Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blogging Awards

Last week, Mgudlewski gave me two awards, and this week I am happy to pass them on!

Thank you so much!  I am truly flattered!  

In receiving the awards, you're asked to tell seven random things about yourself, then give the awards to five deserving bloggers and let them know.

Here are seven random things about me:

1.  I am far better at Ping Pong than Basketball, though I enjoy both.

2.  I have visited all the western states (United States), but none of the Eastern, unless you count Minnesota and Louisiana.  

3.  I like to get a necklace when I travel to a new country.  One of my favorites is an opal my husband bought me from Lightning Ridge in Australia.  We were just friends when we traveled there with a study abroad group from college, but he bought it with the intention of giving it to his future wife.  About two years later he gave it to me.  We're still best friends, and I think he is the most handsome, romantic, creative man on Earth!

4.  I absolutely love Butterscotch Cookies.  I have a fabulous recipe for Butterscotch Bars that uses wheat flour and butterscotch chips and brown sugar.  Mmmmm....I might need to go get one right now!

5.  I enjoy mowing our lawn.  I especially enjoy it if I have time to trim the edges.  

6.  I want to learn to play the guitar and speak Spanish.

7.  Today I climbed a mountain, did some dishes, played at a park, ate some oatmeal, and read most of The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.  The Lightning Thief came highly recommended by a 14-year old whose opinion I value.

Now I'll pass the awards on to some bloggers I like.  While I could easily share over a dozen, the rules say only five!  These five are wonderful ladies, and I truly enjoy reading their posts!  



AllMyPosts said...


Keep winning laurels in future too!!!

with warm regards
Another Author

mgudlewski said...

I like your seven random things, Carla. Come on out East sometime and visit! :)

Jessie Oliveros said...

Thanks for the award! I wish I had the idea to collect necklaces from other know, before I had kids and could actually travel to other countries. Anyway, the necklace story is VERY romantic:)

Corey Schwartz said...

Minnesota is so NOT an eastern state. ha!

Kenda said...

Carla, thanks so much for thinking of me and passing along the award. A fun surprise for the day :-) Love the necklace story, too. I bet that particular necklace is your favorite!

Julie Hedlund said...

I absolutely LOVE #3! Thanks so much for the award too.

I'm very curious why you have never been to an Eastern State. Perhaps there is a story there? :-)

Julie Hedlund said...

P.S. I'm so glad I found your blog, and I just subscribed and added you to my blogroll. Cheers!

Laura Marcella said...

Congrats on your well-deserved awards, Carla! And thanks for much for passing them on to me. I enjoy your blog very much, too!

That story about the necklace and your husband is so sweet!

Carla said...

Thanks, AllMyPosts!

Mgudlewski, I really want to come out East! We live in Houston now, so it's not quite as far as when I lived in California...or Utah or Arizona!

Jessie, I haven't traveled outside the country since we've had kids either! I'm pretty sure it will happen again, though!

Haha, Corey! Now, if you draw a line right down the middle of the country, Minnesota is on the right hand side... ;)

Yeah, Kenda, I really like that one!

Julie, I'm so glad you like the blog! There must be a dozen stories why the Eastern states haven't made it to my travel lists...yet!

Thanks, Laura! I love that story too!


Tiffany Dominguez said...

Thank you for reading my blog and giving me an award. Wow, it's my first! I just post and never bother to do any publicity and randomly hope peopel will read :). Thanks again! Tiffany

Misha said...

Wow, your husband is so romantic!

I love ping pong, although I prefer table tennis (I'm killer with a paddle).

Congrats on the award!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the awards.

That's cool about the necklaces and cookies.

Have a great weekend.

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