in life. So I appreciate this award even more. 

The rules are I need to nominate up to 15 other blogs and tell you 7 things about me.

I have encountered so many great blogs lately - parenting blogs, crafty blogs and spiritual blogs that cover a variety of topics, here are a few - in addition to the ones I nominated for the Epic award:

Called To Be a Mom

Upside Down Kids

At the Lake

Missy Homemaker

Crystal's Tiny Treasures

Grandpa's Christian Soldiers

Mommie Daze

Golden Reflections

Devoted Sonriser

Humble Bumble

Creative K Kids

The Paper Vine

The Practically Green Mom

And 7 things about me... hmmmmm.... let's see...

1. I do not like complicated cooking. I tried making a "roux" for gumbo the other night, burned it twice, melted a spoon and, when I realized I'd have to stand stirring it for 20 minutes, gave up.

2. I am a sucker for Duck Dynasty. I love those guys! Especially when they sit down to pray and eat at the end of the show.

3. I like all the creatures most people don't seem to - snakes, bats, spiders, wasps. I feel like every creature has its place - not on you or in your house, of course! But they are here for a reason, a purpose, just like us.

4. I am extremely allergic to poison ivy. I *shiver* just thinking about it. I think IT'S purpose in life is to keep us humble and knowing we are not invincible.

5. I have big feet! Stylish size 9's are so hard to find.

6. Chips are my weakness. I rarely buy them because I can't stop eating them!

7. I drive a 2001 Toyota Corolla with 180,000+ miles. I love it!


  1. I wear size 9 too, and when you have a car that long, it becomes part of the family. We have a 2001 Buick Century, and we just bought a 2006 Honda Odyssey to replace our 1998 Dodge Caravan.

    1. Yay, a kindred foot spirit :) I do think it helps with balance though. And yes, the car is part of the family. Brady gets very teary and upset if I even talk about getting another one. I love driving an "older" car. I'm used to it and I don't worry about it getting dinged. And heck if it's made it that far, it must be good!

  2. thanks for the nomination, by the way! I now have to find 15 blogs you didn't find!

    1. You're welcome :) I know it! I had to do the same, I kept checking Lorelai's blog to make sure I didn't overlap or add the ones I had done before. But, I have found so many neat blogs lately! It's nice to be able to mention them here.

  3. Congratulations on your second nomination Stephanie! Wahoooo, girl! I laughed through your 7 things about yourself, as I can relate to all but a few of them (Duck Dynasty fans here too, the whole clan.......and I hate spiders, so sorry, can't agree with you there, LOL)
    Will check out a few of the other blogs you listed today as I have time!
    Blessings to you!
    ~Heather @ The Welcoming House Blog

    1. Heather, LOL, we have a few things in common :) Blessings in return!

  4. Hi Stephanie. Last week was kind of a whirlwind so I didn't get a chance to respond to this. Thank you so much for nominating our blog for The Versatile Blogger Award. I am so excited to be receiving my second nomination for an award as well. I will be posting my response to the award tomorrow after narrowing down my list of blogs that I admire to 15.

    1. You're welcome :) And I know it, there are a lot of great blogs out there!

  5. Steph,
    Thank you so much for the nomination! This is my first ever nomination and I am so very grateful! My response will be posted Saturday :)

    1. You're welcome. I really enjoy reading your words and ideas, and hope it brightened your day a little :)

  6. Thank you very much for the nomination! I can see why you've been nominated, and I'm honoured you've passed it on to Crystal's Tiny Treasures!
    Have a great autumn :-)

    1. You're welcome! I enjoy your blog, I really do, an d thanks for your kind words about mine :)


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