Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Stylish Blogger Award! My Very First Award! Wow!

I'm just tickled pink to have received my very first blog award! If you can't tell, I'm jumping up and down while doing a happy dance :) A huge thank you and big hug goes out to Jessica at My World Made By Hand for selecting lil' ole' me for this awesome award! Be sure to check out her blog. She has some pretty great stuff there.

There are rules to accepting this award and here they are:
  • Thank and link back to the person(s) who awarded you with this award.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Award 15 recently discovered bloggers.
  • Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

So, now that I have thanked Jessica at My World Made By Hand, I'll get on with the other items. 

A few things you may not know about me are:

1. I have been married to the most wonderful husband in the whole wide world for 8 years now. His name is Chris and he is the most kind, generous, and thoughtful man you'll ever meet (of course I'm a tad bias). He does an awesome job taking care of me, he is starting to become more romantic and even helps out with the cooking and cleaning! He is just too good to me!
2. I am an identical twin. We look pretty much the same except my sister is 2 inches taller than me. I love her to death and we have always been best friends. And to answer your question, we did switch with each other in school once. We ended up getting found out because both of us wrote the same name on our school work! We never did it again...we were good girls, not now but back then we were :)
3. I am a proud Mommy to our new puppy, Princess Abby. She is a Shichon, a Shih-Tzu/Bichon designer breed. We got Princess Abby to help me heal from the loss of my Golden Retriever, Precious who was my best friend that we lost almost 2 years ago. Princess Abby has helped me in ways I never thought possible and I am glad to say that I am beginning to heal. She gives me a bazillion kisses everyday which I love! She is 4 months old today and weighs 6 lbs now. She will only weigh 10-11 lbs when she is full grown which is the perfect size for me right now.
4. You may not know this but I suffer from depression as well as fibromyalgia. I have had both conditions for quite some time and am getting better each day but sometimes they keep me down in the dumps and that keeps me away from my blog and doing the things I enjoy. I hope y'all will be patient with me because of this.
5. You may not have guessed this but my favorite color is pink! Not that I have a ton of pink on my blog so I bet you wouldn't have known it :)

6. This last August for my birthday I decided to do a VersaSpa spray tan. It was the first time I had done the VersaSpa and if you don't know what it is I'll explain. It's a spray tanning unit that you get into and it sprays you 4 times. For each spray you have to do a specific position like facing the sprayer, turning to the right, turning to the left and with your back to the sprayer. So I jumped in the unit and when the voice guide told me to turn the the right, I didn't hear it clearly so I got sprayed on my front for 2 sprays! So I didn't get my back at all. Once it finished, I had to jump out buck naked to get the associate to reset the machine so I could get my back sprayed twice to match my front. Then when I stepped out, dripping with solution, I slipped and landed hard on my left heel. The mat wasn't where it should have been so I almost fell flat on my butt but caught myself before I could hit the floor. Turns out I actually BROKE MY HEEL! It's so embarrassing! Breaking my foot while doing a freakin' spray tan! Ya, Happy B-Day to me! I had to wear this huge cast for 8 weeks!
7. Lastly, I have a hard time coding my blog. My hubby helps out a lot because I just can't seem to understand the HTML code. So if my blog seems out of sorts its because I can't figure it out!
    Now that I've shared 7 things about me, it's time to get to the blogs that I would like to nominate for the Stylish Blogger Award. After much consideration, I have chosen these wonderful blogs:
    1. Thrifty and Frugal by Debbie
    2. Lavender Cove
    3. Welcome to the Good Life
    4. Day 2 Day Living
    5. Stella & Dot by Lynn Danchuk
    6. Thrifty Mama B
    7. Yesterday on Tuesday
    8. Survey Junkie
    9. The Makeup Divas
    10. The Frugal Free Gal
    11. All That Glitters Girly Fashion Trends
    12. Posh on a Budget
    13. Crystal Jigsaw
    14. Frugal Invitation
    15. Adventures in Estrogen
    These are all great blogs so be sure to check them out! I really hope they all accept this award from me!


      Kelly's Lucky You said...

      Following you back (on twitter), already a gfc follower!

      Home Ceo Mom said...

      Hey Misty! Happy Friday! I'm a new follower from Fun Follow Fridays! Be sure to check out my free Recipe For Success video series,
      and follow back on my blog, Have a great weekend! :)

      Emerald Meadow said...

      Hi, I'm a new follower! New to blogging in general. This is a lot fun, and I had no idea about this "blogging world!" :)

      Cherie at, Finding My Way.

      Susan W. said...

      Hello...Following you from Friday Blog Hop. I was going to 'like' you on FB as well...but I see your button is missing too :-(.

      Poetic Justice said...

      Congrats! I sent you one earlier today too. I hope you got it!!?

      Just made that way said...

      Congratulation on your award!

      I'm visiting from Boost My Blog and now following.

      I Would love you to visit me at

      Have a great weekend

      ohkeeka said...

      Congratulations on your award! :) Princess Abby is just ADORABLE! Aw, I want one.

      I'm a new follower from Fun Follow Friday. My blog is at in case you want to stop by!

      momgen said...

      A new follower from Follow me Friday...see you.

      You can visit here

      Kelly L said...

      Nice meeting you - I am a new follower.

      Happy Friday
      I've Become My Mother

      Anonymous said...

      I'm your newest hop follower ☺
      Have a wonderful weekend

      Anonymous said...

      i'm a new follower of your blog. your dog is adorable!! i've always thought it would be fun to have an identical twin. :)

      Anonymous said...

      Uh, I think everyone battles with depression, I'm glad you're getting a handle on yours. Congratulations on your award, you deserve it. This is a stylish blog. Hello! I'm here from the blog hop and your newest follower. Hope you'll come visit and follow my blog too. I'd like to be blogging friends. Thanks!

      Darcy said...

      Congrats :)

      New follower from Stalk Hop Friday

      ~Darcy @ Tales From the Nursery

      Amy said...

      Congrats on the blogging award! May there be many more to come! Thanks for joining us for Feed Me Friday. Hope you found some great blogs and come back next week. I'm now following and subscribing.

      shah wharton said...

      Well done on your award! Great to read a little bit about you too. And once more you have supported Weekend Creative Blog Hop over at - Which I greatly appreciate. ;) Shah. X

      Mrs. E said...

      Hi, I'm your new follower from the Saturday Stalk Remix. Nice blog. I don't think I would go back there again. Poorgirl!
      Visit me at and

      Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

      Congrats on the award! I'm a new follower from the Weekend Blog Hop. Nice to meet you!

      Wife on the Roller Coaster

      DP said...

      Congrats on the blogging award! And thanks for replying to my comment about the pink booties on my blog! I appreciate it! :-)

      Annie Dee said...

      congrats on the award!

      Anonymous said...

      Thanks for participating in "Stalk Hop Friday"! Next week's Follow Linky’s will be Feed Subscribe & GFC (w/ 2 linkys everyone has a chance to participate!), make sure you stop by and link up again!

      I'm following you on GFC with both my blog:

      Madame Deals said...

      Hi, I followed you on google friends from I hope you follow me back. Thanks : )

      Sarah said...

      Congratulations on your award! Your blog is awesome! I am your newest follower :)

      AmberFaith said...

      I'm a new follower! Found you from the blog hop!


      Liz said...

      Congrats on the award! Thanks for joining Feed Me Friday and following my blog. I am now subscribing to your email (already follow on gfc). Hope you'll link up again next week!

      Debbie Hewitt said...

      Misty, hey there girl!! sorr it's taken me a few days to respond. THANK YOU SO MUCH for giving my blogs the Stylish Blogger award!! yays!! It's Lavender Cove's FIRST award EVER!! ty!!

      Lady Estrogen said...

      Congrats... AND Thank you so much!! It's much appreciated when someone else acknowledges all the work that us bloggers do. lol
      Cuuute pup too :)

      Sara said...

      Your puppy is so cute. Big fuzzball

      I stumbled your post, mine is

      Kristin said...

      Congrats!! I'm stumbling from STT!

      My post is:

      Kristin :)
      Keenly Kristin

      Ourfamilyworld said...

      Congrats!! Reward for all your hard work!!

      Stumbled your post through STT.
      Have a great day

      Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...


      I stumbled you, my post is:

      Heather said...


      I stumbled your post. My post is here:

      Texas Type A Mom said...

      Congrats on your award!

      I Stumbled your post!
      I'd love if you Stumbled mine!

      Monica said...

      Congratulations on your award...that's quite a feat!!
      I’ve stumbled your post, would love it if you stumbled mine -

      Self Sagacity said...

      Congrats! hello, I stumbled your post. Here is my post. Thanks! Google Adword Advertising & Management

      saraH said...

      thank you so much for the award! your family is so cute including your puppy! so precious!

      Stella and Dot Independent Stylist said...

      WOW so honored!

      Anonymous said...

      Congratulations Misty! Receiving an award can be refreshing :D

      SLM said...

      I Stumbled your post, thanks.
      Here is mine:

      Day 2 Day Living said...

      Thanks for the award! I'll be doing my post soon.

      Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

      I stumbled. Please stumble mine: