Friday, January 13, 2012

Take a Bow & Random Facts

The snow if finally a'fallin here at our house and the wind is really blowin.
Hubs has today off {per usual} and so it is hot chai latte for him
and a large coffee pour moi.
Bacon is sizzlin in a pan and I thank my lucky stars
that I did not have to drive in this mess!
You see, when I was teaching, my commute was 45 minutes South
on a good day.
Days like today?
Double it.
I still got an automated message saying that the school was closed,
however it would have done me NO good, since the call came at 7
and I would have had to wake up at 4:30 and be on the road by 6.
I still don't regret my choice in staying home this year.
So today's agenda?

Yup that's right!
There isn't one.
We'll play it by ear and probably stay warm inside and watch movies.
Last week I was given an award (twice) and so I figured today would be a good day to
spread some more bloggy love.
It's so funny to think, I just started blogging in September.
Here we are in January, I have 180 followers and an amazing group of blogging ladies!
I just love love love hearing about people trying my recipes or that I inspired them to do something.  I really love my little blog and all of its readers!
Thank you!

So onto the actual award...
I remember seeing this award on other blogs and thought,
wow...will I ever get something like that?
Well, yes I would {and did!}
The Rules for this award:
1-Nominate 15 fellow bloggers. {I picked a lucky 7}
2-Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
3-Share 7 random things about yourself.
4-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
5-Add the Versatile Blog Award picture on your blog post.
I received the award first from Donna at Lip Gloss and Flip Flops & then a day or so later from Ashley at Sweet Tea in Sicily
Thank you so much for picking my lil ol' blog!
There are lots of fun blogs out there, so I just chose a few that I have stumbled on these past few months.  These girls have great style, recipes and humor! 
Please head on over and see for yourself.
Here are the fabulous blogs I have nominated for this award!
I encourage you all to check out these lovely ladies.
1.  Elena at Pink Zin
2.  Jenna at Leggings Love
3. VCF at Summer and Wine
4. Sunni at Pearls and Curls
5. Michelle at Making Scents of Cents
5. Lura at Domesticable
6.  Megan at Life's A Beach
7. Samantha at Life is Better Blonde
-I totally would have also mentioned Ashley, if she had not again nominated me, so she'd be on the list too!
Thanks again girrrrrl!
Random Facts:
1.  I love just about every type of music. I can rap to Jay-Z & Kanye's *** in Paris and sing along to "Dirt Road Anthem."  I had a minor crush on Britney Spears and learned a lot of her dances.  Hubs and I jam out to disco music, "September" by Earth Wind and Fire is my favorite tune from that era. I also love jazz, Chris Botti is my favorite!!
2.  I have my bachelor's degree and my master's in Secondary Education English. I also taught English for 8 years.  However, I am happily living the life of a housewife, by choice
3.  I prefer wine over any other alcohol. I am not a big beer drinker and I have never really loved liquor. Vino? Mmmm yesss please!
4.  I used to be really, really shy. Somehow, through the years, I have really come out of my shell.
I'm not sure when I became more outgoing, but I really have learned to voice my opinions and not back down when I feel that something needs to happen.  It may have happened when I danced on TV for our local news station's version of DWTS-- "Dancing with the Teachers"--more on that later.  
I may be quiet the first few moments we meet, but after that, watch out!!
I'm a LEO and I fit just about every quality.
5.  I love love love to cook! My kryptonite: Pizza. For the love of all pizza gods, I cannot make a decent pizza to save my life! It's my favorite food in the world, (ok, next to Mexican, Steak, Italian, ugh, but I do love pizza!)  I've tried buying a crust. I've tried buying the dough. I've tried making my own dough! I've tried making the sauce. I've tried buying sauce already made. I have tried...
and it's just never quite right. Too hard/chewy on the bottom and too gooey in the middle.  I loved pizza in Roma and I freaking want some NYC pizza like stat.  It's been far too long.  Hubs and I cannot agree on any local pizza joints, and every Saturday where he works they buy employees pizza/wings, so he never is in the mood for pizza. When he sees me making it, he gets a tad concerned that there will be tears because there usually are. 
If anyone has any tips that may help a pizza lover out, please share!
6.  I don't like people hovering over me as I'm trying to get ready to go out.  I am very focused on hair, makeup, styling, etc.  I get crazy if hubs starts dancing around me or crowding up in my space. I don't know why, but I get like this if I'm making a recipe for the first time too. I think it's because I like to be perfect and I don't like messing up, so if anything remotely sets me off, I can kind of be...not so nice. :)
7.  As I get older, I believe in holistic medicines, acupuncture, not taking pills to "alleviate symptoms" and that our food may be killing us.  I will be writing more on this later, but whenever we can we go ORGANIC. Don't tell me you don't have the money to buy Organic items; no one's health is worth a few extra bucks.  If you're eating regular chicken, go watch FOOD INC. and come back and tell me that you didn't switch. I'd be thoroughly disgusted shocked.

Have a fabulous Friday and GO NINERS tomorrow night!!


  1. Awww thanks so much! You're so nice.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Thank you so much! You are so sweet!x I can't wait to hear more on this dancing with the teachers thing!


  3. I'm so glad you watched Food, Inc. Now go watch Fork Over Knives and the Beautiful Truth documentaries...

    PS: Congrats on the achievements:)

  4. I'm so glad there's no snow where I live right now! I hate it!

    We seem to have a lot in common, I'm a leo too, somewhat shy at first meeting new people, not a big drinker and love pizza!

  5. Awww thanks so much for passing along the award, Jenn! You're so sweet!

    My day has been very similar to yours- it's freezing outside and snow flurrying so since I had nothing on my agenda today, I've gotten to stay inside and be all cozy!! I LOVE IT! I think I've spent the majority of my day in bed alternating between Jhumpa Lahiri stories and just watching the snow swirl about outside my window :)

    I didn't know you were an English teacher!!! That is so neat! No wonder you love reading so much!

    And wine is my favorite drink, too! :) I can do beer and liquor, but wine just makes me feel so happy!

  6. Such a cute blog! Definitely adding you to my followers!

  7. Thanks so much for the award!!
    Samantha ;)


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