Thursday, August 6, 2009

I love you, too!

Bonnie at The Campbell Family gave me this award. It's taken me way too long to acknowledge it. Lately, if I have a free moment, I nap instead of blog. I do want to thank her for putting me in such great company!

Bonnie is always doing something fun with her house-full-o-boys...I can see where my life is headed; I see lots of team sports and dirt under our nails and NEVER a dull moment!

There are some things I love about blogging.

First, I can talk (even if its just to myself) without apology about any topic I choose. It's always about me, here. Can you tell I was a middle child? I just wish I was getting paid for all this sharing. I take that back. To date I've racked up a whopping $2.12 in Google ad sense if I could convert that to an Amazon gift certificate, I'd really be banking!

Second, I get acquainted with people from all over the place. People with real lives who exist many states away that I will never meet; yet I know them...sort of. I follow their blogs like some people follow TV shows. Only, reality is more interesting than fiction. Don't you agree?

And, I learn cool things. Since I haven't been an official student in more than ten years, I like to think I keep my brain active by watching Noggin (its like preschool for kids) and blogging. I am constantly amazed at what those prolific, crafty bloggers are up to!

So I'd like to re-gift this award to these comrades for their contributions to my blogging circle. I love blogging because of bloggers like you!

The Idea Room - Amy's ideas are totally accessible, practical or just too much fun
not to know about. She's the creative kid that's always got her hands into something new. She's only been blogging for a few months and already has amassed quite a following. No surprise why.

The American Homemaker - Besides being talented in the kitchen and crafting arenas, Angie is totally down to earth and honest about "life." She finds beauty in unexpected things and turns trash into treasure with a little spit and spray paint. Did I mention that she also juggles a full-time job and kids?

Live.Love.Eat - Stephanie is always cooking something that I would love to eat. I wish we were neighbors! A self-described foodie, she tries out new recipes (plural) each week, posts pictures and gives her personal feedback on the recipe. We have similar taste in food, so I hang on her every ingredient. Need some dinner inspiration? Check her out!


Amy said...

Thanks for the shout out! You are too kind.

Live.Love.Eat said...

You are so awesome. THANK you for this. That's a great way to start out my Friday morning. You're right, blogging is a great way to be connected and learn a lot about what our moms and crafty gals are doing. I get inspired everytime I visit I people.

I need to catch up on you here. I purposely leave the comments in my email for those I have yet to visit for the week. It ensures I get back to everyone and see what they're up to. So, I will be back in a bit!!!! Thanks for the linky love.

Tooj said...

Crafty moms who work full time. I can't hang. LOL I'm always amazed that women find time to keep trying new recipes too. I'd have to go to the store every single day for the ingredients because I keep nothing but oatmeal and milk on hand, constantly. Congrats on your award and nice work spreading it around. :) Happy Friday!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing these blogs. I can't wait to check them out!

Having boys is such a joy.. but they do keep us busy! It's really wonderful to watch them playing and laughing together!

Terra said...

Those google adsense funds really are GREAT. I think I made it to $12 before I kind of gave up...

JennyMac said...

Congrats on your award! Love the list of other blogs too.

Anonymous said...

I love links to new blogs! Can't wait to check these out! Hope you are having a great weekend!

The American Homemaker said...

Thank you so much :)

And yes, I do find myself feeling much stronger. I'm getting happier every day.