Thursday, February 17, 2011

Receiving and Giving Awards!

Not too long ago, Anna-Marie at Life's Adventures and Christine at Our Homeschool Reviews both awarded my blog the Versatile Blogger Award!  Congrats ladies on getting this award from another blogger and thanks for passing it on to me.  The "rules" of this award are to:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award

2. Answer 10 questions

3. Pass it along to 7 blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy

4. Leave your recipients a note, telling them about the award

So here are the 10 Questions with my answers in green:
1. Why did you create this blog?
I had admired others blogs for so long and had no idea how to blog and I didn't know how people found the time to blog!  Well, it was last summer when someone encouraged me to blog about all the birthday cakes I have decorated for my children.  So I officially entered the blogging world on June 20, 2010 with this post HERE and what a whole new world it's been!  Besides featuring my cakes I've decorated, I also enjoy blogging about homeschooling and meeting other homeschool moms from around the world!  I love that I can share my Catholic faith with bloggers also and blog about topics that matter the most to me and my family.

2. What kinds of blogs do you follow?
I follow mostly homeschooling blogs and blogs that inspire and encourage me.  I also enjoy following review blogs about books or educational products since I enjoy reading others opinions and deciding if the product would be a fit for our family.

3. Favorite make-up brand?
I have tried every make-up brand it seems like Mary Kay, BeautiControl, and store brands.  I don't have a preference (sorry MK and BC reps) really, although I enjoy using the facial cleansers from Mary Kay.

4. Favorite clothing brand? 
 My favorite clothing brand is anything that fits me from friends' and sister's closets and hand me downs or a thrift store.  My sister and mom will be the first to tell you that I don't "know" fashion.  I don't have time to browse through stores for clothes.  I really don't like shopping either as I always get overwhelmed not knowing what looks good together. 

5. Indispensable makeup product?
I like lip gloss and eye-liner.

6. Favorite color?
I don't have a favorite color, but I do like this shade of green that I am typing with since this color is similar to my bridesmaids dresses at my wedding.

7. Favorite perfume?
What's perfume?? :)

8. Favorite film?
I love The Sound of Music and I never get tired of watching it over and over again!

9. What country would you like to visit and why?
I would love to visit Rome and go back to where my husband and I honeymooned, St. John, Virgin Islands

10. Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or forget blush on one side of your face? mascara on one eye since I don't wear it that much anyway.

I also received these other 2 awards from Christine at Our Homeschool Reviews
Congrats Christine and thanks for passing these onto my blog!  Now I am passing all three awards, Versatile Blogger Award, Life is good, Stylish blogger Award  onto the following 7 blogs in no particular order:

Kayla at The Arrowood Zoo
Jen at Forever, For Always, No Matter What 
Tricia at Crunchy Catholic Momma
Dawn at A Mom's Everyday Life 
Lindsey at The Little Missionary Girl All Grown Up
AubrieAnne at Who's Your Editor? 
Melis at The Joys of Home Educating

It's always so fun to receive and give blog awards in blog world!

Please join Lynda, Anna-Marie and myself for February's No Ordinary Blog Hop (NOBH).  You can link up any or all your posts for the entire month of February.  The blogger with the most posts will be awarded a Star Blogger Award.  Click below for details!


Congrats on your award Tracy! :)

Voted for ya on the fence!

Thanks so much Heather and thanks for the vote :)

Mom2Seven said...

Tracy... you're so cute...loved your answers! You know I love the Sound of Music... I can't believe I don't own it by now! And, Italy... oh, it is my dream. My husband promises me as soon as I am ready to leave the littlest ones, he'll take me. Maybe in a few years! God bless!

Unknown said...

Great answers Tracy. You picked some really wonderful blogs to pass the awards to. Congratulations!

I hope you are having a blessed week. I voted for you. =)

Congratulations on your awards. I just joined up with your blog hop and am now following you. Am enjoying meeting so many new friends. Thanks for your hard work.


Congrats on all those awards Tracy:) I love the color green too:) I hope you do get a chance to go to Rome it is beautiful there. I have never been to the Caribbean so I will add it to my list:) Voted for you:)

Renee said...

I'm so glad you started blogging, Tracy! The blogosphere would not be the same without you.

Unknown said...

Stopping by to say hi and vote. It has been a busy week, and we are looking forward to a restful weekend. I hope you are too. Blessings to you and your family.

Hoe your Saturday is going well voted for you today:)

Unknown said...

I "hoe" things start to slow down a little for you Tracy. You are so special. I can't imagine what blogging would be like without your constant support, kind words, and your beautiful personality. I feel privileged to call you friend.

Have a wonderful and restful Sunday. I voted for you too. =) always!

Hi Annita!
I'm glad you enjoyed my answers! They were fun to write :) How about I'll give you my copy of SOMusic, if your husband will take my family to Rome? That sounds like an even trade doesn't it :) Ha! Ha! I hope you get to Italy soon and a copy of SOMusic! Thanks always for your visit and comments! It's nice to hear from you!

Hi Lynda!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for your visits and kind comments! I decided to leave Anna-Marie alone with this comment and not say I "hoe", ooh I just said it :) Thanks AM for being a good sport ;)

Hi Jacqui!
I'm so glad you found us at No Ordinary Blog Hop and joined the fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog, commenting and following! I hope you had a blessed weekend and nice to meet you in blog world!

Hi Anna-Marie,
Wow! I've been somewhere you haven't (yet). That's amazing :) I hope you get to visit the Caribbean! Thanks for your visits and votes!

Hi Tracy
Sorry I missed the hope spelling. :) My fingers don't type as fast as my brain works:) Hope you had a great weekend. I voted for you:)

Melissa N. said...

Hi Tracy - thank you so much for thinking of me with this great award. It was so sweet of you. I feel bad, but I it's really tough to accept these blog awrads, just the time it takes...but thank you for thinking of me! 8)

Hi Renee Ann!
Thanks for your kind comment and visit! It's been so fun to read your blog with all your great posts and book reviews! Hope you had a great weekend! :)

Hi Anna-Marie,
No problem about the misspelling :) It happens to me all the time! Hope you had a good weekend as well!

Hi Melissa!
I know what you mean as passing on awards are work and time consuming. It's great to be able to recognize your blog as "award winning" regardless of whether or not you can pass it on. Hope you had a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Tracy~thanks for the award!! I too am fashion challenged, but that's okay :) I always enjoy reading your blog, you do a great job, keep up the good work!!

Hi Jen,
You're welcome and it's great to know I'm not the only "fashioned challenged" momma in this world :) Thanks for your kind comments and I've enjoyed following your great blog as well!

Lindsey V said...

Thank you so much, Tracy, for giving me this award! I haven't stopped by sooner because I wanted to blog about it and give away the awards, but I have not yet been able to do that! BUT...I will soon...hopefully, today or tomorrow! I truly thank you for the blog love!

Dawn said...

Oh how sweet! Thank you for passing on the awards!
Shame on me for not blogging lately! I'll get back on track, I promise......

Thank you again so I have to think of whom I'm passing them onto. So much fun!

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