Do you ever have one of those "blah" days and then all of a sudden something happens that turns it around?!? Well, my husband is out running errands with my son and I'm just home, hanging out with my daughter and decided to pull up my blog while my daughter is practicing walking with her cute little pink walker :) I was pleasantly surprised to see that Chrissy, from A Lil' Dash of Diva had left me a sweet message, letting me know that she had an award waiting for me at her blog. I don't say this enough, but I really appreciate everyone taking the time to look at my blog and for all of the comments that you guys leave! It really meant a lot to me that she thought enough of my blog to make mention of it and pass this award on to me. I, in turn, would like to pass it along to a handful of fellow bloggers! I really do love each and every one of your blogs for different reasons and I apologize that I've been so horrible about leaving comments lately--my computer has been SO slow and when I finally do have a chance to get online, it seems as if one (if not both) of my little rugrats distracts me before I have time to remember to comment! Please don't think it's because I don't care or enjoy your blogs!
Now, onto the awards...
1) Sarah at Delectable Dining--my dear sister who also is currently having a giveaway that I would encourage you all to check out! She is VERY talented (as is her friend, Christy, who is co-hosting this giveaway) and they are EACH giving away 9 hand painted, personalized Father's Day cookies. Trust me...they're very cute!
2) Heidi at Tried-and-True Cooking with Heidi--she's going through a rough time now and while this obviously won't take away her troubles, I was hoping it might cheer her up a bit :) I visit her blog regularly...she has great recipes that are typically easy and economical--two things I really appreciate!
3) Donna at My Tasty Treasures--talk about entertainment value! Her blog always keeps me intrigued--by both her recipes and her commentary! You're always in for a surprise when you visit Donna's blog!
4) Katy from Food for a Hungry Soul--I actually feel like an absolute jerk, because I just realized that I hadn't signed up to publicly follow her blog! I check it often, but she must think I'm the most rude person EVER! I love your blog, Katy and greatly appreciate the fact that you always take the time not only to comment, but to offer suggestions regarding my recipes!
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)