Whatcha Might Not Know…7×7 Blog Award

<Whatcha Might Not Know are Wednesday posts that are just that…something quick that you may or may not know about me, my family, my neighborhood, my city, my world, etc.>
Yes, this is one of those.  And it’s my turn to participate in the fun.  Blogging is such an interesting community.  We have our own language with words like blog carnivals, meme, and linky.  The are “friendships” I made that are definitely real, but unusual.  I love how Sarah writes about going to meet blogging friends in person for the first time.  She’d fly across the country to meet and stay with them without every really “meeting” them first.  Yep, I’d probably do that too with a handful of bloggers.  (Maybe I’m too trusting.) 

And this past weekend there was a big blogging conference in Nashville.  I cannot believe I am admitting this, but being home was like missing the prom.  Seeing pictures of blogland friends meeting each other and hanging out and having fun was weird.  I wanted to be there.  Anyway, on with the show…


1. Thank the person who nominated you: 


I’d definitely go to meet Mommyhuh any day of the week.  Jennifer is  a working mom and her @DCWorkingMommy tweets will definitely get you giggling.  Along with her Pinterest boards.  She writes about being a mommy to a toddler, being a working mom, fashion, makeup and DIY tips.


2. Share 7 things about yourself (here’s the Whatcha Might Not Know):


I just completed an online “workshop” called 31 Days to Build a Better Blog aka 31DBBB.  It was hosted over at the SITS Girls.  A great support website/community for bloggers.  That is how I met Jennifer.  We were in the same forum together.

Blogging Resources for Women

Through that workshop, I’ve done a few things to my blog (updated the Read! I Plead page) and have some other ideas that need to be implemented.

I talk way too much with my hands.  Even while on the phone.  My cubicle-mates hate me.

I love love LOVE cherry tomatoes…baggies of them.

I am also recently obsessed with Greek yogurt.  Preferably fruity flavors.

Through another blog challenge, I am currently anonymously reviewing someone’s blog while having my own reviewed secretly as well.  Can’t wait to get the feedback!

I cannot go to bed unless my kitchen island is completely cleared and wiped down.  However, the counter and the desk can have piles and piles and piles and piles…you get the picture.

3. Share 7 Blog Posts That Fit the Following Categories:

Most Beautiful: And the Garage Lights Were On…my post on love and marriage

Most Helpful: Recipe Blog…I get the most thanks from the recipes I post and then link over to the recipe blog

Most Popular: Top 10 Post on News & Blogs wins out by number of clicks with “Let Go of Jesus!” coming in at a close second

Most Controversial: The Nutmeg Posts without a doubt

Most Surprisingly Successful: Annual Day-You-Get-Dirty Day post about Lent

Most Underrated: Weighing on My Mind a good, but old post on weight issues

Most Pride Worthy: The In-Betweeners because I finally put it on paper and gave myself a new category

4. Nominate Share 7 other bloggers:

I am not going to hold any of the following to doing this activity.  Some of you may have already done this in the past…I did not recheck all of your archives!  I just want to share the following 7 blogs with my readers. 

Four Jedis: I just discovered Four Jedis not too long ago during the SITS 31DBBB.  So far, I like what I see/read.  She’s a corporate momma so I can’t wait to connect more with her. 

All Aboard My Train of Thought: If you aren’t yet following my BFF’s adoption story, do it!  Her last post was about GREAT news…

June & Bear: Her crafts, her pictures, her sense of style, her DIY fan-tabulous house projects, and those adorable littles…need I say more??

Chicken Noodle Gravy:  I noticed her commenting around the same neighborhoods I hang out in blogland so I headed over to her blog and I’m so glad I did.  She’s a great writer on many topics.

Healthy Tipping Point: This I stumbled upon (like, old school stumbled…not stumbleupon – ha!) due to my involvement with Girls on the Run.  I truly want Caitlin to come make breakfast, lunch and dinner for me every day.  Her food looks amazing to me.  I enjoy following her first pregnancy and remembering back to myself at that point in my life.  Such excitement!  I was really bummed to miss her speak locally last week.

Funky Polka Dot Giraffe: I have no idea how I came across this adorable crafty blog, but I love it!  She has great tutorials and recipes as well.

Seven Thirty Three: I first found Kim about a year ago upon recommendation of another blogger.  Kim updated my blog design last spring and I’m still in love.  However, she has many talents and a great blog herself.  Go there for crafts, tutorials, recipes, etc.


4 Responses to Whatcha Might Not Know…7×7 Blog Award

  1. Love reading your 7 favorite posts, and getting ready to check out your favorite blogs. I totally hear ya on the spotless kitchen, even if that makes some of the other places in the house remain messy. Thanks for the shout-out. I lOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!

  2. Glad I can make you laugh! You’ve got a wonderful blog and an absolutely beautiful family. It was my pleasure to recognize your blog with the 7×7! 🙂

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