Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thank you for the recognition!

Awarded Feb. 11, 2011

I am honored to have won the "Stylish Blogger Award". It was passed on to me from Janice at

Update: At the same time that Janice passed this super-award to me, Amanda at did too.  Thank you for such sweetness, Amanda -- and I do appreciate the double-recognition!  I sure hope this doesn't mean I need to tell you another 8 interesting things about me, because that would be B-O-R-I-N-G!  LOL!

Here is the "rub" with this award. I am to link back (above) to the site that gave me this award; tell you 8 things that you may not have known about me previously; and also, pass this award on to 8 bloggers whose work I admire. 

Without further ado, here are those 8 things about me:

1. I just became a grandmother in December 2010. Darling Charlotte Grace is a true delight!

2. I met my husband, John, on-line WAY before it became popular ... even before there were on-line dating services, E-Bay, or Google.  We met in 1994 via the Prodigy bulletin board service.  We married 5 years later, a second (last!) marriage for each of us.

3. Years ago, I swam competitively. My specialty stroke was butterfly.

 4.  I was born in the middle of a hurricane -- and life has been a whirlwind since!

5. I dye my hair brown so it looks blonde. No bleach/peroxide needed. Go figure!

6. Twenty-five years ago, I had to have the lower half of my face removed. 300 stitches later, I don't think you can see any scars. Talk about "Extreme Face Makeover!!" 

7. I am an elected official in my township (population: 35,000) ... and won in a landslide in 2007. 

8. I aspire to one day write the Great American Novel. 

Now, for the bloggers I've recently discovered and enjoy, to whom I am passing on this award (in no particular order):

1. Ashley at
2. Brynn at
3. Sarah at
4. Sue at
5. Kacee at
6. Shawn at
7. Erika at
8. Corri at

Ladies, please claim your award, and pay it forward!
Make it a Crafty Day.


Amanda said...

Haha! I was just coming here to tell you that I was sharing this award with you as well!! Enjoy your double award!

Shawn Mosch said...

Thank you for passing the award on to me! I will be posting the award later on my site.

Sarah said...

Thank you Ellen you are so kind. I am so honored. Can't wait for the next hop!!