Monday, July 1, 2013

My Very First Awards!

I have been nominated for my very first awards!  Roy & Shefali from Following Roy nominated me last week.  It made my day!  Thank you, Roy & Shefali!

Super Sweet Blogging Award Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.  Thank you, Roy & Shefali!  Visit their blog here.
2. Include the award image on your blog.
3. Nominate and notify a baker’s dozen sweet blogs for this award.   They are all listed at the end of the post :)
4. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions:

Cookies or Cake?  Cookies if I had to pick, but I of course love both!  My favorite cookies are chocolate chip cookies, and my favorite person to make them with is my three year old nephew, Reid.

Vanilla or Chocolate?  Chocolate!  I love all things chocolate: cookies, cake, and especially brownies!

What is your favorite sweet treat?  I love trying new recipes.  One of my new favorites (I have a ton of them!) is peanut butter brownies with milk chocolate chips from Bakerella.

When do you crave sweet things the most?  It is a bit embarrassing to admit it, but all of the time!  I will absolutely never pass up dessert.

If you had a sweet name, what would it be?  It would have to be Brownie in honor of my chocolate lab, Cooper :)

Versatile Blogger Rules:
1. Add The Versatile Blogger award photo on a blog post. 
2. Thank the person who presented you with the award and link back to him or her in your post. Thank you, Roy & Shefali!  Visit their blog here.
3. Pass the award along to 15 favorite bloggers. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.  I used the same 13 from the Sweet Blogger Award :)
4. Share Seven Things About Yourself:  Since everyone already knows I am a crazy dog lady, I will do seven non dog related things.

1.  I am Hoosier!  I was raised in Southeastern Indiana, and I miss it so very much.  It is a beautiful part of the state.  I only recently moved away from Indiana in 2009 to be with my husband, who is in the Navy.

2.  I graduated from Purdue University in 2008 with a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

3.  I am the youngest of three.  I have a brother five years my senior and a sister three years my senior.

4.  My husband proposed to me in Hawaii while he was stationed there.  I was visiting him for a week for my birthday.  It was a great vacation!

5.  I am an avid Pinterest user.  I absolutely love to try new recipes.  I even made my own homemade cookbook from recipes I have found and enjoyed.  

6.  I love to sew.  I just wish I had more time to do it!  I make my own curtains and pillows.  My next project is to cover some old couch cushions with some fabric for custom dog beds.  (Sorry!  I threw one dog related thing in there!)

7.  My first car was a Pontiac Sunfire.  I drove it for 11 years until I ran it into a ditch.  It was snowing in North Carolina.  I should have known better!
Here are my nominees:

A Husky Life

ACD 6 Pack

Adventures of a Dog Mom

And Foster Makes Five

Dog Blessed @ Silverwalk

Leash Free Living

Loy Turns 60

Peace, Love, & Fostering

Sugar the Golden Retriever

TAGS Tails

Temporary Home: Permanent Love

Terrier Torrent

The Online Canine


  1. Thank you so very much for nominating Gizmo today...He and I both love getting awards ... they give us the warm fuzzies...Great to learn a bit more about you and those brownies sound totally YUM! so where do I find you on Pinterest?

    1. Pee Ess...You linked to my old blog site, before I went self hosted...The actual link to the current blog is

      No worries!

    2. You are more than welcome! I love your blog! I will update that link right away. Super sorry about that!

      My Pinterest link is

      I love recipes! If you would like, I can email you the ones I have found, liked, and typed up on Microsoft Word. You don't have to, but you are welcome to them if you want :) And those brownies are delicious!!!

  2. Thanks sweetie for nominating me!!!!! I will put it up on my blog this week!!! I crave sweets all the time too! I have to admit the question number one and two in the first Super Sweet Blogging Award was pretty tough! It's hard to choose from cookies and cake, or vanilla and chocolate! Because I want them all!

    1. You are very welcome! It was very hard for me to pick, too! I love all sweets :)

  3. Congrats on the awards and thank you for sharing the love with us, that is so sweet of you! Check out my awards page to see where I've added them!

    1. Thank you, Emily! And you are very welcome! Your blog is awesome and your kids are adorable :)

  4. Congratulations on the awards and thank you so very much for nominating us, Laura! We are very flattered!

    1. Thank you! You are very welcome! I love reading your blog :)

  5. Congrats on your award and for stopping by Slimdoggy.

  6. Peanut butter cookies! I haven't tried them but I'm sure they are yummm. Maybe I should get the recipe from you.


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