The awards I should have written about sooner!

I’ve been really bad about getting this post published but it’s here. FINALLY!

I was nominated by Colleen at Meows and Purrs for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!  I fell in love with her blog when she posted about rescuing a one-eared 16 year old cat who was surrendered and about to be euthanized. He was adopted and renamed Orion.

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! I’m also really sorry it took me so long to post about it!!!


1. Cookies or cake?  Cookies!

2. Chocolate or Vanilla?  Chocolate 90% of the time, vanilla 10%.

3. Favorite sweet treat?  Brownie sundaes! And I never pass up a good doughnut.

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?  At 4 in the morning while I’m at work. The local 24 hour doughnut shop starts baking fresh doughnuts around that time and we usually give in to temptation… 😉

5. Sweet nickname? Ruby is my nickname! It has a great story associated with how I got it that I will post about later.


I was also nominated for the Sunshine Award by Janice at My Time To Write. She asks “Do grammar and cats mix?” and has some incredible posts from her recent trip to Jordan. She ends her posts with The Last Meow and has a weekly Caterday post.

Thank you, thank you for nominating me!

1. Favorite color: Pink. Although to be fair I cycle through different colors every few years. I’m finding myself favoring purple more and more these days.

2. Favorite animal: I love all (okay, most) animals. My first pet was a kitten that I got to pick out from a litter.

3. Favorite number(s): 10.

4. Favorite (non-alcoholic drink):  Water. I drink it like it’s going out of style.

5. Favorite (alcoholic drink): I enjoy a great margarita.

6. Facebook or Twitter:  Facebook. I’ve navigated it longer than Twitter so I understand it better.

7. My passions: My family & friends & pets, being outdoors, food, running, photography.

8. Giving or receiving gifts: I’m not really a gift person so I’d probably have to say giving…but I don’t like shopping for them. We don’t really do birthday or anniversary gifts and only my husband and I exchange gifts at Christmas.

9. Favorite city: I don’t think I actually have a favorite city.  I did love Paris though and would love to go back with my husband one day.

10. Favorite TV show: Friends

One of my favorite parts of being a part of awards is seeing who other people nominate and finding new bloggers. Unfortunately for these particular awards I’m taking on the trend of some of my other blogger friends and nominating all of you. It’s hard to have favorites with the great group of people that I blog with and I’m just glad that you all take time to follow me in return!

Awards season is upon us. I would like to thank…

…my husband for most of my inspiration; my friends for putting up with my nonsense; my dog for being the best dog ever and last but not least my parents for creating the wonder that is me 😉

That would be my acceptance speech should I ever be allowed to give one.

I was nominated for the Kreative Blogger award by Mrs. Mooney at Mooney’s Footprints. She and her husband are on an incredible journey to move to Colorado! Her dedication to her beliefs and her “won’t let anyone stop me” personality is inspirational! I’m also partially bias to her blog because she’s moving to the best state ever. We’ve stood in the same spot and taken the same pictures. It’s amazing how small the world is.

Kreative Blogger Award. Pay it forward.

The rules of this award are:

Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
List seven random things about yourself.
Nominate 10 other blogs that you admire and enjoy.
Notify the nominees.
Display the award logo on your blog.

Seven random things about me…

1) I have a really, really long name….and it’s hyphenated. When I was growing up I hated my name (sorry mom!) because it’s not a girl’s name. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I truly appreciated that it was unique instead of weird. My first name was my mother’s nickname from her grandmother; my middle name is her maiden name; and my maiden name hyphenated with my married name.

2) I am afraid of the dark…but only a little bit. I turn on most of the lights when I’m home alone (yes, I’m aware it’s not energy efficient.) My parents live in the middle of nowhere with hundreds of acres of fields surrounding them and going outside alone creeps me out. When we visit I try to stay inside.

The answer is yes. This show creeped me out. I'm not sure why I watched it.

The answer is yes. This show creeped me out. I’m not sure why I watched it.

3) I had a hedgehog named Sonica.

4) I use the acronym “lol” way too much. I can’t help it. I don’t understand most text slang so I dislike its use but this one is my weakness.

And on occasion”wtf” ; my mom always told me not to swear so I feel less guilty when it slips out.

This is usually not the meaning I’m going for but I think I like it better.

5) And since we’re on the subject of food… I love fried chicken. From anywhere.

6) I’ll try anything once just to say I did it.

7) I am a celebrity junkie. I might hate reality television but I will spend my work hours surfing celebrity pics, gossip, news, etc.

And the award goes to…

It says to nominate 10 other bloggers but I’m going to cut the list because I can 🙂 Actually I’m making it shorter because while I follow a lot of blogs I can’t just go handing out awards willy nilly. 🙂

Passport Must Travel – A blog by one of the most incredible women I have ever met [and her equally fabulous sister though I’ve never met her but if she’s related to this woman she’s awesome 😉 ] It’s a travel blog so it’s not updated on a daily basis but I never get tired of looking at the pictures from their travels/missions. If you’re looking for travel advice, especially with small kids, read the helpful hints on their blog!

Food & Fitness – If you’re looking for great fitness advice and delicious looking food, go here. She does a Fresh 5 Friday which features 5 new blogs she has discovered and there are always a few gems worth checking out.

Hipster, Begone – Musings from Australia. Glam Metal Mondays are a favorite!

Rarasaur – For a little bit of everything check out this blog. She posts several times a day, there are times I have to devote an entire day to catching up but it’s defnitely worth it.

Colorado 365 – Once again I’m bias because of the state where this blog is featured. It’s a picture of something in Colorado every day (or most days). There are many gorgeous pictures here such as this one and because I’m a sucker for animal pictures… this one.

That should sum up award season. I’m very honored to be nominated and as soon as I figure out how to post the award on my blog I will display it oh so proudly!

On a unrelated side note my countdown is coming to an end and I’ll be starting my short hiatus at the end of this week. I’m working on a couple posts and am trying my best to have a few scheduled for next week. However, if there’s nothing posted I promise to be back as soon as I wake up from my narcotic induced slumber.

So until the next post. Whenever that may be…