Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beautiful Blogger

Debbie over at The Architect & The Artist blessed us with the Beautiful Blogger Award. Debbie and her family live up in Alaska, my dream vacation spot. (Plug your ears D & J!) and happens to be the mother of two boys herself. Debbie happens to be a fellow homeschooler and she also does some amazing freezer cooking. You can check out her blog for menu ideas and recipes!

So the rules of this award are as follows:

As a recipient of the Beautiful Blogger award, one must:
1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award
2) Pass the award on to the bloggers whose blogs you love (15 tops)
3) Share 7 things about yourself

So, let's see if I can come up with another 7 things about myself to share:

1. I've been limping since March and when I finally went to the Dr in May I was diagnosed with a displaced fat pad in my knee. Sounds gross, hurts like you wouldn't believe! After a month plus in physical therapy for it I can finally climb stairs and get dressed without excruciating pain. As for Physical Therapy.. I finally found a use for those breathing techniques they teach you in birthing classes!

2. I can watch Aussie Rules Footie and, for the most part, know what's happening without needing explanations. I cannot, however, manage to keep from mocking the officials and calling my own penalties which are most often NFL based. Some habits die hard...

3. I was terrified I'd forget my own anniversary the first few years. Seriously. I was honestly petrified I'd forget. Mr Scarecrow has never ever forgotten and is always filled with so much excitement over it's nearing that I become stricken with fear that I will be the spouse who forgets it. It's really quite embarrassing..

4. My favorite color is purple. Lilac to be exact. I use purple pens, and I have a purple lunch box. I have purple socks, and purple tops, and I even have purple bed sheets. Then, suddenly Morgan decided he loves purple too. My purple pens are always missing, my purple pillowcases are always on his bed, and the only way I've procured my purple socks was by hiding them in my undie drawer...

5. I once wanted to know something about my mother's childhood, so I addressed it as, "what was it like in the olden days.." Mom was slightly offended by my misconception of her age. My darling 9 year old said to me a few months ago, "Mom what was it like in the olden days when you were a kid..." I had that one coming...

6. I am a neat freak. A disorderly shelf can send me over the edge on a bad day. My husband has always known I was a neat freak, but the straw for him was when I was 9 months pregnant with our second child and the church we were attending at that time was having a spring cleaning. I wanted to sign up. He refused to let me. I told him that was cruel I could really help. He asked me what I'd do. I told him I'd climb straight up into the balcony and knock down the 5' grey cobweb that had been driving me bonkers for weeks. He escorted me to the car making sure I did not sign the list of volunteers.

7. My husband and I met on the internet, but it's such an unusual and complicated story we prefer to tell people we met in an airport. Which is equally true because it's the first place we met face to face. Unfortunately for me, while at the physical therapist's this week I was concentrating so hard on not screaming while he worked on various muscles and such that when he asked me how we met I simply said, "The internet.." then, when I could breathe again I realized I should have said, "The airport.."  because while breathing deeply for the next 10 minutes I also had to explain the entire, "No we did not hook up on a dating site. No, we did not go online looking for love.." and all the other absurdly funny questions we get asked.. 

Now I'm suppose to pass this award onward to other bloggers, but as you all ready know about my inability to have so many blogs to pass wards on to I will, instead, share some fun cooking blogs I've been frequenting a lot lately, Enjoy!

1. Another Lunch -- this blog is bento box related, something we really enjoy around here. We make bentos for lunch and for snacks or any other time we can think of. When I don't use bento boxes (divided containers) I use silicone muffin cups. My kids always say, "This is the best lunch ever!" when I do. 

2. Cooking During Stolen Moments -- this lady has some fabulous recipes lurking on her blog and I can't wait to try out a few more of them. 

3. Finding Joy In My Kitchen -- another fun blog. Lots of recipes here we can't wait to try out from baked oatmeal and banana bars. 

4. Healthy Indulgences -- this lady also cooks sugar-free. All though her aim is more low carb, but still some fun recipes there. I look forward to trying a few out.

5. The Nourishing Apron -- another lady who cooks sugar-free. Her reasons are similar to ours, simply that she can't have the sugar. It's always so fun to stumble upon blogs where you can actually use the recipes as they are written!

6. Lynn's Kitchen Adventures -- I stumbled upon this cooking blog a while back but haven't fully explored it. Lots of good recipes even at a quick glance though!


SnoWhite said...

You are sweet to include me on this list -- there are some really wonderful food bloggers listed there! I hope you get a chance to explore our blogs some more and find yummy recipes that your family will enjoy!

Lynn said...

Thank you for including me on this list. That is a great list of sites you have. I am familiar with several of them and I hope to explore the others.