Do you have any idea how blessed I feel to have so many wonderful new friends? SUPER DUPER BLESSED! (Oh, good grief, I sound like such a nerd. I must confess, I am one.)

From the bottom of my heart, these lovely awards mean so very much to me. That you guys would take the time to include me just gives me the warm fuzzies. I appreciate you all so very, very much!!!

One thing you guys probably know about me is that I’m terrible at following the rules. So, this post might not meet all of the requirements, but here they are for those that I’m sending the awards to:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their site.
  2. Nominate other people (you choose how many–whatever makes you happy.)
  3. Write some bad ass things about yourself.

I think those are all the rules and I probably screwed them up, but here goes!

Just so ya know, I nominate all kinds of people. Sometimes, I even disagree with what they have to say. But that is the great thing about blogging is that everyone has a voice. I simply love that!! 🙂

Here are the amazing blessings given to me in the last couple of days by some seriously incredible people who you should immediately follow and love like I do:

The Sunshine Blogger Award, by Drawing Room Days and Getting Naked Behind the Wall and SwittersB & Fly Fishing and TimZauto   (HOLY SHIT! You guys are making me blush!)

I would like to nominate these kick ass peeps:

The Versatile Blogger Award, by Photography + Science = Chanel

Yep, you guys are getting nominated too:

  1. All Things Boys
  2. The Brabble Rabble
  3. Simply Eclectic

The Kreative Blogger Award, by shreyandpixlar


The Reader Appreciation Award, by kyllingsara

Nope, you can’t escape me either:

  1. amateuraficionado
  2. Love and Lunchmeat
  3. Memoirs of an Evil Stepmom

All of these awards mean so very much to me. I really cannot express my gratitude to all of you for being so kind. I hope that all of you stop by and follow their blogs as you will find some incredible people there with great stories and much to share.

Since I always let it all hang out anyway, none of this stuff will likely surprise you, but I stole 10 questions from Getting Naked Behind the Wall‘s award blog and thought I’d spill my guts with these. Here goes!

  1. What is a favorite childhood memory? Well, if you read my recent post about drinking out of and bathing with my mom’s old douche bag, you already know my favorite (horrible!) childhood memory!
  2. What is a real fear you have? Falling and either breaking all of my teeth or landing on something with my eye. EWWWWW!!!!
  3. How would you describe yourself? Happy. In love. Content. Kind. Occasionally funny. A doofus.
  4. What Countries have you lived in? USA
  5. What is your style? Jammie pants and tank tops.
  6. What is your favorite breakfast food? How much time to you have? Chocolate chip pancakes. BACON! A good omelet. HASHBROWNS!! BACON! Oh, already said that one.
  7. What are some of your hobbies? Reading, writing books, photography, playing with teddy bears and furries (I know…I know…) hanging out with the hubby.
  8. If you could tell people anything, what would be the most important thing to say? I have a few here, so get comfortable!
    1. Don’t worry about 5 or 10 extra pounds. When you die will people say, “Wow, their death would be so sad if only they’d been 8 pounds thinner.” ??? No. Then don’t let those couple of pounds ruin enjoying your life.
    2. Being judgmental sucks. So quit it if you are. Allowing people to be who they are is freeing to both them AND you.
    3. Learn how to say, “No.” Best 2 letter word on earth.
  9. What is one of your passions? Helping people find greater love in their relationships.
  10. What is the one truth you have learned? I will always play with teddy bears. No matter my age. 😉

Thank you again, so very, very much for the amazing awards. My heart is officially warmed!!! Love you guys!!!

LOOK MA!! I won me a prize! Look! Look!

You guys are gonna make me cry!!!! Seriously, all this sweetness is simply wonderful. Especially, since I just run off at the mouth so much. To know you guys enjoy it thrills me to the bottom of my incredibly wide Flintstone feet. 🙂

I am so blessed to have been awarded the Sisterhood of the World Blogger award!! Sweet!!! HUGE thanks to the wonderful thesubterraneanworld who has both wonderful poetry but also posts the prettiest pictures!  Her blog is wonderfully varied and amazing and everyone should check it out. THANK YOU!!! 🙂

So, here are the 7 things about me that you may not know (though I tend to spill it all anyway!):

  1. I wear a necklace everyday that contains the dried petals of the first flower my hubby ever gave me (on Thanksgiving 2007)
  2. I just bought a double sized Snickers, stuck it in the fridge and plan on scraping all the chocolate off of it first (with my teeth of course) then eating the center of it. Yum!
  3. I currently have 7 teddy bears surrounding me on the sofa.
  4. My chicken just started laying eggs this week. Woo hoo!
  5. I’m going to put soft lights under my sofa and tv stand for nice ambient lighting.
  6. My birthday is next week!
  7. The toenail on my big toe on my left foot is all weird and narrow because I had to get surgery on it when I was 19. OUCH! If you ever have to identify me in the morgue, just look at my toe.

Alright, time to get to the good stuff! Here are my nominations (I guess I have to stick with chicks, right? Does a boy want a Sisterhood award?)


Thanks again, thesubterraneanworld, for the kind award. My heart’s just all filled up now. 🙂


The Beautiful Blogger Award is in my Greedy Little Paws!

Thank you so very, very much, Preety92 for sending me this award. You have warmed my heart with your kindness and I appreciate how incredibly thoughtful you are!! What a lovely surprise, sweet girl.  Thank you again, Preety92, for nominating me for this award!

I’m so happy and delighted that I’ve been able to meet so many incredible people on WordPress. Every day you all say things that crack me up and make me pass out laughing. Or touch my heart and make me have an immediate case of the sniffles. Or, occasionally even make me a bit peeved (which is okay because a little feisty is never a bad thing!)

The nominated recipients are asked to:

  • Thank and Link-back to your nominator
  • Nominate 7, 6, or fewer (or more) other blogs that you enjoy to receive this award as well
  • Post a comment on each of your nominees blogs with a link to your page for the details
  • Paste the Award image somewhere on your blog, if so desired
  • And, continue blogging all your beautiful thoughts, suggestions, and musings. More readers are coming!

Here are my nominees:

I hope everyone has a spectacular weekend. If you are in the US, I hope you have a great holiday weekend.

Much love to all of you (especially preety92 today for her sweet nomination!)

Holy Cow Batman! I won the Versatile Blogger Award! Woo hoo!

HOLY COW!!! You guys never cease to amaze me with your kindness and thoughtfulness. I’m soooo happy I joined WordPress and met all of you!

I am delighted to have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. This is just such a lovely surprise. And quite honestly, it’s so nice to know that my trucker mouth and sassy self don’t drive you all away from my blog!!! 🙂

The rules of the award are simple:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Next, select 10 to 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those 10 to 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

I would like to share my heartfelt thanks with readncook for giving me this award. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that anyone even reads my blog, much less enjoys it enough to give me such a wonderful award. Thank you so very much! It’s especially meaningful because readncook is a teacher and I used to be one too, so we share many similar experiences. If you haven’t checked out readncook’s blog yet, please do. She’s great!

In the tradition of passing along wonderful things, here is my list of nominees for the Versatile blogger award in no particular order; they are all great reads and represent a variety of perspectives (some of these people are mouthy as hell, which is why I love them so dearly!):













Go! Go follow all of these people now. They are all wonderful in their own unique way. 🙂

Seven things about me (like I haven’t already told you guys everything there is to know!):

  1. I have about 300 teddy bears and they all have names and partners!
  2. I have two tattoos, though I’ll never tell where they are or what they are of. Well, I guess I should never say never. 🙂
  3. I met my wonderful, deliriously sweet hubby online!! Best day of my life.
  4. I have Flintstone feet. If you look at the cover of my Intimacy book you can see them. They are essentially square.
  5. Armageddon is one of my favorite trash Saturday afternoon movies.
  6. I dream of living in Hello Kitty Land.
  7. I have now shared enough about myself online to give fodder to any stalker out there.

Again, thank you sooooooooo much! This means so dang much to me. 🙂

Very Inspiring Blogger Award (Woo Hoo!)

Inspiring Blogger Award

Well, tickle me pink! Thanks so much, Zen and the Art of Borderline Maintenance! I feel so very honored and blessed that you put me in league with other Inspiring Blogger Award recipients. This is just wonderful. Especially coming from you. Your posts always make me smile as they are written in such an approachable and human way. It’s always a pleasure reading your words and so it’s even more special that you would give me the Inspiring Blogger Award.

As for fulfilling my responsibilities regarding the award, I’m delighted to tell you 7 things about myself and pass on the nomination to 7 other bloggers.

7 things about me:

  1. I’m a relationship book author who loves nothing more than helping people have happy relationships full of love and nookie!
  2. I have 2 kitties, a hamster and 2 chickens (yes, you read that right!)
  3. My husband is the sunshine of my life.
  4. I’m new to blogging so all of the feedback you guys give me means a ton.
  5. I used to be a high school English teacher.
  6. I’m a featured author on
  7. Sometimes I feel like I’m going to run out of things to say, then I wake up and start running off at the mouth (keyboard) all over again!

7 bloggers that I nominate:


Thanks again for giving me the Inspiring Blogger Award and I hope that all of you check out the bloggers I’ve listed above as well as Zen and the Art of Borderline Maintenance. Have a great weekend!