Sunday, February 20, 2011

And now I'd like to thank all the little people.....

"You like me, you really like me!"

You may recognize that quote from Sally Fields as she accepted her Oscar...

That's how I feel right now! Karen from Karen's Ideas Galore at  just awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award. (She also came up with the whole Sally Fields 'You like me' thing, but I really liked it so I used it! It's funny, I think of that famous moment often when I read lovely comments from followers!

Thank You Karen! I think you're brilliant and am inspired by the ideas on your blog on a regular basis!

The rules say that I'm supposed to share seven things about myself with you...

Here goes...

1) In my past life I was a successful Real Estate Agent in 2 of the top offices and could negotiate with the best of them - even had my own team and a billboard! lol - I am technically still licensed, but not missing it at all (just the money- lol)

2) On more than one occasion my antics have been compared to "Lucy" - yes THE Lucy. I get an idea in my head and then go tearing around focused on my project that may, or may not- work out well.

3) I used to post only the things that worked out the way I thought they were supposed to thinking that I should at least APPEAR to know what I'm doing......

4) I now have changed my mind (also a trait I possess and use frequently) and enjoy sharing all the wacky things that sometimes go wrong along the way (it's very freeing)! See "How NOT to Bake a Cake" for an example.

5) It is my wacky sense of humor that gets me through and sometimes INTO trouble

6) I am certain that God shares my sense of humor- and if I'm wrong about this.... I'm in a world of trouble!

7) Mostly, I am a Christian wife and mother who believes whole heartedly that we are here for a purpose and that by loving others God will fullfill His purpose in our lives.

The next step is to pass this award on to 15 other bloggers that I've recently discovered.

I like Karen's idea (haven't you heard- she's full of them) to choose newer bloggers who I've been impressed with- These are not in any particular order of preference- I love them all- oh, and Young Adventures would be on my list, but Karen already picked her! so here they are:

1) Simplifying in the South-  - I love her sense of humor and her recipes aren't too shabby either! (She first got my attention with her "better than crack brownies")

2) Whoopsidaisy- - Tonya has a good sense of humor and gives her straight up point of view on daily life as a mother of four.

3) Toucan Scraps- - Lots of good scrapbooking and crafting tips and tutorials!

4) A Day in the Life- - love her homeschool stuff!

5) Twins Plus One (Three Times the Fun)- - Holly is a busy mom of 3 yr old twins, which run in my family- who then had another baby! She keeps a positive attitude and works full time!

6) Bad Mama Moments-  - Melissa has a funny and down to earth take on motherhood that I always enjoy!

7) Young Adventures - O.K. - I said I wouldn't use her cause she had been picked by Karen (Karen's Ideas Galore) but I just can't help myself ! Find her at

8) The Nut House- - Need I say more??? Great blog, fellow homeschooler!

9) Live Laugh Love to Cook- - check out the section on fun and healthy kids snacks!

10) The Scrappy Life of Mine- - Scrapbooking site!!! - and be sure to check out Card Cupids link from there if you make cards!

11) Totally Temberton- - Frugal homeschool mom!

12) There's More 2 Less-  - Woman after my own heart! Cute blog with fun family ideas and a great outlook!

13) Sunshine and Rainbows- - Great family blog-

14) PaperHoot-  - Love this scrapbook/ card making blog!!!

15) Masto Mama Chronicles- - It is rare for a blog to make me cry, but this one does- it also gives me hope and strengthens my own resolve in dealing with chronic illness. It will touch you and remind you to keep things in perspective!

Congrats ladies!

Here are the rules for accepting the award:

1.Thank and link back to the person (or people) who awarded you this award

2.Share 7 things about yourself

3.Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

4.Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award


Karen's Ideas Galore said...

I love the seven things (yours were better and more interesting than mine)! Can't wait to check out the blogs you recommend! Congrats!

Alicia The Snowflake said...

Congrats on your award! I've always wanted to be a real estate agent. I love looking at houses. House Hunters (esp the International one) is my favorite show on TV.

It was so nice to "meet" you. Thanks for stopping by my blog & being a new follower!

Holly Ann said...

Oh, wow! Thank you so much! I am beyond flattered. I really enjoy reading your blog and I'm so glad we've connected. :)

Melissa said...

Kelli - thank you so much!!! You've made my day :)

Young Adventures... said...

Kelli, I have really enjoyed getting to know you! Loved your seven things about yourself. Thanks so much for the award, it was so sweet and thoughtful of you! Have a beautiful afternoon.

Tonya said...

Awwww, shucks, Kelli! Thanks so much!

Leslie said...

No way. Thank you so much. Loved learning more about you :) I'll tag you in my "reply" post. Thanks again!!

Young Adventures... said...

I had to award you again Kelli!! :)

Janet said...

Kelli, I loved reading your prespective of you.I really enjoyed it!! made me LOL :o)
Thanks soooooo much for passing down this lovely award to me!! I am very thankful & grateful!!


Christine:) said...

Thank you so much for the award:) I also blog at

We are doing a month-long baby album blog hop in March if you'd like to join!