Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Adorable Blog Award

I'm always so flattered when other bloggers give me awards. When I first started this blog in 2009 I received some blog awards and I never could figure out how to post the pictures back up here...I decided that I would try to learn this morning and VOILA!!

So THANK YOU Hilary! You can follow Hilary over at
I love her blog!

The Rules:

Thank the person who gave you the award with a link to their blog.
Tell us 10 things about yourself.
Nominate other bloggers and let them know about the award.

Ten Things About Me:

1) I love Paris. I have been there 3 times in the last 8 years. My cat is named Paris.
2) Musicals are great! Showboat is my favorite. It's old, but I LOVE IT!
3) I once was hit on by an Amish man in Pennsylvania on the bus going to Walmart.
4) I've been married for almost 8 years.
5) My dog is named Fenway after the Boston Red Sox.
6) I grew up in Rhode Island, lived in Massachusetts for 3 years, in Pennsylvania for 4 years and now have lived in Chicagoland for almost 4 years.
7) I majored in History and got my degree when I was 32.
8) I am fascinated by the Black Death (plague)
9) I did not learn to drive until I was 25
10) Most of my favorite foods are fruits. Bananas, Fresh Pineapple, Strawberries

Now to nominate some other bloggers.
- I love Leah's blog. She has lost about 50 lbs, has run a 5K and is just all around inspiring
- Amanda just recently started her blog, so kudos to her! She's about 2 months or so into her journey and I'm glad to be following her along!
- I'd be surprised if Melissa hasn't already gotten this award a billion times because she and her blog ARE adorable. Melissa is working hard to battle weight AND insulin resistance and she loves and works in theater! (See my number 2) LOVE her blog!

I really get so much inspiration and encouragement from my fellow bloggers. Thank you so much for reading me and commenting. It helps me more than you could ever know!


  1. You beat me to the punch :) I was just about to let you know! hehe..

  2. Where is PA have you lived?? I like the Amish-man story too!

  3. In Lancaster (in the downtown area)

  4. Jodie thanks for the award..You're so sweet!! I'll try and get to it before Friday.

    Also, I lived in Lancaster for fours years as a little girl. Loved all my memories of it. :) Small world....

  5. Love it! I have never heard of blog awards! I love the blog community/support! How fun!

  6. I've always wanted to visit Paris! I've seen pictures of people's vacations before but I'm sure pictures don't even do it justice. Maybe someday I'll get there. I'm with you on the fruits - fresh pineapple rocks. Love your dogs name :-) This post was great - I like to 'get to know' the bloggers I follow on a more personal level so things like this always give me that little glimpse into their 'personal lives' :-)