Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My First Blog Award!

My first blog award ever!
Thanks so much to Kimberly for the Honest Scrap Award! I’ve always seen blogs with awards lined up along the sides and now I actually know where they come from! I’m still very new to this blogging thing, and I still smile when I see that I’ve gained another follower! This online world is incredible. I feel so supported out here where people just like me are trying to do what they love. Kimberly was one of my first followers (and Kristi, too! – if Kimberly hadn’t of awarded you, I’d be sending this your way!), and there is a special place in my heart for the ones who took a chance on me first! So, thanks!!
I did some investigating on this Honest Scrap business, and here’s what I found.

The Honest Scrap Award Rules

  • Present the award to seven bloggers whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design or who have encouraged you.

  • Tell those seven people that you have given them the Honest Scrap Award.

  • Share ten honest things about yourself.

I'm going to take a little time in picking out people to pass them along to (most people I follow already have a ton of awards, so I have to research carefully!), but in the meantime, here are ten honest things about me!

1. There is a birth mark on the back of my head that grows the blondest hair you’ve ever seen.
2. I once thought about becoming a meteorologist – too much physics and math. Boo! I really just wanted to chase tornadoes. I guess I’ll settle for watching Storm Chasers on Discovery and eagerly anticipating this rumored TWISTER 2!
3. I used to coach figure skating until I transferred to Texas A&M Junior year. No ice rink in College Station, though they built one right before I graduated. While I miss skating, it did jack up my knee pretty bad. Lol.
4. I get a little TOO happy when I’m wearing a scarf that I knitted and someone comments on it.
5. Music was my first love, and I’ve been in several bands. My latest venture, Autumn Tree, is on again, off again, but we do still have a song up on Myspace. My friend, Lesleigh, and I wrote that song a couple of years ago, and that’s me on background vocals! I still listen to it sometimes and dream of touring the country, singing in little coffee houses and clubs.
6. Having said that, with nearly every project I write, I am usually inspired to write a song along the theme/emotions of the story as well. For my novel Between the Letters, I have almost half a song worth of lyrics that just poured out after writing the climax of the story. Part of me wants to finish and record the song to sell along with the book if I ever get it published! I know, I know. But if movies have soundtracks, why can’t books? Seriously.
7. I’m an only child and I’ve loved every minute of it. I was certainly never ignored, but I learned how to entertain myself. I really think that’s why I am the way I am. While I do enjoy a good gathering of friends, I love to be by myself, creating something – writing, painting, whatever.
8. I was also home schooled for a couple of years. I tend to believe this is why my mom and I have such a strong bond (people often ask if we’re sisters – yes she looks super young), and also why I have a strong love for reading. Thanks mom!
9. My allergy to grassy things gets worse every season.
10. And finally, I have the bestest hubby in the world. We met when we were 18, and I knew pretty quickly he was something important. We started officially dating when we were 20, engaged at 22, married at 23, and here we are with a house and two beautiful boxers! Josh is sweet, respectful, a great friend, and HANDY! Why hire someone to renovate when Josh is around? I am extremely blessed. :-)

That’s me in a nutshell. Thanks again to Kimberly for my first blog award ever!


  1. You're welcome! Clearly you deserve it way more than I do--researching the official award rules and all. I might have kind of cheated everyone out of 10 things about me, but it probably would have just put them to sleep, anyway. So maybe I spared them. : )

    Also, what is it about Texans and tornados. They are so fascinating and yet so terrifying at the same time. I've had many close encounters with large twisters in my days, yet I love storm season (as long as no one gets hurt and nothing gets torn up).

    And everytime the movie Twister is on, I have to watch it. My husband laughs at me, but I watch it anyway.

    Lastly. Are they really making a Twister 2??? I would be so happy to see that!

  2. our boxer died last year - i miss him :( thanks for stopping by!

  3. CONGRATS!!!! You will rack up a bunch of awards in no time. I just know it. Loved learning more about you too. I have an American Bully cuz I'm a sucker for the wrinkled sad face, so yay for boxers :)
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  4. Beautiful song! Maybe you should persue those dreams of touring the country. That song rocks!

  5. I love that song! It's beautiful and folksy, just like I like it!

  6. I'm an only kid as well - and yes, we tend to be creative and good at entertaining ourselves!

  7. I loved reading more about you! And I agree, I love the writing community online. Before I started blogging I had no idea that there was this much support to be had!