Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Two-fer Tuesday



I know I already told you how much I love wrapping presents, but I must admit – I like getting them too. (Shh, don’t tell.) So you can imagine how excited I am to receive not one, but two generous gifts from fellow bloggy friends. Yeeee! It’s like Christmas all over again!

It will be like Christmas for you, too, because I’m giving you twelve fabulous blogs to check out. I hope you’ve cleared your calendar for the day.


First, I received the Kreative Blogger award from Lisa, the amazing storyteller behind The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein. (Sound familiar? Lisa was my F-R-R-R-iday Referral last week.)

I’m to share seven interesting things about myself. I had a hard time coming up with seven, so I had to get “kreativ.” (You can roll your eyes at my cornball-ness. It’s okay.)

  1. In my high school art class, I made a Power Ranger head out of clay. I made it for my little brother, who was about five or six at the time. It was actually a bank, but I didn’t make the coin slot big enough so he couldn’t put quarters in it. Other than that, it looked pretty f**king bomb. I painted it and everything.
  2. I love Red Bull. I mean really love it. Some might call it an addiction, but I think of it more like a friendship. Before I got preggers, I drank a 12-ounce, sugar-free Red Bull almost every day. (I know. No human being should consume anything that God-awful color, especially every day.) Over the last couple of years, pregnancy and breastfeeding (not to mention the financial expense of this terrible habit) put a bit of a damper on my friendship with Red Bull, so now we’re more like acquaintances or second cousins. We still see each other on special occasions, but not every day like we used to. *sigh*
  3. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be Jem from Jem and the Holograms. (If you’re as old as me, you probably did, too.) Jem had awesome pink hair and a cute boyfriend, AND she was a rock star. Jem was truly outrageous, and I wanted to be outrageous, too. But that was then. I’m now quite happy with my current non-outrageous mom-life. Outrageous is highly overrated.
  4. I’ve had the jingle from a furniture store commercial stuck in my head for about twenty years. It just pops into my head out of nowhere at least once a month, and I have no idea why. I’m pretty sure that store went out of business forever ago, but its awful television commercial will live on in my head for eternity.
  5. I don’t like mustard. I know what you’re thinking. Who doesn’t like mustard? Well, my Hubs doesn’t like it either. See? We’re soul mates.
  6. Do not stand between me and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Seriously. You might get hurt. Okay, probably not really, but I would be very unhappy.
  7. I recently devoured four boxes of Girl Scout cookies almost all by myself. My Hubs helped a little, but not enough to make me feel better about how many I ate. I suppose that little tidbit is more sad than interesting.
I just realized four of my seven interesting things were about food. Yes, to me, Red Bull is food. Now, I get to pass on the award to seven other bloggers. And the award goes to…

Susi from Boca Frau
Missy from Literal Mom
Susan from Super Earthling
Alexandra from Good Day, Regular People

Thank you for the award, Lisa. When someone as creative as you calls little ol’ me creative, it’s a HUGE compliment!

Now, if you still haven’t checked out Lisa and the other creative bloggers above, please pay them a visit. But not until you finish reading this post because I get to pass on another one!


Second, the sweet and delightful Susi of Boca Frau fame gave me the One Lovely Blog Award. Here’s how this one works:

Link back to and follow the blogger who gave you the award.
Pass the award on to fifteen other bloggers.

Fifteen seems like a lot, so I’m only doing five. I’m a rebel like that. Here are the five lovely blogs I’m passing the award onto this time.

Cynthia from Life by Cynthia
Becca from Our Crazy Boys

Thanks so much for the award, Susi. You’re quite lovely as well!

Okay, I’m done. You can open your twelve presents now!


20 comments:

  1. Well what a surprise, I cam here to read another great post of yours and not only did I get to learn about your love of recess peanutbutter cups, but I also see that you gave me a great shout out!! Thanks so much!! I love Lisa's blog and I love yours too! Thanks again for making me feel so special today!! xo

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    1. You're too fast for me, Kathy. :) It's the curse of the west coast. I'm never up and at 'em in time to surprise my east coast peeps. I adore your blog. It gives me another reason to look forward to Sundays! Xoxo!

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  2. Awww, how many times you make me smile.

    ThANK YOU!!

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  3. Hello sweet thing, thank you for the love this morning.
    After fighting with a vacuum cleaner for the last two hours ... this made my day!

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    1. Wow, that sounds like a workout! My money's on you, though. :) Yo're very welcome!

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  4. Thank you so much! You're a sweetie! Also, I LOVE wrapping presents, too. I think gift bags are of the devil.

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    1. You're quite welcome! You're right - gift bags are the devil. I only use them in a pinch or when I get a really cute one that I feel is worth reusing.

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  5. Thank you so much for thinking of me! What an honor!

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    1. Of course I would think of you! You exude loveliness. :)

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  6. What a nice surprise to come back to!! Thank you. :) I'm so impressed you made a power ranger head!!!

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    1. You're welcome, my dear! Welcome back!

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  7. Melissa, thanks for the award and you're welcome. It's ok that some of your 7 things are about food... mine are usually too. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. We really have a lot in common! :) You have a great week, too!

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  8. Have you watched Jem, lately? It's on one of the higher cable cartoon channels on Saturday mornings. I used to love that show growing up, but I watched it a couple of months ago and... I'll just say having the mind of a 10-year old or younger must be a requirement to enjoy that type of television. I was flabbergasted. Anyway, kudos to you for the reference!

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    1. Haha! I thought the same thing when I watched one online a few years ago. The songs are awful, the plot lines are awful... but when I was nine, I thought Jem RAWKED! :)

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  9. Hi Melissa, thank you thank you thank you again for all of your kind words and all of the referrals!! I am going to check out all of your blogs this week!! And don't worry about your Red Bull habit, I am a diet coke addict, except when I was pregnant, during that time I couldn't stomach soda, but craved orange juice, go figure!
    Hugs!
    Lisa

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    1. You're so welcome, Lisa. Thank YOU! At least orange juice is a healthy thing to crave when you're pregnant. I wanted soda soooo bad. I think I missed Diet Pepsi more than I missed Red Bull.
      Hugs back atcha!

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  10. Congratulations on your awards! They're well deserved. :)

    And many thanks for honoring me with an award, Melissa. I'm delighted and most appreciative. :)

    As for peanut butter cups. OMG, just let someone even try to take one of mine! I'm usually a patient, kind & giving person who's never been prone to violence...except when it comes to the sharing of my chocolate. LOL

    Girl Scout cookies--I've totally pigged out on the peanut butter-filled ones. :-o

    --Susan

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    1. Aw, shucks. You're too sweet. So glad I came upon your blog as well - totally award-worthy. Ah, we're two of a kind! I really want to meet the genius that came up with the chocolate and peanut butter combo and give them a big, fat kiss. And those peanut butter sandwich cookies are two of the boxes I devoured. :)

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