Two fabulous bloggers, Rachel @ The Avid Appetite and Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean awarded me with a Stylish Blog Award!
Can I just say – this totally made my week/month! Thank you both so so much! I started this blog thinking no one would care and in a few months, I already feel welcomed into a network of wonderful people!
So, the rules are simple and you have to pay it forward – how fun!
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3. Forward it to 8 recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.
1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to both Rachel and Lindsay for the vote! I read your blogs everyday! Rachel
has awesome recipes, like her new baked potato chips
recipe, which I will try for sure (as I have one potato left that has no recipe planned for it). She is well-traveled foodie who loves to share her delicious experiences
with you! Lindsay
– this girl can cook! And does she have the recipes to prove it! Her baked mini donuts
are on my to-do list (as soon as I find a donut pan). Lindsay is also a girl after my own heart – an animal lover with an adorable furry family
2. Eight things about me:
a. I believe in the Trinity: Lip balm, lotion, water. No matter where I am (office, home, running errands), I must have the previous three within arm’s reach. It used to be a serious problem, as proclaimed by Binks, but I think it’s just a healthy and hydrated lifestyle!
b. I dine at Sam’s/Costco. Yes, the samples. Yes, I come just for the samples. Yes, Saturday afternoon. Yes, it’s delicious. Yes, I’m ashamed.
c. I am an attorney. And, I love love love my job. Most people bash attorneys for this that and the other. While, I run into Mr. This, A-Hole That and others, I pride myself on being myself at work – fair, professional and honest! I should make a commercial.
d. I believe in equality in lotion application. While I cannot believe I’m admitting this, let me explain. I apply lotion all over my body everyday after a shower. I do it like so: I mentally split my body down the middle in two symmetrical parts. I put equal amounts of lotion on each hand, and apply to each body part on both halves of my body to ensure that no knee is left unturned and subject to unequal ashy-ness exposure.
e. I love fur. The alive kind, not the dead. If I had a lot of money, I would open up a dog farm to house dogs that are abandoned, injured and need a good home. I hate seeing news stories of puppy mills, dog fights, and just general abuse. It breaks my heart that people cannot see how animals have emotions and are worthy of love and respect.
f. I love to bake
. While I love to cook a good meal, nothing gives me more pleasure than baking
! Something about the art and science of baking just agrees with me, and generally makes me happy. Now, I hope to find healthier ways to bake, and share it with you!
g. I don’t like color anywhere but my food. I love black, grey, tan, ivory. I don’t like white. I could (and sometimes do) wear black all the time to everywhere (except certain jeans, of course). I wanted a black car, but due to my inability to keep it clean, Binks and I settled (after serious and lengthy discussion) on a charcoal gray. My next car will be black – I have been promised. I am currently planning my house to have all shades of tan and ivory. My family is trying to show me the
light color. I need to gather myself.
h. I love; therefore I am. I believe that everyone exudes an energy that affects everyone and everything around them. So, if you give love, you will receive love, whether it be instantly or in the future. I think what we put out is what we get in return. So, I decide to put forward positive thinking and attitudes for other people and I think whether it be today or the next, I will reap what I sow.
3. Recently discovered bloggers:
a. Beth’s Journey to Thin
– You have to read her story
– it’s amazing. She is the final motivator that made me start blogging. She has great tips on how to start running
and I visit her running story often to get and keep motivated!
b. Mile 26 and More
is a machine. She’s has a husband, baby, two dogs, a full-time job and finds time to be a fitness instructor. She makes healthy living a family motto!
c. Fancy This Fancy That
is on my blog roll
but I had to give her another shout out. She has a fantastic blog about finding and maintaining the right balance in life. She offers a genuine view into her life as a writer, wife, mother, foodie and much much more.
d. Simply Shaka
– Hilarious and a great read! I have to say one of my favorite blogs to read! You cannot miss her Frugal Fridays
posts either, where she
offers you real doable ways to save money on things you love.
e. The Cookie Battle
– You gotta love a girl who loves cookies! Stephanie
offers you a look into her daily life full of recipes, exercise tips and how to lead a general healthy lifestyle! Did I mention bakes awesome cookies
h. Left Coast Contessa
is a law student and a foodie! She travels all around Los Angeles to give you her reviews of local L.A. restaurants and fun things to do in L.A. She recently made a quiche
that I’ve bookmarked to try!
Thanks for reading and thank you again Rachel and Lindsay for the shout-out!