I won my first-ever blogging award!! I'm quite excited and honored to have been chosen! My new blogging friend, Yummy Chunklet, gave me this award, so hop over to her blog to check out all the yummy dishes that she's cooking up.
Because I was given a Stylish Blogger Award, I get to do four fun things...
First, thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award. Again, a huge thanks to Yummy Chunklet and congratulations on receiving one as well!
Second, share seven things about myself.
OK ... these are always hard for me...
#1: My toenails are ALWAYS painted. Can't even hang-out in the house with unpainted toenails.
#2: I don't typically watch TV. I do enjoy a Steelers football game here & there and I might watch a series via Netflix, but a weekend movie at home is more my thing. So when all my friends are discussing some TV show, I'm usually somewhat clueless. Personally, there are too many other things that I'd rather do ... like cooking, photoshopping, violining, and blogging!
#3: I sit 5th chair in the 1st violin section of the EVMCO Orchestra. This is a volunteer group, but it's very different from any other volunteer symphony that I've ever played with. I'm challenged and feel like I'm learning and growing a lot. We will be performing at the Mesa Arts Center on March 5th & May 21st and then we will be traveling to Utah (SLC) to perform on June 3rd.
#4: I love the beach. On a warm, sunny day, I could sit on the beach and just read & munch on goodies and be totally content. I don't really care if I get in the water or not ... I just like to be there & see it & smell it. My kids never get bored and they find plenty of ways to entertain themselves at the beach, too. And you can't forget all the good junk food that can be found on a nice boardwalk at night. ahhhh.....
#5: I guess I can't talk about myself without talking about my three side-kicks. I am the momma to three kiddies. Penguin is 8 years old, Peacock is 4 years old, & Turkey is 3 years old. They keep me hopping!!
#6: I just finished making double batches of chocolate & butterscotch puddings. Tomorrow night I'm teaching a how-to-make tarts class and I thought for beginners and the very limited time I have to teach, that pudding tarts would be the easiest.
#7: I used to read novels every night before bed to help me settle down and fall asleep. I no longer seem to have problems falling asleep ... I'm more worn-out these days. If I do read something after climbing into bed, it's a cookbook.
Third, award 15 recently discovered great bloggers. This is probably the best part about getting the award; sharing it with others! It’s my pleasure to give a “Stylish Blogger Award” to the following amazing blogs (in no particular order):
...So I only did 13, but it's minutes 'til midnight & I gotta go to bed!
Fourth, contact these bloggers and tell them about the award! I'll do that tomorrow....