Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I really need to figure out how to receive notifications when people comment on my blog. (If anyone knows how to do this in Blogger, please comment below. I promise to check it.) I just realized the other day that Cynthia of Mommied Life By Cynthia chose me for the Versatile Blogger Award! What a fantastic surprise! Check her out. She’s awesome. I especially like “The skinny.”

Thanks for reading my blog, Cynthia. I am thrilled that you like it, and I really appreciate the mention.

To formally accept this award, I am asked to do a few things:
First thank and link to the blogger who gave me the award.
Share seven things about myself.
Share this award with fifteen other bloggers.
Contact these bloggers to let them know that they got the award.

Seven things about me:
I have a seven-week-old son who makes noises like a baby elephant.
My husband, Matt, and I were married a year and a half ago on a small beach with less than 30 guests.
I can wiggle my ears.
I’m constantly writing in my head. I think I even dream in blog posts.
I’m originally from Flint, Michigan, and I’ve lived in California for twelve years.
I wish I had more rooms in my house so I could paint them.
I used to draw really well. I wonder if I still can …

Share this Award with fifteen other bloggers :
I can only name fifteen? Bummer. Here are fifteen that I like, but I know I could easily name fifteen more.

Life by Cynthia – Not just because Cynthia gave me the award. She really is awesome. She has, like, a ton of blogs. Impressive.

She Just Walks Around With It – Kristy is HILARIOUS! Don’t just trust me. Read her.

Greek Tragedy – Stephanie Klein is one of the first bloggers I ever read. She’s an awesome author, too. LOVED Straight Up and Dirty. It’s kinda dirty.

The Mommy Chronicles – Danielle is great. She blogs. She designs blogs. She mothers. She protects our coastline. Oh, and she redesigned my blog. Isn’t it great?!

This and That – DeeDee is my new friend and about to be a new mommy any minute now. Show her some love!

Parenting By Dummies – Amanda’s quite lovely. She was recently on What Not To Wear. Given my stalker-ish love for Stacy and Clinton, you can imagine how jealous I am.

Moving Smart – All about kids’ development through movement. Very interesting, educational and actionable.

Single Dad Laughing – The story of Dan and Noah is incredible. Get the tissues for some of his posts.

Eat the Damn Cake – Kate is honest and real. Love how she puts herself out there. Entirely relatable.

Mommy Shorts – Ilana is super funny, and her site is really cool. Plus, her kid is adorable!

Mommy of a Monster and Twins – Not only is Natalie beautiful, she’s honest about the challenges of becoming and being a mom. She reminds me I’m not alone.

The Sluiter Nation – Kate is full of hope no matter what life throws at her. Plus, she’s from Michigan, too, so she’s inherently awesome.

Scary Mommy – Jill is feared and adored by many, including me. – Tiffany’s pretty funny, even during a tornado.

Not Mommy of the Year – Because none of us are winning that award anytime soon either.

To these fifteen fabulous bloggers, here’s what you do to formally accept this award:
First thank and link to the blogger who gave you the award.
Share seven things about yourself.
Share this award with fifteen other bloggers.
Contact those bloggers to let them know that they got the award.


  1. Congrats on the award and you have a lovely family :) Congrats on your new bundle he's to sweet!!!

  2. Thank you so much for the mention! And for recognizing the adorableness of my kid:)

  3. Thank you and for joining todays hop :)

  4. Melissa! Thank you so much for the award! I love that you love visiting The Nation :)

  5. oh and to get email notification of when comments arrive on your blog, in your dashboard go to the "settings" tab, then choose "comments" and if you scroll all the way to the bottom it has a box for where the comment notification goes. enter your email address there :)

    ps. you might also want to get rid of the word verification on your blog. makes it harder to comment.

  6. Thanks for the award! And for thinking I'm least there is one person out there that does! LOL.

  7. Thats so sweet! thank you!

    Also? Cole makes those exact same noises.

  8. Hi. I hopped here on the SCL Blog Hop, am following you via GFC, and hope you'll come follow me at Planet Weidknecht!

  9. Congrats on your award!!

    Monique xx

  10. Melissa I want to thank you so much. This is awesome.

  11. Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that one of my blogs interests you too.

    I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up your blog, twitter, FB, blog frog community etc every Friday-Sunday! blog hop here!