Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Award!!! and a little Hoot About Me

Thank you to Jennifer from The Craft Barn for picking ME for this award!!!  I am so glad you think that my little spot in cyberspace is "A Blog With Substance"!!!!
I loved taking the time to cruise through some of my favorite blogs and pick some that I think
have blogging substance. 
The rules for accepting this award are...
•Thank the blogger who awarded it to you.
•Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words.
•Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.

Here goes...
Again, Jennifer, thank you so much!  Check her out at The Craft Barn for some cute sewing patterns and freebies.

My 5 words...
Thought...tried...LOVED...blogged...Smile :0)

9 blogs with REAL substance...
Camille @ Mother Load-her photography is astounding!
Jennifer @ Piano Is Fun!-Such good motivation for students and parents alike
Ashley @ I'm Topsy Turvy-I love the cakes and LOVE that she shows us how
Bobbi @ This Little Book Blog-I love the little insights into her mind
Krysta @ These Are The Days-I am so captivated by her photos I forget to read what she has written
Tasha @ Creation Corner-Love the projects, photos, and the fabric that she uses
Jen @ My Delicious Ambiguity-a fabulous preschool resource 
CJ @ Pink Tea-Love the over-the-top parties, felt food, and hair bows
Ashley and Brittany @ Make It and Love It -'cause they make it and I LOVE it!

a couple newbies I think will turn out really fun...
Liz Taylor @ Project Naptime

Next, I decided to participate in

The deal is, you answer the following questions and get to know other fabulous bloggers out there.  Here I go...

1. What is your favorite restaurant?     Applebees!
Not necessarily because it is the best place ever, but because for years, and through all of my many moves across this wonderful country, my adorable friends have meet me there.  In the still of the night-while our babies slept, we laughed and cried there, sharing and gut spilling, telling the most appalling secrets.  Above is my favorite, the appetizer sampler.  If you come with me some time I will trick you into splitting this massive appetizer with me.  It offers way too much food, but I must get it due to my inability to make a single decision!  Only honey BBQ wings please!

2. What kind of music do you like?
I also love some strange independent artists....and with a tweenie in the house am becoming all the more excited about teenie-bopper pop, but we won't get into that now.

3. What do you watch on TV?
Tricky, since we don't get reception(with the whole DTV phenomenon) and I refuse to pay for cable.  We have a beloved ROKU box and Netflix.  I did just recently discover fancast, where you can watch just about any show out there.  A few favorites...
4. Do you enjoy reading and if so what kind of books do you read?
I love to read, but rarely stop what I am doing long enough to finish a book.  That is why my all time favorite thing is AUDIO BOOKS!!!  I LOVE them!  That is my idea of a perfect gift, for any occasion.  I love the following authors...

5. What is your favorite color?
I already told you this, but...
I love yellow.  It is such a happy color.  The sun is yellow, big bird is yellow-but that didn't turn out so well for me...never mind, lemonade is yellow, and then there are all those lovely flowers in the field-sunflowers, daisies, buttercups I mean daffodils.  I love the color.
I do have a friend that reminds me every time I mention the color that they actually have a shade they paint in prisons called "insane yellow."  She swears it has been proven to make you insane.  Maybe that is my problem. 

Happy Monday...wait... it's Tuesday!
Happy Tuesday!!!


  1. Congrats on your award! And love your discriptions! I love applebees to... never can go wrong there! Yellow is a fun color :)

  2. Oooooh, Chuck is one of my faves! Its got everything all rolled into one show. :) Visiting from Hoo Are You! Congrats on your award!

  3. Ok, Ive already read Twilight but the other 2 books look interesting! (Totally judging by the cover here. Haha)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Im following you via Hoo Are You

  4. Dangit, now I have the Psych theme song stuck in my head!! I Know! You know! I'm not telling the truth!! :D

  5. How neat that you and your friends share a restaurant that has special meaning! I also love the color yellow! Thanks for linking up to Hoo are you and congrats on your award!

  6. Hi! I'm a new follower from Hoo Are You. Love the story about Applebee's ... it's often the people more than the place!

    I watched (2) episodes of King of Queens today and they still make me laugh!

  7. Thank you for the award!! You are seriously so nice. I loved reading your Hoo are you. You have me want to check out some of those shows and reading some of those books. I am heading over to Fancast to check that out too!! It is fun getting to know bloggers. Thank you again for the award and nice comments. It has made my day. Happiness to you!

  8. vanessa, you made my day with the flattering award and kind praise for my photography, thank you so much!

  9. Congrats on your award and thanks so much for thinking of me and passing it on. I really appreciate it and so very honored. This is my first award of its kind and it is soo exciting. Thanks again and have a great weekend!

  10. Hi Vanessa, nice to meet you. I'm visiting from Hoo Are You?


  11. Thanks for the award! I'm a little out of it on medication for my broken wrist right now. But once I get back to normal I'll come up with my 5 words and 10 bloggers! Thank you so much~

  12. Thanks so much for the award! It is my first and I will always remember this one!I'm a little slow here, life is busy but I'm in the process of posting my words and blogs.


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